Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm
What We Love
- Excellent location for shopping and dining, and close to public transport
- Sculptures and paintings by contemporary German artists in the public areas and guestrooms
- Exceptionally helpful and welcoming staff
What To Know
- The City West location means that most major museums and historical landmarks are a subway or cab ride away
- Popular with business travelers; there are two floors of conference rooms
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Sleek and timelessly modern. Renowned Berlin architect Jan Kleihues pulled out all the stops to create this award-winning alchemy of art, architecture and design. Curved edges, tapered floors and Art Deco touches are reminiscent of a 1920s ocean liner, but the artwork is utterly up to date — an impressive collection of pieces by German artists dots the hotel. Warm hues, sophisticated lighting and elegant furnishings (all designed by Kleihues) create a calm and welcoming feel.
Bed and Bath
The 311 guestrooms are among the largest in Berlin. Even the smallest category (Superior) measures 400 square feet, and all rooms feature a sitting area, a walk-in closet and a spacious bathroom. They’re decorated in bright shades of burgundy, forest green and chocolate and come with panoramic windows and modern art by Junior Toscanelli. Club rooms offer striking views over Berlin’s rooftops and include access to the lounge for all-day snacks and drinks.
Start the day in the light-flooded breakfast room, where the impressive buffet features an apothecary-style tea selection, a live cooking station and freshly made smoothies. It’s served until 2 p.m. on weekends. The elegant Brasserie Le Faubourg serves modern takes on French classics, including a richly fragrant bouillabaisse, plus blackboard specials based on seasonal offerings. Before dinner enjoy cocktails or champagne beneath the showstopping silver-leaf ceiling of the bar, or let off some steam in the compact gym or adjacent spa.
In the Area
Berlin’s western city center is the place to shop. Hundreds of retail outlets, from Gucci and Prada to Zara and H&M line the historic Kurfürstendamm. The boulevard’s eastern end is punctuated by the bombed-out husk of the 19th-century Memorial Church, a tangible reminder of the futility of war. Zoo Station, which inspired the U2 album of that name, is nearby. Recent redevelopment in the area has attracted the sleek Bikini Berlin concept store mall and the hip 25 Hours Hotel, where you can sip a tropical cocktail at the Monkey Bar overlooking the Berlin Zoo’s ape enclosure.
How to Get There
We spent four nights here as two couples, bed and breakfast. We went for luxury rooms, which were excellent. The breakfasts were uniformly good, and the service from check in to check out was also very good. There are decent restaurants within walking distance and the S Bahn and U Bahn take you pretty much anywhere very easily.
The location is decent-close to the Kurfuerstendamm and Zoological Garden stations. We opted to get the S Bahn from the airport, 14 euros for four of us, rather than pay the 150 euros demanded by the airport taxi drivers. Overall we had a v good stay and I recommend this hotel.
My wife and I stayed October 5,6 and 7 pre river cruise.
It is a very nice hotel with a large, modern front lobby and as you would expect staff are very friendly and helpful..
The room was large and the bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower cubicle and also separate toilet.
The hotel location is excellent, just one block from Kurfurstendamm, the main shopping area.
The buffet breakfast had a very good selection.
There is also a good selection of restaurants nearby.
Unfortunately, we are unable to visit this weekend, and they were so accommodating and helpful, it made our rescheduling incredibly stress free and kind. Customer service like that is rare.We can't wait to visit in the future!