Return to the SO/ Berlin Das Stue

The last time I stayed at the Stue was in December. The hotel itself is perhaps a tad overly hip for my taste, but I like the architecture of the building and the rooms are very nicely laid out.

This time I had a suite on the first floor, which overlooked a quiet street.

The welcome gift this time was another bottle of champagne and some grapes.

There’s also a Nespresso machine and real Nespresso capsules in the Nespresso branded box.

The hotel has its own backdoor entrance to the zoo. You still need to purchase a ticket online, but if you show that at reception, they will let you into the zoo from there, without having to queue.

The Zoologischer Garten is certainly worth a visit. During my stay I’m also lucky that the weather is not too hot, so that it’s not unpleasant to stroll through the park.

Hotel SO/ Das Stue, Berlin

Das Stue lies in a quiet street close to the Siegessäule, adjacent to a sprawling park and the Berlin zoo. The building dates back to the 1940s and was originally intended to be the Danish embassy.

After the war it stayed empty for many years, until eventually it was purchased and rennovated by a Spanish consortium that turned it into a hotel. It is now part of the Accor group of hotels under the SO/ brand.

Getting to the hotel from Berlin Zoologischer Garten in the middle of the night is just a tad spooky, as you have to talk through the darkened park. It feels a bit like something out of American Werewolf…

The architecture of the lobby is quite austere, with clear straight lines. Even so, the entrance with its spectacular chandalier and the rows of lit candles on the side somehow still manage to make the place feel cozy and intimate.

I stayed in one of the suites on the fourth floor, and I very much enjoyed it. The room was very spacious and elegant. The bathroom was big and had both an enclosed walk-in shower as well as a large bathtub. The toilet was separate from the bathroom.

There was also plenty of storage space should you be planning a longer stay.

The staff at the hotel were all very friendly. I think they managed successfully to be welcoming and laid back but without being intrusive. For example, breakfast was à la carte, which I’m assuming was due to Covid. The staff in the restuarant were great, and no request ever seemed too much for them.

All in all, I very much enjoyed my stay at Das Stue and I certainly wouldn’t mind staying at the hotel on my next visit. The only drawback for me was really that it is just a bit out of the way.