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“Unforgettable, authentic and delightful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kettler Pension

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Bleibtreustr. 19 | Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany   |  
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Ranked #549 of 663 Hotels in Berlin
New England
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Unforgettable, authentic and delightful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

If authentic local history and atmosphere in an ideal location close to subway and the Ku'dam is for you, surely Berlin cannot offer a finer" B & B" -- even at higher prices. Similar to what we Americans know as a Historic Register property, everything in this spotlessly clean place is just as it once was decades ago. Period furnishings and objects are everywhere, and its walls are covered in priceless mementos and artifacts celebrating the extraordinary career in theater and politics of its owner, Frau Josopovici. Breakfast is terrific, exactly to your taste and time and in the best Berlin, German tradition, painstakingly prepared and served by this amazing owner and hostess every day. If you and she have time, you can learn about unique episodes in Berlin's past from someone who lived through them and played a part. If not, it's still an exciting, convenient place to live for a while. Norma Swenson

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2010

Pension Kettler is on Bleibtreustrasse, just off the Ku'dam in Charlottenberg, and the hotel is only steps from the airport bus or U. Great location for all the sights of Berlin.

This is more than a pleasant little pension. Just walking through the foyer and hallway was a pleasure, because the halls and rooms are filled with prints, sculptures, photographs - and all with the flavor of Berlin.

We stayed in the Toulose-Lautrec room, which was large and comfortable. Breakfast was great - and served in our room.

On top of everything, we got the best restaurant recommendations of our trip from Frau Josopovici, the owner. We'll stay at the Kettler on our next visit - and not because of the price (which is a real bargain) but because the whole experience was such a treat.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2009

This place is a one-off! All the rooms are themed and the corridor walls are packed with works of art. The owner, Frau Josopovici is delightful - she is known in Berlin as the Fountain Fairy because of the work she has done helping to restore old public fountains.
The rooms are clean and comfortable though rather sombre. Most of the rooms have a shower but you have to go down the corridor to use the bathroom because of planning restrictions in this old listed building. Breakfasts are good, including freshly squeezed orange juice, and are brought to your room.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Penarth, Wales
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2006

It's just off Ku'dam, near the Uhlandstrasse U-bahn. Bus from Tegel drops you off at Bleibtreustrasse. It's run by very interesting Polish woman, ex-model , now dedicated to restoring Berlin's neglected fountains. Kettler is full of art works and antiques. Rooms are themed to commemorate artists and performers. I've stayed in the Callas Room - huge bed - and am re-booked in the Toulouse Lautrec Room. You're welcomed with a half bottle of wine - I had an excellent Chablis. No loos in the rooms, but each one has its own eccentric shower. Excellent breakfast. Very comfortable and unusual place to stay. Beats all the identikit, cloned modern hotels. I Love It!

  • Liked — Uniqueness
  • Disliked — No en-suite toilet
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't be confused when you arrive. You think you're in an apartment house. Kettler is on the 1st Floor.
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Bleibtreustr. 19 | Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #549 of 663 Hotels in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 49
Also Known As:
Kettler Pension Hotel Berlin

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