comfortable & clean, great location & facilities
Posted Oct 21, 2016
Travelled 17-20 October with my daughter and baby grandson. We usually stay at Pullman Schweizerhof or Swissotel when visiting Berlin, but Steigenberger is now our preference in terms of what you get for your money. It's a handy location, 2 minutes walk from KaDeWe, 5 minutes from Zoo buses and stations, and a couple of minutes from several UBahn stations (Kurfurstendamm is closest). Parking is easy with spaces and an underground car park in front in Los Angeles Platz, beneath a small and basic area of public garden with benches.
We requested single beds, a cot for the baby, a quiet room and a bath (not just shower) and our room (612) delivered all of that and was spacious, well arranged and clean. Wifi was free with the codes provided on check-in. The free travel card (which lasts for the whole duration of the stay) was a valuable bonus. 2 complimentary bottles of water were provided each day. Didn't try the fitness room, but the pool (although not the biggest) and its surrounding area were fine for mum and baby. Staff were friendly, professional and helpful.
Didn't eat at Steigenberger so I can't comment on the food, but peering in from outside it appeared to lack atmosphere and customers. With breakfast at 25 euros, we found very decent breakfast nearby at Cafe Clave and La Piadina Bistro (round the corner in Augsburgerstrasse) instead.
The only negative was that the only english speaking TV channels were BBC World News and CNN. Despite that, we'll definitely stay again