Hüttenpalast Hotel, Berlin where the rooms are caravans
Hüttenpalast Hotel in Berlin offers visitors a unique way of spending a night in the culturally rich German city. In a former vacuum-cleaner factory are a cluster of renovated old campsite caravans, each available to stay in for the night for a small cost. The concept is aimed at the budget accommodation sector, with rates beginning at thirty euros per night, and there is also new-build wooden huts to stay in as well, yes this is a glorified shed.
Hüttenpalast had existed as a trendy cafe that specialized in breakfast on the floor and a lunch menu with fine coffee and biscuits baked by mothers who the owners, Silke Lorenzen and Sarah Vollmer say, ate the secret recipe themselves.
Opening on 2nd May the trendy as hell cafe is now a hotel offering beautifully decorated and renovated homes and cabins to rent.
The fulcrum of the hotel and as described by the owners as their creative core or “hut palace”, the lovely leafy, sunny courtyard is where you can stay in the old factory building from €30 per person in trailers or wooden shacks. The classic cars were customised by local artists (well Berlin has hundreds and thousands of them, so that was easy to source), the reception room of the old factory is converted into a cozy cottage with roof terrace. Croissants and breakfast from the cafe in the morning means that visitors can enjoy their morning meal in the front yard of the trailer, just like a real caravan holiday.
In the second, peaceful backyard, the owners are currently building six spacious rooms that will overlook with the courtyard’s plant architecture with large windows and high ceilings. This is set to open next month, in June 2011.