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Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin | © Denis Apel
Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin | © Denis Apel
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Berlin's Most Extravagant Hotels

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Berlin is often known for its ‘poor but sexy’ persona, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t places where extravagance exists. In fact, travelers can spend time in the city without ever knowing about its edgy, affordable side. A stay at any one of these hotels perfectly illustrates what we mean.
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Hotel Adlon Kempinski

The Hotel Adlon Kempinski might just be one of the most expensive and grandiose places in the city. Located right next door to the Brandenburg Gate on the famous Unter den Linden, there is no doubt that it occupies some pretty prime real estate. The five-plus-star hotel comes complete with phenomenal service that will make anyone feel like royalty. From the impressive breakfast spread in the well-appointed dining room to the phenomenal range of spa treatments and fitness amenities, Hotel Adlon has just about anything a guest could dream of, and the prices to match.

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The Ritz-Carlton

The name alone conjures images of lavishness and wealth. Indeed, Berlin’s branch of the Ritz-Carlton doesn’t fail to live up. Located in the famed Potsdamer Platz, The Ritz-Carlton Berlin captures the urban energy of the city whilst still maintaining a timeless atmosphere of luxury where guests can retreat from their hectic work or travel itineraries. Expect nothing from the best here, from the marble and mahogany embellishments to the glistening mosaic-tiled pool and the crystalline chandeliers that adorn the hotel’s entrance corridors, The Ritz-Carlton Berlin sets the standards for cosmopolitan travel and leisure.

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Hotel de Rome

Located in proximity to the Staatsoper, Bebelpatz, and the Berliner Dome, Hotel de Rome occupies the former Dresdner Bank Headquarters. It boasts a lavish pool in what used to be a jewel vault, and the stunning ballroom is situated in the former cashier’s hall. Perhaps what gives this place the most cachet is its amazing rooftop terrace, which provides unparalleled views of the surrounding buildings including the Berlin Cathedral Church and the famed Gendarmenmarkt. Not to mention, it is located near the thriving Französische Straße, which is filled with Michelin-starred restaurants, boutiques, and other points of interest.

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Waldorf Astoria

The Waldorf Astoria is another hotel brand whose name instantly calls forth images of grandeur. To meet these standards in Berlin, the Waldorf is replete with modern luxuries and top-notch service. The hotel is decorated in accordance with art deco aesthetics, making guests feel as if they are staying in Gatsby’s mansion, and that is to say at the utter pinnacle of luxury. Additionally, the hotel is also home to a Michelin-starred restaurant, Les Solistes, which is operated under the renowned French chef Pierre Gagnaire. Also be sure to check out the Guerlain Spa, the first of its kind in Germany.

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Hotel Palace Berlin

Located to the west of the city center near the iconic Bahnhof Zoo area, Hotel Palace Berlin offers guests excellent views of the surrounding areas along with a myriad of other enticing perks, which make a stay here enthralling and splendorous. It is most commonly frequented by business travelers who find solace in the luxury that awaits them there. The hotel contains an upscale lounge and bar along with the Palace Spa, which is complete with a sauna, fitness center, and expansive pool. There are also 17 meeting rooms available right within the hotel, catering to the business clientele that it serves.

Europa-Center, Budapester Str. 45, Berlin, Germany, +49 (0)30 25020

The Westin Grand

Like Hotel De Rome and others on our list, The Westin Grand is located in the heart of the city on the famed Friedrichstraße. From the moment guests and visitors step into the lavish lobby, complete with high ceilings, central staircase, and a grand piano, they are wooed by its contemporary charm. Nearby is the charming Tiergarten Park along with other major attractions like the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Gendarmenmarkt and Potsdamer Platz. Rooms are spacious and simple in design, allowing guests to better relax and clear their heads during the stay. Of course, as a 5-star hotel, there are plenty of stunning suites available to boot.

Friedrichstraße 158-164, Berlin, Germany, +49 (0)4930 20270

Soho House

Soho House Berlin is one of the city’s hippest 5-star hotels, located just a short distance from Rosa-Luxemburg Platz. It is popular with Berlin’s creative crowd and largely frequented by successful young people. Here you will find rooms with impeccable design. There is a rooftop pool and exclusive lounge, both provide exceptional views of the nearby Alexanderplatz. The high-end first floor lobby and bar alone are show-stoppers in themselves, decorated in urban eclectic design. One stay here might entice you to become a member, which provides access to the other branches across Europe and North America.

Torstraße 1, Berlin, Germany, +49 (0)30 4050440

Schlosshotel Im Grunewald

While most of the hotels on this list boast great locations in central areas around Berlin, Schlosshotel Im Grunewald provides an entirely different appeal. Venture to Grunewald Forest located at the western edge of the city to escape the hustle and bustle of the city altogether. Here, it is possible to find refuge whilst immersed in the famed Grunewald Forest, without sacrificing the luxury of amenities found in an urban center. Situated on a quiet street lined with trees, guests will find this Victorian villa an oasis from the sprawl. This beautiful boutique hotel promises indulgent amenities and the chance for guests to step back in time in the cigar lounge and refined lobby clad in oil paintings and rich color tones, illuminated beneath a sprawling antique chandelier.