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Top 5 Berlin Hotels with a view

Berlin is one of the 21st century’s most exciting places to visit. Full of contrast, the architecture reflects the changing times and turbulent history the city has experienced. The panoramic views from these romantic hotels guarantee a charming bird’s eye view of Germany’s cultural capital, perfect for a loved-up getaway.

Park Inn Berlin - Alexanderplatz – If this towering 4 star hotel is an iconic eyesore, it offers some of the best views of Berlin. It soars high over Berlin's famous Alexanderplatz and is within striking distance of the Fernsehturm (TV tower). The mirrored facade houses 37 floors of fashionably furnished accommodation and the top floor houses one of the world’s most stunning views from a casino – especially if you’re into the Soviet architecture typical of East Berlin.

Soho House Berlin – Berlin’s newest private members club and hotel has just 40 bedrooms and was originally opened as a department store in 1928. The building was then seized by the Nazis in 1942 and used as a base for the Hitler Youth. It remained derelict after appending much of the cold war as Communist party headquarters, and was bought by the Soho House group who have converted it into one of the trendiest addresses in Berlin’s Mitte. The rooftop terrace boasts stunning views across central Berlin which guests and club members can enjoy from the sleek swimming pool and rather garden style furniture.

The Westin Grand Berlin - This elegant hotel dominates one corner of the crossroads at the Unter den Linden / Friedrichstrasse crossroads. Views over the prestigious shopping streets and the wide boulevard are unbeatable. In walking distance of Museum island, theatres and opera houses, it’s no wonder this was the favoured hotel of Russian diplomats and their families during the Cold War. Lovers of luxury will not be disappointed with the makeover which brings muted greys, silver and mirrors to this historic building; whilst the garden to the back of the hotel is a true oasis in the centre of the city, perfect for Sunday brunches.

Grand Hyatt Berlin – Just like its location on Potsdamer Platz, this superbly designed hotel exemplifies the innovation which modern architects thrive on in this buzzing area of Berlin. The excellent spa area offers unbeatable, luxury views over the nearby Sony Center, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and the Philharmonic Hall.

Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt – Located overlooking the breathtaking Gendarmenmarkt with its two almost identical domes, this luxury abode is the perfect choice for a winter visit to Berlin. The smell of mulled wine and roasted almonds almost wafts inside from Berlin’s most prestigious Christmas market just below. The Konzerthaus is flanked by two domes constructed separately in the early 18th century but destroyed in WWII and rebuilt recently. The Christmas market has daily ballet and concert performances where you’re bound to’ rub shoulders with German high society. These are our pick of the best Berlin hotels with a view – why not spoil yourselves? -- The above guest post was written by Holly Maguire (escapio.com). From stunning castles, to rustic vineyards, to chic modern hotels, check out Escapio's collection of over 4,000 hand selected boutique and luxury hotels, or follow on Twitter. All photo credit: Holly Maguire | escapio.com

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