We arrived on a Sunday evening by car. As it turns out, I found parking on the street in front of the hotel. We were able to stay there by using one of the hotel's parking permints (€8/day), which was perfect. There were also a couple of parking garages in the neighborhood.
We were all tired from a long drive and Roman recommended a restaurant, just steps from the hotel door. It was lovely and the Greek/Mediterranean food was very good.
The hotel is in a wonderful neighborhood, on the first floor of a grand old apartment building (2nd floor for Americans). The flight of steps from the front door was a bit daunting with overstuffed bags, but we managed. The hotel is all on the same floor once you arrive. Our room was a bit of a hike from the front door, but was well worth it. Number 15 has a beautiful, covered balcony overlooking the gardens of the ground floor apartments of neighboring buildings. The bed was very comfortable, and as is the norm for German hotels (and homes) each person had their own duvet. We also had a sofa in our large room. We kept the heat off and the windows open and it was very quiet. The friends traveling with us, were in room number 8, which was smaller, and had the only other balcony.
The bathroom was very modern and the shower had lots of hot water, but as another poster pointed out, it is a slippery floor. I don't understand why German showers are almost always hand held, but they are. It isn't a problem until you want to rinse you hair not spray the entire bathroom, but perhaps it is just me with a lack of coordination.
Breakfast was typically German - cold cuts and cheese, fruit and fruit juices. The selection of teas was good and according to my husband, the coffee was also good. The Germans make the very best bread rolls (brötchen) and these were perfect.There were very good croissants a couple of days, too.
The hotel, in old West Berlin, is in a quiet, leafy neighborhood, quite close to the Tiergarten and Kurfürstendamm. There are 2 Ubahn connections close and a Sbahn also. There also are many good restaurants in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A serene and small hotel dedicated to the spirit of René Magritte and the poetic aesthetics of surrealism. Family-run, assessable and welcoming. Located in a side street of the well-known Kurfürstendamm, just a few steps away from the legendary Savignyplatz, in a quiet area with many small cafes, art galleries and family-run shops. Every room has its own bathroom, comfortable box-spring bed and a TV set. The rooms are designed differently, but equally well equipped. ... more less