Modest owners Antonio and Bodo are at pains to stress that Linnen is a bed and breakfast and not a hotel, but although the little six room Berlin establishment may be lacking in a few facilities, it could certainly give some of the big boys a lesson or two in design.
The main Linnen Bed & Breakfast premises is housed in a 1900’s “Grunderzeit” building, split over two floors. Below is the café, a cosy place which would shame any High Street chain with its welcoming atmosphere and quirky pink-lit display cabinets. Upstairs are the six boutique rooms, decorated in a variety of styles to suit every taste. Among them are slick, white and modern, a classy period number, and a kitschy cabin look, and how often do you see a four poster bed in a B&B? Throughout you’ll see original features, like intricate cornice work, and new ideas meshing together seamlessly. Linnen offers a three room apartment available in the same building if you need more space, plus a few studio apartments in Berlin-Mitte. A little gem.