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avendi Hotel am Griebnitzsee
Ranked #17 of 37 Hotels in Potsdam
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
“peaceful scenic location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Recently stayed at this hotel in order to visit Potsdam. It was a short 2 stop local train stop away. The hotel is located steps away from the train station, in a beautiful residential area and directly on the lake. It is well worth getting the hotel room with a view of the lake. You can easily see rowers, sailboats and motorboats. It is beautiful and peaceful! There is a grocery store a half a block away and an excellent Italian restaurant called Piazza Toscana (which I highly recommend) down the road.
The breakfasts at this hotel were spectacular.
We used the hop on and hop off bus to tour Potsdam and it was great!

  • 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 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

This Hotel is on the shore of Griebnitzsee. Nice quite rooms and a huge terrace with view on the lake. Rooms are big and of the "Seminar Style". Food is somewhat old fashioned German but the overall quality is good. The Hotel rents bikes to discover the many lakes, castles, historic houses and landscaped parks around Potsdam. Nice Service and staff.

The only caveat is that there is no free WiFi in the Rooms what is strange for a hotel hosting so many business seminars.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

The hotel is small, but clean and comfortable. The breakfast has a wide variety of choice and although not many of the staff speak good English, they understand and are willing to help wherever they can. The location of the hotel is only a minute's walk from Griebnitzsee station, which is only 6 minutes from Potsdam Hbf. And the view from the lakeside rooms are fabulous and calm.

The only negative I remember from this hotel are the terrible pillows, which just collapse as soon as your head touches it. Almost like not having a pillow at all!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the Hotel Griebnitzsee and can only agree with the other viewers - very good hotel in a very nice neighborhood. If you like to go for a run in the morning, its perfect. In 50 min you can run around the lake, mostly through the forest and along amazing historic villas. The hotel is very clean, staff friendly and great value for money. It is also a good alternative when visiting Berlin. The train station is just across the road and you get to Berlin Central n 40 min.

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Magdeburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Hotel is beautifully situated on the Griebnitz lake in the area of Potsdam. An S-Bahn (regional train) station is right across from the entrance and is well connected to Potsdam and Berlin (Berlin Central Station is 35 minutes away). The hotel staff are very helpful and friendly.

Rooms are nicely furnished and are quite large.

My room was in the other wing on the other side of the street, a lake view would have been amazing.

The breakfast was quite varied and very good.

Overall a very highly recommended hotel. Ideal to relax by the lake or to stay outside of berlin and easily commute.

Room Tip: Definitely go for the lake view!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

The hotel is just across the road from the Griebnitzsee station S-Bahn (and indeed many rooms have a view of the platform). The reception, bar and dining room and conference rooms are on one side of the road, the majority of bedrooms are on the other. You can either cross the road or use the underground tunnel that joins the two. The views from the bar and dining room are of the Griebnitzsee itself; when we stayed in November 2012, the trees were changing colour and the views were lovely.

The bedrooms are a good size with desk/chair and lots of storage, and a reasonable sized bathroom with bath and over-bath shower. The bed was very comfortable and there were plenty of lights. There is wired internet access in the room, not wifi, although free wifi is available in the bar area.

Breakfast was very plentiful, with a range of fresh fruits, mueslis, yoghurts, breads, pastries and cheeses and meats, plus different types of egg (veggies watch out for the scrambled, it has ham in it!).

Service was unobtrusive but very friendly. We ate and had a drink at the bar at the station (Albers) which is very good value and despite the unprepossessing exterior, a really nice place for good value food and beer.

From the hotel, it's around half an hour's walk to the local castle and, of course, Potsdam itself is only two stops on the subway, where you can then get the local bus out to the Neues Palais and Sans Souci palace, both of which are 18th century at their most opulent, with lovely parkland too.

It's also fairly easy to get into central Berlin by S-Bahn, and to Tegel airport (S-Bahn then a bus). There's also a regional train that goes to Schonefeld airport (at least, that's what it looked like).

There's an italian restaurant nearby called Piazza Toscana (I think) which is also very pleasant. Although I was here for work at the nearby University, I would certainly consider using this as a base for a holiday in the area.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here when visiting the hasso plattner institute for a meeting. Really nice place. I had a great view out of my hotel right out over the water. Doors are stupidly difficult to open. I needed the receptionist to show me how to do it the first time. More complicated that necessary!

Wifi is free and available across the hotel. Breakfast is fine. Nothing special but good enough. Really easy to get to from the train station, it is about 2 mins walk. There is a direct train from Schonefeld airport via the s bahn. Takes about 50 mins.

Would definitely stay there again.

Stayed April 2012
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Property: avendi Hotel am Griebnitzsee
Address: Rudolf-Breitscheid-Str. 190-192, 14482 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Location: Germany > Brandenburg > Potsdam
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Ranked #17 of 37 Hotels in Potsdam
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Hotel Class:4 star — avendi Hotel am Griebnitzsee 4*
Number of rooms: 87
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