Situated in the vibrant and electric borough, Berlin-Mitte, a stay at the Lux Eleven apartments felt like a home away from home. Originally built in the late 19th century, it was a notorious location for underground parties. The now reformed boutique hotel still remains the spot of choice for young, urban travellers, oozing an understated and minimalist style that encompasses the Berlin aesthetic.

Lux 11 is an apartment hotel, meaning its light on services and heavy on independence – perfect for someone looking to immerse themselves in the city, and all that it has to offer. Approximately 10km from TXL airport, and surrounded by hip fashion stores, galleries, trendy media agencies and a mouthwatering selection of eateries, I was spoilt for choice, and the conveniently close proximity of the sights allowed me to cycle through the city at ease.

What makes the design of the hotel particularly unique, is the curious and unexpected use of magenta, amidst the otherwise minimalist, space-saving and clean interior that fill the 72 capacious apartments. The use of contrast encompasses Lux Eleven’s motto “Love it or Leave it”, succinctly reflecting the self-assured but welcoming atmosphere that I experienced as I approached the check-in desk.

The superior apartment offer a studio-style space, decorated with a king size bed, a wardrobe that somehow accommodates a style blogger’s perpetual tendency to overpack, a large european-style balcony window, writing desk, and a complimentary packet of gummy bears. Lux 11 has distinct hotel aspects, with the lack of door keys (key cards, instead), and the option to get a room service breakfast, but the space, location, and atmosphere made me feel as if it were somewhere I could stay long term.

If you’re the type that depends on the hotel bar for entertainment, and staff to wait on you hand and foot, Lux 11 may feel a bit sparse. However Berlin Mitte is an energetic city, filled with endless activities. Hackescher Markt is lively and full of spirit offering an array of street food, and opening my eyes to independent stores and designers. For a scenic, and chilled afternoon I’d recommend cycling 15 minutes down to Volkspark Friedrichshain, the oldest public park in Berlin, with stunning fountains and limestone architecture. In short, there is plenty to keep you entertained.

At Lux 11, luxury, is better defined as having a sense of independence, and feeling at home, and I truly agree.


  • Great location, within 10 minute walk of a great array of shops and restaurants
  • Quaint little cafe about a 2 minute walk, that is the perfect spot for the morning caffeine fix
  • Amazing, friendly staff who were more than happy to cater to any requests

Need To Know

  • LCD TV and DVD player
  • Bike rental available from reception
  • Free wifi
  • Great balcony view
  • Fully equipped kitchenette

No. of Rooms & Suites: 72 Apartments

Rate Per Night: From €99.00

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