With 174 rooms and an enviable location close to Berlin‘s famous East Side Gallery, the Ostbahnhof and Spree, Hotel Amano Eastside by AMANO hotels oozes a mix of moody New York and Berlin vibes, the guest rooms and public spaces brooding and minimalistic, architecture studio Design Alchemists having created an interior that features gold, marble, dark wood and avant-garde detailing.
The ground floor is home to the spacious lobby adorned with comfortable sofas and design books, the East Side Bar, a place where locals and travellers convene to enjoy craft cocktails and wines, and Mario x Gambino, a new restaurant serving Neapolitan pizza; Mario Grünenfelder and Toni Gambino not only providing the inspiration for the concept, but also the warm atmosphere of the restaurant.
From Italian classics such as the Diavola, to the ‘Morty’ a pizza with mortadella, pistachios and burrata, diners can enjoy great fare in the handsome 120-cover restaurant. In warmer months, however, dinner and drinks can be relished outside on the hotel’s exceedingly cool large summer terrace with seating for 140, lush greenery and views over a fine piece of Berlin street art from the highly regarded Portuguese artist, Vhils.
Just behind the back wall of the Amano Eastside terrace lies Yaam (Young African Art Market), an important part of Berlin’s multicultural scene that composes street food vendors, a beach, bars, nightclub, artists in residence and much more. Its proximity to the hotel is a case in point for how embedded in east Berlin’s cultural presence you are here. It’s a real do-not-miss for those who want to quickly get to grips with how the Berlin vibe operates; just a few steps down the road is Holzmarkt 25, another bohemian spot that solidifies the essence which has made this part of town as famous as it is for free-spirited nightlife.
Rooms at the hotel are split into four categories: Standard, Comfort, Business, and Suites; and each are equipped with a tablet with telephone function, Smart TV, air conditioning and WiFi. Providing a “first-class, urban living experience at a fair price,” don’t expect large rooms with lots of added extras, guest rooms at Amano Eastside are on the small side but on the plus side, starting from 70€ per night. Importantly, the beds are comfortable, the showers powerful, and the windows soundproofed, meaning after a long night and morning on the Berlin club scene, you’re guaranteed a deep sleep on return to the property.
Close to the lively neighbourhoods of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, and therefore some of the city’s most well-known clubs, galleries and cultural venues, the hotel is a truly splendid meeting point for Berlin night owls, and on mild Berlin summer evenings, the roof terrace serves a selection of drinks and snacks with enviable views of the Spree, TV tower and other landmarks.
For an urban experience in one of Berlin’s best neighbourhoods, Hotel Amano Eastside combines innovative design, minimalist-artistic interiors, and a seriously enviable location. To be in the heart of all that has confirmed this side of the city as the desirable destination it is, as well as enjoying comfort and quiet, Hotel Amano Eastside is a real no-brainer.