Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.2 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.3 Service & staff
3.0 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by Vashti from London

Good location, friendly staff, big room

Posted Nov 3, 2013
Pros: Location and friendly staff.
Cons: The only negative is the location of the bathrooms which is not really changeable, so nothing really
Location: Very close to the gay district of Berlin, Cafe Berio only a few stops away on the tube serves AMAZING food and has a great "cafe culture" atmosphere.
The staff at Hotel de Ela were extremely friendly and helpful with any queries or directions we needed. The location was great as we were going out to bars nearby at night, and it is just minutes from a U-bahn station. The room was big, with beautiful high ceilings and very clean. The only negative point I have to make is about the layout of the rooms- the bathrooms are not attached to the bedrooms, so "private bathroom" actually meant a bathroom down the corridor from the room rather than an en suite. Our room was also right next to the reception and front door of the hotel and noise-wise it didn't feel very private. We could here people coming and going and therefore knew they could hear us in our room. Other rooms in the hotel would not have this problem and despite this privacy issue we had a lovely stay.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by Frequent flyers from Trinidad & Tobago

Not too bad if cost is a key consideration

Posted Nov 18, 2012
Pros: Having breakfast by "Allo Allo"
Cons: Having to climb the steps and taking a shower without wetting up the place
Location: Other than access to the U Bahn, it's about 15 minutes casual walk to the main shopping area
Not your typical hotel. It is a modified old building with shops on the ground floor. The room was small especially the bathroom, about 1 metre X 1 metre. To get to the reception you must climb 2 flights of stairs. Outside the reception, there is an old elevator that can take you higher. However, getting into the elevator with 2 suitcases is a challenge. It was usually easier to simply take the stairs. You can use the train to get to the hotel from the airport. The hotel is about 200 yards from Victoria Luisse Platz Metro/U Bahn Stop. However, part of the way is on cobbled stones, so it can be a challenge with heavy suitcases. If staying for more than a day, buy the Berlin card and use it to travel around Berlin including to/from the airport. We didn't take the breakfast option but opted to eat (like most of the locals) in the pastry shop just around the corner. The owner of the pastry shop, a very jovial chap, was French and spoke German with an accent, very reminiscent of the lead character from the comedy series "Allo Allo"
3 out of 5
for Couples
by Henk from Melbourne, Australia

basic hotel ok for 2 nights with extern bathroom

Posted Jul 10, 2012
Pros: big room and big windows high ceilings comfortable bed
Cons: external bathroom
Location: 5 mins walk to nearest U-Bahn but OK - pleasant
only reservation was it had an external but private bathroom, and you needed your keys every time you wanted to use it - walk 20 meters up the corridor with your towel around you. Guess we hadn't realised this. The 3 keys (street entrance, door key, bathroom/toilet key, all look the same, so question of trying the correct key. Room very basic but OK. Breakfast Euro 8 - all cold stuff - toast, cheese, sausage, boiled eggs, etc - muesli, but for thaty price one could walk a block and have a fully cooked breakfast (ham/eggs/bacon etc) incl coffee or tea and juice - so we think better value.
2 out of 5
by Maria

Restroom is 10 meters away from room

Posted Jun 12, 2012 on Hotels.com
I've never stayed at a hotel where the restroom is so far away, we got our own, but I could see other families sharing baths with other guests. I would not call this a hotel but a hostel. SQUEAKY wooden floors, so you can hear everyone in the middle of the night walking to restrooms, it was very difficult to sleep. Nice staff but very bad hotel.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Hotel De Ela - convenient and functional

Posted Apr 16, 2012 on Hotels.com
The location of this Hotel is great for a short stay in Schoneberg. It isn't premier league hotel space and could probably do with a bit of a spruce up, but otherwise it was functional and pleasant enough. The people were nice and helpful when necessary. The room was cleaned at 5pm which, while appreciated, was a little unorthodox.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Germany

Nice Hotel Staff

Posted Nov 30, 2011 on Hotels.com
The hotel staff was the nicest people I have ever encountered. They were friendly and helpful. The hotel room was a nice size and easily accommodated our family. It is a quite area and close to shopping and transportation. The free parking is street parking on a small street, so if you cannot parallel park you might be in trouble. Finding a spot could be a challenge. The hotel is in a lovely old building that is very nicely kept. I would go back just for the staff.