Best luxury hotels in Germany
Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel
Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
The five-star Breidenbacher Hof is a luxurious destination hotel right on the city’s high-end shopping boulevard, the Konigsallee. The 106 rooms are spacious and elegant yet stylish and all have marble bathrooms, minibars with free soft drinks, and touch panels used to control room features. Luxury amenities include a romantic restaurant, swimming pool, and trendy bar, not to mention a cigar lounge, private access to two medical clinics, a perfumery, and elegant meeting rooms. Travelers might also consider the Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf for its spectacular views of the Rhine and free shuttle service to downtown.
The Madison Hamburg
With a fantastic location near the harbor and within walking distance of Hamburg’s city center, the elegant 166-room Madison is stylish and clean. It is ideal for tourists, business travelers and, thanks to the kitchenettes in each room, long-stay guests. Breakfast can be a bit pricey, but there are plenty of cafes nearby for cheaper dining, and rooms come in a variety of prices, from Studios, which are still spacious and super-modern, to penthouses that resemble huge apartments.
The Charles Hotel
Munich, Upper Bavaria
Opened in 2007, the five-room, 160-room Charles Hotel is undeniably luxurious with spacious, opulent bathrooms, original 19th-century artwork, and a range of amenities including a full-service spa and Munich’s largest indoor pool. It is conveniently located in a quiet side street adjacent to the city’s old botanical garden and within walking distance of Munich’s central station and numerous restaurants. But it is outside the city center and such luxury comes with high rates. For luxury accommodations in a smaller hotel in the heart of the city, guests may consider the less expensive Hotel Torbraeu. Another alternative might be the luxurious Hotel Muenchen Palace, which is also located outside the city center, although it has excellent transportation links and free bicycles with significantly lower rates.
SO/ Berlin Das Stue
Located in Berlin’s diplomatic quarter, Das Stue is a luxury boutique hotel with 79 elegant rooms. From the elegant fine dining restaurant to the cozy library, the hotel is impeccably decorated and offers the crème de la crème of hotel experiences. There is an indoor pool and a beautiful outdoor terrace. The location is a bit far from many of Berlin’s tourist attractions, but there are some galleries, restaurants, and stores nearby. Guests looking for a more convenient location may want to check out Melia Berlin, a modern luxury hotel near a transportation hub.
A luxury boutique hotel in western Berlin, Louisa’s Place is located in a neighborhood surrounded by high-end shopping. Its 47 spacious suites have kitchenettes and living rooms, plus most have balconies, but the earth-tone color palette can lean toward the dark. The historic structure has a wood-paneled library and a pool with a delicate mural and a small bar, but the fitness center is painted a mustard yellow. There is an elegant 1960s bar and a restaurant offering a tasting menu and a long communal table. Other features include a high-ceilinged spa and a hair salon. However, it is not within walking distance of major tourist attractions. Hotel Mandala has a more central location and also offers spacious rooms with kitchenettes, but it does not have a swimming pool.
Hyperion Hotel Dresden am Schloss
The Hyperion Hotel Dresden am Schloss is a luxury hotel located in the center of Dresden’s Old Town, within walking distance of major tourist attractions. Housed in two adjacent buildings, the 235 bright and spacious rooms and suites are decorated in an elegant, modern style and feature beautiful marble bathrooms with rain showers. Superior rooms include bathtubs and offer panoramic views of Old Town rooftops. Features include an extensive and expensive breakfast buffet, and parking rates are also high. Other features include a bar and a spa area with a gym, saunas, and treatment rooms, but no pool. For a luxury property with a smaller boutique feel, it is worth considering Hotel Suitess zu Dresden , which is also located in the Old Town.