Hotel Adlon Kempinski
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin
We stayed at the Hotel Adlon for 2 nights in july it is the best hotel i have ever stayed at i have travelled all over the world and this was the best. The location is perfect right next to the brandenburg gate with some excellent restaurants local. We did not eat in the hotel however we did use the Spa which was fantasic and the service was exceptional throughout our stay. Will go back for sure.
The best hotel I have ever stayed at
The location of this hotel is excellent near the Brandenburger Tor, although I did not have breakfast there( it was too expensive) I enjoyed my stay very much. It has a wonderful and large wellness area with a marvellous pool and bar.
The rooms are very large with large beds, wooden floor and a wonderful sounding doorbell. The design of the 1995 rebuilt hotel is ageless which you already see, whan you enter the great hall. I would absolutely recommend this hotel to anyone who is staying in Berlin.
A slice of heaven in Berlin
This is one of my favorite hotels in the world--if it were in a different city, it would be my absolute favorite, but Berlin isn't at the top of my favorite places list. Everything about the hotel is divine: rooms are massive with stunning decor, baths are delicious with extravagent amenities (and many have steam showers with my favorite thing of all: eucalyptus steam), service is exceptional, location is central, spa/pool/fitness area is divine with one of Germany's most memorable pools, and the food is heavenly (sounds silly to eat such a meal in such a fancy hotel, I know, but try their Wiener Schnitzel, available in the lobby lounge--it's one of the best meals I've ever had). Staying here will cost you a pretty penny, but the experience is guaranteed to be unforgettable. If you're traveling with friends, sharing a suite can be more affordable than two separate rooms--the hotel will make up a very comfortable extra bed for you, and in these huge rooms, you'll have plenty of space for 3 or 4 guests. The only potential drawbacks are the sometimes-crowded lobby (especially during summer and at Christmas) and the long distances between points within the hotel. Every time I leave here, I just feel sad. If I could, I would move in.
Don't eat there!
Considering the fact that the Adlon is supposed to be the best hotel in Berlin our stay was a desaster. It started when entering the lobby: rather than like a 5* hotel it felt like being on an airport. Too many people standing around, it took forever to get in. Apparently there was some sort of convention going on - but shouldn't these people wait somewhere else?! When we went for dinner in the "normal" restaurant we were also disappointed. The chairs are nice to look at, but horrible to sit in. The service was average. The soup was rather cold. The "highlight" was to be found on the toilet: entering the handicapped toilet we found glasses and cutlery on trays on the floor. Pretty disgusting! We don't know what the stuff was doing there!
Best hotel in Europe
just returned from a weekend at this wonderful hotel, we have stayed at many 5* hotels but the Adlon is right at the top. The staff were so helpful and friendly. Berlin is not the prettiest city in the world so just stay put in the hotel and enjoy!!!
One bit of advice if you want to eat in the gourmet restaurant "Lorenz Adlon" book well in advance it is very popular and very good!
Berlin at its best
The Adlon is truly one of the world's great hotels, on par, or nearly so, with large top-luxury hotels such as the George V in Paris. While I generally prefer boutique hotels and avoid the corporate behemoths, The Adlon is as grand in Berlin as the Plaza is in New York, but offering considerably much more pampering and updated comfort for one's Euro than the latter. It is by far my favorite place to stay in Berlin.
The location is, well, nothing if not stupendous. One is sneezing distance from the Brandenburg Gate, the dome of the Bundenstag, and the great shopping along the Unter Den Linden and Fredrichstrasse; and just a short cab ride from the vibrant night life of the Mitte. The Adlon's lobby is opulant and a tailor-made scene for people watching. Germany's elites, both political and media stars, meet or stay so often here, that I usually find someone being interviewed in the lobby, or large secret-service-like equivalents standing guard outside the hotel talking to their wrist waches. Germans from the countryside often come to snap their pictures in front of the hotel. Rather than being annoying, it's fun to see this happening within an entirely different culture.
The rooms, even the cheapest non-suites, are enormous -- the basic rooms are probably the largest of any I can think of in Europe. All rooms are resplendant in rich yet contemporary dark wood paneling, with ample seating areas and huge, luxurious bathrooms. There is a central bedside remote control for all lighting that makes you wonder why you can't have this at home. Beds are gigantic, with stuffed headboards and feature unbelievably comfortable mattresses. Service is suberb at all levels. All of the hotel restuarants, both casual and formal, are top notch. This is the kind of place that is so luxurious and other-worldy that it makes you want to call home and proudly state, albeit temporarily, "mom, I believe Bill Gates has nothing on me!"
p.s. not in guidebooks, but a must see, is the DZ bank building next door to the hotel. Absolutely non-descript from the outside, but step inside the doors and the guards will let you peek into the out of this world atrium designed by Frank Gehry (the architect of the Guggenheim Bilbao and L.A.'s Disney Concert Hall). Don't miss it!
View from a wheelchair in October 2004
We booked a handicapped room in this glorious hotel. The receptionist showed us around our beautiful room, only for us to find that the bathroom was not equipped at all for someone like me. He apologised for this but we then spoke to the Duty Manager who also apologised to us. It wasn't until we asked the maid to give us extra towels that she pressed a button, a wooden panel slid aside, and there was a fully equipped second bathroom!
Apart from that small problem, the hotel is really wonderful, the staff are friendly and efficient, the position near the Brandenburg Gate could not be bettered, the breakfasts are amazing. We would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Best place I've ever stayed
The is the best hotel I've ever stayed at. Perfectly sited with staff who are keen and efficient. The rooms are lovely with all the standard extras plus a few more. I couldn't fault the hotel in any way.
Best Hotel in Berlin
What a great hotel. The service was excellent and the hotel was beautiful. It is located next to the Brandenburg gate. I have stayed in a number of five star hotels, but the Aldon was by far the best. I would highly recommend this hotel.
I stay at the Hotel Adlon one night, and I can't imagine to find a better place to stay in Berlin. The place is perfect, only a view steps to the Brandenburger gate, next to the main shopping district and to the embassy of England and the USA. The rooms are very spacious and equipped with everything you need, if it can happen that you miss asomething, the hotel will arrange it in just a moment. Like in my case, something against bellyache. The spa is very nice, in grand hotel style like the rest of the hotel. Taste the breakfast, very expensive, but the best breakfast I ever had. Service is also friendly and attentive.
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