SO/ Berlin Das Stue
Drakestraße 1, 10787 Berlin, Germany
| +49 30 3117220
Photo courtesy of Das Stue
SO Berlin Das StueSO Berlin Das Stue’s Viktor&Rolf-designed staff uniforms and enviable location, in the quietly upscale embassy quarter on the edge of the sprawling Tiergarten Park, are only part of its appeal. Occupying a graceful, gray-stone 1930s building that once housed the Danish embassy, the hotel features soothing, sophisticated interiors by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, who decorated the public areas with animal sculptures—a reference to the neighboring zoo—and colorful, comfortable furnishings. Two original travertine staircases lead up to the 78 rooms and suites, which offer a blend of conventional modern conveniences (rain showers, HD entertainment systems, and iMacs in each room) and considered design touches (black-and-white fashion photographs, hardwood floors, sliding walls, handleless cupboards), plus views of either the park or the zoo. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s glamorous work and relaxation areas—some with libraries of books on art and design, fashion, and architecture—as well as a spa offering holistic Suzanne Kauffman treatments, and a fitness center with an indoor swimming pool and Finnish sauna. Indulging options include a chic bar serving light bites (and live music every other Friday), The Casual & Terrace serving all-day shareable plates both indoors and out, and the Michelin-starred, Mediterranean-accented Cinco from chef Paco Perez. A newer wing, designed by Axthelm Architects, features rooms with more direct views of the zoo—which hotel guests can also access in person via the terrace’s exclusive private entrance.
over 4 years ago
SO/ Berlin Das Stue: Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Berlin
The name Das Stue means “living room” in Danish, and the term captures the feeling evoked by the Stue Bar. The room overlooks the zoo and has whimsical armchairs adorned with leather hippos.