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Hotel Gunia
Ranked #280 of 634 Hotels in Berlin
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tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“horrible!!!”
Reviewed July 19, 2010

I spent alot of time reviewing hotels for our European trip. This was the worst hotel ever!!! Simone DID NOT speak English at all. I cant understand the reviews that said she did. Also not very friendly. Husband was better than her. It seemed like it was always an inconvenince for Simone to do anything. Also wasnt able to give us directions to the simplest places. Neighborhood was horrible!! Totally gay community. Very loud area. Our room was #1 and looked out on main street. Directly across from bar with loud customers until 3 and 4 in morning and bright lights. Room had no air conditioning so if you closed the windows to block noise had no air. It was about 86 F when we were there. We stayed 2 nights. Both nights internet went down after 11. Breakfast was good. Service was not that friendly. Europeans got pancetta ham and we got cheap sliced ham from package. Also you have to climb about 15 steps up to the pension. There was no phone, clock or hair dryer. Asked at desk and there was one hair dryer to share among all guests. One review that said the rooms had been updated must have stayed in a different room because our furniture was very old, worn out and almost to the point of nasty.

When I read about this hotel on trip advisor I got an entirely different opinion about this hotel. I would never ever recommend this hotel. The neighborhood is awful. I am not anti gay but it was overboard. It had shops with the leather and studs on male manniquins and I didnt consider it upscale at all.

I stayed in Budapest, Vienna, Praque, Berlin, Copenhagen and Stockholm in various types of accommadations and this one was the worse!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2010

Spent 5 days here in early July. First the good: very friendly and informative staff, good German breakfast, clean (but rather small) rooms. The not so good: thin walls make late-returning neighbors a pain, no a/c which can be a problem when the temperature hits 37 C., is in the heart of a gay district (which can result in you being approached by male prostitutes if you are a single male returning in the late evening (especially on weekends). All in all, I enjoyed my stay and would return again-- a good deal at 60 Euro/night

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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Luxembourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2010

This was a 3 day trip present for my mum's 70th birthday, her dream to visit Berlin. From the moment I spoke to Simone the owner, I felt reassured that this was the right choice for our stay. As soon as we arrived Simone spent an hour with us explaining all the important sites of the city, how to get around with the trains, and as it was our first time in Berlin and had arrived without much preparation, her friendly dedication helped us to get the most out of the trip.. her restaurant recommendations were perfect too! One detail which touch touched our hearts is that the owner put flowers in my mother's room, as she knew of her birthday. This hotel is not five star, but it is in a great location, the rooms are basic with charm and very clean. There is TV in the room. And breakfast each morning in the main dining hall is a treat. The house in itself is a charming example of Berlin architecture that has been preserved in excellent condition and adds to the experience of being in Berlin. Nice quiet street. but still centrally located and walking distance to main shops and transport. We enjoyed our stay and if we would have to return, we would stay at Hotel Gunia again, without hesitation. The owners of this hotel live their hospitality for others, they don't just talk about it! This is what made this hotel stand apart from so many others we have visited everywhere. Thank you!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Hertfordshire UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2010

Well located in a quiet street, minutes from buses and trains. Single room was very small, but quite sufficient if you are just using it as a base. Breakfast was excellent and the service second to none.

The owners - who run the hotel themselves - are very friendly and helpfull. I would definately recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed June 20, 2010

Our room was large, with comfortable, but not modern furnishings. The breakfasts were filling, and graciously served. For value-conscious travelers, this is a good choice. Simone is a delight.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 30, 2010

Hotel Gunia is so good I've stayed there three times in the last two years. You're certain to receive the warmest of welcomes upon arrival from the hosts, Simone and Hoss. For me there is no other place to stay in Berlin but the Hotel Gunia. The rooms are clean and spacious, and Simone's breakfast will keep you going till dinner!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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London
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Reviewed May 29, 2010

Hello all.

The Hotel Gunia is not the Ritz, nor is it the Dorchester or the Langham, but for what it is you would be hard pushed to beat it.

For a clean, comfortable and most welcoming hotel/pension, The Gunia really delivers on all as well as being great value for money.

It is on one floor of a quaint and interesting building c1900. Our room was huge with an easy to use shower, washbasin and toilet located in a spotless and efficient unit within the room, towels supplied. Don't worry, oodles of space left. The bed was very comfortable with a new mattress and spotlessly clean linen, an extra pillow was supplied immediately upon asking. The breakfast was produced within 2/3 minutes of arriving in the dining room. Beautifully served by our delightful host Simone, more than enough to set one up for the day.

When we arrived. Simone told us that while we were here 'this was our home', it didn't take us long to realise that she most sincerely meant this.

Several other guests told us that this was the 3rd, 5th etc time that they had stayed and that they woud be back, well, all we can say is ----- so will we.

Located just a few minutes walk from the U-bahn it is easy to get to from Schoenefeld airport and, with our booking confirmation, Simone gave us precise details of just which trains we needed to take to get there and which ticket was the best to buy. This was most thoughtful and, as this was our first visit to Berlin, saved us ages figuring it out for ourselves. A good, fairly central location just a few minutes from the famous Kurfurstendam.

Lovely, interesting city. We'll be back and staying at the Gunia

Diane & Gerry

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Gunia
Address: Eisenacher Strasse 10 | Schöneberg, 10777 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin > Schoneberg
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Ranked #280 of 634 Hotels in Berlin
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Gunia 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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