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“price - service - relationship fantastic in Heart of Berlin / NEWYORK watch out!!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Mandala Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Potsdamer Strasse 3, 10785 Berlin, Germany (Formerly Madison Potsdamer Platz) (Charlottenburg)   |  
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Ranked #17 of 665 Hotels in Berlin
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“price - service - relationship fantastic in Heart of Berlin / NEWYORK watch out!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

If you compare the Mandala Hotel with any 5* offering in NewYork, London, Paris and you compare prices, you are simply stunned!
So good of a value for such a reasonable price! The whole windows to the back court, peacefully in the morning. a nice balcony... I have stayed in my global travelling in such ***t-holes. It was a real experience to be there.

Lots of folks have written of the Bar and Reception and Breakfast all the comments I read are pretty much correct.

Will come again.

frank

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

If I would ever attempt to build a city hotel of my dream, it would perhaps not be much different from this truly excellent hotel in the cultural heart of Berlin. Location is just few buildings away from Berlin Philharmonie and eight minutes walk from Brandenburg gates. Rooms are wonderfully equipped, but the main treasure is on the 11th floor. It is a simply incredible spa and fitness center. There is overwhelming choice of fitness trainers, as well as variety of saunas with organic oils, solarium, relaxation capsule and more. And don't skip the stone massage path on a balcony around the spa center! It will take you about 10 minutes to go through all the way, consisted of series of stones arranged by shape and size, from smallest/sharpest, to largest/smoothest. I can not imagine better foot massage.
Breakfast is kind of expensive, but certainly worth the price. The only complaint I would address to the lack of elevators, there are only two of them. As hotel is quite full of people, it might take a lot of time for you to wait for an elevator. But overall, a really impressive experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I must say, I really do love the Mandala. It is a little haven tucked away just behind the Potsdamer Platz. The rooms are spacious with a superb mattress and a very nice décor. It is modern, yet classical. The other main reason why I stay at the Mandala is the breakfast. I can honestly say, it is brilliant because of two reasons. Firstly, the food that is offered is of such high quality, everything is fresh and a big range from salmon to various amazing meats. Secondly, the breakfast room is simply beautiful. A little oasis within a Japanese-esque garden- very tranquil and quiet. Perfect before a long working day or a hard day exploring the city. I will be back…

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The location was in the centre of Berlin at Potsdamer Platz, close to major attractions such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Philharmonie and the Tiergarten. Service was excellent and perfect English was spoken by all staff. The gym facilities were adequate and the breakfast was very good. We had a suite and the rooms were very spacious, modern and well equipped. The pillows are incredibly flat - but you can request ones that suit you...and they are delivered very promptly. There is an amazing bath with a range of lovely toiletries. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Yes the reception area is small, but this is standard in many European hotels. This aside, this is a great hotel with wonderful service, from the friendly staff. We had a great deal from a holiday sale website and had paid upfront, but this didn't stop them giving us a great room. It was a large room with kitchen facilities and a great view. Bathroom was large with all toiletries, robes and slippers. They had thought of everything including an empty photo frame to put a picture in!! It is very central for everything you might want to do while in Berlin. You can't go wrong with this hotel, can't comment on the spa as didn't get time to use it while we were there, too busy taking in all the sites.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I recently spent 5 nights at The Mandala on a pleasure trip to Berlin. Having traveled throughout the world I have experienced many types of hotels. The Mandala was a wonderful hotel. From my early in the day arrival for which I was accommodated to any questions, service was first rate. But perhaps the best things about the hotel were the location, just off Potsdamer Platz and the room itself. Clearly a lot of care and thinking went in to the design and layout. Lighting, linens and an extra large bathroom, outside deck all were terrific and made for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. I would enthusiastically recommend The Mandala.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Booked in as a short leisure break for the weekend. I was glad of the previous reviews so not surprised by the small reception area. Staff v friendly and helpful on check in. Room was v nice (we booked the 'management suite' - one up space wise from the entry level studio room). Good value space at this price range. Though having booked it as a weekend escape from work, I'd have liked it to be called something less business-like.

Good facilities and just worth it for a bit of hanging around elbow room in the room. Not entirely convinced about the location of the translucent bathroom door beside the bed. One perhaps hears too much of ones beloved's bathroom experience!

It was also well worth paying for the breakfast as par of the room price at time of booking. You could get through a good part of the day on the extensive and excellent breakfast buffet plus hot cooked food on offer.

Location is ideal. You can walk straight up to the Brandenberg Gate and then a good walk to the Museum Island, and you are also right on top of the museum district locally. Ideal.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Potsdamer Strasse 3, 10785 Berlin, Germany (Formerly Madison Potsdamer Platz)
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Location: Germany > Berlin > Charlottenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #17 of 665 Hotels in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Mandala Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 158
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to THE MANDALA HOTEL - the only privately managed 5 Star superior hotel in the heart of the city. This is where your perfect Berlin stay begins. In the centre of the city only a few walking minutes away from famous sights like the Brandenburg Gate or Reichstag, situated at Potsdamer Platz, this design hotel provides harmonic experiences for the senses. THE MANDALA HOTEL features the most spacious rooms in Berlin, the 2 Michelin star restaurant FACIL, premium ONO Spa as well as the QIU Restaurant & Bar and modern meeting rooms. All 158 studios and suites are equipped with highest quality materials and offer a perfect home away from home combined with individual service. The FACIL restaurant provides a refreshing combination of light, elegant fare in an avant-garde atmosphere of pure luxury, located on the inner courtyard of THE MANDALA HOTEL. The architectural design is as exceptional as the cuisine itself: a green oasis surrounded by bamboo and water fountains provides a year-round view of the stars for gourmet dining under an unclouded sky. Chef de cuisine is Michael Kempf - his style of cooking is modern and creative using exclusively fresh and mostly local products. A word of holistic well-being and inner peace high above Berlin can be found at the premium ONO Spa. In a 600m² space overlooking the city of Berlin, the ONO Spa is geared towards individuals with busy and active lifestyles who place a premium on individualism and privacy and want to attain the maximum relaxation and fitness in the shortest amount of time possible. Choose from numerous massages and treatments and enjoy long-lasting relaxation and energy. A stay at THE MANDALA HOTEL offers numerous harmonic experiences for the senses to provide you with the energy you need during your Berlin stay. ... more   less 
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