Okay, I’m putting it out there, this hotel HAS to be the most unusual hotel I have ever seen. Imagine if you could actually fall in love with a hotel… well, I’m at that stage! The Propeller Island City Lodge in Berlin is truly remarkable and for all the right reasons. I even think it’s on par with my love for the hotel made of ice in Sweden!
What is Propeller Island City Lodge
This unique experience is first and foremost an art installation where, interestingly, you can sleep too. Designed by the world-renowned artist, Lars Storschen Propeller Island has some of the most elaborately decorated rooms in all the world. Storschen has prided himself on creating an immersive experience for everyone that plans to catch some zzzzzz’s. From brutalist rooms and abstract designs, to windowless creations – Propeller Island is Berlin’s most fantastic experience.
Who should stay here?
You – thats who! This is seriously a place that everyone needs to try once. Love or hate the experience – your stay will be something you never forget! Seriously though, anyone that loves art and something quite different from the norm will truly fall head-over-heels in love with this place.
Why was it created?
As a struggling artist in the early 90’s, Lars Storschen decided to rent out his spare room for cash – almost like an AirBnB (so to speak). This was his way of earning a living from to create his art – which inadvertently led to one of his most prized installations, Propeller Island. As time passed, Storschen become bored with the idea of just renting a hotel room – he wanted guests to leave with an experience that they would never forget.
What’s so special?
Every room that Storschen has created is firstly a piece of art. Unlike many hotels, you will find random pieces of furniture, open walls, abstract doorways that are often moved by it’s guests. Storschen embraces this as change in his rooms and encourages each guest to explore their room to the maximum potential.
What do you mean no TV???
Unlike most hotel rooms, Propeller Island has no TV’s, digital radios or any other communication device in the room (unless you take your mobile phone of-course). Each room does however have a high-end sound system that transmits Storschen’s soundscapes that he plays into the rooms. These have been created especially for each room and are their to emphasis your experience.
What are the rooms like?
Each room is completely different with guests allowed to request a room they would like. I’ve included some pictures from the rooms below, but they include golden rooms filled with abstract art, prison cells, rooms that are literally upside down, therapy rooms, forest rooms and even dwarf rooms where the ceilings only reach 1.4 metres. Each room is specifically designed to give you a whole new experience.
Who should I take with me?
Okay, so my hand is already waving in the air! I would literally stay here time and time again (so I will wait patiently for your invite 🙂
How do I book?
Head to Propeller Island’s website to book directly.