Rooms with suspended beds, rotating beds, slanted floor, full-mirror décor, and the list would go on if you would have to describe the Propeller Island City Lodge in Berlin. Propeller Island pertains to the audio-visual creations of German artist Lars Stroschen. Every room in the City Lodge is a work of art, hand-crafted to the minutest detail.
The City Lodge consists of more than 30 rooms occupying three high-ceiling floors of an apartment house of the 1880s. Everything is original and unique, which is why the hotel requests its guests to exercise care while moving through the artwork. The lodge’s website calls it “unlimited diversity,” nothing repeated, nothing copied.
The artwork can be better explained by describing the unique character of a few of the rooms in the lodge. The “Padded Room” is completely upholstered in green leather. The “Two Lions” room features elevated cages for guests to sleep. One of the biggest highlights is the diamond-shaped room decorated completely with mirrors rendering a kaleidoscope effect. There is a room where the bathroom is hidden in the wardrobe, without blocking your way, of course. One of the rooms has the bed suspended one-and-a-half meters above the ground with a ladder to reach it – it is not rented out to overnight guests for security reasons. Yet another room has circular bed that can be rotated by pedal motion.
The hotel also has a meeting room that can accommodate up to 35 persons. The room is decorated with giant photos of tropical plants and a soundtrack to add to the ambience. The tables are made of 100-year old wood. Propeller Island has a gallery connected to the hotel, allowing guests to buy furniture, art and other works of the artist.
The Propeller Island City Lodge is definitely a feast for those with a sense of adventure.