This hotel is one of the classiest, most sophisticated joints in Berlin. Hidden within the shell of a landmark art deco dance hall, it combines cool contemporary elegance with warmth and ease. The rooms, mostly white with polished wood accents, are brilliantly simple, with modern free-standing fixtures and half-walls, and absolute calm behind the original double windows. The staff are helpful and remarkably cheery given the daft flat caps they are made to wear as part of their uniform. An ambitious menu is served in the Duke restaurant, and there are Sunday jazz brunches in the central courtyard. All the sights of Charlottenburg are on your doorstep and for those wishing to engage in some retail therapy, the luxury department store KaDeWe is around the corner.