The Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Berlin

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by Paul Sullivan, The Telegraph, February 20, 2018

An insider's guide to the best family-friendly hotels in Berlin, including the top places to stay for swimming pools, family rooms, children's menus and restaurant discounts, plus in-room treats for junior guests, near to attractions such as Berlin Zoo, the Legoland Discovery Centre, Natural History Museum, Tiergarten park and more.

Hilton Berlin Berlin, Germany

9Telegraph expert rating

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This plush five-star set on Berlin’s striking Gendarmenmarkt offers a central location and 600 comfortable, contemporary rooms. Families can also use the hotel pool free of charge and relevant attractions within 10 to 20 minutes from the hotel are the Aqua Dom & Sea Life Museum, Natural History Museum, LEGOLAND Discovery Center [sic] and the vast German Museum of Technology. The Tiergarten is also close by with playgrounds and picnic opportunities. Up to two children can stay for free in a family room, and interconnecting rooms for children are charged at half price. Up to under-10s can eat for free from the children's menu. The Sunday Lunch buffet, served at the Beletage restaurant, is also free of charge for kids aged under nine, and nine to 15-year-olds get a 50 per cent discount. Read expert review. From £113per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Grand Hyatt Berlin Berlin, Germany

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This Berlin classic — the first Grand Hyatt in Europe and one of the official press venues of the Berlinale — is located right on Potsdamer Platz. A series of refurbishments has kept the interior style thoroughly up to date, and in-house amenities span three restaurants, and a rooftop spa and pool. The hotel offers a family package that includes 50 per cent off the Hyatt Daily rate on a second room for children aged 12 years and under. The Bed & Breakfast package also gets a breakfast for the entire family (children aged six years or younger can eat breakfast with their parents free of charge). Checkpoint Charlie and the shops and restaurants of Friedrichstrasse are a short stroll away. Read expert review. From £133per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin Berlin, Germany

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Berlin’s most glamorous hotel address, overlooking the Brandenburg Gate. The Adlon offers family rooms, and makes children feel welcome with a range of charming touches, from allowing them to check their families in at the front desk and getting their own themed key cards, to age-appropriate treats in rooms (lollipops and gummi bears), children’s robes and toiletries. The concierge is full of tips for family-friendly info and events. Local attractions for families include Berlin Zoo, the Legoland Discovery Centre at Potsdamer Platz, making chocolate bars at the Rittersport Bunte Schokowelt and the city’s excellent Natural History Museum. Babysitting services and other facilities such as extra beds are also available on request. Read expert review. From £223per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin Berlin, Germany

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This hotel’s distinctive skyscraper-style building fits perfectly into Potsdamer Platz’s NYC-esque cityscape, but the interiors are classic Old Europe, with baroque chandeliers, marble staircases and Art Deco furnishings lending an aura of monied refinement throughout. There are shops and museums all around (as well as bits of the original Berlin Wall right outside the hotel), and large Tiergarten park is right next door too. Family rooms are available – including one that combines three guest rooms with a separate entrance for the whole ensemble; great for bigger families – as well as kids’ cars and games in the lobby and a special children's afternoon tea (on arrangement). Read expert review. From £141per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof Berlin, Germany

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From the large, airy lobby, with its shiny floors and large artwork on one wall, to the neutral-but-smart rooms, the ambience here is quietly stylish and crisply efficient rather than anything über-chic or eye-catchingly flamboyant. The Deluxe or Junior suites are ideal for a family as they have more room and a lounge area. The Xxenia restaurant has a children's menu, and the wellness area downstairs has a pool large enough for the whole family to enjoy. The hotel is located right opposite the Berlin Zoo and is also close to the Tiergarten, which has plenty of green space for relaxing and pathways for activities such as cycling and rollerblading. Babysitters are also available on request. Read expert review. From £80per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Regent Berlin Berlin, Germany

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From the marble-clad entrance to the royally furnished rooms, this classy and classic hotel oozes five-star luxury from every pore. It's located right next to the handsome Gendarmenmarkt square, and counts a comprehensive spa, cocktail bar, outside courtyard and two Michelin-starred restaurant among its sophisticated allures. The hotel offers a VIK – Very Important Kids – package that includes a free Superior Room when booking an Executive Suite for the usual daily rate. Seven to 11-year-olds pay only 50 per cent of the normal price for breakfast, while under-sixes eat free, with a kids' menu available. Read expert review. From £159per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Hotel Oderberger Berlin, Germany

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This hotel occupies a beautiful listed bathhouse that dates back to the 19th century. Guests will find original staircase banisters, inner walls and even old doors protected in glass, as well as tasteful contemporary art that create a savvy fusion of new and old. The 20-metre pool is an architecturally handsome space open to the public as well as to hotelguests, and a boon for children. It does require a small fee, even for guests (€6 for adults; €4 for children). There are 70 lovely rooms, a decent restaurant and a great location in Berlin’s laid-back Prenzlauer Berg district. The small apartment (sleeps up to eight) is suitable for families, and have the best views. The Mauerpark can be reached in a 20-minute walk. Read expert review. From £101per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Mitte Berlin, Germany

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As the name suggests, the apartments are within easy striking distance of the Berlin Hauptbahnhof (a nine-minute walk to be precise). Though the immediate vicinity might feel a bit like a no-man’s land, the Museum of Natural History is right across the road, the Hamburger Bahnhof modern art museum is a seven-minute walk away, and you can also stroll to the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate in 20 minutes. The 139 rooms, split between one- to two-bedroom apartments and studio rooms, are generously-proportioned, and there's a nearby supermarket if you want to make use of your kitchenette (or you can avail yourself of the convenient grocery delivery service). There is also a babysitter service on request, special menus for children at the on-site restaurant, and toy boxes and Wii games. Under-12s get breakfast for free. Read expert review. From £81per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

 

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