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No, this isn't the first time HotelChatter has taken a look at Berlin's art-tastic Propeller Island City Lodge, a collection of 34 rooms individually designed and crafted by German artist Lars Stroschen. But to end the week on a more positive note, we thought we'd re-visit one of our favorite odd hotels.
The themes at PICL, which range from "Prison Cell" and "Grandma's Room" to "The Upside Down Room" (above) and "Coffin Room," mostly draw on places where you'd never, ever want to sleep, but then again we've stayed at far more sensible (read: boring) hotels that charge way more per night.
Interestingly, rates here vary among the different rooms, so a night inside the Prison Cell will only set you back 79 EUR, while a night in the "Two Lions" suite, which, yes, comes with a cage, goes for 190 EUR. We browsed through the hotel's collection of photos and have picked out the ones that appeal most to us. And just for kicks, we put them into a gallery for you to look at.
Click below to take a peek at the odd, odder, and oddest rooms!
Luvvy friend's just raved to us about this super-trendy art hotel in the centre of the butt-spankingly cool city of Berlin in Germany. It's called the Propeller Island City Lodge", but it's nothing to do with propellers, islands, or lodges. It's to do with bizarre, contemporary art and freaky design fantasy.
You see, we have this huge great ego, and the place seems made for us: "a magnet for creative individuals, those weary of consumption, those who see things differently, philosophers and seekers of perspective and vision." Describes us down to a 'T'.
Not only that, the website alleges: "frequented by personalities from around the globe, this vision machine is a much-desired shooting site for photo sessions and video clips." There's our springboard for a modelling career.
And we thought spending a night in the dizzying black and white rooms at the Night Hotel were bad enough. But now we find the Symbol Room at the Propeller Island City Lodge in Berlin.
Actually, all of the 31 rooms here are pretty crazy. Funny Town has descriptions and pictures of all them, from the Orange room to the Castle room (which pairs with the Dwarves room), to the Mirror room (heh, heh) to Grandma's room and to the Table room, where your bed and desk are atop a giant table.
Each room was created by artist Lars Stroschen and the hotel asks that you remember that while you are staying there, you are living in a piece of art. Therefore, be careful of what you touch:
But however some of the materials are a lot more sensitive than usual: the plexiglas is getting easyly scratches, the same it is with or the dark and intense wall-colours when you slide your bags upon them - only to take two examples.
That is the nature of these materials and you cannot change it - except you make a boring hotel. If you are becoming guest of the for Propeller Island City Lodge we like to ask you to keep this difference in mind and to move with some care within that artwork.
So if you break it, you just might have to buy it.
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We love themed hotels, and in Berlin, we found a beauty; The Propeller Island City Lodge, owned and designed by Lars Stroschen has some of the most unique room themes you will ever find.
Looking to spend a night in a fairytale haze? Try 03, the Castle Room where, according to management:
"Our guests slumber in the midst of a gigantic, colorful wooden fortress, between dwellings harboring both wardrobe and desk.