Located just off the 3.5km shopping paradise of Kurfürstendamm, the Concorde Berlin is within striking distance of many of the area's key sights, such as the [node:169225] and the [node:169110], both a 5-10 minute walk.
There are 311 guest rooms in total. The standard rooms are spacious, modern and stylishly decorated with lots of warm, seductive colours, subtle lighting and plenty of natural wood. The bathrooms are well sized too and come with nice touches like Annick Goutal toiletries. The larger Superior and Executive rooms, which are on floors three-nine, can go up to 40 square metres in size, while the Deluxe rooms are between 40 and 51 square metres. While all the interiors are pleasant and none come with "bad views", I'd recommend asking for one of the rooms facing the Memorial Church.
Aside from the fantastic restaurant and bar (see below), Executive residents can utilise the plush Club Etoile lounge, which offers personal concierge and secretarial services, as well as separate check-in/out, breakfast and upgraded rooms.
Eating and drinking
Brasserie Le Fauborg serves very good French-Meditteranean dishes for lunch and dinner, which you can take on the terrace during summer months. Le Fauborg also offers snacks throughout the day and a special French Tea Time with homemade macarons from the on-site patisserie (though sadly these are offered in winter only). The sumptuous buffet breakfast is served at the hotel's Saint Germaine restaurant. For late night treats, try the handsome Lutece Bar, which offers more than 30 different kinds of vodka.
The Concorde's wellness centre is very well equipped, coming with a full fitness area and a sauna, steam bath, solarium and plunge pool to take advantage of. There's also a lovely little spa, which offers a range of massage and beauty services.
The staff here manage a very refined balance of professional efficiency and courteous intimacy.
Who stays there
The hotel is aimed at business travellers, but in reality its appeal is way broader. It does have the slightly formal atmosphere of a corporate five star at times so it might not be so good for honeymooners, but couples, families with kids and even refined hip hotel fans should enjoy the Berlin Concorde.
Room rates can climb quite dramatically in the peak periods.
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
Pros & Cons
- Friendly, efficient staff
- Great five-star facilities
- Good location in West Berlin
- Atmosphere might be a bit formal for some