My boyfriend and I stayed at the Alsterhof for a week in early-December. It's a nice hotel with a cute, modern bar area and very friendly staff. Rooms are clean (and I must add, aren't cleaned at the crack of dawn, so you can have a lie in!!!) and have everything one might need for a stay in Berlin.
We also received a chocolate Santa on our door one morning which was a nice gesture. Generally, I think this is a great hotel and is right next to Kurfurstendamm and KaDeWe (which, apart from the 6th floor food hall, isn't really anything special!).
I was disappointed however, to be told prior to our trip that wifi is available in the room, then find out that actually, it isn't. This wasn't too much of a problem as we had cocktails in the bar on an evening and checked emails etc/googled Berlin things to do from there. I would say though that in 2012, there should be wifi in the rooms.
The location of the hotel isn't ideal if you're looking for parties. We're a young couple and spent the majority of our time in Alexanderplatz, so if you're after cool independent shops, nice little eateries (amaaaazing Korean restaurant called Yam Yam - check it out!) and trendy bars/clubs - then Kurfurstendamm/Charlottenburg is NOT the place to stay.
While I enjoyed my stay, I probably wouln't go back, simply due to the location - just not our cup of tea! There seemed to be a much older crowd staying at this hotel and while this isn't a bad thing - the bar was always full of older guests. Also, the "double room" I booked was actually just a twin room with the beds pushed together, but that's not the end of the world I suppose!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm is a newly renovated hotel in Berlin's Western city center, close to shopping and famous historic sites and just a short drive from Berlin’s exhibition grounds. This new Scandic hotel has an ideal location in Berlin for shopping and sightseeing. Close to the hotel you find renowned department store KaDeWe, and Kurfürstendamm boulevard offers countless shops. From the hotel you have an easy walk to historic Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Berlin Zoo and Story of Berlin museum. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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