Superbly located in the peaceful Lichtenberg/Friedrichshain district of the city, just 20 minutes by public transport from Berlin's buzzing centre, this hotel combines peaceful accommodation with easy and quick access to all this cosmopolitan city has to offer. After a hearty breakfast buffet, guests are sure to have all the energy they need for a busy day of work or leisure. The air-conditioned rooms, with their cable TV and comfortable furniture will be a welcome sight for the tired business traveller or tourist, after all the meetings or sightseeing is over. A visit to the on-site sauna may also prove refreshing, as well as a drink in the lobby bar. The dinner options include the excellent hotel restaurant, which serves a rich variety of local and international dishes, and the numerous eateries in the area.
Distance to city centre 5.5km
Distance to airport 16km (TXL)
Address: +4930557570, Rathausstrasse, 2-3, Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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I stayed a few days there as I went on holidays to Berlin for 6 days. I choosed this hotel because, even though is not in central Berlin, it's just a few minutes away from a U5 stop of the U-Bahn (the Berlin underground). The location was so great and convenient because the surroundings of the hotel are very quiet, and you can get to Alexander Platz in no more than 15 minutes! I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of staying in Berlin for a few days. There's an Aldi and a Rewe next to it, apart from a Kebab take away which we fondly will remember (4 kebabs in 6 days, needless to say!)
The only issue I had it's just that, on the second night (Friday night, 6º of march, room 517) of my stay, my girlfriend wondered if we could get another duvet (as the one she had wasn't enough thick and cosy for her). So I went to reception and asked the receptionist (a man called Igor) who was over there. I said "I was wondering if I could get another duvet, would it be possible?" to him, and he didn't know what I was talking about. On my second attempt, obviously I slowed down and stressed the word DUVET. He still didn't know what I was trying to mean. I repeated it for the third time (there were two people already queuing after me) and all he said was "Sorry,do you speak english?". To be fair I was a bit shocked, because I noticed that he didn't know what the word "DUVET" means, but if you don't know the meaning of a hotel-room related word there are thousands of way to handle that situation ("can you google it?", "can you please show me a picture of it?") rather than questioning the english speaking skills of a guest in front of others and embarrasing him. Apart from that, there's absolutely nothing wrong in not knowing the meaning of a particular word! My mother tongue is not english either and that has happened to me so many times, so I would have absolutely fully understood him. What I didn't understand at all is why he had to deal with it in that way. Anyway, in the end it wasn't a big deal at all as I turned up the heating in the room and my girlfriend was fine with it.
Apart from that everything was fine; the staff at reception was lovely ( I dealt mostly with a guy with a beard, nice guy! sorry If I don't remember your name!), same with the breakfast staff! Apart from that I could check in earlier than expected, as I turned up at the hotel at 11, and they already had my room ready for me, which was much appreciated : ) On my last day I could leave my luggage with them as the check-out was at 12 but my flight was scheduled at 21 00.
The room was great; very cosy, all toiletries needed were in the bathroom and a lovely shower good enough to have a proper shower after a busy day around Berlin : ) The wifi was great aswell, which nowadays is quite important.Apart from that, we stayed from Thursday till Tuesday and we didn't hear any party goers or annoying people going up and down, which was great and allowed us to have a great sleep : ) One thing I would like to say is that it would be great if in the TV there were more english-"or any other language" entertainment-focused channels rather than just news (I find it great to unwind about daily life and daily misery). We tried to watch a couple of spanish channels ( "RTVE 24 horas" and another one I can't remember its name now) but the signal was that low that it wasn't available. Anyway, it wasn't important at all as obviously we spent most of the day around Berlin.
To sum up, I would say this hotel is a great place to relax and enjoy Berlin! it's not in the city center but it's very very next to it and convenient because of the U-Bahn stop next to it. Apart from that, the building itself, the decor, the corridors and the staff kindness gives you that lovely feeling of the 4 stars hotel you paid for : ) If I'm ever back in Berlin it would definitely be more than happy to be back! Thank you very much for everything!
Lovely hotel,great breakfast,staff veryhelpful. Rooms spacious and very clean. This hotel is in east Berlin, just along the road from the stasi museum buildings. On the main underground route from alexanderplatz. About 30mins from Brandenburg gate etc but, worth a stay. IWe would definitely go back. There are a few restaurants nearby however,there is an Italian restaurant at the hotel which is worth eating at. There is a shopping centre at frankfurter allee ,5 mins from hotel (where you catch the underground) which has an ALdi and various other shops worth a stay..
What a fantastic hotel! I booked through Expedia for a party of 9 people for a New Year’s Eve trip and this hotel was so reasonably priced for its location. It’s only a 5-10 minute walk from the subway which takes you to all the major attractions throughout Berlin as well as the airport which made it very easy for such a large group to travel together. Whilst we were located on separate floors, the rooms were still very comfortable and clean. This is a BED BUG FREE hotel and the bathroom was also clean. We were room only, however there is a supermarket across the road and little cafes at the shopping centre near the subway station. The best thing about this hotel though is the lovely little Italian restaurant which is attached to it! I 100% recommend trying it if you’re staying at the hotel. The staff were very friendly and I would definitely stay here again.