Hidden Gem Near the Airport
09.09.2016 mrtuvok, Mountain View, Ca
As a result of a bad experience with EasyJet airlines, we wound up having to spend 3 additional days in Germany. Since we had already checked out of our prior hotel, we had no place to stay. Having ... more
As a result of a bad experience with EasyJet airlines, we wound up having to spend 3 additional days in Germany. Since we had already checked out of our prior hotel, we had no place to stay. Having learned our lesson, trying to get from a Berlin Hotel to the airport 30 kilometers away, I decided to find something as close the the airport as possible, regardless of how far it was from the Berlin city center and that was inexpensive (about 70 Euros a night/ $77)
Imagine our surprise when we arrived and found that it was equal to most 4 star hotels in the United States! the rooms are absolutely gorgeous and they allow for smokers and non smokers alike. You can open the windows to get fresh air, there is a mini-bar, safe, coffee, and an incredibly modern shower like I've never seen before!
The dining room is nice and there is an outdoor patio as well. The funny thing about the food service is that there is a buffet, but it is served by the staff. You sit at a table and order what you want, then the staff goes to the buffet table, plates the food, and brings it to you! I almost laughed, but then I thought that this is probably an efficient way for them to do things.
There was also a spa, a sauna, an exercise room, several meeting rooms, and a room just for smokers. As I am an avid cigar smoker, I loved being able to have a place where I could go and enjoy a nice smoke without disturbing anyone else, and without having them give me dirty looks or make rude comments.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Germany. it is worth it to drive a little further to Berlin, but have all the amenities and a guaranteed 15 minute drive to the airport since there is no construction going on in that area. (Right now almost all of the major freeways and roads in downtown Berlin have some type of construction going on simultaneously which makes traffic a real nightmare!) less
fontane007, Manager at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Airporthotel Fontane Berlin, responded to this review
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