Arcotel Velvet Berlin

Set amid the nondescript, parking-garage-style architecture of the communist era and the ornate buildings of 19th-century Berlin, the hotel with its glass front stands out as an example of the contemporary style enlivening Berlin’s revived Mitte section. Business and leisure travelers come for ready access to Mitte’s professional offices, restaurants, bars, and historical attractions.

Arcotel Velvet Berlin

Arcotel Velvet Berlin

Amenity highlights: Hotel guests mingle with locals and out-of-towners in a polyglot social scene centered on the hotel’s Austrian-German restaurant and tranquil, contemporary bar that begins in the afternoon and, by candlelight, continues well past midnight. Sidewalk seating–warmed by heaters in cool weather–fronts both restaurant and bar.

Insider tip: Damaged by war, plastered with flyers, and festooned with graffiti, Tacheles Cultural Center adjacent to the hotel is an artists’ haven so hallowed in Berlin history that the East German regime dared not close it. Today it maintains scruffiness acquired during the communist era as a symbol of artistic resistance. Artists sell out of studios, a theater welcomes poets, and a cinema draws visitors at night.

ADDRESS

Oranienburger Str. 52
Berlin, 10117
Germany

Nearest major airport:
Berlin, Germany (TXL-Tegel)

DINING

Velvet Bar – The cool, industrial structure of the hotel exterior contrasts with the warm, soft, velvet surroundings of the hotel’s coffee and cocktail bar, with its red leather sofas, dark oak wood floors and Venetian chandeliers.

Lutter and Wegner Wein and Fienkost – Modern German, local Berliner and traditional Austrian fare are served amid solid wood furniture in the hotel’s restaurant.

NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST

Underground station – 20 meters
Tacheles cultural center- 20 meters
Hackesche Market – 500 meters
Museum Island – 600 meters

Berlin-Tegel airport (TXL): Approximate driving time is 15 minutes and distance is 7.5 kilometers (5 miles).

Taxis are readily available outside the terminal. An airport bus is available that connects to the underground system. There is also a jet express airport shuttle serving central Berlin.

Berlin’s integrated public transport system (the BVG) is the best way to get about. One ticket allows travel on all trains, trams, buses and ferries.

POLICIES

Tax of 16% is not included in the price and is added at the time of payment.
Extra person charges may apply depending on hotel policy.
Rollaways and cribs may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required upon check-in for incidental charges.
All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in.

Check-in time is 3 PM
Check-out time is Noon

PROPERTY AMENITIES

Guests can enjoy an array of amenities including room service, high speed Internet access in public areas, conference rooms and discounted use of nearby fitness center.

See a list of property amenities
Concierge services
Complimentary newspapers in lobby
Bar/lounge
Room service (limited hours)
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Parking (surcharge)
Meeting rooms (small groups)
Business services
Internet access in public areas – complimentary
24-hour front desk
Laundry facilities
Air-conditioned public areas
Airport transportation (surcharge)
Concierge desk
Use of nearby fitness center (complimentary)
Restaurant(s) in hotel
Coffee shop or café
Parking nearby
Parking (secure)
Conference room(s)
Internet access in public areas – high speed
Multilingual staff
Currency exchange
Dry cleaning service
Elevator/lift

RECREATION

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
Yoga classes/instruction
Aerobics
Bicycle rental

ROOM AMENITIES

Cable/satellite TV
CD player
Air conditioning
Blackout drapes
Internet access – surcharge
Minibar
Housekeeping
Bathrobes
Extra towels, linens, bedding
Handheld shower
Iron/ironing board (on request)
In-room safe
Smoking rooms
Rollaway beds
DVD player
Fireplace
Climate control
Direct-dial phone
Telephone
Wake-up calls
Private bathroom
Hair dryer
Massage – available in room
Electronic/magnetic keys
Clock radio
Television
Wheelchair accessible

ROOMS

This hotel features 85 guestrooms, all of which include floor-to-ceiling windows, multi-functioning flat screen TV, DVD and CD player.

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