Located across the street from the Berlin Zoo is the Hotel Palace Berlin. Past guests have waxed generously about the professional, friendly staff. The amenities also sound appealing: a pool, hot tub, gym and spa are all available on site. The culinary offerings are even more expansive, from daily breakfast at Bon Dia to Beef 45, which the hotel says “specializes in meat.” Further speciality can be found at House of Gin, where 150 varieties of the juniper berry spirit await you. Shopaholics can also find comfort here: not only is KaDeWe nearby, but Bikini Berlin—a younger, hipper alternative to the well-known department store—is within walking distance.