The art’otel Berlin Kurfuerstendamm offers a uniqe, Andy Warhol inspired design, comfortable rooms and friendly service in a good location in Western Berlin. You have access to a small fitness and wellness area, a peaceful garden and a good breakfast. The prices are low for Berlin on cash or Radisson Rewards rates, making this a good deal and a place I’d recommend and would stay again! Find out more details and hotel photos in my review of the art’otel Berlin Ku’damm.
Location: The art’otel Berlin Kurfuerstendamm is located in the Western half of Berlin, near the famous Kurfuerstendamm boulevard with its shopping and entertainment. There are lots of nice restaurants and bars in the neighborhood, so you don’t have to go far for a good brunch or dinner either.
The airport bus 109 from Tegel Airport stops a block away, making the trip in xx minutes. A taxi or uber from the airport is less than 30 minutes and under EUR20. The S-Bahn station Sauvignyplatz and U-Bahn stop Uhlandstrasse are 5-10 minutes walk away, giving you access to all of Berlin. A trip to the historic sights of Berlin-Mitte is about 15-20 minutes away by public transport.
Service: Upon arrival, check-in took longer than expected – the front desk was understaffed and there was quite a line. Once I made it to the front, staff was very friendly, professional and worked quickly on the paperwork. She took the time to find to find a quiet room to the back of the property, as I requested. She politely provided information about the hotel, including a breakfast promotion (30% off), and about the neighborhood. Check-out was quick and without issues.
Housekeeping was thorough each day, leaving the room spotlessly clean and everything was in working order. They seemed a little disorganized – one day, they didn’t replace toiletries, one day the tissue box was left empty and one day they only left one bath towel for a party of two.
Staff at the restaurant was friendly and on top of their game. Despite the breakfast room being busy, they kept tables cleared and the buffet stocked throughout.
Despite the bottleneck at check-in and the hick-ups with housekeeping, I’d consider the service as good – and friendlier than you’ll find elsewhere in Berlin!
Room: All art’otels are designed with one artist – and the art’otel Ku’damm showcases Andy Warhol – Andy personally watches over you from the bed’s headboard. The kissing lips on the floors of your room, pop art work and red walls continue the theme, making it a fun and unique decor.
The room itself is compact with the king-bed at the center. The matress, sheets, comforter and pillows are of high quality and very comfortable. You’ll find small night stands on each side, as well as power outlets and a lamp.
There is a desk with chair in the corner, big enough to get some work done in a pinch. Near the window are a small table and chair. Oddly, while the two windows both had sheers for privacy, only one had very effective blackout curtains, while the other had an empty curtain rail and (cheap) blinds that let in lots of light in the morning.
The closet in the corner held a laptop-size safe, an iron and ironboard as well as a mini-bar and tea/coffee facilities. One bathrobe, two pairs of slippers and a set of towels was provided here. A luggage bench had space for one luggage on top and one below.
The bathroom is compact, with a walk-in shower, separted by a half-glass wall, is on the right side. The frosted glass wall cheekily said “Andy Warhol exhibition”…
The toilet is in the center and the sink is mounted on a wide countertop with plenty of space for your personal items.
A salon-style hairdryer is available, as well as nice quality towels and Elemis toiletries. The bright lips on the mirror were another splash of color.
The free WiFi internet was fast and reliable with an average speed of 18.7 Mbps and available for an unlimited number of devices.
Restaurant & Amenities: You’ll find the design and work of Andy Warhol throughout the art’otel Berlin Ku’damm – from the furniture to the Campbell Soup prints.
The ground-level bar “Factory” is one of the nicest hotel bars I’ve seen, inspired by pop-art and New York-Style.
The restaurant also welcomes you with Andy in the center. The room has lots of windows and is very bright; seating is bistro style and fairly tight.
The buffet is in the neighboring area, offering a typical (German) selection with lots of fresh, cut fruit, yogurt and cereals, coffee from a very good, automatic espresso machine, as well as tea and juice.
You’ll also find cold cuts, cheese and great bread-rolls. In addition, eggs, meats, hash brown and grilled tomatoes are availalbe for a full, hot breakfast. Both, the quality and selection were good, appropriate for this category of hotel in Germany.
If you want to enjoy some peace and quiet in busy Berlin, the hotel has a courtyard in the back, with a garden and seating for a leisurely break.
For a little more active stay, there is a small gym in the basement with limited cardio and weight equipment for a basic workout. There also is a sauna, available for a fee of EUR6, requiring the cardkey to be coded. I didn’t try it during our stay.
Value & Rewards: I booked the art’otel Berlin Ku’damm via the Radisson Rewards website with points at a rate of 28,000 points/night (valued at $84(. The cash rate at the time of booking was $97. I consider this good value during high season in Berlin. The breakfast was available for $9.90pP, which is very good value. You can find current prices here!
As a Radisson Rewards Gold member, my status was not acknowledged during check-in and no upgrade or other welcome was extended. That elite treatment was below par for Radisson Rewards.
Bottomline: The art’otel Berlin Ku’damm is in a convenient location in the Western part of Berlin, close to shopping and nightlife, but a bit of a trip to historic sights in Berlin Mitte. The unique Andy Warhol design is fun and a great fit for Berlin. The rooms are modern and comfortable, service is friendly, if a little disorganized. You’ll get a small gym and wellness area to relax and have access to good breakfast and a nice bar. The art’otel Berlin Ku’damm is good value on points or cash rates and I’d be happy to come back. If your plans take you to the Western parts of Berlin, the art’otel Ku’damm is a great choice!