Top 10: The Most Romantic Hotels in Berlin

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by Paul Sullivan, The Daily Telegraph, January 23, 2017

An insider's guide to the most romantic hotels in Berlin, including the best for sumptuous bedrooms, seductive bars, historic architecture, elegant restaurants and central locations, near Potsdamer Platz, Brandenburg Gate, the Cathedral and Berlin Zoo.

Hotel Zoo Berlin Berlin, Germany

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9 Telegraph expert rating

This place mixes top-notch style with splashes of pre-war nostalgia. And thanks to some savvy aesthetic positioning that lands precisely between glam and bling, it's amenable to everyone from young clubbers to couples. The 144 rooms are sumptuously appointed with tasteful fashion photographs, immensely comfortable beds and walnut and hardwood floors and furnishings. Around the corner from the Living Room, a lounge area with seven metre high floor-to-ceiling windows, is the low-lit and seductive Grace Bar - a convivial, speak-easy themed space with a handsome lacquered wood bar Read expert review  From £125per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

Hotel de Rome Berlin, Germany

8 Telegraph expert rating

Perfect sight-seeing base next to Berlin’s State Opera and close to the Cathedral. The hotel occupies the site of a former Dresdner Bank building, which was built in 1889. The architects have retained many original features while crafting an interior that’s stately yet contemporary. The first three floors have wonderful high ceilings – if you can, take the stairs to sample the bank’s original staircase. La Banca restaurant serves excellent Italian and Mediterranean food. It’s an elegant space – formal yet comfortable – with a pleasant terrace for al fresco dining in the summer. La Banca Bar does some of the finest cocktails in town. Read expert review From £233per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

Hotel am Steinplatz Berlin, Germany

9 Telegraph expert rating

Hotel am Steinplatz occupies a leafy square that, although just a 10-minute walk from the bustling “Zoo” area, feels more affluent and residential than “Bustling Big City”. The Moorish arches and maze-like public areas of the original Art Nouveau-inspired interior have remained intelligently intact. The gorgeous renovations have juxtaposed aristocratic touches like a marble-encased fire hearth and grand piano with modern elements such as the black and white historic videos screened in the corridors, contemporary artworks and 21st-century technology throughout. The 84 rooms and three suites (including two Spa suites) are masterpieces of discreet opulence. Read expert review From £133per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin Berlin, Germany

9 Telegraph expert rating

The hotel’s distinctive skyscraper-style building fits perfectly into Potsdamer Platz’s NYC-esque cityscape but the interiors are classic Old Europe, with baroque chandeliers, marble staircases and Art Deco furnishings lending an aura of monied refinement throughout. There’s upscale European food and wonderfully relaxed service at the Brasserie Desbrosses, high-end drinks and cigars in the gentleman-club style Curtain Club lounge and bar, and classy drinks at the new Fragrances bar, where all the cocktails are based on selected perfumes by renowned manufacturers. Read expert review From £167per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin Berlin, Germany

9 Telegraph expert rating

The Brandenburg Gate is right outside the front door, as is the Academy of Arts, Max Liebermann’s former home, and several embassies. Bombed to bits during the Second World War, the hotel was restored in 1997 and carries a nostalgic, Old Europe atmosphere throughout, from the dramatic elephant fountain and piano in the lobby, to the refined materials (cherrywood, mahogany, marble) used in the public areas and rooms. Designed by London’s Ezra Attia Associates and Sweden’s AB Living Designs, the rooms and suites vary in terms of price and indulgence levels, though all come with limestone floors, mahogany and cherry furnishings and black granite bathrooms with bathtubs. Read expert review From £205per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

Das Stue Hotel Berlin, Germany

9 Telegraph expert rating

Das Stue’s classically curved main building was constructed in 1938 by German architect Johann Emil Schaudt, and once housed the Danish Embassy. The grand lobby features eye-popping artworks and a gorgeous restored staircase. The interiors, by Patricia Urquiola, range from the funky mix of colourful sofas and animal sculptures in the lounge to the more neutral, distinguished tones of the Casual Restaurant, and a cosy outdoor dining terrace that rather cutely abuts the Ostrich enclosure of the neighbouring Zoo. Paco Perez’s celebrated Cinco restaurant is an impressive match of warm contemporary design and high-end food. Read expert review From £175per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

Honigmond Hotel & Honigmond Garden Hotel Berlin, Germany

8 Telegraph expert rating

Both hotels are set inside restored 19th-century houses, lending them an immediate and intimate charm. The design of each place was personally overseen by owner Carl Loyal and Managing Director Andrea Grassow, resulting in a ‘classy home’ aesthetic that incorporates good quality wooden floors, comfortable leather sofas and chairs and historic globes and baroque paintings. The Garden Hotel has a hidden ivy-covered courtyard (accessible to guests of both hotels) complete with koi pond, chirping birds and antique statues where breakfasts can be taken. Read expert review From £77per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

Ackselhaus & Blue Home Berlin, Germany

8 Telegraph expert rating

Two hotels in one, offering themed rooms, friendly staff and a lovely Balinese courtyard garden, close to Mitte and Kollwitzplatz. The more expensive Bluehome has a more Mediterranean feel, while Ackselhaus’ mini-apartments offer various themes that range from the geographical to the filmic. The Club del Mar breakfast room, with its street terrace, Med-style façade and open fireplace for winter, is a fine place to enjoy the breakfast buffet. The two hotels are connected on a quiet, residential street in leafy Prenzlauer Berg, not far from the downtown buzz of Mitte. Read expert review From £103per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

Louisa's Place Berlin, Germany

8 Telegraph expert rating

Named after Queen Luise of Prussia, the hotel occupies 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, all matched to tasteful, modern décor installed by local interior designer Etchika Werner. The resultant feel is of homely elegance. The 47 suites are lavishly appointed with high-end materials and furnishings and homely touches. Restaurant Balthazar, with its high windows and showpiece chef’s table, is an aptly suave spot serving a refreshingly diverse menu. Read expert review From £108per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com

Hotel-Pension Funk Berlin, Germany

7 Telegraph expert rating

The owners have attempted to rekindle a vague pre-War aesthetic that nods to the house’s 19th-century origins, as well as the 1930s era during which Asta Nielsen lived here. Original features include decorated ceilings and stucco, while the more recent décor – which is a little faded in places – includes floral and striped wallpaper, vintage furnishings and pictures, and some comely little objets d’art. The 14 rooms vary quite a bit in terms of size and shape, but are all decorated in the same retro style as the rest of the hotel: think vintage armoires and armchairs and Art Deco lamps and tables. Read expert review From £42per night Check availability Rates provided byBooking.com 

This article was written by Paul Sullivan from The Daily Telegraph and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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