Decent value hotel with easy access to Berlin
Posted Nov 24, 2015 on Hotels
You'll need an S-Bahn/U-Bahn map (or an offline app!)to get here from Schönefeld airport, but it's then very easy to access Berlin's wonderful cultural & sight-seeing areas, as only a 2-minute walk to the nearest U-Bahn stop (Guntzelstr.), and within a 5-minute walk of another on a different line (Viktoria-Luise Platz.
The hotel is run by really nice ladies - Receptionists, waitresses and cleaners all very welcoming to me - but is just a little bit 'tired'. This, to be fair, is reflected in the price, which at €116 for three nights B&B seemed decent value for me. Breakfast was filling rather than exciting, but the bread was fresh and tasty. Rooms were clean and a nice size, but the décor and structure of the building, although tidy and spotless, could perhaps do with a bit of an overhaul. Overall a 'value' hotel for the money in an accessible place for cultural & sightseeing.
Berlin itself is fantastic! I'd strongly advise the 'Insider Tour' walking tours. Their main meeting point is 5 minutes North on the U-Bahn from Gutzelstr., at Zoo Gardens, and the two guides I had were really knowledgable. Berlin is easy to get around (apart from where the authorities are revamping the network). For a Brit and an exchange rate of £1:€1.40+, food and drink can be found relatively cheaply - The very best meal I had was a delicious Vietnamese a minutes walk from the hotel on the way to Guntzelstr. U-Bahn ... Tastes to die for, and 2 courses and a large beer were less than €11 !