In the Tiergarten park, next to the Berlin Zoo, Das Stue, a Danish salon, is a sophisticated urban retreat. Set in a 1930s building, which was originally the Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin, this surprising boutique hotel provides a blessed calm amid lush greenery. Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has given a refined and elegant look to the luxurious interiors. The 78 rooms have breath-taking views of the zoo, and animals are everywhere in the decor: a leather rhinoceros, wire monkeys, and a crocodile skull in the lobby. Choose a room on the second floor, Le Bel Etage, and sleep in the old elegant reception rooms of the embassy. In his Michelin-starred restaurant, 5-Cinco by Paco Pérez, the Catalan chef Pérez proposes pioneering Mediterranean cuisine with nods to German gastronomy. The spacious Susanne Kaufmann Spa is a great place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing, and you can also dive into the 14-metre indoor swimming pool, or relax in the Finnish sauna.
+49 30 3117220
Rooms: from 225 EUR