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... airport built to service west berlin during the Soviet blockade. We have arranged to stay with a guy we met in Fiji and he has agreed to let us stay in his flat for a couple of days and to show us the city. With our walking shoes on, and with Constantine in the lead, we head out...
We head first for perhaps the biggest and most iconic of all Berlin landmarks, the Brandenburg Gate. Constructed in the 18th century as a sign of peace by King Fredrick William of Prussia, ...
... due to souvenir hunters more recently.
Much of Berlin has been reconstructed, though much evidence of the war remains. Beautiful columns on the museums still have bullet marks on them. The Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate are magnificent structures, though the Checkpoint Charlie area looks more like sideshow alley. The region of our hotel has been reconstructed in Parisian style, with attics above the 5th floor. Wide streets, good public transport, ...
... the left is a bathtub! At the front door! Underneath are black and white tiles and close by is a basins over the other side is a coat rack and a massive painting. So essentially you walk into the bathroom, but it's not like a traditional bathroom. It's actually really cool. Don't worry the toilet is separate! All of the rooms are so unique and so funky. I have never seen anything like it before. They really are comfortable however, and the architect has a gift for using the ...
... Sunday which is exciting. Hopefully something will spark from this. Heidi also has a friend who sets up festivals and events in Berlin who is always looking for labourers. She is going to get in contact with him for us. I have also found more writing positions on the net which I am going to apply for and an internship which looks amazing. The pay isn't so good but it will cover our rent and will be invaluable experience. So I will most ...
... deep in places.
Dave and Michelle took it in turns to visit the Information Centre underground at the Jewish Memorial, as it is not recommended for under-14s. It was very simply and well laid out, with stark, black and white photos, postcards and letters, family group stories, and some recordings of individual stories from some of the worst concentration camps. All the exhibits were in both German and English. Dave and I both found ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Pets allowed
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBerlin Mark Hotel
Einfach schön wieder hier zu sein... Altes, Neues, Wundersames und auch Trauriges.... Ein Büttchem Buntes.... So erleben wir Berlin!
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i quite liked this hotel...the service and finishing touches (like huge pillows) were exceptionll...i had a 'first class' room with access to the business room and free wifi
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Historical Traveler Reviews Berlin Mark Hotel
Far exceeded expectations and very convenient location
We stayed here (Wife and kids 15&17) for three nights in Mid February. This is a very convenient location and rooms far exceeded my expectations. Look no further for a comfortable outstanding value than the Berlin Mark Hotel (Rooms were 45 euros/night) The previous post had good ideas concerning transportion throughout the city (#100 and #200 Bus). The German transportation system is excellent and inexpensive. We bought a Small Group Day Ticketfor up to 5 people (Kleinesgruppentage Karte) for 14.80 Euro/day for unlimited travel throughout the city on all transports. This included the Airport Express from Schoenfeld Airport.
Sights to See:
1. Berlin Zoo - Excellent Zoo with Giant Pandas and many playful bears. This may have been our highlight.
2. Reichstag - Very easy tour with many good views from the Dome. (Free admission)
3. Fernsehen Tower (TV Tower)- eat a small lunch or enjoy coffee from the top.
4. Checkpoint Charlie- Walk down Friedrichstrasse and see all the High Fashion Shops and then stop by the museum.
5. Take Train to Olympiastadium - Walk around field where 1936 Olympics were held and upcoming 2006 World Cup will be played.
6. Try to get a walking tour of City- very informative and explains where the wall used to be.
Overall a great place to visit for 3 days.
Great hotel - outstanding bargain
My wife and I stayed here for two nights. Overall experience was excellent. Staff was friendly and spoke English, room was spacious and clean, everything worked well, clean bathroom with good hot showers. We have stayed at many hotels throughout Europe over the past four years and this hotel definitely provided the most bang for the buck - and in the heart of Berlin! Normally I would pay at least $120/night for this nice of a room - and even then it would not include breakfast. The breakfast spread was outstanding - bacon, sausages, scrambled or hard boiled eggs, bread, cheeses, meats, yogurt, cereals, fresh fruit, all the good german coffee you can drink, fresh juices.
The hotel's location couldn't be better - especially if you are travelling to Berlin on train. It is just a few minutes walk from the Berlin Zoo train station to the hotel. You can get to anywhere in the city cheaply and easily on subway or buses from the Berlin Zoo station. The main sightseeing bus (#100) that goes to all the main sights in the city leaves from Berlin Zoo station every ten minutes. There are many excellent and inexpensive restaurants within a ten minute walk of the hotel (the Hard Rock Cafe Berlin is less than 100 feet from the hotel, but that isn't my type of thing) There are also several good jazz clubs within a short walking distance.
Bottom Line: you can't go wrong staying here. recommend booking through expedia in USD.
Very enjoyable stay
I was also rather nervous of staying at this hotel, given some of the poor reviews, but my husband and I had a lovely 4-night stay in the Berlin Mark hotel.
The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms were spotlessly clean, comfortable, quiet and well-fitted out and the breakfast provided a more than adequate selection. Safety deposit boxes were provided free of charge at reception and depositing any valuables, passports etc. there gave us complete peace of mind.
The hotel is in a good location with the sightseeing bus leaving from the bottom of the street and it's convenient to shops and restaurants/cafes and also public transport. We got an exceptionally good deal for the hotel and were not disappointed. Would definitely recommend it and would use again.
Fantastic deal at a great hotel and great location
Just spent a long weekend at The Berlin Mark Hotel. I was a bit nervous having seen previous reviews but had to say we had nothing but praise for the hotel and the staff. The rooms were spotless and lovely clean bedding and towels. Nice big rooms with facilities similar to Holiday Inn. Plentiful breakfast on spotless table linen all inclusive in price.
Reception staff were most helpful and offered to book a show etc if we required. They also gave useful information for train times etc.
All in all a very pleasing weekend at the Hotel Berlin Mark. Highly recommended!
Warning !! We got robbed in our room!
My brother and his wife got robbed while beeing in me and my wifes room. They were in our room for approx 30 min. When they got back someone had gone into my brothers room, taken his leatherjacket, his wallet, and his wifes handbag. Someone with a KEY had been in the room. The hotel staff didnīt care at all. Just shook there shoulders. The staff were rude, ignorant and didnīt care. No help at all. After 10 minutes arguing with the staff, another couple came down and told the same story - been robbed too!!. No refund, no compensation, no nothing. Avoid this hotel at any cost!! By the way, the breakfast was also horrible. A lot of smokers, and very very little to choose from ! No safety boxes in the hotel. (i wonder why...)
Been traveling all around the world - this is far the worst hotel ever.
Finished up here by accident!
We originally booked with Expedia for the Mark Apart Hotel, which is under same management but is not the same hotel. But on arrival at that hotel we were told that they had made an error and booked us at this hotel. This was definitely not a good start to a holiday, considering we had to carry luggage for 300 metres to our new booking! But this turned out to be a blessing in disguise, given that the Berlin Mark Hotel is more central, being 2 minutes walk from the Ku'damm, & with 2 underground stations nearby. The hotel seems to be a well-kept German secret; most other guests seemed to be locals and prices are very reasonable. Rooms average but clean, though ours turned out to have 1 double & 1 single bed (having previously specifically requested to have a twin not a double room). Also, the light fitting in the room hallway was not in place, with the electricity cable dangling overhead beyond reach! Breakfast is typically German, but good.
The Mark was just fine
I stayed at the Mark for four days in November. The rate through Expedia was good and the location was excellent - easy walking distance from the Bahnhof Zoo, just of the Ku'damm. Staff were friendly and the breakfast was a good, full German buffet. This is a no-frills economy tourist/business hotel. My room was clean, functional and comfortable in the basic European sort of way. It's not a 'character' hotel, but then I wasn't expecting it to be. I wouldn't say this is an outstanding choice, but on the other hand if the rate was right, I would certainly stay here again. And I wouldn't be put off by negative reviews -- I chose this hotel based on positive reviews in TripAdvisor and I wasn't disappointed.
Dirty not as expected
Booked a double room only to arrive and find it two singles in a dirty, grubby room. Complained about room but told that as they where full nothing could be done. Desided not to stay and made sure there was no charge. At home checked my credit card statement and found they had charged me for the full stay.Complained to Hotel but everyone I needed to speak to was either busy or not there. I then contacted my credit card company and after a few weeks they obtained a refund.
Months prior we had booked a double room, when we arrived we received a twin. We complained only to be told no double rooms were available. We might have stayed if the room was not as grubby as it was. So we checked out and stayed at the Hotel AM Zoo (right on the main drag two mins away from Berlin Mark Hotel) all I can say about the AM Zoo is FANTASTIC - beautiful rooms and also very large, great staff, no noise whatsoever (and we went for New Year!!), and CHEAPER than the Berlin Mark. Guess where we will be staying from now on? Definatley NOT the Berlin Mark.
Very nice hotel just a short walk from Kurfurstendamm and Bahnhof Zoo. Friendly and helpful staff, plentiful breakfast, and spacious, quiet (business-class) room make this a great place to stay in Berlin!