Weird and Wonderful: The Propeller Island City Lodge

If quirky, contemporary and downright creepy is what you seek then look no further than the Propeller Island City Lodge, Berlin. Here you are will be staying in 'a living in a work of art' whose visual and audio aesthetics are an overwhelming...

If quirky, contemporary and downright creepy is what you seek then look no further than the Propeller Island City Lodge, Berlin.

Here you are will be staying in 'a living in a work of art' whose visual and audio aesthetics are an overwhelming assault. The interior of the hotel has been painstakingly designed by German artist Lars Stroschen the abode perfectly reflects the quirky style of Berlin as a city, unlimited diversity, repeating nothing and never EVER copying are the guiding principles here.

From coffins to tranquil Japanese spa's, each room of this eclectic mix is different and there is an eerie twist in almost every room. Unique is the only word that aptly describes the hotel because not only was it designed and envisioned by Lars, all the furniture and artwork has been custom made.The largest room in the hotel, or 'suite' as they describe it, is the Lion Taming room. Equipped with two full sized cages, a double bed, ropes and the suitably strange décor is a sight to be seen and will set you back 190euros a night. Other rooms start at 85 and include a bed completely surrounded by mirrors, jail cell, crime scene complete with hazard tape and a hospital suite!

'Propeller Island City Lodge is an exceptional place. We spent 3 nights at this hotel and found it a delight. We booked room 14, Hollywood, which had a lovely bath in the middle of the room and a balcony. Climbing ladders to get into our (very comfortable) beds was part of the fun; as was the delight of discovering the audible art. If you want clinical hotel chain luxury, this is not it, but I'd certainly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting an out of the ordinary experience with a comfortable bed and friendly staff.'

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