National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Best for luxury
£ £ HOTEL ADLON KEMPINSKI BERLIN
No list of Berlin’s best hotels is complete without the Adlon. Though the original 1907 structure burned down in 1945, the hotel was rebuilt after Germany’s reunification to once again become the preferred address of VIPs. Marlene Dietrich, Charlie
Chaplin and Albert Einstein stayed in its heyday, with Barack Obama and the late Queen Elizabeth II among more recent guests. All will have enjoyed its classic decor, refined service and Brandenburg Gate views. It’s grande dame hotel territory until you get to the price, which is surprisingly affordable when compared to top hotels in other European capitals.
ROOMS: From €450 (£392), B&B. kempinski.com/adlon