Take a look at the most romantic hotels in Germany.
This boutique bed and breakfast is in an enviable location in the heart of Berlin, within walking distance of the KaDeWe shopping mecca and plenty of public transportation. The mittendrin has only four rooms, each with a different theme and decor suited to couples or solo travelers who prefer the personal touch over corporate efficiency. The included breakfasts are feasts which guests can opt to have served in their rooms. There are no fancy facilities -- in fact there isn't even air-conditioning, though ceiling fans suffice for most who stay here. The mittendrin's greatest asset is its owner, former actress Sabine Knoll, who now spends her days making international travelers feel at home.
The 23 plain, pleasant rooms in this hotel are set within a renovated Neo-Renaissance villa a few blocks from the ample grounds, parks, and museums contained with the Nymphenburg Palace complex, 20 minutes to the west of central Munich via public transportation. Guest rooms are clean, simple, and somewhat dowdy, with wood-paneled ceilings and wrought iron beds. The best features of this mid-range property are its warm, helpful staff and its quiet location with easy access to the city center. While the restaurant only serves breakfast, guests here, who tend towards an older crowd seeking a quiet respite from the bustle of the city, have access to a good number of restaurants within a short walk of the hotel. The hotel offers free bikes for guests to use, and there's a lovely little garden for relaxing.
The five-pearl Breidenbacher Hof is a luxurious destination hotel right on the city's high-end shopping avenue, the Konigsallee. The 106 rooms are large and elegant but trendy and all have marble bathrooms, minibars with free soft drinks, and touch panels used to control the room features. Luxury amenities include a romantic restaurant, pool, and trendy bar, not to mention a cigar lounge, private access to two medical clinics, a perfume shop, and posh meeting rooms. Travelers might also want to consider the Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf for its spectacular views of the Rhine and free shuttle service to downtown.
In a location convenient to accessing restaurants, night clubs, and transportation, the modern Casa Camper Berlin is an upper-mid-range, boutique property. Its 51 rooms offer trendy, industrial features like work table lamps on nightstands and steel pegs for hanging clothes. The hotel has a 24-hour lounge with free fruit, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks as well as a bar working on the honor system. There’s also a modern restaurant serving Asian cuisine. Guests looking for a creative vibe may also want to consider PLUS Berlin, a hotel and hostel with an art garden.
An upscale boutique hotel in the western part of Berlin, Louisa's Place is in a district surrounded by high-end shopping. Its 47 spacious suites have kitchenettes and living rooms, plus most have balconies, but the earth-toned color palette can lean toward gloomy. The historic property has a wood-paneled library and a pool with a delicate mural and small bar, but the fitness center is painted an off-putting mustard yellow. There's a swanky, sixties-era bar, as well as a restaurant that features a tasting menu and a long communal table. Other features include a high-ceilinged spa and a hair salon. It's not within walking distance of top sights, however. The Mandala Hotel has a more central location and also offers large rooms with kitchenettes, but it doesn't have a pool.
Hyperion Hotel Dresden am Schloss is a luxury hotel is right in the center of Dresden's Old Town, and within walking distance of major tourist attractions. Housed in two neighboring buildings, the 235 bright and spacious rooms and suites are done up in a chic, modern style and come with handsome marble bathrooms with rainfall showers. Upper category rooms include bathtubs, and feature scenic views of the Old Town's rooftops. Features include an extensive -- and expensive -- breakfast buffet, and parking fees are also on the high side. Other features include a bar, and wellness area with a gym, saunas, and treatment rooms, but no pool. For a luxury property with a smaller, boutique vibe, it's worth considering Hotel Suitess zu Dresden instead, which is also in the Old Town.
Located between the tree-lined Unter den Linden and the beautiful Gendarmenmarkt Square, the 195-room Regent Berlin is a luxury property with one of the best locations in the city. The hotel prides itself on great service and first-class amenities, delivering on both. Plenty of public transportation is nearby and private drivers are available. Large rooms and suites blend traditional elegance and modernity, with classical furnishings, impressive marble bathrooms, and Bose Hi-Fi entertainment systems -- but they could use a refresh. The Michelin-starred Fischers Fritz is one of Berlin's best restaurants, with prices to match, and a traditional English afternoon tea can be had in the hotel's wood-paneled lounge complete with a fireplace. A modern spa and fitness center round out the expected facilities. Regent Berlin consistently rates as one of city's best hotels. Wi-Fi is free throughout.
Hotel Suitess zu Dresden is a small luxury property with a prime location near Neumarkt Square in Dresden's historic old town. This sophisticated boutique offers 25 rooms that include Suites and Apartments with fireplaces, kitchenettes, and rooftop terraces. Some accommodations have outstanding views of Frauenkirche, an 18th-century church just a minute's walk away. The hotel has a sultry gin bar downstairs and a fine dining restaurant with a rooftop terrace. There are also elegant meeting rooms and a spa with a sauna and whirlpool. Guests seeking something more modern could try Swissotel Dresden, a larger luxury property in old town where the meeting spaces and fitness center are decidedly cutting edge.
Built in Muenchen Palace Hotel is a five-pearl property with 74 luxurious rooms spread over six floors. The rooms have a chic and sumptuous feel, with floor-to-ceiling windows. The Palace Restaurant serves excellent food, and there’s a great rooftop terrace as well as a fitness center with a steam room and a sauna. The hotel is set in a quiet area out of the city center, but it’s well-connected by public transport. On-site parking is available for a fee and bikes are free to borrow.
The Berlin Wall once ran through Potsdamer Platz, where luxury hotels and skyscrapers now tower over a bustling public square. The Mandala Hotel is an independently owned, discreet upscale property in the midst of Berlin's urban jungle, eschewing all the flash outside for understated elegance. Its rooms were formerly apartments and it shows in their huge layouts with kitchenettes and wall-sized windows. The Mandala has an expansive spa on the top floor and an outdoor terrace with views of the city, and also features a two-star Michelin restaurant with an interior garden. The nearby Grand Hyatt Berlin has a pool, bigger staff, and similar amenities, but lacks some of the quiet sophistication found here as well as the enormous rooms.
The palatial Fairmont is a Hamburg outpost that lives up to the brand’s luxury reputation. Adorned in Old World furnishings and fixtures, from the gilded elevators to the stained-glass windows, it delivers regal surroundings. Its 156 rooms, match the property’s grandeur with top-shelf amenities like Nespresso machines and lavish bathrobes and slippers. A Michelin-starred restaurant, a spa and fitness center, and a pretty rooftop deck give more incentive to linger on the premises. The location, in easy walking distance to historic attractions, makes this an appealing choice for tourists. But its also close to plenty of corporate headquarters, including Google, making it a smart choice for business travelers, too. Those looking for a modern, boutique version of luxury could consider The George Hotel, although it's farther away from attractions.
The Hotel de Rome is a luxury property in central Berlin, within walking distance of many major historic sights. Its 145 elegant rooms have well-stocked minibars and luxurious bathrooms. Many have balconies, some with views of St. Hedwig Church and Humboldt University. Housed in a 19th-century bank, the hotel has a lap pool and spa in the former jewelry vault, as well as a rooftop lounge and an Italian restaurant with mirrored walls and a garden. Part of the style-conscious Rocco Forte line of properties, the Hotel de Rome is described by guests as elegant without pretension. High-end products and materials are the norm here, from Berlin vodka in the cocktails to Malin & Goetz toiletries. It's worth comparing rates with the nearby Ritz-Carlton, Berlin, which offers similar amenities and more of an Old World atmosphere in rooms.
The storied Hotel Adlon is a luxury venue situated on the city’s main boulevard, Unter den Linden, and facing Brandenburg Gate. With its rich history, opulent traditional decor, A-list guests, and a host of amenities, the property more than meets its pearl status. There are two bars, including a famed lobby bar, and three restaurants, including an intimate Michelin-star rated dinner spot. The 9,000 square foot spa has a modern gym, treatment rooms, and a Greek-inspired pool area with a whirlpool and pool snack bar. Other amenities include two grand ballrooms, a smoker’s lounge, a casual cafe, and luxury shops. The Adlon’s 382 rooms and suites are spacious and sophisticated with bathrooms featuring separate showers and tubs, plus amenities like tablets and minibars. Other luxury hotels in Berlin tend to be less pricey, but it’s hard to live up to the Adlon.
The Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie is a modern four-pearl property with a romantic atmosphere, situated within walking distance to attractions, shopping, and public transportation. The 127 apartment units come with kitchens or kitchenettes, living rooms, and washers and dryers. Some even have balconies. However, Wi-Fi costs extra. Features include a quality on-site restaurant as well as an indoor heated pool and hot tub. There's also an outdoor courtyard that makes a lovely spot for a late-night drink. For a similar romantic hotel that has free Wi-Fi and a chic rooftop bar, Hotel AMANO is a good alternative.