The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin
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We got to Berlin safely yesterday and checked in to our GORGEOUS room at The Ritz-Carlton. It is still very cold. We walked along the Tiergarten and a few main streets and saw the bombed out church that is still standing... it is strange that it is not really as powerful as you might expect. Then we came back to Potadamer Platz and went to the …
... guest haus with a Koelsch Bier. Koelsch is a beer style developed in Koeln a(Cologne) nd is a wonderful tasting beer. We both had soup, Kathy tomato, and I a white bean, bacon soup. Gosh it was good and the wait staff were so friendly and accommodating. I ended up drinking three of the small beers, all I can say is if beer can truly be called refreshing, than Koelsch bier is the solution.
Returning to the hotel we rested up a bit before getting ...
... Circus and Tresor were my two favourites, for those of you playing at home.
The food in Berlin was amazing as well! And so cheap!! The kebabs are the best kebabs you'll ever taste. They're not just a drunken 3am meal in Berlin. Tender meat, fresh falafels & veggies mmm. Currywurst is another winner, too. A sausage with curry powder and ketchup may sound pretty basic, but try one and it'll change your life. And the weirdest thing I ate ...
... political prisoners and disidents under the guise of a "work camp" (much like Auschwitz on the gates is inscribed "Arbeit Macht Frei" or "Labour Makes (you) Free". As it was so close to the capital it was something as a show camp (many foreign dignitaries were shown through before the start of the war) and they trialled many different styles of camp management here. After the persecution of the Jewish, Roma, Homosexual, and other communities ramped up people were ...
... in the area which really only left Middle-spotted Woodpecker, a species that is much less common. It looked like we would need to check the internet for information about that species’ calls to see if they matched and this is what we did later that evening when we were pleased to discover that it was the same species. A further check revealed that Middle-spotted Woodpeckers had been recorded at the exact location we were in twice previously during 2012. A check of my ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin
Worth every cent!
Stayed at The Ritz for the first weekend in July and LOVED IT! Centrally located. Some of the 'wall' remnants are within yards of hotel. Service was exceptional. The hotel bar and restaurants are top notch, with friendly, professional and above-and-beyond staff. We will be back!
We stayed at the Ritz for four nights and enjoyed every night! The hotel is located on Potsdamer Platz... a former no-man's land during the days of the wall. Now it's the bustling center of the new Berlin.
Wow from start to finish
Probably the best hotel that I have ever stayed in. Outrageous fitness facilities, extraordinary bedroom and the concierge was world-class. Oh - and the Brazil soccer team was staying there. If it's good enough for Ronaldo, it's good enough for me..
As noted, the beds were absolutely amazing. So good that it was easy to come home early and sleep. Potsdamer Platz is indeed rather sterile. I was there right before Christmas so there was a Christmas market outdoors, which livened up the area quite a bit. Found it to be in a good location if you are planning to spend much of your time in Mitte and the eastern part of Berlin. The S-Bahn is directly across from the hotel and the U-Bahn just steps away. The concierge was particularly helpful in tracking down a package that was having trouble clearing customs and making reservations. Not quite as up on the hippest places to eat, but it is the Ritz and probably sees more business travelers especially given its location. Despite these few issues, I would rate it excellent. By far the nicest Ritz Carlton property I have stayed at.
I recently stayed at this hotel and all I can say it that it was perfect. ALL the staff were extremely courteous and friendly from the reception staff to the room attendants. The location is excellent with the Sony Centre (with its shops, restaurants and cinema) opposite and the Arcaden Shopping Mall a couple of minutes walk. An underground station is just metres away from the entrance and the Brandenburg Gate is about 10 minutes walk away. The rooms are beautifully furnished and large and the bathrooms are luxurious with a separate shower and toilet stalls. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone and ranks as one of the best that I have stayed in.
Just came back from a week at the Ritz. Potsdamer Platz is centrally located and over the U2, a subway line that links to many places a tourist would want to visit. This location is also convenient for visits to the Gemaldegalerie, the Kunstgewerbe, the Philharmonic, and the Sony Center (which is a high-rise office complex with cinemas, etc.). However, it is otherwise in a sterile area of office buildings and away from the life of the main shopping areas and restaurants. For tourists, I would suggest staying either near the Gendarmenmarkt and Friedrichstrasse or off the K'damm. Much more charming and lively than the area around the Ritz. As they are still rebuilding around Potsdamer Platz, perhaps in ten or so years there may be more appealing buildings in this neighborhood, but as of this moment one feels like you are amidst the high-rises of any skyscraper city and not in Berlin.
First Class all the way!!!
The hotel is located on Potsdamer Platz. This is a great location - highly centralized for nightlife, restaurants, and public transportation. The room is very nice - modern, yet classy, and even heated bathroom floors! Aside from a few bad apples (gift shop staff), I cannot say enough about the overall service at the Ritz Carlton Berlin. From the chambermaid to the maintanence staff - courtesy is true priority. Concierge was very helpful with everything ranging from reservation arrangements to travel advice. Extras abound - daily water, weather reports, evening turn down services, fruits and other edibles, etc. A true first-class establishment! A return visit is in the works!
Had a quick overnight stay here this week. I can only comment on the room as I didn't eat there, but it was beautiful. RC has spent a lot of money on the rooms and communal areas, which have to be seen. The bathroom had 2 sinks, a separate bath and shower and - most impressively - an aromatic candle and matches, and a bath pillow. Suffice it so say that you can bathe well here! (You can even call the bath butler if you want an extra special bath with oils, cigars, rose petals etc!) The Potsdamer Platz location is walkable to most of the sights. If you can get a sensible rate here I highly recommend it - I paid E195.
Perfect place to be
I have heardt a lot about this hotel- and everything is true. The beds are wonderful, the bathroom is well appointed and one wishes to have one like that at home. The staff is very friendly and accompanying. The only disappointing feature is the spa: the pool, saunas and whirl pool are too small and get crowed real soon. Enjoy
Stayed at the Ritz-Carlton on their introductory rate of Euro 168 per night which is a steal. Although the hotel is only operating for a month, everything from Cocierge desk, Room Service, Restaurants worked fine. The Reception desk let me down once or twice as they did not find me in the telephone exchange three hours after I had checked in and on some other occasion a message was not forwarded for which they apologized in style I had lunch on the house while I waited formy room to be ready and the other time the offered free access to the marvellous spa area for a friend. The rooms are luxuriously appointed, fabulously comfortable beds, superb bath accessories. Helpful is the internet connection in every room, three telephones, one of the within reach of the toilet. Rooms are well sound-proofed and heated although you can open windows, the bathrooms have floor heating. Night lights are at your fingertips after you have found the touchscreen contacts in the drawer of your night stand. The Desbrosses restaurant serves French and German bistro fare cooked to perfection. The breakfast buffet is outstanding: 5 or six different breads, 4 different danish pastries, great selection of fruit, fish, seafood and cold meats as well as the usual hot dishes. Service is very helpful and goes out of its way to help you. Overall: a memorable experience with a hotel which strives to become the best in Berlin and throughout Germany.