We spent two lovely weeks in a "Management Suite", overlooking a quiet inner courtyard.
It is very difficult to find any fault. The location is superb. The staff was professional, efficient and unobtrusive. The apartment was lovely, consisting of a large bedroom (yes, the pillows are a bit too soft!), a living room, a kitchenette, a bathroom (sans toilet) and a separate toilet, plus the hallway and a fairly large wardrobe. Ample space, really.
The rooms are soundproof. I am not sure about the windows though, so you might want to ask for a room on the courtyard side and on a high floor.
The kitchen is fully equipped. Actually, we missed the toaster, so we asked for it and it was delivered within half an hour. But don't expect to do any heavy duty cooking here; although there is ventilation, there is no real cooker hood. The fridge is also quite small and filled with the usual mini-bar stuff, so there is really little space for your groceries there.
There are two flat-screen TVs ( German channels plus the usual news channels in English) and two A/C units, one for each room.
The staff will gladly do groceries shopping for you at no extra cost, you just need to tell them what you want; as we like to do our own shopping, we didn't test this service. There are two supermarkets within a walking distance: Keiser's and Ulrich's (the first one is open until 24:00).
There are both Wi-Fi and Ethernet Internet connection. Internet access is free, but it's only 512 kbps, so you should pretty much forget about Youtube (you can pay for faster speeds). Also, you are supposed to renew your Internet surfing "ticket" (via webs log-in page) every 24 hours and/or after every 300 MBs of spent traffic, which is really a bit of a nuisance. And if you travel with a laptop, an iPad and two smartphones, like we did, each of which require wifi Internet access at one point or another, be prepared for a LOT of "ticketing".
Also, bear in mind that The Mandala Suites do not have a 24hrs front desk! So if you are arriving very late, or on Sunday afternoon, be sure to make special arrangement with the reception beforehand. Everything is keycard operated, including the side street enterance and the elevator, so if you find yourself on the street after midnight without without your keycard, you might have to wait until morning.
They say the breakfast is nice and the view is great from the breakfast lounge, but we didn't try that, nor did we try the gym or the laundry facilities.
All in all, we had a wonderful stay and we absolutely recommend The Mandala Suites. We will most definitely stay here again on our next trip to Berlin.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Highest individuality in the centre of the city THE MANDALA SUITES takes the idea of having a home away from home and makes it a splendid reality. Here the service offered by a firstclass hotel is combined with the very private atmosphere of one’s own perfectly equipped apartment. In these apartments you’ll find a peaceful haven in the heart of the city. This privately managed suite hotel creates lots of space in lovingly designed and generously proportioned rooms. Because the rooms can be directly accessed from the side streets, we offer you the greatest possible degree of privacy. The hotel’s elegant and understated appointments have been especially designed to meet the needs of visitors who want to stay in Berlin for a longer period of time. Here you’ll feel at home for a month, a week or just one night. An ideal location THE MANDALA SUITES is ideally situated, with its main entrance directly on the Friedrichstraße and the Gendarmenmarkt right around the corner. A short walk will take you to the points of interest in Berlin Mitte, such as Unter den Linden, the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, the State Opera House, the Humboldt Forum and the Museumsinsel. Here the historic, cultural and political highlights of Berlin are lying at your feet, so to speak. Alternatively, you can use the Stadtmitte underground station, which is just one minute away, as your point of departure to conquer the entire city. From there you’ll have ideal connections throughout Berlin. The shopping opportunities on Friedrichstraße, with its elegant department stores and a multitude of small boutiques, are especially attractive. From here it’s also very easy to reach the big malls on Potsdamer Platz and Alexanderplatz. Rooms The 80 studios and suites, with between 40 m² and 100 m² of floor area, offer an unusual level of spaciousness as well as peace and quiet in the midst of the vibrant heart of Berlin. Separate sleeping and living areas, especially large bathrooms with separate lavatories, walk-in closets, roomy desks, completely equipped open-plan kitchens, and balconies all create a second home for our guests. Earth-toned colours are a balm to the eyes and the soul. Ultramodern technology is seamlessly and wirelessly integrated into this timeless and classic design. High-speed Wi-Fi is always free of charge throughout the hotel. The lounge on the eighth storey A very special breakfast experience awaits our guests every morning on the top storey of the hotel. With a clear view of Potsdamer Platz, exquisite design and a first-class buffet, they can enjoy a long and relaxed breakfast and browse through a large selection of international newspapers. After breakfast, the lounge is available to our guests by special arrangement. The fitness and sauna area is directly adjacent to the lounge. With a view of the skyline of Potsdamer Platz, you can train on state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment or relax after a Finnish or aroma sauna on a large daybed with a cup of tea from our wide assortment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Mandala Hotel Berlin
- Mandala Hotel Berlin