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Hotel Golden Tulip Residenz Hotel 4 star
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Meinekestrasse 9 Berlin D-10719 Berlin, Germany -
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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.

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    Location 9.67 /10

    Only a short distance from Kurfürstendamm (ku'Damm to those who know it well), the Residenz enjoys the proximity of the famous and lively avenue (shopping malls, bars, restaurants, entertainment, tourist attractions, etc.), all while being withdrawn from the bustle, as it stands in a quiet alley. It also enjoys the proximity of 3 metro stations: Kurfürstendamm, Augsburger Straße, and Uhlandstraße.

    Accommodation 7.45 /10

    To access one of the 77 guest rooms of the Residenz, you'll have to rely on an ancient method consisting of turning a key in a lock, as keycards have not yet arrived here! Several categories are available: standard, superior, and junior suite. If you're lucky, you might get a room with a balcony... As far as the amenities are concerned, it's back to the 21st century: air conditioning, safe, mini bar, TV set (flat screens coming soon), a bathroom with a selection of hospitality products, a shower gel dispenser, a hair dryer, a small marble table, and a shower or a bathtub. The superior rooms also feature a trouser press, a tea and coffee tray, and a small lounge area. As for the interior decorating, it is the same in all of the accommodation units: antique furniture, paintings, and bed bases decorated with flowery patterns... The interior decorating is rather classic in style, some might even say quaint. The rooms come with a choice of 2 views: the courtyard view (a little dark), and the street view (brighter, but also nosier!).

    Overview 8.15 /10

    Despite its 118 years and a few wrinkles, the Residenz has managed to retain the charm of the olden days, from the entrance hall to the communal areas. The Art Deco entrance hall is only the start of a journey through time. An antique stairway and a small lobby (formerly a pharmacy!) will take you even further from the 21st century: a bell on the carved wooden reception counter, antique armchairs, creaking floorboards, massive golden key rings... Even the reception staff's uniform blends in perfectly with the setting. Despite the efforts made to protect the building, the Residenz has adopted a few modern facilities: lift, relaxation area with tanning beds, 2 massage parlours, a sauna, and a fitness centre. The icing on the cake is that the entire ground floor has Wifi Internet access. The hotel has also made a computer available to its guests.

    Food and drink 7.45 /10

    Despite its size, the Residenz has understood how important good cuisine is. In addition to its breakfast room, it offers a small and elegant restaurant with a capacity of 24 guests. It is open from Tuesday till Saturday and offers: duck pâté de fois gras, with bread and toast, Cognac-flavoured lobster soup, Alsatian flambé tarts... What's more, the prices are reasonable: from £3.80 for soup to £19 for a steak. Breakfast, however, is served in a small and dull room on the mezzanine floor. On offer to start the day: bottled fruit juice, pastries, cheese, cold cuts, scrambled eggs... A bar is also available to guests.

    To know

    Once every month, artists are invited to lunch by the management and to display their work. Formerly owned by the Golden Tulip chain, the Residenz is now part of the Top International group. It should also be mentioned that the hotel is planning on adapting some of its rooms to accommodate guests with reduced mobility.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath

    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, fitness, sports

    • Animals allowed
    • Barber
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The location
    • The sports facilities
    • The hotel's history

    disadvantages

    • The rather quaint interior of the rooms
    • The dull breakfast room

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