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“Great location in quiet neighborhood”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Carmer 16

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Hotel Carmer 16
Ranked #314 of 634 Hotels in Berlin
Telluride, Colorado
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“Great location in quiet neighborhood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

This hotel had been recommended in a travel book written by a trusted author. The location is convenient to transportation and great restaurants. Our room was very spacious, overlooking a quiet street. The breakfast area and selection of food was excellent. We would definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: The elevator stops on every other floor. Our room was on a floor that the elevator didn't stop...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Madison, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

The location is good, the rooms are clean and comfortable and very quiet, and the breakfast is good. But I was here for business, and despite the promise of WiFi access on their web page, I was only able to use the internet between 2am and 3am. I was told that the WiFi was broken, and it stayed broken all four days of my visit without any sign of repairs being attempted. I was told that if I wanted to use the internet, then I should walk down the block to another hotel. I would not stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We just stayed at Hotel Carmer 16 in Berlin this week, July 7, 2013. We really enjoyed the location in the Savigny Platz neighborhood. This is a small hotel with a with a very personal feel.
The staff and especially the reception desk staff were excellent, each of them went out of their way
to assist our group with all of our requests. We enjoyed sitting outside the entrance in the evening enjoying a good german beer served by the small hotel bar. Our group had two rooms, one with a great balcony and one family room both were very clean, comfortable and very up to date for a small Hotel. We would stay here again.

Room Tip: I enjoy an evening cigar, so rooms with balcony are just the ticket
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Cork
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is a comfortable but small hotel located in the heart of the Savignyplatz/Charlottenburg area. I was traveling alone but I asked for a double room. The single rooms are very very small and for the price (80-100 euros) per night ridiculous. One of the really annoying things about some hotels is how they don't tell you in their websites that wifi costs PER DAY which adds up. At the Carmer16 it is only 5 euros but it was not mentioned until I checked in. The breakfast which is 10 is good. Very beautifully displayed and watched over by an efficient if not a little bit intimidating lady. (Don't attempt to take a plate to your room!) The rooms that I saw including mine (48) were clean and reasonably quiet. I was there on a busy summers weekend and never heard my neighbours at all which is a tremendous plus. However if you are claustrophobic which I am the hotel does feel "tight" if you know what I mean. (See pictures.)
The pluses are a wonderful staff who, though thoroughly German and therefore not over friendly, are helpful and professional. This hotel is close to everything with the S-Bahn just up the street, ( but double plus you don't hear it!) and loads of very nice cafes and restaurants with a variety of food on offer.
I really believe tripadvisor should offer a "good" rating. This hotel, overall, is good. Above "average" but not "very good".
One thing I need to mention is for elderly or disabled travelers. There are a LOT of steps. Although there is a lift there are steps to the 4th and 5th floors and steps going into reception. Also the tub in my room was very high to step into and VERY slippery. Not recommended.
I would stay here again for the convenience and the breakfast but the telly is small in all the rooms and the beds comfort level is just okay.

Room Tip: Upper floors inner. Not for elderly/infirm.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

Have stayed at this hotel many times, it is in an excellent area, easy to get around Berlin, clean and comfortable. The breakfast is a bit pricey, there are so many wonderful cafes around, try them instead,

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Spoleto, Italy
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions over the last ten years on my business trips to Berlin. While the hotel rooms vary in size and comfort, generally I have stayed in spacious rooms with high ceilings, overlooking the tree-lined Carmerstrasse. With breakfast, the nightly costs are approximately EUR 90.00, which may vary when a large fair is taking place. INTERNET access in the rooms is free (Ask at the front desk for the connecting details). Staff are very helpful, including ordering taxis, which generally arrive within two minutes of being contacted.The hotel has a spa in its top floor.
Another reason for liking this hotel is beacuse of its location near Savigny Platz, which has excellent restaurants. Jazz clubs and the Deutsche Oper are within walking distance. The S-Bahn station, which is no more than 10 minutes walk provides excellent connections with Berlin-Mitte, the old heart of Berlin and other tourist attractions in this extraordinary city.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking Carmerstrasse.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

Wow, I have been in hotels with thin walls but this takes the cake. I could literally hear what kind and how many wheels my neighbours suitcases had. The high ceilings are not well insolated so the tip toeing neighbours upstairs do not escape your attention either.

The tiny TV is not very helpful being across the room. You have to pay 10 euros extra to use the sauna facility, which only operates between 11am and 7pm (so this is not a real selling point for the hotel). WiFi was good but they don't change the password so you can actually get away with only paying for one day (:

The location is very convenient and the hotel offers fair value.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Carmer 16
Address: Carmerstr. 16 | Charlottenburg, 10623 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin > Charlottenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Spa
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Ranked #314 of 634 Hotels in Berlin
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Carmer 16 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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