Berlin isn’t much associated with romantic holidays. When you imagine a city for lovers, you probably think of Paris or Venice. Perhaps it’s the lingering cloud of the war and the wall, but there’s much more to Germany’s capital than its history. It has a softer side as well, and there are actually more bridges in this city than there are in Venice. There are also plenty of pretty Berlin hotels that are perfect for a romantic break. Here are some suggestions.
Esplanade Grand Hotel Berlin
Lützowufer 15, 10785 Berlin
This is a luxury hotel in the heart of Berlin’s cultural centre, between the Tiergarten and the picturesque canal. You can book a guest room with a view of the river and some Executive Suites have their own private sauna and whirlpool. All guests can enjoy a relaxing massage in the hotel spa. In the evening, couples can take a cocktail together at the hotel bar or find a cosy corner for dinner in its traditional restaurant.
Schlosshotel Im Grunewald Berlin
Brahmsstraße 10, 14193 Berlin
This hotel was built in 1912 and gets its name from its first owner – Dr Walter von Pannwitz, a confidante of Kaiser Wilhelm. Its traditional character has been preserved with original features and elegant period furniture. Guests booking into the Kaiser Suite can take breakfast on the private terrace overlooking the gardens. The hotel is in the wealthy district of Grunewald, to the south of the city.
Park Inn Berlin – Alexanderplatz
Alexanderplatz 7, 10178 Berlin
For the best views over Berlin, book into this 4 star hotel, the tallest in the city. It’s located in the city centre, just a short walk from attractions such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Pergamon Museum. The bedrooms have marble bathrooms and rain showers, and the Panorama Salons on floor 37 offer an unforgettable view over the city. There’s a sauna and massage centre in the hotel and 3 glamorous restaurants to dine in.