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Hotel Bleibtreu, Berlin

Editor's Pick
Berlin, Germany, Europe
31 Bleibtreustrasse
Germany 10707
Tel: 49 30 884 740's insider take:

A design hotel in a period 19th-century patrician building, the Bleibtreu (which means "stay true") was Berlin's pioneer boutique property when it opened in 1995 just steps from the Kurfürstendamm. The place has a Birkenstock heart; the 60 stylish rooms, as well as the common spaces, are decorated with environmentally friendly untreated woods and all-natural textiles, which infuse the property with a sense of Gemütlichkeit (coziness). Yet the aesthetic manages to feel Manolo Blahnik sleek, with custom-made modern furniture and bold color schemes of blue, red, and yellow—complemented by the sculptures and paintings of Berlin-based artists. The reception area is unobtrusively tucked away off a tree-shaded courtyard—a swell spot for an alfresco drink. There's also a florist shop, a restaurant that's earned accolades for its healthy menu, and a serene one-treatment-room spa.

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