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“Pretty icky” 3 of 5 stars
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Augusta Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Fasanenstrasse 22, 10719 Berlin, Germany (Charlottenburg)   |  
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Ranked #204 of 665 Hotels in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 hotel reviews
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“Pretty icky”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I liked a few things about this hotel: its location in the shopping district; the quiet in the room; the fact that they offered free wifi; the included breakfast with a range of hot and cold foods.

But there were also things I rather disliked. I'd booked the hotel for my husband's birthday weekend -- based on other reviews and pictures, it seemed like a nice place to stay. I did book a "standard" room, not a "superior" one; perhaps that was a mistake.

Here's our experience with the standard room. To reach it from the hotel lobby, we climbed a set of stairs, took an elevator, walked across an outdoor courtyard, took a second elevator, and went down a second set of stairs. It was a bit of a routine, and one that was a pain at breakfast, for example, because the elevator only holds about 4-6 people and more were trying to use it then, resulting in the need to wait.

The bathroom was the worst part of the room. It had no less than three signs -- ugly, laminated, bold capital-lettered, pink-highlighted signs -- taped to the bathroom walls, advising guests not to throw sanitary products down the toilet and threatening that you would pay for damages in the case of flooding. It was also the kind of place where the ceiling above the shower has gotten mildewed or mouldy and they've just painted over it. Between the signs, the icky ceiling, a slightly bad smell, the lack of a towel rack or any other place to hang your towel, and the ominous noises emitted by the plumbing system whenever the sink or toilet or shower was used, I think it's fair to call the bathroom quite unpleasant.

The sleeping part of the room was slightly better, but in some respects (unreplaced burnt-out lightbulbs, a strange hook and hole in the ceiling) shabby. The beds (two singles pushed together) were okay -- they didn't cause us to lose sleep, but I also wouldn't call them comfortable.

Ultimately, we were out enjoying Berlin during the weekend; we didn't spend a lot of time in the room. But whenever we were there I couldn't escape the icky feeling. I think a hotel room, at the very least, should not gross you out, and unfortunately this one did.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

My wife and three other family members spend 4 nights at this hotel. They loved the place. They stayed on the 4th our and had a lively view to the pathio and to the street beyond. Breakfast was good and plentyfull and was really good. Staff was helpful and supportive. Only down side was no air condition open window in August proved to be satisfactory.
Recommend this hotel with all my heart

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

My wife and I stayed here while I was in Berlin for business. Although our room was difficult to get to (stairs, elevator, more stairs), it was worth it. The room was nicely furnished, clean and quiet. The hotel staff were always very helpful and kind. The breakfast was just what we needed to start our busy days.

The location couldn't have been better. There are many restaurants and shops in the area serving all budgets. There are a couple of U-Bahn stations very close.

Although I would never recommend this hotel for my elderly parents, I would for anyone that can handle stairs. We will always stay at the Augusta Hotel when in Berlin.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

very beautiful hotel with perfect breakfeast and big rooms. next to a train station . The view from our room was a beautiful european view. The rooms are very big with nice beds and all you need in a fair price

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Stayed here with two friends in February this year. The room was really lovely, high ceilings, with a double bed. It extended to another small section with a single bed so that we were all able to stay together. The location is brilliant - you are very close to both the S&U-bahn and it is really easy to get to all the touristy (and not so touristy) bits of Berlin. Breakfast was absolutely great and worth the few additional Euros.There is a lot of variety and it filled us up till well past lunch time (and this is saying something as we eat a lot!). The wifi worked only intermittently and the only reason this does not get 5/5 overall is because the reception staff were really quite unhelpful. They did, however, seem a bit stressed with the sudden influx of visitors. We were allowed to keep our luggage at the hotel from quite early in the morning even though check in was not until much later. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here in November 2012 on a 5 day stay in berlin. Beautiful hotel in an excellent location. Breakfast was great, very filling and great variety. Rooms were large and beds comfortable. Highly recommended and would definitely stay here again.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Stayed in this hotel on an anniversary celebration, and had an absolutely great time!
We spoiled ourselves with a Wellness Suite, and it was a very good decision.
The suite is huge, on the building top floor and very nicely decorated. Large bathroom with spacious jacuzzi bath. Very clean and well maintained. There even is an en-suite sauna, but we did not use it.
We were a bit concerned that the big space might be cold (February), but heating was efficient, as well as the ventilation.
Though the hotel entrance is from a side street, the suite windows face the main street (Kurfurstendamm) with a nice view, no problems with noise. Lots of shops and restaurants in a walking distance.
Several buses and a metro line stop are right at the main street, and a big transportation hub (Zoologischer Garten) is 10 min (2 busstops) away. Very convenient.
Good breakfast: a coffee machine, cheese, sausages, fruit.
Very polite staff.
Some downsides: though there seemed to be WiFi Internet signal, it did not really work. And there is one staircase to go up from the elevator to reach the top floor.
Still a 5 marks grade!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Address: Fasanenstrasse 22, 10719 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin > Charlottenburg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #204 of 665 Hotels in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Augusta Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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