Berlin, Germany

Sir Savigny

Rates from (ex tax)$146.04

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR133.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

New-age aristocracy

Setting

Berlin’s cultural quarter

Boutique hotel Sir Savigny takes Berlin’s own brand of contemporary cool and gives it a shimmering cloak of old-world decadence. The dark-hued interiors are distinctly contemporary, but you'll also find gold-edged mirrors, art deco chandeliers and green velvet bed covers – a tip of the hat to west Berlin’s decadent past. The local area, Savignyplatz, has long been a magnet for literary types, and local artist Katharina Musick nods to this with her bookish artworks that hang above each bed. When your appetite for the city’s culture finally gives way to something a little more carnal, you’ll find the remedy at the hotel restaurant, the Butcher, which serves up some of the finest gourmet burgers in town.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

44, including three suites.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $146.04 (€124), excluding tax at 7 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR133.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Room rates don’t usually include breakfast, but there is a buffet spread and an à la carte menu served in the Butcher. Options like peanut-butter smoothies, Belgian waffles and hot shakshuka are all on offer.

Also

Savignyplatz is no stranger to a famous face: expressionist painter George Grosz lived there in the 1920’s, and David Bowie and Iggy Pop were regulars at the Schwarzes Café during the late 1970’s.

At the hotel

Lounge area, well-stocked library, terraced garden, laundry and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, Nespresso coffee machine, minibar, Marshall radio and Dead Clean bath products.

Our favourite rooms

For the most patrician experience, choose Sir Suite number 306, which has a freestanding bath tub in the bedroom and a terrace overlooking the garden. If you’re not looking to splash, the Sir Boutique rooms still have high ceilings, cocktail-making equipment and the hotel's signature green velvet bedding.

Packing tips

Don’t overpack. The city’s full of small, independent boutiques with brands you’ve never heard of but feel like you’ve always been looking for. There’s also some seriously good vintage shopping to be had.

Also

All of the hotel’s public areas are wheelchair accessible.

Children

Children of all ages are welcome at the hotel, but it’s better suited to adults and teens. Extra beds aren’t available, so kids will have to sleep in a separate room.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

The hotel is very laid back about where you eat – any table in the indoor communal areas is fair game. Our pick are those in the Butcher (you get to see all the slicing and dicing going on in the kitchen), or the lacquered table in the kitchen library.

Dress Code

Whatever suits you, sir.

Hotel restaurant

The Butcher sounds rather sinister, but it’s actually the hotel’s aptly named eatery, which specialises in fiendishly good Aberdeen Angus burgers. Fittingly, the interiors look like – you guessed it – a butcher's shop, with a brushed-steel counter and white tiled walls covered with illustrations of various cuts of meat. This being Berlin, there’s house music played at the weekends, giving the place a buzzy atmosphere. Try the Butcher with cheese, a house classic that comes slathered in the restaurant’s much-loved signature sauce (the ingredients of which are a closely-guarded secret).

Hotel bar

The bar is part of the Butcher, but you can take your drinks where you like. If you’re in the dark depths of a Berlin winter, there are several bright orange leather chairs arranged around a fire in the lounge. Sample a refreshing Greensville: a medley of Bombay Sapphire gin, cucumber, basil, lime, celery bitters and club soda.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 7am to 10am (10.30am on weekends); lunch from 12 noon to 2.30pm; and dinner from 6pm to 11pm. The bar serves from 10am through to 1am.

Room service

The Butcher's menu is available for room service from 7am to 1am (3am on Fridays and Saturdays).

Location

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Address
Sir Savigny
Kantstraße 144
Berlin
10623
Berlin
Germany

Planes

Berlin has two international airports: Tegel, the main airport, and Schönefeld, which caters mostly to budget airlines. Tegel is only 10 kilometres from the hotel; a taxi should cost €15-20 and take around 15 minutes. From Schönefeld, take the express train to Berlin Zoo. If you’ve packed light, you can walk it; otherwise, hop on either the S3, S5 or S7 and ride one stop to Savignyplatz. Flights and transfers can be arranged with the Smith24 Team; call 24 hours a day.

Trains

Berlin’s vast central station has excellent connections with stations throughout Germany and its neighbours. High-speed ICE trains run on many major routes, making journeys fast and comfortable.

Automobiles

Berlin has a great public transport network, so you won’t need a car unless you want to take daytrips further afield. If you do want to hire, the Smith24 team can arrange it.

Worth getting out of bed for

Staying faithful to the city’s artistic soul, Sir Savigny ensures guests get a cultural hit before they've even stepped outside: the kitchen library is filled with coffee-table books on everything from tattoo design to the city’s contemporary architecture. Once you manage to drag yourself away, you might want to think about renting one of the hotel’s bikes. The boutique-lined Kurfürstendamm is a few minutes’ ride away, as are Tiergarten park and Auguststrasse, which is known for its galleries and fashionable restaurants. Right next to Berlin Zoo station is the Museum of Photography, which should more than satisfy fans of the art. The building is also home to the Helmut Newton Foundation, which showcases a major portion of his work.

Local restaurants

At nearby Max Brown Ku’damm you’ll find Benedict, the hotel’s round-the-clock breakfast restaurant. This rule-breaking eatery has fast achieved cult status for its moreish morning dishes – there's everything from a spicy North African option to classic American-style pancakes. To take things up a notch, pair with one of the bar’s brunch cocktails. Those looking for standout southeast Asian food should enjoy Vietnamese eatery Saigon Green, which serves tapas-style small plates bursting with zingy flavours. There are great vegetarian and vegan options, too. For true Austrian heritage food, try Ottenthal, where you’ll find some of the best Wiener schnitzel and käsespätzle (the Austrian version of mac and cheese) in town. The secret is well and truly out with this one, so booking is essential.

Local cafés

Ora’s historical interiors make it one of the city’s most beautiful cafés. The building was a pharmacy in its former life, but rather like its malady-stricken customers, it found itself in need of a little restoration. Its wooden medicine cabinets are now back in the pink of health – only they’re stocked with ‘tonics’ of a much more palatable sort. There’s also an excellent selection of flavoursome small plates, sandwiches (the pastrami is particularly good) and pastries.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Berlin and unpacked their currywurst, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Sir Savigny in Berlin…

Boutique hotel Sir Savigny is the perfect expression of modern Berlin. Dark shades of grey pay homage to city’s penchant for understatement (just look at the queue outside any one of the city’s clubs for proof), but this stay is just as much an ode to Berlin’s love for design that flies in the face conformity. There are bright orange lounge chairs, paintings made on the pages of old books and a lift in which graffiti is actively encouraged. Yes, it’s a thoroughly modern place – but it’s not all irreverent: the golden tones and cocktail sets in the rooms hint at the fact that Charlottenburg was once the city’s high-tier salon. The crystal glasses may be long gone now, but it still feels like the aristocratic Sir Savigny has thrown open the doors to his home to let you join the whirl within. You’ll find no sterile lobby-feel here; instead, the ground floor feels like one interconnected living room in which chatty guests flow from restaurant to lounge to garden.

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