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“THIS MIGHT BE THE ONE THE EAGLES SANG ABOUT”
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Hotel California
Ranked #240 of 634 Hotels in Berlin
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Excellent location of this hotel right on Ku-dam next to Hotel Kempinski.. Nice, clean and spacious rooms. The Staff and service there was excellent. Special thanks to Kamil and the rest of the crew. They even rent bicicles. To bad we've never tried it before on our numerous trips to Berlin. Will definitely try to correct this oversight from now on.
Highly recommended

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Good location right at the Kurfürstendamm, close access to public transport, friendly staff, breakfast buffet with large choice from eggs to cheese, meat, fruit and müesli, and a proper coffee machine. Charming, clean and well equipped rooms, free WLAN.
I will recommend this hotel to my friends.

Room Tip: We had a room on the 4th floor, "California Executive".
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank FamileH
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Nice hotel, our room was quite large for 3 of us and right on the front on the Ku'damm. Big picture windows that could closed to keep traffic noise down. Breakfast is buffet type and continental but still enough choice with cereals and fruit also. This is the posh part of town and very nice, lots of shops if you like that sort of thing or, jump on the u Bahn and head off to another part of town.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Brian F
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Just great for a city break. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, the room just right (we had a room at the back of the hotel which was very quiet), plenty of choice at breakfast and hard to think of a better location. Not only near the train station which services the airport but also the underground, plus within a few minutes walk of really good restaurants (see reviews).

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

The hotel is quite OK with nice rooms and a good standard of comfort, and the location is ideal for tourism as it is within walking distance from more or less all shopping, sightseeing and dining you could desire.

However, seen from a business standpoint, the hotel will not find me as a guest in the future, as the internet is no less than a disaster when it comes to speed and stability. When using a Remote Desktop application, it is impossible to Work as the connection is so slow and also erratic, that you have to give up and find something else to do.

When visiting Berlin as a tourist: Go for it!!!

When visiting Berling on business: AVOID!!!

Room Tip: Select a room facing away from Kurfürstendamm - too much nightly and morning noise to balanance the...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Charming Hotel on famous Kurfuerstendamm. The room was a bit small but the location can't be beat. Walking distance to subway, restaurants, KDW, Hardrock Cafe and downtown. Breakfast was great + there was a nice restaurant/bar on site with outdoor and indoor seating. Parking garage!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Hotel California is an excellent option when staying in Berlin. Very good location, 2 minutes to subway station Uhlandstrasse, from where, practically in no more than 15-20 you can get in any part of the town, even the east side.
Kufuerstendamm is a lively street, many shops, caffes, restaurants with different specialties (italian, chinese,indian,thailandese etc), souvenire shops and many, many other..
The hotel has good services, attentive staff, well probably more attention from the cleaning staff would be neccesary.
Rooms - large, classic, LCD TV, i had a inner yard room wich was very quiet, i had a very good sleep everynight. A big plus for the beds, they were soft and very comfortable.
Breakfast - rich, cold buffet with something for every taste, including fish (salmon, tuna) and fresh fruits.
Coffe - freshly ground expresso machine, so nobody forced you to drink from jugs, like i saw someone complaining here. Anyway, way above average breakfast coffe.
Bottom line, if you get a good deal, dont think twice about staying here.
P.S. Hotel is very close to Zoo Garden and Erotic Museum ;)

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel California

Address: Kurfuerstendamm 35, 10719 Berlin, Germany (Formerly California am Kurfürstendamm)
Location: Germany > Berlin > Charlottenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#54 Spa Hotel in Berlin
#147 Luxury Hotel in Berlin
#166 Business Hotel in Berlin
Price Range: $62 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel California 4*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Classic ambiance meets big city modernity. In excellent location at the Kurfuerstendamm, the world famous boulevard, our hotel is situated in a building combining history and design. 160 Rooms and suites equipped with modern interior combined with perfect service offer highest comfort. The modern spa sees to relaxation from urban life in Berlin city center west. A bar with a boulevard cafe and a backyard in the quiet courtyard invites to rest. Hotel California combines tasteful elegance with historic charm - such a lovely place to stay. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
California Am Kurfurstendamm Berlin
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