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  • chelseafifi

    I’m planning a trip for myself & OH to Berlin for last weekend in November, first time to Germany. Hotels look good value, cash booking, only have status from my Amex Plat. Looking at maybe getting club lounge access. Hotels looking at Hilton, Marriott, Crown Plaza and IC all offering lounge access rooms, any advice on these or other recommendations much appreciated. We have £300 Amex dining credit (main card ea) that we want to ensure we use during our stay, Block House steakhouse looks ok and £300 credit would last for other options, Nobelhart & Schmutzig is listed and seen this on TravelMan Berlin, this one obviously other end of pricing, also listed is Alex which we could go for Sunday brunch. Other options are Bocca di Bacco, Entrecôte, Grill Royal, Horvath, Jim Block, Le Petit Royal, Restaurant Tim Raue & The Grand once again advice much appreciated.

    We are planning to do the following during our 3 days…..
    Saturday evening dinner and drinks at one of the restaurants available, Sunday maybe a brunch if good option & Sunday evening looking for a restaurant or bar that we can watch the football, it’s world cup and Germany V Spain that date, so somewhere safe and good atmosphere beers and food.
    Monday evening we will hopefully be going to concert in Marriott Box (once tickets available) at Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin.
    Also general sights Berlin Wall and Christmas Market whilst there.
    Much appreciate any advice on trip, thanks

    The Savage Squirrel

    Try Berlin’s culinary speciality – the giant pickled slow-boiled pork knuckle. Served with cabbage and horseradish.
    It sounds, er, “unpromising” as a dish but is in fact delicious.

    Rob
    HfP Staff

    Marriott Potsdamer Platz is one of the best Marriott’s anywhere, esp if you have club access, and is my default Berlin hotel these days.

    Remember that EVERYTHING shuts on Sunday except restaurants and museums. Nearer Christmas a handful of Sundays are marked out for Sunday shopping and I would recommend going on one of those weekends. It’s weird to lose a day with every retail outlet shut.

    JdeW

    Just returned from w/end in Berlin. Stayed at Berlin Grand Hyatt (booked through Emyr at Bon Vivant). Excellent hotel, well sited close to Potsdamer Platz. A trip to Museum Insel is a must, buy a discount card online before and be sure to book a time slot too for those museums you fancy visiting https://www.berlin-welcomecard.de/en/article/museumsinsel-berlin-welcomecard-mitte. The Isisi Berlin Panorama is like a step back in time to the 1970s and worth a visit

    chelseafifi

    Thanks everyone for replies much appreciated

    NorthernLass

    Our much-cancelled Berlin trip is now next February half term so we’ll probably need the pork-knuckle type meals to warm us up! For anyone needing interconnecting rooms, the Hilton price for these was amazing value. We don’t actually need the rooms to be interconnecting these days but the price was only slightly more than for one room so it was a no-brainer.

    Anything a teenager would particularly like? He likes history and cake (especially with hot chocolate)!

    Chas

    Marriott Potsdamer Platz is one of the best Marriott’s anywhere, esp if you have club access, and is my default Berlin hotel these days.

    Remember that EVERYTHING shuts on Sunday except restaurants and museums. Nearer Christmas a handful of Sundays are marked out for Sunday shopping and I would recommend going on one of those weekends. It’s weird to lose a day with every retail outlet shut.

    Excellent – thanks Rob. Just booked a Club access room for the first weekend in Dec. First time to Berlin, so really looking forward to it.

    chelseafifi

    I have ended up booking The Regent 3rd night free with FHR, so £600 for 3 nights with the FHR benefits, pay at hotel.

    Azza

    Our much-cancelled Berlin trip is now next February half term so we’ll probably need the pork-knuckle type meals to warm us up! For anyone needing interconnecting rooms, the Hilton price for these was amazing value. We don’t actually need the rooms to be interconnecting these days but the price was only slightly more than for one room so it was a no-brainer.

    Anything a teenager would particularly like? He likes history and cake (especially with hot chocolate)!

    Rausch Schokoladenhaus is an absolute must if you like chocolate

    ollyloosemore

    Our much-cancelled Berlin trip is now next February half term so we’ll probably need the pork-knuckle type meals to warm us up! For anyone needing interconnecting rooms, the Hilton price for these was amazing value. We don’t actually need the rooms to be interconnecting these days but the price was only slightly more than for one room so it was a no-brainer.

    Anything a teenager would particularly like? He likes history and cake (especially with hot chocolate)!

    Rausch Schokoladenhaus is an absolute must if you like chocolate

    100% agree with this!

    Azza

    100% agree with this!

    So good I’ve already made a reservation for next August.

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