Hotel Oderberger | Berlin

The Vibe: Pool central.

The Area: The hotel is located on one of the most pleasant streets, Oderbergerstrasse, in one of the nicest districts of Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg. Lined with cafes, bars and shops, the street runs right down to the famous Mauerpark, crossing trendy shopping street Kastanienallee. Eberswalderstr U Bahn station is a 6-minute walk.

The DNA: The Oderberger occupies a beautiful listed bathhouse, the ‘Stadtbad Oderberger’ It was designed in 1898 by architect Ludwig Hoffmann (who also worked on the Pergamon Museum) as a place of leisure for local workers. It survived the war, the building was saved by a citizens’ initiative, and the hotel was opened in 2016 by a private company who pledged to preserve as much of the original building as possible and reopen the pool to the public. Hence guests will find original staircase banisters, inner walls and even old doors protected in glass, as well as tasteful contemporary art (paintings, photos) that create a savvy fusion of new and old. The Restaurant Oderberger, a three-level space with impressively high ceilings, occupies what used to be the building’s energy centre. Floral displays are blended with rusted original equipment (old thermometers, protruding girders) while the menu specialises in modern and seasonal German cuisine with local influences from Berlin and Brandenburg — pork knuckle, beef fillet and risottos — paired with selected German wines.

Suite-Me-Up: Comfort category rooms are located in the historical wings have gorgeous oak plank flooring and box spring beds. They come with fridges, televisions, tea and coffee-making equipment and very pleasant bathrooms with rain showers. Premium rooms are larger and have windows overlooking pretty Oderbergerstraße, and the split level Maisonette rooms have king-size beds.

✅ free WiFi • size matters: 70 rooms (10-25m2) (108-269 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2016 • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • parking possible on-site (charged) • please note there is an access fee for the pool, which can be closed time to time for events • wheelchair accessible

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