By and large it has all been said before. This hotel is fantastic and here's why. The location: it is centrally located (next to the Berliner Dom Cathedral and Pergamon Museum which are absolute must visits). You are literally 10 meters from Museum Island - our hotel room looked directly onto the Dom!
The price: it cost us 140 Euros for a night's stay with an incredibly diverse and excellent breakfast. Even if you don't mind spending more money for a room, you will not find a better hotel in Berlin, so go upscale and reserve a suite here.
The fish: it is novel to stay in a hotel where the giant circular fish tank in the atrium is a tourist attraction! We took the tour of the aquarium which includes a ride up the inside of the tank. It is a good aquarium (but not great), but this may be influenced by the fact we had just come from the Berlin Zoo which is tremendous.
The rooms are medium size and might require a bit of coordination for 2 people (with large suitcases) to move around the room. WIFI is very good. The hotel restaurant also has an outdoor patio which sits directly on the River Spree. You can watch the people on the river boats to your hearts content.
You can also visit the DDR (former East Germany) museum that is right below the hotel. The DDR museum is an interactive museum with a lot of interesting exhibits for young people unfamiliar with the history of the Cold War, but go early as it is relatively small and gets overcrowded easily.
Our visit to the Berliner Dom included a wedding - the church does not stop its normal activities because of tourists, but does ask you respect their services. Last but not least, there are many restaurants throughout the area and if you like to walk you can reach most every major attraction of interest within a 20 minute walk. However, still cannot figure out why people rave about Potsdamer Platz or Alexander Platz as they are just modern shopping plazas that are not that unique. Nevertheless, you can visit Berlin many times and still not see everything, but we will stay here on our next visit as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Radisson Blu Hotel is one of the most exciting hotels in Berlin-Mitte. It is located in the historic centre directly on the bank of the river Spree and opposite to the Berlin Cathedral. Just a strolls away are restaurants, bars, boutiques, galleries and famous sights, such as Alexanderplatz, Museum Island, Boulevard Unter den Linden and the exclusive shops along Friedrichstrasse. Public transport, Berlin airport and the Messe Berlin fairground are within easy reach. A unique attraction is the AquaDom at the hotel lobby. It is the world’s largest cylindrical aquarium with a fascinating underwater world in one million litres of salt-water. 427 non-smoking guest rooms and suites combine timeless elegance with cutting edge comfort. The clear design in the puristic style reflects urban trends. The dark wood and warm tones of the high-class furniture create a homely atmosphere. All rooms are equipped with flat screen TV, trouser press, laptop-size safe, air-conditioning, minibar, tea and coffee provisions. Wireless-LAN and high-speed Internet access is included in the room rate. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin Hotel Berlin
- Radisson Berlin
- Berlin Radisson