Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin
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One thing I LOVE about staying in hotels is the breakfast! And Radisson Berlin really represents. With my soul fed, I am more than ready to see more of Berlin.
I start the day with a visit to the charming backyards of Hackesche Höfe. I continue along the hip zone of Rosenthaler Strasse and Schönhauser Allee - destination Prenzlauer Berg.
04:30 am.... the alarm sounds! The bags are packed apart from the toothbrush. I stumble out the bed, out the apartment and off to CPH airport. I'm hardly awake and within a couple of hours I find myself in Berlin Mitte. I made a deal with myself to try to speak only German as much as possible. So far so good!
I settle into my hotelroom right at …
... 8217;t even know were in Berlin. The museum has original sized, reconstructed monumental buildings the first of which you see when you walk in the door, the Pergamon Altar. It's monstrous and circles the whole room. gates of Babylon as an example! All the reconstructions include original parts that have been transported from Turkey. There is also the Market Gate of Miletus in the adjoining room to the one housing the altar and then behind that a room that ...
... We were in bed by 2am as were had to rise early to head to our last stop - Amsterdam.
Berlin is amazing - people are friendly and depsite the Berlin wall ony falling into 1989 it is a vibrant city. Everyone is interested in Hitler and WWII as it was not that long ago in history - so it is a must.
Oh yeah forgot to mention we saw the hotel Michael Jackson hung his baby over the balcony all those years ...
... their suffering. I think more important than the money was the recognition that they were survivors rather than Nazi sympathisers - the sad truth being that despite triumphing and living through the horror they continued to suffer by being treated as outcasts back in their home country and many resettled in order to escape suspicion and contempt from their neighbours. It was disturbing to learn of the companies that knowingly took advantage of slave labour sourced by the SS - ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin
We got a great 5 day advance internet rate on this hotel for 99Euro. I expected sub standard rooms but got the most beautiful rooms on the top floor. I can only repeat everyone else's comment on the fact that this is a great hotel in a great location with great rooms and great service. The closest Sbahn station is Haescher Market Strausse and also the place very close to where Berlin walks begin.
We loved it
We'll go back to Berlin.... just for this hotel!
My fiance and I are just back from a wonderful weekend in Berlin: we had chosen our hotel following the reviews found here on "tripadvisor"and we are pretty happy we did so!
As everybody has remarked, the place is not only beautiful (nice and modern), but the service is great. I want to add that is also pretty close to the opera (you don't need a car nor a taxi to get there if you can walk ten minutes with your high heels) and has a convenient parking if you arrived in Berlin by car (but okay, you have to pay extra for it)
Coming back kind of late from the opera, we did not really know where to eat at 10.30pm in our neigbourhood... and that's where the Radisson SAS is also perfect: they have great restaurants! We tried one of them "Noodles", serving people till 11pm, and they delicously cooked just for us (we were the last ones) before letting us enjoy our cocktails in the nearby lounge (also a great relaxing place!). And everybody there was super friendly (which was far from the case of all the people we met in Berlin - but that's another story)
A tiny tip to finish (might be helpful!): they ask you when you arrive if you'd rather see the fishes or the street. When you answer, also add a few things: either you want to face the aquarium (not be on the side) and you would like being on the 4th or 5th floor (the view is not the same under, nor too high!) or you should ask to face the Berliner Dom. All the other options (on the main street, or in the back of the building) are not as good!
Well, that's all for today, but in a nutshell, if you go to Berlin, really stay at this great place.
Just came back from East Berlin, stayed there with my partner for 6 nights. Very good service (I stay in hotels often, all over the world) Our room was large & lovley, bath is high tec, no noise what so ever from the street below. Highly reccomended.
Stayed at this wonderful hotel for four nights on a recent trip to Berlin. I would like to concur with all the positive remarks which have already been made about this hotel.
The staff are friendly and attentive but not intrusive. The decor is very modern without being in any way spartan. The "wellness" centre is relaxing and spacious. The buffet breakfast offers a wonderful choice and is eaten in a pleasant dining room overlooking the river and the Berliner Dom.
The location of the hotel is excellent. It is very close to the main tourist area and is less than a five minute walk from the nearest S-bahn station (Hakescher Markt) through which trains run every few minutes. The public transport system in Berlin is extremely efficient and easy to use.
We look forward to our next visit to Berlin and will definitely stay in this hotel again.
Exceptional Hotel and Staff
This Hotel recently opened and is stunning! The staff is attentive, the rooms are beautiful (very high tech), the location perfect.
You will not be disappointed if you book your stay here.
A superb hotel. Very comfortable, stylish room, terrific staff, great breakfast and spa. And then you;ve got the fish. Really outstanding.
One of the best...
One of the finest hotels i've stayed in anywhere. Great location. Service was outstanding. The rooms are very modern, clean. The restaurant, Heat, was a lot of fun.
Great hotel, great location
This hotel is fantastic. We had a room with an aquarium view - all internal rooms face the huge cylindrical aquarium in the lobby. The rooms are modern, the beds are very comfortable & the staff are friendly & helpful. The hotel is next to the river, cathedral & old museum area - plenty to see close by & about 20 mins walk down the main avenue to the Brandenburg Gate. There's a good choice of bars/restaraunts a few minutes walk from the hotel. We will be returning to Berlin & will definitely stay here again.
This is probably the best hotel I stayed in during my trip to Europe in July 2004. It has a very modern design, rooms are spacious, have flat screen tvs, metrosexual bathrooms, and modern furniture. The recption is at the bottom of a covered atrium (a common design for several -- if not all -- SAS Radissons), in front of a giant, multi-story cylindrical aquarium with thousands of coral reef fishes (to actually visit the aquarium you have to go to the fish museum next door). Breakfast can be taken in the atrium or on a boat on Spree, where you can savor typical German morning fare (salmon, cold cuts, sliced cheeses, eggs, saussages, bacon, multitude of breads, cereals, and fruit) while listening to a tourist guide.
You are a few minutes walking distance from the old railway now hosting dozens of restaurants. Public transportation is supposedly excellent, but we stayed only two nights and travelled by car to see more; streets are wide and parking was no problem.
There is an underground parking with lifts that take you directly to your floor. WiFi or regular Ethernet is available at a whopping 20 euro for 24 h. The spa and swimming pool area is awesome, with turkish sauna (lots of steam and water in a temperature lower than traditional nordic saunas).
Get an SAS Radisson GetMore card if you need two rooms, it will pay for itself on the first night (costs 10 euro, and you gat 25% off the second room, or the fourth night free).
The hotel is great. It has the largest indoor cylindrical aquarium in Europe in its hall which is a real sight. The rooms are very modern, the pool and the wellness area are great and the stuff is extremely friendly. It is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. It is also great for families since the extra bed is free and they do not charge kids for breakfast.