The hotel experience was something I enjoyed. I loved the decor and the layout of the hotel. The staffs were helpful and friendly and the ones we encountered spoke very good English. There is a great bar area with very retro seats where you can sit back and relax. Bear in mind this is a music hotel and on the Friday night someone got hold of the DJ console and played electronic/dance music all evening. It is not my type of music but lively none the less. It is possible to borrow an electric guitar, take it to your room and simply strum away.
Our room, which was a good size, overlooked the river. There are two single beds, which I found comfortable. There is a TV in the room, but unless you look for it, you might not see it, as it is located behind a mirror. If you are not a TV addict, you will not know it is there. The shower is a walk in with plenty of room if you want to save water.
We ate in the hotel that evening. For starters I ordered scallops, my partner ordered goats cheese marshmallows. For mains, I had beef and my partner chicken. The meals were excellent. However, the portions while they will satisfy your hunger are small. I had two glasses of French wine. My partner stuck to tap water. The bill came to 95 Euros. We did eat in the hotel on Saturday using the fast menu before we went to the O2 centre; we both had burgers, chips and salad for less than 25 Euros.
There is a bar on the ground floor. Surprisingly it took some time to be served even when there were a few guests. It is worth mentioning that when the bar gets busy you will need to be patient if you are thirsty. Saturday night after the concert was extremely busy leaving the three staff struggling to serve the guests. I would suggest the hotel lacked plans to make sure there was adequate staff to help during busy times.
The Breakfast option, if selected is a buffet. The seating is arranged to maximise space, which in retrospect is what it lacks. That was apparent on the Saturday morning when we arrived late for breakfast, as did many other guests. The many late arrivals like us were wandering around trying to find a table. Spotting two vacant tables, I asked the diners if the vacant table was free. On both occasions, I received the same reply, they were expecting friends. I will point out that their friends’ were either invisible or decided to skip breakfast. Maybe the diner’s in question preferred the space.
The hotel is located around ten minutes from the local train station, Warschauer Street, which can take you into central Berlin. It is also within walking distance of the O2; we had tickets for a concert hence why we stayed at the hotel. Also, there are remnants of the Berlin Wall along that route with some very colourful graffiti. Altogether we enjoyed the stay at the hotel and I would certainly recommend booking a few nights to enjoy the experience.
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