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Ackselhaus & Blue Home

Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany


Ackselhaus and Blue Home share Club del Mar as their breakfast venue. It offers a superb selection of cereals, yoghurts, fruits, juices, jams, cold cuts and cheeses, as well as excellent salmon gravlax. We loved the different varieties of German spelt bread and multigrain rolls. In addition, you can order cooked breakfast à la carte for an extra cost. Everything is beautifully presented on a teak buffet table.

The room itself is bright and airy, with light filtering through large glass panels in the porch and a series of aquariums with tropical fish on the walls. A gilded mirror, a chandelier, a pair of bright paintings and a fireplace (lit in winter) create an atmosphere which is comfy and exotic at the same time. If the weather is nice, you can take breakfast outdoors on the wide pavements of Belforther Strasse, and come evening the candlelit gardens are beautiful spots for sitting back with a drink from the honesty bar (each building has one).

The hotels don’t currently offer other meals, so for lunch and dinner you'll probably find yourself wandering down to nearby Kollwitzplatz, a Notting Hill-like square with a small park in the middle, lots of restaurants around (Gugelhof is recommended), and a great Saturday market. Needless to say, there are some superb dining options in other parts of Berlin, too, representing all the major cuisines of the world - just ask staff for recommendations.

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Features include:

  • Breakfast
  • Walk to restaurants
  • Honesty bar
  • Minibar
Save to favouritesPrintMailAckselhaus & Blue HomeThese twin hotels, one ochre, the other sky-blue, are just doors apart on a leafy road in the middle of upmarket Prenzlauer Berg. At first glance they look like typical Gründerzeit tenement blocks, but step inside and you enter the eclectic, exotic world of Ulf Acksel - entrepreneur, globetrotter and self-confessed Freigeist ('freethinker'). Many of the [r:BE004:rooms and mini-apartments] in Ackselhaus look like film sets, packed with photos, paintings and furniture to evoke China, Rome or Egypt - mesmerising stuff. Others take you to the seaside with wood-clad walls, model boats and hurricane lanterns, while out back is a decked courtyard where you can snooze under a curtained pergola. The maritime theme continues in Blue Home, which has airy accommodation, a grand entrance lobby filled with teak furniture and colourful paintings of fish, an orangery, and another beautiful garden. Land-locked Berlin disappears as you enter an elaborate wooden portal, take in the pink-walled patio with its palm trees, ponds and flower-filled urns, and peek through tropical fish tanks, as if underwater, into the neighbouring [eating:BE004:breakfast] café, Club del Mar. You could be on a vintage yacht or in a colonial abode. It feels far away and wonderfully homely at the same time.

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