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Hotel Review: Hotel Zoe Berlin by Amano Group

Two frazzled parents let loose for a few offspring free days in Berlin are only looking for only one type of abode. One that screams ‘NO KIDS’. It’s true! When you’ve finally escaped your own kids why on earth would you want to be surrounded by other tiny humans?

Hotel Zoe, Berlin

Hotel Review: Hotel Zoe by Amano Group Berlin | best Hotel in berlin
Hotel Review: Hotel Zoe by Amano Group Berlin | best Hotel in berlin

Hello boutique hotel! The style of hotel I wistfully only window shopped at when we had just entered the realm of family holidays. You can imagine my joy when I discovered the Amano Group, who own a collection of hotels and restaurants in Berlin and Düsseldorf with a sleek and chic design style.

Hotel Review: Hotel Zoe by Amano Group Berlin | best Hotel in berlin

Their philosophy is to offer guests a first-class urban living experience at a very fair price. All their hotels boast tasteful interiors and living comforts with central locations in picturesque neighbourhoods – I’m in!

Hotel Review: Hotel Zoe by Amano Group Berlin | best Hotel in berlin

The group currently owns six hotels and we decided to stay at Hotel Zoe.

Where is Hotel Zoe Berlin?

The boutique design hotel is in Mitte, prime location in Berlin and couple of minutes walk from the cultural, shopping and entertainment district of Hackescher Markt.

UNESCO Museum island is a five minute stroll as is AlexanderPlatz and the Berlin TV Tower. The hidden Hackescher Höfe courtyard is also not far, full of historical Art Nouveau buildings. You can explore the maze of interconnected spaces of smart boutiques, theatres and cafés.

Hotel Review: Hotel Zoe by Amano Group Berlin | best Hotel in berlin

A mere few minutes away is the eclectic and gritty Haus Schwarzenberg with it’s incredible street art. On entering the back-alley which can easily be overlooked you feel like you’ve travelled back 30 years in time.

Interior of Hotel Zoe

Hotel Review: Hotel Zoe by Amano Group Berlin | best Hotel in berlin

Two words: Super Sexy! From the exterior to the interior the hotel radiates a seductive aura. It begins with the dark grey façade. The grey floor and walls of the reception area is softened by the warm lighting, quirky objects and gold accents.

Hotel Review: Hotel Zoe by Amano Group Berlin | best Hotel in berlin

The rooms

The rather masculine yet alluring theme continues into the 88 rooms. Think putty coloured walls, black hardwood floors, black curtains, shiny black wardrobes. Trust me this place exudes cool.

Hotel Review: Hotel Zoe by Amano Group Berlin | best Hotel in berlin

There are three room categories –

  • Standard
  • Comfort
  • Superior.

The standard rooms are quite compact, we went Comfort for a bit more space.

Hotel Review: Hotel Zoe by Amano Group Berlin | best Hotel in berlin

I’d describe it as quite bijou, there is no minibar or tea and coffee-making facilities. You do receive a vouchers for a large bottle of water which you exchange at reception and a free G&T in the bar downstairs.

Hotel Review: Hotel Zoe by Amano Group Berlin | best Hotel in berlin

The minimalist rooms all include a wall mounted flat screen TV, a desk and free wifi. The bathrooms are again on the small side, but stylishly and elegantly furnished in black, white and grey.

Food & Drink at the Hotel Zoe, Berlin

Hotel Review: Hotel Zoe by Amano Group Berlin | best Hotel in berlin

There is no restaurant, not that you’d miss it as you’re surrounded by fabulous eating venues in the area. Breakfast is served in a spacious ground floor dining area with an adjoining winter garden.

Hotel Review: Hotel Zoe by Amano Group Berlin | best Hotel in berlin

The abundant buffet includes fresh breads, cold cuts, yummy cheeses, in particular this chilli infused Emmental towards which a rather unhealthy addiction developed! Hot dishes like bacon, eggs and sausages are served too, plus fruits, coffee, teas and juices.

Hotel Review: Hotel Zoe by Amano Group Berlin | best Hotel in berlin
Credit: Hotel Zoe by Amano Group Berlin

And if it’s a drink you’re after – You’re in luck! The hotel has its own black and gold retro-styled Gin & Tonic Bar. They boast 70 different varieties and a plethora of gin based drinks alongside a seasonal cocktail menu.

Facilities & Service

There may be no gym, spa or restaurant, but there is a rooftop terrace. With a G&T in hand you can enjoy your tipple and appreciate the hotel’s prime location with its great city views.

Service is with a smile and staff are always at hand to help with sightseeing tips and restaurant recommendations. If you fancy seeing the city on two wheels, Hotel Zoe also has its own rental bicycles.

Final Thoughts…

A cool hotel, conveniently located makes it an excellent base to explore the city. The professional and charming staff made our stay a pleasure. The rooms maybe small, but in a city with so much to offer – how much time are you really planning on spending in a room? It’s a con that I could handle on this occasion. Now I can’t wait to try the rest of the hotels under the Amano Group umbrella for my next visit!

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Disclaimer: We received a press rate for our stay, however, all views, opinions and photos unless otherwise stated are my own and remain a trademark of the Curious Pixie

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9 Comments

  • Bejal 30th July 2018 at 8:59 am

    This is totally my kind of hotel with a G&T Bar! I’m sold. The interiors are super cool and trendy and would not hesitate to book this for my next trip to Berlin.

    • Sima Sthanakiya 30th July 2018 at 10:34 am

      I think you’d love it. The Amano group have a number of hotels, so you have a real good choice.

  • Emma @ Adventures of a London Kiwi 30th July 2018 at 9:20 am

    This does look like a perfect parent escape!

    • Sima Sthanakiya 30th July 2018 at 10:34 am

      Oh it so was Emma. And well needed too!

  • Laura 31st July 2018 at 12:23 pm

    This is definitely somewhere Mr B and I would stay for a city break!

    • Sima Sthanakiya 12th August 2018 at 7:44 pm

      I think you’d love it!

  • Julia 25th August 2018 at 10:15 am

    This hotel looks good but for me, I do like a bit more space in a room. Although I do as you said think it depends on what you’re doing and how busy you’re going to be.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • Sima Sthanakiya 27th August 2018 at 10:05 am

      Me too usually Julia. On this trip however, we were only there to sleep so it didn’t matter too much.

  • otlaat 27th August 2018 at 8:27 am

    New post of wonderful way of writing , Amazing photos , I’m glad to be one of your follower , you are the best

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