Hardenbergstrasse 14 10623 BerlinBerlin, Germany -See the map
Amy AdejokunSection editor
This 4 star establishment is part of the German Gran City group and was renovated in 2010. The Excelsior is a very nice place to stay, with several comfortable lounge areas where guests can relax, watch television, or even enjoy a game of chess. The hotel also boasts a nice, well-lit bar overlooking the patio, a good place to relax by day and by night, as well as a well-equipped gym with around a dozen machines, perfect for a good workout after a long day at work or sightseeing. Of the 316 guest rooms at the hotel only the Superior rooms have been renovated and now feature carpeted floors, a leather armchair, and a few pieces of white furniture.
Compare all the pricesPrice per night - Find at 47 partner(s)
-Site officiel de l'hotel-View prices
-Ozon Travel-View prices
-Rumbo BravoFly Volagratis-View prices
-Reserver avec l?hotel-View prices
-Voyage SNCF-View prices
-ZenHotels HC-View prices
Show more offers
The Excelsior hotel is around a 5 minute walk from Kufurstendamm Avenue, one of the most famous in Berlin (former West Berlin) and often compared to the Champs Élysées. It takes about a quarter of an hour by car to get to Tegel airport, 5 mi away, and about 20 minutes to get to Schoenenfeld airport, some 16 mi away.
The Excelsior has a total of 316 guest rooms including Superior rooms that were fully-renovated in 2010 and Standard rooms that still feature their old decor. All of the rooms are the same in terms of size, and those in the middle category overlook the patio. Some feature light parquet flooring with slightly darker wooden furniture and come with a flat-screen television positioned on the desk. The bathrooms, meanwhile, are done out entirely in blue earthenware tiles, giving them a retro feel. The more modern rooms feature dark carpeted floors, a brown leather armchair, and white furniture, including a TV unit facing the bed, whilst the wall behind the huge cosy bed is adorned with a large Plexiglas-covered photo of some Maasai peoples (a tribe originating from Kenya). The superior rooms come with a minibar, a safe in the entrance, and tea and coffee-making facilities. The renovated bathrooms are done out in light colours and are rather low-key, with room around the wash basin for you to do your hair and make-up comfortably. You'll find the bathrooms in these rooms come with a selection of Ritual hospitality products, a hair-dryer, and a make-up mirror.
This elegant 4-star establishment was built in 1979 and fully-renovated in 2010. The huge lobby area includes various relaxation areas, the first of these opposite the large reception desk and furnished with beige armchairs and chunky cushions. A hot stone heating system has been installed in the middle of the room, bringing a welcome touch of warmth during the winter months. On the other side of the wall you'll find another relaxation area where you can choose from a selection of board games, including several chess sets, or even watch television. The far end of the room alongside the bar, meanwhile, is furnished with a large Asian-style unit and large wooden trunks. The combination of colours used in the decor here make for both welcoming and low-key surroundings. The gym, which includes around a dozen machines and a television, is also located on this floor, with water and towels provided for guests' convenience. It is open throughout the year and is free for those staying in one of the Deluxe rooms. You can also check you email using the hotel's Wi-Fi or in the room located behind reception and overlooking the street, where you'll find 4 Mac computers and shelves holding a large number of different books.
Food and drink
A German breakfast consisting of cold cuts, cheeses, various breads, and jam is served every day from 6:30am to 10:30am in the Franke restaurant on the ground floor. If you're visiting during the summer months you might even like to enjoy your breakfast on one of the two little terraces, the first overlooking the street, the second the patio. This is also the only part of the hotel where smoking is permitted. Comfortably seated at one of the little light brown wooden tables in the restaurant, you will have the opportunity to sample a variety of dishes throughout the day, including chicken and grilled meats (which will set you back around £13-20), pasta with spinach and goat's cheese (£15), and various salads.
This 4 star establishment belongs to German chain Gran City, which has over 70 hotels throughout the country. For an original way of exploring the city, you might be interested to know that segways and bicycles are available to hire here.
The Gates is a small hotel set apart from the bustling city life of Berlin, but that nevertheless harbours a number of secrets... Indeed, despite the unassuming feel of the place, it has provided a roof over the heads of several celebrities who were friends with the owner's previous wife, a ballerina. Today, the hotel's real draw is its historical features, which are exemplified by the antique decor of the communal areas. There is nothing particularly special about the revamped guests rooms or the rest of the hotel. This establishment is a good option for visitors looking for peace and quiet during their stay.
Its name may be sunny but the California Hotel does little to light up Kurfürstendamm avenue, where it has been residing for 25 years. Even its 4 star status is deceiving in a city where hotels are continuously outdoing each other in terms of their imaginative interior decoration. Despite the opening of a brand new section and a few originally themed suites, the California is far below the general standard of its competitors. Although the interior decoration is not very original, the hotel does offer quality services.
The quotation above the entrance to the Concorde immediately sets the tone for the rest of the establishment: 'At first, I didn't feel like I was in Berlin - everything reminded me of France'. Indeed, the hotel might be located at the very heart of the German capital, but you wouldn't necessarily know it until you look out the window. The very French ambience will undoubtedly be a hit with foreigners, as well the comfort and stylish decor, but if you have a thing against chain hotels, you'd best look elsewhere!
The Residenz is a boutique hotel with 77 guest rooms that started its career shortly after World War II. It actually opened in 1882 and has undergone constant renovations since, with great care being taken to protect the building. The interior breaks away from the modern style favoured by most of the hotels in the area. The Residenz has retained a classic style despite adopting all the necessary modern amenities. It has tanning beds, massage parlours, a sauna, and a fitness centre.
The Berlin Kudamm opened in 1989, the same year as the fall of the wall, and was enlarged in 1996. This is the oldest of the three art'otel establishments to have opened in the German capital. Here guests can discover the strange universe of the artist Wolf Vostell, one of the creators of the happening movement or environmental art. However, the "hotel version" is toned down and politically correct! This urban hotel is recommended to art lovers or those simply looking for a bit of colour during their stay in Berlin.
Although it opened in the 80's, the Steigenberger Hotel is so modern and trendy that it looks as though it was built yesterday... However, it should be mentioned that renovations are routinely carried out in this establishment. In addition, the hotel has modern amenities, relaxation facilities, and a large business centre... The Steigenberger is therefore suited to any type of stay and clientele. However, there is a slight drawback: the comings and goings in the lobby when big conferences are held. The general bustle on these occasions is exhausting.
With its superior 5 star rating, a coveted place in the Leading Hotels of the World group, and a highly evocative name, the Palace might appear at first glance to be destined for greatness. However, a few steps along the entrance hall are all it takes to break the spell: '60's sophistication has been superseded by an outdated, almost kitsch, style, light-years from real palaces like the Adlon Kempinski. Having said this, the comfort and catering services are two areas that do deserve the elevated star rating...
This hotel is a member of the German chain, Gran City, and nestles at the heart of the sophisticated district of Charlottenburg, a stone's throw from the famous Ku'damm avenue. It is a comfortable 4-star establishment, but is slightly lacking in terms of facilities. However, it is nicely decorated and has a sushi bar where you can enjoy fusion cuisine with Latin American influences. Guests who book into one of the executive rooms, which are called 'business rooms' here, have free access to the executive lounge reserved for them, and can use the computers and printer provided here. Fitness fanatics, meanwhile, can cross the road to use the facilities of the neighbouring hotel, the Berlin Zentrum.
The original facade of this establishment, one of the German capital's finest, says a great deal about its illustrious past, and the Hôtel de Rome is in fact one of the few luxury hotels to have taken up residence in a period establishment. Having said that, it's still hard to imagine the wonders concealed behind its walls, a tasteful combination of old and contemporary, from the superb entrance hall to the wonderful spa housed in the building's former vault. This hotel comes highly recommended to all those who have the means to stay there, and if you haven't, at least try the restaurant!
The Adlon Kempinski is a historic luxury hotel in Berlin, also considered one of the world's most beautiful hotels. At the foot of the Brandenburg Gate, this highly luxurious hotel aspires to be the worthy successor of the illustrious hotel located on the same spot and destroyed during World War 2, but it does claim a modern facet to its service and decor. Managed by the Kempinski group, this hotel is hailed by all as a gem of architecture, with perfect technique and ambiance. These assets did not leave celebrities such as Greta Garbo and Charlie Chaplin or still, many politicians, who all stayed at this hotel, unmoved. Ideal for a little break or even just a little glimpse!
Most of the guests staying at this elegant hotel, which stands between the avenues of 'Unter den Linden' and 'Friedrichstraße', do not know about its history. The chunk of wall displayed near the front door is the first clue. Built in 1987, the Westin Grand Hotel replaced a shopping centre destroyed during the Great War. This establishment inherited its predecessor's refinement, as well as a few almost identically reconstructed former characteristics. The rest of the hotel teeters between a classical and a contemporary style. Everyone should be able to find what they are looking for here... as long as they can afford it of course!
You might be wondering how the Lux 11, which opened in 2005, got its name. The truth is, this very popular upmarket hotel in the country's capital is, in fact, located between numbers 9 and 13 on a discreet little street in the select Mitte district of the city. This once sad little corner of former East Germany has since been taken over by a large number of art galleries, boutiques, lively bars, and even celebrities. With its minimalist white and fuchsia pink geometric decor, the hotel will undoubtedly appeal to a young and trendy clientele.
Ideally located to explore the most modern district of Germany's capital city, the Ritz-Carlton Berlin has established itself at the heart of Potsdamer Platz. An elegant first class hotel, it is just a stone's throw away from the city centre. Its hushed atmosphere is sure to please vacationing couples as well as business travellers.
The Berlin Hilton is one of the city's luxury establishments, offering deluxe rooms with fantastic views over the square of Gendarmenmarkt and the Französischer Dom church. From the decoration of the 601 guest rooms to the furnishing in the communal areas, where a mixture of modern features and older items sets the scene, the interior decor has been closely thought out, right down to the smallest detail. In addition to the varied set of facilities, which include a swimming pool, a gym, a hair stylist and a beauty salon, the Hilton also boasts an à la carte restaurant that serves regional gourmet specialities. Breakfast, on the other hand, consists of a copious buffet of delicious dishes served every morning in a first-floor dining room.
It is considered by some as 'the only modern luxury hotel' of Berlin. Open since 1998, the Grand Hyatt is certainly part of the very close circle of highly luxurious hotels in the German capital city. As it stands close to the famous Potsdamer Platz, the hotel benefits from an ideal location close to the splendid Christmas market in winter and inevitably enjoys the proximity of shops and restaurants open all year round. Guests can also use the in-house spa, so the activities are endless, whether indoors or outdoors!
The Berlin Movenpick hotel is much like its home town. It's a surprisingly trendy establishment. It was built in 1914 by Herr Siemens, opposite his first factory, and still shows many industrial architectural elements of that era, associated with a modern interior and noble materials such as European wallnut wood. With items taken from the ancient next-door railway station decorating each floor, the industrial interior is complete. The establishment includes 243 fully-equipped rooms (the standard ones feature a bathtub designed by Philippe Starck), a business centre with two computers connected to the Internet, a gym and a sauna. The restaurant and its large bay window which opens up in the summer are worthy of mention.