Hotelchain: Starwood Hotels
Location: Berlin– Germany
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: http://www.westingrandberlin.com/
The Westin Grand Berlin is one of the icon hotels of the city! You can’t beat the location, the hotel is located within walking distance of the major attractions Berlin has to offer like the Brandenburg Gate, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the Bellevue Palace! This seven-story hotel has 400 rooms and is only 14 km from the Tegel International Airport.
The lobby is one of the nicest I have ever seen! It really is an impressive lobby with a large staircase. There are lots of seating areas with the most comfy couches. I had to work during my stay and went downstairs with my laptop since it is such a lovely place to hang out J Great drinks too, by the way!
Rooms of the Westin Grand Berlin are of a 5 star level. I had a great night’s sleep, the beds are great! The room had a good size and had all the amenities I needed such as a great minibar, comfy lounge chair, desk and a good wifi connection. Bathroom had single sink, (rain) shower and toilet. The décor was nice, not too modern and not too old fashioned. There was a tablet in the room which was very handy, all the information about the hotel can be found on it and making reservations is so easy. Of all the hotels I visited in Berlin, I liked the rooms of the Westin Grand the most!
After a day in beautiful Berlin, the spa area (accessible with separate spa-elevator) is the place to hang out! The hot tub and indoor pool can be used at no additional charge. There is a small fee for the sauna. Bathrobe and slippers can be found in the room. Also, a full fitness center is available and can be used at all times. I really liked the spa area, it was a relaxing place and never was too crowded when I was there. The pool is just beautiful and quite large. Temperature of the water was excellent! I looked at the spa menu and they offer a lot of beauty treatments and massages at affordable rates.
They offer the “Tear down the wall” package where guests have the chance to chip an own historic keepsake out of a segment of the original Berlin Wall located in front of the hotel. Afterwards, you will receive a photograph and a certificate of authenticity as well as refreshments in the form of Berlin-style curried sausage and a glass of Champagne. We did the wall picking activity and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! It is so much fun… and really unique! Loved it!
The Westin Grand Berlin has 2 restaurants: Relish and one restaurant for breakfast. We had lunch in Relish and enjoyed every single dish! The business lunch is outstanding and at a fair price. Oh, and do try their traditional “currywurst”, you are in Berlin right?! It is delicious! Breakfast was great too with a large selection of both hot and cold items. Sparkling wine is offered as well at no additional charge.
The Westin Grand Berlin impressed me, it is one of the best hotels in Berlin and I felt at home… which is quite unique. Can’t wait to go back again!