Of course the first question when visiting another city or country, and as this was Berlin, where to stay in Berlin? We trolled the hotels online as usual, but we did have some specific requirements. After searching we found the Westin Grand Berlin fitted all our requirements.
Due to our limited time in Berlin, we specifically wanted close proximity to the famous Brandenburg gate; and the ability to easily visit the historic district in the heart of Mitte. The hotel is perfectly located on the main street of boulevard Unter den Linden and joins into Friedrichstrasse. It is a 4-minute walk from the Gendarmenmarkt and a 17-minute walk from the Reichstag Building. It is well positioned and easy to get around Berlin from the hotel either by foot or a five minutes walk to Friedrichstraße railway Station.
The hotel was very luxurious and the staff were welcoming and also very helpful in regard to tourist information. The lobby has a fantastic grand staircase which gives the feeling of opulence.
On a side note I imagined scarlet o’ hara from the movie wuthering heights swanning down the staircase in a magnificent ball gown. The hotel has a swimming pool and spa, which looked great but we didn’t get to enjoy them. We only had one night so we were more interested in touring around and seeing all the amazing sites.
The room and Fresh Coffee Yum !!!!
We arrived quite late and were very happy to have a comfortable king size bed and a quiet room overlooking the lovely courtyard below. The rooms have bathrooms with rainfall showers and the complimentary bathroom accessories with plush bathrobes, especially nice after a long flight.
The airport bus is also only a few meters away from the hotel so easily accessible. There is no direct parking at the hotel although they do offer driving your car to a designated car park on arrival which is around 28 Euro per day at time of writing this.
On another side note;You may recognize this hotel and its nearby surroundings from the movie -The Bourne Supremacy. This is the hotel which Pamela Landy stayed. Outside the hotel is also the metro station and bridge made famous in Jason Bourne’s escape in the movie.
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