We booked this hotel through TA after reading the reviews and it met all our expectations. We would definitely stay here if we were to return to Berlin as the location, service and price cannot be beaten.
Location: Conveniently located just 50 metres outside Friedrichstrasse Station which is a central station and made getting to places a lot easier. It is great as a base to see all the major attractions of Berlin. When we arrived, we purchased a 'Welcome Card' for 36Euro which covers all public transport in Berlin but found we only used it twice because the hotel was so centrally located so next time we wouldn't get it again.
Attractions: As stated earlier, we walked nearly everywhere as major sites in Berlin can be accessible by foot. From the hotel, the Brandenberg Gate (Tor) and Bundestag was a 15 minute walk. Museum Island was also easily accessible in order to visit the Pergamon. We did a walking tour and also saw Checkpoint Charlie and Topography of Horrors and managed to walk back to the hotel from these location so if you've got comfortable shoes and want to see the city, this will be no problem.
Shopping: Heading in the other direction from the major attractions is a shopping strip along Friderichstrasse with stores such as H&M and some more up market stores. Next to the hotel is also a restaurant but we didn't try it and if you're in the mood for something cheaper, there's also a kebab shop 20 metres away as well. Within the train station is also a supermarket where you can get some snacks of your choice to have in the hotel room.
Major difference: Now to the hotel. We booked a standard room and I asked for a higher floor. The hotel was able to accommodate this and placed us on Level 6. The 'Level' starts on Level 7 so this was as high up as we could get for a standard room. In saying this, the room was excellent. With a large double bed we were able to move around the room comfortably. Being on level 6 we had an fantastic view of the river and the busy street down below. Don't worry about noise as you won't hear it due to to great sealing in the windows. The beds were very comfortable and there were many pillows provided. The bathroom came with an abundant of towels and floor heating which made all the difference when you're waking up for an early shower on a cold day! When we left for the day, we always came back to a well made up and clean room with new towels being provided.
Birthday Surprise: On our last night here was my birthday. After a few hours of sightseeing, we came back to a bottle of wine chilled in a bucket with two wine glasses ready for us to enjoy. This was a pleasure to start with prior to going out to dinner.
Overall: An excellent and well deserved position by the Melia Berlin in terms of ranking on TA. For 4 nights, we paid 71 Euros a night and thought this was well worth the price. We had to catch an early flight to Athens the following day at 3:45am and reception also arranged for a taxi without any issues. Well done Melia Berlin for making our stay at your establishment so memorable!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Meliá Berlin! Our rooms and suites are the perfect place to switch off from the world and enjoy the fine detail. All 364 rooms are bright and spacious and the exclusive DreaMax mattress allow you to relax and to dream pleasantly. At our Restaurant Café Madrid you are awaited by fresh products and the best creative international and regional signature cuisine with views to the river Spree. Feel Spanish passion, enjoy culinary delights and let your senses be spoiled by traditional and innovative tapas in the Meliá tapas bar. Located in the heart of the German Capital, directly at Friedrichstraße and next to the River Spree it is just a few minutes walk to monuments and major attractions such as the Brandenburg Gate, Museums Island or Alexanderplatz. The Melia Berlin is the perfect choice to explore the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Berlin Hotel Berlin
- Berlin Melia