The hotel is located on an elegant tree-lined avenue in the Charlottenburg district, close to the Ausberger Straße underground station and within strolling distance to the Kurfürstendamm.
The 58 guest rooms and 14 suites vary in size, but all have high ceilings and a very spacious feel. Beds are elevated on platforms, and there's artwork on the walls, wooden floors and French doors that open onto balconies looking over the garden or street. Suites, which are all named after operas, face the garden and have large bathtubs with separate toilets. All rooms come with flat-screen TVs, bathroom with bathtub/shower and wireless hotspots, creating a taseful mix of the modern and the classic.
The lobby is a striking place, featuring stucco ceilings, Doric columns and contemporary sculptures. The wonderful library looks over the wine cellar, and there is also a cigar lounge and piano bar, both of which are as sophisticated as they sound. For warmer days, the Japanese-style garden is a delight.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast - a generous spread - can be taken in the breakfast room or in the garden. But the real foodie treat here is Die Quadriga, which holds a Michelin star and serves a multi-course tasting menu. Open only in the evenings it's one of Berlin's finest dining institutions, furnished with original Frank Lloyd Wright chairs and offering one of the best German Wine lists - over 950 varieties - in the country. For drinks, the Quadriga piano bar is open from midday.
The THALEIA Suite offers certified masseurs, but for more rigorous exercice, guests have complimentary access to the nearby Tiergarten Sports Club, and the free shuttle service will get you there in three minutes.
Service is formal, efficient and generally restrained.
Who stays there
The Brandenburger Hof is popular with older, wealthier travellers, romantic couples and anyone with a passion for classy accommodation and fine food.
Room rates include à la carte breakfast. The hotel offers seasonal discounts but also take into account busy trade fair periods. For extra pampering you can also book an EXQUISIT program for an additional fee.
- Culture vultures
- Families with younger children
Pros & Cons
- Good location for shopping (Ku'damm)
- Classic design features
- Slightly formal atmosphere
- Extra charge for internet (unless you have a suite)