Melia is situated by the River Spree, on the Friedrichstraße shopping street, just across from the railway station. Sights such as the Unter den Linden, [node:169105], [node:169319], Tiergarten and [node:169104] are all within walking distance.
The hotel’s 364 bedrooms offer views of the river, city landmarks such as the Reichstag, [node:169108], Rathaus and TV Tower, or the inner courtyard. Rooms are on the small side and not overly imaginative, but they're comfortable and functional enough with flat-screen televisions and minibars etc. Wireless internet access costs extra.
Business facilities include a fully-equipped conference and event space with seven meeting rooms and a ballroom for up to 650 people.
Eating and drinking
The rooftop restaurant offers breakfast, theatre and business lunch menus, while the tapas bar off the lobby serves lighter dishes. Breakfast is expensive at 22 euros, but there are plenty of cafes in the area. If you're staying on the Level Lounge, breakfast and evening drinks is included.
Leisure facilities include a decent top floor 140-square metre fitness area, sauna and solarium.
Friendly and very efficient. Staff give sound tourist advice.
Who stays there
The hotel is a chain and well suited to the business traveller, but it's great location makes it an option for vsiiting families and couples too.
If you book far enough in advance, you can get a room on the Level Lounge for the same price as a standard room.
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- Families with younger children
- Great views / scenery
Pros & Cons
- Decent facilities
- Many of the rooms have good views
- Rooms can be small
- It lacks atmosphere