I was staying at the hotel for a city break. The location of the Hotel on the City end of Potsdamer Strasse is excellent. You are a 5 min walk from the Teirgarten and 10 mins from the Brandenburg Gate. The reception staff were friendly and very helpful. (They also spoke excellent English which is very useful if your German is appalling like mine)
I took a Management Suite (50sqm) which comes with a small living area, a full desk, a kitchenette and a separate luggage room. The facilities in the room were of a very high standard. On nice feature is the small Android Tablet in each room which allowed you to explore the hotel facilities and browse the internet. It also lets you order room service which is a nice touch.
Breakfast was excellent, it did seem to get quite busy about 9 am and the breakfast room is not that big. There was a short wait (< 5mins) one day and I was in the backup breakfast room another day.
If you are stuck on a rainy day, The Sony Centre is just opposite. It contains two large cinemas, one of which screens the latest releases in English.
If you want to visit the Reichstag Dome, which is well worth while, you must arrange this in advance as you have to book a time and present a letter they send you to gain access. You will also need your passport.
- 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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