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Hotel Am Grossen Waisenhaus

Certificate of Excellence
Lindenstrasse 28/29, 144767 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
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Ranked #2 of 40 Hotels in Potsdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel provides an opportunity to enjoy a different experience from the standard hotel chain. Located in an ex Army barracks (1839) the building has had many uses before becoming the Waisenhaus in 2011. And for those of you who enjoy atmosphere there's plenty here to keep you interested. The rooms are large, windows operable and there's plenty of room... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A really good hotel with superb staff in a very central location. The breakfasts were very good indeed, especially the Saturday morning one! Room and bathroom really lovely. We shall definitely return here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

At a great location, just 3 min to walk to the town center, still in a calm side road. Great break fast, large rooms, newly renovated. Friendly staff & owner, parking is around the corner, but only 1 min to walk I would pick this hotel again!

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Tokyo, Japan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
52 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This hotel is situated in an area with cobblestone roads not far from where the big Christmas market was being held. The staff spoke good English and were very friendly. They also did a good job explaining the somewhat tricky parking lot entrance method. Speaking of parking, as soon as I made my booking, which included the fact that I... More 

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wigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This hotel was in an old building but up to date in the bedrooms. Convenient for restuarants & public transport (15 min walk) in a quiet neighbourhood. Excellent breakfast really good choice of fresh breads & all other buffet items. Breakfast room quite small but adequate for number of guests. Efficient staff.

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athens
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We decided to stay in Potsdam and not in Berlin and we did not regret our decision at all!!! To commute by train to Berlin was only 25 mins and the bus to the station passed very near the hotel. I don't know why but choosing a hotel in Potsdam took us more time than usual and when we were... More 

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Usa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This hotel comes very close to deserving five stars. Our room was spacious, clean, and quiet. The bed was comfortable and the shower pressure was strong. The hotel is perfectly situated to take advantage of the long, pedestrian-only street, the key tourist attractions, and public transportation. The staff members were extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast was AMAZINGLY good and... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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151 reviews 151 reviews
31 hotel reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I agree with another reader that the room was too hot (but it was exceptionnally hot that day). Private parking lot a bit small but ok and cheap. Breakfast was what made me give 4 out of 5: never seen such a wide choice of (some expensive) products.

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Miami, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Enjoyed my stay at this hotel. It was very close to the shopping area and the historic sites. The breakfast offered great variety and was delicious. My large double room was very comfortable. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I would stay here again when I return to the area.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in June 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Staff friendly and helpful, quiet double room on second floor with great shower and fantastic buffet breakfast. The hotel and Potsdam were just perfect for visiting Berlin. It is only a 15 minute walk to the main train station and it takes just 25 minutes to the centre... More 

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