The Orania Hotel in the Kreuzberg neighbourhood of Berlin opened a few months ago in a building that dates back to 1913. Its 40+ rooms are accompanied by a private members’ literary salon (hotel guests have access), as well as restaurant, bar and concert space where you might listen to jazz, classical, electronic or world music depending on the night.

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Orania.Salon bei Tag

Orania.Berlin_Lounge mit Kamin

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Orania.Berlin_Bühne mit Piano

Orania.Bar

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Orania.25_bedroom

Orania.45_livingroom1Photos are copyright of Orania, Berlin

It’s nearly the end of the year and suddenly you realise you have a few days holiday left over, which you can’t carry into 2017. For the Times recently I came up with a few ideas on where to use those few precious days of freedom… (click on each page to enlarge).

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