The room overall is small but clean. There are separate beds for a double room. There is a shower, toilet and hair dryer in the room but they do not have soap or shampoo, so make sure you bring your own. The room has a TV with satellite channels, incl. British CNN and BBC.
Breakfast is not included but recommended – only 10 euros per person. It consists of eggs, breads, cured meats, cheeses, cereals and juices (apple, orange rotate but multi-vitamin juice always there – and recommended).
Parking is available if you have a car and is most likely across the hotel. As we did not rent a car, we cannot comment on charges for parking but their website states that parking is free.
Some restaurants are within walking distance, as is a Laundromat if needed (be sure to read about use of these machines prior to use as all instructions are in German).
There is heat but no AC, so you'll have to keep the window open in the summer. You may also want to bring ear plugs just in case to block out ambient street traffic and tram noises. There is no refrigerator in the room but an alarm clock is present.
The neighborhood is in the heart of old East Berlin so make sure that if you are going anywhere to add sufficient travel time to your destination. The hotel staff also sells passes for public transportation and these can be billed to your room, although the staff prefers that you pay cash.
Room rates are approx 60 USD as of early OCT 2005 (subject to exchange rates). Staff speaks English and is very helpful. Also, an internet cafe is located in the hotel but from 1200-2000 hours.
This was our first trip to Berlin and this hotel was a great place to stay. The breakfast carried us through the day and this hotel is one of the best kept secrets in Berlin. If you are only sleeping at your hotel and need a place to shower, sleep and start your day, this is the best value for the couple on vacation to Berlin.
Advice on how to use public transit to the hotel. Depending on which airport you use to arrive in Berlin, take the S-Bahn/U-Bahn system to Alexanderplatz. From there, take the M5 Tram towards Zingsterstrasse and exit at the Freinwalderstrasse stop. Cross the street and walk 300 meters to your right and the hotel will be on your left hand side. This will save you a hefty taxi fee.
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