Billed as Berlin's first luxury boutique hotel, the none-more-cool Das Stue sits on the southwestern fringe of the Tiergarten park. It's full of grand design touches, while the rooms themselves are modern with hardwood floors. The hotel also plays home to a spa and, in Cinco by Paco Pérez, a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Tel: +49 30 311 722 0
Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin
Hotel Adlon Kempinski is one of Berlin's great historical hotels, and a magnet over the decades for the rich and famous (including Michael Jackson, who notoriously dangled his baby over one of the balconies in 2002). It's located close to the Brandenburg Gate, and retains the luxurious feel of Europe's golden age.
Unter den Linden 77,
Tel: +49 30 2261 0
Soho House Berlin
Part of the Soho House empire, this private club and boutique hotel is based in Mitte, east Berlin's achingly hip heart. The 40 bedrooms vary enormously in price and layout, but all include vintage furniture and quirky features such as record players. Bring your swimmers for the glamorous rooftop pool.
Tel: +49 30 4050 440
This gem of a hotel is a real find - the building's exterior doesn't suggest its gorgeous combination of period features and swish modernity. The rooms have antiques scattered throughout, and the breakfast is excellent. There's a second property too on a nearby street, in much the same style.
Tel: +49 30 284 4550
Expect the full whistles and bells of an international five-star chain hotel at this sumptuous 300-room property on Potsdamer Platz. Notable features include four restaurants and bars, among them the Tea Lounge, known for its ceremonial afternoon teas. Underground parking is another perk.
Potsdamer Platz 3,
Tel: +49 30 33 7777
The prices vary enormously here at this retro showcase for the garish/fabulous interior design of the former East Germany. Part hotel and part museum, this is definitely one of Berlin's more idiosyncratic places to stay; prepare for lots of brown and orange. It's also a stone's throw from techno temple Berghain and the adjacent attractions of hipster Friedrichshain.
Wriezener Karree 5,
Tel: +49 30 2576 8660
Based in a one-time vacuum cleaner factory, this wonderfully eccentric "hut palace" offers colourful accommodation in a range of indoor vintage caravans and repurposed huts. Standard rooms are on offer too – they give more space but they're not nearly so much fun. The backyard has been transformed into a wild garden.
Tel: +49 30 3730 5806
Eastern Comfort Hostel
This fabulous floating hostel is docked on the River Spree between Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. Some of the rooms are on the small side, but guests are compensated with river views on one side and the Berlin Wall on the other. The staff are friendly and the top deck bar is a great place to kick off a night out.
Tel: +49 30 6676 3806
Riverside Hotel and Spa
Located in the Mitte district on the banks of the River Spree, this stylish hotel is well placed for sightseeing and has both moderate and more luxurious accommodation. Rooms have art nouveau-inspired décor, with warm gold colours and individual touches – there's even a suite with a golden bathtub. The hotel also has a spa.
Tel: +49 30 2849 00