VIER JAHRESZEITEN KEMPINSKI HOTEL, MÜNCHEN, GERMANY

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The hotel is located right in the city center, just next to the opera, Munich’s upscale shopping area and many popular sights such as Marienplatz, Viktutalienmarkt, Platzl (Hofbräuhaus etc) are within walking distance. I arrived at the Vier Jahreszeiten Hotel early afternoon and the check-in was swift and efficient as the front office was not busy. However no information about the hotel features were given such as the restaurant and bar, opening hours, spa information or other facts.

My business room was tidy, spotlessly clean and suitably furnished. The size of the bathroom was average but smartly outfitted with plenty of towels available and including a rain shower. For me the best asset of the hotel was the Kempinski Spa. There are very few downtown hotels in Europe which offer a swimming pool (indoor) with an in- and outdoor relaxing area. The spa is located on the top floor of the hotel. Massage and other services are also available. The view from the spa of the hotel is very nice during the day as well as in the evening/nighttime.

I must also point out the newly renovated Schwarzreiter restaurant, which is a bistro style and fine dining restaurant at the same time. (2 sections) Small meals or exquisite dining are served as well as Ian Baker’s famous patisseries. The hotel bar is a popular meeting spot for locals and travellers alike and the nice homestyle lobby area is often referred as Munich’s biggest living room.

I had a pleasant sleep but was rather surprised that I could not find a coffee maker in the room. It’s been a very long time since I stayed in a hotel room where no coffee maker or at least a hot water kettle was available. I guess this should be standard in a first-class hotel and was very disappointed. Since the check-out agent did not inquire about my stay at all, I gave her my opinion about that issue. She gave me a very impolite and patronising answer, which I found impertinent for an employee of a five-star hotel like the Kempinski. Apparently some rooms are not provided with coffee makers while others room categories are. I found this a bit of a letdown. I was explained that if I had ordered a wake up call, the operator would have asked me for coffee or tea service upon waking up. Good to know for next time.

All in all I had a pleasant stay at the Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Hotel even if the front desk staff were not fullfilling the high standards of Kempinski Hotels in other locations.

 

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http://www.kempinski.com/en/munich/hotel-vier-jahreszeiten/welcome/

 

 

 

 

PALAIS HANSEN KEMPINSKI, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

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The Palais Hansen Kempinski in Vienna is a classic, modern hotel in a historical building. It has been built with lots of luxury, elegant style but is yet a very contemporary smart place with the chic classic features of a grand hotel.

The suite that I had was tastefully decorated, spacious and in a quiet area so that you can relax easily from a day in busy Vienna.

Hotel staff are mostly very young but excellently trained and always ready to help and make your stay a memorable one.

Another Kempinski hotel which can persuade in five star excellence with gracious living and professional service.

http://www.kempinski.com/en/vienna/palais-hansen/welcome/

ATLANTIC KEMPINSKI HOTEL, HAMBURG GERMANY

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The Atlantic Kempinski Hotel was built in 1909 and was planned to host the guest of the big ocean cruise liners which were departing from Hamburg over the north atlantic. He hotel has a very interesting history and is an icon for the city of Hamburg.

I arrived from the airport by train and the hotel is only a few minutes way from the Hauptbahnhof.

Check-in was very swift and friendly. The room was beautifully decorated and i especially liked the high ceilings which were everywhere to be found in the hotel.

The hotel features everything you expect from a 5* hotel. There is also a Nespresso coffee maker available in the room. Great idea, i loved it.

Breakfast is served in the Alstersalon, a very nice restaurant with a nice view. The buffet is very rich and and luxury and you will find everything that you heart might desire in the morning.

The hotel has a beautiful bar as well, all decorated in the maritim theme which you find everywhere in the hotel. The maritim style decorations and the fascinating history make the hotel very special. Staff are extremly friendly throughout the hotel.

I had the very special opportunity the have a look behind the scene which was fascinating and exciting and saw some memorabilia of past days.

The hotel also features the Atlantic Restaurant, a very chic place which is open for lunch and dinner.

A private movie theater is also available for small groups.

I loved my stay at the Atlantic and recommend it to everybody who likes a old-style grand-hotel with a perfect location and a superb service.

http://www.kempinski.com/en/hamburg/hotel-atlantic/welcome/

HOTEL ADLON KEMPINSKI BERLIN GERMANY

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ADLON KEMPINSKI HOTEL BERLIN GERMANY

I checked-in at the Adlon Hotel in Berlin at about 11am and the lobby was busy with people.. some having drinks in the grand lobby while others checked out. The staff was extremly efficent and friendly. Everything was done quickly and very professionaly.

After I arrived at the junior suite a butler brought me fruits, chocolates and a bottle of champagne. That was a wonderful welcome treat.

The suite was luxurious, everything seemed to be brand new with lots of space and an Ipad on the desk which served as a directory guide and room service ordering online was also possible. I have tried it and it worked very well.

Bathroom was well equipped, with a separate toilet, shower and bathtub. 2 sinks with luxury amenities and a towel warmer was also available.

There were 3 windows which all could be opened and offered a wonderful view of the Brandenburger Tor.

The hotel features several restaurants and they are all very nicely decorated.

Each of the staffmembers that i have met were extremly friendly, seemed that they really enjoy their job and working there.

The Adlon Hotel in Berlin has a big history which can all be read on their website.

I found my stay extremely pleasant. The room, the staff and the restaurants are perfect and top quality and i can only give my highest recommendation and ratings.

http://www.kempinski.com/en/berlin/hotel-adlon/welcome/

GRAND HOTEL TASCHENBERGPALAIS KEMPINSKI, DRESDEN, GERMANY

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My arrival at the Grand Hotel Taschenbergpalais was more than pleasant. The friendly check-in staff helped me out quickly with a city map and some personal information about the hotel and Dresden as a city. She recommended which city tour to take and what to explore by walking and was happy to explain me about her city. Check-in was fast and she escorted me to the room.

The room was spacious with high ceilings and beautifully decorated in true elegant grand hotel style. There was a big entrance area with a oversized armoire, a lounge area and a stylish working desk.

The bed was comfortable and there were many windows in the rooms which could be opened and offered a beautiful view of the city.

Bathroom was modern, all amenities availble plus a towel hanger which featured pre-heated bath towels. A nice thing especially in the colder winter season.

The bar was also interesting. It was Karl May themed and decorated in old style. Friendly barman and nice choice of all kinds of drinks.

The breakfast was luxurious and the choice was huge. They also offered some a la carte items such as eggs benedict which were also included in the price. Big choice of hot and cold items and all the fruits were fresh as well. Staff seemed to be a bit busy and rushing at times but they did the best they could.

My stay at the Grand Hotel Taschenbergpalais was extremly pleasing and i felt comfortable and beeing well taken care of at all times. Staff extraordinary friendly and helpful.

For a stay in the beautiful city of Dresden I can only highly recommend to stay at this hotel.

http://www.kempinski.com/en/dresden/hotel-taschenbergpalais/welcome/