The summer breeze welcome us as we arrived at this historical building - was built in 1887 - 1889 from a design by the architect Ludwig Heim. Admiring the original architek of the entrance - few steps away, i cought the warm smile of the Front Desk agent - appeared neatly in her black suite uniform.
The check in went smooth, my room preferrence was re-confirmed along with my room package arrangements. As she escorted us to the room, she explained also told us regarding the hotel facilities and a bit story of the hotel - was a headquarters of Dresner Bank until 1945 - no wonder the room doors, for example, are designed to be reminiscent of bank vault doors.
Check in procedure = 100 % score - match the criteria of luxury hotel.
Our deluxe room is overlooking to St. Hedwig's Cathedral, the dove blue color theme and its original high dimension ceiling (over 3 m) - made this 40 m2 room appear generously in size. Room are clean and well appointed - the bathroom have separate bathtubs, glass-walled shower cabin and interesting mosaic decoration.
Breakfast was served at the Parioli restaurant - buffet style , the selection is great (not as sumptous as the Ritz Carlton Berlin) - but it suit to its boutique style property (146 rooms/suites). The Service at the restaurant is excellent. The agents are friendly and our empty plates were clear away before we asked for - great atttention. I love their small outdoor terrace.
The spa is small but well equiped - fitness room, steam room, sauna and the swimming pool. There are complimentary refreshment at the spa , unfortunately it was not well replenished (a small point for perfection).
Caught up at the shopping escapade in friedrichstrasse (which only a few blocks away) , I noticed that we were late for our afternoon tea arrangement - surprisely, they still able to serve it at the roof terrace - with a wonderful view of the city.
I am sure that this property will stands out along with their sister properties in Germany (villa Kennedy frankfurt, and the charles munich).As a part of rocco forte group, which most of their property only concentrate in european market - It just a matter of time before they brench out to other continent. The next developments are in middle east.
Thanks to the Great taste of the designer team Tommaso Ziffer and Olga Polizzi from which able to give a contemporary twist towards this historical building.
I certainly will be back to this property again - thanks to their attentive services.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel de Rome is located on Bebelplatz, off Unter den Linden. It is a conversion of an existing building constructed in 1889 by architect Ludwig Heim (appointed master builder of the government), which housed the head office of Dresdner Bank until 1945. This is one of the few luxury hotels in Berlin located in an original building making use of its full architectural splendour and thereby offering guests an authentic Berlin experience.The ornate and classical design of the original building has been given a contemporary twist by designer Tommaso Ziffer, who also designed the Hotel de Russie in Rome. Tommaso Ziffer has been assisted by architects Aukett + Heese with Olga Polizzi and her design team at Rocco Forte Hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De Rome Hotel
- De Rome Berlin