Hotel de Rome

Behrenstraße 37, Berlin, Germany, 10117

Price from: £162

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By Paul Sullivan, your Berlin expert

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expert-rated hotels in Berlin
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Location:
5
5.0
Bedrooms:
4.6
4.6
Eating/drinking:
4.8
4.8
Public areas:
4.7
4.7
Leisure facilities:
5
5.0
Service:
4.9
4.9
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Honeymooners, Nightlife, Relaxation

Expert review of Hotel de Rome

A dash of Rocco Forte-style opulence on Berlin’s historic Bebelplatz.

They don’t come much plusher than the Hotel de Rome, which occupies the former Dresdner Bank building (originally constructed in 1889). I personally think it's difficult not to feel like royalty as soon as you step inside the capacious and elegant interior. Despite being one of the newer hotels to be built in the city, it has quickly established itself as a high class contender with refined levels of comfort and service. Architects Aukett and Hesse, along with designer Tommaso Zitter, have retained the unfussy splendor of the original interior while updating the space with contemporary elements.

Location: 

Hotel de Rome is situated on the historic Bebelplatz, adjacent to the State Opera and within walking distance of Berlin Cathedral and the Television Tower.

Bedrooms: 

The hotel has 146 bedrooms and 43 suites. The rooms are spacious, with high-ceilings and comfortable deluxe furnishings, and décor is contemporary and refined though lacks the flamboyance of the ground floor area. The bathrooms feature marble detailing, walk-in showers, double ended baths and Ren bath products. The 105-square foot terrace in the Bebel Suite directly overlooks Bebelplatz – and is one for the honeymooners.

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Public areas: 

The tone throughout, from the reception through to the salons and seating areas, is grandiose - a sweeping meld of neoclassical architecture and stone walls.

Eating and drinking: 

The Parioli restaurant, led by famed chef Jörg Behrendand, serves Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant is an elegant place to dine, with warm brown and beige tones and gold accents, and also boasts a large terrace for dining al fresco in the summer. The striking Opera Court features an original glazed ceiling and serves Afternoon Tea. Bebel Bar is a popular spot for cocktails and has a rooftop summer terrace offering views across the city.

Leisure facilities: 

The Spa de Rome occupies the former vault and offers a 20-metre swimming pool, fully-equipped gym, Finnish sauna with light and aromatherapy treatments, steam room and six treatment rooms.

Service: 

Staff are very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Who stays there: 

International and business travellers, and the well-heeled.

Price advice: 

Kids under 12-years-old stay free here with an extra roll-away bed available at 50 euros daily per person. Buffet breakfast is an additional 30 euros per person, but free for kids 0-6 years old.

Pros: 
Great facilities and location
Cons: 
Internet is an extra €20/day

More information on Hotel de Rome:

Price from:
£162
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Behrenstraße 37, Berlin, Germany, 10117
Amenities:
Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Parking, Swimming Pool
Neighbourhood:
Mitte

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