Old World elegance in Berlin
155 Rooms / 40 Suites
The simple facade of Regent Berlin doesn’t quite prepare you for the opulent hotel that lies within. To pass through the revolving doors is to find yourself inside a stunning lobby driping with marble on the floors and columns, majestic crystal chandeliers, gilded accents and traditional Biedermeier furnishings. The Regent’s timeless mix of marble, antiques and original artwork make it feel special.
Near the lobby is a sophisticated lounge area and an outdoor courtyard, popular in summertime for drinks and dining. You’ll also find an elegant cocktail bar and the acclaimed restaurant Fischers Fritz.
Ever discreet, the staff provides services that include ice-bucket refills, overnight dry cleaning, twice-daily housekeeping and valet parking as standard. The luxury hotel is distinctly family-friendly, too — kids enjoy reduced dining rates and special menus.
The Gendarmenmarkt, one of the city’s most attractive and iconic squares (look for two domed cathedrals and a handsome concert hall) is outside the front door of the classic hotel, which is located in the historic Mitte district. Famed bustling boulevards Friedrichstrasse and Unter den Linden are also just around the corner, offering high-end dining and upscale shops at every turn. Key cultural sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie and Museum Island are all a short walk away.
The rooms and suites are decorated in warm, soft colors — think peach, ivory and green — and come with large comfortable beds and tasteful furnishings such as upholstered armchairs and antique desks. All have generous marble bathrooms that feature walk-in showers and deep tubs and modern amenities like DVD players and flat screen TVs.
Deluxe rooms and suites are bigger and higher up; request a corner suite for the best views across Gendarmenmarkt, or one of the Premier Suites for a little extra space (about 1,700 square feet).
Often considered one of the finest restaurants in the city, Fischers Fritz is helmed by chef de cuisine Christian Lohse, who prepares French-style seafood dishes that are mostly classic but have occasional creative flourishes. Don’t miss the made-tableside homard à la presse, where a silver tool presses the lobster’s roe and shell and whips the resulting jus with stock to make a lobster mousse to plate with the meat. The lobster press is the only one of its kind in Germany.
The roomy, refined space boasts an open fire and a table that can be booked in advance if you want to watch the talented chefs at work.
The neighboring Regent Bar, all sumptuous leather chairs and wood paneling, has a gentleman’s club feel that’s so welcoming in chilly weather. In summer, the bar expands to the open courtyard where seasonal cocktails are matched to a casual menu and the occasional weekend barbecue.
The elegant Lobby & Tea Lounge serves sandwiches and lighter meals throughout the day.
Regent Health Club is every bit as turned out as the rest of the Berlin hotel and features rich wood paneling and quiet, supremely comfortable places to relax. A spa offers beauty treatments and an array of massage services, while the initmate fitness center has up-to-date equipment. There are separate women’s and men’s sauna facilities along with lockers rooms.