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The neighbourhood around the hotel (many bars) and its location in general. I liked the sunny room and also the warm bathroom. I did not like the beds as they were two of them brought close together instead of having one bed for 2 persons. There was only one computer in the ...fitness room. Breakfast could be better for a 4-star hotel. In general I would say the hotel was good but as a 3-star hotel and not 4.
Excellent service, good value, comfortable room, good location. The 'kitchenette' was too small to be of much use. Okay for tea coffee etc.
Zarenhof is well situated in Prenzlauer-Berg, with good connections especeially to Mitte and Alexanderplatz, but also to other parts of Berlin. The area is nice with many small restaurants and shops. The hotel is tidy, clean and quiet and it offers a fairly good breakfast. Many of the rooms are rather large. The bathrooms with showers are small and easily get more ore less flooded when using the shower. There is no service in the hotel at night time, except for the reception, which is situated in another building by the street, whereas the hotel is by an inner yard.
A nice clean hotel, with quiet rooms in a good location. Not the hotel's fault, but hard to find a car park nearby and train station across the road is closed for renovations.
Its very central and close to underground. no air conditioner and it can be a bit noise durant the night.
The breakfast was absolutely excellent. The fitness room and internet were convenient. Subway access required carrying luggage up stairs.
Everything was new Because it was so new it still smelt incredibly strongly of paint, affecting our sleep and health, the breakfast was incredibly poor- we complained and left, the manager accepted our complaint and did not charge.
very nice hotel, good location in Prenzlauerberg. Quiet and cosy. Nice backyard Breakfast buffet is ok, not up to the hotel standards.
the location in the city, the standard of the hotel, the service no
brekfast is excellent dont stay in room 24 is not soo good like 208
The room was perfectly furniture. The furniture is old but very valuable. The services (caffe machine and tea) was perfect. The staff can smile when talking to guests. They should learn to be more polite !!!
Free wifi, nice ambience of room
Relax and watch the most important places in Berlin.
Excelent value for money. Charging coffee and tea separetely at the breakfast buffet.
Great Budget stay in Berlin.
very charming and hospitable atmosphere We came very late and unannounced so they were a little unprepared for us but they pulled through beautifully.
Linnen was an extremely charming, beautiful place to stay. The hotel was decorated with care and attention to detail. Its in a wonderful location close to a Flea Market that occurs every Sunday, public transportation, and an interesting neighborhood.
The breakfast buffet. Familly room with four real beds.
Clean, good location in Prentzlauer Berg, good value for money. Nice bathroom. Good breakfast. A bit lack of identity?
Very friendly staff, beautiful and convenient rooms, good breakfast, transportation near hotel, excellent value for money.
Good hotel situated near shopping and restaurants. Friendly personnal and very good breakfast.
Location very good, only 5 minuttes walk from the Underground station Bernauer Strasse, from which Alexander Platz could bee reached in few minuttes. The staff was very friendly, the room was nice and clean and the breakfast was good. Great value for money. The room was nice and clean on arrival, however the cleaning during our stay could have been better.
Location. It is quite new. They do not have a reception and they close at midnight. If you are arriving late, remember to call and tell your arrival time. They will wait.
it was a large room with nice and interesting furniture and decoration. bathroom was new and with tub.
Good location in heart of Prenzlauerberg, lots of restuarants cafes etc nearby; easy U-bahn tram and bus access. Restaurant lounge and reception are just one big room, so always people about, friendly atmosphere and pleasant staff. Rooms are in one or more apartment buildings separate from the building the reception is in, in the same street a few doors away. Good wifi in reception, none in rooms. Good breakfast. I didn't like the location of my particular room, on the ground floor adjacent the entrance/exit - too noisy. The hotel is expensive for what it is (I paid 62 euros/night inc breakfast)
Once we were moved to a reasonably sized room the accomodation was satisfactory. This is not really a hotel - it has no reception, no phone in the rooms and no room service. The hotel charges for extra or replacement towels. It was really overpriced considering it is basically apartments above a bar.
Big room, accommodating staff, very clean Tiny bathroom!
Loved the design of the room. Very homely yet giving the feeling of being away (suitcases as night tables for example). The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The location is pleasant in the middle of a beautiful area, with many cool restaurants and cafés. Close to the center, but still quiet. No
proximity to metro is undoubtfully a plus. especially nice is the direct connection with schonefeld airport (direct metro line). the room itself is big in the hotel. but these are all about pluses staff is not the most friendly one. if you are trying to find your way around, don't expect too much by asking the guys at the restaurant.overall, i must say, the hotel made some damn nice pictures to put on the website, the place looks much more shabby than what the impression is from the site. there is no phone in the room and you can hardly fit in what is supposed to be a bathroom - you have to jump over the toilett to get to the shower. the hotel is good for 'bed' purposes (not even a breakfast), but my feeling is that for a bed type of a hotel the prices are high
Conveniently located with good local connections S/U-Bahn. Plentiful breakfast buffet offered as well as bar and restaurant facilities. Pleasant service given. This was my second stay at S.S&R.
Good location, nice staff, clean rooms. The room could have been a bit more comfortable.
Different, modern and designer. A lot of thought has gone into the rooms. Very nice staff - extremely helpful. Even packed me a lunch! Might not suit everyone since you cannot 'ring' down to a reception per se. However, the model really worked for us and we loved the cocktail bar cum reception area. Rooms and bathrooms were fabulous
Pension Micheal is located in one of the most central area of Berlin. In the area there are many restaurants, bars and pubs. Mosty not german. The payment must be done in advance via a bank transfer to the Pension's owner (he is very funny and pleasent!!). The room is for 2 people.
Very good location, close to U and S Bahn. Huge bathroom, good kitchen facilities etc. You could really set up base there for a while and be self-sufficient. The cost appeared to be reasonable. The financial and booking arrangements were awkward. Michael wanted half the total cost in advance including part of a cleaning fee. This involved me sending 48 euros to a specified account in Germany. I had to pay $20 Australian to my bank as an additional fee . Michael emailed back saying 36 euros had arrived. When I arrived in Berlin, I rang him on his mobile as requested and found my way to the Pension which is in a bright orange building clearly labelled. He wasn't there and arrived about 30 minutes later after I had rung every bell, knocked on every door and made enquiries of everyone around. He could not explain the missing 12 euros, trying to shift the blame on to my bank. I like the booking.com approach and this was an aberratio
It was very quiet inside the pension and in the surroundings. The most appreciated was to have not more than +22C degrees in our room when it was almost +40C outside (there was no conditioner but the room stayed cool anyway), the fridge was very useful too as cold drinks were just necessary. I loved a small kitchen in the room. It's especially comfortable if you travel with kids I believe. Maybe it was not hotel's location but bad luck. The pension is located not far from Schönhauser Alle metro station which one together with the next one towards the center of Berlin were under renovation until the 11th of November 2010. It was not comfortable to wait for substitute busses and then change for metro especially as the busses were out of traffic at times. We had to pay too much for the taxi rides within our stay. All the trips from the hotel took too much time every time because S-Bahn didn't help for destinations we took. This location next to Mauer park is in general great for those who want to relax and hang out in bars and restaurants in Prenzlauer Berg, it's a bit too far from everything if you want to go sight seeing
It is in one of the best part of Berlin, much Cafè and Restaurant, Pub.It's also not noisy. Rooms are clean and cool. The owner is very helpful. S-Bahn and U-Bahn five to ten minutes away. Very good!
Mr Grobler is a great person. The appartments are clean and calm. I don't regret any euros :) Don't hesitate anymore !
Very clean, quiet, tv.... Shame I couldn't reserved rooms with credit card....He only takes cash payment.....
Location: very close to Mauer Park where there is a lively flea market on Sundays; also close to many bars and restaurants in the Prenzlauer Berg district. This is definitely one of the nicest areas in Berlin if you like to enjoy a drink and food in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. The room was clean and spacious, and the private bathroom and kitchen are an extra luxury that is not always available in this price category. Noise: the rooms face the inner garden of an apartment complex, where every sound seemed to be enhanced ten times. We were woken up early every morning from the noise. So: excellent location for people that want to get up early for full-day sightseeing etc., but less ideal for those that want to enjoy the Berlin nightlife and sleep-in.
Very relaxed atmosphere. Hotel staff was quite helpful. Good breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Bathroom wall needs repairs!
The location is absolutely ideal. It is surrounded nearby by boutiques, restaurants, bars and tons of public transportation.
Clean room with all facilities (internet as well :) A good selection of breakfast options to choose from and friendly staff.
The apartment is nice and clean; is located in a quiet street colse to a quaint and lively area and the underground is very easy to reach. The disappointing welcome and the unavailability of the staff.
Nice hotel with a great location. The staff was very helpful. The breakfast was splendid, both the buffet and the regular one. Cheap and good restaurants close by, including the hotel. The showers were alright but the shower curtains did not work very well. The floor ended up wet.
This is a nice little apartment setup – you basically get your own apartment (including silverware, pots, pans, coffeemaker, etc.) and live in a building like most of the other residential buildings in the neighborhood, with entry way, courtyard, etc. So if this is what you want (I did - a "resident" feel, not a hotel/tourist feel), it's great – if you're looking for a more traditional hotel setup with a lobby, full-time desk, etc. this is probably not for you. Everything seems to be run out of the restaurant which "anchors" the place, and everyone there was friendly and casual. (Note: I was in a "modern (comfort type) style" room – I didn't see the "rustic" rooms.) I too experienced the not so great shower curtain – and the same bad curtain in another place I stayed at in Kreutzberg! Strange, but not a big deal. Also, they don't give you clean towels/sheets daily, though they might if you ask. I was only there a few days and didn't need brand new stuff every day, so it wasn't a problem for me.
I liked the location, the surrounding.
It was a very nice place in a wonderful neighborhood.
I loved this hotel. The attached restaurant was great, staff very friendly and helpful...very homey feel. The rooms are converted apartments on the first floor of an apartment building. There are several doors for access (very secure) and each room has a little kitchenette so you don't have to eat out all the time. The location is incredible. Right in the middle of everything, very close to trains, and within easy walking distance of all kinds of interesting stuff. Great place to get a good feel for the City, so you can have a more "local" experience. I will definitely stay here again. No fresh towels while I was there, cloth shower curtains only so water goes everywhere despite best efforts to contrary.
It was conveniently located, not a big room, but enough if you only sleep there. Bathroom was small, but sufficient. Fresh towels were provided daily. Bed was not made on the second morning, although fresh towels were provided.
It was very calm. And I liked that I could come and go when I wanted, at every moment of the day.
Fantastic location, clean rooms, good atmosphere.
great location lots of good cafes and restaurants, friendly staff, good value for money lack of storage space, no where to hang wet towels
- Friendly staff - Free use of internet
I was very positively impressed of the Auroras sober interior decoration - and in particular all the good art ! - and of course all the basic criteria such as staff, facilities and location. no hooks/hangers at the room