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California am Kurfurstendamm

4.0 of 5 Kurfuerstendamm 35, 10719 Berlin, Germany (Formerly Hotel California)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Center of town ,easy acess to metro .( tip get a metro card at the airport for all of your stay !) Good sauna. Wifi not good in the room. only german tv ! Breakfast buffet ok not fantastic. Room clean, bathroom bit shabby, but clean. Staff , very helpfull.

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Sehr geehrte Sallie, vielen Dank für die Berücksichtigung unseres Hauses bei Ihrer letzten Buchung. Wir stehen Vorschlägen zur Verbesserung unseres... More 

Kent
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived early at around 11am and our room was ready. We had booked directly with the hotel a superior double for 3 nights including breakfast, this incuded free Wi-Fi, a welcome drink and full use of the sauna/steam room area. Our room was on the 4th floor overlooking Kurfurstendamm. Lovely big room, small flat screen TV, good bed and... More 

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california_kudamm, Leiter Front Office at California am Kurfurstendamm, responded to this review
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Sehr geehrter Herr Tonbridge, wir bedanken uns herzlich das Sie sich die Zeit genommen haben unser Hotel zu bewerten und... More 

Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel California is quiet, small hotel at the centre of the city. High ceiling rooms are cosy and clean. Staff is very friendly. At the breakfast variety of food is great, look from the restaurant to Kurfurstendamm just amazing. The only fuzz is how to choose the right lift to get to the restaurant. I was here already twice and... More 

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Sehr geehrter Herr SamSai, wir freuen uns sehr, dass Sie sich die zeit genommen haben unser Hotel zu bewerten. Es... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights whilst visiting the Christmas markets and had a wonderful time. The location is superb with the S bahn and U bahn within easy walking distance. The hotel is right on the Kurfurstendamm with high class shops and a range of excellent restaurants nearby. The staff at the hotel were brilliant, very... More 

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Sehr geehrter Miles, vielen Dank für Ihr positives Feedback und die Berücksichtigung unseres Hauses bei Ihrem letzten Besuch in Berlin.... More 

Richmond Hill, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old building in a great shopping district. There was also a wide variety of restaurants within walking distance and the subway is very close by to get to all the sites. The hotel does not have its own parking and we had a car so had to park in a lot around the corner. The breakfast was included and... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

High ceilings and timeless classic style in our room and the lobby. This hotel is not bad! Unfortunately it was easy to get the impression that the staff hid inexperience behind their nice smiles. Three examples of this: - Upon check-in the receptionist had real trouble finding the reservation because of some sort of confusion of surname and first name.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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98 reviews 98 reviews
76 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I don't really know how to rate this hotel. Stayed with a group of 54 and the location is very good with the U1 Subway and the S-Bahn within easy reach. Very nice and helpful staff and good breakfast, but rooms are slightly dated and cleaning is not up to normal German standards. Found a sweater on the top shelf... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The rooms were well maintained and the balcony room we had was pleasant. High ceilings made the from feel airy. The service is competent but curt. We received complementary bottles of wine which were impossible to open and the "California" brand white was awful. The red was plonk!. Breakfast included was excellent and was cafeteria style in a "cafeteria" style... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Located on the Kurfurstendamm Strasse, you are in the middle of Berlin's answer to Rodeo Drive and 5th Avenue combined. The hotel has an outdoor enclosed patio and full service bar/restaurant street side. This hotel survived the allied bombings and was converted from an apartment complex to a great hotel. Free Wi-Fi in the rooms (contrary to what it's web... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The outside of the hotel is appealing and the location is ok because of the proximity to shopping and restaurants; but there are many shopping areas in Berlin and that is about the nicest thing I can say about this hotel and our experience. My fiancé and I were late getting into Berlin because of a train delay and we... More 

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Additional Information about California am Kurfurstendamm

Address: Kurfuerstendamm 35, 10719 Berlin, Germany (Formerly Hotel California)
Location: Germany > Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — California am Kurfurstendamm 4*
Number of rooms: 160
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Also Known As:
California Am Kurfurstendamm Berlin
California Am Kurfurstendamm Hotel Berlin
Hotel Style:
#46 Spa Hotel in Berlin
#128 Luxury Hotel in Berlin

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