Fodor's Expert Review The Ritz-Carlton Berlin

Potsdamer Pl. 3, Berlin, Berlin, 10785, Germany See on Map

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Nobody puts on the ritz better than The Ritz, and this Berlin hotel is no exception. Not only will you find world-class luxury and impeccable service, but several unique amenities that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Prepare to be pampered, impressed, and often conflicted about whether to go out or stay in.

room

Fairly standard as far as luxury rooms go, but with state-of-the-art-amenities like touch screen panels by each door. Use them to control the electronics in the room, set your preferences to do-not-disturb, and order maid service. You’ll also find a well-stocked honor bar with a wide selection of reasonably overpriced alcoholic beverages for welcoming yourself to your room properly.

bathroom

A marble oasis with a capacious corner soaking tub, and a toilet that's politely hidden behind its own separate door. Vanity kits and toiletries are provided by Asprey of London and replenished often enough to collect.

lobby

The Ritz Berlin's lobby is always populated -- at least until the bars close. A grand staircase splits it in two halves chosen by the kind of experience you want to have. Head right for daily afternoon tea, or a light meal from Brasserie Debrosses. Head left to ogle the decadent desert tray and have a stiffer drink at the Curtain Club bar, opened every evening at 6PM sharp by an actual Beefeater.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The Berlin Ritz-Carlton is located in Potsdamer Platz, near upscale shopping, restaurants and plenty to see on foot. Taxis wait in line right outside the door and are quicker than scheduling an Uber which relies heavily on in-app Taxi service itself at roughly the same price.

Restaurants

Potsdamer Platz is famous for fine dining. The Ritz-Carlton's own Brasseries Debrosses is one of the best in the area. Or, try Lutter and Wegner for a filet mignon worth writing home about (5-minute walk), or try Vox for a taste of seafood, world-class sushi and live music in the evenings (7-minute walk). If you’re in the mood for a particular type of fare, feel free to ask the concierge.

Bars

The Ritz has great drinks, but if you’re looking for a livelier (or younger) scene, try Catwalk for great drinks and an even better DJ (2-minute walk). For a more authentic Biergarten experience, try Prater Garten, one of the oldest beer gardens in Berlin and still one of the best (13-minute drive).

WHY WE LIKE IT

World class service, rare luxuries, and great drinks make this hotel a destination with charms that make it a destination in itself.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business, Service, Views
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 030-337–777

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