My sister and I stayed at this warm hotel last december just before xmas.
It was a good 4 night trip, but overall, not as memorable as I'd hoped it would be.
like others, I did my research in TA and read tons of comments before choosing this one.
upon arrival at Tegel airport, we took the taxi ( about 25 euros)
instead of taking the metro because of our luggage.
We arrived at the hotel just in time for an early check in,
around 11-ish in the morning, the rooms were given to us in a jiffy.
it was comfy and immaculately clean, something i look forward to.
It has a kitchenette where i guess, you can do your own cooking, and another faucet so you don't have to go all the way to the bathroom.
ample sockets for charging your batteries, etc.
cool toiletries and goodies ( teas/ coffees).
and a super rocking chair on the side of the bed.
It has a huge shower as well, but no bath tub.
the lobby was inviting though we didn't try the bar or the breakfast,
the nearest metro would be the Hausvogteiplatz
but the walk to that station will take you 5- 10 minutes.
if you want a taxi, you can request one at the concierge.
the bus is near museuminsel or near unter den linden.
very safe and fairly quiet.
if you're facing the church, you'd almost see the MuseumInsel and Berlinerdom.
if you're stuck in the rear, you'd have the back view of the Auswartiges amt, ( a gov't office) and some posh and high-end houses.
the hotel is situated somewhere in the middle,
but is also not far from any tourist sights.
the staffs are courteous but that's it.
I guess, it depends with who they're dealing with.
The internet was okay, you have to log in and log out your b-day and room number every time, a bit annoying. but the best part was that at least,
it's wi-fi Free.
the Big Disappointment was that they didn't place us in
a higher floor facing the front view.
which I had specifically requested 2 months before that.
but instead, they put us with the rest of the
new york / london seminar group which was located on the 1st floor, without having to slide our card key inside the elevator for verification.
but had to walk all the way to the far end of the hallway every time
we go in and out of the hotel, which was very tiring.
we didn't ask to switch room because it felt cozy anyway.
the bell boy was surprised why we're situated on the 1st floor when most of their clients were either on the 3rd or 4th.
that being said,
I felt a bit of discrimination.
this isn't an expensive hotel but it doesn't come cheap either
so I was expecting a bit of service and a smile.
upon check out ,
the morning receptionist, who was a guy,
called a taxi for us, carried our luggage and even asked how was your stay? he was the friendliest among all the staffs we've met..
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