We loved our stay at Grand City Hotel. Were not quite sure of the area when we first arrived but once we walked through the entrance and saw the red carpet and the restaurant we were very happy with our hotel pick.
The location of this hotel is terrible. It's pretty far from the metro and it's far from any of the sights. The hotel is clean and was reasonably priced but it's not worth it to stay so far away from everything. I would not stay here again unless I had a car or did not need to be near the sights. The breakfast at the hotel restaurant was very expensive and there were no good bakeries or restaurants nearby to grab something to eat, so we waited and rode the metro to Checkpoint Charlie and got something there.
This hotel is in the heart of the city - just a 5 minute walk from Friedrickstrasse and 10 minutes at most from Unter den Linden. The hotel is very easy to get to from the airport (Tegel) taking the 128 bus and then the U6 to the Naturkundemuseum (staff sell tickets at the airport bus stops so you don't even have to figure out the ticket machines!). This takes less that 30 minutes and really isn't worth taking a taxi for given that the ticket for 2 Euros 80 covers both bus and train. The hotel is about 3 minutes on foot from the U Bahn. We were greeted warmly and taken straight to our room which is very spacious, comfortable and well decorated. The bathroom is exceptionally modern and recently refurbished - and once again spacious. The room is quiet. Breakfast is served until 11am at weekends and provides a wealth of choice from the famous smoked salmon and blinis to hams and cheeses, sweet patries and hot selection. The buffet is kept well stocked throughout the morning service and cannot be faulted. Staff are very friendly and helpful. There are plenty of restaurants and snack bars in the vicinity and the neighbourhood is safe and pleasant for an evening stroll. This hotel is a gem and should not be missed. I will be booking again for our next trip.
My wife and I only stayed here for 2 night but it was a nice, clean and comfortable with a subway right outside. The breakfast wasn't amazing, that's the only thing I could complain about if I was being picky!
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Friendly staff, easy check in. Room is spacious, clean and had thoughtful touch such as bottles of water, glasses and small chocolate eggs and sweets in a bowl. Room was at the back and was quiet. Reasonably priced for where you are. Reception is on the ground floor and hotel on rooms on the second. It is part of a quiet apartment block and you ar4 given keys so you are free to come and go as you wish. Very short walk to the nearest U and S bahn stop. You can walk to a lot of points of interest from the hotel too and there are plenty of bars and restaurants (reasonably priced) nearby too. Breakfast was a good choice of rolls, cheese, meats, yogurts, cereal, juices, teas and coffee as well as boiled eggs etc. Not included in price but worth while for 6 euros a person. A pleasant stay and I would go to Hotel Novalis again.
Polly from London
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