The Mandala Hotel
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... him out on the internet, you will be surprised. Another neat painting is the painting by Pieter Brueghel, which in one painting he incorporates more than 100 Dutch proverbs, in the 1600 century. A wonderful piece to sit and study for 30 minutes. The museum provides an English cheat-cheat to find each of the proverbs displayed. This alone is well worthy a trip to Berlin. And at the end of your tour you will even find a Botticelli, a Madonna and Child.
... in. So naturally that made it even more tempting to sneak in. The grounds of the park are deserted (I only ran in to a couple of Irish lads while I was there). The grass is all overgrown, the windows of buildings smashed and the ponds and lakes covered in a thick layer of green algae. Then there's the centrepiece of the park - a huge, rusted ferris wheel, creaking and slowly moving back and forth.
Tempelhof Park is also sweet. It used to be ...
... informing us we'd need to change at Cologne before heading through to Berlin but that doesn't mean they reserve you another seat, or put more carriages on the train, or ANYTHING. 3-4hours on the platform getting yelled at by angry Germans did not help. Then on top of it our hotel's reception had just closed by the time we got there and the phone to call the night porter was dead. Kye braved a local pub where a woman took pity on him and got through so we got up finally, ...
... saw this as an opportunity to take control of the government. The German state of Bavaria wanted to become an independent nation, so Hitler took some troops and tried to force them to support the Nazis. But he wasn't able to keep control and wasn't successful. At the time, the Nazi Party wasn't allowed to have representatives in the German Parliament. And the Parliament was much more worried about the Communists taking control. So to prevent further Nazi takeover ...
... to travel, the allSeasons had changed to an Ibis Style. From Alexanderplatz station we grabbed a tram to the hotel, only to be told upon arrival that we were in the wrong one (we were!). Fortunately the tram for the right hotel was just around the corner and ten minutes later we were checking in.
About 20 minutes after that we were back at Alexanderplatz (there are both U-bahn and tram stops right outside the hotel), looking for a suitable train to take us to Potsdam ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews The Mandala Hotel Berlin
No A/C, poor service, but ok
Yes, the place is cool. Yes, some of the rooms are big. But the lack of A/C in most rooms combined with poor service (the staff is surly and often fails to respond to requests) makes this a disappointment. Internet is intermittent.
Ein weiteres empfehlenswertes Hotel in Berlin
Die Lage des Hotels ist sehr gut. Die Räumlichkeiten sind groß. Die Ausstattung ist ganz besonders gut für Geschäftsreisende, die einen längeren Aufenthalt suchen. Das Zimmer, in dem ich mich befand, war mit Vorderblick auf das DB Gebäude und bat eine große Sicht. Das Restaurant war gut und besonders das Gym und die Massage sind einen Besuch wert. Ich hatte mit dem Frühstück ein Problem. Es sah gut aus, jedoch esse ich keinen Fisch zum Frühstück. Das würde ich zu Mittag oder Abends bevorzugen. :)
Ohne Zweifel eine gute Wahl.
Gute Ortslage, komfortabel, moderne und gekühlte Zimmer, höfliches Personal, gutes Frühstück... Ich kann nur Gutes über dieses Hotel sagen. Für meinen nächsten Berlinbesuch werde ich in dieses Hotel zurückkommen.
Dies ist ein Hotel, das musterhaft ist und sich von den anderen nicht nur durch eine kühle Empfangshalle und klassischer Uniform unterscheidet. Die Ortslage ist ausgezeichnet, die Räume sind groß und besonders schön ausgestattet, in denen man sich entspannen kann. Die Betten sind besonders komfortabel, das Personal und ausgesprochen freundlich und aufmerksam. Das Frühstück ist einmalig und wird von mir auf der Liste von guten Hotels weltweit unter den ersten fünf eingeordnet. Ich bereise geschäftlich Berlin zweimal im Jahr und wohne gewöhnlich im Adlon; aber ich habe festgestellt, dass die Preise im Mandala günstiger sind, die Zimmer größer und die Atmosphäre freundlicher und die Ortslage bequemer ist, was für mich in Zukunft meine Unterkunft sein wird. Es bekommt meine besondere Empfehlung!!
Designer hotel with that little bit extra
finally a design hotel that understands that is isn't just the cool lobby and designer uniform that sets the hotel apart. great location, large, relaxed design rooms with really comfy beds, extremely friendly and attentive staff and a fantastic breakfast which ranks now in my top 5 hotel breakfasts worldwide!!!
as a business traveller visiting berlin twice a year, I usually stay at the adlon - but with better prices, larger rooms, more intimate atmosphere and a more convenient location, the mandala will get my business from now on - highly recommended!!
I travel a lot for work, staying mostly in nice hotels, but this hotel has stayed in my mind as a very positive experience. Stayed with my gf in this hotel during a holiday for 3-4 nights last summer - it was still called Madison then, not Mandala. We were going to stay in the brand new hotel Lux11 but they did not manage to open for business in time. No harm done. I think we got lucky, since we got a wonderful top floor corner room with a huge balcony. The staff was absolutely great, very helpful, friendly and professional, and also knew when to keep away. :) Room (or more like apartment) in flawless condition. Great view. Very comfy bed. Sauna and fitness room very very nice. Not exactly cheap, but excellent value for money! Only negative was that while the location is very nice architecture-wise, the nightlife or shopping areas definately are somewhere else. Not a big deal though, since very close to a subway station or easy to get a taxi. Had a good time, a pleasant stay.
A great choice, with no doubt.
Good location, comfortable, modern and cool rooms, polite staff, nice breakfast... I only can say good things about this hotel. So, in my next visit to Berin, I will come back there.
Another great place to stay in Berlin
The hotel is very well located. The apartments are great. Well equipped especially for long term business travellers. The room that i was staying was looking to the DB building in front and has a great view. The restaurant is nice and especially the fitness center and massage is worth to pay a visit. The only problem i had was the breakfast. Its not because the brekafast is not nice, at the contrary it was looking good, but for me that i do not eat fish on the morning. It can be a good course for luch or dinner for me :)
Stayed here whilst attending a wedding at the Adlon last week. A few people stayed here one night and then moved to the Adlon - they preferred the Madison as it is a much more contemporary and cool place to be, Adlon is old school opulence aimed at the older crowd, this place is for the younger, more affluent traveller. Great staff, stylish interior, large rooms with excellent facilities. Staff very conscientious and a very cool bar (even if it does shut at 2am - unusual for Berlin ;o) )
Great location - right in the middle of architect's heaven - spectacular views. Comfortable, stylish rooms (particularly the larger suites). Really helpful staff.
Having a small kitchen (read SMALL) meant being able to have breakfasts and small meals in the room - access to launderies etc also meant being able to live a relatively normal life in an exciting place.
Great wellness facilities. Wonderful sound and TV systems.
Be careful, however, to check there is airconditioning in your room - particularly during summer - could get a bit hot!