HIP HOTELS: BERLIN’S BEAT

Debrah Dhugga sinks in to one of Berlin’s quirky and creative corners…
Orania Hotel

Cool and contemporary, Berlin is a vibrant city which is Europe’s most visited after London and Paris. The fall of the Berlin Wall signalled a rise in vibrancy with a relaxed attitude. It’s chic without the seriousness thanks mostly to flourishing . Flights from Newcastle make it so simple to take a trip.

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The Orania.Hotel. One cool spot with its own bar, live music stage and resident musicians. It opened in August 2017 after a stunning restoration and is run by husband and wife duo Phillip and Jennifer Vogel.

The hotel sits in a grand old building which epitomises the style of Berlin but its interiors say, ‘sit back and relax; take it all in’. The hotel itself is a cultural hub in the city – so vibrant as soon as you step inside. No need to take time to settle in; the moment you arrive, you’re in a good place in every sense.

You don’t need to move far. The Oriania has its own arts calendar, boasting a series of concerts from classical and jazz, to DJs, poetry readings and film screenings.

There’s such a buzz. The hotel is definitely a place to be and be seen in the city! Great people-watching potential with a fabulous soundtrack.

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Masses of space in high-ceilinged rooms with huge windows. A bit of a boho edge to furnishings with some style influences nodding to Asia, Africa and the Americas, all adding to the inviting atmosphere. A restoration of grand old glamour but with a cool contemporary edge.

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Located in the Kreuzberg district, the area is a cultural and lively district located 6km from Berlin Central rail station with excellent transport links moments from 
the hotel.

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Headed up by Managing Director Phillip Vogel, Orania.Restaurant offers cosmopolitan cuisine and friendly service, with the restaurant boasting an open fireplace and kitchen. Diners will enjoy this buzzy place. At the bar by the open stage discover a great array of craft drinks and cocktails.

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The hotel is a dream if you’ve a musician in your life – it is home to two Steinway pianos and Orania.Salon features a bar, kitchen, an open fire place, as well as an incredible score library at the disposal of musicians. There’s also a cinema screen, floor to ceiling windows and balconies with breathtaking views of the Berlin skyline and the Oranienplatz.

Venture out and Berlin’s nightlife caters for every taste, whether you want to enjoy a classy speak-easy with live music, or something more contemporary, revel in an eclectic selection of fascinating converted venues, outside spaces and on-trend cocktail bars.

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Kreuzberg is the creative heart of Berlin, so Orania.Hotel is the perfect base in which to immerse yourself in the hip and happening areas of the city.


Orania.Hotel Oranienplatz 17 10999 Berlin
Rooms from €115 per night, and up to €425 for a loft suite.
Direct flights available from Leeds and Newcastle.
Tel: +49(0)30 69539680
Website: orania.berlin

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