I am considering booking a room for several days this summer in the Novotel Mitte as the room rates are unbeatable there. However an attractive alternative is the Jolly on Friedrichstrasse as it appears to be much better located for restaurants & nightlife. However it is at least double the price of the Novotel, which appears to be in a much quieter area. If taxis were easy to get then the location would be perhaps less relevant. Can anyone comment on the following?
1. Are taxis easy to hail in the busier areas, particularly say up to midnight?
2. Are there particular days of the week when availability is more limited?
3. Does anyone know if there are any taxis stationed outside the Novotel?
4. Is the Novotel Mitte in a safe area?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.