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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I had the pleasure of staying here with my wife for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. The whole experience was fantastic from start to finish. Fabienne in reservations was super and made sure that we got a nice room for this special occasion. The concierge who's name I don't have unfortunately was a great help in deciding where to go and also sent a nice bottle of bubbly to our room which was very much appreciated.
Breakfast was super with a great selection to choose from as well as having Prosecco included..
The hotel was really well located and and within walking distance of most places. Make sure you take the river cruise and we really enjoyed it.
We would definitely return to this hotel again.
Great location. Near main tourist attractions and easily accessible by underground or walking. Surrounded by good restaurants and shopping. Breakfast buffet in hotel is wonderful. My wife and I had junior suite. It's roomy and has walk--in shower we requested. The odd thing about the room is that apparently because of the shower the room seems to be capable of being transformed into a handicapped room. For our stay the room was a hybrid having some elements of handicapped room(such as emergency pull chords) but lacking others (grab bars for toilet were recessed into wall). Overall, this gave the room an odd ambiance. Similarly odd and jarring was modern industrial decor of hotel which, from the outside, would seem better suited to a classical design. This gives hotel a cold, aloof feeling.
Aesthetics aside, for location, breakfast and room size the hotel is an excellent choice.
We are in the hotel for 5 nights in a junior suite. We are already there for 3 nights and we are really happy.
The hotel is really clean and quite.
The breakfast is really good and the choice is really huge. You can find different type of fruits, juices, french cheese, french/German bread, croissant,... You can also eat sausage, eggs, smoked salmon,...
If you don't find something to eat there for your breakfast then there is no hope for you to find something else in the city that will fill yours needs ????
All the staff is really kind, professional and helpful.
The hotel is also really near of all touristical attractions and it's really easy to reach them by walking. You are also near different shopping galleries and near the public transportation.
It's really a pleasure to stay in this hotel to discover Berlin.