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“A Perfectly Located Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Mandala Hotel
Ranked #9 of 633 Hotels in Berlin
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Derry, United Kingdom
1 review
“A Perfectly Located Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

The Mandela Hotel is an excellent hotel. It is ideally situated for tourists wishing to do a spot of sightseeing or shopping. The suites are spacious, well appointment and are well maintained. The staff are very friendly, professional and helpful. The spa is the perfect way to relax after a long day of sightseeing.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Louise M
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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2011

First trip to Berlin and the hotel selection was a home run, yup we are American. The location, room, spa, breakfast and staff were among the very best we have experienced home or abroad.
We received assistance with restaurant booking prior to our visit and thoughtful service through out our stay. Not sure when we will return to Berlin but Mandala will be our choice.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jim S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2011

This hotel was just gorgeous. Attention to detail in the hotels design carried through to their service. Great location in Potsdamer Platz. Was right next to a Christmas market as well. We stayed in a Studio room that was very spacious. Bath in the bathroom and ample storage in the wardrobe. I particular liked how sweet the whole hotel smelt - very homely and relaxing. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone going to Berlin.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SaranLinda
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2011

Stayed here for 6 weeks. Good location, right off Potsdamer Platz, close to restaurants, movie theater, shops, ubahn. Great staff, great facilities - spa, gym. Terrific breakfast buffet, so delicious, looked forward to it every morning. The QIU lounge was very nice environment, friendly bartenders, and the chef would fix you whatever you wanted.

The only negative was housekeeping; there are little buttons on the wall which you push to make a light come on outside your door indicating whether or not you want your room serviced. It seems the housekeeping staff would totally ignore the lights and just come in and clean the room. They would move things all around if the room wasn't dirty, just so their presence would be known. They also TOOK a spoon which I had bought out in the market. I assume the thought it was the hotel's. The spoon was never returned to me.

Aside from the annoying housekeeping and the fact that I told the front desk FOUR times for the housekeeping NOT to clean unless I requested it, everything was great.

Room Tip: I believe one side faces the main road and is a bit louder.
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank outthayr
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2011

I regularly stay in boutique hotels. The Mandala Hotel in Berlin is now at the top of my list. This hotel is centrally located 200m from Potsdamer Platz station.

The suites are large with balconies, the staff are exceptional. The bar was small but served a good business lunch. The breakfast was sensational.

There is a good gym as well.

10 out of 10

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mark_manly
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

The rooms at The Mandala are spacious and beautifully styled with attention to detail which includes a kitchinette and a hifi system with cool composition CDs provided. The breakfast is also very good and again attention to detail is key from the direction of the serving spoons to the continuous replenishment of food. The hotel is clean and without clutter - the owners have a nack for selecting key designer features. The staff are friendly and helpful. The location is also perfect for getting to landmarks and if you do not like walking the station is 1 minute away.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2011

This was my second stay at the Mandala and it remains my favorite hotel in the city. Much of Berlin is within walking distance regardless of whether you choose to head east or west. The rooms are comfortable and good-sized. The level of maintainance and upkeep is very high -- I was surprised to learn that the hotel has been open as long as it has. You do not see much wear and tear in the building or in the room.

The quality of service is high and the rooms are well-aportioned. It is clear why the Mandala is popular with people in Berlin on extended stays. The kitchenettes are nice and the work space is comfortable.

We grabbed a drink in the bar this time and were impressed by the quality of the drinks and staff.

I look forward to getting back to the Mandala again soon!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Mandala Hotel

Property: The Mandala Hotel
Address: Potsdamer Strasse 3, 10785 Berlin, Germany (Formerly Madison Potsdamer Platz)
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 Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 633 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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