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Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin - Berlin

5 star Hotel Berlin
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Lützowufer 15 - Berlin

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 89.00
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Located opposite the Tiergarten Park - one of the largest city parks in the world - the Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin, a newly-renovated, luxury hotel in Berlin, is situated in the heart of the city center, between the Kurfürstendamm shopping boulevard and the famous Unter den Linden boulevard. A short walk leads you to landmarks, such as the Siegessäule (Victory Column) and the Brandenburg Gate.

Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin can arrange for exclusive river tours of the city on its private luxury yacht, the MS Esplanade. From land or water, no other hotel captures the true spirit of Berlin. Discover this 5-star hotel with its new luxury accommodations, only a stone's throw from world-class art galleries, music, theaters, and shopping, and just 20 minutes from Tegel Airport and around 40 minutes from Schönefeld Airport, as well as less than 10 minutes from the central train station.

Whether you prefer to enjoy cocktails and live music at the legendary Harry's New York Bar, or to indulge with a massage in the full-service spa, at the Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin you will always find the perfect choice. This luxury accommodation in Berlin city center moreover features event space for up to 450 participants, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a luxurious pool, sauna, and solarium, as well as a beauty salon, and 2 restaurants, a bar, and a lounge.

The Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin is a smoke-free property. Fines apply for smoke-free violations. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 9.0 Wonderful!
Based on 49 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Great staff & hotel. The criticism I have is that there is no free Wi Fi ...

Venere Guest, United Kingdom
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Breakfast at Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin

Breakfast is available between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin

  • Bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Hairdresser
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Pets accepted
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Personal newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Massages
  • Spa/Wellness Centre
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Valet service
  • Private parking
  • Meeting Room
  • Business Center
  • Internet/Email services
  • Baby sitter

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 22.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 9.95 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): EUR 9.95 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 9.95 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: EUR 9.95 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 20 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: EUR 25.00 per pet, per day
  • Early check-in fee: EUR 105
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 105
  • Deposit: EUR 50 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30.00 per day
  • Facilities fee: EUR 9.00 per person, per day and includes use of:

  • - Sauna

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


The city of Berlin imposes a city tax of 5%. Business travelers with proof of business-related travel are exempt from this tax. Guests can contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.

Renovation and closures

The following facilities will be closed from 16 January 2015 to 25 January 2015 (dates subject to change):
  • Swimming pool

Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin is also known as

Grand Hotel Berlin

9.3

Clean

8.3

Location

9.2

Quiet

9.3

Spacious

9.0

Service

Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin reviews

6.8 Fair
  • October 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Finland

Wifi must be free Extra bed was very poor When we were there, we would have got better suite(penthouse suite)at the same price we paid for our suite(2 nd floor comfort suite or something Like that) I made just for fun price request via internet(hotels website)

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The Concierge was very helpful and gave us great advice for places to visited.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Norway

Very elegant, nice and comfortable hotel. Quiet location, in walking distance to different areas of the city. We booked a suite because of a deal we found on venere, and were very excited about the spacious suite with separate sofa lounge, two TV's, spacious shower, shower and a view! We would love to come back sometime!

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

2 friends and I stayed here and it was amazing, great hotel and a great price per triple rooms.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

The river view rooms at the Hotel Grand Hotel Esplanade are great with with lots of space. The roof space below is a bit unsightly and the outside lobby area is a bit of an ashtray (cigarette smoke not for me). However on the whole it is good quality hotel which I would highly recommend.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Denmark

Super hotel we can recommend. We will come back.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

This is a beautiful hotel: great room (Comfort room) with one of the comfiest beds we have slept in. With so much attention to detail we found the absence of a kettle and tea/coffee in the room remiss. Advice: don't be fooled by the bottle of water in it's place - it is not free! The buffet breakfast was the best I have ever had but still pricey. The restaurant/bar: Eck served really good food and beer - at a good price. The beer there is half the price of the lobby bar, only a few paces away so it's worth thinking about. We arrived late on the Friday night (after midnight) and were disappointed to find there was nothing in the way of a simple snack and the lobby bar was the only place to buy a drink or a cup of tea. We ran up a bar bill in two hours that was more than the rest of the weekend! At first sight it looks as if there is little on the door step by way of alternative places to eat and drink but this isn't true. Walk around the block (it's a big block!) and there are places including small supermarkets and cafes. The hotel is very well placed for walking and sightseeing to the main attractions and the shopping districts. It is a very fine hotel, peaceful and charming but take the trouble to find out alternatives to eating and drinking.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Kuwait

Wifi has to be included in the price as it has become one if the essential service. Overall the experience has been excellent. The hotel staff is helpful and rooms are modern. Now a days coffeemaker is a standard fitting in the hotel room however it was missing in hotel esplanade.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

Great hotel, nice staff, kids friendly, central and quiet, fabulous Biergarten (Schleusenkrug) nearby, we enjoyed and we'll be back, when in Berlin, Breakfast very good bit should be included in price

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • South Africa

Loved this hotel. Rooms with view of the river do not exist, at best you might get a glimse of the canal.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Definitely recommend the venue for business or pleasure alike.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Every 10 weeks I am in Berlin, I will - if possible - stay in this hotel again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

The only little defect is that the hotel is not close to a metro stop, but if you travel by bus you can use the 100 which stops very close to the hotel.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The location of the hotel is off the beaten tourist path, but has decent access to public transportation and is quiet. It is not really within comfortable walking distance of major sites or museums. Breakfast was not included and was considerably overpriced. Internet service was not included and was outrageously expensive. It is downright silly and offensive for hotels in this technically advanced age to charge for Wi-Fi internet access. One is left with the impression that the hotel prefers to be a business hotel that wishes to cater only to business guests who pass outrageous charges onto expense accounts.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Great hotel. A bit pricey but when you sample the service, food and general surroundings you'll understand why. Great staff - very efficient, good food and fabulous spa /pool / sauna. Annoys me a bit to have to pay 20euros a day for internet when already paying a lot for the room but overall great.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We really enjoyed our 2 nights at the hotel. The pool was very relaxing and the room was very spacious compared to other hotels in europe. The only downside is the hotel is not near major attractions or restaurants (besides it's own).

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Czech Republic

We spent here with my wife two nights and we were very satisfied. The hotel is ideally located in the heart of Berlin - near the Tiergarten and Kudamm. We used the SPA although fitness center should equipped with a more modestly equipments, swimming pool and other parts are pure and perfect, and after a long day ideal.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Argentina

We enjoy to stay in the hotel. It was near to Postdamer Platz and the National Gallery. The worst is that, like others five star, the hotel don't have free wifi :-(

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Latvia

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Norway

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Greece

7.9 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Turkey

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Norway

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Philippines

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Norway

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Sweden

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United States

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

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9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Colombia

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

5.1 Ordinary
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Switzerland

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

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Room Details

Book your luxury accommodation at Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin, offering 394 guest rooms with designer toiletries and climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 32-inch LED televisions with premium cable channels. Business travelers will have access to wired and wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks and complimentary weekday newspapers during their Mitte visit.

For comfort and convenience, each guest room comes with a separate sitting area. Visitors will wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day after a good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding, plus a selection of pillows from a pillow menu. Private bathrooms are outfitted with bathrobes, slippers and hair dryers. Additional guest comforts include minibars, soundproofing and air conditioning.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Safe
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • High speed Internet access
  • Dial-up Internet access

How to reach Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin

By car
From the A2 motorway (Hanover) and the A9 motorway (Leipzig / Nuremberg): at the Potsdam motorway junction, or at the Werder junction, change to Berliner Ring A10 towards Dresden. Then exit at motorway junction Drewitz onto the A116 motorway towards Berlin. At motorway junction Funkturm, take the Messegelände / ICC International Congress Center exit. Exit the A115 motorway, and the ICC is now on your right. You are now on the Messedamm. Keep on driving and turn right at the Messedamm / Kaiserdamm intersection. Stay on Kaiserdamm in the direction of Ernst-Reuter-Platz. Take the 2nd exit of the roundabout. You are now on Straße des 17. Juni, which takes you to the next roundabout, Siegessäule. The first exit is Hofjägerallee, which becomes Klingerhöferstraße after the first traffic light. Continue on the left lane, and turn left after the bridge towards Mitte / Potsdamer Platz into Lützowufer. Grand Hotel Esplanade will be located on the right hand side. The underground parking is situated only a few yards/meters behind the hotel entrance, on the right.
From the A24 motorway (Hamburg / Rostock): take the motorway junction Havelland onto Berliner Ring towards Berlin-Zentrum city center. At motorway junction Oranienburg, change to A116 towards Berlin-Zentrum city center. At motorway junction Charlottenburg, change to A100 towards Berlin city center, and take the Spandauer Damm exit. Take a left into Spandauer Damm towards Charlottenburg, pass the Charlottenburg Castle, and continue straight towards the city center on Otto-Suhr-Allee until the Ernst-Reuter-Platz roundabout. Take the 3rd exit, and you will be on Straße des 17. Juni, then follow the above directions.

By train
From the railway station: take the commuter rail (S-Bahn) 5, 7, or 75 towards Spandau and get off at Zoologischer Garten. Change to bus no. 100 for Prenzlauer Berg, and get off at Lützowplatz. Total traveling time is of 15 minutes, plus a 3-minute walk from Lützowplatz Square to the hotel.

By airplane
From Berlin Tegel Airport: take the X9 bus from the Haupthalle main station to Zoologischer Garten and follow the above directions. Total traveling time is 33 minutes, plus 3 walking minutes.
From Berlin Schönefeld Airport: take the shuttle bus to the commuter rail station S-Bahnhof Schönefeld. There, change to Airport-Express towards Nauen, Wittenberge, or Stralsund (at 30-minute intervals starting from 5.13 a.m. to 1.21 a.m.) to Zoologischer Garten. Then continue like before. (Traveling time: 40 minutes.)

Distances from Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin

Bauhaus Archive - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Gemaeldegalerie - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
New National Gallery - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Victory Column - 1 km / 0.6 mi
KaDeWe - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Berlin State Library - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Berliner Philharmonie - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Europa Center - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Spielbank Berlin - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Musical Instrument Museum - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Berlinale Palast - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Bellevue Palace - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Sony Center - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Berlin Zoo - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
The closest major airports to Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin are:
Berlin (TXL-Tegel) - 6.5 km / 4 mi
Berlin (SXF-Schoenefeld) - 16.8 km / 10.5 mi

The preferred airport for Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin is Berlin (TXL-Tegel).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Grand Hotel Esplanade Berlin

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Valet service
  • Private parking
There is no official body operating a star rating scheme for accommodation in this city and therefore this hotel has been classified by the property itself.