Location: Berlin – Germany
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: kempinski.com/…berlin/hotel-adlon/welcome
The famous and world known Adlon Kempinski is without a doubt one of the best hotels Berlin has to offer and I was lucky enough to explore and experience this five star hotel! First of all, you can’t beat the location, it literally is just a few steps away from the Brandenburg Gate. As a member of the ‘Leading hotels of the world’, I knew a stay at this hotel would be one I will remember for a lifetime!
The Adlon truly is a hotel with a great tradition which opened in 1907. It was almost completely destroyed during World War 2. The current hotel opened back in 1997 and has undergone several renovations over the last couple of years. The entrance is spectacular and the gorgeous lobby has played host to several world famous stars. It is all about details here, everything is done with style and eye for details.
At check-in I was told that a great suite was awaiting me and luxurious it was! The suite we stayed in had a direct full view of the Brandenburg Gate and was one of the nicest rooms I have ever seen. Even the entrance of the suite was just out of this world. The suite had a large sitting area, gorgeous bathroom and the best beds one could wish for. The toiletries were of a very good quality and we had plenty. By the way, I took a bath at night and could see the Brandenburg Gate… So nice! So relaxing!
The Adlon Kempinski has several fine dining restaurants, the ‘Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer’ even has 2 Michelin stars and has full views of the Brandenburg Gate. Restaurant Quarré offers international cuisine with regional ingredients. This brasserie-style restaurant offers specialities with a French touch. If you fancy a more Mediterranean cuisine, you will like ‘Le petit Felix’. We had dinner at Sra Bua by Tim Raue. It is a Japanese-Thai cuisine with a European flair. As exotic and edgy as its name, the dishes are exciting and combine the complexity of Asian flavours. The 6 course menu was amazing! The concept at Sra Bua is sharing. Every single dish we tasted was divine! The gastronomic meal emphasizes togetherness, the pleasure of taste and was served by very professional staff. The waiters were very knowledgeable about each dish, even about the wines. I found the food quite innovative and sophisticated. Loved it and I highly recommend eating here!
The Adlon Spa is run by Resense and offers beauty experiences in a luxurious setting. I visited private spa suites and was surprised by how nicely designed they were. It is perfectly designed for those who wish to achieve maximum relaxation. Kindly note that additional charges apply here. Guests, however, can use the sauna, steam room and amazingly designed indoor pool at no additional charge. One special mention is the tranquil atmosphere in the spa area. Although the Adlon is a very large hotel, I truly appreciated the tranquility and relaxation here. A full fitness center is available too.
After a great night’s sleep, we went down to enjoy the most delicious Gourmet Breakfast buffet one could wish for! It is served at the Bel Etage, the ‘heart’ of the Adlon Hotel and offers great views of the grand lobby area. The buffet was one of the largest I have seen and the overall quality of the food was outstanding! Again, service was top notch!
No wonder the Adlon Kempinski is known for its service and luxurious accommodations! This hotel is superb in every way and will meet the expectations of the most discerning travelers! Cheers!