Rated 4 out of 5 by John2303 Restaurant Missing
While the breakfast was excellent, there was only very limited options available for dinner in the evening. There are some nice restaurants in close proximity to the hotel, but only bar snacks in the hotel itself which was surprising.
March 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by WestinBerlin0313 Westin Berlin un-memorable experience
The room I was given at the Westin Berlin was the worse I ever had at a Starwoods property. It was for sure a former communist dormitory in which the bed was replaced with the typical heavenly bed. Every other piece of furniture was horrible. The hallway was horrible as well, reminding me more of Bourne Supremacy than of a luxury property.
The staff, especially in the bar/restaurant was rude and always absent. I had to go twice at the reception to ask them to call them.
March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by megger78 Great stay in the middle of Berlin
was there for 1 night - WOW- great place with fantastic service, great location and the place ...
March 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by baazigar Room doesn't reflect Westin Brand
The hotels has great location. Swimming pool was amazing. However, room didn't reflect westin brand at all. Carpet was dull; furniture was old; room was overall gloomy.
March 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by PickyPickyTraveler A Berlin beauty
My first time in Berlin - a business trip - and staying at the Westin Grand added to my enjoyment of the city.
My check-in was prompt and enjoyable. Even though I arrived a few hours before the "official" check-in time of 3 PM, the front desk associate found an available room. It overlooked the courtyard garden, which provided extra quiet since there is a lot of construction taking place on the streets surrounding the hotel. The bed was extremely comfortable and the shower worked well. Housekeeping, though, was inconsistent. On some days, not all bath linens used (hand towels, wash cloths) were replaced. There was no turn-down service or refreshing of used towels in the evening,
The in-room Wi-Fi worked flawlessly. As an SPG Gold, free Internet helped me save 19 Euros/day - significant since I was at the hotel for five nights.
The Concierge desk is staffed by very helpful professionals. At least one member of the Concierge team is a member of Les Clefs d'Or, the association of professional hotel Concierges.
The Westin Grand's location is convenient to major public transport, including both underground and above-ground "subways." Taxis are plentiful; getting a taxi at 5 AM to go to the airport was easy.
I would certainly consider staying at this hotel again when next visiting Berlin.
March 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by tbk2000 Renovation, Noisy, Uninteresting
Arrived late on a very busy night, no upgrade, smallest westin room i have ever been in with a view of a construction site, no assistance to the room with three bags, interest did not work, network was too busy because the hotel was full, you dont plan for the hotel to be full? no toothbrush in the room, no shaver, no mouth wash, i stay in 3 star hotels with these amenities...... boring ..... unimpressive, especially when i paid ober 400 euros a night, very boring....
March 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LauSer central location
the only point to make is about room 211 I occupied. A deluxe city view had been reserved. unfortunately, I faced a wall with no view whatsoever. In addition the room is located right above the goods receiving area and I was woken up every morning by the noise even though you have doubleglazing.
the bar, breakfast and room service were all OK.
March 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jamie Excellent hotel
When booking an hotel in a city you have never visited before, if like me you worry about 1. Is the hotel location safe and not rough? 2. Is the hotel quiet and a true reflection of it's website? Believe me this hotel gives a big tick to 1 and 2. Although becareful of one or two fancy worded statement within you room. 1st one being, the cleverly place bottle of water. This isn't free, read carefully, cost 6 euro. The 2nd is the bathe robe and slippers. DO NOT OPEN OR USE these aren't free to use and will properly cost you big bucks.
March 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AS13 Excellent
It was a wonderful hotel, in a great location and the concierge was invaluable and so patient. There is quite a bit of construction surrounding the area; however, I never heard it and it's easy to get around it. No worries. Great hotel choice.
February 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Florian excellent service
greeted with excellent service and warm welcome.
February 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LAJim (Mostly) Comfortable stay
The only negative I can mention is that I felt that the bed was extremely uncomfortable.....and the mattress was definitely not the type used in most Westin hotels in the US. It was springy on the sides, and a bit firm on the center.
The bedding was Heavenly quality though.
The hotel website doesn't mention anywhere about the major subway subway construction that is going on 24/7 on streets on two sides of the hotel.
Fortunately, I was assignment a courtyard view, facing the interior, so my room was very quiet.
February 19, 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 Dor307 Very competent staff
Very good location. Very competent and friendly Staff. The rooms are comfortable and very clean. The hotel restaurants are excellent! We are looking forward to our next stay at the Westin Grand Berlin!
February 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hamada54 great hospitality
For the last 10 years every time I am visiting Berlin this hotel does meet my expectations .
February 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thinggaard75 Great hotel in perfect location
We stayed here for a weekend in blistering cold February. The location and hotel was great. I would recommend this hotel if you are going to Berlin.
February 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Luci Generally great but no air humidifier
I like the hotel and I also think the employees are friendly, responsive and attentive. The only issue I have is that air in the rooms is too dry. Skin and hair suffer from it and either you make sure that enough air humidifier are available (which was not the case last week) or you need to adjust the air condition in general.
January 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Marie75 Typical comfortable business hotel
Very comfortable business hotel, which is what I was looking for. The room was quite nice and comfortable. The desk and dining staff were pleasant.
I found the conceierge staff unaccommodating, if not downright rude --certainly as compared to other Westins I have stayed out.
January 22, 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 3 out of 5 by Bert717 Disappointed
Very poor Internet connection speed - even wired was very slow. Forget about FaceTime. When I left at 7:30 am there were no taxis and no doorman to help. The two concierges actually hid from view from the many angry guests who were trying to get taxis (quite comical actually...) it took 20 minutes to get a cab. Had a drink in the lounge..service was very slow and unfriendly....I'm a big Westin fan but I can't recommend the Westin Grand in Berlin..
January 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SooMoo Superior location in Berlin City Center
Located at Unter den Linden and Friedrichstraße. Easy walk to most locations of interest incl govt, excellent access to Berlin's great public transportation system.
Traditional German but modern style.
Ongoing underground construction not a problem except normal daytime working hours.
Not a good experience with bathroom servicing this time,
We'll be back in a week.
January 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by oztraveller berlin central
pool was closed for renovation which was disappointing. rooms and bathrooms need better lighting.? just higher wattage bulbs would be enough.
January 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pamela3901 Among the better world hotels
I've been a travel-writer for a couple of decades. The Sheraton Grand is right up there with the better world hotels - and I'm talking about the famous ones in Paris, New York and the like. Herr Concierge is amazing, the Sans Souci Suite is over the top, and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. On top of it all, the location is perfect....so enjoy!
January 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pgk1253 positive stay
very positive stay
all service people are well trained and very customer conscious
January 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jdsf Berlin
all aspects of the hotel we're near perfect, with 1 exception and that is th woman who checked me into my room at at 5am in the morning was not exactly rude but very uninterested in the process. after telling me the entire hotel was empty she took me into a room that overlooks a massive construction site. which resulted in me having to go down back to the front desk and check into a new room. it was apparent that she found this very annoying.
January 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by elelem7 Grand, for real!
I come here every time I am in the capital! The check-in staff is incredibly friendly and even all the housekeeping attendants are smiling and greeting you whenever you pass them. The real deal though is the restaurant staff - I love them. Especially the woman with the short hair always made our stays wonderful! ALso, I love the facilities. The pool is beautiful and the gym practical. Always an amazing stay! Thanks everybody!
January 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Old and needs to get up to date
We stayed over New Year. That there was no free WiFi was very disappointing. The charge would have been 7.50 Euro for one hour. On the other side the breakfast was amazing. In summary it feels like a conference hotel which got a little bit old over the years and is not up to date with the technology.
January 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by solargod83 we had happy holiday in Berlin with the westin grand berlin
it was very good located in center of Berlin city. we could save our time to transfer for looking sightseeing and it was good choice.
breakfast were also very delicious and we enjoyed it really.
December 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ashley1 Hotel's location is great
Hotel does not provide tea and coffee making facilities, Only 1 bottle of water is provided. No toothbrush provided.
December 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JumpingJack Great hotel at the Shopping heart of Berlin
Very nice and cozy hotel.
Excellent breakfast and a perfect location for shopping lovers. The concierge team was also very friendly and helpful. Front desk team were polite, yet slightly too rigid.
December 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rene23 Best location in town
Perfect hotel for leisure trips
December 24, 2012