Hotel Castor the Vine
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... best bookstore in Berlin (Dussmann) which has a special section just for books in English We walked the 10 minutes or so to the store which was gigantic. He was right. Sandy got two books! Maybe that'll keep her till we get home!
We stopped by a local bar. Nice bartender. He and I talked alcohol. Get this vodka fans, their everyday well vodka was Kettle One! In the States, Kettle One is a top shelf vodka. I asked about their gin. He ...
... vegetarian burger. It was really delicious and really cheap, which I am always a fan of. At least my friends at school know where all the cheap eats are! On Friday marc met up with me again for lunch after a meeting with the director of the school for a tax receipt. We then went into neukölln looking for mobile shops to fix his mobile as he believed there was a software problem. We dropped it in one shop and then using my happy cow app on the iPad found ...
Took another couch to berling. The nice lady at the back packers found me a good deal. I was do tired when i arrived at the hostel and just wanted to sit down and do nothing. Started making small talk with a pomy chick in the room. We decided we would to down to the bar and have a couple of quiets. Ended up going out n town and coming home a 3am The following day i went out to another consintration camp out of town. This wasnt as good as ...
It was a long ass day of traveling today and I was beyond tired. Sleeping on the bus is hard and it just leaves you feeling rotten. I think I got all of about 5 minutes while Richie was giving us the low down of the Impact Berlin had on the wars and how Hitler rose to power. It was an awesome history lesson but I couldn't help passing out.
We also did the introductions of everyone on the bus. This included the traffic light game where red is ...
... break for a drink and something to eat we continued up through a couple of the squares (including the one with the police incident yesterday, but there was no trace of them today), and eventually to Bebelplatz. This was the site of one of the Nazi book burnings in 1933, and there is a memorial there consisting of an underground chamber lined with enough empty bookshelves to accommodate the estimated 20,000 books burned on that stop. The square also houses the Opera ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Castor the Vine Berlin
If you are gay this is a great 2 star choice in the heart of the gay Schoenberg section. Gay bars are all over the place including the popular Connections. Apollo and Steam saunas are within walking distance. Gay Video store with cruise area down the street.
Excelent for city break
this is a small hotel very well located to visit the city. Staff was helpfull and and the rooms spacious and clean. Breakfast was above average and gave the energy needed to walk all day.
there are good restaurants 5 minutes walking. One Italian (in the same street in front of a video store) and one Caribenean.
A very good suprise.
Good place to stay
Ended up at this hotel as a last choice but was very impressed with what we got.
Breakfast was of a very good quality with plenty of choice. The rooms were basic but met their purpose. However, there was no air conditioning, which was noticeable in the hot weather.
Located fairly close to the centre of Berlin and is easily walkable to most areas.
Stayed at Scandhotel in 3/05. Very friendly and helpful Staff. They all speak English. Excellent Location. The room is good size and clean. I would definitely stay here again.
A Little Gem
Picked this hotel because of it's reputation for great breakfasts - and wasn't disappointed. The choice of food would put a lot of top-priced hotels to shame. As a bonus, the location was excellent for the KuDamm & KaDeWe. Room was small but comfortable, and surprisingly quiet seeing it was on quite a busy street corner. Lots of excellent bars & restaurants in the surrouinding streets too.
Stayed at the Scandhotel in June 2003.Excellent service, nice size room - I had a twin for single use.
Good choice at breakfast.Very good location, short walk to the metro trains.Friendly bars on the same street.
Tried this hotel for the first time this year and I would definitley use it again. Very friendly staff, English speaking. The room was a good standard - I think it was technically a single but it had a large bed, minibar, TV/Radio, ensuite with walk-in shower. Excellent breakfast served until 11 at weekends so ideal for those late nights in Berlin. Talking of which, the hotel is ideally located for the Schoneberg gay scene in FuggerStrasse and Motzstrasse. I was there for the Easter weekend and the clientele was mostly straight couples but quite a few gay guys too. Being Easter there was plenty of free chocolate available from the hotel too - what more can you ask for! The hotel is also very well located for the Ku Damm and the delights of the KaDeWe department store. Also just a few mintes walk to Viktoria Luise Platz U-Bahn station. I have stayed in cheaper hotels in this area but I think this hotel was worth the extra.
Caviar for breakfast
Cracking service, comfortable rooms(even the triples where you get a proper bed), they even put breakfast on early as we had to get a train to Poland. We were a large group of football fans and we thought we'd get iffy service, but we were actually treated like human beings, which makes a change. I'm going back there with my wife at Christmas.