We stayed here for a week and would definitely recommend it for the price. Our room was on the top floor (room 608) looking out onto the road, so if the window was open there was a bit of street noise, but nothing intrusive and it was very quiet with the window closed. Our room was spotlessly clean, modern and comfortable and was cleaned well every day by the room attendants. I know some reviewers have complained about the location of the shower and loo, but they were fine in our room, very well located on one side giving us plenty of space, plus a lovely washbasin area with hairdryer (see photos).
For a week's stay, this hotel gave us everything we needed and we were very comfortable there. Staff were friendly and helpful to us and the Bismarkstrasse U-Bahn was just round the corner, which was very convenient. We bought a 7 day ABC travel ticket each which covered all types of public transport and we found it great value and convenient compared to having to buy day tickets and enabled us to travel far and wide, wherever we wished. So if you're in Berlin for a week, I do recommend getting a 7 day ticket.
We loved Charlottenburg as an area, that bit quieter than Mitte and prices for food etc are cheaper. There's loads of places to eat near to the hotel, depending on your budget and taste. We had a modest budget. I was particularly fond of "Falafel" which made absolutely delicious shawarma kebabs for only 3 euros (more of a take-away place, but there is a small seating area inside) and my partner loved the "Pizza Napoli" place, which made fresh pizzas for 3 euros and does lovely pasta and salads too. Its not a fancy place, but the food is fresh, great quality and super cheap and we always got good service. "Bat Viet" across the road was again not a posh place, but I had a lovely meal there.
"Penny" is the supermarket a couple of doors down from the hotel on Wilmersdorfer Str. and was convenient to buy coffee and sugar (we like coffee!), snacks and cheap cigarettes. You can also get those tiny individual UHT pots of "kaffeesachse" milk you get in hotels and cafes, for only 0.45 euros a pack, which was great for our room.
If you like old style no fuss pubs, there is one which is frequented by the locals nearby on Thrasholtstrasse, called "Der Fliegender Hollander". Very friendly and cheap beer. I totally loved it as it took me right back to my younger days when smoking was allowed in English pubs. If you hate smoke, you won't like it, as practically everyone smokes in there, LOL! We spent a couple of super evenings there enjoying the drink, the beer and chatting to the locals in English and what meagre German I know!
All in all, this is a great little hotel, convenient for travelling around, nice neighbourhood and good for those of us on a budget.
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- The new Leonardo Hotel Berlin is centrally located close to the famous shopping mile "Kurfurstendamm" and the fairground "Messe Berlin". Both, business travellers and city explorers alike will enjoy the modern design and comfort of this hotel. For business events, seminars and conferences, the hotel offers a modern conference room, which can seat up to 30 people, and creates the ideal ambiance for your successful event. ... more less
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