In August 2008 I happened to travel on business to German cities and the first stop was made in Berlin Hotel Adlon Kempinski, located just behind the Brandenburger Gates.
Facilities, amenities, service, food, accomodation, room, newspapers, cards with kind wishes, supportive and ready to help maids and managers, views on the square, thru which the marching crowds of roller-skaters, young ladies and would-be mothers, already-fathers, today's youngsters and all that jazz was slowly flowing, with a steady zooming of a bee, with large posters above their heads saying "Russia stop war on Georgia" and all that political stuff neither me or them can have a real clue about.
The impression was great from Berlin, just because I did not take a guide, made dozens of kilometers by foot, looking like a madman for those at the respectable Hotel Adlon who advised a taxi waiting outside or some subway route or else, which was real fun - you have to use your legs if have a couple, guys, or you can hardly build up a complete picture of a place, uh?)
I bumped into many lots of German guys of different age tellnig me short stories in German which I could understand better than speak, on what they like or dislike, what they wish here to be or what they'd pulled down like all this superhypertrading KaDeWe kind of stuff (i.e. - trade centers replacing the historically valuable buildings) and so on. thru that kind of socializing with germans - not guide-machines - you can come to feel what's what in their lives at least as a short-term traveler.
I met argentina guys doing tricks just on the road when the traffic stops before the red light, enjoying whats going on on the road side - small scale circus or smth it was... I would say - visit it and ramble around, with no luxury hotel or guide over you!)
i am now for the 3th time at adlon ...its exclusive,gorgeus ,,,,all the services i need.... the food is wow *cost one night 975euros a dinner in 3 person ..caviar included* but u must afford ,,,,,only the room cost me 1100 per night ,,,,,,,great view ,,,,,,,perfect ,,,,,,,
Unique Quality: close to lafayete galery,kadewe.....its all great
I did not stay overnight in this hotel as it would exceed my budget by far.
Cheapest single room is € 360 per night!!
I had only a couple of drinks in the very elegant lobby, all white marble and a piano player doing his job from the balcony of the first floor. A Gin Tonic at € 13.50!!! (roughly 17 US$)
Unique Quality: Can't describe any experiences, but the entire appearance predicts excellent service, considering that this hotel is the No. 1 address for guests of the state.
As to the service in the lobby I noticed however, that I am used to much more attentive personnel in hotels of similar quality in Far East, for example the Peninsula Hong Kong or the Manila Hotel in Manila, Philippines
Directions: Right next to Brandenburg Gate
This luxury hotel is just steps from the Brandenburg Gate at the beginning of Unter den Linden avenue. It hosted many celebrities like Einstein, Chaplin and Greta Garbo.
Excuse, I didn't sleep in this hotel, not for my budget, yet :-). But I can say that the renovated recently building was impressive and its main hall looked very stylish - a place to see, but perhaps more importantly, a place to be seen. I saw page-boys and bellhops dressed in the original red uniforms of the hotel. The full name of the hotel is Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin as it belongs to the Kempinski chain of luxary hotels.
Adlon was the most luxurious hotel of the Golden Twenties. It was open in 1907, closed in 1970 and re-opened in a new building (the old one was torn down in 1984) at the same place in 1997.
Unique Quality: Great location next to the famous Branderburg Gate.
The most expensive hotel in Berlin and maybe in Germany. I just checked it online: double room starts at 280.00 €, but there is Adlon Executive Suite for 845.00 € as well.
Directions: On corner of Pariser Platz, Unter den Linden and Wilhelm Straße, next to Branderburg Gate.
S-Bahn: Unter den Linden ((S1, S2, S25);
Bus: 100, 200, 248, 257, 348.
This luxurious hotel sits next to The Brandenburg Gate on Berlin's Unter den Linden. This was where Michael Jackson hung his baby from the window.
Unique Quality: An absolutely luxurious hotel recently renovated.
It is situated in the heart of the Berlin of today (and before the divide). It is convenient for the embassies and consulates and is right by Brandenburg Gate.
Hotel Adlon, on Unter den Linden, opposite the Brandenburg Gate, is Berlin's most expensive hotel. It costs a couple of hundred Euros to stay here a night. I would have loved to stay here but I was a couple of hundred Euros short! Michael Jackson fans might recognise this hotel as it was here he dangled his baby from an upper floor window.
On October 24, 1907 the Vossische Zeitung in Berlin reported: "Yesterday, His Majesty the Kaiser, Her Majesty the Kaiserin, the Princesses and the Princes visited the impressive building of the Hotel Adlon and paid their tribute to that site." With this very day the history of the Hotel Adlon began - the history of a hotel which was built with the support of Kaiser Wilhelm II, and which would become within three years the most beautiful and most luxurious hotel in the world.
Unique Quality: With its unique setting, its legendary history and its exclusive appointments, the Adlon is without parallel.
There are a variety of restaurants, bars, banquet rooms and a Grand Ballroom where you can enjoy the most exciting moments of your stay in Berlin.
Directions: at Brandeburger Tor
the Adlon is a fairly new hotel near the Brandenburger Tor (it was rebuilt a few years ago after the model of the homonymous hotel that used to stand here before the war). It is expensive but stylish and comfortable.
AT ENTRANCE TO HOTEL ADLON
Hotel Adlon - the Jackson Affair
Is there good safe parking in the area of the hotel adlon , that is close by the hotel? the hotel charges an enormous amount of money to keep your car there so i was hoping to find an alternative garage or lot. Also , is there a lot or garage near the grand westin that anyone knows of?
Those who stay at Hotel Adlon usually don't bother how much parking is. ;-)
38 Glinkast. /Französische St.
Dorotheenstraße / Charlottenst
"Verkehr in Berlin" -> "Parken"
well i hate to waste 50 euros on parking per day..just a waste of money, i dont mind spending money on the room but not into wasting money on expensive parking. Room is worth the money, parking is not.. Thanks for the information! i will look for those parking garages
I read that the daily maximum parking fee at Hotel Adlon Parkhaus is 32 Euro. (But I agree, rather spend the money on the room than parking.)
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Address: Unter den Linden 77, Berlin, 10117, Germany