Let’s face it, I am a hotel geek. Since I write about my travels in general, I thought it might be worth going a little deeper into the hotel experiences on those trips as well. In the future I’ll also share tips that will help make your next hotel stay a better one, too.
Previously I wrote about InterContinental Abu Dhabi. Let’s start off with a little gem in Berlin!
On my trip to Berlin, I wanted to feel the vibe both from the east and west side of the city. For the first two nights, I stayed in the Kurfürstendamm area in the western part of the city. Ku’damm can be described as the Champs-Elysées of Berlin, an avenue with great shopping, restaurants and hotels. The famous Berlin Zoo is also located on the Ku’damm area (more on that later), and it’s easy to catch the S- or U-bahn or a bus from the Zoologischer Garten stop, which is 5-minute walk from the Hotel Indigo. Bikini Berlin is the home for hip brands, cafés and restaurants, highly recommended! I did some shopping on Tauentzienstrasse, where the shops were better suited to my travel budget. 😉
Staying at Hotel Indigo Ku’damm was a no-brainer because I love the brand and what it represents. The hotels are each unique, because they are designed based on the neighborhood they are located in. The overall vibe is design-centered, very comfortable, great bathrooms and beds. The rooms always have little extra touches and fun details. The rooms at Ku’damm were compact. Perfect traveling alone, but on the snug side for two persons, like in all of the European capitals.
It was a nice surprise that I had been upgraded to a Superior room in the sixth floor. An even bigger surprise was that there was a huge terrace balcony!
The focal point of the room is always the bed when you first step in. They are higher than usual, with plush bedding and beautiful white sheets. There is always a mural inspired by the hotel’s neighborhood story, which at the Ku’damm is art. In my room, the mural was a picture from an artist’s studio. It makes the room feel alive somehow. Loved it!
The bathroom was big compared to the size of the bedroom itself. As you can see in the picture above, there was a floor-to-ceiling window that provided an enormous amount of light. The rainfall shower was spacious, the towels huge and bathrobes plush. Slippers were not provided in the room, but they were available from the front desk.
There was a coffee / tea maker in the room and a complimentary sparkling water in the minibar. The coffee cups and drinking glasses were stored in a small medicine cabinet, a fun little touch.
This was another funny little detail that resonated with the overall theme of the hotel – a foot sculpture on my window sill. I heard that in other rooms you may well find a sculpted arm on your bed or a something else that an artist might leave behind. 🙂
During my stay I pretty much crashed to bed both nights and slept late, so I didn’t get the chance to try out the restaurant, the breakfast or the gym. Price for the breakfast was 19 € when not included in the room rate. You can find a supermarket underneath the railway station bridge for buying snacks or something to drink as well.
All in all, I loved the Hotel Indigo Ku’damm. A fun little hotel where I would gladly stay again!