Berlin seems to collect fabulous boutique hotels. Last weekend I had the pleasure of staying at hotel Lux 11 in the centre of Berlin Mitte, during my weekend getaway to the German capital.
Lux 11 rests in the heart of Berlin, just a one minute walk from the famous Alexanderplatz and the city’s iconic TV tower. The location is absolutely perfect for Berlin-goers; as it was my first time visiting the city, I was thrilled to be staying in the middle of the hippest part of town. Lux 11 is within walking distance from amazing shops, cafés, galleries, restaurants and nightlife, plus the underground system at Alexanderplatz if you’re keen to head to another area of town. It was handy to swing by the hotel to drop off shopping bags as I splurged on some purchases!
I stayed in the executive suite – a stunning room with a large lounge, kitchenette, bedroom and beautiful bathroom-shower area. The décor is sleek and modern – with cool shades of turquoise and hot pink – but it’s not over the top; it made me feel comfortable and at home. Perhaps most importantly, the bed was heavenly and I slept like a baby both nights in town. Despite being so close to the busy Alexanderplatz, I wasn’t disturbed by any outside noise through the night.
Upon my arrival in the room, I was greeted by some yummy candies, a complimentary bottle of vodka, and a thoughtful welcome note from the hotel manager. Hotel staff were very friendly and no demand was too big (including my late-night request for an extra blanket).
If you’re looking for a history lesson, Lux 11 can also offer you that. The building hails from the late 1800s and was used as an office space for the KGB under communism. Inside, three interconnected buildings have today been transformed into the beautiful and unique hotel, with rooms ranging from 30 to 160 square meters.
The hotel is a perfect place to stay whether you’re visiting Berlin for the first time – as was my case – or the 100th. As the rooms feature kitchenettes, it’s also ideal for anyone on longer haul trips, who may tire of restaurant food.
For more information or booking, visit Lux 11‘s website.
Text: Lydia Parafianowicz