While in Berlin, (remember I visited because I wanted to move there, but then started thinking about getting my dogs overseas, insurance etc.?) I had the pleasure of staying at 25 Hours Bikini Berlin Hotel and it was hands down one of my favorite hotel experiences ever! If you’re design-obsessed or a nature-lover with wanderlust, this hotel is right up your alley. 

Bikini Berlin is an ultra-modern, hybrid of nature and culture, wrapped into a giant shopping center. This urban hub is both an oasis and social gathering spot. It’s nestled among the Berlin Zoo, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, high-rises, an aquarium, and the famous Tiergarten Park. Bikini Berlin is home to the world’s first concept shopping mall, complete with boutiques, gastropubs, and modular pop-up boxes. The shops are super chic, and the dining options are the farthest thing from “mall food court” imaginable. Office spaces fill the top floors, but the green rooftop terrace is open to everyone, and offers sweeping views of the capital and the zoo below. 

The zoo, constructed in the 50’s, really is central to everything built afterward, and this is definitely reflected in the theme of the 25hours Hotel on site (though I can’t imagine having only 25 hours to enjoy this awesome space). Jungle rooms overlook the monkey and elephant habitats of the zoo, while Urban rooms overlook the city. All of the rooms are sleek, contemporary, and have an edgy, industrial feel, but with bamboo finishes, live plants incorporated into the décor, and massive windows letting the outside in, they’re the perfect amalgamation the two worlds. Some of the rooms are cozy, with twin beds and bay windows. Others are the size of a large studio apartment, boasting rain showers and soaking tubs. Some even have hammocks hanging at the floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views! Sigh

Housed within is one of the coolest restaurants ever: Neni. A self-proclaimed “culinary mosaic of Persian, Russian, Arabic, Morrocan, Isreali, Turkish, Spanish, German, and Austrian influences,” this restaurant allows guests to sample a little of everything with its Haya Molcho concept. Pots and pans are taken directly from the kitchen to your table.

For bar food and cocktails with a view, stop by Monkey Bar. Head to the top floor after dark, and choose from international drinks and fine wines, as a DJ or live music plays.

The scent of freshly baked bread and pastries throughout the entire hotel is thanks to Woodfire Bakery on the third floor. Equipped with a wood-fire oven, this cozy yet modern café serves interesting coffees supplied by local roasters, as well as fluffy brioches, hand-churned butter, organic cream cheese, and homemade jams. (Hungry yet?)

Stop into the Jungle sauna to relax in total serenity after a busy day. The dry sauna has is really peaceful, with stunning views of the zoo.

25hours is well equipped for business, too, with iMac workstations, professional conference rooms, and a unique lounge-meets-work-lab space (which is exactly what it sounds like: sofas intermingled with desks and, of course, a DJ in the corner).

Getting around is easy (not that you’ll need or want to leave), thanks to bike and MINI rentals! If you’re heading to Berlin soon, I definitely recommend staying at 25 Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

A big thank you to 25 Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin and the Visit Berlin tourism board!

  • Jackie Sagdiyev

    the design the aesthetics, the rooms, the light, the chaos. Ah i loved it, i should be travelling to berlin within the next year! so i will try and check this out!

  • Oh wow, this hotel looks amazing! If I’m ever in Berlin, I’ll be sure to look into staying here! xo

  • This hotel looks rather eclectic and sounds like an AMAZING experience. Anywhere that has fresh baked bread in-house is a place I will happily stay!

  • Such amazing photos. I need to check this spot out sometime!

  • Wow these photos are so stunning! Sounds amazing too!

  • Ashley McClellan Houston

    This looks like such an amazing time! What a great place

  • This space is so incredible!! I am moving it right to the top of our travel bucket list! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  • This is going straight on my travel wishlist! I’m literally dreaming of being in that hammock right now

  • Berlin looks absolutely amazing from this hotel! Definitely want to visit sometime.

  • Ashley Hargrove

    I’ve always wanted to visit Berlin! Looks like such a fun hotel!

  • Jumping on the next flight to Berlin!

  • I’m going to Germany this month!! This pace looks amazing!

  • what a fun hotel!! i need to go!

  • This looks absolutely incredible!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

  • WOW is pretty much all I can say! What an amazing concept to have all these facilities and attractions available all outside your door! I think those hammocks look amazing and I would love to visit Berlin; it is actually on my list of places to go and I will definitely be bearing this hotel in mind.

  • Sarah Tucker

    that’s a gorgeous place to stay! i love berlin!!

  • Amanda Nicole Hughes

    Very industrial, but very cool too!

  • Ellie Chan

    Oh wow what a truly unique sounding experience. This hotel looks and sounds amazing. So glad you had a great stay.

  • That is one of the coolest places ever! I love the hammocks!
    Xo Rachel

  • What an awesome spot! I hope to make it to Berlin one day!

  • Tania Cascilla

    What a spectacular decor, sounds like you had an amazing time!

  • This post just made me want to visit Berlin! The hotel looks so cool.

  • This looks so amazing!

  • Loving the industrial/boho vibes. I can’t believe it’s equipped with Mac workstations!

  • Ashley Zeal

    I love how modern it is! Looks so cool!

  • francesca

    OMG that place really is the epitome of cool!!! I would love to stay there, I have so many travel wishes!! I always love your blog photos too!!

  • tayloraube

    This hotel is very urban and so modern – what a cool space?! Awesome post babe 🙂

  • Kassy Sanchez

    This place looks ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. I’m a designer and I’m drooling!

  • jcrewismyfavstore

    This hotel looks amazing!!!!! Your pictures are fabulous!

  • Jessica Jacobowitz Weinberg

    Have not been to Berlin in the longest time but I love the modern look of this hotel!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

  • omg i absolutely love the look of this hotel! wish i had known about it when i went a few years ago. i need to visit berlin again actually. couldnt go to all of the places on my list

  • Angela Milnes

    This looks like a perfect Hotel and i love to go in this kind of place looks modern and I’m sure my hubby would love to go there too.

  • Melanie

    What a crazy cool place. Love those hammocks ideal to chill out and relax in :)x

  • Deepa Malhotra Gandhi

    Wow..this looks so cool. This is very different and very modern. I liked the whole concept. Thanks for sharing.

  • misswhit

    I want to live in these places! They are all exactly my style. So unique and esthetically pleasing.

  • Hey Danasia, I so want to visit this place and maybe live there forever lol. Its sooo interesting and I feel like I’d be inspired and in awe of my surrounding every minute I’d be there. Thanks for sharing!

  • I loved every bit of the hotel.I loved how the hotel has plants in every nook and cranny .And the hammocks !Super cool cant believe why all hotels dont have one .Superb

  • What a beautiful hotel! It’s so modern and looks so nice to chill out in!

  • Kacie Morgan

    This looks like such a quirky hotel – id love to stay here!

    • Thanks for commenting Kacie!

  • The zoo in Berlin is one of my favourite things so to have a hotel overlooking it sounds amazing x

    • Omg Rhian you should definitely stay there next time you visit!

  • Gareth Torrance

    That must be the most unique hotel I have seen in years! That looks insane! I would love to be there!

    • Gareth you should definitely check it out next time you’re in Berlin!

  • Mellissa Williams

    That hotel looks absolutely incredible – so unique and a real haven for travellers!

  • Mummy Times Two

    This sounds like an incredible hotel and Berlin is somewhere I definitely want to visit one day x

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