Kempinski Hotel Bristol, Berlin
Reviews - Kempinski Hotel Bristol
- Age Group: 60 +
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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The hotel is large. There is an excellent buffet breakfast with everything anyone could want - and good quality too.
The health club is lovely with a very big pool and saunas.
The restaurant at night served us an excellent meal. At night the Kempinski's street cafe is busy and you can watch the world go by - quite Parisien.
The bar is relaxing and subdued at night. But be warned, if you are a male traveller there is a chance you will be approached in the bar by ladies of the night! I saw one go off with an English guy up to his room. An hour later she was back. She kept smiling at me and after a while it was funny because the poor woman didn't guess I was gay! She was there every night, and the bar man gave her free drinks! Apparently the Kempinski is 'famous' for this. But she was an upmarket femme fatale, not some street tart. So at least she blended in! The hotel is very inobtrusive and doesn't blink an eye at guests' comings and goings - much like the whole of Berlin.
The room was large with a large bathroom. But it did feel cold in that it had no personality, and absolutely no view. Just a large functional but comfortable base. In my view 4 stars not 5.
But the location, excellent staff - Berliners really are very friendly and put us Londoners to shame, - and the space in the hotel (no one is on top of you, except the young lady in the bar!). So overall the public areas felt classy and spacious.
Also I thought the hotel was very clean. The health club was spotless.
We got an excellent deal on Expedia - we paid far less than for a similar hotel in London or Paris.
So if you want a good, comfortable, central base with all amenities, then I could not fault the kempinski. And Berlin was fantastic - one of my favourite cities in the world now.
But a tip: on Sundays Berlin closes down completely due to religious laws. So it was a wasted day for us - our flight swere Monday morning. We searched high and low for a cafe that was open to no avail. All shops are closed too. So for us Londoners who are used to Sundays being like Saturdays it came as a shock. A few gay bars were open but they were dead. Berliners apparently stay at home on Sundays. So if you're going for a weekend don't waste your money staying Sunday, arrive on a Thursday and leave first thing Sunday morning.
Datedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Confortable stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I had breakfast in a buffet restaurant everyday. There were so many kinds of bread, cheese, ham, fruits, salad. I was not bored to choose my breakfast everyday.
I use a massage salon, a female staff was kind. Her skill of massage was wonderful.
Pampered perfectly! Great Hotelfrom Fdpm
The spa is fantastic with steam room, sauna and swimming pool.
Waiter service brought us drinks and nuts and snacks whilst we lounged around the pool.
The breakfast room served a great selection of cooked and continental and you're able to fill up quite substantially for the day!
We found all the staff to be friendly, helpful and responsive. We required an electric adaptor and extra pillows and both things were provided within 5 minutes AND with a smile.
If we visit Berlin again we shall certainly stay here again.
For any Gay visitors, we found a great bar/restaurant 100 yards to the left of the hotel entrance under the arches - called ART - excellent food very reasonably priced.
Kempinski Mostly Excellentfrom geiger
Spoiled at the Kempinski Bristol!from A TripAdvisor Member
Hotel staff couldnt be more helpfulfrom A TripAdvisor Member
recorder and the staff took care of it straight away.
Although on previous reports on this site it mentions not to eat breakfast in the hotel due to expense we decided to order room service which was delicious although19 euro it was excellent value and enough to feed 4, first day we had breakfast in the adjioning restuarant Eck which was 21 euro and unedible uncooked sausage this was called the Berlin breakfast beware
As far as location it was great with lots going on around you. Great trip!!!!!!!!!
Almost Excellent Hotelfrom punk
I just had a few minor complaints which prevents me from giving it the 5 stars or Excellent rating. First, the thermostat in the room was very crude. It was this lever that controlled the amount of air that was being forced into the room by the air conditioning. You would expect a thermostat on the wall for this class of hotel. Second, they had the strangest pillows which I found I could never get comfortable with. They are this huge square pillows that you have to fold in half to get any support for you head. I believe they were goose-down but I just had trouble with them. I didn't bother to complain and ask for conventional ones. Lastly, aside fromt the chair for use with the desk, they had an armchair for relaxation and it was not very comfortable. Not what you need after a long day.
Okay hotel-great locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Just Okfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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Other names for Kempinski Hotel Bristol
- kempinski hotel berlin
- Address: 27 KurfÜrstendamm - Berlin - 10719 - Germany
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