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Berlin offers a variety of stunning hotels, spanning Old World charm to modern-day aesthetics. Here are some of the top choices for lodging in Germany's capital.
The Hotel Adlon Kimpenski has been a major landmark in Berlin’s cityscape for ages; Charlie Chaplin and Greta Garbo were among the hotel's early fans. Although the buidling suffered damage during the World War II bombings, it was restored in 1997, and is today one of Berlin’s premier luxury hotels, featuring glamorous Old World style and elegant décor. The spacious rooms offer sweeping views of the nearby Brandenburg Goate, and include free Wi-Fi. The hotel boasts the popular outdoor Beluga Terrace, as well as a new restaurant from chef Tim Raue, Sra Bau, among other dining options.
Inside a former 19th century bank building, Hotel de Rome is a towering neoclassical building located on Bebelplatz. The building was converted to a hotel in 2006 and its trappings still harken to its financial beginnings—the highly lauded spa is inside the old jewel vault, while the swimming pool floor is speckeld with gold flake. The 146 rooms include high ceilings, wood paneling, and complimentary internet access. Don't miss the hotel’s Bebel Bar, one of Berlin’s top choices for a specialty cocktail.
Set amidst the skyscrapers of Potsdamer Platz, the Mandala Hotel is one of Berlin’s top boutique hotels. Its impressive 157 studios and suites, said to be the largest hotel rooms in Berlin, include walk-in closets, small kitchens, and the latest in technological amenities, making it a great choice for longer visits. The atrium-level restaurant Facil, helmed by chef Michael Kempf, offers one of the most dynamic culinary experiences in the city.
Located in the heart of the trendy Mitte neighborhood, Casa Camper puts you steps away from some of the city’s top boutiques, galleries, and landmarks. An emphasis on creative design and simplicity gives this hotel a chic minimalist look—wooden floorboards and furniture, chrome fixtures, bold color choices, and modern accents fill the lobby and rooms. The hotel’s popular restaurant Dos Pallilos serves playful Japanese-themes tapas.
If you’d prefer a more verdantly lush locale, the Schlosshotel Im Grunewald offers the elegance of royalty (the hotel was the former residence of the personal advisor to Kaiser Wilhelm) alongside the city’s picturesque and sprawling 7,400 acre Grunewald forest. A design renovation in the early 1990s thanks to Karl Lagerfeld gives the hotel a good mixture of modern aesthetic and classic style, incorporating velvet chaise lounges, glass chandeliers, and antiques.