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Minilofts – Berlin


Berlin’s Minilofts are a great way to make Berlin feel like your home away from home while on vacation. However, I’m certain your home is not as chic, modern, and spacious as the Minilofts unless you are one of the loft’s innovative architects such as Britta Jurgens or Matthew Griffin. My miniloft helped my stay in Berlin become a life changing experience never to forget after encountering this amazing city exploding with culture and life.

The Minilofts are located in Mitte, which was formerly part of East Berlin. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and end of the divide of Berlin, this area has become the middle of Berlin’s international art scene flourishing with nearby galleries and museums. You are close to Hamburger Bahnhof which is the museum of contemporary art and numerous amazing galleries at Heidestrabe.  The lofts are also walking distance to either the S-Bahn and U-Bahn, which are Berlin’s above and underground subway system, so you can travel anywhere throughout Berlin quickly. The subway system is a rapid, efficient way to travel to popular destinations like the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, Eastside Gallery, Jewish Museum, Museum Island, and much more. You can also use the subway to experience Berlin’s great nightlife at hip places like the Weekend near Alexanderplatz and dance the night and wee hours of the morning away at Berghain. Berlin is known for its nightlife and hip counter culture. People literally dance throughout the entire weekend from Friday until Sunday. However, don’t be alarmed you will never be too far from your comfortable mini lofts to get some great rest to start the next day.

The Minilofts are also close to a lot of great places and restaurants.  They are about a two minute walk to the Natural History Museum and quite close to the Berlin Wall Memorial. Minilofts are also walking distance to great restaurants like the Nordic Hotel where you can get an inexpensive buffet breakfast, a great  French cafe called La Bonne Franquette, and Rutz for gourmet food where their young chef has won a Michelin star.

The architects of the Minilofts had one vision to provide contemporary architecture with a design excellence. They wanted their guests to feel like this was their home away from home with beautifully designed, spacious rooms containing modern furniture and appliances. The lofts also come with complimentary wifi in order to find your own new favorite Berlin destination. As I first walked into my miniloft, I immediately thought, “I need to redecorate my Los Angeles apartment and make it as spacious, neatly organized, and beautiful as the Minilofts.” My miniloft was equipped with a wonderful kitchen with all the necessary appliances to make a french press coffee with local delicious coffee, hot tea with a fine array of a tea selection, and all the cooking appliances to make a nice dinner for 2 or more and sit comfortably in a decorous dining room. These lofts are walking distance to great grocery stores like Netto and Rewe where you can cook a nice meal for your friends and they will be pleasantly impressed with your new, elegant style. Your new home at the Minilofts will help make your stay in Berlin, one never to forget, as well.


KU Damm 101 Hotel – Berlin


KU Damm 101, Berlin Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. The exciting 3-star “hotel garni”, a superior address for business travellers and short-break guests with a sense for lifestyle, design and a need for communications technology in their room.

170 rooms designed in a minimalist style with air-conditioning and either a bathroom or a shower room. A breakfast room above Berlin’s rooftops, lounge-bar, meeting and function rooms, wellness suite, high-speed internet access with Wireless/LAN network, 94 garage parking spaces and all the advantages for shoppers of having the Ku’ damm on the doorstep.  On entering the lobby, guests will be immediately impressed by the charm of generous spaces and cool, elegant décor, the lounge bar and the adjacent “Landscape” room. Contemporary art all around reflects the hotel’s location at the heart of Germany’s capital.

Photos Yvan Rodic

KU Damm 101
Kurfuerstendamm 101,
10711 Berlin, Germany


Savoy Hotel – Berlin


Review and Photos by The Cobrasnake

Hotel Savoy in Berlin makes you feel like you have gone back in time, everything about the hotel feels old. When you check in there are free apples and cookies at reception. The staff was very friendly and spoke English well. I got to my suite on the top floor and was greeted with Bubbling Virtual Champagne on the TV screen. The suite was really just 2 smaller rooms put together. There were 2 small beds put together to make a slightly bigger bed. Next to the bed was a very retro radio. I relaxed on the bed, the pillows on the bed were very soft and I watched TV for a while. The remote control buttons were all rubbed off so it was difficult to figure it out and most of the TV shows were in German with lots of softcore porn.

The internet was not free. The suite had 2 mini bars, 2 trouser press units and 2 bath rooms. Both bathrooms were equipped with SAVOY brand toiletries. It didnt really feel like a suite more like 2 mediocre rooms. The hotel is conveniently located next to the zoo and I would recommend this hotel if you were an exotic animal thief and needed a hotel in close distance to the zoo. There are also lots of sex shops and nice restaurants within walking distance from the property. If you are hungry there is a restaurant down stairs and outside seating that is nice for breakfast and lunch time meals. Only the suites have aircon so if you are there during the summer make sure to enjoy a suite. Overall I wasn’t very impressed with this hotel.

2/5 Cobrasnake Stars

Savoy Berlin
Fasanenstrasse 9-10,
Berlin, Germany
+49 30 311030

James Unsworth – 2009 Exhibits

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James Unsworth 2009 Exhibits

8th January – 8th February
‘Let Me Rule’ with Jakub Hosek
Jiri Svestka Gallery
Biskupsky Dvur 6, Prague, 110 00, Czech Republic


5th February – 1st March
‘Lump Hammer Love Bites’ with Andrew James Jones
Concrete Hermit
5a Club Row, London, E1 6JX

12th February – 28th February
The Aftermath’ – Solo Exhibition

60 Berwick Street, London, WC2H 8NG

27th February – 25th April
‘New London School’ – Group Exhibition
Galerie Schuster, Berlin
Heidestrass46, 10577 Berlin

7th October – 5th December
‘I Love You Like A Murderer Loves Their Victims’ – Solo Exhibition
Sartorial Contemporary Art
26 Argyle Square, London, WC1H 8AP

21st August – 23rd September
‘James Unsworth’ – Solo Exhibition
Evan Hughes Gallery
Level 2, 270 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills 2010, Sydney, Australia