Reviewed! Staying in the Jungle with 25Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

I was very excited about arriving in Berlin.  Not only were the next 24 hours going to be a lot of fun, but the hotel also looked like it was going to be pretty amazing too.  I was going to be staying at the 25Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, and it already looked like one of those hotels that I wouldn’t want to leave.

25Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

As I arrived, guests were enjoying a beer in the sunshine and I have to admit I was a little jealous. Unfortunately time wasn’t on my side, and after a quick check-in I was taken to my room in a very digitally psychedelic lift.  I followed the concierge into possibly one of the coolest hotel corridors I’ve ever seen.  Neon lights lit up the gangway and displayed the numbers over the doors, in this artistically industrial space.  I couldn’t possibly imagine what the hotel room was going to be like, but one thing is for certain, my curiosity was peaked.

Black hotel corridor

The black theme of the corridor continued into the jungle room as I passed the toilet and shower area, but then the room opened out into something more colourful before overlooking the monkey enclosure in Berlin Zoo through a wall of glass.

Bed and hammock in hotel

I fell in love with the room immediately and desperately wanted to explore every nook and cranny, but sadly time was pressing on and we were due to meet for lunch at ki-NOVA.  I had just enough time to empty the goodie bag on the bed, admire the hammock in the window and freshen up a little before heading out the door.  I was really looking forward to being back here later, after all, the bed was so inviting.

hotel bed with quote on pillow

I grabbed a few minutes to explore the hotel reception, and enjoyed watching one of the younger hotel guests lounging in one of the hammocks suspended there.  I knew my young girls would love getting in the hammocks, but they might not appreciate that you are meant to stay there a while and relax.

hammocks inside 25hours hotel hotel

We were busy in Berlin, and the 25Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin hotel was in a great location for getting around. Getting to the hotel from the airport by bus was really straight forward, and there are plenty of public transport options nearby.

monkey bar berlin

We took the S-Ban home after a fun night out with the Chamäleon Theatre and decided to enjoy one final night cap in the Monkey Bar.  During the day the Monkey Bar is relaxed with a bohemian style sitting on the 10th floor of the 25Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin hotel, but at night it becomes a very popular spot with both hotel guests and locals with it’s fun atmosphere and fantastic views over the Berlin skyline.

We only stopped for one drink, as everyone was itching to get back to their rooms.  I put on the heated floor and enjoyed using the on trend bathroom that looked out towards the zoo and using the eco friendly toiletries that constantly reminded you to save water.  They worked a treat as I was far more conscious of letting water poor down the drain needlessly as I carried out my evening rituals.

bed and wash area hotel room

I savoured sinking into the super king sized bed to enjoy a little late night news on the wall mounted flat screen TV.  It was a good bed with crisp linen and a soft duvet that hugged you to sleep.  I slept pretty well, all be it not for as many hours as I would have liked.

The alarm went off far to early, but I was keen to go and enjoy the hotel breakfast in the Neni restaurant on the 10th floor.  The sun was pouring through the windows and most of the hotel guests were still asleep missing out on the glorious sunshine.

View from Bikini Berlin Hotel

The food complimented the hotel perfectly and I enjoyed smoked salmon and scrabbled eggs along side my morning coffee whilst catching up with the other travel bloggers on the trip.  It was a gentle awakening after the busy day we had arriving in Berlin.

Hotel breakfast - smoked salmon and scrambled eggs

I headed back to my room to pack up my things, feeling sad to be saying goodbye to the hotel so soon.  I would have liked to stayed until the required check out time, but this was also my first visit to Berlin and I was keen to get in some sightseeing before flying home.  I took the psychedelic lift back to reception and checked out, hoping to be back at 25Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin again one day soon, but hopefully with the family.

We were guests of 25Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin in exchange for a review as apart of our 24 Hours in Berlin experience with Chamäleon Theatre but all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

25Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin Review

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Zena Goldman is a UK based travel, family & lifestyle blogger who left her 9-5 job behind in the not-for-profit sector to follow her creative dreams and enjoy a more flexible family life. She began writing Zena’s Suitcase in 2011 and shares the holidays and adventures she goes on with (and without) her 2 young daughters. She wishes her son would join them more often but he’s carving out his own dreams now and enjoying university life.

Since beginning Zena’s Suitcase she has worked with a number of brands and also has a regular monthly feature in the ASDA Good Living Magazine feature, ‘Ask The Expert’ where she shares helpful parenting tips. In 2018 she was also a finalist in the prestigious BIBs Awards for Social Media.

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  1. April 19, 2017 / 11:17 am

    What a unique place to stay – I love staying in places like this! Adds to the experience and can make the whole holiday/stay a lot more exciting 🙂
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  2. April 19, 2017 / 11:24 am

    Wow this looks so cool and definitely my kind of place to stay – you had me at the in-room hammock!

  3. Sian
    April 19, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    Wow! This place looks really cool. I was going to book AirB&B when I take my hubby on a surprise trip to Berlin later this year – think I’ll book this place now!

  4. Deborah Mackenzie
    April 19, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Oh wow! I so want to visit Berlin and now stay in this very unique hotel. I love the idea of hammocks to lounge in!

  5. Lorna Ledger
    April 19, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    Wow! Lovely hotel, like the chill out areas x

  6. April 19, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    WOW! This places looks so cool. I just love the corridor with the room numbers. And a big wow that you over looked the zoo. The hammock in the window is a lovely touch. First thoughts were why Bikini? Do you see people wandering around in Bikinis? I’d love to go to Berlin. My nephew lives there. Lovely.

  7. Fi Ni Neachtain
    April 20, 2017 / 9:26 am

    What a cool and unique looking hotel. I love the decor there. The hammocks look amazing!

  8. April 20, 2017 / 10:13 am

    This hotel looks amazing! I love the neon signs and industrial corridor! xx

  9. April 20, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    This hotel looks awesome! My husband wants to go to Berlin soon. Maybe we’ll be staying here too! Sounds like the kids loved it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. Natalia
    April 21, 2017 / 5:13 am

    oh wow! that’s a very unique hotel, it looks really cool x

  11. Jen
    April 21, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    Gosh, I do like the look of this place. Modern, and almost quirky. Love the hammocks.

  12. Kerry norris
    April 21, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    Looks like a funky hotel. Love the hammocks. I do find the black corridor a bit scary though lol x

  13. Lindsey
    April 22, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    This hotel looks like an amazng adventure in itself!

  14. MARGARET gallagher
    April 24, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Oh looks amazing
    Would love to visit -think I’d just stay inside❤

  15. Kayleigh Watkins
    November 14, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    Oh wow!! What an incredible hotel, I’m not sure on the black corridor but love the room and accessories and overlooking the monkeys would keep my children entertained all day while I Sat and had a beer in the sun ? xxx

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