Ideally located within walking distance of the KaDeWe department store, the Europa-Centre, Kurfurstendamm, and Bahnhof Zoo, Hotel President is right in the midst of things. From Bahnhof Zoo, you can take a train or bus to reach any other destination in Berlin and beyond. Less than 100 meters away from the hotel just around the corner, you'll find the U-bahn station Wittenbergplatz. For a shopping spree, which places in Berlin are better than the neighboring top-class KaDeWe and the numerous exclusive boutiques along Kurfurstendamm?
Hotel President, which belongs to the worldwide Best Western chain of hotels, provides four-star accommodation in 181 rooms and extraluxurious accommodation in 54 rooms of its Presidential Club. Each room within the four-star category is equipped with a bath or shower, hair dryer, electronic door locks, color TV with satellite connection, minibar, telephone with automatic wake-up call, and trouser press. The exclusive multifunctional rooms within the Presidential Club have computer and fax connection with Internet access, leather armchairs, individually adjustable air conditioners and a state-of-the-art bathroom featuring Indian marble and fine accessories. The usual Best Western yellow plastic toy duck awaits guests on the shelf under the vanity mirror.
"The best of service to make you feel right at home," is Hotel President's motto. This was rightly put into practice as soon as the porter and the overzealous receptionist, who both provided excellent personal service, greeted us. The focus on personal attention was not given only on arrival but carried on throughout our 7-day stay in the hotel. By dialing 126 for example, we were pampered with free generous pots of coffee, tea, hot chocolate or milk with honey in just a couple of minutes. Likewise, we could opt for à la carte breakfast in our room anytime between 7am and 11am.
Equipped with a free of charge top-class fitness center in the basement, Hotel President makes sure that guests receive the best service possible. Besides the usual exercise machines, the center boasts a modern sauna, steam bath and solarium. Extra facilities for Hotel President's guests are furthermore provided in the neighboring Hotel Imperial, which also belongs to the Best Western chain of hotels. Get there by free shuttle service, and you'll have the opportunity to swim in the heated outdoor pool and relax on a sundeck around an equipped pool bar.
The price visitors pay obviously includes a sumptuous breakfast buffet that leaves nothing to be desired, served in the Alexander’s restaurant. A rich variety of fresh fruit, oven-fresh bread, a huge assortment of cheese, hot dishes, vegetarian dishes and various sorts of cakes and sweets are available. The huge restaurant itself that offers international and regional specialties for lunch and dinner is a trim and tidy place with top-class service, smart-looking waiters and a relaxing atmosphere with classical background music. If you want however a friendlier and party-like atmosphere, there's nowhere better than to step inside the English-style President Bar and join the crowd of drinkers.