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“Basic but good!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Grenzfall
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ackerstrasse 136, 13355 Berlin, Germany   |  
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Ranked #284 of 664 hotels in Berlin
Melbourne
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Basic but good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This hotel appeared to be miles from anywhere when we arrived at night but really it is close to everything. We had no trouble getting around. The room itself was very basic but had everything we needed, it was in a quiet location and so close to a part of "the wall" that we found ourselves going back and back to read more. The wall memorial itself is just on the corner. There are plenty of gorgeous breakfast spots only about 10 minutes walk away.

Room Tip: Our room was on the third floor facing the garden, it was quiet with a great view down into the gard...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

The hotel is really nice, well situated, clean, brand new, quiet, with a berlin wall memorial just round the corner and very kind employees.
I was thoroughly disappointed by the fact that the only reason I booked the hotel was that they stated they had tempur beds in all their rooms and what I found was the cheapest mattress I've ever seen and a terrible back pain the next morning.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

We're just back from a few days at the Grenzfall. It was our first time to stay here - and we were very impressed: large, clean, comfortable rooms; friendly, competent staff; and a wonderful garden at the back. [We'd recommend you ask for a garden-view room.] Very good location too: a few stops on the U-bahn into town; a short walk along Ackerstr. towards Hackescher Markt; and a few stops on the 10 tram to Prenzlauer Berg. Also try renting bikes from the hotel [only €10 for the day].

Breakfast is extra, which was the only downside: it might be worth skipping this and having breakfast elsewhere. Otherwise, however, full marks to the Grenzfall: we would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

The tourist info at the Berlin train station booked us here. Lovely large rooms with a clean modern design. Staff was very friendly and helpful and spoke English. Best feature was the stunning garden in the back of the hotel.....only downside was breakfast was extra.
The hotel is a "integrationshotel" which means they hire people with physical and mental disabilities. The hotel is also wheelchair accessible.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Celle, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

This is a new hotel, located immediately next to where the Berlin Wall used to run. Rooms are well furnished, with a simple elegance. Beds are comfortable. The rooms overlook either a large garden or a small street without through traffic, and are very quiet. Reception staff is friendly, competent and multi-lingual. The hotel restaurant, which fronts on the garden -- some tables are available outside -- has a good selection of well-prepared meals at modest prices; service was friendly and quick. The breakfast buffet was ample and tasty, if a bit pricey at 11 €. A kiosk with coffee and snacks is just outside the hotel. Connections: a stop on the Metro Tram line 10 is just around the corner, and it is 10 minutes' walk to the S-Bahn station Nordbahnhof (2 minutes by tram).
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Grenzfall

Address: Ackerstrasse 136, 13355 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #284 of 664 hotels in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Grenzfall 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opening August 2010. The unique story about Hotel Grenzfall is, that handicapped people and not handicapped people are working to make the stay as pleasant as possible for you. The 3.000qm big garden is a oasis in the city with the terrace, tea house, pavillions and hidden corners for relaxation with beautiful flowers. ... more   less 
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