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California am Kurfurstendamm
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kurfuerstendamm 35, 10719 Berlin, Germany (Formerly Hotel California) (Charlottenburg)   |  
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Ranked #194 of 665 Hotels in Berlin
Lohja
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Visiting Berlin Christmas markets”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

During our trip in Berlin we stayed in Hotel California. Its location is excellent "Am Kurfurstendamm". From there it is easy to start visiting Berlin, nice restaurants i neighbourhood, Sauvignyplatz is also in the neighbourhood, 5 minutes walk and lots of restaurants. The rooms in Hotel California were tidy, they could have been bigger, warm etc. The persons in the bar did not know how to make a hot grogg, hot water, brown rhum and honey. Good dringk after strolling in the cold.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Hotel California such a lovely place! Stayed in room 417
Room: cost and well insulated didn't hear any outside noise!
Good power shower (a must for me)
Comfy bed
Clean
Suggestions:
Sort out the wifi range very slow
Add a kettle to make tea/coffee

Food: great breakfast selection and plenty of room.great service

Hotel staff: brilliant,friendly and all of them are an Asset to this hotel, even printed off travel options for us..nothing was too much!

Location: couldn't get better, awesome local pub directly opposite the hotel called kings..try it!

Overall : would definitely stAy with them again on my next visit!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The hotel was clean and nice and as expected for price. Location was great, close to shopping, zoo, public transport ect. The major downfall of the hotel was the service from staff, from the moment of check in. A smile goes a long way. Staff did not make you feel welcome and seemed very uninterested in doing their job.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Munich
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Did not expect a 5* hotel, may be not even a 4* at my moderate prebooked and prepaid rate. But considering the price, this was excellent!! Unbeatable location! Fast and friendly check-in and check-out. Elevator was a bit slow. Very reasonable prices for the minibar: 2 EUR for water or CocaCola, 3 EUR for beer, 5 EUR for wine! All my requests regarding the room were respected. My room was quiet and clean. Very good breakfast was included. Really nothing that I missed in my short 1-overnight stay. This hotel is on my list for future stays in Berlin (and I know many, *** - *****).

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Varberg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I stayed for two night in room #654 (standard dbl room). Clean room and bathroom, a nice small balcony with a view over Ku'Damm. Comfy beds with pillow menu! Minibar with good prices for being at a hotel. Big breakfast buffet with both hot and cold dishes as well as salads, more different items than we usually get. Free wifi, but didn't work very good. U got outlogged all the time and once it worked it was slow. The staff were nice and friendly. Good location, just outside a subway station and you can easily go to Zoologicher Garten (big station) by foot within 10 mins. Nice bar inside hotel with great wines and not over priced :) I am def gonna stay at Hotel California again once I get to Berlin if I find it for such a good price as I did this time (120 Eur for 2 nights - 1 person in a standard dbl room).

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I see previous reviewers have listed this hotel's only attribute..it's location, close to a U-bahn at the end of the u1 line. Any day other than Sunday the shops would be really handy, but Sunday they are closed, apart from Starbucks a couple of blocks way. Staff in the hotel friendly and helpful, breakfast buffet was OK, rooms comfortable with individual quilts. The height of the shower head becomes an issue if you are vertically challenged, as the water is colder by the time it reaches you, but that's what happens if you are short.
Also found somebody who must be the only person to use those wretched sewing kits that are left in hotel rooms, as they left the needle and thread on the floor, which the cleaners missed.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We booked a two-man's room in this hotel from 21 to 23 of January. The location of the hotel is very central - lots of shops near by, and you have access to buses, trains, cabs. And I think the facade of the hotel would be appreciated more on summer days, because they have Al-fresco right there. The buffet complimentary breakfast is great. You have lots of choices and the dining-area is huge enough to accommodate the guests without a fuss. But the room that we had was not as huge as it was in the picture. Also, you can hear from inside your room if there are people walking near by. The bath-tub wasn't big enough as well. Though they were generous with the complimentary toiletries. With regards to room-cleaning.... I think they should work more on that. Our room was not cleaned at all, they just replaced the towels. This hotel can be rated as a 3-star hotel. PS: Oh, and the phone was not working.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kurfuerstendamm 35, 10719 Berlin, Germany (Formerly Hotel California)
Location: Germany > Berlin > Charlottenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#42 Spa Hotel in Berlin
#63 Best Value Hotel in Berlin
#114 Luxury Hotel in Berlin
#123 Family Hotel in Berlin
#159 Business Hotel in Berlin
#165 Romantic Hotel in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — California am Kurfurstendamm 4*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Classic ambiance meets big city modernity. In excellent location at the Kurfuerstendamm, the world famous boulevard, our hotel is situated in a building combining history and design. 160 Rooms and suites equipped with modern interior combined with perfect service offer highest comfort. The modern spa sees to relaxation from urban life in Berlin city center west. A bar with a boulevard cafe and a backyard in the quiet courtyard invites to rest. Hotel California combines tasteful elegance with historic charm - such a lovely place to stay. ... more   less 
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