Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This 5-star "majestic getaway" (Forbes) is in the Grunewald neighbourhood, and has a 4000-square-metre garden
- Bedrooms are designed by Patrick Hellmann and Karl Lagerfeld
- It's a 15-minute bus journey from Kurfürstendamm, a long elegant boulevard known for its luxury shopping
- Rooms have a free mini bar, restocked daily
- Facilities include a pool, a gym, a spa and a sauna, as well as massage and facial treatments (fees apply)
Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel is a luxury boutique property in Berlin's Grunewald neighbourhood, in the southwest of the city. It is set in an impressive mansion (a schloss) built in 1914.
The hotel is around 15 minutes by bus from the fashionable boulevard of Kurfürstendamm (Ku'damm) -- "the city's main shopping artery" (Lonely Planet), which is lined with upscale bars, restaurants and designer boutiques, including the Patrick Hellmann Collection.
The surrounding countryside is great for outdoor activities -- the hotel has its own private park, while the neighbouring Grunewald forest is a popular spot for jogging and cycling. At over 7000 acres, this pine forest is the largest green space in the city and is home to picturesque lakes, ponds and a Renaissance-era hunting lodge. The hotel has bicycles for hire and can organise private guided tours, as well as other activities such as tennis and horse riding.
Despite the hotel's peaceful setting, central Berlin is around 40 minutes away, either by bus from Joseph-Joachim-Platz (less than 10 minutes' walk from the hotel) or by train from Berlin-Grunewald S-Bahn station (less than 20 minutes' walk from the hotel). Alternatively, you can explore the city's sights in style using the hotel's Rolls-Royce Ghost chauffeur service (by appointment only; fees apply).
Back at the hotel, guests have free access to the gym and spa, which features an indoor pool, a Jacuzzi and a Finnish sauna. You can also enjoy a relaxing massage or beauty treatment in the spa area, or in the comfort of your room (fees apply).
Breakfast is served in the elegant restaurant or in the terrace area, which is open in summer. Fine dining can also be enjoyed in the grand chandeliered restaurant and there is a range of tobacco, spirits and snacks on the menu in the Cigar Lounge.
Karl Lagerfeld designed part of the rooms, while the current owner -- fashion designer Patrick Hellmann -- added his signature style to modernise the historic building. Bedrooms include a free mini bar that is restocked daily. Grand Deluxe Rooms are more spacious than Deluxe Rooms. Wi-Fi is free.