Rated 5 out of 5 by Dokester Great Hotel Perfectly Situated in Berlin
The Westin Grand is perfect in so many ways. The staff and facilities are top-notch. The one exception is the absence of a Club Lounge or place to do internet work and relax. The wifi is fine, although you have to sign in again and again and again. And the breakfast is absurdly priced, but exceptional. In all, I couldn't imagine staying elsewhere -- and I did go into several hotels to compare.
October 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by jana100 Big hotel where does not matter whether you are platinum
I stayed in Westin during my business trip and did not enjoy it.
February 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hriso27 Excellent Staff
From Check in to Check out, the staff were polite, efficient and attentive.
The sole disappointment is the internet connection and the inability print a document from your computer in the business center. It should be at least free in the lobby for guests. I went to another hotel and they gave me 6 day connection.
There is construction going on, which was a slight nuisance in driving there.
October 11, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by PatrickGr Still in the cold war ----
Hotel needs major service overhaul. While the rooms are reasonably priced, their service was less than stellar. if you are going to be downtown and just need a place to sleep this hotel is perfect for you, however, if you need help from the service staff, be sure they double check dinner/event reservations as there were issues.Also, they dont seem to return emails or phone calls.
December 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TOBRAY4 Excellent in every respect
Room was clean, spacious and comfortable. The staff was cordial and helpful. I had an issue with transfer arrangements, not connected with the Hotel, that was ultimately resolved as a result of a very informed and helpful hotel representative at the Business office. As someone unfamiliar with the language, this assistance was invaluable.
August 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by CAN2013 This hotel has very bad internet anddoorman service.
Internet connection is at speeds of 10 years ago like dial up. As a business traveller fast internet connectivity is a basic nessesity.
Also doormen staff not present at front doors to assist with taxi and luggage assistance upon departure, on departure 2 doormen sat inside while a business coleague and I waited for taxi outside for 15 minutes.
January 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Akinyc La grande dame
Extremely pleasurable stay, comfortable room, good service, great amenities ( pool and spa fantastic).
Delicious meal in the restaurant!
One thing that boggles the mind, in this day and age when almost every dump hole of a hotel offers it for free, the Westin Grand charges the Internet access. C'mon guys!
July 26, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by AJ2310 Not worth the stay
Spent 2 nights at this hotel. Both mornings got woken up by workers outside room drilling etc. staff not friendly and at checkout very rude about my complaints of noise. Suggest stay somewhere else. It was my first time in berlin and next time will stay elsewhere.
April 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nijls Excellent Facility and Staff
This Hotel is the very best Westin that we have stayed at. The staff are excellent, the facility is in excellent shape. It was way beyond our expectation and made the overall stay a memorable experience in Berlin.
August 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Psychologist Needs improvement
This hotel is tired, and isn't up to Westin standards. Has almost no clothing storage except closet (two tiny drawers). Rooms are small. No in-room coffee or coffee in lobby. Noisy. Fitness center was small, dark, & inadequately equipped.
April 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Traveler111111 Great location
Nice facility and perfect location in Berlin Mitte. Close to many cultural and historical attractions as well as shopping. Underground just in front of the door
February 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VeraG Beautiful Hotel
We stayed at the Weston this passed week and it was lovely. The rooms are very nice and the breakfast was great.
It has a great location to walk all over Berlin.
August 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by poppsie Great stay.
Hotel location is Great
The staff were very helpful and polite, our room was spacious and clean and the breakfast just fantastic.
August 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Modernman Well located
This hotel is a little dated in its style but is very well located not far from all major attractions. The restaurant/bar food is of a good standard and the staff are excellent.
The pool and spa didn't look all that attractive but like everything else it comes down to styling.
The executive room we stayed in was excellent in many ways but was a long haul from the bar, etc.
A grand piano sat quietly in the open plan bar come restaurant all weekend but sadly nobody played it. Ann opportunity missed to create some buzz about the place which sometimes felt like a transit lounge.
I could go on in some detail. However, overall it was very pleasant.
April 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by CarlT OK
Great Location in the heart of Berlin. Very small suites and rather expensive.
Breakfast is €40 + and only continental breakfast is offered as a Plantinum welcome amenity.
August 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JandH One flaw in this gem
A wonderful property with first rate staff in a great location. However, the internet service provider was recently changed to "the cloud", which should probably be more aptly named "the clods". Virtually useless wifi - slower than dial up, requiring constant re-logging in, useless telephone support. The management is very aware of the problems and trying to get the clods to fix it. The IT manager came to check for himself the connection speed in the room (0.30 Mbps down and 0.18 up!!!). He was talking to their "help" desk. My German is not great but "useless" and "incompetent" seemed to be recurring words. Hopefully it will get sorted soon.
December 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vincos Actually much grander that the website would lead you to believe
No better location in Berlin - on Unter den Linden with myriad attractions within walking distance and loads of public transport options.
The property was built as the showplace of the old DDR and although newish, it has the feel of a legacy hotel with an enormous atrium lobby and stunning stained glass ceiling. Pictures on the site gave me the impression that rooms were dated and Germanic spartan but, in fact, they have the usual Westin modern flair. In general, the property is very attractive.
An upgrade was not available on check-in but the staff were very helpful and arranged for a move to a Junior Suite on the following morning. This happened flawlessly and the increased space (really a suite with a proper living room), two baths, double vanity and tub were much appreciated. The live orchid plant is a very nice touch!
There was no in-room amenity delivered - although it is certainly not required, it is increasingly more common and I am surprised it was missing here. I did much appreciate the complimentary paper delivered in the morning - this used to be standard but lately is getting more and more rare. As is the complimentary shoe shine which here was done to perfection.
Platinum breakfast is very basic: dinner rolls and croissants served in the main restaurant with an option to upgrade to the very complete buffet.
April 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DoctorEsq Definitely Worth Visiting
We spent a marvelous week at the Westin Grand Berlin in the Fall of 2012. Our room, a junior suite, was incredibly spacious; the extra room ("sitting area") literally the size of the master bedroom plus bath combined. The hotel staff were extremely accommodating. Housekeeping, room service, concierge, restaurant, and spa personnel were truly exceptional, especially as my daughter has developmental disabilities. The property is immaculate and the location ideal, right on fashionable Friedrichstrasse; walking distance from the major museums and cultural events as well as historical sights. Additionally a quick 20 minute taxi ride from Tegel Airport.
October 10, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Papo STARWOOD GUESTS ARE NOT PREFERRED
I really did not get the feeling that I was a gold SPG member. I've ordered a bottle of wine with strawberries in advance with the booking and i couldn't find it.
then it came in with 6 strawberries...
I've filled in the "Share yr thoughts" card to be given to the director, but then i have received the standard e-mail saying "Stay Well"... so nobody took care of my complaints. the room was in front of a crane with the jobsite underneath... The Xmas tree was wonderful, on top of the stairs! But no SPG Lounge!
January 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jutiapa Great laundry service
I stay here every year during Fruit Logistica.
The staff is always friendly, efficient and professional. The laundry service, in particular, exceeded expectations by a mile (not just a kilometer, since I'm American). I can't remember a hotel I've stayed at where they pick up the laundry within five minutes of the call to guest services and return it shortly after lunch. I was stunned.
One day, one of the staff got there so quickly that I hadn't had time to fill out the laundry form. "I'll do it for you," she insisted. She took my clothes and, sure enough, each and every item was returned by 2pm.
Thanks for making it easy.
February 15, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Troikee1 Central Location
Great location. Hotel good, staff ok but nothing special - not very friendly. Hotel décor dark, bedroom décor dull. Stayed in a Junior Suite, Shower fantastic, bathroom lovely with double hand wash basins. Bedroom spacious, bed very comfortable BUT NO window in bedroom. and on a personal note the living area was lovely and large but not much furniture, TV looked small and felt small in the living room.
We didn't use the Spa as we felt it was expensive and we were only there for a weekend so wanted to visit the sights, but the pool was lovely.
Location of hotel really great, near checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate.
June 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sfsuen This hotel has great concierge yet limited english TV channels
I am pleasantly suprised by my stay at Westin Grand Berlin. Despite the surrounding construction, its locaiton is impeccable - very easy to access everywhere on foot or by public transportation. What impressed me most is Andre at concierge. He is truly instrumental to my great experience - very resourceful and patient to answer my questions on literally everything (I stopped by twice a day, 5 questions each :)). In addition, the hotel recognized my gold status and hence provided me a quieter room and late check out. What could be better is hte selection of TV channels. There are only news channels for English and I would expect at least a HBO or Fox movie channel.
February 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChazBNE Good Hotel, Nice Stay, but...
We received a very warm welcome at check-in, got recognition for my SPG Gold status, and were given a room on the top floor (though no upgrade per se).
I had requested a bottle of Champagne be chilled and in our room, as we were celebrating an anniversary, and this was there, along with some nice strawberries.
Our room was spacious by European standards, and the same for the bathroom.
The Westin Grand Berlin met our expectations, with one exception: both times we engaged with the Concierge (two different people), they were not all that friendly, and did not have the level of knowledge and information that we expected.
June 7, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by burnt13 Awful customer service
Cannot believe the service I received in this so-called five-star hotel. In short, I accidentally had tea poured over my head one morning at breakfast by the staff and in return got laughed at by the manager because i asked to be accommodated for being burnt as I wasn't even asked to get my shirt dry-cleaned nevertheless an apology by the manager. To add salt to the wound, the hotel GM gave me 5,000 points which I found it extremely insulting for my troubles. To paint you a picture of my state-of-mind, on the long-haul flight on this trip, the entertainment center was not functional during my flight and Delta gave me a 15,000 points (over $150 value) for the trouble (they didn't even physically hurt me like Westin did.)
I really didn't expect a service like this from a hotel like Westin. I cannot begin to describe my feelings over this incident and how Westin staff handled the situation. The staff really needs some training in handling situations like this.
December 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Manuel Business Trip
Very nice Hotel in the centre of Berlin. Has great facilities such as a gym. swimming pool and so on.
January 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grog51 Best hotel for experiencing Berlin
Location is fabulous. Close to anything the city has to offer in culture, shopping, hjstory, nightlife and restaurants. Ideally placed for christmas markets. Seamless, professional service with a nice in house bar and restaurant.. Friendly staff.
December 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ITtraveller Hotel is slipping
I have stayed at this hotel a number of times before, always satisfied but never blown away, this time however i have to say i was genuinely disappointed. It seemed like I was an inconvenience to the staff and the room laundry was worn out,. again a shock for a hotel of this standard. the Spa staff were very little short of rude when i tried to ask a question (firstly in english and then in poor German) but i recognise people laughing at someones inability to properly communicate in German. I actually tried to raise the above points at checkout but it didnt happen, was never asked was I happy with stay and when i tried to talk about it the receptionist answered the phone.....
March 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mike36 Outstanding`
I've never written a review for SPG before, but this hotel deserves the effort. The staff was incredible from check-in to check-out. The room was the nicest and largest room I have stayed in throughout all of Europe. The indoor pool and spa services were incredible. The food just as good. All of these were delivered and executed with a smile. My only complaint, would be after the massage, we were given a glass of tap water instead of a bottle of water. After spending a couple hundred Euros on the service, I think it would be a nice touch to give a $.30 bottle of Nestle than just the plain tap water. Bravo to management and the staff. You guys certainly are doing something right!
December 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kate66 Westin Grand Berlin is in a great location
Despite nearby construction, the location and superior service of this hotel made it an excellent base for a wonderful trip to Berlin. We were able to walk to many historical sites and museums, shopping and restaurants, and the nearby U-bahn stop was very convenient. The concierge desk helped us greatly on a daily basis, and we enjoyed the ambience of the lobby in the evening as well as the spa. This was a one-on-one trip with my young teen daughter to celebrate my remission from a rare and aggressive cancer. She picked Berlin, and I picked the Westin Grand, and we could not have had a better trip.
April 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mkakhor Good location
Well situated in a shopping area. No lack of top class shops and restaurants. Convenient for those taking the subway too. Room was up to expectation. Like the bed a lot. View was a let down. My room over look the side wall of another building so not much view really. Like the bathroom though the shower hose need some fixing as it makes a shrill noise during showering. Overall a pleasant stay. The check out was a let down though. The staff was cold and not helpful to some queries that I made on my bill.Definitely she is not up to the kind of service standard of Westin hotels I stayed in.
September 8, 2013