Propeller Island City Lodge

Propeller Island City Lodge

Albrecht-Achilles-Str. 58, 10709 Berlin Germany
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Albrecht-Achilles-Str. 58, 10709 Berlin Germany
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Mermaid_Nix_ZA wrote a review Dec 2011
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Propeller Island City Lodge is an exceptional place. We spent 3 nights at this hotel and found it a delight. We booked room 14, HollyWood, which had a lovely bath in the middle of the room and a balcony. Climbing ladders to get into our (very comfortable) beds was part of the fun; as was the delight of discovering the audible art.

People at the hotel are friendly and willing to help in any way, and the free internet, a good bonus.

A simple and good German breakfast was worth it.

If you want clinical hotel chain luxury, this is not it, but I'd certainly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting an out of the ordinary experience with a comfortable bed and friendly staff.
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Date of stay: December 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: This is really not suitable for small children or people with physical mobility restrictions.
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KayBrown23 wrote a review Sept 2013
Highworth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just come back from a four night stay in Berlin at Propeller Island. When you book, you are asked to give three different options, in case your preferred room isn't available. When we received the response, we were offered two nights in room 22 and two in room 24. Check out the website for pictures of the rooms - my descriptions won't do them justice. Suffice to say that each room is totally delightfully unique (and, it has to be said, some are a bit weird!) and a very refreshing change to the generic, faceless chain hotel. However, what I didn't expect was that the rooms were surprisingly comfortable, each with a choice of on-tap ambient music available to enhance this strange but thoroughly enjoyable experience. The staff at Propeller Island are a delight and very kind and helpful - a credit to the hotel. If you want a hotel to tell all your friends about and enhance your stay in Berlin, stay here, you won't regret it!
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Date of stay: September 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dorota K wrote a review Oct 2013
Krakow, Poland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic hotel with fantastic music in rooms ! Made by owner and composer. Hotel is situated near shops area. Every room is different and every is worth to stay ! The price for the rooms is reasonable for what you get. Between 70 - 115 euros . You will remember your stay there for a long time ! Breakfast costs 7 euro and is very, very delicious. If you look for something special and don't want to stay in hostel or standard hotel you should choose this hotel! I am sure I come back there on my next trip to Berlin and of course choose another room from the list of 27 courious rooms:)
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Date of stay: October 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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eurobean wrote a review Oct 2009
UK
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was really disappointed with Propeller Island. We hoped for a fun, romantic, quirky break but we got a basic, creepy, hostel-type experience. The hotel does say that it is 'not like other hotels', but visitors must really take them at their word! No shampoo, no shower gel, no hairdryer, no manned reception. Do not expect any comforts - even the bedlinen and towels look like they've seen better days. Also, there are private residents on other floors (the whole building is not owned by the hotel) who glare at you as you pass on the dark stairwell, contributing to the unwelcoming vibe. Pay close attention to the prices on the website! Note the very small asterisk that says you will pay a further 15 euros a night if 2 people stay in a room, making for a rather expensive stay in a rather grotty hotel! This place really should have stayed just as a gallery - the rooms are uncomfortable, very dark and impractical. I think one night could be a very weird, perhaps (?!) fun experience, but stay any longer (like we unfortunately did) and you will be tearing your hair out. It's just not a relaxing place to stay. It's like living in a film set. You will have nowhere to put your belongings - don't even think of unpacking. And because of the 'arty lighting' you can barely see in some of the rooms (we stayed in 3 different ones). They also fell well below normal hotel cleaning standards. I felt itchy in the beds and was really turned off by the grotty, way-below-par bathrooms and the fluff on the carpet. Also, be aware that in some rooms (e.g. Space Room) you can see through the perspex bathroom and peer at each other on the loo! Not a problem if you're with a partner, but could be weird with a friend. We didn't want to come back to this hotel at night and got out as soon as poss in the morning. The artwork in the corridors is indeed interesting, but we thought the rooms themselves were a bit slapdash and tired - old knackered toilets, shower curtains just hacked and nailed on. One word: grim. Berlin is great - stay somewhere more central with better facilities.
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Date of stay: October 2009
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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turtlehead69 wrote a review Oct 2009
UK
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Really really wanted to like this hotel, but I really, really didn't. When we arrived, all the lights were off and we couldn't get in. Finally after a text message we were let in, no polite talk of, "how's your flight", instead, "Here's your keys a turn the lights off when you leave the room". This was my first problem with the hotel. I thought this was about an experience of staying somewhere arty, but it was the most depressing hotel I have ever stayed in. The fact that the hallway lights only come on for about 20 seconds only added to the horrible lonely atmosphere. Location wise it isn't great, but that was my fault for not checking out Berlin first.
We stayed in the granny room which was not very nice. It felt dirty and was. After this we stayed in the flying room, which was dark and finally the space room which was even darker and just as dirty. I managed to pick up bites on my legs and two on my face. I would go as far as saying I hated this hotel and it is definitely the worst place I ever stayed(and it's not cheap)
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Date of stay: September 2009
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mobiletraveller64 wrote a review Sept 2012
Oslo, Norway
1.0 of 5 bubbles
A out of the box Hotel what we looked for and booked. It is with its theme rooms very much out of the box. So far so good. The bathroom walls arr so dirty that taking a shower there was not an option, no ac or fresh air, no elevator, no sound proof doors, no staff after 2 pm. Take a look at it on Internett and enjoy the pics but dont book it
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Date of stay: August 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Departure29904 wrote a review Feb 2003
UK
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Looking forward to our stay at the Propeller Island City Lodge. Excited by the fact, it was unusual and somewhere different to stay. Unfortunately it seemed as if our room still had to be finished off, with its bare breeze blocks and exposed pipe work. A scene which on this occassion was not appealling. So appalled we took photo's in dis-belief. Disappointing, as hotel concept could have been done to a high standard but was not. An expensive experience !!
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jwheeler85 wrote a review Nov 2010
Boston, Massachusetts
2.0 of 5 bubbles
So I learned something very important while staying here: cool looking rooms do not equal comfortable and accommodating hotel experience. Our stay began around 9pm at night. We had contacted the hotel staff to let them know we wouldn't arrive during their working hours (staff is only there for a few hours every morning). They left the room key inside this little combo lock box that was built into the door frame. Weird. From there it took us about 45 minutes to find our room. The hotel is inside a larger building that has regular residential apartments. The main lobby and 1st floor rooms were easy enough to locate, but we were told that we were on the 3rd floor. Back out to the main stairway we went and up... lights were out on the floor... super. Two doors on the floor: one normal looking room and one big glass door leading to who knows what. Our key by chance opened up the normal door... which was a storage room or something. No lights, and stuff thrown all over the place. We reasoned that this couldn't be our room; but were kind of freaked out that our key opened some random room that wasn't really part of the hotel. Made us wonder if the same key opens every room. Tried the glass door next: this was the correct door. More rooms beyond this door. This place really needs to put some signs up in the hallway to guide guests to the rooms.

Our room was ok, but gave us the feeling that it wasn't built for people to stay in. The sink and shower were stripped down to basic copper piping and garden faucet style knobs (supposedly the art part of room)... looked like it was made from dumpster scraps. The shower head needed fixing as it spurted out only a few tiny streams of water. I laughed when I inspected the bed: it was literally a 2 inch thick piece of foam on a wooden frame. That's not a mattress. Again, suggesting that the room was built from salvaged scrap material.

I think we saw one staff member upon check out. So that's something to consider... you are pretty much on your own at this place.

This was certainly a unique hotel, but you couldn't pay me to stay here again. I can't speak for other rooms, but at least I can say that ours was not built with human habitation in mind.
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Date of stay: October 2010
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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GustVanDijk wrote a review Mar 2011
Waalwijk, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been staying at Propellor Island City Lodge since it's very beginings when rooms were still smelling like new, the breakfast had peeled apple slices and Lars himself would welcome you. Every two years I have a peek at other or new rooms Lars and his crafty team have come up with. And every time I enjoy the playfull way, with no consession made to form and the energetic designs come tot live..

Some of the room are not comfortable, that's true. Some of the rooms are definitely designed for males who do not care about putting on make up, and yes it is laboursome to clean some of the rooms because of the materials used. But despite all this we love the experience for 2/3 days and the atmosphere and the music composed by Lars which used to play through the individual headphones. We actually come for the playground feeling

The staff are lovely, accommodating and helpful. Location is also quite convenient and public transport is just round the corner. Some interesting restaurants and bars as well. The designers outlets which you'll find in the surrounding streets are a must to visit when you are in Berlin.
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Date of stay: March 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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travellingman062 wrote a review Nov 2012
england
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and i have stayed here a few times when visiting berlin. It is like nowhere else!
Not strictly a hotel, but a lodge. They do serve breakfast though. each room is furnished with a particular theme. Some are quite amazing. Check out the flying bed! Plumbing is a bit wierd, for example wash basins made from beer barrels and bare copper water pipes running around the bathroom. All very germanic. The lodge is housed in a large appartment building on several floors. No televisions, only a sound ssytem of mood and electronic music.
It is located in a "posh" part of berlin so there are plenty of places to eat nearby, and it is close to U bahn and S bahn stations.
Don't expect hotel luxuries like telephones and room service, although they do have wifi. Stay with an open mind and you will love it.
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Date of stay: November 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: all rooms are completely individual, some have bathrooms some not. we liked the flying bed and...
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Answer from Kevin W
Windsor, England, United Kingdom72 contributions40 helpful votes
Hi, I understand that the hotel is having some refurb and designing new rooms so it's closed for this reason. You can contact the hotel directly for an update as to when it's re opening
Alan M asked a question Oct 2019
Cuales son los servicios que ofrece el hotel
ver0nika77 asked a question Jun 2015
Manado, Indonesia
bintang berapakah hotel ini?
Ashfaq Khan wrote a tip Oct 2018
Lahore, Pakistan148 contributions294 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Coffin Rooms and Cloud rooms are fun place to stay"
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Kevin W wrote a tip Jan 2017
Windsor, England, United Kingdom72 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"how arty do you want to go!? look and choose!"
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gsh_1975 wrote a tip Feb 2016
Geneva, Switzerland90 contributions78 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room #12 is an experience, but climbing the ladder will at some point get on your nerves."
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Pekka A wrote a tip Aug 2015
Tampere, Finland54 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Something else, really!"
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AirguitarAg wrote a tip Aug 2015
Sydney, Australia7 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Email the reception to check on room size and facilities, and location, the rooms are spread on three floors and there is no lift."
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LOCATION
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30
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Yes, parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include EBERT Restaurant & Bar, Bellucci, and Trattoria La Cenetta.
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