That was our third or fourth stay in this hotel and the first time under Sofitel brand.
Not so many changes from being under Concorde management, not yet at least.
Actually, I hope it stays that way except one thing that I will mention below.
The staff is super friendly (as it was).
Espresso is very very good (as it was).
Rooms are super (as they were). I know it is a mater of taste - but it works so nice for us! Really good. Especially bathroom. The size, the douche - very good. Nothing to compare with many other high level hotels, especially in the surroundings (Ku'damm).
Choice of channels - okay. Many HD channels. Could not find English speaking, but I was not particularly looking ( we both speak German).
The minus is a lack of kettle and tea in rooms. Till now I was asking the reception to organize one for me - it was not a problem. This time they asked for 12 Euros. That is irritating. I could not understand the rationale behind this number.
At the end, I brought my own (matter of principle).
For those who are looking for a good tea - good choice in KaDeWe and there is another Tee Gschwendner shop nearby.
Location is super. On the Ku'damm, 7 - 10 mins by foot from S-Bahn.
Not so many hipsters as can be in other parts of Berlin (for good and for bad).
Vapiano - Italian fast food chain - not bad, is in the same building. Can be a good fix for an afternoon or night.
Another thing - take a walk on Mommsenstrasse, Bleibtreustrasse - wonderful Jugenstil architecture.
As to the switch to Sofitel,we will definitely give them a chance and come back. Hopefully they will arrange for kettle in rooms till then. Then it will be perfect.
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