With a 360° rooftop terrace overlooking the Berlin Zoo, this trendy German hotel designed by Werner Aisslinger is a neat option for travelers with a sense of adventure and whimsy. While the name implies a bikini-clad dress code, rumor has it that the moniker actually comes from the third floor of this 1950s building originally being vacant, giving the impression that the building was split into two sections, much like a bikini!
Some of the 149 rooms in this 10-story hotel have floor-to-ceiling windows with hammocks, separate sitting areas, and views of the zoo or city. The hotel's decor seems geared towards folks who like to have a good time and enjoy late nights. Do-not-disturb-signs say: "Please place aspirin in front of the door and leave." Cure that hangover with a trip to the hotel’s “jungle sauna” and then rent a bike, or borrow a mini Cooper for free, to explore the city.
Hungry? Dining options include a modern restaurant, Neni Berlin, with floor-to-ceiling windows and dishes including grilled scallops and beetroot soup. The Monkey Bar is a lively bar with a rooftop terrace and views of the zoo; the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a drink. Have a sweet tooth? Enjoy a treat from the hotel’s Woodfire Bakery on the lobby level, where baked goods are prepared in-house on a wood fire.
Just a five-minute walk from the Zoologischer Garten metro stop, guests of the Bikini Hotel have everything at their fingertips!