Ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

nice design - no comfort

Posted Aug 27, 2014
Pros: The staff were very helpful and friendly. Unfortunately they could do only this much with resources available to them.
Cons: Air conditioning, bedding, food.
Location: It is a quiet area of rich villas, university departments and institutes, etc. There's a museum next door and a nice Botanical Garden nearby.
Seminaris is quite an expensive place catering for visitors to the university, various research institutions in the area or businesses. The rooms are rather small. The conveniences provided are at bare minimum allowed for the hotel rating. For example there are practically no toiletries provided, no tea or coffee facilities in the room, no iron, etc. - all are supposed to be available on request but not turning up. The rooms have outer glass walls with small windows, which do not let in enough fresh air to ventilate or cool the room, while air conditioner does not quite cope. Fortunately, the weather was not too hot when I stayed, but even then it was very difficult to sleep. The bedding includes only very soft, flimsy pillows, which do not give any support, neither for reading nor sleeping. The duvets are way too warm for the summer time. When asked the staff were not able to offer any alternative. The cooked food at the restaurant is beyond pale. It was arriving all the time just luke warm, tasteless, or tasting horribly, with very few occasional exceptions. Even though there are a few nice restaurants in the area, when time is short and no alternatives, it is an awful experience.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 30, 2014 by Oliver, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at our hotel, for your evaluation and your comments concerning the hotel and our services. Thanks to your comments we are able to track imperfections and improve our service quality. We are very sorry to learn, that you were not satisfied at all with our services and the restaurant. Tea and coffee making facilities are not a standard in German 4star hotels, but available upon request, depending on the availability. We also provide a selection of different pillows and a thinner blanket and toiletries on request via our reception and the housekeeper. All these services are also marked in the little information folder which you find in your room. As by your comments all this was not available which is not our standard of service at all. You can be assured that I will evaluate this with the services concerned. Please accept our apologizes for all the inconvenience that occurred during your stay with us. Thank you again for your open words. With kind regards Berlin Oliver Heldt Hotel Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Mariana from Sofia

Everything fantastic: beds, location, service

Posted Jun 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
My stay was fantastic: not far from U-station; location is near to my business meeting; there are supermarket and other shops in near distance; kindly people on the reception desk, in the restaurant (breakfast); quietly and pieceful place;clean and comfortable rooms; fast internet.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 6, 2014 by Oliver, Hotel Management
Dear Guest , thank you very much for your very positive evaluation and recommendation. We hope to welcome you soon again to our hotel. Best regards from Berlin Oliver Heldt Hotel Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

reasonable

Posted May 18, 2014 on Hotels.com
Nice location at a conference center, next to Ethnological Museum of Berlin, convenient transportation. Very good breakfast. Helpful reception.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 26, 2014 by Oliver, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, thank you for your very positive evaluation and your description of our surroundings. It is nice to learn that you had a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed especially our breakfast and the friendliness of our team. We hope to welcome you soon again to our hotel. Best regards from Berlin Oliver Heldt Hotel Manager
3 out of 5
Recommended
by James from UK

Generally great but problems with my medicine

Posted Nov 5, 2013 on Hotels.com
Generally this was a great hotel. However, it was spoiled just as I was leaving. I had asked (in advance) that some medicine was stored by the staff in their refrigerator. However, upon leaving it turned out that my medicine had been stored in the freezer accident! this caused considerable inconvenience and costs during my subsequent travels. Please be aware that if travelling with medicine, check beforehand if the hotel insurance covers the costs of replacing medicines that are being stored for guests.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by June from UK

very modern hotel

Posted Sep 7, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel condition was very nice and clean.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Heather G. from Atlanta, GA

Would Stay Here Again

Posted Sep 1, 2013 on Hotels.com
Service & breakfast were very good. The room was clean & spacious & the air conditioning worked very well. Convenient location w/ many local restaurants & U-Bahn within walking distance. Parking is a little expensive, but it's secure & covered. If there were any negatives it would have to be the shower soap they provided was poor, so I walked to the store & bought my own. We'd stay there again w/o question.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

OK stay, very clean

Posted Aug 28, 2013 on Hotels.com
We had to stay a night for a business trip. Room was clean good condition. Got the non-allergic pillows as requested (thank you!) and a non-smoking room. The hotel has a peculiar design, open metal staircases, glass, very modern - feels a little bit like a flight hangar. However, everything was very clean and in great working condition, staff was friendly, bar/lounge was nice, breakfast had a good variety. We didn't sleep too well, though, because we couldn't block the lights that were on all night outside our window, and the toilets flushed extremely loud - we even woke up from next door's flushing.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 2, 2013 by Oliver, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, thank you for staying with us and your evaluation of the hotel and our services. Please accept our apologizes for the flushing, that was not properly working during your stay. Best regards from Berlin Oliver Heldt General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by HK from Berlin

Good location for academic purposes

Posted Jul 6, 2013
Pros: Proximity to the free university of Berlin. Its food is fantastic.
Cons: Pillows. And maybe future expanding plans to consider an indoor pool
Location: Was there for meetings
Brief but satisfying. The room is good and clean, restaurant service and quality of food are excellent.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 1, 2014
Dear Guest, thank you for staying at our hotel, for your kind evaluation and your positive comments. We hope to welcome you soon back to our hotel. Best regards from Berlin Oliver Heldt General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by C H Williams

Sociolinguistic Symposium 19 Free University

Posted Aug 30, 2012 on Hotels.com
The hotel, its staff and location were all excellent as I was attending an academic conference in the Free University of Berlin and being able to walk the ten minutes after breakfast to the conference venue was a real plus. I would certainly recommend this hotel and would choose to stay there as a definite preference in the future.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Peter

Ideal conference or meeting venue

Posted Jun 19, 2012 on Hotels.com
Hi quality venue and very professional staff - great breakfast - convenient to station and bus transport.