We stayed in the Lux 11 for the Christmas markets in December. The hotel was centrally located and we walked to most places. And we really enjoyed the markets. Hotel reception staff are excellent –spoke very good English and were very helpful when our return flight was cancelled due to a few snowflakes at Heathrow and enabled us to stay another 2 nights. The room was a little quirky but overall I liked it. The design is urban chic with a tiled wall over the bed - and the bed was comfortable. The tiny kitchen was unnecessary for us although the fridge was useful to store wine. Our room overlooked the main road but it wasn’t too noisy although the sitting area was a bit cramped and wasn’t too comfortable to sit in with a glass of wine. The bathroom facilities were odd – you need to be very comfortable with your companion as the shower was divided off from the room by a glass partition and the wash basin was right in front of the shower – so you can see your partner showering. No privacy! The toilet is partitioned off so there is some privacy although if you go to the loo in the middle of the night, you are likely to wake your partner as the door makes a noise when opened. Housekeeping is very hit and miss. You have to leave a note on the door to ask for the room to be cleaned. One day only one set of towels was left when it was quite obvious that the room was occupied by two people. There was a Nespresso machine – which was good, but the cleaner did not always refill the coffee pods which was annoying.
We stayed there on a very cold weekend and the radiators were super efficient – to the point that we actually had to turn them off as the room became too hot. But we could dry our wet clothing.
I think that the room was not well designed to use the space efficiently - there was a lot of space in the middle of the room but the seating area in the window was cramped. The loo was disproportionately large but at least it was private – unlike the shower. The room could have been better laid out – with a proper, private bathroom and wardrobe – which was just a hanging area near the door – not great. But overall, it was a well located hotel in a convenient area – and at least we didn’t have to find somewhere else when we got stranded for 2 days. The Asian fusion restaurant was good on our first night and the coffee shop served good, strong coffee. Overall – a nice hotel but I wouldn’t rush to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lux 11 Hotel Berlin