We booked this hotel because of the good reviews we saw here, and were very disappointed. We got the ground-floor apartment (apartment #1 and #2), which according to the desk clerk, they have had for at least 5 years. We were surprised at that because it is not at all like anything we read here.
We had four people in the party, my wife and me, and our two children. The ground-floor unit, which is accessible through their inner court yard, has two rooms (labeled apartment 1 and apartment 2 after you pass through the unit's door--which is simply labeled "Hotel Kima"). Room 1 has a king-size bed composed of two twin mattresses. Room 2 has the same plus a day bed, so the unit can theoretically sleep 5 people. I said theoretically because we ended up all piling up into one bed, cramped as that was. Room 1 is unusable at night. It has an exposed sewer pipe on the ceiling that was probably the result of an earlier repair, and every time anyone on the upper floors flushes or uses their sink, the water would rush down the pipe really loudly and wake you up. However, it's the room with the limited Wi-Fi connection (really weak and fades in and out, but at least still better than room 2, which does not see any Wi-Fi at all).
The kitchen sink is dirty and heavily oxidized. The shower ceiling has mold/mildew. The base of the shower has a broken and unrepaired tile. There are non-working lights in the bedroom, and thrown-together fixtures (i.e., the lamp shade wasn't meant for the lamp, so hangs on haphazardly), and an exposed electrical outlet (i.e., it was not attached to the wall, but hangs from the hole in the wall, with exposed electrical wires behind it).
We were glad to finally check out of the hotel and leave. I would have given this hotel a one-star rating, if not for the decent breakfasts and the very helpful desk clerk.
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- Also Known As:
- Kima Hotel Berlin