Watch Tv,talking with interesting people,
The rooms and especially the bathroom facilities were very clean. The interior could look a bit more friendly - especially the neon lights in the ceiling create a more prison-like feeling than necessary. Matrasses were a bit worn out, but not too bad.
There are no shampoo and soap
The hotel was basic, but given the price was good value for money. It did exactly what it said on the tin. Bathrooms in the rooms would have been nice.
Very quiet area, really close to Weberwiese U-Bahn for easy access to Alexanderplatz, or to Simon-Dach Strasse. Room was too far away from the wifi router so had to sit in the corridor!
Andreas, who I think is the proprietor was cool and gracious and helpful. He gave us a bottle of wine that I guess someone had given him. He said it would just put him to sleep. We really enjoyed our stay.
Free parking It was a little far from the centre.
The staff were excellent - very helpful and friendly. The resturant was good, plus there were nearby resturants and large shopping centre. I understood from the website that the hotel was not near the city centre but it was not clear just how far away it was. Although it was an easy tram ride for about 1/2 hour to the city with a ticket purchased at reception, my taxi driver from the train station had never heard of it and had to look it up and even then had some difficulty finding it.
good breakfast was served ! some of the hotel staff were not friendly.. they were not ready to explain what we ask them
Bathroom acces not from the room. Quality of room-doors.
Some of the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and some others were completely the opposite.Far from the center, but very close to a tram station,so it was easy to approach the center in 15 minutes.Very quiet place and free parking. The internet provision was expensive for short time use.The bedocovers were a little bit tatty, but still clean. Expensive for what it offers.
Breakfast is realy good. It is a little bit far from the center. It takes 25-30min from Alexander platz.
the smell in the room
excellent restoran menu and service.
There is free parking place, staff was very polite and helpful.
Easy transportation to the center, short walk to interesting place: former Stasi prison. Really comfortable, helpful receptionists. Of you want to go to gym, rather find some other then the hotel one.
The hotel was perhaps the best one where I've stayed. The staff was extremely helpful and sincerely polite. The hotel is a bit off the center, but the bus stop in front of the hotel and the underground one block away ensured a convenient means of reaching practically anywhere in Berlin. The room was very clean, nicely decorated, and the beds were comfortable. The breakfast buffet was excellent. There is no restaurant in the hotel, but many good restaurants in the vicinity make up for that.
Modern hotel which is well located for easy access to the main attractions of Berlin. The staff were very helpful.
friendly staff, very accomodating
This hotel is in a great neighborhood, that is not overrun by tourists, and has plenty to do nearby. It is also a close walk to server S-Bahn, and U-bahn stations. The room was small, but well designed, with everything just barely tucked into place. It was cozy, but not cramped. Also, there was AC, which is helpful during the heat wave that Berlin has had this summer. The staff spoke excellent English, and were helpful and patient with my flagging German. The breakfast is overpriced for what it is. You can get similar food for a third of the price at one of the neighborhood bakeries.
Location, quick access to U-Bahn No mini bar, no headache tablets, no extra facilities
The hotel is well located with attractions within reasonable walking distance. It is near various underground stations to go further afield. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful - offering advice on tourist areas and restaurants, organising taxis etc. The rooms were very comfortable and the bathrooms are modern and stylish. The only thing that could have improved the stay would be if there had been a swimming pool and spa!
The room was very clean and the shower was powerful The noise of the traffic
Eeryone was so friendly and helpful. The food was very interesting and very good. The hotel was close to all the main things we wanted to see -- walking distance. Nothing
The hotel has a very good location, closed to pubs and restaurants, with an overground station around the corner, as well as strassen bahn. Also it is very easy to get to Tegel airport. The breakfast is good as well, there are different choices of it. The walls of the room are too thin, you can hear when the people of other rooms use the bathroom and that is not nice, specially during midnight when you are sleeping.
brilliant breakfasts, a great location and a refreshing non-corporateatmosphere
midtown, good staff and exellent breakfast :)
Room was very comfortable, hotel well located, breakfast very nice and staff very nice and helpful. A telephone in the room would be handy.
It was a very central position in the older part of the central city, close to the Museum Island, and other interesting points of the city. Many good restaurants, and places along the river to sit and watch the world go by. The breakfasts were wonderful, and the staff always cheerful and helpful.
Friendly and helpful staff, very clean.
Location and it was clean, non smoking areas, non smoking in lounge, the staff was very friendly Breakfast (bio)
Excellent location and very safe.
it was very low key, and felt almost like having my own apartment. I like this very much! I also really liked the simplicity of the rooms and space. I would recommend setting up w-fi access in the rooms, the cafe hours are limited and it's not always convenience to go into town with one' s laptop and find a spot to work from. and also it seemed very limited that there was not an office center or resources along those line.. I needed to print a document from a website, and was directed to an internet cafe in town.. it would have been really helpful to print it there and fax it as it was an important business matter..
Decoration Too noisy! cars and tram make the hotel uncofortable. The security is not good since the door in the back of the hotel is not closed during night while the reception is closed and anyone can have access to the entire hotel through the back. Too far from the city center...
Was generally very good Breakfast was expensive
Best price-value ever! The hotel is not extaordinary, but I did't think that one could get such a convenient place in a city for about € 40,-
Hotel was clean and food was good in restaurant. Easy walk to S-Bahn. Very strange checking in - seemed to be no reception and waitress in restaurant gave us key. Staff gave wrong directions to S-Bahn and didn't speak English. Smelled of smoke on our floor but room was ok. Only got 1 tiny bar of soap first day which ran out and didn't get more.
we went with two couples and had a double room with a sittingroom in front of them, very nice and quite luxurious. Breakfast was good, rooms were clean and spacious. The hotel is located in a not to charming part of the city, about 10 km's from the citycenter. Hotel is about 300 meters away from the nearest metrostation. Frequent arriving metro's bring you in about 15 minutes to the citycenter. No problems.
Ambiance Your survey put a qualifier on this section "Do not use this review for complaints." If I say anything I didn't like in this section it maybe misconstrued as a complaint.
The hotel was excellent value for money, clean, welcoming and quiet. Chosen due to its proximity to good public transport, a three minute walk from Karlshorst S Bahn and one minute from a tram stop.
The breakfast spread was exceptional. Had dinner also at the restaurant and it was very good. My room was clean and the place was quiet, allowing for a good nights sleep. I felt that the 9 Euro ($12 USD) price for breakfast was a bit steep. A cup of coffee and bowl of cereal shouldn't cost that much. Perhaps they could taylor their menu in an a-la-carte fashion.
The good outfit of our room and the very clean bath-room. To little possibilities to park in the yard of the hotel; We could not receipt Videotext on the TV-set.
The location was excellent as it is less than 5 minutes walk from the S Bahn and a further 9 minutes to the airport. There are plenty of shops, market stalls and cafes in the immediate area of Karlshorst. It is possible to be in the city centre within 20 minutes. The hotel staff spoke good English and were very freindly.
Receptionist is not helpful and can't understand English well.
Not always very clean. Shared shower/toilets didn't seem to be cleaned daily, room was not vacuumed properly
It's located near the station Warschauer Strasse, i.e. the communications are good. The breakfast is good. The room was insufficiently soundproof. There was a strange smell in the corridor.
The room was very clean, comfortable and quiet. The staff was very helpful and friendly.
good location for visiting east side gallery, and easy to get to from public transport. Room was very clean, bed was comfortable. Although on a main road the room was incredibly quiet as in a courtyard. Shared bathroom was very nice and clean also.
Of course the postion between Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg and the connections with tram and S-bhan. Rooms are really hostel one, basic, even if the single room has tv and refrigerator in each room. If the price is reasonable for a medium-low standard hostel go there, but probably 55 euros for a single room there are too much.
Location - right in the Friedrichshain area, with all the art students, pubs and dance clubs. Also right next to the S-Bahn station. 1. Room has almost nothing in it - no way to make coffee, hardly anywhere to organize your stuff... 2. Shared facilities 3. An item of clothing was missing, and we suspect it was taken by some staff member. They claimed they would compensate us, and it hasn't happened so far.
- Warning! Don't go there for the singel rooms with low hostel standard they charge you for hotel prices! A room hardley 2 meters width, and so short the door couldn't open properly! Nothing on the walls and shower and the toilet (without lamp) in the corridor for 55 eur is robbery!! Do absoloutely not, I repeat not(!!), do I mean not or nott!!!! Go there for a single room at that price...
loaction and bathroom shared with just 1 other room. good quit sleeping place, good bed. the paintings were all the same, which was funny, but the interior was ugky.
Hotel is really good and I would recommend others friends to stay in this hotel, if they are planning trip to Berlin
generally it is just a nice place. They need to have internet access available in the rooms
A pleasant ambiance, allied with comfortable accommodation and friendly and helpful staff made my short stay enjoyable.The free airport shuttle was an added bonus.
close to berlin schoenefeld airport and public transport
Very good hotel - Very convenient for airport
Really nice relatively small hotel - right near to Airport so was brilliant to catch the early flight back to UK after doing business in Berlin. Very friendly staff
Location to easy jet airport with free transfer.
Thestaff always had a smile on their faces, and tried to be helpfull. in order to reach the restaurant, it was necessay to walk a few yards in the wind and rain. This could easily have been remedied.
proximity to the airport and shuttle service to airport very efficient - wake-up call as the change of time on our part was forgotten.
The beds were comfortable and room was nicely arranged. There was no wifi. There are a lot of hidden fees and they try to charge you for breakfast even when you don't have any. I don't think I would give this 4 stars.
Good value and 7 mins walk from the Airport
nice hotel close to airport
The hotel was a rightly chosen and the ambience was very nice. The Checkin time should be flexible for guests, even though it is hard to match every ones requirements, this would be very essential for the peoplewho would have travelled along distance.
Big, comfort and warm room at cold weather of November in Berlin! Everything was OK but I don't know why in Europe hotels, there is not refrigerator in the rooms! Indeed in Iran (my country) it's usuall to put some foods in the frig in each room. However in November the balcon was used as a frig!!!
good access to trains the very old lift
It was situated in a quiet neighborhood only 3 minutes from the S-bahn - very easy access. The staff was very friendly and the breakfeast (although a bit expensive) was excellent. The beds were a bit too soft but we were so tired after walking around the city all day that we hardly noticed it :-)
The locality to the stadium, friendly staff and the room was a very good size. Quite a way from Berlin but metro is easy enough to use and get to (about 5 minutes walk) with plenty of trams / trains.
Staff was great. Moreover, we arrived early in the morning and our room was ready, though arrival is from 14.00 Travelling with a family, it should be good to have a very minimum kitchen facilities in the room (e.g. teapot).
Good situation and transport, good breakfast. Thank you! No hot water on 11th floor in the mornings Bad work of elevator
As always best price-service, clean rooms and hotel, warm regulated air in rooms, etc. No problems at all. Very pleasant hotel staff, by the way.
We were very pleasantly surprised with Alecsa Hotel staff, cleanness, room view, and overall - it's an ideal value for money spent.
Nice shower, good isolation, quite room, nice breakfast
friendly staff, clean
Big room, very close to the station Lichtenberg (50m)
The rooms were super, great location just at bit noice from the train. No
Very nice personell, excellent location... Just great
Very big rooms, (room 11). Opposite train station, close to shops. had to pay upfront in advance, small rear car park, fee of 5 euros.
Enjoyed our stay. Really friendly personel. Always a greating when you walk in our out. Ready to answer any questions. Clean nice rooms with enough space. and those showers are nice! Warm and strong after a hard day of work or shoppping ;)
Wide and clean room, the useful location near railroad station. Staffs were friendly.
The room was very quiet. Breakfast could be better.
Very friendly and helpful staff
I thought the blankets were a bit too thin.
The room, with bathroom, was good value for the price. Check out, at ten, was a bit early.
Contrary to what is stated on this site, there was no wifi available. The staff was not helpful and only said "we don't know, maybe tomorrow"
Very friendly staff and super cheap price.Near the station.
it was very comfortable, good food, nice beds could use an elevator
There was a parking place for the car, the room was clean and staff very friendly. We were unlucky to have a couple in a neighbouing room who was having sex whole night through with relatively many loud noises that accompanied the whole process...
Nothing The transport was very difficult because they didn't explain how to reach there advising that there is a bus which pass in front of hotel , so they just should explain how to take this bus and from which station .
Great location - Close to the S-Bahn (3 mins walk) and good restaurants and bakers close by. The toilet seat as loose and the curtains did not close properlly as there were hooks missing.
The room was very clean, the facilities very good for the price and the breakfast quite good. Thanks to the woman taking care of us, by the way, during this breakfast! No
We were pleasently surpised with the room. We booked it for the cheap price and location, so weren't expecting the room to be fantastic. However, the room was good for the money- spacious, very clean, had a good power shower, the staff were friendly and welcoming, there was also a bar in the reception so we could get a beer when we arrived. There were no thrills but suited us perfectly for our weekend in Berlin because we didn't need to stay too long in the room. Coffee & tea making facillities in the room would be nice. The TV didn't work but we weren't planning on much TV viewing anyway. The worst part was being alergic to the detergent they use to wash the bedsheets!! A&O suited us for a few nights but wouldn't suit everyone- there seemed to be a lot of students staying there who were noisy at night and took over the restaurant/bar area. If you are an older traveler, or you just like an early night then this place wouldn't be suitable.
I was attending a conference at the hotel and so it was very convenient to stay at the hotl at the same time. The staff were polite and helpful.
the room was great and we got a good deal, so we were able to pay it and spend our wedding-night there. I liked the colors in the room, bathroom and bed. The breakfast is too expensive
value for money
Convenient for conference I was attending. Good range of food in restaurants Charges for internet use
I stayed at this hotel because this is where the conference I attended took place, it was very convenient being able to just go downstairs to the meetings. The front desk staff members are very friendly and helpful. It's a perfect location if you are there for business but not so much for sightseeing (see below). The location seems to be in the outskirt of Berlin and there isn't much going on around it. The room is comfortable but lacks certain amenities such as coffee maker, safety box, iron or extra blankets/pillows. Most items are available but you have to ask for them specifically.
Good location and great accomodation.
Very nice hotel No
A variety of restaurants at a one place and a realtively large selection of food; abundant breakfast; complaisance and accesibility of the hotel staff, services and facilities I missed a swimming pool !
Staff was friendly and the facilities were good. It was convenient for public transport but it still took 30+ minutes to get to any tourist sights. We were there because of a specific event happening at the venue, but in normal circumstances we would choose either a cheaper hotel or a closer one to the centre.
The staff was attencious and a good breakfast with good options and ingredients. It is a business hotel and should have free internet
Frindly staff. - Comfort - Restaurants
The interior of the lobby is modern and neat. Friendly staff, easy transportation links. Good speed of WiFi Internet. Lots of leaflets on different city entertainments available. Too small bathroom, in-room furniture very cheap and simple
Location was very good with in easily access to the central districts of the city. Many good restaurants with in walking distance. The toilet was very small, and really very uncomfortable to use.
Clear room, nice room, nice people
all ok. do the resevesion and the room waiting for us at the time!! no waiting
Nice and close to transport - bus out the front, breakfast was sufficient and fresh, lift made the stairs an easy option (put in in 1959, but loved it), clean and friendly, quiet room.
near many many food store, and near by there is a old Church and there is a restauant under this Church with good Germany Pork and Fish food. near U-Ban with convenient transportation. u can walk to X9 bus station and only 10 minutes to Tegel Air port, or by Taxi cost around EURO 13 room is not very quite, u can hear the noise of next room and can not fall into sleem at the 1st night of our stay due to next room talking ....another problem is the hotel Credit card machine can not use with our credit card properly, do not know why. last stay in 2008 was ok
The hotel itself seemed ok. The rooms were kind of dirty.
Hotel rooms where very spacious even with an extra bed having to be added. Very clean and staff extremely pleasant. Breakfast first class. Having to pay an additional charge for use of swimming pool and also an age restriction of 16 for use of the pool.
The luxury Swimmingpool closed
Staff always friendly and attentive. Room always clean. Wide range of facilities. Best location for us in Berlin. Having to leave!
The rooms were big and comfortable We had two 14 year olds with us and picked the hotel because it had a pool. Very very disapointed to learn no swimming for under 16 years.
Free upgrade from hotel. Good location close to resturants bars etc, easy access to underground station. Good breakfast.
after a small problem with our reservation, we had to wait an hour or more. In response we were upgraded to a suite. No hard feelings here! taped batteries in the TV clicker (the top had been lost previously) - so it did not work very well. Did not like the pay for movie selection.
This hotel was in an excellent location slightly out of the city, with shops and restaurants next door and a subway station nearby. The rooms were excellent and the staff were helpful and friendly. The room (suite) we stayed in had a seperate kitchen which was excellent but the cupboards were empty. We like to do our own breakfast while we are travelling and would have really appreciated a few pieces of basic cutlery (knives, follks and spoons) and some bowls, plates etc. These are also handy if you decide to prepare a role to take with you during the day or if you want a light snack in the evening (roll, cold meat and cheese) etc.
The hotel was within walking distance of restaurants and it was easy to walk to attractions like the zoo or even get the underground which was very close. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful and the superior double room was very big, with a lounge area and kitchen.
Spacious suite, kitchenette; access to swimming pool. (1) over-crowded swimming pool being in fitness club next door; (2) desk staff w/ less than great attitude--2 credit cards declined and 'viel Pech' before the clerk tried another line, on which my card turned out to be fine.
Safe and very clean. I satyed in a 8bed room, but it felt like 4bed room. I hope there is a microwave or something.
Central location, clean, modern, friendly staff be it in german or english. Great value for money. Bar drinks and breakfast in the hotel are a bit expensive (let say above Berlin average prices). Nobody forces you to drink or take your breakfast at the reception thougj, and Berlin is full of opportunities. Slow Wi-Fi too, and inaccessible from the room.
Very nice rooms and bathrooms. Keycard access. Good location. Value for money. An overall excellent choice. Wifi was very slow.
Location Everything else
Location is good, building is modern/trendy. Bathrooms were never clean, dirty pillows and mattress. WiFi is useless, almost never works and super slow.
- Good location - Storage lockers were broken, so I needed to lock up my suitcase at the trainstation. I found the last available locker. If I hadn't gotten that, I would have needed to wheel my bag around Berlin the entire day. I got in a few hours before my room was ready, so I didn't have another choice. - The room was dirty, but that was probably more of a function of the 5 other people staying in the room. The nice thing was that none of the other 5 people slept in the room, but were out all night. - Our room's bathroom was out of toilet paper. Why didn't the staff see that?
the sense of modern interior, the photographs and colouring, the yonung atmosphere poor breakfast, fruitsallad was sour and uneatable.No small spoons. Juice too weak, as the coffee. Too noisy in breakfastroom, no space to sit. Not much to choose from concerning food, especially not for my vegetarian friend.
Funky comfort Nothing
The breakfast was wonderful, the best boiled eggs in any hotel worldwide.
Friendly helpful staff. Good value for money
Very Friendly staff, breakfast was good, clean hotel.
This hotel is great in the price range. I have stayed in other similar priced hotels in Berlin and found this hotel to be the best value. If the price and location suit you; stay here. Servicing of the room was erratic. Some days nothing done, some days properly serviced.
nice simple rooms, good breakfast the bathroom (#204) is small for a tall guy like me
I liked the fact that, unlike other hotels/hostels of the same price category, breakfast was included.....and good. Furnishing of the room very spartan.
Large clean comfortable room overlooking quiet courtyard .Helpful staff .Great beds. Noisey schoolchildren staying there .
It has everything you could need!
central location & nice apartment There was a pop band staying and there were a lot of noisy fans in the street late at night. This was probably unusual though.
It was comfortable. Liked that there was a fridge, because that's always important for me in a room. Nice balcony. Conveniently located to the U-Bahn. No air conditioning in room.
rooms was very very noisy and it was not possible to sleep after 6 Am, otherwise everything else was almost reasonable.
I booked for $78 on kayak which is a great price. We stayed in room 223 and had a full living room with pullout bed in the sofa, balcony overlooking the street, full kitchen with some plates and silverware available, bedroom with 2 twin beds. Bigger flat screen tv in the living room and small one in the bedroom. I am a manual wheelchair user and had no problem moving around in this room, including bathroom. I transferred into the bathtub which had a small bench built into the side. The controls were difficult to reach but it had the removable shower head. They may have shower chairs available, I didn't ask. It wasn't perfect for WC users but it was usable. Laundry room in the basement, which is free except for the soap which you can get at the front desk for €.50. Breakfast was 13.50€ which is standard price, some are far more. Had a good selection of hot and cold food available. The staff was great, very helpful and knowledgeable. 1 block from Naturkundmuseum train station, 10 minute train ride to checkpoint Charlie, Alexanderplatz and Brandenburg gate. I would definitely stay here again. Room 223 is on the 2nd floor and the bedroom is facing the street. It quiets down at night but during the day it's a bit noisy if you have the windows open. Construction on the street during our stay. They were more than willing to switch is to a room in the back and showed us several different variations. I chose to stay in 223 because it worked best for me being in a wheelchair. Furniture and carpet in living room are outdated and need to be replaced. I'm not one of those snobby whining reviewers and I'm not buying the place or trying to impress anyone, so it worked for me.
Good location, clean, good breakfast Noisy street, gym`s equipment
Clean and comfortable room
The location was great, staff was very helpful. It was nice and clean.
Spacious and clean room, central location, kitchen facilities. This is more of an appt. residence (as the name suggests) though they have a reception. ALso liked the free sauna (small but decent) Nice bathroom, but the toilet seat was sized for infants! Toilettensitz viel zu klein auch für Normalwüchsige!
free bikes and breakfast the bathroom
Friendliness of staffs and cleaniness of apartment Main bedroom facing main road and is very noisy to sleep
Comfortable rooms, location near railway station, good breakfast