For 18 years Berlin was defined by the wall that separated West Berlin from
the German Democratic Republic (GDR) of East Germany. Since the Berlin Wall
fell in November 1989, Berlin has once again merged into a thriving
cosmopolitan city with outstanding diversity and world-renowned attractions. Berlin is over nine times larger than Paris, with more brides than Venice.
Though it houses ample historic and cultural sites as well as shopping,
dining, and entertainment, these attractions cover just 66 percent of the
city. The remaining 44 percent of Berlin is home to 2,500 public parks,
gardens, woods, and rivers, offering a refreshing green retreat amid the
urban highlights. Charlottenburg is the largest Hohenzollern palace surviving today, and it
offers a resplendent look into Berlin's more glamorous history. Originally
constructed as a summer home for Queen Sophie Charlotte of Prussia, the
oldest parts of the palace date back to 1695. You can tour the baroque
gardens outside as well as many interior parts of the Schloss
Charlottenburg. For a delightfully cultural agenda, head to Museum Island, where you can
take in stunning art, architecture, and antiquities. You can also treat
your ears to one of the best orchestras in the world in this city, the
Berliner Philharmoniker. The Berlin Zoo offers a softer side of Berlin, with residents that include
hippos, gorillas, king penguins, pelicans, brown bears, and more. When
you're ready for some fresh air, visit the Grunewald forest or sprawling
Tiergarten. Take a soaring look at all of Berlin at least once before your
departure with a trip to the TV Tower. Viewing points over 660 feet in the
air offer a 360-degree view of the city.
I really like this Hotel and have stayed three times this year.
Value for Money and staff friendliness are exceptional and i like that I can choose between nonsmoking and smoking rooms (very rare[More] nowadays).
The Gesundbrunnen area is interesting and offers lots of opportunities for shopping and restaurants. Cannot understand why some people call this area "unsafe" (I think they are all from abroad and/or the countryside), because it is as safe as any area in central Berlin.
I have already booked the next stay for this Friday.[Less]
Very pleasant hotel experience
This was my second stay at this hotel and I liked it even better than the first time.
This hotel has a very good location and extremely helpful staff.
I especially like that requests for a special[More] room type are always honoured and that there is a choice between smoking and non-smoking rooms. Will stay there again. Next stay is already booked for this Friday.[Less]
Great staff good hotel
By Union Jack 51
This is my second stay at this hotel in two weeks. The hotel staff are excellent, the room was fair and both rooms I stayed in were clean and comfortable but maybe could be updated a little. The[More] corridors were a little tired and in need of a makeover but generally the hotel public areas are nice enough.
There was not one member of staff who were a problem and they were all very helpful and always smiling and pleasant, so nice to have this.
I asked for a taxi every morning and it was booked immediately and I never waited more than three or four minutes for it to arrive.
I believe I am coming back to Berlin again next week and I have no hesitation in staying here again.[Less]
bad, meals, room, atmo really impressive for those prices[Less]
Great customer service!!!
Based on the outstanding customer service I received at this location, I highly recommend staying here.[Less]
Good service and good food
Ate dinner in the hotel on 2 nights, which I don't normally do, but I found the food to be very good, although selection a bit limited. Good value for money and very good service. The waiter was very[More] attentive and happy to advise.[Less]
Back in Berlin
Excellent location excellent staff Don't worry about the construction in front of the hotel The construction is ongoing of 3 years :) Don't worry you would have a peaceful day and night even you have[More] a front site room.[Less]
great front desk staff
My stay was too short to make use of any facility or service. yet, when a personal problem arose the staff went out of their way to help me find a solution.[Less]
Excellent shower cabin
A good place to stay. 135 euro/night is a bit too much for the size of the room.
But better experience than the neighbouring hotel.[Less]