Location: Berlin – Germany
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: berlin.grand.hyatt.com
Rated as one of the top hotels in Berlin, the Grand Hyatt Berlin is perfectly located in the center of Berlin Mitte. The Potsdamer Platz is closeby, the Brandenburg Gate is only a 15 minute walk away and the Gendarmenmarkt can be reached in just 20 minutes by foot . One thing I didn’t know that the Grand Hyatt Berlin is actually an art hotel with art work all over the place. It is quite impressive and noticeable as soon as you enter the lobby. On every floor, art work can be found with information about the work and artist. Never seen before and really interesting, it was like walking in a museum! The ‘donut’ on our level was my favorite! The hotel was designed by Spanish architect José Rafael Moneo and Swiss interior designer Hannes Wettstein.
The lobby is spacious, airy and has a trendy design. Comfortable couches, nice colours and (most important!) friendly and professional staff, it is all there! Our room keys were handed in just seconds… I was ready to explore and experience this Grand Hyatt Hotel! One thing I appreciated about this hotel is the fact that there are 342 rooms, but I never had the feeling of staying at such a large hotel.
The room I stayed in was very nicely decorated and had all the amenities of a five star hotel room. Honestly, one of the best beds ever! They were so soft and the linen used were of a very good quality! The marble bathroom had separate shower area and bath tub, separate toilet, single sink and a television. I had some work to do while I was in Berlin and appreciated the oversized desk in the room! It was just perfect! Oh… and the views over Berlin were amazing! Overall, rooms are great here and they have some sort of Asian look.
The spa area is the highlight of the Grand Hyatt Berlin! In most hotels, spa areas are located in the basement but at the Grand Hyatt Berlin the indoor pool, fitness and full spa area are on the top floor offering stunning views all over Berlin. It is gorgeous! The pool is one of the best pools I have seen in Berlin and the whole place was immaculately clean! Do note that in most hotels in Berlin there’s an extra charge to use the sauna and steam room, but at the Grand Hyatt Berlin the use of sauna and steam room are offered at no additional charges. Comfortable (soft!) bathrobes and slippers are available in your room.
Hungry after working out? There are several dining options, from brasserie style to fine dining. They have it all! We had dinner at VOX, a grill and sushi restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed our dishes here! We started with a great appetizer. The salad I had as a starter was very nice and the steak was excellent! The lovely staff was very professional and proposed excellent wine choices. They serve traditionally prepared sushi as well and the dishes looked amazing.
All dishes at VOX are prepared in front of the guests´ eyes. This restaurant shines in so many ways over the other restaurants we’ve visited in Berlin. Not only is the food wonderful but so is the service. Their menu is diverse and their attention to quality food is obvious. Breakfast is served here too, by the way. It is a buffet style breakfast with high quality food options. Do try their omelets, they are yummie! Truly, the breakfast is outstanding!
The Grand Hyatt Berlin definitely deserves its good name! It is one of the better hotels in the area and you can’t go wrong by booking a room here. And do not forget to visit the spa area on the top floor, you will love it!