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The Mandala Hotel
Ranked #9 of 634 Hotels in Berlin
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“Excellent Hotel”
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
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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
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Stayed four nights in a City Studio. The room was excellent, with a nice bed. Furnishings are of good quality, and there was a walk in closet.

Staff was very service minded and helpful. Note the late 15:00 check IN time.

Great location, 1 minute walk to the Potsdammer Platz S/U/Rail station

Oui lounge (bar) was nice, good ambience.

My only gripe was that the restaurant, though probably nice for fine dining in the evening is so small that it cannot cope with breakfast. To arrive each day (!) for breakfast only to be told there is a 10-15 minute wait to get a table, I´m sorry that is just not acceptable for a hotel in The Mandalas price range! Get room service if you are on a tight time schedule in the morning, if you want to eat that is!

Practicalities like that matter, and keeps the score short of excellent.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

The area to check in was a bit small and cramped and the staff was a bit cold and distant but the hotel itself is wonderful.
I got a suite as I was traveling with a family of 4. They were very helpful in accommodating us by giving 2 rollaways ( most hotels in Europe do not allow a 4th person in the room). The room was emaculate , very large with a wet bar and refrig, the beds really comfortable and the decor very sleek and modern.
The location was great ( across the street from a really interesting film museum ) and a close distance to many important sights. Suggest you do most of your sightseeing research on your own as there is no "concierge" that sits and prepares your day. The staff trys to be helpful while doing this with you but definitely doesn't show much interest. I would definitely recommend staying here as the common areas are lovely and the rooms beautiful and very clean.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Just got back a very happy person from this amazing hotel.

Location is perfect - less than a minute walk to postdamer platz and underground.
Less than a minute walk to a shopping mall, restaurants and everything you need.

Hotel is amazing - staff very helpful and always with a smile.
Rooms - we stayed in the management suite which was perfect.
Spacious, big bathroom and bathtub, a veranda - which was wonderful to sit outside and have a beer.
Big walk in closet - good for all the shopping..
Free wifi which is brilliant and a Samsung tablet! What fun!
Breakfast - everything you need and just yummy!
Spa - wow. Wonderful.

My only compliant is the bed - it's not a 5 star one.. And was actually small and a bit on the hard side.

Either than that all was perfect.

Don't think twice about reserving this hotel, I can not wait to return :-)

  • Stayed April 2013
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Bruges, Belgium
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

the entrance and checking in is a bit small and I started to worry but when I arrived to my room I was so pleased, big modern but comfortable, spacious bathroom
we were here only for one night so we had room service because it was snowing and it was really good and comfy to just stay in
Breakfast is served in a pretty glass room so you feel you are almost outdoor, beautifully served and we the best buffet I have ever seen Just Great

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Excellent hotel. Upgraded to a huge room. Fantastic bathroom. Great location. Christmas market outside the hotel. Drank and ate in the Sony centre. Did the hop on hop off bus for sightseeing. Well worth the 22 euros. Would definitely recommend this hotel. Ou breakfast was included. Booked through secret escapes

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Mandala Hotel
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 Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #9 of 634 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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