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25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin
Ranked #19 of 634 Hotels in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 July 2014

This hotel is a little expensive but well worth it. The rooms look over the Berlin zoo (or city, depending on which side you choose) and one entire wall is a window. The design is very functional and well thought out, with a large mirror on the back of the door and changing colored lights in the shower area. The restaurant at the top was great and it was a pleasure to have breakfast there. Again, fantastic views and lots of attention to details. The bar next to the restaurant also had a cool scene in the evening, with music and great views. Also a bit expensive (11 or 12 euros for a drink) but worth it for the panoramic views. There were hammocks in the rooms and in the reception area and kids seemed to be enjoying the place but it would be fine for a couple's weekend or even a business trip because of the central location.

Room Tip: ask for a zoo view!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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25hours-Hotel-Team, Manager at 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Dear roadwatcher,

Thank you so much for your positive review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, the fabulous view and the location in central Berlin.

While we do realize that the prices are slightly higher than those of the typical hotel and while we aim to offer our guests a standard geared to those of the luxury hotel industry without actually being a luxury hotel, we do try to still keep the prices affordable in order to welcome a wide variety of individuals from all around the world.

As you've already noticed, at our hotel you will find families, couples, groups and individuals of all ages and we encourage our guests to come as they are. That’s what makes the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin very special to us and hopefully also to all of our guests. We are very happy to have welcomed you during you stay in Berlin and we hope to see you again very soon.

Greetings from Berlin and best regards

Michael Wünsch
General Manager
25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

The hotel is very nice and has an extraordinary design, situated in the city centre and next to huge green park. Metro, restaurants, shopping very close. Staff very kind, exceptional bar and restaurant on the roof of the hotel. The only vinial - too thick blankets for summer.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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25hours-Hotel-Team, Manager at 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Dear Elena O,

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the concept and design of our 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin as well as its cool and unique location in the Berlin center and we look forward seeing you again.

Best

Michael Wünsch
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25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

The location of this hotel is awesome! There is a bus stop outside, and trains within walking distance. There are so many things to see right around the hotel too, restaurants, shopping etc. We happened to be in town (by chance) during fashion week, so there was an outdoor festival across the street the whole time we were there!! The hallways are super dark, but the rooms are very modern and cool. There are also walking trails that take you right around the zoo, so unless you really want to see animals, that is a great alternative. The check in time was 3pm, and since the flight arrived at 8am we had a lot of time to fill before the rooms were ready...and most local restaurants didn't open until 11, so plan ahead if you need an early check in. The monkey bar on the roof was cool, however it is open to the public, and gets WAY TOO OVERCROWDED. There were no places to sit, inside or outside, which was kind of a pain since we paid so much money to stay at the hotel and couldn't hang out there at night. There is a supermarket on the other side of the shopping mall, which has a great selection of food very inexpensive. Check out the steakhouse too, which is on the other side of the rooftop terrace outside the bakery. Great food! Overall a very cool place to stay, but it's a modern hotel, so if you're looking for a classic place, this isn't it.

Room Tip: Our group had both jungle and urban rooms. The jungle rooms had a cooler view, but there was some no...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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25hours-Hotel-Team, Manager at 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Dear a1994r,

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin. It sounds like you loved the City West area of Berlin as much as we do.

We're sorry to hear that the Monkey Bar was a bit overcrowded when you were here, as we do generally try to regulate the number of guests inside the bar and to give our hotel guests absolute priority. We'll be sure to keep a better eye on this matter the future.

We look forward to see you again and send you our best regards

Michael Wünsch
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25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Unfortunately I did not know this hotel exists before going to Berlin! Was at the Zoo and became curious about hote'l name: 25 Hours and went to see the property. What a surprise!!! Reception at the 3rd floor: Amazing. Louge, Restaurant and Bar, restrooms, view....Why sad? Because I was not able to find room available for the 2 days I had still in Berlin. Also wasn't able to book a table at the restaurant for that night (sold out for 3 month?? That was they told me!!!). Hope I come back to Berlin another time to experience this hotel.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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25hours-Hotel-Team, Manager at 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Dear MarciaPetzold,

We're sorry that there were no rooms available for a spontaneous overnight stay, as we would have loved to have welcomed you. We would be very pleased to get the chance to do so next time you're in Berlin. As for the restaurant, dinner time on the weekend as well as on specific days during the week is, in fact, a very popular time for our NENI Berlin reservations. On those days, the tables are booked out rather quickly (approximately three weeks in advance). However, if you do wish to make a reservation next time you're in the German capital, just let us know a little ahead and we'll see what we can do..

We wish you a wonderful day and hope to see you soon.

Kind regards

Michael Wünsch
General Manager
25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We were very excited to have our wedding guests stay at Bikini Berlin. At first, we were extremely disappointed with the customer service so much that I wrote an email to the GM. We understood that since this was a new hotel that there were some growing pains. However, the staff at the hotel were very accommodating and the restaurant was able to help me with my difficult reservations. We stayed in the Jungle suite and were watching the animals in the Zoo which was very relaxing. I will definitely come back soon! Many thanks to the hotel!

Room Tip: Go to the Zoo side. It is a little more expensive but worth it.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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25hours-Hotel-Team, Manager at 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Dear christianewman,

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin in the framework of this very special occasion of yours, and we hope that your wedding guests had an equally great experience.

We, of course, apologize for the reservation troubles prior to your arrival and are keen demonstrate you a visibly improved service during to this process before your next visit.

On this note, we look forward to hosting you again and wish you and your spouse all the best for this wonderful new chapter of your lives.

Best regards

Michael Wünsch
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25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Berlin was the longest stop on our 6 week European trip and as we love design-led hotels we were super excited to be staying at the 25 Hours Bikini Berlin for our eight day stay. All aspects of the hotel are beautifully designed - from the reception level with funky lounge area (which was hosting a Dolly Parton tribute) to the boutique Woodfire bakery serving coffee and cheesecake from Berlin's leading coffee roasters Five Elephant, to the rooms which come with cool Scandinavian style furniture, a wall mounted bicycle and a hammock to relax in whilst enjoying views of Berlin Zoo which the hotel overlooks.

On the rooftop level 10 are two gems: Monkey Bar and Neni restaurant. Monkey Bar is a super cool bar where you can enjoy amazing views over the city whilst sipping on superb cocktails and listening to chilled DJ beats. At sunset this is the only place to be. It's certainly the coolest hotel bar I've been to and the pretty much permanent queue at the non-guest ground floor elevator suggests that Berliners have also embraced it. The same goes for Neni restaurant which was always busy - reservations are definitely recommended. Neni serves delicious Israeli-influenced sharing plates and we went three times during our stay as we loved it so much. The humous with minced beef and the chicken strips with sweet potato chips are delicious! Being a guest at Bikini Berlin has its privileges as the guest elevators bypass the queue at the non-guest elevator and take you straight up to the haloed 10th floor.

We also loved that the hotel is part of the overall Bikini Berlin concept mall which you can walk right into via the cafe. The Gestalten store is next door to the hotel and it contains a huge selection of cool lifestyle products as well as a range of its famous design books, some of which are available to browse in the hotel's cafe.

The hotel's West Berlin location is perfect for sightseeing and shopping. The Zoo and Kurfurstendamm stations are just a couple of minutes walk away and connect directly to many of the stations for the major landmarks, and the Kurfurstendamm shopping area has all the major international and local stores as well as the famous KadeWe department store. Berlin Zoo and the Aquarium are nearby and beyond those is the beautiful Tiergarten which leads to the Brandenburg Gate. The hotel has bicycles that can be hired for free and the Tiergarten is the perfect place to go for a ride.

However, there were a couple of aspects which, if improved, would make this hotel perfect. Wifi in our room was extremely poor, often dropping out or non-existent. This was at times frustrating especially when we were trying to download movies to watch as there are no movies available on the TV system. We also had an errant extractor fan in the open plan bathroom that was noisy and spoilt a night's sleep. We had to ask reception twice to have it fixed, the solution to which was to stuff the fan full of toilet paper - not attractive but it worked.

Despite these minor shortcomings we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Definitely go for a room with a view of the zoo. Whilst you can't see a huge amount of animals t...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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25hours-Hotel-Team, Manager at 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Dear miltongan,

We are very excited to have been able to host you during your visit of the German capital. We're glad to hear that you've had a great time exploring the city and hope that you've fallen in love with Berlin as much as we have.

We have noted the little shortcomings you mentioned and are constantly working on improving our services. We are, in fact, making some changes to ensure the greatest comfort and convenience of our rooms. The Wi-Fi, too, is something that we're currently working. We're glad that, overall, you thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we very much look forward to your next visit at our 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin.

Best regards

Michael Wünsch
General Manager
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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Hotel is amazing! Great location and very clean. The hotel itself nd rooms are beautiful and unique. Great view of the zoo. A great location for tourists. staff were ok but not overly helpful. Would stay again and would recommend to all

  • Stayed: June 2014
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25hours-Hotel-Team, Manager at 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Dear tbyrne87,

We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin as well as the unique view of the Berlin Zoo and our cool Urban Jungle design. Thank you very much for your feedback concerning our staff. As a first measure, we have, in fact, recently arranged an employee training program and will certainly continue to work on this aspect of our services.

We're keen to welcome you again during your next visit of the German capital and send you our best regards

Michael Wünsch
General Manager
25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

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Address: Budapester Strasse 40, 10787 Berlin, Germany
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Region: Germany > Berlin > Charlottenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #19 of 634 Hotels in Berlin
Price Range: £84 - £206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin 4*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Between the green zoo and the urban jungle, designer Werner Aisslinger and his team have created 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin. Half of the rooms look out over the ape and elephant enclosure in Berlin Zoo, while the other half enjoy a stunning view of one of Berlin‘s most history-laden landmarks, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. On the tenth floor, enjoying a phenomenal panoramic view, NENI Berlin and the Monkey Bar serve an eclectic mix of world cuisine in collaboration with trendsetting Austrian restaurateur Haya Molcho. 149 rooms • Mini-bar • Safe • UE Boom Bluetooth speaker • free high-speed wifi throughout the building • Free MINI rental • Schindelhauer Bikes for rent • NENI restaurant with 360° views of Berlin and roof terrace • Monkey Bar • Function area for 450 people • Jogging corner • Sauna overlooking the zoo • Woodfire bakery • Design kiosk • Living room with DJ corner ... more   less 
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