For 18 years Berlin was defined by the wall that separated West Berlin from
the German Democratic Republic (GDR) of East Germany. Since the Berlin Wall
fell in November 1989, Berlin has once again merged into a thriving
cosmopolitan city with outstanding diversity and world-renowned attractions. Berlin is over nine times larger than Paris, with more brides than Venice.
Though it houses ample historic and cultural sites as well as shopping,
dining, and entertainment, these attractions cover just 66 percent of the
city. The remaining 44 percent of Berlin is home to 2,500 public parks,
gardens, woods, and rivers, offering a refreshing green retreat amid the
urban highlights. Charlottenburg is the largest Hohenzollern palace surviving today, and it
offers a resplendent look into Berlin's more glamorous history. Originally
constructed as a summer home for Queen Sophie Charlotte of Prussia, the
oldest parts of the palace date back to 1695. You can tour the baroque
gardens outside as well as many interior parts of the Schloss
Charlottenburg. For a delightfully cultural agenda, head to Museum Island, where you can
take in stunning art, architecture, and antiquities. You can also treat
your ears to one of the best orchestras in the world in this city, the
Berliner Philharmoniker. The Berlin Zoo offers a softer side of Berlin, with residents that include
hippos, gorillas, king penguins, pelicans, brown bears, and more. When
you're ready for some fresh air, visit the Grunewald forest or sprawling
Tiergarten. Take a soaring look at all of Berlin at least once before your
departure with a trip to the TV Tower. Viewing points over 660 feet in the
air offer a 360-degree view of the city.
Would recommend, great rooms and communal areas. Great service.[Less]
Great location, beautiful tiny rooms but they are so pretty that you don't care how small they are. I would love to make my room colder, besides that i loved the hotel.[Less]
Easy in and out with comfortable services and modern looking.[Less]
Good location and excellent Food
Although the location was ideal and the food was good, I found the room was a bit hot. Opening the window, presented other problems such as local traffic noise.[Less]
My son and I stayed here at the weekend. Shuttle was quick to arrive. Our room was great - we loved the fruit bowl and chocolate. The room was clean and comfortable with lovely bathroom amenities. We[More] ate dinner and breakfast in the restaurant. Dinner was really good value but breakfast was a bit steep. There was absolutely no noise from the airport. My son enjoyed the outdoor playpark too.[Less]
Great hotel and friendly staff
Only stayed the night as passing through.
The rooms are nice and spacious with large windows for natural light. Everything worked great. The room was nice and modern, looked very new.
Check in was[More] quick and friendly. WiFi worked well in all areas.
The food was excellent as were the staff.[Less]
Very spacious rooms, although designed in a weird way (looks like a nightclub). Pity is the light isolation, sun shining through everywhere. Good breakfast and friendly staff.[Less]
Great room and excellent service
Everything was outstanding: the location, the valet service, the room, the lounge was fantastic and the service was very, very good.[Less]
Reliable Intercontinental stay in Berlin
Great stay at the Berlin Intercontinental. We enjoyed a large, well featured room that was a comfort to come back to at the end of a full day of sightseeing. The staff were very friendly and[More] attentive staff and willingly addressed the few issues we had. One of the best breakfasts you could want. The hotel had a great atmosphere and was well located to access the parts of Berlin we wanted to see.[Less]