Abion Villa Berlin
Why We Love This Hotel
- It’s set in a prime location right on the banks of the River Spree
- The nearest S-Bahn station and Tiergarten Park are a 10-minute walk away
- The hotel has “everything you’ll need for a relaxing stay” (The Daily Telegraph) including a restaurant with a riverside terrace
- A yacht is available for private tours
ABION Villa Berlin’s prime attraction is its setting, right on the banks of the River Spree in the city’s residential Moabit district. This boutique hotel is housed in a “striking red-brick building” (The Daily Telegraph), handily placed for boat tours of the city and a 10-minute stroll across the river from 18th-century Schloss Bellevue, the official residence of Germany’s President located at the edge of sprawling Tiergarten park. The nearest S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations are also about 10 minutes’ walk away, whilst the Reichstag Building and the Brandenburg Gate are both around a 30-minute walk from the hotel. Berlin’s Museum Island, home to a quintet of internationally renowned institutions, takes around 20 minutes to reach by train.
“A refined ‘villa aesthetic’ with plenty of mahogany and teak” along with “contemporary touches such as fine fabrics and comfortable armchairs” (The Daily Telegraph) characterises Abion Villa Berlin’s public areas. The hotel is built around a leafy courtyard, and there’s a polished bar/restaurant featuring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water, and opening to a riverside terrace. Guests can enjoy use of a sauna and a river-view gym, as well as access to the hotel’s private yacht for parties of up to 20 people (surcharge).
The guestrooms have a maritime theme, “elegantly decorated in soft, warm tones and dotted with wooden furnishings” (The Daily Telegraph). All include free Wi-Fi, TVs and minibars. Higher tariff rooms have sitting areas, whilst suites come with river views, fresh fruit and separate living rooms with dining areas. The hotel’s top-level suites feature panoramic windows with sweeping views of the river.