I initially had difficulty with the BW website, but then called the property direclty and everything was quickly and easily resolved.
Unfortunately only smoking rooms were available.
An easy half hour ride from Tegel via the TXL bus. It was 2,60 euros, approximately every 15 minutes.
Check in / staff:
Easy and quick. The staff was polite, knowledgeable and very helpful with directions, restaurant suggestions, etc.
Small, functional, basic, but also clean and comfortable. The floor to ceiling windows are a nice touch, and some open.
Everything is done very simply here, but it works. A fresh coat of paint would be nice, but the back side of the hotel faces onto what looked like parkland and so it was very quiet, which was much appreciated amid the bustle of the city center!
The WWII-era bunker (now luxury condos) next door is an interesting tie to the Berlin of the past.
Many sights, as well as places to eat, drink and shop are located nearby. Many are within easy walking distance, as are theaters, clubs and a riverboat city tour. Multiple transport connections are about a block away.
Good to know:
The train connection at the major Friedrichstrasse station is currently under construction. So be aware of this and plan accordingly, as it can be a minor hassle depending on what direction you are coming from.
My room on the back side of the hotel, on the 5th floor, was very quiet.
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