This prestigious hotel next to the Brandenburg Gate was reputed to be the best in the world in the early 20th Century. Famous guests have included Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich and the Tsar of Russia. Sadly, all this came to an end when the building was destroyed in the final days of the Second World War. The new Hotel Adlon Kempinski, erected on the same plot of land, is an almost exact copy of its predecessor, but only on the outside. Behind the historic facade is a modern and luxurious hotel equipped with all creature comforts.
Every suite in the Mandala Hotel overlooks the historic Potsdamer Platz in the center of the city. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the busy Berlin city, this hotel is a tranquil retreat for business and leisure travelers alike. Contemporary decor and unique interiors gives a special touch to your experience at this place. They also pamper you at the Wellness Spa and the Fitness Lounge on the 11th storey, which affords amazing views of the city. The dining options include the Michelin-starred Facil or Qui, where one can also host private celebrations and business functions.
The Regent Hotel, previously known as the Four Seasons, is located in the pulsating heart of Berlin. The Regent is one of the best hotels of Berlin and staying here is truly a five-star experience. The normal rooms measure about 45 square metres and boast every conceivable luxury. Situated on historic Gendarmenmarkt, the hotel is in fact a modern construction, although this may go unnoticed when inside, since the decor features classic designs, fine antiques and 19th-century paintings. All in all this is a very classy establishment.
A part of the chain of boutique hotels, called 25Hours, Hotel Bikini Berlin is the work of designer Werner Aisslinger. The contemporary hotel is designed with an interesting concept based on the contrasts between urban jungle and the natural jungle that this gorgeous, whimsical place finds itself between. Featuring 149 rooms, Hotel 25Hours Bikini Berlin offers state-of-the-art facilities and services without losing its edgy and playful theme; this can be seen with ironic features such as their sauna, which, interestingly, reflects upon the Berlin Zoo or their restaurant, NENI which features natural green shrubs that are incorporated in its decor. Located on Budapester Straße, all ten floors of this hotel enjoy sweeping views of the urban jungle that is Berlin. Other unique touches include free Minis and cycles available for guests to borrow.
One of the leading hotel across Europe, the nhow Berlin hotel caters to music lovers. A rather novel concept and music based theme, it offers an uber cool space to its guests. Every aspect and avenue is dedicated to some or other form of art and each of its room is aesthetically appealing with a touch of practicality too. Apart from the routine facilities, nhow Berlin also features recording studios equipped with modern amenities.
Experience luxury at its best at the the Waldorf Astoria Berlin, one of the city's finest hotels. Elegantly furnished rooms sport a contemporary design with rich carpets and fine fabrics. Many feature floor-to-ceiling windows that afford sweeping views of urban Berlin. An array of thoughtful in-room amenities ensure a pleasant stay. Celebrated chef Pierre Gagnaire entices your taste buds with modern French cooking at Les Solistes. There's also a casual cafe as well as a bar to unwind in the evenings. Guerlain Spa offers a stellar array of luxurious treatments for a relaxing time and the fully equipped fitness center is perfect for the health conscious. There are excellent facilities for hosting meetings and business events as well. Check website for bookings and more.
Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Hotel is the largest offers First Class accommodations with friendly service and a central location. The Park Inn Hotel is the ideal location for business and leisure traveling because of its situation on the famous Alexanderplatz in the heart of Berlin; just minutes away from dining, shopping and sightseeing. The spacious rooms feature modern amenities and décor and the casino on the 37th floor boasts stunning panoramic views of Berlin. The hotel also features two popular restaurants and a deli on-site.
Lux 11 lies in one of the most popular and uber cool Berlin district of Mitte. Opened in 2005, it is a hotel that spells style and elegance. It fuses historic architecture along with modern designs. All 72 apartments are equipped with a kitchenette, an internet connection, LCD-TVs, DVD players and fax machines. Once you step in here, a sense of calmness and serenity prevails. Try out the services of the in-house spa, and if you are too busy to cook, visit the on-site restaurant, which whips up some very lip-smacking dishes.
If you are a tourist and are looking for a basic yet comfortable stay in the city, then book a room at the H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz. It is a four-star hotel that offers elegantly furnished rooms with modern room amenities. Relax by taking a trip to the spa housed in the hotel. Since it is located in the heart of the city, tourist attractions are in close proximity to the hotel.
The glamorous hotel and lounge bar at the corner of Prenzlauer Allee and Torstraße is the new home for the rich kids of Berlin's creative elite. While having a reputation among artists and the media crowd, Soho House looks much more like a business lounge that could be found anywhere in the world. The rooftop bar has a pool and a spacious terrace, which serves expensive and assorted drinks. To enter the club you have to have a club card, which has a high yearly fee. If you want to enjoy a glass of champagne without becoming a member, watch out for special events where you may have a chance of getting in. Needless to say, everything at the Soho House is pricey, but of good quality. -Fabian Saul
Erected a hundred years ago as a factory, this building was restored and turned into a hotel in 1997. The facade is dominated by large rectangular windows which glow in the evening sun; an elegant spire crowns the top. Although old on the outside, no attempt has been made to recreate a historical interior. All the rooms are elegantly simple, with just a few pieces of furniture and carefully chosen colour contrasts. Special attention has been paid to the needs of business guests, who will find specially designed rooms with modern office equipment. For those looking for leisure activities, Hackesche Markt, Berlin's new centre of diversion, is only a stone's throw away.
Casa Camper Berlin is the second outpost after its flagship Barcelona hotel. This elegant, minimalist abode with its predominant wine-red hue and other soft colors is a nice haven for travelers of all kind. Enjoy snacking or even unwind at their chic Tentempié lounge anytime of the day or night. Located at the rooftop, the buffet is complimentary to hotel guests and is open 24/7. Dine at Dos Palillos for a culinary journey of Asian tapas food. It is a few minutes away from Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Sophienkirche, Unter den Linden and Hackescher Markt.