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“My kind of Boutique Hotel - Shame had to cut trip short”
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i31 Hotel
Ranked #7 of 634 Hotels in Berlin
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London, United Kingdom
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“My kind of Boutique Hotel - Shame had to cut trip short”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

First stayed at Movenpick Hotel for 6 nights for a social event, had booked this Hotel i31 for 3 night to see more of Berlin. But, unfortunately, due to work commitments only stayed one night and left the following evening. A very inviting reception area with welcoming reception. Impeccably designed hotel.. Stayed in the white room which was equally very well thought out with walk in shower and cool TV. Lovely sitting area outside and good size gym. Stations nearby and only 25mins to airport. Area situated near museums and a good feel of Berlin culture.

Room Tip: Balcony room with a view of the court
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Good clean hotel at good price. Breakfast for us was excellent with cereal, scrambled eggs and bacon, meats and cheese and salmon. Free non alcoholic drinks in minibar. Location within walking distance of station and friedrichatrasse etc although not just 5 minutes. Only negative was the road being dug up but that is not the hotels fault. Would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

My wife and I stayed here in mid-Sept and enjoyed our stay. Very nice staff, clean (but small) room. Extra touches like free wifi, free loan of an outlet adapter, free water, juice, pop and chocolates in the room. Good location (10 min walk to where all the action is and 1 min walk to the Metro). Aside from all the construction going on, which of course is NOT the hotel's fault, i31 Hotel is overall a very nice hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We stayed at the i31 Hotel for 4 nights at the beginning of September. This hotel definitely has the WOW factor when you enter the very stylish lobby, and you definitely get the feeling you have arrived at a very special location. Our room was really white, clean, modern and functional.

However what the i31 hotel had in style it lacked in service and atmosphere. The lobby was always empty and the concierge seemed to be at the front desk day and night which is probably why he was so stand-offish and miserable. Initially we had nicknamed him Manuel of Fawlty Towers because when we asked for an iron board for our room he appeared at our door 45 minutes later with board in hand, it didn't seem like there were any other staff.

He never greeted us when we entered the hotel (it was not as if there was anyone else in the lobby) and even walked away from the desk when he saw us approaching. He left the meeting and greeting and concierge service to the very, very lovely barman who gave us advice on where to eat and where to go out in the evenings. The barman was the one who gave us a map of the city and directed us to the tourist attractions. Management of the hotel should really consider training the barman to work at the Front Desk he was friendly, knowledgeable about Berlin and professional and they should take Victor Meldrew (One Foot in The Grave) off the front desk for a customer service course.

In conclusion this is a nice boutique hotel but for us it was a little too isolated and it lacked soul.

Room Tip: The rooms are of a very good standard
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Very good hotel, nice atmosphere.
Reception hall and beautiful finish.
An excellent breakfast.
Good location, close to public transport.
Need to improve:
Safety in the bathroom wet.
Wifi does not work for Samsung Galaxy.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Stayed recently for two nights in Berlin at the i31 hotel. The hotel is very modern and well-equipped, with the reception area also doubling up as a bar! Now for the details:
Rooms - excellent, modern can't fault the room at all. Free mini-bar restocked daily. Daily free chocolates, apple and toiletries.
Service - generally excellent although had a slight confusion early on when checking in as wasn't properly checked in resulting in other guests walking into our room! However easily rectified, and free drinks vouchers for the bar given as an apology. Additionally service was fantastic aside from that - even storing our luggage when arriving early in the morning at the hotel ahead of checking in.
Wi-fi - worked everywhere well and free
Location - not far from Friedrichstrasse and Hauptbahnhof but also close to a U-bahn stop on U6. In an area where there is a lot of development going on which isn't ideal, but it's not a major problem at all. The hotel's modernness and also ease of access to local transport means that the local construction work is not an issue.
Overall I would stay here again as it is a superb hotel and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Berlin is one if the world's biggest reconstruction projects, and this stretch of Invalidenstrasse next to Nord Bahnhof is no execution, but to clear, it's on the edge of Mitte and bordering Wedding, so central to what's going on it ain't, despite its claims.

However, this place is brand spanking new, everything works, and the staff are very helpful and friendly. My room was called White Comfort- bed firm, bedding on the cheap side, and horrendous pillows. My biggest gripe however would be the ridiculous layout of the room. Basin and toilet in one tiny room, and shower on other side of bed.. at least put a small or shelf in the shower room for towels. Am sure most guests do what i did and get in shower only to realise towels were a slippy wet feet trail across to the other side the room. Oh, a nice touch to have a few soft drinks in a small fridge cabinet, gratis, but when the temperature is potentially warmer in there than the very efficient air con, why bother? Another nice thing about this place, windows open onto interior courtyard so fresh air v air con at night.

Rented the best rental bike I've ever had in Berlin, again only used a few times I'm sure, and have had a brilliant day cycling around the city, and the main station is less than a kilometre away, but anyone who knows Berlin can tell you.. The biggest station in Europe had been built to such a scale due to its wasteland location.

Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Property: i31 Hotel
Address: Invalidenstrasse 31, 10115 Berlin, Germany
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Location: Germany > Berlin > Mitte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 634 Hotels in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — i31 Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This boutique hotel is centrally located in Berlin's Mitte district just one km from Berlin Main Station. The hotel features modern design, free WiFi and a minibar with free soft drinks. The hotel is opened in May 2013 and features elegant rooms with individual design. All individual air-conditioned bedrooms feature a flat-screen Smart TV with a media hub. A breakfast buffet is served every from 6.30 Am in the dining area. Guests can enjoy their breakfast in the beautiful landscaped courtyard. At the evenenig guests can relax in the lobby bar. Different kinds of restaurants are located a 5-minute walk away. The hotel has a tour desk. The shopping area Friedrichstrasse and Hackescher Markt are both within a 2 km radius. Bikes can be rented at the hotel The underground parking is available upon request.The highway A100 is 5.5 Km away. Naturkundemuseum Underground Station and Nordbahnhof S-Bahn Station are both 200 metres from the hotel. ... more   less 
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