Hotel Review: Hotel am Steinplatz, Berlin, Germany
The first sensation upon entering the Hotel am Steinplatz’s 100-year-old art nouveau building is its boutique feel. Reopened in January, it’s affiliated with the globe-spanning Marriott group as part of the chain’s custom-made Autograph Collection. In the mini-maze of a lobby, there’s a piano and a marble-encased fire hearth. With coffee-table books and intriguing ornaments throughout, it’s surprisingly homely. Artworks from a nearby gallery are on sale.
Our fourth-floor deluxe king room is full of neat touches, such as a nifty, iPod-sized video gizmo replacing a room-door peephole. The 42-inch television will please Gulf travellers, as it’s replete with Dubai Sports and the Al Arabiya news channel. You’ll want to spend a week in the dreamy bed, which is surrounded by angular black-and-white lamps, a music dock and a good-sized writing desk. The intelligently designed bathroom features a big walk-in rain shower.
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