Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt
What We Love
- Central location on historic Gendarmenmarkt square and a block from designer shop–packed Friedrichstrasse
- Sauna, steam room, massage services, an outdoor terrace and a state-of-the-art gym
- Never-ending breakfast buffet of regional specialties and more than 20 varieties of tea
What To Know
- Coffee addicts should upgrade: Only luxury rooms and suites have Nepresso machines
- Some rooms have balconies, some don’t; if you want some outdoor space, be sure to ask
- During the week, the area teems with people and traffic; weekends are calmer and more relaxing
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt’s modern cozy entrance is a fitting welcome for this intimate boutique property. The small lobby is overstuffed with cream sofas and chairs, and there’s fresh cranberry juice to welcome guests. It’s big enough for several small groups to sit and chat but small enough to feel personal. Beyond, the sleek glass and black marble reception and elevator area are a mere 10 feet apart.
Bed and Bath
All rooms feature Bose sound systems, flat-screen TVs and a delightful music box to lull you to sleep. Beds are plush and modern, with coal- and cream-colored marble panels, beige walls and thick curtains with lovely touches of color, such as delicate orange lamps. Luxury Rooms and suites also have Nepresso machines. Bathrooms pair polished marble with simple white sinks and rain showers; some have deep soaking tubs. Rooms overlook either the square or the quieter courtyard.
The top-end Aigner restaurant serves German-Austrian cuisine in the style of a Viennese café — think classy and unpretentious, with a touch of refinement. The wellness area on the top floor boasts a small but satisfying sauna and steam room, a parade of indoor loungers with views of the square, an outdoor terrace facing the serene courtyard and a fully equipped gym.
In the Area
Sofitel Berlin sits right on the Gendarmenmarkt, one of Berlin’s most elegant squares and home to the pentagonal German Cathedral, the domed French Cathedral and Berlin’s symphony orchestra. And a cluster of major sights are less than a 15-minute walk away: It’s a short jaunt to the landmark Brandenburg Gate. Just opposite the gate is the Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building, which is topped by a modern glass dome designed by Norman Foster. And of course there’s the Holocaust Memorial, a surreal maze of somber slate-colored plinths and a small museum documenting the atrocities.
How to Get There
Stayed one night. Situated right at the gendarmenmarkt. Nicely designed and clean rooms. And the gym is well equiped and is super clean. Sauna and steambath as well. Reception was friendly. I would stay there again
Tranquil hotel in the heart of Gendarmenmarkt. We had a room with balcony overlooking the square. It was great to sit out and people watch. The hotel is close to most of the sights (the Berlin Wall, Museum Island, Alexanderplatz, etc). Very nice neighborhood with lots of good shopping close by. It was pretty easy to get to from the airport. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Great breakfast with lots of choices to fit a variety of dietary needs. There's a great restaurant next door as well, but I can't remember the name of it. Overall, I'd highly recommend this hotel.
The Sofitel Berlin gendarmenmarkt is ideally situated in the city center. Just a few steps from the subway, and right in the middle of the city’s “must sees”. A friendly and professional welcome, with good tips to visit Berlin was really nice. The room is cozy and the bed really good. We really had a pleasant stay there, thanks again to the staff!
Very nice hotel with all you can expect from a 5 stars hotel. personnel very kind and always available. rooms are really good and clean. excellent breakfast. the wellness center is also very good.The location is close to almost all the most beautiful places in Berlin and at walking distance to the public transports stations.
We had the most wonderful stay in this hotel. All the style and elegance you would expect, housed in a lovely old building. The staff were incredible and could not do enough for us. I will definitely recommend this hotel and will use it again when we return to Berlin. Thank you for a super stay.