We booked this hotel due to the reviews on trip advisor, and the fish tank. I found the reception staff pretty cold, and not very warm and inviting, but then again it is a business hotel.
The beds were not nice, they were really small and uncomfortable and they were basically a double bed split into two and pushed apart, I'm 5"2 and my feet sometimes were dangling off the end or the sides and I couldn't really move around without falling off.
We were told at reception we could upgrade our rooms for a view of the Dome and breakfast for 25 euros extra a night. We had booked no breakfast as we wanted to try and eat as many different foods as we can. But the view of the fish tank was nice. There is an extra price to go up the fish tank lift, we didn't as we saw the fish tank everyday.
We had full access to the spa, but no one told us it was a naked spa! We went downstairs and into the sauna in our swimwear and realised there were alot of naked men and women, and saw a sign which simply states you're not allowed to wear swimsuits or towels, so we gathered our things and didn't go back to the spa ever.
The room service was okay, although we did order some teas to our rooms and it did take about an hour to come, and when they came they were cold and the man left before we could say anything.
We had things such as dressing gowns, irons and ironing boards taken out of our room by the cleaners when we were out for the day, although when we booked we were under the impression that all those items would be in the room all the time.
The hotel bar was okay, very expensive though, but we did get the business hotel vibe alot, mainly as it was mostly business men and women in the bar. It's in a great location though, we were right next to the Dome, and a few minutes awya from places such as check point charlie, berlin wall and museum island.
Just dont stay here if you're looking to have a family run hotel or anything as this is strictly just a business hotel. But it is nice, I just didn't like the beds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Radisson Blu Hotel is one of the most exciting hotels in Berlin-Mitte. It is located in the historic centre directly on the bank of the river Spree and opposite to the Berlin Cathedral. Just a strolls away are restaurants, bars, boutiques, galleries and famous sights, such as Alexanderplatz, Museum Island, Boulevard Unter den Linden and the exclusive shops along Friedrichstrasse. Public transport, Berlin airport and the Messe Berlin fairground are within easy reach. A unique attraction is the AquaDom at the hotel lobby. It is the world’s largest cylindrical aquarium with a fascinating underwater world in one million litres of salt-water. 427 non-smoking guest rooms and suites combine timeless elegance with cutting edge comfort. The clear design in the puristic style reflects urban trends. The dark wood and warm tones of the high-class furniture create a homely atmosphere. All rooms are equipped with flat screen TV, trouser press, laptop-size safe, air-conditioning, minibar, tea and coffee provisions. Wireless-LAN and high-speed Internet access is included in the room rate. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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