The Best Berlin Spa Hotels

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by Paul Sullivan, The Telegraph, May 26, 2017

An insider's guide to the top Berlin hotels with spas, including the best for indoor pools, saunas, hammams, gyms, relaxing treatments and hair and beauty salons, near the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Zoological Garden, the Tiergarten, Potsdamer Platz and Mitte. 

Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin Berlin, Germany

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The main highlight of Berlin’s most glamorous hotel is the spa. Designed by Anne Maria Jagdfeld, it’s a self-contained universe of luxurious pampering complete with heated pool, whirlpool, fitness centre, hair salon and treatments that range from underwater massages to professional yoga lessons. Guests can also expect a nostalgic, Old Europe atmosphere throughout, a two-Michelin-starred restaurant, and rooms overlooking Brandenburg Gate. Read expert review. From £210 per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Waldorf Astoria Berlin Berlin, Germany

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The first – and only – Guerlain Spa in Germany is located on the fifth floor of the hotel, and is almost certainly one of the best in town. Spanning a whopping 11,000 sq ft, this 'beauty universe' features no less than eight therapy rooms, a pool shaped like a cloud, sauna, steam room and Vichy shower. There's also a 24-hour fitness centre. Naturally, there are also lots of lovely Guerlain products for sale. Book a Zoofenster room for views of the Berlin Zoological Garden. Also not to be missed at the hotel is the Michelin-starred Les Solistes by Pierre Gagnaire, which offers high-concept fusion cuisine. Read expert review. From £163 per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof Berlin, Germany

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The main draw for guests is the downstairs spa and fitness area, which offers an 18-metre pool (with sun terrace), three saunas and a steam bath. There’s also a Turkish bath/hammam and massages, manicures and pedicures are available. The fitness room, which overlooks the pool, is open around the clock. The hotel's ambience is quietly stylish and crisply efficient; there’s also a generous breakfast, and some rooms have Zoo and Tiergarten views. Read expert review. From £80 per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Soho House Berlin Berlin, Germany

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One of the best things about this hotel occupying eight floors of a late Bauhaus building in Mitte is the cosy Cowshed spa. It has a hammam, sauna and gym. Treatments on offer include evening primrose body wraps, Udderly Gorgeous massages, and a special range of grooming treatments for men. Downstairs, you’ll also find a library and private cinema. Bedrooms at the front have great views of the city; all have rain showers and freestanding tubs. There's also a small heated swimming pool. Read expert review. From £100 per night.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin Berlin, Germany

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This sumptuous five-star hotel on Potsdamer Platz has an enduring appeal for both business and leisure travellers. There’s a very comprehensive wellness area in the basement with pool, whirlpool tub, sauna and fitness centre. Soothing beiges and browns are mixed with Markus Luepertz watercolours and gorgeous cherry wood furniture in the bedrooms; most have views of either Potsdamer Platz or across the Tiergarten Park. Read expert review. From £141 per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Hotel am Steinplatz Berlin, Germany

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This historic hotel, once the haunt of celebrities such as Vladimir Nabokov and Brigitte Bardot, boasts a bright and airy rooftop health club and spa (offering body treatments and massages using high-quality Thalgo products). Spa suites are on the same floor as the wellness centre, and have rain showers and freestanding tubs; one has a sauna. Also stay here for the fabulous interiors: the Moorish arches and maze-like public areas of the original Art Nouveau-inspired interior have remained intelligently intact. Read expert review. From £122 per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Hotel de Rome Berlin, Germany

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The hotel occupies the site of a former Dresdner Bank building, which was built in 1889. The architects have retained many original features, especially in the spa, which is located downstairs where the bank vaults used to be. There’s a relaxation vault, indoor pool, Finnish sauna, steam room and gym. Treatments on offer include express vegan facials, apricot scrub back treatments, reflexology and reiki healing. Afterwards, retreat to the undeniably comfortable and luxurious rooms, or the wonderful rooftop terrace, which offers majestic views across the city. Read expert review. From £233 per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Louisa's Place Berlin, Germany

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A Prussian-era mansion that has been immaculately restored, complete with handmade, multicolored stained glass windows, trompe l'oeil in the library and antique furnishings. The spacious basement spa has a decent-sized pool plus a fitness room, sauna, rooms for massage and cosmetic treatments, and an Udo Walz hair salon. Relaxation continues in the huge, lavishly appointed rooms: The Junior Suites are among the biggest rooms in Berlin, with the Luisa Suite more like a presidential quarters. Read expert review. From £108 per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

 

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