Hotel Zoo Berlin
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... before Isabell introduced us to the sport of handball as she took us to one of her former teams trainings. It was pretty intense!! Made me miss netball and sport in general….Isabell is in fact now the goalie coach and was giving them tips as we watched the team show off their skills. I didn't know this but they actually have to cover the ball in a tar-like substance so they can catch the ball in one hand.
That night we enjoyed a delicious meal ...
... essence, if you think Communism is working, come to Berlin. And then he said four words that moved people from West Berlin from liking him to loving him. He said, 2000 years ago, the proudest boast was, "I am a Roman." Today, that boast is different. He said, today, all free people are truly citizens of Berlin, and that is why today I tell you, "Ich bin ein Berliner." (I am a Berliner). Crowd went crazy. The man had a way of instilling hope ...
... WW II and have survived the war. Today on the schedule is the Museum fuer Naturkunde (or the natural history museum) and a visit to the greatest collection of European art, in the art museum ,the Gemaeldegalerie outside of Potsdamer Platz. Potsdamer platz was in between the east German walls and referred to as the death zone, from 1961 to 1989. For the most visible portions of the wall surrounding West Berlin there were actually two walls with a death ...
... or any tour really. Make sure you scope out your own restaurants to eat at, local or just quick meals, even ask a local or tour guide if you need to. The Intrepid guides take you to places where they'll get a free meal for taking a large group and the meals are never cheep. So! many times we were able to find better and cheaper with authentic food and good experiences by just speaking up and doing our own thing. Also in retrospect I would have done the tour ...
... bought one, and the choice was: 1 squashed and somewhat soggy ham and cheese baguette, or we could have had one other unappetizing choice, yogurt or a highly touted "Icelandic" donut which proved to be heavy enough to use as a paperweight! We were comfortable enough with a free seat between us. Landed in Reykjavik pretty much at dawn, so the sunrise through the east window of the plane was worth seeing. Iceland is much as imagined. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Zoo Berlin
Wunderbares Hotel, aufmerksames Personal, klasse Lage, ausgezeichnetes Essen, riesiges, füllendes Büfettfrühstück. Wenn man einen Berlinurlaub plant, dann wird der erst richtig spezial, wenn man im Hotel am Zoo unterkommt.
Hot in the summer!! But ok...
So, I recommend booking directly on the hotel website cause you get a much better deal than going through any of the online travel sites, which is good!
The hotel is a short walk away from the Zoo train/U-bahn station, and there is an easyeverything internet cafe across the street, so that is convenient. The hotel is also on a great shopping street with some nice restaurants nearby (Caras for breakfast/lunch I recommend, a few doors down).
When you walk up to the hotel, you almost cannot believe its under 100 Euro a night...great lobby with cool boutique hotel like furniture. Desk staff in black...you think you may have lucked into a great deal...well, you get what you pay for! The rooms and the lobbies are in dire need of some sprucing up, although the beds are comfortable and layout of the room is clever.
But, the hallways have this trying to be cool pink & blue neon lights, which does not work! The rooms have decent beds, tiny TVs, but the killer is that they have almost NO circulation. In the summer, well, it is painful. With the window open, you barely get circulation, and although there is a small fan, it does not help much. The kicker though is that you cannot close the blinds to block out the sun if the window is open!!! So your choice is to boil, or to be somewhat more comfortable (but not much), and have the sun pouring in....its like a torture test.
I would not stay here again....bbut the location is good.
My son and I stayed at the Berlin Zoo hotel for five days in May. Our rooms were clean and spacious. Both rooms turned onto the inner yard - not a charming view from the 3rd floor, but quiet :-) The beds are very comfortable, and the bathrooms very nice - and immaculately clean. Our package included breakfast, which was very good, with many selections, including the famous Bircher-Muesli (homemade, of course). The staff - receptionists, room service and breakfast waiters - were all very helpful and kind. The location is fantastic! It is right on Kurfurstendamm, and close to metros, busses and the train station Bahnhof Zoo. A very nice choice for vacation as well as business in Berlin! I look forward to coming back :-)
Recommend without hesitation
Just returned from four night stay in at the AM Zoo, Berlin. Found the hotel to be very stylish and spotlessly clean. Our double room was very spacious,bed linen was white so there was no doubt about it's cleanliness. We were located on the first floor at the rear of the hotel, the main train line to Zoo station is adjacent to the hotel, but to be honest the noise of the trains did not disturb us at all. Breakfast was not included in our package so I cannot comment on this, I did order tea and found this expensive at 4 Euro per person, cheaper to go to one of the many cafes located beside the hotel. Staff quite pleasant and helpful, but not over friendly. A nice touch was that the hotel allowed us to store our luggage free of charge after we checked out. Would recommend and would stay there again.
Just returned from a stay at the Hotel Am Zoo. Stayed in twin room which was very spacious and immaculately clean. Beds were very comfortable, most comfortable I've ever stayed in. Bathroom also spacious with twin, bath & shower etc.
Only negative point was some music noise from main street.
Staff very helpful and very efficient. Large breakfast rooom with wide choice of foods on offer to cater for all tastes.
Pleasant bar area with large pull down t.v. screen. Ideal location nearby all shops, restaurants and some of the main sightseeing attractions. Would definately recommend this hotel.
Booked hotel direct and got best deal incl breakfast.
Great location for shopping
Great location - this hotel is very close to major German department stores KDW, Peek and Cloppenburg and other chains - Zara, H&M, C&A,etc. Lots of shoe stores and even a Starbucks! All located on Kurfuerstendam street. The area gets very quiet at night - if you are looking for nightlife you will need to head off somewhere else in the city (lots of options).
Rooms in the hotel are basic, clean, but dated (furniture, 70s style). Breakfast excellent.
Great place to stay
A great hotel in an excellent location/base for everthing you wish to get out of a city break the hotel which is on the Ku'Damm is Berlins answer to 5th Ave in New York with all the shops and resturants. The hotel is next to the underground (Uhlandstr.)and around the corner from the Zoologischer Garten station which either will take you all over the city. The hotel staff are very helpfull and speak excellent english. Whilst we did not eat at the hotel we enjoyed a drink in the lounge on the 1st floor relaxing in their leather chairs after a day of shopping and sightseing. The berlin weather was not very kind to us snow & rain but the hotel was lovely and warm. So to sum up great hotel great city we will be back no matter what the weather.
Clean, stylish, goof value!!
I would definately recommend this hotel. very stylish decor, friendly and helpfull staff and incredibly clean and spacious rooms. Breakfast had enough to satisfy all tastes...fruit, yogurts, cheese, cold meats, hot bacon / sausages / eggs etc, loads of bread and cereal...fantastic!!
The hotel is ideally located near to the "zoo" station which will get you pretty much anywhere you would want to go.
The street the hotel is on, the kudam is smack bang in the middle of a major shopoing area. We tended to go to other areas of the city to eat in the eve and esepcially liked "Prenzlauer berg" for the fab resteraunts and younger vibe!
I would def recommend a tour of the city to get bearings... "new berlin tours" was fab, they do a free 4hour tour and we also took a paying one to sachensausen concentration camp. You can get leaflets etc for them at the tourist info centre, but i would really recommend them as the guides are english speaking, really knowledgable and really bring the city alive with tons of quirky facts...
Beautiful hotel,attentive staff,great location,excellent food,big filling buffet breakfasts.If you want to make your holiday in Berlin that little bit more special then stay at the Hotel Am Zoo.
The hotel is in an ideal location for seeing the sights, proximity to transport networks and was impeccably clean and comfortable. Can't wait to go back again.