A building steeped in history.
Relaced elegance in the middle of Berlin.
In our listed building from the Golden twenties, alongside relaxed elegance and perfect service, the following awaits you:
- 285 rooms and suites in different categories
- Exclusive tower suites on the fifth floor with views of the “Gedächtniskirche” (Memorial Church)
- The Restaurant DUKE, with its open show kitchen
- Access to our wine vault
- The DUKE Lounge and Bar
- The DUKE Summer Garden
- The ELLINGTON Smokers Lounge & Bar
- An events area for up to 800 people
- 10 flexible function rooms with natural daylight
- Free WLAN
- Late check out on Sundays, free of charge
- 50 hotel parking slots
Allow yourself to be inspired by this short image film:
History & Architecture
Meeting point of the stars
The building which houses the ELLINGTON HOTEL BERLIN was always a haunt for major personalities. Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and our namesake Duke Ellington played in the legendary “Badewanne”. Davie Bowie, Romy Haag and Lou Reed partied in the just as legendary “Dschungel” and old UFA heroes from the German film industry such as Günter Pfitzmann and Edith Hancke once graced the stage of the “Berliner Theater”.
An architectural treasure
The address of the ELLINGTON HOTEL BERLIN has a place in the heart of every Berlin architectural guide. This is because the “Haus Nürnberg”, as it was originally called, was created between 1928 and 1931 as a result of the groundbreaking construction works of Berlin architect Erich Mendelsohn. The arguably longest, most noticeable and one of the most beautiful facades in Berlin displays, amongst other things, building entrances and display windows which are encased in brass.
Charm of the late twenties
The moment you enter the hotel, the charm of the late twenties and early thirties is apparent, as it has been preserved in the stairways and in certain rooms.
On the 1st October 1929, the former “Femina-Palast” opened as “Das Ballhaus Berlins” (The Berlin Ballroom). In 1932 it was introduced to the German architectural community as the “newest entertainment venue in Berlin”.
Fit & Well
A good workout is just what the doctor ordered
Here, not only can you simply sit back and do nothing, but you can also enjoy a good work out on our modern equipment. The use of the entire fitness area is free for hotel guests. For those who need a bit of motivation to go beyond their comfort zones, our personal trainer Alexis Kuraby will be more than happy to arrange a personal session with you. Our members of staff at the reception desk are available either in person or over the telephone on +49 (0)30 68 315-0.
If you are in the mood for a massage in our hotel, we would be happy to get in touch with our external partners. Please feel free to contact our reception staff for this.
Here is where jazz comes into its own
Jazz icons such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong once played here live in the famous “Badewanne” jazz club, which was located within the premises of our current hotel. They can still be heard today from the “Jazzhotel”, thanks to JazzRadio 106.8 which broadcasts live from the glass studio in the DUKE Lounge.
Moreover, in cooperation with JazzRadio 106.8, we offer a Sunday jazz brunch with live music as well as regular jazz concerts in the DUKE Lounge, the Saal Femina or, weather permitting, in the ELLINGTON Sommergarten. Why not take a look at our event calendar?
Award-winning jazz station
Incidentally, we have gained an award-winning collaboration partner – JazzRadio 106.8, which has been on air in the Berlin-Brandenburg area since 1986 and has been given a total of 24 international awards; among which are the New York International Radio Broadcasting Award and the third-time gold medal for the world’s best jazz format. The station, which broadcasts jazz music 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is gaining an ever-increasing worldwide jazz following.
So come along and watch the channel presenters over a cocktail or a glass of good wine in the DUKE bar while they broadcast their programs over the hotel sound system.
Straight out of the hotel and into the joys of shopping
Those who fancy a spot of shopping don’t necessarily need to venture around the corner to the KaDeWe or to the Kurfürstendamm, which is just a few paces away. Six businesses are integrated directly into the hotel building front and there for your shopping needs.
From left to right:
Alpenlook – “Proper” Clothes from the alps
anette petermann presents in their showroom costumes with Cargo-Style, “PROPER” CLOTHES FROM THE ALPS (bodice, accessories & bags, leather pants and much more.) as well as handicrafts, art and sassy furniture from the Alpine region.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 pm to 07.00 pm
Schuhbidu – The specialist shop for arche shoes
The ideal shoe for your sightseeing or extended shopping tour. Produced in France and made of European leather, Arche shoes combine extraordinary style with high-quality material and ensure a unique feeling when wearing them.
Morgentau Interiors Berlin
With Morgentau Interiors Berlin, you can let your vision become a reality and develop your individual, elegant spatial concept with a special feel-good atmosphere.
ratiomat® Kitchen showroom Berlin
On Berlin’s first indoor latte macchiato terrace, you can enjoy a view of high-quality kitchens which are produced according to the joiners’ principle and in line with the best Saxon craftsman traditions.
Florale Welten – Flowers, Lifestyle, Occasions
Jump into the world of accessories from different continents. From inspirational interiors and exclusive lifestyle items to individual floral arrangements.
ELLINGTON HOTEL BERLIN
Ali Thomson – Fashion made in Berlin
Take a unique product made from fine material home with you. Specially tailored female clothing, wedding and evening dresses, as well as cocktail dresses, elegant suits and trouser suits are “woven” onto the body with lots of crafted skill, so that the stitching is invisible.
Travel & Location
In the heart of the city west
The ELLINGTON HOTEL BERLIN is located at Nürnberger Strasse 50-55, 10789 Berlin and is situated between the Kurfürstendamm and the KaDeWe, on the border between Charlottenburg/Wilmersdorf and Tempelhof/Schöneberg. Latitude: 52.502159 | Degree of longitude: 13.338601
Travelling by car
From the North, drive across the Berliner Ring A111/A11/A100 Oranienburg motorway junction and drive in the “Zentrum” (central) direction and onto the Kurfürstendamm exit. Then drive down the Tauentzienstraße in the direction of the City. After around 280 meters turn right into the crossroads and drive down the Nürnberger Straße. The hotel will be on your left-hand side.
From the West, South and East, drive along the Berliner Ring and onto the Drewitz A115 motorway junction up to the Funkturm junction. Then drive onto the A100 Stadtring Süd (southern ring road) and onto to the Kurfürstendamm exit. Drive in the direction of the City and onto the Tauentzienstraße. After around 280 meters turn right into the crossroads and drive down the Nürnberger Straße. The hotel will be on your left-hand side.
ATTENTION: Environmental zone
Since January 2008 there has been an environmental zone within the city centre, in which only cars meeting the emissions standards (at least pollutant group 4) can drive (this applies to foreign automobiles as well). You will need to purchase an environmental zone sticker beforehand and stick it visibly onto your windshield; otherwise you may face a fine of EUR 80.
You can find further information on www.umwelt-plakette.de where you can also purchase a sticker.
Your car can also stay here
During your stay, you can park your car safely and securely in one of our 50 parking slots. The car park entrance is located on the Nürnberger Strasse, between Peek & Cloppenburg and the ELLINGTON HOTEL BERLIN.
Your pay and display ticket will be devalued directly at the reception:
1. hour: EUR 3,00
2. hour: EUR 6,00
3. hour: EUR 9,00
4. hour: EUR 13,00
5.-6. hour: EUR 16,00
7. hour: 19,00 Euro
from the 8. hour / daily rate from EUR 20,00
Notice for “short-term parker”: During your stay at our Restaurant DUKE you will receive 50% discount on your parking price, if your restaurant consumption is more then EUR 100,00 (receipt).
This discount applies exclusively our restaurant visitors and a maximum of two cars. This does not apply to event participants and overnight guests.
A further prerequisite is also the presentation of the consumption receipt at the reception.
In the event that there are no parking slots available, you can park your car in the adjacent Augsburger Straße car park (APCOA). This garage has a direct passage to the hotel.
Travelling by rail
If arriving at the Zoologischer Garten rail station, change onto the U2 U-Bahn line in the direction of Pankow, get off at U Wittenbergplatz then take the exit in the direction of Tauentzienstraße. Walk past the KaDeWe and Peek & Cloppenburg, which will be on your left-hand side, continue for around 5 minutes and turn left onto the Nürnberger Straße. The hotel will be on your left-hand side. (A taxi will take around 4 minutes.)
Arriving at the Berliner Hauptbahnhof (Berlin main station) take the S75, S9, S7 or S5 S-Bahn routes in the direction of Spandau, Potsdam or Westkreuz and travel three stations until the Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten station. Then change onto the U2 U-Bahn line in the direction of Pankow, get off at U Wittenbergplatz then take the exit in the direction of Tauentzienstraße. Walk past the KaDeWe and Peek & Cloppenburg, which will be on your left-hand side, continue for around 5 minutes and turn left onto the Nürnberger Straße. The hotel will be on your left-hand side. (A taxi will take around 18 minutes.)
Travelling by plane
If arriving at Berlin Tegel Airport, take the X9 bus to the Zoologischer Garten. Then change onto the U2 U-Bahn line in the direction of Pankow, get off at U Wittenbergplatz. Take the exit in the direction of Tauenzienstraße. Walk past the KaDeWe and Peek & Cloppenburg, which will be on your left-hand side, continue for around 5 minutes and turn left onto the Nürnberger Straße. The hotel will be on your left-hand side. (A taxi will take around 30 minutes.)
If arriving at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport, take the X7 bus in the direction of Rudow and get off at the U Rudow bus stop. Then change onto the U7 U-Bahn line in the direction of the S+U Rathaus Spandau and get off at the Möckernbrücke station. Then take the U1 U-Bahn line in the direction of Uhlandstraße and get off at U Wittenbergplatz. Take the exit in the direction of Tauenzienstraße. Walk past the KaDeWe and Peek & Cloppenburg, which will be on your left-hand side, continue for around 5 minutes and turn left onto the Nürnberger Straße. The hotel will be on your left-hand side. (A taxi will take around 35-60 minutes, depending on traffic.)
Travel like a VIP
If you would prefer to travel using a “private chauffeur”, our limousine service partner VALET DRIVE will be happy to help.