ECONTEL HOTEL Berlin Charlottenburg
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Sleeping in was getting up at 7am for our morning city tour of Berlin with Benny, a local guide. We went past CHARLOTTENBURG GATE, VICTORY STATUE, Parliament, a canal, Berliner Dom, a massive train station and lots of graffiti. Our first stop was Brandenburg Gate. It just seemed massive against everything else around it. There was a man and woman …
At 1pm we had an optional excursion to POTSDAM to see SANSSOUCI PALACE and CECILIENHOF PALACE. And see was what we did in the front and back of Sanssouci. What a damn disappointment. Excuse my English. Evidently when our pamphlets stated SEE it must mean from the outside and VISIT must mean an inside tour. We had a nice guide but we thought we were …
Past Jena, we arrived in Berlin about 4:45pm to our hotel, Econtel which was odd looking yellow/green with murals painted on it. This funky looking hotel was in West Berlin and had free internet in the lobby. The rooms were plain with no ac but luckily it was cool out, so we kept the window open. Each time we took a shower, the floor got wet …
... at 7 am from Vienna to Budapest. The ride was about 2:45, so it is a manageable day trip from Vienna--albeit a very hectic day. When we got to Budapest, we knew next to nothing. Pretty much all I knew was that they speak Hungarian in Hungary (smart, right?), Budapest is actually two cities is one: Buda on one side and Pest on the other, and there is a Castle on the Buda side of the city. When we arrived, things got kind of scary. First of all, no one spoke English. ...
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Night one in berlin we visited a local hideaway pub. From the street, it looks like a plain house door painted with graffiti, but on entering you are in a small enclosure with a single Ping-Pong table and a bar. People are hovered around this one table as they run to compete for the ping-pong title. A very different experience but Dr Pong’s was great fun and ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services