Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin
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Here we are on Sunday night looking back at our time in Berlin, We saw so much and met heaps of great people. It was our first Christmas away from home and we were a little apprehensive, well Kat was alot apprehensive and I was fine...
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Last night we had Chinese food in Germany. The restaurant looked much nicer than the ones in the states. There were giant bonsai lining the windows with giant ceramics around and no plastic lights! I noticed the Chinese family carried their heads higher as well. It was funny hearing them speak german. I think they could speak English too but I didn …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin
I selected this hotel through a combination of location, star rating and price....and I really picked a gem this time.
We spent 5 days at this hotel during the Easter Holiday. Its location is excellent for visiting Berlin as you can walk to the tube station (10 minutes) or just take one of the two excellent buses that have their stops nearby: the M29 and the 100. Just with this two lines, you can go nearly everywhere. The neighbourhood is perhaps too quiet, but that is also good after an intensive day sightseeing.
Agree with others this is a good 4* hotel but not really a 5*.
There,s better.. but its good
Into says it all, its a compotent lower 5 star very clinical in a teutonic style.. if you want pre war Berlin stay else where. Central but un tousisty location around the corner from the wonderful Bar am Lutzoplatz and Trompet. If white and turquoise are your thing you love the bedrooms, with views of the sigusaule. Nearest metro is a treck, breakfast good if its included in your rate.. if it isnt..30euros!!! Its very German but not very Berlin, Germany's greatest city.
My wife and I stayed at this hotel during August 2004.
It is very nice and in an excellent, quiet, location. It is also close to one of the main bus routes, or taxis which are always waiting at the hotel door.
If you are intending to arrive by rail the closest stop is Zoo Station. Then a five minute taxi ride to the hotel.
Rooms were very nice and breakfast was excellent.
We would certainly stay here again.
A breath of fresh air!
This wonderful hotel located in the heart of Berlin proved to be a great experience during my month and a half tour of Germany. I stayed here in June "04" and was intrigued by the GRAND appearance! Being from the US a lot of hotels in Germany do not meet our standards of quality but this one was an exception. The rooms were great. The service was great. The only thing was this hotel is considered a 5 star in Germany but to me I would definitely rate it a 4 star. In the morning stop by the to-go cafe for a croissant and hot tea and take a cruise walk to see the many great sights of Berlin. The location is wonderful! I would definitely stay there again!
Great hote, great location
We stayed at the Grand Hotel Esplanade from 15-18th June 2004. We found it to be exceptional in all ways.
Our room was a good size, extremely modern and contemporary and the bed was one of the most comfortable I have slept in.
Do try the hot tub in the leisure complex, you won't want to get out, it's heavenly.
The hotel location is also very good. It's about 20 minutes to Potzdamer Platz, Brandenberg Gate etc in one direction and about the same in the other to Ka De We, the zoo and the main shopping area.
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this hotel to anyone, who appreciates quality, at a reasonable price.
Fantastic German hotel
The grand in its title is definately deserved. I stayed at the Grand Hotel Esplanade in March and really enjoyed it. The staff were friendly, the food excellent and the rooms very clean. Although we had the cheapest room in the hotel, it was absolutely massive. Would recommend to anyone.
I stayed in the Grand Esplanade in April of 2001. Really loved it, although I'm not usually a fan of ultramodern decor. Every detail was thought through, from the beautiful warm blankets to the unusual colored bath gel in long vials. I had a nice room with a good view and felt at home immediately.
Design, luxury and atmosphere
I have stayed in many of Berlin's luxury Hotels, but the Grand Hotel Esplanade is still my favorite. Nowhere else in the world I have seen a hotel with such an intricate ultra-contemporary design. The hall boasts huge paintings by artists like Christo and Piene, each sofa is designed by Le Corbusier. The hotel has, of course, comfortable rooms, a first class gourmet restaurant, an inn serving beer and regional fare, one of Berlin's most popular bars and a nice swimming pool with health club. If you want to avoid the old-fashioned style and fake antiquities of Berlin's other luxury hotels go to the Esplanade. Doubtlessly Berlin's coolest luxury hotel!