Review of Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm gay-friendly Hotel. It was time for us to finally travel to Berlin again to spend some days in the biggest city of Germany, where we explored the gay neighborhood Berlin Schöneberg, attended the CSD Berlin Gay Pride, and tested the 4-star hotel. We were invited to show the best of the gay-friendly hotel with a Scandinavian style and design located in Berlin Charlottenburg, just around the corner from the former city center of West Berlin. The Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm is a member of the Pink Pillow collection by the Berlin Tourism Board certified as an LGBT community welcoming and gay-friendly accommodation. Enjoy our hotel review of the Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm Gay-friendly Hotel and see the 4-star hotel in Berlin Charlottenburg through a couple of men‘s eyes.
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Review: Gay-friendly Stay in Berlin
It is always great to travel to Berlin and to check out new gay-friendly hotels in the German capital city. These are the highlights of our gay-friendly hotel stay in Berlin Charlottenburg: 1. The Scandic Hotel Kurfürstendamm is perfectly located close to the gay neighborhood of Schöneberg. 2. The team at the reception was always happy and helpful in finding the latest information about the gay life and party scene in Berlin. 3. We loved the view from our room over the roofs of the West Berlin houses of the old city center and the iconic Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
4. The rooftop of the hotel is a honeybee safe haven where they created a home for thousands of honeybees to fight against the worldwide colony collapse of bees. And finally: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 am guests of the Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm can join the management team for a morning run. Scandinavian lifestyle at its best combined with nature-inspired details all around the hotel. And don’t forget the Scandinavian inspired kitchen and the rich breakfast buffet.
According to the Spartacus Gay Travel Index, Germany is ranking among the top 10 LGBT-friendly countries in the world, including Berlin. The German capital is organizing one of the biggest LGBTQ+ Pride events in Europe. And we were a part of it!
Our Superior Room with City View
Spacious, bright, and furnished in a light, Scandinavian style – we loved the wide feeling of our superior room on the 6th floor with a view over the city. And we have to be honest, while the sun was shining into our room, the light was perfect for some beautiful photos for our blog and Instagram. But honestly, the room, which is usually big enough for three adults, had everything we needed for our city trip to Berlin, including a desk to work at, a pull-out sofa, and a mini-bar with a free daily refill. The bathroom has a huge walk-in rain shower with complimentary organic skin products from Face Stockholm. The air conditioning system worked perfectly fine, even with 35 degrees Celsius outside. We loved it.
Eating at Restaurant “Friends Living Room”
The Berlin nights can get really long. Nothing better than to start the day after a night out in Europe’s party capital with a rich and diverse breakfast buffet at the Restaurant and Lounge “Friends Living Room”. The buffet is open until 12 o’clock daily, offering bioproducts, fair-trade coffee, and homemade honey. Enough time to take a seat in the conservatory or outside on the summer terrace to enjoy breakfast in the sun. The restaurant and lounge “Friends Living Room” of the Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm is also open for dinner offering a Scandinavian-inspired cuisine. The best of the restaurant was the changing scenery of the background due to LED screens showing scenes from the Swedish landscape to the Hamburg harbor. If the weather is good, make a reservation for a table on the terrace. Karl enjoyed some really delicious German Weizen Beer while Daan couldn’t get enough of his delicious vegetarian pasta. Yammi!
Activities in & around the Scandic Berlin
For all the sporty gay guys planning a trip to Berlin, yes, the Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm has a rooftop gym with a view. For the colder days to come and to relax the sour muscles, the hotel has a sauna, steam room, and a recently redesigned relaxation room with wooden and natural elements inspired by Scandinavian nature. The bar on the rooftop offers refreshing drinks and a spectacular view of the city. Don’t worry if you forgot your toothbrush, or you need a last-minute gift – the hotel lobby shop is open 24/7 and has everything from snacks and drinks to toiletries and souvenirs. Berlin is also known for becoming a more and more bike-friendly city, introducing more and more bikeways all around the city. If you want to see the city from a bike perspective, rent your bike directly at the hotel reception, while the hotel team will help you find the most convenient biking paths for your Berlin tour.
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According to the Spartacus Gay Travel Index, Germany is ranking among the top 10 LGBT-friendly countries in the world, including Berlin. The German capital is organizing one of the biggest LGBTQ+ Pride events in Europe. It’s time for you to travel to Berlin!
Book your stay at the Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm Hotel
Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm
Augsburger Straße 5
Contact: Tel.: +49 30 212 42 0
Good to know:
The Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm is just a 10-minutes walk away from the gay neighborhood of Berlin Schöneberg and the popular shopping area between KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens), Kurfürstenstraße and Kurfürstendamm. Perfect gay-friendly hotel for a shopping weekend with gay events around the corner.
Please note: This review post was made possible in partnership with Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm. Anyhow, our photos, texts, and opinions are 100% our own, as usual.