Berlin is Nice and that is about it. For a major city it is very quiet and does not have the excitement or buzz that others have. I would recommend A walking tour and make sure you visit the Belin wall as is quite moving. A trip up the TV tower is worth ago as well as it gives you a great view over the city.
My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel over the festive period 2015 and loved it! Upon arrival there was a problem with our booking but the concierge made us feel at ease and arranged everything ASAP and showed us to our room. He also suggested some places for us to go on New Year's Eve and talked us through the journey to the city centre via U-Bahn. (Which is SO simple!) There's a thriving mainstreet just around the corner if you didn't want to go to Alexanderplatz every day AND about 20 minutes walk away there is a VEGAN donner kebab shop! The hotel itself looked great from the outside and was quite cosy in the rooms, although it did get a bit chilly at night. The beds were great and the covers and pillows (which are feathers, just so people are aware- I know some don't like feathers) were so soft and warm. There were also two lounge chairs by the window with foot rests that were where we spent most of our time relaxing and reading. Overall a great stay and I would recommend to a friend due to it’s convenient location and general cleanliness.
The hotel. situated in the former East Berlin, is about 30 min by taxi from Berlin Hauptbahnhof. Tram M5 which runs close to the hotel,will take you to Alexanderplatz, with connections to other parts of Berlin via S-Bahn, U-Bahn. or bus. The hotel is clean and the staff courteous and friendly. They will assist you with tourist inquiries and can provide tram tickets. We were on the top floor which meant an elevator ride to Floor 2 and stairs the rest of the way. The staircase was short and was no problem to us, even with luggage. Breakfasts are worth the price.
We were overall very satisfied with our stay in the hotel. We had not realised that it was not so central to Berlin and that does need some longer travel into and out of the city but that is interesting in itself.
It gave us a very comfortable base to visit the city.
I would highly recommend this hotel - directly opposite Lichtenberg U+S-Bahn station, an easy 8-stop hop into the centre. Also extremely convenient location to get to Schonefeld Airport. There is also 3 separate shops nearby for day-to-day items such as toothpaste, water, alcohol (although not necessarily a day-to-day product!) etc.
The rooms, although basic in terms of facilities (and the vague background smell of cigarette smoke) were extremely clean and the shower was top-notch.
The hotel breakfast was very good, with plenty on offer each day. Even better, if you purchase the bed and breakfast option, if you are unable to have breakfast for one day during your stay (as was our case when we had to catch a flight very early in the morning) they will prepare you a packed lunch for the trip (complete with boiled eggs!). All staff were extremely friendly and helpful
Overall, cannot really fault this hotel and would highly recommend!
Traveller from Bristol
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It's a 10 minute walk from a metro line that goes strait through town making it relatively to get to from the airport and to get to the things one would want to see. There is a hotel across from the metro but it costs more. Pension Marienburg a 15 minute walk from the East Berlin Zoo, which is the smaller one not the main zoo. It is directly across from a small place that serves breakfast foods and coffee. It is only a few metro stops out but is not downtown so you would need a reason to be in the area for it to make sense. The staff were very nice though the owner didn't speak english. There is a man at the front desk sometimes who speaks english. It was clean but the structure is old and there is noisy floorboards and other guests. The least desirable thing was there was a shared bathroom which was sometimes tough to get access to. It was kept very clean by the owners.
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Formerly a part of East Berlin, residential Lichtenberg boasts a few spots of interest. Admire garden views at the Mies van der Rohe-designed Landhaus Lemke, bordering the Obersee. History buffs can brush up on Cold War facts at the German-Russian Museum. For children, airy Tierpark, one of Europe's biggest zoos, houses more than 7,000 animals.
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