The Westin Grand Berlin

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Average rate: $119 - Hotel class: 5 stars
Friedrichstrasse 158-164, Berlin, Germany

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gardkarlsen gardkarl…
149 reviews
Comfortable hotel with a great location Apr 09, 2010
We arrived in Berlin in the afternoon and the Tegel airport is only located about 15-20 minutes from the city center and the taxi ride was 20€. There is also a bus option that can take you to some of the larger train stations in Berlin.

I booked the room at the Westin on the Starwood Preferred Guest site and the rooms started at 99€ which is not bad for a 5 star hotel in a large European city – only a few years ago I had to pay about 90€ for a 2 star hotel in Paris. As we were a bit late at booking the room went up to 111€ including taxes but without breakfast.

Check in at the hotel was fast and we got room 454. The lobby of the hotel is dominated by a huge and lavish staircase leading to the first floor where the breakfast is served and where they have conference rooms and you also have an open atrium up to the various floors. Our room was a standard size room but it seemed to be newly refurbished. The floor was covered in a brownish carpet while the walls were painted in a light color. Instead of a king size bed we had gotten two single beds standing next to each other but we knew about this in advance. Westin (and Sheraton) keeps advertising about their heavenly bed and some of them are great. The beds at the Westin in Berlin were not that great in our opinion. First of all they were quite soft, the pillows were very thin and there seemed to be something in the mattress cover that made us sweat a lot at night.

There were lots of lights in the room which I think is great and the windows faced Friedrichstrasse and the Bugatti showroom. We did hear a bit of the traffic noise but it was not a huge problem at night. Apart from that we had one big chair in the room with a small table, a desk with a chair and a 32” flat screen TV. The TV had lots and lots of channels in German (and note that even English speaking movies are dubbed into German) so the only thing that was in English was channels like BBC News, CNN etc. But then again – you are not in Berlin to watch TV.

There was also a small fridge with items for sale – a Coke was 4.5 €, a Heineken 6 € and a small red wine was 10 € just to give you an idea of the prices. There were space for both our suitcases which was excellent as some hotel rooms seems to be designed for just one suitcase even if there is a king size bed meant for two people. The wardrobe contained quite a few hangers and there was a small safe – there was even a power outlet in the safe which means that you can charge your cell phone when it is locked up.

The bathroom was tiled with white and black tiles and contained a shower in the bathtub. There was a glass wall that prevented water from splashing everywhere when taking a shower and this combined with a shower curtain worked pretty good. It was fun to see that the standard amenities (like shampoo, shower gel etc) is the same that you get at the Westin in e.g. Bangkok.

The location of the hotel is great – located on the corner of Friedrichstrasse and Unter den Linden you are basically in the middle of town and you can easily walk over to museum island or Brandenburger Tor. Right outside the door you will find the U-bahn station Französische Straße and you can also walk to the larger Friedrichstraße station to catch both U-bahn and S-bahn. There are lots of high-end shops in the area (we are talking Bugatti, Ferrari, Hugo Boss, Wempe watch store) together with department stores (like Galeries Lafayette Berlin) and lots of restaurants. One tip if you don’t have breakfast included at the hotel is to grab a bit at Einstein Coffee near the hotel.

Let’s talk about some of the issues that were not that great with the hotel. First of all – no free internet! I’m not sure how others plan their trip these days but we are very much online planners and we make a Google map before we travel and we normally need to get online to check details. The internet was 7.5 € for 1 hour at the hotel – I would rather recommend that you go to Einstein coffee nearby to get free Wi-Fi and enjoy some coffee for the 7.5 € instead.

The breakfast at the hotel was 29 € per person for the buffet which is way too expensive. Yes, you can order a la carte at the hotel but still. I’m sure it is a wonderful breakfast but for a person that normally just eats a small sandwich or some muesli it is not necessary to go for breakfast at the hotel – but luckily there are many small coffee shops and bakeries nearby.

I have already mentioned that we were not that impressed with the beds. I also found it a bit strange that we only got one bathrobe and one pair of slippers when they knew that we would be two people staying in the room. It was not a big issue and I assume that we could have asked for another. We also had to request an iron and ironing board – the iron was good but the board needs to be replaced soon.

One afternoon when we came back to the hotel we found a used cleaning cloth left by housekeeping on the desk – I have stayed at quite a few hotels but I don’t think I have seen that before.

But all in all – the Westin Grand Berlin this is a very nice hotel with a great location and compared to other major European capitals you seem to get the hotel at an affordable rate. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend friends or family to stay there.
Entrance of Westin in Berlin
The bed at Westin Berlin
Bathroom at Westin Berlin
Minibar at Westin Berlin
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monsieurfogg monsieur…
1 reviews
Great breakfast buffet, and pretty much everything Jan 11, 2010
Stayed there for 4 days -I wasnt the one paying, so all I have to say its pretty good!- The location is perfect in the oriental side that has become extremely fashionable, the only real place to be, plenty of shopping but also not far from the Brandenburg Gate and also the east side gallery. But I would not say distances are a problem in Berlin, everything regarding transportation works perfectly -taxis, metro, etc-

Back to the hotel the room was huge, the bed supercomfy and very lively, not just old business travellers if you know what I mean. A great place to recommend.
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Miranda-Maas Miranda-…
144 reviews
Beautiful luxury hotel in Mitte, Berlin Dec 27, 2008
'Wow' is the best word to decribe this 5* hotel in the center of east Berlin. So, the location is perfect. The rooms are beautiful. We had the most basic room and that was already great! With a huge bathroom with a nice bath and a large bedroom we had a very nice room. The lobby of the hotel is very impressive with a huge staircase and cosy seats and the bar of course. The hotel also has a nice swmming pool area with a jacuzzi and sports room. The best thing of the hotel was breakfast. Normally i don't eat in the morning but i ate a lot in this hotel! There were many different kinds of bread, cheese, fish yogurts and fruits. More then you can possibly eat. All i can say is, stay here if you can! It's really worth it!
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The bathroom
The lobby
The staircase in the lobby

The Westin Grand Berlin Overview

In the heart of “reunified” Germany is Berlin’s Mitte District, which was once split by the Berlin Wall. Today it is a remarkable region of historic and contemporary sights and destinations. In the heart of this area is the Westin Grand Hotel. The location of this Berlin hotel places guests within easy walking distance of some of the most popular historic sites of the entire city.

The Westin Grand Hotel is located at Friedrichstrasse 158-164 in the heart of the city.

There are 359 guest rooms and suites available in the Westin Grand Hotel, and these come in a range of styles and sizes. All provide views of the city, the hotel’s signature “heavenly” beds and baths, and many other high quality amenities.

Because of its excellent location the Westin Grand Hotel is suitable to both leisure and business travelers and offers comprehensive services to both distinct groups. Guests can access the business center and meeting rooms, enjoy the beautiful swimming pool and massage treatments, dine in the signature restaurant or enjoy a drink or dessert in the lounge, and rely on a wide range of many more fine amenities.

The Westin Grand Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Housekeeping
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Modem / Data Port
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Computer
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Ticket Service
  • Facsimile
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Full-service catering
  • Exhibit Space
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Disabled Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Salon
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam Room
  • Massage
  • Solarium
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Steam Bath
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Beauty Salon
  • Health Centre
  • Body Treatments
  • Facial Treatments
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • Spa/Jetted Tub
  • Pool Indoor
  • Cots
  • Poolside Bar
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Shoe Shine
  • Paid Parking
  • Bedding/Pillow Choices

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