Location: Berlin– Germany
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: http://www.sofitel-berlin-kurfuerstendamm.com/en
Life is magnifique? It sure is at the Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm! This 5 star hotel is located in a very central spot in Berlin surrounded by shops and historic sightseeing must-sees. It is fully operated by Sofitel since February 2014 (it used to be the Concorde hotel). The Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm is within walking distance of the Berlin statue and the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtenis-Kirche. Actually, before I got here I wasn’t sure if I would like this side of Berlin, but actually I loved it! There is so much to do in this neighborhood.
We stayed in a deluxe twin bedroom. The room had a good size. Bathroom has double sinks, separate shower, separate toilet and bid. The rooms at the Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm are about the largest Berlin has to offer. The decoration is modern and also has this “Asian” feeling without being over the top. Some of you may already know the MyBeds Sofitel offers to their guests? It always is a pleasure to sleep in one of their beds! It feels like sleeping on a cloud and it is so relaxing after a day of walking in the city.
Before dinner, I wanted to lose some calories so I went to the gym on the second floor. The hotel offers great fitness facilities and a fully equipped spa area with sauna and steam room. After working out it is great to chill down in the relaxing area with comfortable chairs. Bathrobes and slippers can be found in the rooms.
The Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm has 2 restaurants: the Faubourg (French cuisine) and a restaurant for breakfast. In the lobby bar guests can have light snacks and meals. We had dinner at the Faubourg, but had a cocktail in the lounge bar first. I had a mojito and to be honest, it was one of the best ones I have ever had (and I am a mojito addict so I know what I’m talking about :)).
The restaurant is beautifully decorated and truly has this modern and young vibe. The food was delicious. I can highly recommend the filet steak with Café de Paris butter, which was (again) one of the best I’ve ever had! Service again was top-notch, not snobby and they really make you feel at ease. Very nice! The sommelier is a very kind guy with an outstanding knowledge of wines.
Breakfast was good (as always – it is a Sofitel) and all the items were fresh and of a good quality: sparkling wine, lots of sweet items (waffles, pancakes, etc.), fruit, etc. Very large buffet with excellent service!
I recommend staying at the Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm, great rooms, great food and heavenly beds!