As I was able to spare a little time off from our restaurant Mashery Hummus Kitchen in Cologne I felt the need to squeeze in a little city trip to try some new restaurants. And we all know that there is one city very reachable and with a wide range of innovative food places: Berlin. As my list of restaurants contained places in all parts of the city I wanted a hotel which is comfortable, out of the ordinary and very central. Quick research and I’ve found what I was searching for: Hotel Oderberger in the heart of so-called “Helmholtzkiez”. They took an old town pool which was built in 1898 and was shut down in 1986 and they rebuilt it as a hotel in 2012. It took them four years to turn the municipal building into an very modern and up to date hotel. Everywhere you’ll find pictures and many other artefacts which will remind you of the impressive history of the building and even the city. Sometimes, wandering around the halls made me feel like beeing in the middle of an art gallery and often it took me some extra minutes to wander around and take a look at the pictures.
But whats most important when booking a hotel? Location, right? And it’s just perfect: the train station is just two minutes away from the hotel and you are located basically in the middle of wide spread Berlin which allows you to get everywhere very easily. And whats almost as important as location? Breakfast!! Well, I loved the breakfast. For instance, the restaurant is so beautiful. Just take a look at the pictures and you’ll see what I’m talking about. But whats of course even more important is the food. There’s such a wide range of regional, vegetarian and even some vegan choices. ALSO, you can make your own fresh waffles. Enough said! I would love to stay there again one day.
If you’re interested, I’d like to mention some restaurants nearby with a wide range of vegetarian and vegan choices which I really enjoyed:
- Lecker Song: amazing little place selling homemade dumplings. Almost half of the menue is vegetarian/vegan. Favourite restaurant of the trip. Schliemannstr. 19, 10437 Berlin
- Häppies: cute small restaurant with just a choice of yeast dumplings. Very innovative, friendly staff and just YUM. Dunckerstraße 85, 10437 Berlin
Oderberger Str. 57