A favourite of actor Rupert Everett and other Beautiful People (Helmut Newton described it as "sleeping in holy rooms"), this family-owned hotel manages to mix friendly service and affordable rates with old-world charm and a fascinating history. It also now exhibits the work of young photographers in all available spaces downstairs, and hosts Tuesday night swing-dancing sessions.
Schlüterstraße 45, 10707 Berlin
Gerhard Kassner's Berlinale Portraits 2003-2010, on display and updated daily at the Hotel Bogota, reveals larger than life personalities sans the façade – the result of only brief encounters.
Feb 9, 2011