A stylishly designed hotel in the heart of Berlin Mitte, Lux II has 72 lovely apartment rooms, most blessed with a balcony (a rare commodity in Berlin) looking out onto the courtyard. Designed by London-based husband and wife team Claudio Silvestrin and Giuliana Salmaso the feel is minimalist and based on a palate of cool whites and creams. Lux 11 is perfect for those who need to spend more than a week in Berlin (the rates depend on duration of stay), as the rooms come equipped with kitchens and washer/dryers are available. If that wasn’t enough the hotel’s facilities extend to an in-house AVEDA salon, a restaurant and the Ulf Haines clothing store. Housed in a beautifully restored old building and close to the continual buzz Mitte has to offer, Lux 11 is a stylish and reasonably priced option.