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“Comfortable and Quiet”
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Hotel Kastanienhof
Ranked #139 of 634 Hotels in Berlin
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San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Comfortable and Quiet”
Reviewed October 30, 2011

This hotel was conveniently located along a tram line. The stop is nearly right in front of the hotel. I went in the fall so the weather wasn't too warm. I don't know how the building would fare in hot weather given that I didn't see any air conditioning in the rooms. The wi-fi only works in the lobby. Sometimes the signal gets to the upper floors, but otherwise count on it only in lobby. The reception and public areas close at 10:00pm so if you want to use the wi-fi at night, you will have to sit in the stairway. The hotel sells the various transit passes and museum passes so its convenient in that way too.

Room Tip: Pick a room in the back (away from the tram line).
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

This was our first hotel in our European vacation. It was clean, quiet, and well situated in Prenzlauer Berg, which is a neat area. There was no air conditioning for us, and it was a bit too loud with traffic noise to have the windows open. With them closed it was plenty quiet, and the little fan brought us through the night. Breakfast was ample and good.

Room Tip: If you get a room facing the rear, you could sleep with your window open.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Grayslake, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2011

We stayed here for 7 nights so it was a great deal - Euros 100 / night with breakfast and WIFI included. Large rooms, very clean, great front desk with all types of info and they are selling transit cards and also speak fluent English. Very god breakfast (the room may fill up and you have to eat in the small bar area). a tram stop outside the hotel is very convenient and gets you anywhere. Great restaurants around the hotel and no problem walking the area. The front rooms can be noisy - from the tram.

Room Tip: Front rooms are a bit noisy - Tram going by
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Copenhagen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2011

I stayed at the Kastanienhof for the third time within a period of four years - as expected, I was met by the same friendly staff, calm atmosphere, and a decor reminding me of visiting my grandmother. This hotel is cozy, nice, and slightly at odds with its trendy neighbourhood, as time does not really seem to have passed since the 50s at Kastanienhof.
Large, quiet, clean and comfortable room, excellent breakfast buffet, and great central location - only drawback is that the hotel is slightly pricey compared to other hotels of similar standard in Berlin, and there is no wireless internet. (Which, assumably, is due to that most visitors seem to be 50+ and not business travelers.)
In short, if you're looking for a friendly retro atmosphere, this is for you - if you're a younger person or in need of business services, you might feel a bit out of place.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the courtyard = quiet
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Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed January 13, 2011

Good sized room, very clean, convenient location, lively neighbourhood, good access to transport (tram and u-bahn) , good base from which to move around, friendly staff, very good breakfast. We would definitely go back!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 28, 2010

Hotel Pension Kastanienhof is located in Prenslauer Berg--a fun area with lots of shops and restaurants.
The staff is friendly and communicative. I had a single room on the top floor that was very comfortable. The hotel was very clean and the prices were reasonable. The charming old building has an interesting history that is explained in the hotel brochure. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2010

I have been a resident of the Kastanienhof since late November 2010. Today is 12 Dec 2010. The Kastanienhof is truly a home away from home. There are only positive thoughts. The Hotel is an older Berlin structure updated to a 1999 look. Tons of hot water and heat for a winter stay. A staff and personnel to die for. Complete room service and a free morning breakfast buffet. Cash bar all rooms and one smoking room which is aired daily and sprayed daily. Shower up to date and bed is wonderful. Transit facilities at front door and Taxi's within five minutes or less. The DB Ice railroad, 230mph or faster from Frankfurt and to,is 20 minutes away. The M1 Tram connects with every form and type of transportation in Berlin and for those of us who served here in the 1960's serve both East and West Berlin.

Very Important ***********((Should you become lost, which you will,!!!!, stop a TAXI and ask to be taken to Oranienburg Tor. You will find the M1 will be with you shortly and a few minutes later you will be in front of your Hotel Kastanienhof.))*********** Two up to date shopping centers are readily availabe to the hotel. For the Shonehauser Shopping platz ask the desk clerk. For the Rathaus Pankow Shopping center get on the west bound M1 and ride for 15 minutes. Get off at Pankow Rathause and directly across from your Tram is the revolving entrance door. A smiling "Green Mouse" on an outdoor sign will show you the way. Think "Rathaus Pankow'.

You can stay in fully 2010 progressive and ultra hotel if you wish @ 4 times the cost per night which you will quickly realize is sheer stupidity as you are asleep most of the time. Please review all of the other reviews as someone may have a complaint. Disregard all and stay where you are always welcome in "My City" of Berlin. President Kennedy stated "Ich bin eine Berliner" and so am I. Enjoy "My Berlin". One final remark, Leave "The Ugly American" at home and become for a few days a Berliner. The visit and stay of a life time. Thank you for reading this review.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Kastanienhof
Address: Kastanienallee 65 | Berlin Mitte, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin > Mitte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#37 Business Hotel in Berlin
#83 Romantic Hotel in Berlin
#92 Family Hotel in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Kastanienhof 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Kastanienhof is your friendly accommodation in the heart of Berlin-Mitte, located in the vibrant neighborhood between Alexanderplatz and Prenzlauer Berg. Our hotel, with its 44rooms, is inside a typical Berlin apartment building dating back to the 19th century. Every room is decorated with dedication, so you will find many testimonies of Berlin's exciting history. If you want to stay in a warm and cozy environment, experience a creative, cultural and, palatable neighborhood, reach all of Berlin's major sights in no time, then start your next Berlin trip at the Hotel Kastanienhof. The grand entrance hall leading to the mezzanine, the painted courtyard gateway, the stucco and the old stairways - you instantly are connected to Berlin's history. You should try out our hotel-own restaurand "Ausspanne". Our excellent chef Andre Pilz creats traditional german dishes in a modern way. Or you can enjoy our wide selection of drinks at our bar. ... more   less 
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