This hotel is without flaw. My experience during a three night stay was as perfect as it gets. The staff is courteous, professional, and friendly. The rooms are extremely well appointed, comfortable, and tastefully decorated. I cannot come up with a single negative associated with my stay in this hotel.
Is it expensive? Yes, definitely, compared to the perfectly acceptable budget hotels in the area. At the same time, the rooms, food, and drinks are well in line for a hotel in this class. Missteps noted by other reviewers right after the hotel opened appear to have been addressed.
Also in the hotel's favor is its location. It's right across the street from a well connected train station (S- and U-bahn lines). It's also across the street from Berlin's zoo and aquarium. Two blocks away are streets with upscale stores and high quality restaurants. Tegel airport is a 20 minute taxi ride. The Brandenburg Gate is a nice easy walk through an enormous park (Tiergarten).
What I most appreciated was that the staff was neither obsequious or condescending. To a person they struck the right balance between deferential and friendly. I would love to go back.
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- The new Waldorf Astoria Berlin is defined by its inspirational environment, residential comforts and breathtaking views over Germany's capital city. ... more less
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