Friendly staff, great location, perfect for touring Berlin
24/06/2018 Kevin B, Oxford, United Kingdom
Stayed at this hotel on a work trip. Beautifully quiet location in a side street very close to the U-Bahn and Leipziger Strasse. Didn't hear any traffic noise at all. All of Berlin's main central attr... more
Stayed at this hotel on a work trip. Beautifully quiet location in a side street very close to the U-Bahn and Leipziger Strasse. Didn't hear any traffic noise at all. All of Berlin's main central attractions are within comfortable walking distance. I could run easily to the Brandenburg Gate up the river and along the Unter den Linden.
Hotel rooms are comfortable, sufficient and clean with free wifi. Hotel staff are wonderful. Very keen to help and sort out any concerns or needs. My German is terrible but they were only too happy to speak in English. I had no issues.
An all you can eat buffet breakfast is available at the hotel - cost 12 euros per day. It is simple - cooked or continental but met my needs for a busy day at conference ahead. There is no evening dinner provision in the restaurant but that is not a problem as there is a tapas bar right across the street although make sure you have a German phrase book and then a short walk away towards town along the right side of the Leipziger Strasse is a very nice little Italian restaurant the Fontana Di Trevi. The other way up the Leipziger Strasse you can take a short walk to the Nikolai viertel area where you step back in time to a more traditional German setting and a range of restaurants.
If you need a taxi, the hotel can call these up within a couple of minutes. A trip to Tegel is approx 22 euros and to Schoenefeld approx 46 euros. If you are working at the Estrel Hotel for conferences the trip is approx 18 - 20 euros depending on traffic.
Make sure you take plenty of euros as many places charge extra for the use of credit cards. less