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Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Krausenstrasse 35-36, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)   |  
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“Excellent, with a few small setbacks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I spent about one week in Berlin with my wife, on a mix of business and leisure. Our stay at the Adina was overall an excellent experience, with spacious rooms, very helpful staff, and a lively and cozy atmosphere (e.g. fireplace in the lobby). All major attractions are a comfortable walk away, and the hotel's location, although so central, is still very quiet. A supermarket and other stores are literally just around the corner.

This said, we were a little disappointed that our parking space in the hotel's underground garage, booked in advance, was not available during the first two days of our stay. Apparently cars which are not entitled to enter make their way in, and since the garage is very small, it is almost impossible to "escape" once you are inside. Adina staff, do something about this!! We switched to street parking with a pass provided by the hotel, and were pleased to find that it was not difficult to find a space in the streets surrounding the hotel. Overall, a small nuisance which did not change our overall very positive impression.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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DirkLoeb, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear krugerfriend,

Thank you very much for your lovely comments on your recent stay at Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie.

The Team here is glad that you enjoyed all the facilities around the hotel, the spaciness of our apartments and the lively and cozy atmosphere.

We have taken your feedback on board about the pre-booking procedure for our car park and all front office team members are controlling the entry to the car park more thoroughly to ensure only entitled cars have access.

Dear krugerfriend, thank you so much once again, we appreciate you taking your time to provide us with your comments and we look forward to welcoming you soon in the near future!

Best regards from the Adina Team,

Claudia Anderle
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The Adina at Checkpoint Charlie is superb.

We stayed for a week and were upgraded from a studio to a 1 bed apartment at check in which was just such a nice gesture and made us really happy. The whole hotel is well furnished, the choice of fixtures and fittings is of an excellent standard and all of the staff were exemplary. The location is superb, don't be put off by anyone saying the street is dimly lit, you'll find most of Berlin nicely lit as such, rather than the terrible light pollution of many cities and it's a really safe place besides. The apartment is situated in the old east part of the city (just) so the street has some excellent examples of social housing from the former DDR, as too the supermarket across the way and some other developments on Leipziger Strasse.

If I were being really picky I'd say that the Adina has two areas to improve upon: firstly the cost of Wi Fi or even being charged for it at all in 2012 is something of a relic. It's pretty standard all over the world for Wi Fi to be included in your room cost and given the horrendous roaming charges from UK mobile carriers it's ordinarily a welcome relief. For an establishment of this standard to make it billable seems odd. You get a Siemens dishwasher but you don't get Wi Fi.

Also, given a huge number of visitors must be from the UK given the Expedia/Last Minute connection (among others) I was surprised there's no UK flag outside? A minor point but noticeable nonetheless.

These minor points aside, the Adina Checkpoint Charlie is a fantastic place to stay. They also make a terrific whisky sour. Have one!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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DirkLoeb, General Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Dear Moo 1971,

many thanks for your posting on Tripadvisor.

Your comments are very positive and we will be reviewing the internet situation too. A quick update on our flags. We appreciate and enjoy welcoming all our guests from international destination. The flags outside our hotel are for the countries where we have Adina Hotels (Hungary, Denmark, Germany and Australia) in addition to the Berlin Flag and the European Union Flag. I hope this explains it.

Anyway, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

All the best and kind regards,


Dirk Löb
General Manager
Adina Apartment Hotel
Berlin Checkpoint Charlie

Krausenstrasse 35-36
10117 Berlin
Germany

T: +49 30 200 7670 F: +49 30 200 767 599
Reservations: +49 30 200 767 555
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Stayed here with the family for 3 nights. Great location to walk around in the Eastern part of Berlin. Separate sleeping room made much life easier with the kids. Unfortunatley the bar was not frequented very well, even if the service was very charming here. Clean, absolute sufficient size of the room, pool at basement was great for swimming in the morning and all the staff was nice and service orientated. Certainly we will return! The only difficult thing is the hotels parking garage -a real challenge with a bigger car....

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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DirkLoeb, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear Golfomanic,

Thank you for your feedback in regards to your recent stay at Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie.
I am pleased to read that you found the location of the hotel to be perfect and our rooms to be tidy, clean and nicely decorated. As you have mentioned, our Apartments are just perfect when travelling with children, as they have separate bedrooms.

Thank you also for your comments in regards to the service and the friendliness of our team - I will make sure this is passed onto them. They can be very proud!

I agree that the car park can be a challenge with a bigger car. For your next visit, we can provide you with a pass for street parking. You will be pleased to find out that it is not difficult to find a space in the streets surrounding the hotel.

Dear Golfomanic, the entire team would love to welcoming you and your family back at Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie.

Kind regards,
Claudia Anderle
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The location is excellent, close to everything but in a quiet back street. The rooms are brilliant and breakfast is very good. The staff are very helpful. We really enjoyed our stay. Lidl is just across the road and Checkpoint Charlie is a 5 minute walk.

Room Tip: We had a studio on the 5th floor and this was good.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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DirkLoeb, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear Adders,

thank you very much for your splendid and favourable evaluation on www.tripadvisor.de.
It was a pleasure for us to accommodate you in our hotel and we would be pleased to host you again at Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie.

Best regards,

Claudia Anderle
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We are just back from our four night stay and can really recommend the hotel. The suite was clean and well equiped, the pool wasn't exceptionally warm but the right temperature for swimming and the staff were friendly and helpful. The only faults were that the restaurant is too small for the breakfast rush and we were put on a " waiting list" for a table one morning. And i do think that wifi should be offered for free - as it is, it is overpriced.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DirkLoeb, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear Tanja L.,

On behalf of the Team from the Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie I would like to thank you for your great feedback in relation to your recent stay with us.

It was with great pleasure to read that you thorougly enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our Team helpful and friendly. I will pass on your comments to them as they can be very proud of themselves.

Thank you for your comments about the size of the breakfast room. On busy days, we set up breakfast in our inner courtyard or alternatively on days with bad weather in one of our meeting rooms to ensure our guests do not have to wait. Wifi in the rooms is not free of charge, but it is provided at no costs in our restaurant Alto or at the public internet terminal in the lobby.

Dear Tanja L, we hope to see you and your family soon again at Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie!

All the best,
Claudia Anderle
General Manager
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Lancs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We were so glad we booked the Adina Checkpoint Charlie for our first trip to Berlin as it was just brilliant! We got a 5 day Welcome Card and the TXL from Tegel Airport to Alexanderplatz and then the M48 bus which stops on Jerusalemerstrasse across from the hotel. We arrived a little early but were given our keys by the very helpful girl on reception in good time to get to the Reichstag, which we pre-booked online and had a set time to visit. The studio was roomy, stylish, clean, modern and handy for the U bahn, museums and other interesting places to visit; also the jacuzzi/pool was lovely to relax in after all that sightseeing. It was great having a fridge, as the wine and weisse beer sold in the Lidl across the road was very drinkable! We didn't eat in the restaurant as the menu seemed a little limited and overpriced, but may try it in future. Slightly bemused by the dishwasher tablets left under the sink (there wasn't a dishwasher!). A sink plug would have been more useful, as would some teaspoons but these are very minor gripes and their absence didn't spoil an otherwise fantastic experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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 October 30, 2012

Very modern hotel, really 4 stars, at a reasonable price. Everyone was helpful. The hotel's restaurant isn't cheap but the room had a microwave and a refrigerator, and we were able to buy breakfast very cheaply at the nearby Lidl Mart. The hotel is well located in the Mittel section of Berlin where the most important sites are located, and it's only 1 1/2 blocks away from the Spittalmarkt tube stop which has frequent subways to all parts of Berlin. You can get from the hotel to Tegel airport for next to nothing by taking a subway to the Alexanderplatz station and taking a TXL bus from there to Tegel. There are elevators available at all points on the way, so we didn't have to do any lifting (the one at Alexanderplatz is just in front of the giant Saturn electronics store).

The only problem with the hotel for a traveler from the US is no 115 v outlet to charge shavers and iPads. I had to buy a 230->115 converter at Saturn for abut 15 Euros.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Also Known As:
Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin
Address: Krausenstrasse 35-36, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Location: Germany > Berlin > Mitte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Berlin
#7 Family Hotel in Berlin
#21 Business Hotel in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Adina opend in December 2007 in the heart of the historic center of Berlin. Checkpoint Charlie, famous Friedrichstrasse and Gendarmenmarket are just a few steps away. The hotel offers studios and apartments, a restaurant and a spacious wellness area with pool, sauna, jacuzzi and gym ... more   less 
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