Trendy Berlin Hotel Bar Features Bathrooms With A View For Both Patrons and Those on The Street

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs


When the trendy new 25hours Bikini Hotel opened up in Berlin recently, the reviews were great, but a design flaw with the hotel’s Monkey Bar Restaurant has people talking about the hotel for a whole other reason. Floor-to-ceiling windows were put in through the entire restaurant to offer great views of the surroundings, but a little oversight resulted in the bathrooms having their toilets put right next to those giant windows, giving those on the street a view of their own.

While the Monkey Bar is located on the top floor, the hotel is only 10 stories high, making it very easy for passerby’s to get a sneak peek into the occupied bathrooms. Photos began hitting various social networks showing guests in the midst of relieving themselves, including one of a women that went viral.

Realizing that redesigning the whole restaurant would be a costly procedure, the hotel decided to leave it as-is and just offer a warning to customers as they go into the bathroom. Playing off of the fact that the Berlin Zoo is visible from the large picture windows, the warning to customers states: “Please be careful, not only the monkeys are watching.”


Sources: Fox News, Metro
Photo: 25 Hours Bikini Hotel

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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