Berlin has an excellent range of luxury hotels. We’ve sorted our 2013 recommendations into two sections.
Near the Schöneberg district – home to Berlin’s largest gay village.
Other areas - Superb hotels in elsewhere in Berlin that deserve consideration.
We have a separate page listing great value mid-range and budget hotels.
Technically speaking, these hotels are just outside of the Schöneberg District – but they are all within walking distance of the main gay venues in this area – as well as Kurfürstendamm, one of the most famous shopping avenues in Berlin (and home to the legendary KaDeWe department store).
Augsburger Straße 41 map
Bar, Bedroom, Restaurant, Massage, Sauna, Gym, Spa, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 04-04-2013
A 5-star designer hotel on the famous Kurfürstendamm and a few minutes’ walk away from the KaDeWe department store. The hotel manages to blend art, design and architectural statements with both elegance and minimalistic understatement. The resulting combination of style, comfort and luxury is, we think, a perfect choice for gay travelers with deeper than average pockets!
The hotel has a full spa including a sauna, a steam room and a gym. Massage services are also available. The rather good Brasserie Le Faubourg restaurant offers traditional French cuisine and an outdoor terrace. Location-wise, the hotel is close enough to the Schöneberg gay district - but not right on top of it. U: Kurfürstendamm
Augsburger Straße 44 map
Bar, Bedroom, Restaurant, Shop, Internet Access, Steam room, Sauna, Gym, Spa Updated: 04-04-2013
Located right next door to the Concorde Hotel, The Swissôtel Berlin is another great option. This hotel, that won a place on Condé Nast Traveler Gold List in 2010 and 2011, has 300 guestrooms and suites, each with a flat screen TV, Nespresso machine, large windows and a bathroom with a separated shower and tub.
Like the other hotels in this area, there is a huge choice of restaurants, shops and bars are nearby and it’s only a short distance away from the gay bars and clubs in the Schöneberg district. Leisure facilities include a gym and sauna. WiFi is available for a fee. U: Kurfürstendamm
Budapester Straße 45, Charlottenburg map
Bar, Bedroom, Restaurant, Swimming pool, Steam room, Sauna, Gym, Spa, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 04-04-2013
One of Berlin’s most elegant and renowned privately-owned luxury hotels. This 5-star hotel offers 282 rooms and suites, an award-winning gourmet restaurant, a gym, spa, a pool – just about everything you need.
The gay bars and clubs in Schöneberg are about a 10-minute walk from the hotel, although the fabulous Apollo Splash Club is almost next door! A great choice for those who seek luxury and comfort. S, U: Zoologischer Garten & U: Kurfürstendamm
Next to Splash Club
Budapester Straße 25 map
Bar, Bedroom, Restaurant, Shop, Internet Access, Swimming pool, Massage, Sauna, Gym, Spa Updated: 04-04-2013
Like the Hotel Palace Berlin, the Pullman is located close to Kurfürstendamm Avenue, the KaDeWe department store, Berlin Zoo and just a short walk from some of the best gay bars and clubs in Schöneberg area. Splash Club, one of the best gay saunas in Berlin, is almost next door.
The Pullman’s guestrooms are modern, spacious and feature super comfortable beds, a desk, flat screen TV, kettle for tea and coffee and two free bottles of mineral water. The larger deluxe rooms and suites have a Nespresso coffee machine. WiFi is available but charges apply. The Pullman offers a superb breakfast buffet and has a nice swimming pool and well-equipped gym. We particularly like the ‘9:00PM Bar’ (just inside the lobby) – its relaxed atmosphere is great for cocktails and snacks. S, U: Zoologischer Garten & U: Kurfürstendamm
Unter den Linden 77 map
Bar, Bedroom, Restaurant, Shop, Swimming pool, Steam room, Massage, Sauna, Jacuzzi / Hot Pool, Gym, Spa, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 04-04-2013
This fabulous 5-star hotel, located right next to the famous Brandenburg Gate, offers luxurious, exquisite designed guestrooms and suites that are likely to impress even the most seasoned traveller.
The hotel has its own Michelin-starred restaurant, a shopping arcade, sauna, swimming pool and gym. The quality of facilities is matched by an excellent level of service that you would expect at a Kempinski. The location is great too – a short distance from famous landmarks including the Reichstag, Tiergarten, and shopping along the Friedrichstraße. The gay bars and clubs in Schöneberg can be reached quickly on the metro, although Gate sauna is just a few steps away. S, U: Brandenburger Tor
Potsdamer Straße 3 map
Bar, Bedroom, Restaurant, Shop, Massage, Sauna, Gym, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 04-04-2013
The ‘all suite’ Mandala is really rather special. Even the smallest of its contemporary-styled rooms is at least 40 square meters in size and features a large bathroom, walk-in closet, chic kitchenette, a bright and modern workspace, organic toiletries, minibar, safe and free WiFi. The ONO Spa, located on the 11th floor of the hotel has fabulous views of the city and features gym, Finnish and ‘Bio’ sauna and private massage treatment rooms.
Located in a quiet area close to the popular Sony Center in Potsdamer Platz, and just four short stops on the metro from the Schöneberg gay bars and clubs. S, U: Potsdamer Platz.
Behrenstraße 37 map
Bar, Bedroom, Restaurant, Internet Access, Swimming pool, Steam room, Massage, Sauna, Gym, Spa Updated: 04-04-2013
Situated in the historic building on Bebelplatz Square, Rocco Forte Hotel offers superb gourmet cuisine, a rooftop terrace with magnificent views of Berlin, a 20-meter swimming pool and a luxury spa. The guestrooms are soundproof and feature high ceilings and high-speed internet access. Onsite recreational facilities include a sauna, massage, indoor pool, steam room and a fitness center. U: Französische Straße, Hausvogteiplatz
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