Am a regular in Berlin, but first time staying at this landmark hotel. Of course, this is the "new" Adlon - the original pre-war hotel survived the war but was burnt down shortly thereafter by the Red Army (by mistake, apparently). This reconstruction dating from 1997 however retains a lot of old-world charm, and rather gives the impression, from the floors to the common areas to the interior decoration of the lifts, as a new renovation of the original property rather than a complete reconstruction.
There are better bargains to be had in Berlin, and whilst the location is amazing in terms of embassys, the Brandenburg Gate and the Bundestag, it's actually pretty terrible if you just want to take a walk in the evening to find a restaurant. As any real Berliner will tell you, this is actually one of the deadest spots in town.
That said, this is the place where "everyone", from the Clintons to Obama to Bono and Michael Jackson stay(ed) when in Berlin. And the taxi fare to nearby spots with more "action" isn't an issue if you can able to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin’s premier address that has fascinated guests since 1907. Ideally located in the very heart of a vibrant city, right next to Berlin’s famous landmark Brandenburg Gate, this iconic and luxurious hotel exudes the ultimate in style and elegance. The Hotel Adlon Kempinski welcomes guests with remarkable European Flair and heartwarming service. Three restaurants, including the Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer and the stylish Japanese-Thai restaurant Sra Bua by Tim Raue, serve the most demanding palates. With its 9,000 sq-ft spread over three levels, the Adlon Spa by Resense, Berlin’s greatest wellness haven, invites guests to enjoy soul nourishing treatments. Welcome to a living legend. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Adlon Kempinski Hotel
- Adlon Kempinski Berlin