Berlin is a multifaceted city, drawing tourists in every year with its unrivaled cool, rich culture, and hedonistic clubs. The city’s accommodation also reflects the dichotomy of Berlin and its architecture, with boutique hotels in pre-war buildings, and hostels in refurbished factory buildings. However, for something truly unique, look no further than Berlin’s airy loft spaces. Ranging from high-end chic to unique spots by the water, these are the coolest loft spaces in Berlin.
Soho House Berlin
Bringing a touch of London swag to Berlin, Soho House Berlin’s 65-room hotel attracts some big names to its swanky loft. George Clooney moved into the hotel when filming The Monuments Men, and the house regularly hosts A-List guests. To accommodate their VIP crowd, four lofts were added to the hotel, created by the in-house design team from New York, with help from Soho House founder Nick Jones. Celebrity-worthy, the loft spaces are fitted with an über-cool mix of dark woods, Moroccan rugs, quilted chairs, an open-plan kitchen and even a vinyl library with accompanying DJ decks.
COJE: Creative Loft
COJE’s Creative Loft located in trendy Kreuzberg, this urban loft offers a prime location and truly unique concept. Its creators Isabella and Marcus wanted to create a place that combines private areas with communal spaces, in an effort to create a small urban village. This concept became a reality when they converted the large loft apartment, putting in 10 small wooden cabins that provide areas of retreat from the otherwise shared interspaces. Perfect for solo travellers or larger groups, this unique, urban jungle offers something different when staying in Berlin.
This contemporary loft-like houseboat floats in a small bay in the River Spree. The sleek, 60-square-metre apartment is adorned in white, with an open-plan kitchen, fireplace, and minimalist interior. This one is for the design-lovers and travellers looking for a quirky getaway and urban adventure in Berlin.
The Mini-Loft Apartment hotel holds the much sought-after reputation as one of the city’s most stylish places to stay. Mixing historic with futuristic design, the two adjoining buildings were designed and renovated by forward-thinking architects Britta Jürgens and Matthew Griffin. Specialising in eco-friendly buildings, the pair has created minimalist apartments, with exposed concrete floors and walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Located in Mitte, the lofts are central and its guides are happy to show guests the best hotspots and sights in the area.
Delight your inner child and stay at this magnificent Urban Treehouse located on the edge of Grunewald forest. Designed by veteran treehouse architect Andreas Wenning, this urban treehouse was designed to mirror the shape of a tree, with 28 square-metre cabins elevated four metres high. Comprised of light wood, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an open-plan living space, this stunning and quirky loft-like apartment lets guests explore Berlin’s nature in a sleek, modern environment.
Monbijiou Penthouse is a luxury penthouse with stunning skyline views, a celebrity-worthy private roof terrace, and sleek interior. Located in Mitte, close to Monbijou Park, this modern loft puts its guests close to some of the city’s most important historic buildings, including the Berliner Dom, Museum Island and Anne Frank Zentrum. The five-star penthouse offers a combination of style, elegance and modern opulence, ensuring its guest have a stunning stay in Berlin.
Traktor Kreuzberg Loft
This sunny loft located in the buzzing Kreuzberg, offers a modern interior, a creative environment and an über-chic, open-plan design. Owned by Traktor, a Berlin design and architecture company, the 120 square-metre loft is housed in an old industrial warehouse, giving guests an open, cool space to stay in Berlin. Perfect for a couple or groups of up to six, the loft puts its guests in the heart of one of Berlin’s trendiest neighbourhoods and close to the city’s best clubs.