Hotel of choice for visiting royalty and Michael Jackson (remember the baby-dangling moment?) the Adlon Kempinski is in the premier league of European luxury hotels. It won the Germany's Leading Hotel gong at the 2013 World Travel Awards -- the eighth time it has scooped the title, and carries an air of nostalgic elegance.
The building is a reconstruction of the original Adlon built on the same site and destroyed in the Second World War. Unter den Linden boulevard, for shopping, is a stroll away, and Checkpoint Charlie, the Holocaust Memorial and Pariser Platz, one of the city's finest urban spaces, are all within 10 minutes' walk.
The piano player and an original fountain -- a maharajah's gift -- in the marble, limestone and stained glass lobby set the scene for what Lonely Planet calls "the quintessence of luxury lodging". It’s a great space for Berlin people-watching, some of Germany's most powerful and glamorous citizens regularly stroll through.
The bedrooms are less glitzy, although mahogany furnishings, silk bedspreads and photos of the pre-war hotel in which Greta Garbo and Charlie Chaplin stayed, add antique character to the otherwise slightly generic 5-star décor. Wi-fi is free in all rooms, there are American sockets as standard and some suites have a view over historic Brandenburg Gate.
The 2-Michelin-Star Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer serves slimmed-down European classics. It's not cheap but you can expect fancy fare such as langoustine, lobster and squid with caviar of vegetables; saddle of venison with game sauce and fermented peppercorns; and chocolate with lime and green pepper ice-cream. For something a bit more relaxed, there's also the Restaurant Quarré and le petit Felix, plus Sra Bua by Tim Raue, serving Japanese-Thai fusion cuisine.
There’s a gym, indoor pool sauna and Jacuzzi at the Adlon Spa by Resense, plus a long list of luxurious treatments. For something really special, reserve a private suite – get an underwater massage at the Shiatsu & Watsu Suite.
From the press:
"Berlin's most high-profile defender of the grand tradition since 1907" -- Lonely Planet
"This glamorous dame has had some hard knocks, but she still turns heads" -- Condé Nast Traveller
"[Location] is the hotel's trump card" -- The Daily Telegraph
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
Nightlife / entertainment
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Chauffeur service (fees apply)
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Kitchenette in some rooms
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
DVD / CD player & library
iPad on request
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Internet access (fees apply)
Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
Bathrobes and slippers
Valet service (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Accessible pool area
ADA compliant rooms
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
A city tax of 5% per room per stay is included in the total price.
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Berlin’s two main airports are around a 45-minute drive away by taxi. Alternatively, take the train to Bandenburger Tor subway station, which is a short walk away from the hotel.
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