A 'country house' indeed: although the Berlin-based Landhaus Schlachtensee - a pristine early 20thC villa - is in the middle of a city, it is set in an area of woods and lakes (including the eponymous Schlachtensee), away from the bustle of downtown Berlin, yet only a short underground train-ride to the city centre.
  Arrranged on three floors, the rooms are rather anonymous, but comfortable and stylish - large, light and airy, done out in peaceful grey tones with modern, elegant furniture, and slick lighting. Bathrooms too are modern and fully equipped. Three of the bedrooms have a balcony, six are on the ground floor and all are quiet.
  Local artists' works hang spotlit on the white walls of the breakfast room, which also doubles as a reception room. It leads out on to the terrace overlooking the garden; breakfast is served out here on fine days. Like most Berlin hotels, the Schlachtensee is popular and reservations should be made at least a month in advance.