The first Berlin outpost of the hip European boutique chain Sir Hotels, Sir Savigny appeals to the creative class with its eclectic, arty interiors and urbane vibe. The 1893 building in Charlottenburg was smartly refurbished in 2016 and features small but beautifully designed rooms, outfitted with rich fabrics, vintage carpets and custom furnishings. A big draw for locals and guests alike is its restaurant, The Butcher, which originated in Amsterdam and serves top-notch burgers and fries.
Ranging from “Petit” to the Sir Suite, the boutique accommodations feature plush velvet furnishings and draperies, signature bedding with 300-count linens, contemporary works by area artists and a well-stocked mini-bar with local specialties. Cheeky touches include a “handwritten” Post-It (“Do You Like Fries With That?”) next to the room service button, which connects you to directly to The Butcher. Nespresso machines, satellite TV, plush robes and free Wi-Fi come standard.
If you want private outdoor space, one of the Sir Suites boasts a spacious terrace overlooking the garden.
Sleek, gray-tiled bathrooms come equipped with powerful rainforest showers, fluffy towels and Dead Clean products; a modern freestanding bathtub graces the Sir Suites.
The open-plan lobby resembles a chic living room, with several comfortable lounging nooks, as well as a book-lined center area with a long communal wood table where breakfast is served each morning. The coziest spot is the back room, with a gas fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the garden.
The hotel’s event program includes live jazz nights and occasional readings in English.
Adjoining the lobby is The Butcher, a high-end burger joint with an open kitchen where you can watch your meat sizzling on the grill. Dine in the white-subway-tiled restaurant, or anywhere in the lobby.
Basic cocktails, nice wines by the glass and craft beers are served throughout the lobby.
A short walk to leafy Savignyplatz and the excellent international bookstore Bücherbogen, from which the hotel sources its books, Sir Savigny is surrounded by hip galleries and second-hand clothing shops. The Savignyplatz S-Bahn station is a two-minute walk.
Set in a sleek, minimalist dining room, Glass (7-minute walk) is renowned for its creative five- to nine-course set menus. The more casual Dicke Wirtin (3-minute walk) has been a Berlin institution for decades, serving homemade traditional German cuisine in a cozy atmosphere.
Bar am Steinplatz (7-minute walk) is a sophisticated spot for ultra-creative, globally inspired cocktails that incorporate innovative ingredients like saffron, coriander and local sour beer. Along the leafy Savignyplatz, the hip Hefner Bar (2-minute walk) boasts an extensive cocktail menu and a lovely terrace in the warmer months.