My friend and I stayed on Michelberger for three nights on an extended weekend trip.
We loved the hotel and personally, this is one of the best hotels, I've stayed at in terms of atmosphere and interior design.
The interior is very original and whimsical, and there are so many funny and quirky details everywhere from the framed, crocheted vintage oven gloves to the wooden cuckoo clocks in the reception, telling what time it is in New York and Tokyo.
The cafe/bar is so nice that we ended up here every night after having been out for dinner. Nice music, comfy furniture to relax in and killer cocktails. My personal favourite, White Russian, goes under the name The Dude here, as a nice reference to The Big Lebowski. Which by the way is aired 24/7 on the hotel TVs. Nice detail.
Yummy big breakfast buffet with many different choices and nice, strong coffee. The buffet is slightly bigger on weekends, with more warm dishes.
We stayed in a Band room at the third floor. Unfortunately, we were woken up at 8am on both Saturday and Sunday, by someone hammering and drilling upstairs. The fourth floor is however not occupied by the hotel, so we couldn't really blame them for this, but it was nevertheless quite annoying to be woken up at 8am when you for once are able to sleep in without kids jumping in your bed from early morning on :/
The room was spacious and clean - to begin with. Unfortunately, the housekeeping service was not very efficient. Our table was not wiped though dirty and the empty glasses we brought up from the bar was not removed for two days. We ended up leaving them in the hallway, as they were beginning to smell, and they were left there for more than 24 hours. We noticed how the pile of dirty dishes and glasses grew during these 24 hours, so it seemed like the other guests also had this issue.
We had some minor problems with the TV - and some not so minor problems with the WIFI. The latter was not fixed during our stay and was source of some frustration, as we relied on free internet for getting information on what to do and where to go while in Berlin. That said, the staff was sorry about the problems, but apparently had problems getting someone to fix the issues during the weekend.
The lack of cleaning and the problems with WIFI are the reasons for not giving a 5-star evaluation of the hotel. The rest was absolutely amazing, and I plan on staying here again if I should visit Berlin again. I hope so.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Michelbergerhotel is a budget hotel concept created by a group of friends, who had the idea to make the best hotel they could, the kind of hotel they'd like to stay in. A place that's individual, charismatic, stylish, fun, rebellious and inexpensive, a place where anything goes, just like Berlin itself. ... more less
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