When we first arrived in Berlin we were able to stay in a hotel for one week. We were very fortunate to be able to stay at the lovely Concorde Hotel in Ku’damm which is an amazing location. It is in the vicinity of the embassy and very near Ku’damm, the bustling shopping area in the heart of West Berlin.
These cute bikes are available at the Concorde for guest. I’m not sure how much the daily rental rate is.
I absolutely loved our room.
Welcome note and treats from the hotel. Can I just say that before I tried Apolinaris Sparkling Water, I was never ever a fan of sparkling water? The moment I tasted this award winning water (Superior Taste Award 2012) I was instantly converted. Who would have thought water could taste so delicious?
I loved the build in bar design. This is gorgeous interior design.
I absolutely loved the bedside lamps which can stay up, or be pulled down and swivel for better bedside reading.
There is a simple desk with some nifty features. The use of space is pretty amazing too.
There is a TV with wireless keyboard, the same cool lamp and wired internet, aside from free WIFI.
I think the swivel TV stand is a brilliant design idea!
And I totally adore the embossed leather covers for the stationary and notepad.
The closet was compact but had a lot of clever storage.
I am totally copying this built in light and clothing rod. Seriously cool.
The built in shoe rack in the bottom of the closet is also genius and brilliant use of space.
I am obsessed with the bathroom. It’s so minimalist and well thought out, extremely functional minus any frivolous details. Just my type. It’s all white, stainless steel and polished stone that reminds me of malachite.
The counter looks simple but it was so functional, I adored it. Did I tell you that the complimentary toiletries are all organic? Usually I don’t like complimentary toiletries in hotels, but these were amazing and so luxe. Even the cotton pads were 100% organic. Love.
The rail bar beneath the double sinks is genius. It accommodates many towels without getting in the way. And how clever and minimalist is the built-in tissue box dispenser? Another great interior design idea!
When I peaked under the sink, a simple metal plate held the tissue box making it easy to replace.
The sockets are safe with cover to prevent water from getting into it. And there is also volume control so you can hear your TV from inside the bathroom.
There was also a magnifying mirror with extra light.
The toilet and the shower stall have their own doors.
Personally I’ve never had toilet paper this thick and luxurious. Loved it!
I totally don’t like knobs myself (You can see the furniture I’ve design have no knobs or handles at all – I think less is more!) so I loved that the shower and toilet stall doors didn’t have any. Just holes in the wall.
And the built-in über simplified soap holder in the shower is copy-worthy for sure.
I take note of neat features in hotel rooms and other clever interior design ideas, because I love smart design! I never know when I will need to do the interiors of a flat so collecting these ideas from our travels all over the world is something I love to do.
What do you think of the hotel room? For me, though it might not be as elaborate as other luxury hotels, true luxury is when things are ergonomically designed for people using the room to make everything as simple and convenient as possible. I was really lucky to be able to experience this room at the Concorde even for a few days.
I didn’t even realise until today that Concorde Hotel is ranked # 6 in Berlin Hotels on Trip Advisor. Very Cool!
Next up, I am posting photos of the one of my two favourite hotel breakfast of all time. (My other all-time-favourite was at Sala Hotel in Phuket.)