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.
- Walk to restaurants
- Honesty bar