We had two "management suites" - they were clean, comfortable (great bed) and quiet. The room and the bathroom were quite spacious. I picked the suite (really a large room) because it had a king bed . I avoided the garden rooms on the ground floor - it seemed to me that would be noisy. Really wonderful location - I agree with the other location comments, and add only (as others have) that not only are you near everything, but the Potsdammer Platz area itself has a lot more than first meets the eye. It may look like there's a Sony office tower across from the hotel, but if you venture in to the left of it you will find that it is only a part of a stunning covered courtyard with lots of people and restaurants. We did not get breakfast included but went next door to a perfectly fine coffee shop place, and there are other places too. The hotel has a fairly extensive buffet, but unless you're a big eater you won't begin to get your money's worth - I think it was $25 a person. The multiple guest laundry rooms were clean, free, well-equipped (even with free detergent) and even had a TV - for this reason alone I would stay there again. The kitchen in the suite did not have a microwave, and seemed not be be well equipped BUT when I read the room directory at the end of the stay, I discovered that a microwave or any other kitchen equipment were available on request. For me this would have taken care of breakfast, but I found out too late. The only negative is that free internet was limited to the reception floor and the 5th floor which was inconvenient. Internet in the room was not free. There may be a principle behind all this though - hotel literature talked about how guests were free from electromagnetic waves in their rooms. Finally, the reception staff was extraordinarily friendly, helpful and professional. (Didn't try the spa - can't comment)
- 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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