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Hotel OTTO
Ranked #16 of 662 Hotels in Berlin
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great for a city break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Have just returned from three nights at the Hotel Otto. Handlily located for the city centre links on the U and S bahns and surrounded by good cafes and shops. The room was a comfort room. Spacious and clean with complimentary mineral water. Free afternoon coffee and cakes/snacks are available in the top floor lounge during the afternoon. Reception staff were friendly and very helpful. An ideal place to base yourself on a visit to Berlin.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I stayed at hotel Otto in Berlin for 4 nights and it was a fantastic experience.The hotel is very conveniently located in a quiet street near the Ku'damm Strasse and close to S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations, so well connected to all the corners of the city. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The room was big, comfortable and clean, but, being placed next to the reception desk, it was noisy at certain times. There is apparently a free wi-fi connection in the rooms, but it is extremely difficult to get connected to the net, so I wouldn't count much on that.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Sutton Coldfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Stayed 3 nights, was a nice hotel. The room was clean, provided "freebies" nail file, shaving kit, shoe horn, sewing kit, toothbrush and toothpaste, "ladies" kit, shampoo, lotion, body wash, bottled water and fruit!
Was clean lines and contemporary decor. Lift stops between floors and there are 3 extra stair sets to reach the 7th floor breakfast area...but it keeps you fit! The lift plays bird noises which is quite fun.

Breakfast is really good, we had it included when we booked, good choice buffet breakfast, with champagne as a normal offering of drinks (no extra charge!)

Afternoon snacks also amazing, we had an a large breakfast went out all day and were able to come back and have tea, coffee and sandwiches and cakes ( all complementary) just go up to the breakfast floor and help yourselves.

Lovely hotel. Set in the west side of Berlin, so if you are going clubbing and want to be in staggering distance this hotel is not for you. However if you don't mind getting the underground then that's easy to use and cheap. 6.50€ for an unlimited day ticket for zones A+B which can be used on the U & S Bahn and the Bus as well. Also they provide free maps at all stations.

Staff were friendly and informative and even provided maps free of charge on arrival.

All in all I would visit again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Great Charlottenburg location, only a 10 minute walk from Tiergarten. Ultra-modern, clean, comfortable. Great bathroom. Fantastic breakfast offering all you could possibly want, and well worth the €15 supplement. Friendly, helpful staff who try really hard. From midday to 9pm, complimentary coffee, tea and cake are available in the 7th floor breakfast room with a rooftop terrace - a nice touch, as is the complimentary mineral water and umbrella loans.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Stayed 5 nights at the end of September and we were delighted with our choice of this hotel. The location is first class being only a couple of minutes to the U-bahn and about 5 minutes to the S-bahn - in turn only a few minutes by train to Zoo station or Hbf. The area abounds with a wide range of bars and restaurants and Hotel Otto will give good advice as where to eat. The hotel itself is in a pleasant area, away from the hordes of tourists but still close enough to all the action you may seek. Staff were very efficient and friendly. Our room, on the second floor was very quiet and most spacious as well as super clean. Good bathroom facilities. Breakfast, in a pleasant room on the 7 floor with views to the City, was extremely good. Unlimited free WiFi available in your room. An excellent hotel. Only minor downside is that the lift stops halfway between floors, and not at each level, but this is no big deal

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Is this hotel named after the much revered inventor of the brassiere, Otto Titsling? Get it? Tit-sling. OK, that's what Bette Midler sang in "Beaches", but I think she made that up. I saw no paintings of full-figured brassieres in my room... oh wait, there was that pink mannequin wallpaper with the pointy tit... uh, skip it.

If you want modern, minimalist and surprisingly comfortable, you don't need to look much further than Hotel Otto in the tony neighborhood of Charlottenburg. It's all that with an undeniable hipster factor that should appeal to anyone looking for mid-priced cosmopolitan accommodations close enough to the city center. What's especially nice is that the location is on a quiet street but within a three-minute walk from a U-Bahn station in one direction (Ernst-Reuter-Platz) and a five-minute stroll to the S-Bahn station in the other direction (Sauvignyplatz).

It's definitely a boutique hotel with just 46 rooms. There's a front desk with someone who is locally informed and multilingual, no lobby, and you hear very little foot traffic. There's a spacious breakfast area up on the 7th floor which does give you a rooftop view of Charlottenburg, and the elevator, as slow as it is, is filled with tropical bird noises for reasons only known to the owner. Quirky touches abound as there's even a "surprise" button in the elevator that you can press to hear the cock-a-doodle-do of a rooster in the morning.

I was honestly impressed with the spacious room (see photo) - two adjoining double beds with down comforters (no spreads), a walk-in dressing room and closet, a separate bathroom, basic cable TV (with just CNN in English), free WiFi (though you need to retrieve the code at the front desk). For $146 per night, I thought it was quite a good deal given the proximity to the Ku'damm (Kurfurstendamm), the city's main shopping boulevard, and several top-notch restaurants. I would definitely consider coming back for my next visit.

Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Berlin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

After a lot of searching on the internet we found this place in Berlin. Upon arriving we were greeted by friendly staff and they were very helpful. The room is clean and it's a great area of Berlin to stay in.

This hotel is great if you want to be in Berlin but you want to avoid a lot of tourist crowds. We had the feeling that this hotel was surrounded by shops and restaurant German people would visit.

If you are a budget traveller, there are a lot of cheap and secure parking spaces around the area and also dining places for a great price.

The only "bad" thing about the hotel is that it's pretty loud. We could hear the traffic and sometimes the stumbling of somebody in the hotel. It wasn't a big issue, but something that you notice sometimes.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel OTTO
Address: Knesebeckstrasse 10, 10623 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin > Charlottenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Berlin
#9 Romantic Hotel in Berlin
#14 Luxury Hotel in Berlin
#14 Family Hotel in Berlin
#54 Best Value Hotel in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel OTTO 4*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our privately run Hotel OTTO is only minutes away from the famous Kurfurstendamm. Surrounded by theatres, museums, restaurant, bars and boutiques it is the ideal starting point to explore Germany's pulsating capital. For short trips as well as business. 46 Rooms and studios offer you functional design and highest comfort. Greet the day in the breakfast lounge "Etage07" with an extraordinary view over the rooftops of Berlin. Our very favourite place: the sundeck! Our Hotel OTTO is only minutes away by taxi from the Berlin convention centre. The Undergound Station (Ernst-Reuter-Platz), the S-Bahn Station (Savignyplatz) and several busses are only minutes of the hotel. ... more   less 
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