The 8 Best Hotels in Berlin

3rd January 2007 // By Zahra Al-Kateb


Top of the Town

A sleek, modern affair, the Mandala offers a tranquility that belies its central position.

The design is refreshing and contemporary, and attracts the sort of creative crowd for which Berlin is now renowned. However, in its pursuit of style the Mandala never sacrifices comfort, and you’ll find it easy to extend your stay here. The Michelin-starred restaurant, Facil, has won great acclaim in food circles, and its retractable glass roof makes for a pleasant summer supper. The first floor Qiu bar is a popular nightspot in its own right, and should you venture beyond the hotel doors, you’ll soon find the smart new restaurants, cinemas and casinos of Potsdamer Platz.


Why we love it: The eleventh floor penthouse offers a clean, white respite from the city buzz below, with exceptional views of the Tiergarten (Berlin’s largest park) and much else besides. Opening a window will let in a breeze without the hurly burly of Potsdamer Platz and floor to ceiling windows on three sides let floods of light in, setting off the milky décor beautifully. The suite has its own bar, an open plan living room with dining and meeting area, a workspace with Mac, high speed DSL and WLAN access, and a separate bedroom with bathtub and whirlpool. The Mandala’s mission is to create comfortable living spaces for guests who will call Berlin home for a while, and the Top of the Town Suite achieves this perfectly. This is an ideal inner city suite for relaxing days and a peaceful night’s rest.




  • Square footage: 2,150
  • Nightly rate: $7,707

Lutz Hesse and Christian Andresen

+49 (0) 30 59 00 50 00 0

Potsdamer Strasse 3