101, Kurfürstendamm - 10711 BERLIN (Quartier : Charlottenburg) - Allemagne -Berlin, Germany -See the map
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Open since 2004, the Ku' Damm 101 offers a pleasant insight into the present trend of the hospitality industry, demonstrated by the ultra-contemporary architecture and decor it displays. Guests move around in a stylish hotel where minimalist decor and originality are the hallmarks of its design. Located outside the city, the Ku Damm enjoys delightfully quiet surroundings. Avoid it, however, if you are allergic to walking: the nearest underground station is a 10 minute walk away. We would primarily recommend this hotel to young people.
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Located at number 101 on the famous Kurfürstendamm avenue (affectionately nicknamed Ku'Damm), the aptly named Ku' Damm 101 is unfortunately less blessed with the avenue's advantages (shopping centres, bars, restaurants, activities and attractions) than some of its neighbours. This part of the street is indeed much quieter than the rest... The slight drawback, as far as the location is concerned, is that the nearest underground station (Halensee) is a 10/15 minute walk away. However, the bus network is very dense in the area.
The doors to the 169 guest rooms lead into a very soft and gentle minimalist decor. Some may even find the decoration a little bit bleak, but one thing is for sure: guests feel at ease in them. The bed sits in a white and beige corner, the floor of the bedroom area is made of linoleum in an off-white shade (black around the desk area), a contemporary television unit comes to life thanks to a vintage television set, the windows are very big, etc... Everything is very carefully designed with nothing left to chance. Forget about carpeting, which is a real nightmare for people allergic to dust mites, and mini bars, which are no use to guests who would rather have a drink at the real bar. Three room categories are available: standard (20m²), comfort (22 to 30m²) and 'Upper' standard (35 to 38m²). Every room is equipped with a safe and a cordless telephone, and a bathroom with either a shower or a bathtub, hospitality products, and a hairdryer. Note that bathrobes are available on request and that air-conditioning is only installed in superior standard rooms.
It is hard to imagine the wonders hiding behind the plain-looking windows of this modern building. Yet, as soon as you step inside the lobby, you will realize that this hotel stands out from the rest, even though it follows the present trend of the hospitality industry: a stylish and minimalist interior design. The hall itself is kind of 'alien to this world': semi-circular sofas, light columns, pony-shaped chairs (or frog-shaped, whatever takes your fancy!), ephemeral decoration designed for special events, etc. The idea was to blend all these features with natural materials such as wood, which has incidentally crept up all over the reception counter. The rest of the amenities also wander off the beaten track: the computer is used standing up, (discreet) music plays throughout the corridors, and the visually impaired will find their way thanks to an ingenious system of brushes hooked on the walls, on a floor dedicated to them. As for the spa, it is hidden in the midst of a floor of guest rooms, but no oriental decor is to be found here: the interior decorators opted for a mixture of parquet flooring and bathroom tiles! Equipped with a hammam and a treatment room, it may be a touch too small...
Food and drink
There is no restaurant between the walls of the Ku Damm 101, but guests can nevertheless enjoy some nibbles, like sandwiches or soup, at the lobby bar from 10:00am to 2:00am. There is talk of a true restaurant opening its doors in the present smokers' room. A call for bids has indeed already been sent to some architects! For the moment, breakfast is served from 6:30am to 10:00am on week days, until 11:00am on Saturdays, and 1:00pm on Sundays. Ideal for weekend clubbers! Note that freshly squeezed fruit is the only extra charge. Located on the 7th floor, the breakfast room displays a decor identical to the one found in the guest rooms (chairs, linoleum) and offers a superb view of the city. You will also be able to eat out on the terrace in warm weather.
The Ku' Damm 101 is a place where art is generally appreciated: the stylish architecture and furniture are complemented by a great deal of artwork, in the rooms as well as in the common areas. One room has even been requisitioned to exhibit the works of a German artist. This area may be turned back into a smoking lounge, or exhibit the work of other artists in the future...
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Le Ku'Damm 101 est l'hôtel berlinois design que l'on s'imagine.
Les grandes chambre à la déco moderne sont complétées par la bienveillance chaleureuse du personnel, souriant.
Le petit déjeuner est copieux et vaste, en termes de choix.
Excentré des quartiers branchés de l'Est, il un peu éloigné des transports, mais bien desservi.
- Jolie déco,
- Design moderne et agréable,
- Personnel souriant et chaleureux,
- Grandes chambres, propres et claires,
- Petit déjeuner copieux et au choix vaste
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