We spent 4 nights at the Adlon at the end of March to celebrate my husbands “special” birthday. Berlin is somewhere that my husband has always wanted to visit so we decided to turn down a week in the sun to get away from the dreadful British weather and go to an even colder climate – and I don’t regret a minute of it!
I spent many hours trawling through review after review of various hotels covering many different price ranges and kept coming back to the Adlon, I booked it with total confidence (that many people can’t be wrong!) that we would have a wonderful time.
From the moment you arrive you know that this will be special, the doormen are delightful, as is the welcome glass of Processco served in the most amazing foyer. Check in was seamless and in view of it being my husband’s birthday the next day, we were upgraded to a suite, which was wonderful, so do ensure that you mention special occasions as I do feel that they will genuinely want you spoil you.
Our room was stunning overlooking the inner courtyard. Whilst we did not have a view (or a glimpse) of the Brandenburg Gate, with heavy snow having just fallen, our view of the courtyard was magical. The bed was huge and so comfortable, we had an individual quilt cover each which actually was really good, no fighting over the quilt in the middle of the night (has even made me think about introducing it at home….!). The bathroom was spacious with a separate shower and toilet and wonderful toiletries.
We didn’t eat in the hotel; breakfast would have set us back 42E each, so we made good use of the Starbucks straight across the road and with a view of the Brandenburg Gate who wouldn’t! Prior to visiting Berlin we had been recommended a couple of restaurants (Julchen Hoppe and Mutter Hoppe) as well as a great bar we found ourselves (Restaurant Wilhelmstrade 77) all of which I will write reviews for. We can’t comment on the food in the hotel, however previous reviews make it sound amazing.
In relation to location, we had to rely on taxis most evenings as it was just too cold to be walking too far so we felt we were a little bit out of the center. That said, it would be wonderful to be in that position in the summer as it would be great to have a leisurely walk before and after dinner. You are however well placed for some of the main tourist attractions where you are and nothing is too far away, great to spend a lazy evening in the foyer planning where you will go the next day.
I can’t rate it highly enough, every picture on the website is accurate and it really is as amazing as it looks.
Please do treat yourselves, it will be somewhere that you will remember for a long time – especially as you glance to the left when you walk out of the hotel and are presented which the iconic vision of the Brandenburg Gate – enjoy!
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