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© Hotel Adlon

Not quite the Adlon of yore, which burned down after World War II, this new, more generic luxury version was rebuilt by the Kempinski Group in 1997 on its original site next to the Brandenburg Gate. Apart from a few original features, you’re really paying for the prime location and the superlative service: bellboys who pass you a chilled bottle of water when you return from a jog in nearby Tiergarten; a silver- tongued concierge who can wangle you a table at the best restaurants or tickets to a sold-out opera. There’s a load of bars and restaurants within the hotel, including Tim Raue’s Thai concept Sra Bua and the extremely formal Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer, that received a second Michelin star in 2013. You’re most likely to get the €240 rate outside of high season so book ahead. If you want to rent out one of the three bulletproof presidential suites from which Michael Jackson once dangled his child, it will set you back around €15,000, but you do at least get a 24-hour private butler and limousine for your money!


Venue name: Adlon
Address: Unter den Linden 77
Transport: S1, S2 Unter den Linden
Price: Rates €240 double
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