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“Amazing value, modern rooms, great hotel!” 4 of 5 stars
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Novum Business Hotel City B Berlin Centrum
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Potsdamer Strasse 129 | Ecke Bulowstrasse, 10783 Berlin, Germany (Formerly CitySuites Berlin Potsdamer Strasse) (Schoneberg)   |  
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Ranked #294 of 665 Hotels in Berlin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Amazing value, modern rooms, great hotel!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

We were a group of 4 individuals looking to do Berlin on the cheap. We found this hotel online and wondered what would be the flaw as it was so cheap (£54 a night for all of us - less than £15 a night each!), but there really wasn't one. We stayed on the top floor near the sauna, and had a huge, modern room with really high ceilings, a balcony and a little kitchenette, all of which astounded us considering the price. There was one double bed and two day beds, all of which were comfortable. It was really clean and the shower was amazing. Although the local area isn't the busiest in Berlin and we had to walk for a fair while to find a restaurant, there are convenience stores and the U-Bahn station Bülowstraße was literally right next to the hotel - which meant that we had easy access to all the main sites of Berlin (around 10 minutes each way). Reception have maps and loads of discount cards for attractions around Berlin, which we used a lot. The only negative we could say was that the hob in the kitchenette didn't work, and there was no cutlery or kitchen equipment (apart from a hob-operated kettle), but this was solved by buying mugs and plastic cutlery from the aforementioned shop. Overall I'd really strongly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in Berlin!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

The hotel is literally opposite the Bulowstrasse S station. Staff were very helpful with directions etc. Could leave case behind reception desk on last day ( no fee). Room was clean and comfortable. Would point out that the shower is about 18 inches off the floor with no hand rail to help access. There is no air con, so if you have to open the windows there is a lot of trafic noise, however once the windows are closed, there is no problem. Easy to find way around, public transport very good, especially as hotel next to S line and only a 5 minute walk to a U station.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Levanger, Norway
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Ok hotel. Nice spacy rooms, quiet and afforable. Offers breakfast, but we didn't have any. No reception at night. A bit off the beaten track, but u-bahn right outside the door.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

The hotel locate 10 min walk from the city center. there is a lot of free parking just across the street. the breakfast was great!
When I registered I look for hotel with free wireless. 3 days they had a problem with the internet but they let me to choose if I want to move other hotel with internet free of charge.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Москва, Россия
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Close to the red line subway, modern rooms, all nonsmoking, reception does not work at night, good internet and breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Greece
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

AVOID this hotel, especially if you dont smoke or are a woman traveling on your own. Got a room that stunk of smoke and then got stuck outside the hotel at 1am with -8 degrees cause the front door hadn't been fixed and you couldnt open it! No reception there and the "Emergency" phone number didnt work either!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The place is very central and opposite the U Bahn that is very practical. Also very cheep for the size of the room and the quality of the hotel. Reception staff was ok too. Generally seems like a great option if you wanna visit Berlin and good value for money.
BUT! The room stunk of smoke, it was awful. I hadn't asked for a smoking room and I got one that smelled really bad, I aired it and it still smelled. If you dont like this kind of surprises AVOID it!
Worse thing was that the reception closes after 11pm. I was there for an event (work) and got back at 1am, the door outside wouldn't open. The electronic card worked perfectly but I stayed there for more than 10 minutes trying to open it, pulling hard etc but nothing happened. Now, I'm a girl, trying to get in a hotel at 1am in the night, with -8 degrees C, comletely freezing and trying to find a way to get inside. The doesn't have a lot of lights and because it's next to the U Bahn station it's kind of dodgy. There were some drunken and other weird people from really cheep bars across the street waking by that were worrying me too.
They had a papaer on the door saying if you have a problem to call 2 numbers, one was for Emergency. I dialed it and it takes you through the reservations line, I was on it for more than 5 minutes and no one picked up.. what kind of emergency line is this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lastly they had an other hotel that was one block away that you could walk to and ask for help, seems like it's affiliated to them. You had to walk past the dodgy bars to get there. The guy from the reception said the door is "heavy" and needs a strong pull and after I told him I was pulling for 10 minutes he mentioned that they're telling the hotel management to fix the door every day but they're not doing anything. I dont get it, we pay for our rooms and they cant take that money and FIX THE DOOR SO WE CAN GET TO OUR ROOMS???!!!! The guy was really tall and strong and even HE had trouble opening the door.

I find it UNEXEPTABLE that a hotel doesn't fix the front door in such an area, and puts it's clients to risk . I would NOT RECOMMEND you go anywhere near this hotel, unless you reeeeallly dont care what will happen to you. There are other really cheep hotels near by that are better and cheep too, I just didn't know about them unfortunatelly.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Erfurt, Alemania
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Nice hotel near to Potsdamer Platz. Location is pretty good, just 10 minutes walking from PP; the rooms are comfortable, nice beds, big space and quiet floors. The attention is pretty good as well and the relation price-service is more than satisfactory.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Potsdamer Strasse 129 | Ecke Bulowstrasse, 10783 Berlin, Germany (Formerly CitySuites Berlin Potsdamer Strasse)
Location: Germany > Berlin > Schoneberg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #294 of 665 Hotels in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Novum Business Hotel City B Berlin Centrum 3*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The novelty centrally and conveniently located business hotel CityB close to the Kurfürstendamm and offers 112 spacious rooms and suites spread over 5 floors and is characterized by the harmonious co-ordinated furnishings in soft browns with colored accents. Sights such as Potsdamer Platz, Sony Center, the Kurfürstendamm, Brandenburg Gate or the Alexanderplatz can be reached in just a few minutes. You can drive to the ICC Exhibition Centre conveniently located within 20-30 minutes by public transport. ... more   less 
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