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Johann Hotel
Johanniterstrasse 8, 10961 Berlin, Germany (Kreuzberg)   |  
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“Perfect silence, but horrible pillow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

“Hotel Johann” might best be characterized as a budget design hotel (with more emphasis on “budget” than on “design”). As usual nowadays in a budget hotel, there was no wardrobe in my room, only two tiny shelves and a hanging rail. The hotel is located in an old building that seems to have been thoroughly renovated fairly recently. In particular the brightly lit bathroom was elegantly designed and furnished in a functional manner.

This did not apply to the room itself. Although very small, it was equipped with an extremely large bed. The distance between the bed and the wall was so small that I could hardly reach the garment rack, which was accessibly only in this way. Apart from the huge bed, furniture was basic. At least, there was a small desktop with a good reading light and a comfortable chair.

“Hotel Johann” is situated at equal distances from three different subway stations, each at a walking distance of about 10 minutes. Despite this suboptimal accessibility by public transport the best thing about this hotel is nonetheless its location. The neighborhood is a calm residential area and absolutely silent at night. There are no run-down buildings full of graffitis as one might expect at Kreuzberg. The many restaurants of the bustling Bergmannstrasse and its surroundings are only a 15 minutes walk away.

Though there was no disturbance by noise during the two nights I spent a “Hotel Johann”, my sleep quality was markedly reduced by the excessively soft pillow. While the mattress was alright I never before was confronted with a pillow as horrible as in this hotel. I improvised with a bath-towel as good as I could, but in spite of that I did not succeed to sleep comfortably.

The breakfast buffet provided a wide choice. Its only shortcoming was in my eyes the quality of the bread. One had to put up with either frozen bakery products or dried up slices of packaged bread. No fresh bread or rolls from a bakery were available.

For a budget hotel, the room rate was not a bargain, but not expensive either.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Lovely small hotel, modern elegant style, good location in green street, very helpful staff, extremely friendly, I had a foot injury and Andreas went out of his way to help me with hospital.
Clean ,spacious rooms, nice minimal modern decor. Good breakfast. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

i really loved the plac. the place gives you good value for your money. the staff is really friendly and i would recommend the place to fellow travellers. the rooms are really cozy and comfortable. i loved how the hotel is conveniently located in a quiet residential area. i did not stay as long as i would have loved to. the food is really delicious. i plan to stay here next month when i go back to Berlin

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Divonne-les-Bains, France
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Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I stayed here for 1 night on a quickly organized trip for work and it was near the meeting location and recommended by my colleague. My single room was very clean and bright but rather small if I had been wanting to work - as it was I arrived late and left after breakfast so quite adequate for the purpose. I think the double rooms must be larger. My room was at the back of the hotel and opened onto the garden - it was so quiet that I could open the windows at night which is rare as I am such a light sleeper.
The breakast was very good - there is also a nice terrace at the back for breakfast/ drinks etc.
I would stay here agin, but would ask for a bigger room I think - it is greta value and the staff were helpful and friendly both on the phone and in person.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quiet, better high up as well
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Although the Hotel Johann's location is rather remote from any of the usual Berlin sights, it is located in a pleasant residential area and is three blocks from a bus line that can take you to several major U-Bahn stations; there are also two U-Bahn stations within a ten-minute walk.

We had a large double room, which included a sofa and desk. The decor is spare but attractive, and the bathroom is spacious. The frosted glass door dividing the bathroom from the bedroom is not a problem for privacy.

The breakfast room is large and bright, and the breakfasts are outstanding. The buffet provides cold cuts, cereals, pastries, fresh cut fruits, tomato with mozarella, yogurt, and soft-boiled eggs, and probably the best coffee we had in Europe.

The staff are excellent, friendly and helpful. The hotel has the Berlin Welcome Card, and we would recommend that you get it if you are staying for three days or more, especially because it covers several museums and makes it easy to use the bus and U-Bahn and S-Bahn systems.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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35 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I really enjoyed the modern style of this hotel. It's location was excellent. While not in the center of it all, it was well positioned to take advantage of Kreutzberg, and was not far from the U-bahn station. The staff was friendly and helpful. I loved my small room, which had a contemporary style. Free WiFi is a plus. Overall, highly recommended unless you are expecting luxury.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Taganga, Colombia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Very nice and relaxing hotel in a quite area of the city. Our room where located towards a quite courtyard.

The hotel where really nice and clean. Good breakfast and nice personnel.

Only negative is that the door to the bathroom where in glass, so everything that happens in the bathroom will be heard in the other room.

But over all a wonderful hotel.

Berlin is a nice city, we had some good sightseeing, food and really good clubbing.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: Johanniterstrasse 8, 10961 Berlin, Germany
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Location: Germany > Berlin > Kreuzberg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#34 Business Hotel in Berlin
#38 Family Hotel in Berlin
#53 Best Value Hotel in Berlin
#99 Romantic Hotel in Berlin
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