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#3 of 602 hotels in Berlin
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
An old gem is polished. The HOTEL ZOO BERLIN, the jewel of Berlin’s Kurfuerstendamm from the 1920s to 1950s, is shining brightly again. Designer Dayna Lee (Powerstrip Studios, N.Y. and L.A.) reinvented the HOTEL ZOO BERLIN without neglecting its historic character. With a great passion for details, she created a unique townhouse, which combines a mix of New York flair and London elegance. Dayna Lee embraced the building’s history in her design. Constructed in 1891 as a private residence for an affluent family it was converted into an upscale hotel in 1911. Home to many celebrities of the time, it became the VIP-Hotel for the Berlin International Film Festival in the 1950s. All of the 141 rooms and suites in the HOTEL ZOO BERLIN are unique. The original floor plan - more than 100 years old - combined with the newly constructed levels in the side wing and rear building add up to an extraordinary architectural mix, also reflected in the many different layouts of every single room category. Some feature open plan bathrooms, others boast free-standing bathtubs. Amenities include custom made walnut closets, plush mother-of-pearl colored headboards and large armchairs resting on dark wooden floors. The panorama rooms allow views of the Kurfuerstendamm or across the rooftops of Berlin, towards Theater des Westens. GRACE Bar revives the glamour of Berlin’s Golden Twenties in the same hotel where film stars like Marlene Dietrich sipped champagne and danced the Charleston a century ago. Tucked behind the living room of Berlin’s famous Hotel Zoo, GRACE Bar achieves a perfect balance between the hip and the historic. The NYC and LA-based designer Dayna Lee combined details like exposed brick walls, green leather armchairs, violet wall panels, an amethyst bar top, and a mirrored backboard to create the feeling of an old Hollywood film set. The bartenders at GRACE Bar also take inspiration from the building’s history as a popular hangout for international film stars in the 1920s and 1950s. The cocktail menu includes both timeless classics, like the Sazerac, and the bartenders’ seasonal inventions with exotic ingredients like galangal honey, pandan syrup, and roasted banana-infused shochu. On weekend evenings, local DJs play into the early morning hours. Guests can always cool off or smoke a cigarette in the winter garden, a courtyard with a five-meter long fireplace and tall windows that make it easy to keep an eye on the action inside at the bar. GRACE, what lies behind this alluring name is the new glamorous restaurant in Berlin’s city west that advanced to an in-spot for casual fine dining shortly after its opening in early 2015. The cosmopolitan charisma of the interior design paired with the exquisite menu result in an exceptional culinary experience. The young and fierce kitchen team soaks up the nonchalant lifestyle of the restaurant and conveys it onto the menu. Heading towards a new, unchartered culinary territory, the chefs create exclusive dishes, not to be found anywhere else. The cuisine paired with the ambiance of the restaurant, leaves you breathless. Every dish can be served as a party-friendly small plate, making the dining experience a social event. The service staff completes this concept, ensuring the guest an unforgettable evening. Creamy Rock Shrimps, Beef Summer Roll, Asia burrata, there is such a wide array of tasty delights on the starter menu, it is best to load up on them all, staying true to the small plate principle of sharing and enjoying. Mains include the Miso Black Cod and the Maine Lobster with yuzu or, for the beef lovers, the Filet Chinois with pak choi and cocoa bean and the Rib Eye Steak with green asparagus and lavender. Vegetarian dishes like the Braised Eggplant and Jaipur Artichoke are worth ordering anytime. The dessert menu is studded with delicious delights including the New York Cheesecake and the Pecan Chocolate Cake. The wine menu provides a wide selection to perfect the evening. If the weather permits, the dinner can be enjoyed on the lush green terrace of the restaurant. One of the city’s most spectacular rooftop terraces, the cherry on top of the HOTEL ZOO BERLIN. This oasis of peace is another stroke of genius from an American interior designer. Dayna Lee, signing the entire premise with her urban townhouse style. The new rooftop terrace and GRACE Garden are stunning spaces, completing the hotel’s portfolio of glamorous venues. The rooftop provides a bar and a lounge area accommodating up to 100 guests. The view from the terrace boasts a stunning 270-degree panorama of the Berlin cityscape with the southwest exposure allowing spectacular sunsets views. An open fireplace and a waterfall dancing under a vegetated rim complete the setting. GRACE Garden creates a parallel fine-dining universe away from the buzz of the city. Guests can relax on custom-made loungers, enjoy a fancy cocktail and indulge in highlights of the GRACE menu while facing the breathtaking night sky over Berlin. On special events, the terrace hosts top-notch DJs enhancing the atmosphere with relaxing clubhouse tunes.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
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Interconnected rooms available
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Private bathrooms
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Kurfuerstendamm 25, 10719 Berlin Germany
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Hotel Zoo Berlin
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4.5 of 5 bubbles1,210 reviews
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Hotel Zoo Berlin has garnered high marks for its spotless rooms and chic, animal-themed decor that adds a unique charm to the establishment. While the hotel's prime location in the heart of Berlin is a highlight for many, a few guests mention that learning about more economical transportation options could enhance the value of their stay. The rooms receive accolades for their space, modernity, and tranquility, contributing to the overall stylish and lively atmosphere, especially noted in the bar area. Although service is generally seen as friendly and professional, occasional lapses in responsiveness have been called out.
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Camper06623049870 wrote a review Apr 3
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I’ve been staying at Hotel Zoo for business twice a month for 5 months and it’s excellent. Great rooms, cool bar, convenient gym and a really good restaurant. The staff are super friendly and helpful and it’s well located. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Andy V wrote a review Nov 2022
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Zoo Hotel Berlin is a lavish and extravagant hotel in the heart of the Western part of Berlin's shopping and entertainment district. Close enough to the gay hub in Berlin, the Zoo hotel is detailed in somewhat over-the-top but tasteful decor, modern, with lovely high ceilings and quality rooms. Large comfortable beds, heated floors, lovely showers and bathtubs and quality room service contributed to the high standard. The black-out curtains were beneficial during our stay. The team there welcomed us warmly and made our stay very comfortable. Pro-tip, if you are not a party person, ask to stay in a room that's not to close to the bar as on a Saturday night, the music below might not be to everyone's liking. We are looking forward to returning one day soon to stay at the Hotel Zoo Berlin.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Nov 3, 2022
Dear Andy V, thank you very much for this great review. We're happy to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us and that we could make your visit to Berlin a pleasent one. We're looking forward to see you again on your next stay. Your HOTEL ZOO BERLIN Team
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03121408 wrote a review Mar 2024
Laren Nh21 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing Great hotel, great bar and also the restaurant was really good. Personnel was so kind and service oriented, really nothing to complain about. Very trendy hotel, perfect to stay during a long weekend with your daughter❤️ Would for sure book a next time again!!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hotel ZOO BERLIN, Inhaber at Hotel Zoo Berlin
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 03121408, thank you very much for your stay with us and for this wonderful review. We're glad to hear that you and you daughter enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon. Your HOTEL ZOO BERLIN Team
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Monika wrote a review Mar 2024
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Best place in Berlin to celebrate!!!!I love this hotel for its adorable atmosphere, nice musik at the bar, tasty food in the evening and in the morning and friendly staff at the reception!!!! Highly recommend!!! I will be back a promise!!!!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dear Monika, we can't wait for you to fullfill your promise and welcome you again at our hotel. Thank you for your kind words and this great review. See you soon. Your HOTEL ZOO BERLIN Team
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Jonas wrote a review Mar 2024
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The best hotel in Berlin and by far the best breakfast in Europe! Our 7th time with the kids in this hotel. Had 2 panoramic rooms with a connecting door. Lovely stuff and great location! Close to great restaurants, shopping and to the Zoo of course :)
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Jonas, thank you very much for staying with us again and of course for this lovely review. It's great to hear that you've enjoyed your stay and, of course, our breakfast as much as you did and we sincerely hope to see you again soon. Your HOTEL ZOO BERLIN Team
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Peter L wrote a review Mar 2024
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The best Hotel in Berlin. We used a very nice rooms - we had two different categories, great Restaurant with perfect food, the best sommelier Ben, very good Music at the Bar. An open sky cigar lounge, with very friendly and professionell Service i.e. by Dieter. We come back soon.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: The location cannot be better.
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Dear Peter L, we are very happy to read, that you enjoyed our services and amenities. We'll forward your kind words to our colleagues and hope to see you again soon. Your HOTEL ZOO BERLIN Team
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Justin wrote a review Feb 2024
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Hotel Zoo in Berlin is fantastic! Great location right on Kurfuerstendamm, everything is clean and quiet, and the decor is beautiful. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the bar and restaurant have a great vibe. Loved it, highly recommended!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Feb 1, 2024
Dear Justin, thank you very much for this glowing review. It's great to hear you've enjoyed all of our amenities and we hope you visit us again, next time you're in Berlin. Your HOTEL ZOO BERLIN Team
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Ahmed S wrote a review Jan 2024
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If you’re planning a trip to Berlin, I highly recommend staying at this beautiful hotel. From the entrance, to the lobby/bar area - it is truly something wonderful. Great location, really nice rooms and the beds are super comfortable :) a special thanks to Mr Jonas Rücker for always going above and beyond in ensuring I have a great stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dear Ahmed S, thank you very much for your feedback und this great review. We'll gladly forward yxour kind words to our colleagues and we really hope you visit us again when you return to Berlin. Greetings from Berlin. Your HOTEL ZOO BERLIN Team
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seattle206traveler wrote a review Jan 2024
Paris, France16 contributions7 helpful votes
Wonderful hotel, friendly staff and nice lobby bar. No issues with noise in the room, stayed on 6th floor and it was very quite. Perhaps in the winter months noise is less of an issue from the rooftop bar. The elevator with camera flashing lights is a fun touch, and all of the decor in the hotel is excellent.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear seattle206traveler, thank you very much for staying with us and for taking the time to write this wondderful review. We're happy to hear you've enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the future. Your HOTEL ZOO BERLIN Team
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EMS1510 wrote a review Jan 2024
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An absolutely amazing hotel very much in the centre and close to everything!! staff were helpful! The hotel has a quirky animal theme befitting the name of the hotel and the lifts to rooms had the flash bulb lights ad you enter the lifts - really nice touch!! Definitely a trendy hotel as clear Berliners came to the bars at the weekends!! The rooms were fabulous and the art work very unique !!!!we had a grand deluxe room which was great ! The breakfast was great and a lovely buffet selection!!! We would definitely come back!!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Make sure to ask for a room with a Stand alone shower as we changed one room as it was a bath only
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Dear EMS1510, we are very happy that you've enjoyed your stay with us and were satisfied with our service. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review and we sincerely hope to see you again soon. Your HOTEL ZOO BERLIN Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Zoo Berlin
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Zoo Berlin?
Nearby attractions include Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (0.4 km), Kurfürstendamm (0.4 km), and The Story of Berlin (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Zoo Berlin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Zoo Berlin?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Zoo Berlin?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Zoo Berlin?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Zoo Berlin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Heising, Upper Burger Grill, and 1900 Cafe Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Zoo Berlin?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Zoo Berlin?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Zoo Berlin?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Zoo Berlin offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Zoo Berlin?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Polish, Arabic, and Farsi.