Hotel Oderberger Berlin offers luxury boutique accommodation in the trendy Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood.
The historic building in Berlin was constructed 114 years ago as a public bath and reopened as a boutique hotel in 2016.
Hotel Oderberger in Berlin features 70 elegant rooms, 2 apartments and 5 tower suites. Guests at the hotel can enjoy an award winning restaurant, chic cocktail bar, impressive indoor pool and stylish meeting rooms.
History of Hotel Oderberger Berlin
Most locals in Berlin are familiar with Prenzlauer Berg’s historic 19th-century Stadtbad Oderberger. The public bathhouse was designed in 1898 by architect Ludwig Hoffmann, who also created Berlin’s iconic Pergamon Museum.
The building first opened its doors in 1902 as a public bathhouse. It miraculously survived WWII without any major damage. In 1986 the building was closed due to cracks that began to appear in the floor.
While chatting with locals in Berlin about the property they often had their eyes pop when they realized the famous bathhouse had been converted into a boutique hotel. One 30-year-old lifelong resident of Berlin mentioned that in the 90s, the building was regularly used for unsanctioned raves and dance parties. In 1994 it also acted as an exhibition space for local artists.
In 2011 the building was officially sold to GLS Language School, with renovations beginning in 2012. Four years later the hotel opened is doors as the best luxury boutique hotel in Prenzlauer Berg.
Today, every first Tuesday of the month at 5pm a free guided tour in German is offered of the restored public baths. The meeting point is the reception of Hotel Oderberger Berlin. No registration is required.
Meetings and Events
Berlin’s former public bathhouse, an imposing and beautifully restored neo-renaissance building, offers a historical and architecturally eye-catching stage for any event.
The hotel also rents out its library, salon, seminar rooms, restaurant and fire place room.
- The Fireplace Room: is located on the ground floor at the of the front building. Formerly the changing rooms of the old municipal bath, it’s now a spacious bar featuring an old stone fireplace.
- The Library: is located in the former dressing rooms of the town baths offering an event space with a unique atmosphere. The historical interior has been preserved and complemented by modern design accents. Flexible seating configurations allow events with up to 50 people.
- The Lounge: is located on the first floor of the hotel and features an open design, which can be combined with the adjacent foyer. It’s an elegant space that can host up to 70 people, perfect for a standing cocktail soiree.
- Seminar Rooms: Hotel Oderberger Berlin is owned by and located on the campus of GLS Language School. The meeting rooms are ideal for seminars or corporate classes.
The Pool at Hotel Oderberger Berlin
The hotel’s reception desk doubles as registration for the pool and sauna, which is open to the public. It may seem odd that a hotel offers up its pool to locals, but it was one of the government’s stipulations over the sale.
There are set times during the week that the hotel’s 65-foot-long indoor pool is available to locals in Prenzlauer Berg. The opening hours are subject to availability and published two weeks in advance. This ensures that neighbours in the community who have been using the public bathes for decades still have access to its amenities.
Perhaps Berlin’s most famous indoor pool, Hotel Oderberger Berlin’s swimhall is located under a jaw-dropping vaulted stone ceiling and surrounded by arched columns and church-like windows.
The swimhall is also regularly booked for events, from corporate affairs to romantic weddings. Thanks to a hydraulically powered movable floor, which raises the pool floor to the top, guests can literally walk on water!
Hotel Oderberger Berlin Rooms
The hotel’s 72 rooms all are unique in layout, from smaller Comfort rooms to split-level Maisonettes with 16-foot ceilings. You’ll also find enormous attic Apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies offering panoramic city views.
The hotel’s contemporary interior design includes neutral grey furnishings, oak-plank floors, copper lighting, and subway-tiled tables, which help incorporate historic details in a clever way. Original numbered wood doors from the bathing cabins, now glassed in, take on a new life as bathroom doors.
Bathrooms are spacious and feature walk-in rainforest showers, heated towel racks, and organic products from Ada Cosmetics Naturals. All rooms come with a fridge, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi.
All rooms at the hotel also have a tablet that guests can use for free during their stay. It outlines all the services offered by the hotel, such as in-room beauty treatments and massages.
The Kaminbar is located across from the hotel’s lobby and enjoys a pretty view over the Fireplace Room.
Hotel Oderberger Berlin’s bar is popular with locals who come here to sip on creative craft cocktails, local brews and award-winning German wine. It’s especially popular among Prenzlauer Berg residents for after work drinks and on Thursday nights, when there’s live music starting at 7:30pm.
If you’re feeling peckish, Kaminbar’s menu offers perfect snacks to enjoy while sipping. You’ll find a petite list of munchies featuring marinated feta cheese, olives, layered salad, mini meat balls and cheese board.
- Lavinia: vodka, lavender, cremant
- Pisco Punch: pisco, pineapple, lime
- Mango Chili Margarita: tequila, cointreau, sugar, lemon, mango, chili
- Aloe Vera Gin Fizz: gin, egg white, lime, mint, rosemary, soda, aloe vera
- Kamilla Mojito: white rum, chamomile, lemon, cremant
- Lavendel Limonade: lavender, lemon, soda
- Basilica: white port, cachaca, lime, basil, simple syrup
- Salty Carameltini: vodka, hazelnut liqueur, coffee liqueur, caramel syrup, pinch of salt
- Willy’s Brand: williams pear brandy, jasmine tea, lemon, honey, rosemary
- Lemon After Eight: limoncello, orange liqueur, mint, cream, orange bitters
Hotel Oderberger Berlin’s signature restaurant is located in a three-level space featuring a spacious sky-high ceiling. The 50-foot tall interior features an industrial chic aesthetic such as large arched windows, exposed brick walls, and herringbone floors.
Restaurant Oderberger was originally unveiled in October 2017 and occupies what used to be the building’s power station. Fresh floral arrangements offer an awesome contrast against rusted equipment such as old thermometers and protruding girders.
Restaurant Oderberger’s menu specializes in showcasing a modern take on seasonal German cuisine with local influences from Berlin and surrounding Brandenburg.
Enjoy a fine dining feast at Restaurant Oderberger from Tuesday to Saturday, 6pm-midnight. Guests of the hotel enjoy a sumptuous German buffet breakfast each morning from 7am-10:30am.
- Eel Green: smoked eel, marinated egg yolk, salted lemon, malt pear, cucumber, dill, sorrel
- Berlin “Heaven on Earth”: black pudding, dark chocolate, apple, onion, potato, marjoram
- Meatballs “Konigsberg”: mashed potatoes, caper, beetroot, green apple, sweet wine
- Meat Pea Stew: belly and rind of apple pork, sugar peas, lemon, melissa, apple
- Berlin “Maibowl”: strawberry, cremant rose, woodruff, yogurt, verbena
Oderberger Str. 57, 49-30-780089760
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