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Situated in Berlin's pulsating and hip central district of Mitte, amidst creative and chic fashion shops, galleries, trendy media agencies and a myriad of culinary locations, the 72-apartment Lux 11 opened on July 1st 2005. The renowned London-based architect team, Silvestrin/Salmaso, has elegantly fused this stylishly modern structure with its historic setting. With interiors oriented towards hospitality, spaciousness and comfort, the Lux 11's open-plan guest rooms and public spaces provide natural scenery in tones of Chinese green for the gleaming bleached wood furniture and fittings.
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
Stayed here recently with my wife and daughter ...surprise 21st for my daughter. Cannot really fault this accommodation at all apart from little things like kitchen accessories were scarce considering booking for 3 and only having 2 of everything and on changes every day our teas coffees weren't replenished. It is situated ideally especially for first time travellers to Berlin like ourselves. Staff were very polite and professional. Agree with other reviewer about corridor lights but that really is nitpicking.
I stayed few nights in an executive suite - big spacious room with separated sleeping and living area. Modern design and cool atmosphere. They offer access to a brand new gym facing the hotel. I found the room very quite (with windows closed). There were 3 indipendent radiators in my room - so very easy to decide what to leave on/off and at which level. There is one restaurant and one cafe on each side of the ‘hotel’. They offer room service.
We stayed at this hotel and the service is just friendly and loving, the rooms are lovely. We rocomend this great hotel. The breakfast is located in an amazing Gallerie in the hotel and it's amazing. Highly recommended!
First you need to know that Lux11 is not a hotel but ‘serviced apartments’. The distinction is lost deep inside German law and, for most practical purposes, would appear to make very little difference, depending somewhat on what you expect from a hotel. Lux11 is in Rosa-Luxemburg Strasse, so good for those with a social conscience, near to the somewhat arid Alexanderplatz but with the attraction of being within (relatively) easy walking distance of Museum Island, the Unter den Linden, the Brandenburg Gate and all beyond and around. The ‘serviced apartments’ are in an older building so the room spaces are large. Our suite was essentially one very large room with a central ‘wall’ such that you can watch either of the two televisions, one from the bed and one from the sofa. There was one bar stool and that was pretty much all the minimal furnishings. The décor was from a palette of grey – grey-painted polished concrete floors, grey walls and darker grey curtains. There was a really hot walk-down shower, but that was in brown. Presumably as apartments, there was a lavish kitchen with micro-wave, induction hob, fridge and dishwasher. The suite was always warm, kept clean and good to return to.
The Reception staff were charming, courteous and helpful. Next to reception was Type Hype, a coffee and print design shop whose relationship with Lux11 was somewhat vague but there you could choose from a fine collection of bread and cheese and yogurt for breakfast, charged to the hotel. The staff were a delight. On the other side of Reception was the Prince bar and restaurant. Again, the relationship with Lux 11 was somewhat vague but there was a buffet for breakfast and it was usually full of diners later in the day. (We never went there.) There were jars of jelly sweets in Reception – help yourself. If you expect your hotel to provide the full bar and restaurant experience, then this is (perhaps) not for you. Mitte and the area around Lux11 is a cosmopolitan delight with food from every source and at every price.
Much of Berlin seems to be in the process of rebuilding .. We would go back to Lux 11 – very good.
We had the same issue as other reviews and the room was stifling hot when we arrived. I also tried to turn the air con off and checked with reception who advised politely that the air con is not switched on at this time of the year. Luckily my husband worked out that both the heaters were in so we turned them off and opened all the windows and doors to cool the room. I agree with the other reviewer the road is too noisy to have the windows open. Maybe it’s a better idea to have the heaters on low (ours were set to 3 and were stifling) or allow the guests to turn on themselves as it takes the heaters some time to cool down so if you are arriving late after a long journey it’s hard to get the room cool enough to sleep quickly. Otherwise we loved our stay the coffee shop Type Hype have great coffee and a good light breakfast option of coffee, OJ and a croissant. The Prince restaurant was great and we had a great dinner.