Set in Berlin’s central Mitte district, a 15-minute walk to sites like Museum Island, Alexanderplatz, and the DDR Museum, the Weinmeister hotel is a fun, funky hotel with a unique style in the heart of the city.
The first clue that the Weinmeister is a bit different is the entrance, which is decorated with colorful graffiti. Inside, oversized “Alice in Wonderland” high-backed chairs are spread around the lobby, providing lots of privacy for lounging guests. At reception, playful pens topped with various animals are used to sign in and Berlin-themed cologne is offered for sale. The Weinmeister doesn’t take itself too seriously.
The hotel has 84 rooms which come in Standard, Medium and Large; six rooms are designated as “Signature Rooms” which have artwork and decor designed by bands and artists. All rooms are decorated in black, grey, and dark brown and have an Apple iMac, free wi-fi, air conditioning, floor heating, safe, and desk space.
The main focal point is the bed, which has a large frame that embraces the bed and has lighting and electrical outlets built in. The large bed frame is meant to provide a cocooning effect, but in my Standard room, I found it took up most of the room and it was a bit cumbersome to maneuver around.
I loved that my bed faced the large window, but I didn’t love that I had to squeeze into a narrow corridor between the headboard and the wall in order to reach the bathroom. Additionally, the only storage available was on hangars built into the back of the headboard.
I was traveling alone with minimal luggage, so it wasn’t too tight of a squeeze, but traveling couples would have a hard time fitting into a Standard room and may want to upgrade to a larger option.
The hotel has a 6th-floor spa and a rooftop terrace, however the terrace is only available for group reservations. The lobby provides the other common space. There is a small bar and ample seating for morning breakfast, which is served until 11am on weekdays and 1pm on weekends. Cooked-to-order eggs are available alongside cold cheese and meats, hardboiled eggs, sausage, and pastries.
The Weinmeister is far from typical, with a unique style, hip decor, and relaxed, fun atmosphere. While the standard rooms border on too small, the location is ideal for spending most of your time outside the room, exploring Berlin. For those who want a comfy place to stay, hearty breakfast and central location, it’s a great option, but if you need more space but sure to book a larger room.
If you go: Room rates start at around 110 euros per night for Standard rooms and 167 euros per night for Signature rooms. Book directly with the hotel at their website. You can also make your reservation through Travelocity, Expedia or Hotels.com.