We pick the 5 best luxury hotels in Berlin

I always wondered; what does Berlin have that other cities don’t? To ensure you explore this enchanting city, we pick the best luxury hotels in Berlin. Aside from a host of luxurious hotels, Berlin features an incredible array of sights that reflect not only the city’s newfound spirit but also its great history and the dramatic events of the 20th century.

When people think of Berlin, the first thing that usually comes to mind is its most famous landmark – the Brandenburg Gate. For decades a symbol of division, the monument has always been the beating heart of a major city bursting with ideas, inspiration, art, culture and creativity.

The beautiful residential streets and, of course, Berlin’s famous nightlife – where no trip to Berlin would be complete without an evening at Friedrichstadt Palast, Germany’s leading variety theatre. There’s a sense of peace and freedom in the air here – in stark contrast to the days when Berlin was responsible for unthinkable crimes.

Undoubtedly such an enchanting city has a wide selection of hotel for the luxury obsessed. Here’s a list of the best hotels in Berlin.

5. Sofitel Berlin Kurfuerstendamm
A striking feature of the Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm is its towering Kirchheim shell limestone façade. The prizewinning architecture of Jan Kleihues has made the hotel a landmark for the Kurfürstendamm. The 311 rooms and suites at the Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm rank among some of the largest in the city. The elegant Restaurant Le Faubourg has the flair of culinary hot spots in Paris. Under the management of Chef de Cuisine Felix Mielke, the interpretation of French cuisine is a dominant theme. The main dishes offer a choice between the traditional method of preparation and each modern interpretation of the meal.

4. The Mandala Hotel
In Tiergarten on Potsdamer Platz, a busy intersection – stands the Mandala Hotel. This is a discreet Berlin hotel that is much larger than it looks. The atmosphere is Zen-like: there is a gold-mosaic water feature in the lobby, lots of flickering candles, dusky lighting and bowls of dried, dark purple roses. The first-floor Qiu lounge becomes busy in the evenings and the vibe is trendy yet tranquil. The spa, which uses Dr Hauschka and Dermalogica products, is understated but brilliant. The aroma from scented candles pervades the entire hotel.

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3. The Ritz Carlton, Berlin
The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin is a luxurious heaven in a fast-paced city and features 302 guest rooms including 40 suites and an 1875 classic French brasserie. Standing just a short distance from what was formerly a section of The Berlin Wall, the luxury hotel epitomizes the continued economic and cultural resurgence of Germany’s capital city. Each of the 302 guestrooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin are distinguished by original watercolors being created by Professor Markus Luepertz, a German artist highly noted for his 20th century neo-expressionism style. Fragrances is the first bar dedicated to the art of cocktails in combination with the world of perfume and aromas. Hand-picked fragrances of renowned brands by Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent and Guerlain are the inspiration for the unique drinks created by bar manager Arnd Heissen.

2. Radisson Blu Berlin
The Radisson Blu Hotel In Berlin, Germany may look like just another luxury hotel, however once you enter it, you will be blown away by the enormous 82-feet high aquarium in the heart of the hotel’s lobby atrium. Think views, views and views! Right on Alexanderplatz, this sleek tower is honeycombed with 1012 rooms sporting panoramic windows and soothing earth tones. For superb sunsets, snag a room facing the Fernsehturm. Considering it’s the tallest building in the city, cash in on some of the greatest views from the great rooftop panorama terrace with bar and lounge chairs.

1. Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin
Founded by Lorenz Adlon in 1907, the legendary Hotel Adlon has always become synonymous with graceful elegance and regal hospitality. Ideally located in the heart of the vibrant Berlin, this iconic property with stunning rooms and suites exudes the ultimate in opulence, style and sophistication. Two-Michelin-starred chef Hendrik Otto offers European-inspired haute cuisine at the fine dining restaurant Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer. Rooms have a sophisticated allure thanks to antique furnishings with extravagant twists and marble bathrooms.