The Mandala Hotel
What We Love
- Convenient location across from the Sony Center and steps from public transport
- Two Michelin-starred FACIL restaurant, one of Berlin’s best?
- Function-meets-form room aesthetics
- ONO Spa, with its walk-around reflexology course and 11th-floor views?
- Personal jogging trainers to motivate jet-lagged guests?
What To Know
- FACIL Restaurant is closed during lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sundays and open for breakfast seven days a week
- The German preference for two single duvets atop one bed prevails here
- Rooms with two single beds are not available — all rooms have king beds
- WiFi is free
- Photos are credited to ©Lukas Roth
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at The Mandala Hotel, you’ll be centrally located in Berlin, steps from Sony Center and Potsdamer Platz. This 5-star hotel is close to Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building.
Make yourself at home in one of the 158 guestrooms, featuring kitchenettes. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while DVD players and satellite programming provide entertainment. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find a health club and a sauna. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).
Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Berlin? This hotel features 1722 square feet (160 square meters) of event facilities. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and a train station pick-up service.
How to Get There
Everything was great. Qiu is a great area to hang out. Your staff was nice. Except one little thing: the couch in my suite looked worse for wear, and one BIG thing: the laundry machines on the sixth floor (at least) REALLY DO NOT WORK! How old are they? They completely ruined my clothes. The dryer doesn't even seem to be vented. It's like a steam cooker for clothing. Horrible. There should be warnings.
The staff and ambience at the Mandala is what keeps me coming back every year when I'm in Berlin for the Berlinale/EFM. The rooms are spacious and very well designed. One improvement would be to expand the items on the room service menu.
I wa sstaying at the Mandala with my wife from the 4th Feb until 7th Feb and found my stay to be quite satisfactory. The staff is good and attentive. Location of the hotel is excellent. Rooms are spacious.
Loved our stay at Mandala Hotel. Rooms were big, with a large en suite and walk in wardrobe, as well as a little kitchenette. There was a tablet in the room which provided you with information and the ability to request services - ironing boards and the like, as well as a large pillow menu. My only gripe was that reception never phoned the room to say the messages had been received as the tablet stayed they would. Although, ultimately, there was nothing stopping us from phone reception to check, so I can't knock it too much. The location is superb, walking distance from S Bahn, U Bahn and trains, and with one of Berlin's biggest sights literally over the road, and many smaller attractions in walking distance. The facil restaurant is superb, although there's another smaller restaurant on the first floor if you're not so keen on splashing out.Really enjoyed my time and will certainly be back if I'm ever in Berlin!
Absolutely LOVED this chic hotel for my first visit to Berlin. We hadn't appreciated the significance of being located on Potsdamer Platz but this central location meant that we were in walking distance from - in order - the Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin Mall, original segments of the Berlin Wall (one directly underneath the balcony of our suite!), the Topography of Terror, Checkpoint Charlie, the Tiergarten, Holocaust Memorial, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag Building, Mitte, Museum Island, the Berlin Wall Memorial (Bernauer Strasse) and the East Side Gallery if you really want to hit your Fitbit targets!
To the room and our arrival - we were swiftly welcomed and whisked up in the glass-fronted lift to our huge executive suite which comprised a kitchenette, walk-in wardrobe, lounge area and king-size bedroom (smartly divided by a 'revolving' TV) and huge luxury bathroom with deep bath and full-size organic toiletries.
The room came with an interactive iPad which had helpful sections ranging from sightseeing ideas to restaurant suggestions through to 'free stuff' (bath salts!!) and a pillow menu! We couldn't resist some of the options listed and each ordered an aromatherapy pillow which delivered the greatest nights sleep.
We were disappointed that the spa was closed for refurbishment but spa treatments were still available and I indulged in a luxurious full body massage - with bespoke aromatherapy oils prepared in front of me - in a candlelit room. Blissful.
Breakfast (located in Facil Restaurant) was a treat to behold - especially on Sunday when brunch was extended until midday and included champagne at the juice bar! There were continental and charcuterie options complemented by a mouth-watering patisserie section and hot offerings ranging from eggs to pancakes. I'm a 'sunny-side-up fried egg' fiend and these were outrageously good!
After all this eating and sleeping it was fantastic to have Berlin right on our doorstep - we bought tickets for the City Bus at reception to get a feel for the City but my absolute top tip would have to be LIQUIDROM located 10 mins behind the hotel - a traditional German sauna featuring a magnificent 'floating-ohm-sound pool', outdoor hot tub, infusion sauna, aromatherapy sauna and Himalayan-salt sauna. €20. Textiles optional ;)
Mandala - the perfect base for exploring everything that Berlin had to offer. ☆☆☆☆☆