Sir Savigny, Berlin

Sir Savigny, Berlin

Treading a line between suave and eccentric, the
design-forward Sir Savigny is an urban
sanctuary for creative types on a city break as well as a launchpad
to West Berlin’s most lively neighbourhoods.

It may be housed in a grand private residence dating from 1893,
but this design-led West Berlin hotel
is firmly aimed the 21st-century beau monde, the dressed-down
“modern aristocrat”.

Based on a fictional bon vivant of the same name, Sir Savigny
treads a delicate line between suave and mad eccentricity. A quick
stride from upmarket Charlottenburg’s main drag, its quirky living
spaces and esoterically designed rooms offer an urban sanctuary for
creative types from Berlin
and beyond.


Sir Savigny’s 44 rooms have been blessed with the
fashion-forward touch of Amsterdam-based
designer Saar Zafrir.

Step inside a world of plush emerald velvets, soft leathers,
gold metalwork and art-deco chandeliers.

Muted grey walls are adorned with custom artwork by Berlin
artist Katharina Musick while original wooden floors are tempered
by vintage Persian rugs.

All rooms are outfitted with Marshall speakers, a well-stocked
bar and a goodie box filled with Sir Savigny’s favourite

What’s for breakfast?

Room rates don’t typically include breakfast, but we highly
recommend Sir Savigny’s decadent morning spread.

The living room is filled with a buffet of fresh fruit, cereals,
breads, cheese and cold cuts while hotel’s restaurant offers an à
la carte menu to boot. Options include acai smoothies, Belgian
waffles, Spanish omelette and spicy shakshuka. Room service is

How about lunch and dinner?

Sir Savigny’s restaurant, The Butcher, serves some of the city’s
best aberdeen angus burgers.

Against a backdrop of brushed steel, white metro tiles and
butchery illustrations, the so-called “haute fast food” sustains
both Berlin’s cool crowd and hungry hotel guests.

Watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen as you devour the
baba ghanoush-topped patty – a house favourite – or the
restaurant’s classic “butcher with cheese” which comes slathered in
a near-addictive mystery sauce.

Come the weekend, the atmosphere buzzes over blaring house
music. If you’re after a quiet one, make use of the in-room “call
the butcher” bell for fresh burgers delivered straight to your

Is there a bar?

Nestled within The Butcher, Sir Savigny’s bar keeps guests
watered until 1am. Try the Greensville cocktail, a refreshing
concoction of gin, cucumber, lime, basil and celery bitters.

Feel free to take your drink into the hotel’s oasis-like private
garden or its living room lined with
and curios. Here, sink into a leather chair and, in the
depths of a Berlin winter, defrost before the roaring fire.


There’s no pool, gym or spa at Sir Savigny, but you won’t miss
them on a short
city break
for which the hotel is pretty perfect. Plug adaptors
are available as is a laundry service, luggage storage and late
check-out. WiFi is free; after all, modern aristocrats are nothing
if not connected.

Things you should know

For the most noble of experiences, choose Sir Suite number 306,
which benefits from a freestanding bath and a terrace overlooking
the garden.

Regardless of which room you opt for, however, likelihood is
that you’ll sleep on cloud nine. Good news, then, that the Sir
Bedding Collection is available to buy.

If you’re stuck on how to spend your time in Berlin, check out
the hotel’s Instagram which has curated
some stellar recommendations.

Within a short walk you can find

A stone’s throw from the picturesque Savignyplatz in the
Westend, Sir Savigny puts its guests at the heart of one of
Berlin’s most lively neighbourhoods, with easy access to some of
the city’s best attractions.

Just three minutes’ walk from the hotel, the dimly lit Schwarzes
Café was once frequented by David Bowie and Iggy Pop. Bookworms can
get lost in the square’s Bücherbogen. Within a short walk from Sir
Savigny, discover Tiergarten, Berlin Zoo or the Kaiser Wilhelm
Memorial Church, the hollow skeleton of which survived bombing in

Splash out at the high-end shops along the Ku’damm (food lovers
shouldn’t miss floor six of KaDeWe) or soak up some culture in the
area’s many galleries – C/O is a must for
cutting-edge photography.

The dining and nightlife scenes are thriving in Charlottenburg;
wander west from the hotel and grab some pho in the Vietnamese
district – Madame Ngo is a favourite.