I recently had business in the Mitte area of Berlin. My client recommended the Amano hotel. It turned out to be PERFECT for me.
The front desk was very courteous and helpful on several occasions, which was helpful for several of my requests. Always nice to have a warm and helpful person on the other side of the desk!
The Hotel is located very close to trams and the subway if needed (I did not) and is in a quiet corner of Rosenthalerstrasse. There were several cafes and eateries along this street as well as places to get quick (and good) coffee/bakery goods. Cabs were easily and quickly ordered when I needed one.
The room was comfortable for one person and ideal for the short-term business/vacation traveler. The shower is in the room with a glass door, so two people might find it uncomfortable (toilet is in a closed separate area). There is a work desk with a tea kettle and outlet, which worked great for me. The bed was a double, comfortable for two if needed (again I was alone). The closet space is limited, and their is an in-room safe (on a higher shelf, but not out-of-the-way).
Amenities were OK... didn't have shampoo, which was strange (I did get a bottle from the front desk, but I didn't inquire further as to why I had to request it). If you needed it, there was a blow dryer in the room. BTW- the shower was sealed in by that glass door so NO humid/steam escaped which is a nice thing.. hate having steam spill over into the rest of the room.
The décor is modern and very "square" style (pillows were square, which didn't bother me a bit). TV was a bit small, but OK.... only English channels were news (BBC, CNN, Bloombergs, and France 24), but that's to be expected, I gather... would have been nice to find one/two English speaking (subtitled?) entertainment stations. Having free WiFi that actually worked well was a great plus.
I was their for work, so I was up early and out all day. It was a comfortable room to return to in order to review and unwind. It was very quiet, which was a help (double glazed windows I believe).
When I arrived I wanted to see a slightly bigger apartment, which was available for a higher cost (I think 20 EUROS more a day... desk can quote that), which was tempting... had a living room area and a kitchenette, which might have been handy (I did bring some of my own food due to dietary issues)... I decided to stick to the budget and declined... but you should know it's available and quiet clean and attractive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel AMANO is situated in the cultural heart of Berlin, between Rosenthaler Platz and Hackesche Hoefe. The hotel, built in 2009, has 163 rooms and fully serviced apartments designed in a contemporary style with high quality furnishings and parquet flooring. Not just the stylish rooms but also the unique services, featuring bicycle hire, pedestrian navigation systems or iPods offering walking tours, will make your stay in the AMANO a special experience. The AMANO rooftop conference rooms, available in five different sizes and connected by a surrounding roof terrace, will also be of interest to business customers. In addition, the AMANO Bar, situated on the ground floor, is a key venue for Berlin's night life. This is where the art of cocktails is practised to its extreme! In the summer months, the roof terrace with its fantastic view of the Berlin skyline is an inviting place for evening drinks. ... more less
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