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
- 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
My wife and I visited this hotel in June at the end of our holiday - we enjoy Berlin very much but had never stayed here before and were looking for some luxury.
I have to say, everything was first class.
Upon arrival our room was not ready but they took my mobile number and called a short time later to confirm the room was now available.
As I am an Accor Gold member, they upgraded us from the booked ‘luxury room with lounge access’ to a ‘junior suite with lounge access’. The room was fantastic. Very modern with two televisions, two separate air conditioning systems and even two separate toilets!
They left us a welcome snack in the room with a couple of welcome letters also. In the evening we had canapés in the lounge along with breakfast on each of the two mornings we were staying there.
The hotel does have a sauna as well.
Overall, a really superb experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to return.
The hotel is located in the nice Charlottenburg district, very close to Metro and the main city buses. The Superior room is spacious and very quiet. Fantastic the king size bed, the bathroom is spacious and functional. Perhaps more attention would be needed in house keeping, but cleanliness is satisfactory. Good, overall, breakfast, although a 5-star hotel would be a better choice. Also, when conventions are held at the hotel if waiting times become a bit longer. The hotel also has a good restaurant, French cuisine, elegant and relaxing. Professional and courteous staff.
My wife and I stayed for 8 days (Apr/end to May/beg). We upgraded to the bigger room with access to the Lounge. Great decision as we could access a simple but good breakfast, go for some afternoon tea with some sweats and a small snack in lieu of dinner. The service provided in the Lounge was outstanding and always with a smile. The rooms were also really nice with a great AC as it was quite warm during this period.
The location was really good as the metro was 50 feet away. The train station and bus station was about 2 blocks away near the zoo. We took the train to Potsdam and regularly took the bus and metro to Museum Island and many other areas in Berlin. The zoological gardens and Tier Gardens were close enough to walk (long walks) but if you got tired, there were plenty of grassy spots to rest and relax.
The main street had plenty of shops from standard stores to some really high end stores. There were plenty of restaurants nearby with a variety of different cuisines.
Sofitel is in a great location. Provided outstanding service. Had great rooms. Staff were very professional. Thoroughly enjoyed the time at this hotel.
A great hotel and good location. Only complaint is quality of room daily cleaning which was not consistent. Same issue with the evening turn down service. Terrific breakfast and lounge. Location is close to best shopping in Berlin with good access to public transportation.
This hotel is in a great location, is absolutely beautiful, and has great service. It has the feel of a luxury hotel, yet we got a big, comfortable, air conditioned room for slightly over $100. If you join their frequent traveler program, at no additional charge, you can check in early for free. It really helped with the jet lag.