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The Circus Hotel
Ranked #7 of 633 Hotels in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“jolly good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

We had a fabulous 3 night stay at the Circus Hotel just over New Years. Exceptional staff. We asked for a room swap after checking in and the guy who assisted us was little short of an angel. The location is great for pretty much anything you want to do in Berlin (including visiting a few venues on the tango scene scattered across town, as we did). I loved the sustainability ethos of the place, and by this I mean *not* a pose, nor a bourgeois lifestyle concept, but the actual implementation of its principles into the functioning of the hotel (e.g., no 'free' toiletries in the room, which causes waste, but free at the reception, if you need them). Food was all delicious and simple. My partner found the butter floating on cold water (the result of melted ice cubes) a bit unappealing. One other suggestion: it wd be really, really nice to have some fish added to the cold buffet, e.g., salmon, as those lovely wholemeal bread rolls are really crying for it! So I will end with the promise -- if the fish is introduced, I will be back. If not... I will be back anyway!! Thanks guys for a lovely stay.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Should you want to be in the center of Berlin, near the Museum Insel, near cool bars and coffee shops and above all stay at a cosy and well-designed hotel with an attentive and friendly staff, you should opt for the Circus Hotel. Our room was well decorated and very ergonomic (deutsche Qualität) with a street view though it was very quiet at night. The bio breakfast was simply excellent (home-made marmelades). Free laptops and German phones can be borrowed for free in the hotel and the reception offers some other very helpful services. I really enjoyed my stay at the Circus Hotel and I was very fond of the philosophy of the Hotel .

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

You will not be disappointed, well positioned, clean, roomy, spacious, environmentally conscious rooms. Friendly staff and extremely reasonable priced. Do yourself a favour, stop looking at others and just book this one.

Also they have a rental ticket for 4.50 euro per day for the transport, excellent idea and good value for money.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cotswolds, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Can't say enough about the charms of this place. Room was spacious (not large) & comfortable. Staff were consistently the best I have come across, possibly ever, in a hotel. Breakfast fresh, plentiful & tasty. Location very convenient - plenty of eating places around, towards AlexPlatz, & central Berlin walkable. All at an incredibly low price for a hotel in a capital city. Deserves all the plaudits it gets...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great location within walking distance of the main sites and right by an underground station. Staff were very friendly and helpful, rooms were big, quiet, and had the best shower I have ever had. Restaurant served a good brekkie at a reasonable price. The whole atmosphere was excellent and the design of the building and rooms intelligent and unique.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PaddyNZ
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London
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1,020 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

This hotel was recommended to us by two of our friends and we can definitely see why. We were given a friendly welcome and efficiently checked in. Our room was large with a beautiful rain water shower. Beds were very comfortable and sound proofing in the rooms was excellent. Location wise it is literally outside a U-banh stop or a 15 minute walk to museum island. There are lots of lovely cafes and restaurants nearby and we enjoyed drinking in the hotel bar Fabisch too. All the staff we dealt with were friendly and helpful. There is a useful brochure in each room with details of nearby shops and restaurants including a jogging map. We had trouble connecting to the Internet but we borrowed the hotel lap top so it was okay. There are also Berlin music iPods and DVDs to borrow plus a library which I thought was very cool. Breakfast was fine although we enjoyed exploring a few of the other nearby cafes too.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank eatydrinky
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Berlin, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

the circus is a very interesting place indeed.

pros:
- location is great, close to both transport and the sights
- decor inside the room is colourful and unique
- showers are very powerful
-everything is clean and well organised

cons:
- im all for the whole green concept but there is a line between environmentally conscious and unwelcoming, once checked in you are immediately informed that you need to come downstairs and collect toiletries if you need them yourself (couldn't they just have housekeeping bring them up on request?), the lights in the hallway remain dark unless you push a button on the wall which guest initially wouldn't be aware of so it is a little disorientating if not informed in advance..
-service is very very variable. some staff are absolutly fabulous in helping with dining suggestions, other things to experience, practical help in printing some documents. others, namely a lady whose name is Anne behave as if guests are doing her a favour by staying, hardly ever able to draw a smile and answering with one word answers..perhaps not the most suited to reception?

overall, a clean and comfortable stay in an excellent location but lacks some of the qualities that you would expect from a place with a 5/5 on tripadvisor.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank z k
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Property: The Circus Hotel
Address: Rosenthaler Strasse 1, 10119 Berlin, Germany
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Location: Germany > Berlin > Mitte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Berlin
#9 Family Hotel in Berlin
#50 Business Hotel in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Circus Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in 2008, the Circus Hotel continues our tradition of a friendly welcome to Berlin, and has been designed to reflect our commitments to hospitality, individuality and sustainability. At the Circus Hotel you will not only find comfortable accommodation, but also a range of services and lots of recommendations to make your stay in our wonderful city truly special. Along many other things we offer a tablet in each room, bike rental, a garden courtyard, roof terrace and exlusive events and tours put together by our lovely staff. Of course we also provide free Wi-Fi throughout the building. On the ground floor you find our partners Commonground who offer breakfast until as late as 4pm, and tasty tapas and drinks in the evenings. You can also just relax in the salon or browse through some records or the library. We look forward to welcoming you to the Circus Hotel! ... more   less 
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