Elegant fine-dining restaurant and swanky casual restaurant
Outdoor terrace with foliage and funky seating
Stylish bar with quirky decor and extensive craft cocktail menu
Cozy library in loft area
Sleek indoor pool and sauna
Live music at the bar on Friday nights
Neighborhood offers dining, nightlife, and cultural activities
Far from most tourist attractions
Fitness center is small
Located in Berlin’s diplomatic district, Das Stue is a boutique, luxury hotel with 79 chic rooms. From the elegant fine-dining restaurant to the cozy library, the hotel is immaculately decorated, offering the crème de la crème of hotel experiences. There is an indoor pool and a beautiful outdoor terrace. The location is a bit far from several of Berlin's tourist attractions, but there are some galleries, restaurants, and shops in the neighborhood. Guests looking for a more convenient location may want to check out Melia Berlin, a modern, upscale hotel near a transportation hub.
Far from cookie-cutter, every corner of Das Stue hotel is a visual treat. The exterior, an old villa-style building, gives way to a lobby with stone stairways and a large crocodile head under a posh curtain of lights. The bar has quirky decor including a yellow giraffe made of wire, and mod yellow chairs to match. In the casual restaurant diners are surrounded by gray, blind-like walls letting natural light stream through; plush couches and fabric chairs kick the seating up a notch. In the fine-dining restaurant, a cluster of brass pots hangs from the center of the dining room ceiling, and there’s a cozy library on a landing decorated with rugs, couches, and a spotlight. There’s even a beautiful, outdoor terrace with potted plants, wooden floors, and vibrant, psychedelic-colored chairs. This hotel tends to draw design-savvy travelers who want a luxurious and stylish stay.
The hotel is located between the Tiergarten Park and the zoological gardens in the diplomatic district of Berlin. The hotel isn’t close to most of Berlin’s tourist attractions; it’s a 10-minute drive to Museum Island and a 15-minute drive to the Berlin Wall Memorial. However, the immediate neighborhood offers a cluster of restaurants, bars, shops, and galleries -- including C/O Berlin and the Bauhaus Archive. The hotel is a 15-minute drive to Berlin Tegel Airport or a 30-minute commute via public transportation.
Posh decor, like artistically patterned rugs and chic nightstand lamps, gives rooms a luxurious feel. Expect hardwood floors, plush white bedding with colorful accent pillows, funky mid-century modern chairs, and the occasional quirky accent (like the cockatiel figurines perched in the bathrooms). There’s a variety of rooms styles. Standard rooms have an open concept bathroom with rain showerheads and a modern sink between the shower area and the bed. Some suites have chic terraces with modern daybeds and seating areas, while the Stu Suite has a gorgeous free-standing bathtub wrapped in metal and a free, well-stocked mini-bar. All rooms have HD-Apple entertainment systems, high-tech control panels for lighting and temperature, and and free Wi-Fi.
Tapas and a fine-dining restaurant, as well as an indoor pool and sauna
Das Stue has a casual restaurant serving tapas, a lobby bar, and a fine-dining restaurant with a menu boasting a 25-course tasting menu from Michelin-star chef Paco Perez. There’s a spa offering an extensive menu of unique facial and body treatments -- including couples and anti-aging options -- along with private yoga classes. The sleek, rectangular indoor pool and sauna are free for hotel guests. A business center with one computer is available, as well as a small yet attractive fitness center with a few machines and hand weights.