At the end of the summer holidays, Minx and I took a trip to Berlin and stayed in the beautiful property that is Das Stue.
Originally built in the 1930’s, Das Stue’s diplomatic legacy is evident in the heritage building’s stately architecture and modernist façade, designed by German architect Johann Emil Schaudt (1871-1957) and inspired by Danish classicism.
Das Stue really does invoke a calming ambience, with its open spaces and contemporary minimalist design. It is classy, unfussy elegance.
The two restaurants are headed up by Paco Perez, who has earned 4 Michelin stars in his two restaurants in Spain, and “Cinco” the fine dining restaurant at Das Stue gained its first Michelin star within its year of opening. The breakfast selection at Das Stue was the best I’ve ever experienced in any hotel. Every dietary requirement was catered for be it vegetarian, kosher, gluten free, dairy free and more. There was no limit to how well we felt looked after there.
The hotel backs onto the zoo and has its own private entrance (picture a ten year old girls excitement!), the bar and courtyard also look out onto the zoo.
The Susanne Kaufmann Spa is just so beautiful and tranquil. The indoor swimming pool was incredibly welcome (especially after eight hours walking around the zoo!), there are three treatment rooms, steam room, a gym, all the facilities you need.
Stylish design, fabulous staff, great location – I just need to work out when I can go back.