My stay at the Waldorf Astoria

My stay at the Waldorf Astoria
29/01/2017 pilotpatrick
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In my last blog post “My type rating“, I gave you an insight view of my training at Lufthansa Aviation Training. The last three weeks in the simulator to acquire the certification to fly the A300 have been quite demanding. Therefore I did not have a lot of time to relax.

Next week I will have my final skill test flight in the simulator and this is why I have the weekend off. The Waldorf Astoria Berlin invited me to spend a weekend at their beautiful hotel in Berlin to relax a little bit from the busy weeks and to tank up some energy before my check flight. My job as a pilot requires me to stay at many different hotels around the world, but I have not stayed at a hotel in my hometown Berlin yet. I was really excited to spend a weekend at the Waldorf Astoria hotel since it really sticks out with its location and the architecture next to 20 other five star hotels in Berlin.

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Read about my stay at the Waldorf Astoria and find out why I did not want to leave again. I hope my following hotel review helps you when choosing the right hotel for your next stay in Berlin or to find a place to escape the hectic city.

Location

In 2013 the Waldorf Astoria opened its doors for hotel guests. The hotel is situated in the famous building “Zoofenster” and is easy to recognize since it is a 32 stories-high skyscraper. Being one of the tallest buildings in Berlin it gives the hotel guests, including me a spectacular view over Berlin. It is located right in the center of West Berlin and one foot step away from tourist attractions, shopping locations and leisure activities.

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Waldorf Astoria, Tower suites with panormaic windows on the upper levels

Watch my live Facebook video of my check in and the TOWER SUITE.

Accommodation

The room was amazing. I was lucky to reside in a TOWER SUITE. The luxurious suite was at the 28th level and its panoramic windows gave me a fantastic view over Berlin. I could unwind in a spacious and very comfortable room. The design is elegant and modern at the same time. A separate sleeping room with a private balcony was located in the rear of the suite. Every room granted you a different view of the city. The TV system was ideal for my needs to stream music and videos from my mobile phone and laptop.

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Warm welcome in the Tower suite 2801 through sweets and a friendly staff

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Private small kitchen with a Nespresso coffee machine and a dining table

Features of the tower suite

  • upper level (22-29) separate elevators for the tower suites
  • separate living area with a dining table and mini bar
  • fully equipped small kitchen with a private Nespresso coffee machine
  • two 40-inch TVs with Apple TV technology
  • luxurious marble bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower
  • complimentary Wifi and so much more…
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Signature Waldorf Astoria bed with a private balcony overlooking West Berlin

Tower suite bathroom Waldorf astoria berlin

Bathroom with a bath tub and a huge shower

I used my suite also for my monthly online live talk on my Facebook account ‘PilotPatrick‘. Follow me on Facebook so you don’t miss any future events. (Meet and greet coming soon.)

Guerlain Spa

I enjoyed a short time-out from the vibrant Berlin outside in the Spa. The 1000 square meter spa features a cloud shaped pool, saunas and very cozy therapy rooms. I really liked the private bathroom with shower and changing facility.  The gym is fully equipped and big windows provide you with natural light during your workout. On Saturday I took a break from the gym since I did exhausting personal training with Timo on Friday.

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Private bathroom for Guerlain Spa guests swim shorts by XARFIA

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Cloud shaped pool at the Guerlain Spa Swim shorts by XARFIA

Features of the spa

  • therapy rooms
  • pool and hot tub
  • sauna and steam room
  • terrace
  • fitness room with daylight
  • complimentary water and fruits#

The spa area is free of charge for hotel guest. With a day pass, it is possible to you use the luxurious spa facilities as well. Mention PILOTPATRIC when booking a treatment and you will get a free glass of champagne.

Food

I am really conscious when it comes to my diet. In my blog post “I am a foodie pilot” I already wrote about my healthy eating habits. Nowadays I expect that hotels adopt to the healthy food trend or at least offer meal options in case you have a special diet. The selection of food of breakfast buffet was excellent. The vegetarian omelet and the smoked salmon were really tasty. For dinner, I went to the ROCA Restaurant on the ground floor. The atmosphere was relaxing. I suggest having a selection of their tasty salads as a starter.

Breakfast waldorf astoria hotel berlin

Try the vegetarian omelette with salmon, Green organic tea and grapefruit juice

What do around?
Shopping

  • Kurfürstendamm a big street with hundreds of retail stores ranching up to luxurious boutiques
  • Bikini Berlin is a concept mall with interesting pop-up stores right around the hotel.
  • KADEWE (Department Store of the West) is the second biggest department store of Europe, visit the impressing food court on the upper level

Leisure activities

  • The huge park “Tiergarten” is right around the corner, at the Cafe am Neuen See you can rent small paddle boats to drive around on a small lake
  • Siegessäule (Victoria Column) at the big roundabout (Großer Stern) Some hundreds of steps take you up on top giving you an amazing view over Berlin.
  • The historic cinema “Zoopalast” is directly opposite of the hotel. Book a comfortable LOGE seat which grants you access to the lounge for a free drink before the movie
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Sunset from my tower suite at the Waldorf Astoria hotel Berlin

Resume of my stay at the Waldorf Astoria Berlin

From check in and check out I felt welcome every minute of my stay. Besides an amazing suite and luxurious facilities, the friendly staff made it a memorable stay.

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Good bye Waldorf Astoria It was a pleasure and I will miss the view

I hope my following hotel review helps you to choose the right hotel for your next stay in Berlin or to find a place to escape the hectic city. My tip: Book a room on one of the upper levels of the hotel. I just loved to sit at the window observing Berlin from the top.

Watch on my youtube channel pilotpatrick my Instagram story @pilotpatric of my stay at Waldorf Astoria Berlin.

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12 Comments

  1. Christna Iswahyuni 10 months ago

    Hai capt, I just wanna say i had have surgery and lying on hospital bed’s it make me so bored, because nothing to do, but reading your blog, following you on your insta stories, and checking your instargram it make me happy. So, its really amazing blog. I hope this short stayed at Waldorf Astoria help to refresh you before join back to your training ☺

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      pilotpatrick 10 months ago

      I hope you will be well soon! I am happy that you like my social media work and that it distracts you from your stay at the hospital!

  2. Emilia 10 months ago

    Hello Captain, I really love your instagram story at the hotel. The hotel is really luxury. I hope I can stay there too, when I am visiting Berlin. When is your meet and greet?

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      pilotpatrick 10 months ago

      Hello Emilia,
      yes, the hotel is really nice, you should definitely stay there, if you are in berlin next time! I will announce the exact date soon. I hope it will be at the beginning of next month.
      Manny happy landings
      Patrick

  3. Seb 10 months ago

    Hallo Patric,
    ich habe gerade dein Blog gelesen. Wirklich sehr informativ. Ich habe versucht dir bei Instagram direkt zu schreiben, aber du hast meine Nachricht nicht gelesen. Wahrscheinlich bin ich nicht der einzige, der schreibt. 😉

    Wurdest du von dem Hotel eingeladen, damit du für sie erwähnst? Das Hotel sieht wirklich klasse aus dein Ausblick ist ein Traum.

    Grüße Seb

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      pilotpatrick 10 months ago

      Hallo Seb, freut mich das dir mein Blog gefällt. Du hast recht, ich kann leider nicht alle direkten Nachrichten auf Instragramm beantworten. Aber dafür versuche ich alle Kommentare zu beantworten.

      Ja ich war vom Hotel eingeladen um mich von meinem anstregenden type rating zu erholen und kraft für den Checkflug morgen zu sammeln. Der Ausbilck war der Hammer.

      Liebe Grüße
      Patrick

  4. Jan Willem 10 months ago

    When I win the lottery I might stay there also! You’te a lucky guy! 🙂

    Nicht zu glauben!

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      pilotpatrick 10 months ago

      You don’t have to win the lottery to stay there!

      Es gibt auch Zimmer, die nicht 600€ die Nacht kosten.

      Liebe Grüße
      Patrick

  5. Rania 10 months ago

    hey captain 🙂 how are you? Sorry for last comment :'( it’s was really really bad !!! I can not control myself when I see your pictures ♥♥♥ I lost my boyfriend last week because of you ♥ I cannot stop talking about you .. I really adore you captain ♥♥♥♥please stay safe

    • Author
      pilotpatrick 10 months ago

      Hey Rania,

      I am not upset.

      Stay safe too! ✌

      Your Patrick

  6. Roselyn M 10 months ago

    Hi Captain, I please I want to know the reason why airplane fly across the sea at night more than land?.

    • Author
      pilotpatrick 8 months ago

      Hello Roselyn, thanks for your question and sorry for my late reply. I am not sure if this is the fact, but I know about flight routes at night for noise abatement . Many greetings. Patrick

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