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“Excellent for transit in Berlin” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof

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IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ranked #119 of 633 Hotels in Berlin
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Excellent for transit in Berlin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

The headline could mean that this hotel is only for transit as it is conveniently located relative to all communications, but I think it could just as well be convenient for travellers wanting to explore the city. However, the location more or less at the central train station in a rather sterile surrounding where other hotels and buildings are being constructed right now may not be so charming if one want to live in a more hospitable neighbourhood in Berlin. The regular checkpoints for a business hotel are all very good, easy and friendly check-in and -out, comfortable rooms (just adequate space), nice bathroom facilities, TV and minibar, free wifi (works well), good restaurant and bar etc. Breakfast is excellent and price not too steep. I got the impression that the hotel is a budget hotel in the Steigenberger chain, and if you want more luxury there is another Steigenberger hotel in front of the InterCity Hotel. My only little concern is that the (single) beds are a bit narrow,but that does not affect my total rating.

Room Tip: The corridors are long, so if you carry much luggage ask for a room not too far from the elevators.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

The hotel is just a few minutes walk from the Hauptbahnhof making it very convenient. Lots of shops and eateries at the station. It was easy to visit attractions in Berlin by taking the S/U-Bahns around from the Hauptbahnhof. The hotel also provides a free travelcard during your stay so all the rides in the S/U-Bahns and buses were free making it very worth it. The travelcard also allowed trips to zone C meaning that trips to Potsdam and buses/trams in Potsdam were covered as well. The rooms of the hotel were clean and comfortable. The size was reasonable. There was free wifi as well. This hotel is a good base for touring Berlin.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

The hotel is very convenient for the Hauptbahnhof - the central station. You can get around easily from here. The hotel itself is rather basic with thin towels, soft beds and very soft pillows. In a twin room the 2 beds are very close together. The hotel very helpfully provides a free travel card for your time in Berlin which saves on the cost of public transport. The free wireless Internet at the hotel is extremely poor and the selection of English speaking TV channels is very limited. Overall a reasonable hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Nuenen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

First time in this hotel at a few minutes from central Berlin Station Hauptbahnhof. From airport Tegel take the bus TXL (ticket via ticket machine or via driver) direction Alexanderplatz. Bus stopsat Hauptbahnhof, then walk 200 meters to the west.
Large lobby, bar, fine breakfast, pleasant staff, free wifi and public transport through Berlin during your stay. Basic rooms, TV, basic restroom, but all fine and clean. recommended. Price performance ratio is OK.

Room Tip: Ask for smoke free, bed for two if you like.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

I was arriving in Berlin in the evening and knew that I'd be using the trains so booked my two night stay at this InterContinental. It was perfect with its easy access to the trains and reduced the stress of an evening arrival and later morning departure. Staff were friendly and the rooms were certainly adequate. Didn't explore anything in the neighborhood but for my needs, this was perfect. The nearby train station is so huge and a hub for just about every type of transport that it was a significant factor in my choice. I wouldn't spend the $ for the hotel breakfast - just go to the train station and you'll find something satisfactory and MUCH cheaper.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Genevieve K
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great location, 5 mins walk from the Hauptbahnhof.
Spacious clean new rooms with desk and plenty of wardrobe space.
A free travel card for zones ABC comes included in the room price.

A downside, was that the free Wifi runs at only 256kbps. The speed is consistent, but to get a faster connection you have to pay. How much was not clear.

Staff were extemely pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

If you're first time to Berlin - Hauptbahnhof area is just perfect place to stay. All main rail, subway and bus routes come here. Bus touristic has stop here as well. Bundestag - just 5 minutes walk.
Hauptbahnhof has some shops and nice cafes with extended working hours.

So the best advantage of this hotel is location. InterCityHotel provide you with a valuable bonus - public transport ticket valid through all your stay (including way back to airport). Nice quite rooms. Pleasant bar in lobby just to take a break after long day full of excitement.
Not sure about breakfast - we didn't have it included and had breakfast in Hauptbahnhof (try Gosch Sylt!).

There is another hotel nearby (cheaper one), but it's full of teenagers.

The only disadvantage of this hotel is VERY slow internet connection in rooms.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Address: Katharina-Paulus-Str. 5, 10557 Berlin, Germany
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Location: Germany > Berlin > Moabit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #119 of 633 Hotels in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — IntercityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof 4*
Number of rooms: 412
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In October 2013, we have opened our biggest InterCityHotel right in the middle of the pulsating metropolis Berlin, set directly at the main station. Within spitting distance, you can find some excitement here in the beautiful city centre with its important sights like the Federal Chancellery, the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, the shopping centre Friedrichstrasse or the legendary Ku'damm. From the centrally located InterCityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof, you find the best connections to all forms of local public transport within walking distance. Therefore, you can reach all of the interesting parts and sights of the city in no time by using your FreeCityTicket, as a special service of the hotel for every guest, included in the price of the room. Regardless of whether you are in the city on business or for pleasure, you will immediately feel at home in one of our 412 delightfully furnished rooms with their modern colour concept. All the rooms are designed in warm brown and beige tones and topped off with stylish accents in terra cotta. Why not start the new day with a great range of delicious breakfast treats available from our sumptuous breakfast buffet. For the remaining meals you will certainly find something tasty in our restaurant or Bistro Lounge. It is our utmost pleasure to welcome all our guests in a warm and friendly manner, as with pleasure we strive to create a superb experience to all our clients visiting Berlin. For all InterCityHotels concerned the usage of the WLAN is free of charge up to 256 KB/s. (Parking fee from 01.01.2017: 25€) ... more   less 
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