I do hope that the manager reads this review and shares the positive feedback with his/her staff.
This hotel is excellent and, in my esteem, one of the top two or three InterContinental hotels worldwide (and I have stayed at dozens of IC properties all around the globe!).
I was served by a trainee member of staff at reception, who was impeccable in friendliness, politeness, appearance and professionality. I generally found that the employees at this hotel were very amiable and grounded; the general atmosphere was incredibly pleasant. Maybe this is just a unique Berlin spirit! But it was certainly the absolute antithesis of the abhorrently stuffy atmosphere at some other IC hotels (e.g. London) created by aloof, over-attentive (read: nosy) and 'corporate' staff.
The Club Lounge was exceptional in all the most important aspects: the atmosphere, food and beverage offering, and knowledgeable staff. There is abundant locally-sourced produce (cuisine, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks), which is a unique and very welcome - it is great to have something that is different to the usual mass-produced rubbish at other hotels, and it really ties in nicely with the IC 'in the know' philosophy.
The room was clean, adequately large, and faultless. The bathroom had a heated floor: perfect.
Although I may have to marginally renege on my review title, as the lobby area is a little dated and could do with refurbishment within the next few years. This does not particularly matter to me, as the only time that I spend in the lobby is at check-in/-out!
Just please get rid of Agraria, and bring back Elemis!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A choice of 498 rooms and 60 suites all guaranteeing a new lifestyle experience. Modern yet discreet. Welcoming. Relaxing. Elegant. Our Club InterContinental offers a dedicated check in, a personal Guest Service Agent and a separate lounge with snack buffets during the day. The spa and sauna landscape of the Spa InterContinental spreads over a generous 1000 m² dedicated to your sheer well being. Our gym is optimally equipped and open 24 hours and 7 days a week. Panoramic views and heavenly food at Hugos Gourmet restaurant on the 14th floor. An elegant setting where our top flight Chef creates an haute cuisine dining experience garnished with one Michelin star and 17 points in the Gault Millau. From exquisitely lavish breakfasts to light business lunches the L.A. Cafe offers the best in fine food from early in the morning until late at night. Marlene Bar is the favourite venue for meeting and greeting. The InterContinental Berlin is a 15-minute walk from the Kurfürstendamm shopping street and Tiergarten Park. Buses stop just outside the hotel and run directly to Potsdamer Platz. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Ctrip TA, Ebookers, Agoda, Odigeo, Travel Republic (UK), Priceline, IHG, Traveltool, S.L.U., TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly, Hotel.de, getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your InterContinental Berlin reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Berlin Hotel Berlin