Ku' Damm 101
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... lesson lie numerous and plentiful examples of how both Fascist and Communist rule tore the place apart, documenting thoroughly the tyranny which it's people had to endure for so long. Everything I saw in Berlin has backed up the opinion that I started to form some time ago: political extremes are useless and dangerous. All it takes is one nutcase to influence a bunch of impressionable, enthusiastic people and you have all sorts of trouble on your hands.
The night bus ...
We started our full day in Berlin with a walking tour. Our guide Alex was really good. He was informative but didn't give us too much information. We saw a lot of great things and learned a lot about German history. We saw the Jewish memorial, Brandenburg gate, the sight where the famous book burning occurred, the sight of Hitler's bunker which is basically an apartment and ...
We caught the Underground to see the last remaining long section (around 1 klm) of the Berlin Wall. It was interesting to see some of the iconic images that have been painted on the wall.
We then visited the Topography of Terror, a museum dedicated to the history of the Third Reich. It was interesting to see how Nazism developed and gained power leading up to 1939 and how they ...
... under the city, which was protected by walls of concrete up to 4m thick – designed to be bomb-proof and completely impenetrable. This is also the site where Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide on 30 April 1945, and the second world war came to an end. There is nothing left of this site now, and until very recently (when a small sign was erected) there was absolutely no recognition or marking of this place at all. No one wanted this site commemorated ...
... actually we slept in beds right next to each other the night before. I get to talking to him and we have a lot in common. It's quite funny that we met so randomly. For the rest of the night it's nice to have someone who will help me find my hostel and whatnot so I'm not alone. We go to a few bars and eventually head back to the hostel. As a whole I really love Berlin, out of all the cities I've been to so far Berlin matches my interests the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ku' Damm 101 Berlin
Excellent 3 star hotel
A hotel with a unique character and design to the last detail, central yet quiet. Friendly, english speaking staff. Very clean and warm rooms with heated bathroom floor and free sat tv. Rich buffet breakfast with a view from the 7th floor. Stylish lounge bar with a wide range of cocktails, some cold dishes and cool dj tunes until 2 am (perfect for several nightcaps, as late in the evening there's nothing else open within walking distance). Bus stop outside hotel, buses run every 2-3 minutes for most directions. Taxi rank across the street. Overall, excellent quality for a 3 star hotel. Would certainly stay there again.
We spent the past week in Berlin and thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Ku'Damm. The room was spacious (for a European hotel) and comfortable. The hotel staff is friendly, efficient and very attentive. Breakfast was fantastic, with a great view of the city from the restaurant. It's a few minutes walk to the subway, but there are some nice shops and restaurants nearby as well. We highly recommend it and would most definitely stay there again ourselves.
Ku damm Hotel
I was for three days in hotel Ku Damm 101, following positives reactions cited in you site and comments from Condé and Nast travelers.
Very disappointed indeed. A noisy room, a cold and non welcomed ambient, lack of any information point for tourists.
Not so well situated. At the end the price is nothing good.
A sad story
Just got back from a trip to Berlin (Nov '04), and I have to say we loved this hotel! It's fairly cheap compared to an equivalent hotel in London, and the attention to detail is great. We paid around £70 (around E110) per night for a Superior class room, which while not huge, was spacious, stylishly designed and very comfortable. The (inclusive) breakfast included the typical German breads, cheeses and sliced meats, but also had cereal and hot foods for those so inclined.
New, nice & central
I stayed at this hotel September '04. A German friend recommended it. He said that it was where other Germans stay. In other words, it's not at all "touristy." The staff was so nice and helpful. I loved the decor. It was very sleek and modern. Also, there are many restaurants & shops all within walking distance.
We stayed at Ku Damm 101 for a two nights and we could not have been more pleased with the hotel. Everything is absolutely spot on; the staff, the lobby, the room, the bar and especially the spa. On arrival the staff spoke perfect english and were very friendly and efficient. The hotel itself is very hip but not uncomfortably so and our room was beautifully furnished and comfortable. Not being familiar with Berlin we were pleased to find that the location is very central with lots of great restaurants and bars to choose from within a few blocks.
I think the best measure of how much we liked this hotel is our desire to return in the very near future, and to recommend it to all our friends.
Loved this hotel. Clean, stylish, hip. Reasonable rates. Reminded me of The Standard in LA. Very minimalist and mid century style at the same time. Large rooms. Comfortable. Great breakfast buffet. Incredible tea selection. Take advantage of the Well Being spa with lemongrass scented sauna. Clean and inviting. I am an allergy sufferer. The staff had noted this in my file and my room was absolute perfection with comfortable beds. We were given an excellent promotional rate. We had not booked but walked in off the street and paid 91 euros a night for a spacious double w/ breakfast. You can surf the net in the lobby without charge. Very convenient for checking your email. Instead of keeping the room after the noon/2 p.m. checkout, the staff suggested we relax in the well being spa before our plane back to our home base. This was even better than going back to our room. We showered, had a sauna and laid out in the comfortable spa room. Very calming. We definitely will return to Ku'Damm 101.
Great value, very stylish
Super efficient, high-design, high-tech hotel in a retrofitted building on the quiet western end of the Kurfurstendamm -- five minute walk SBahn Charlottenburg; UBahn Adenauerplatz. Very helpful staff took care of several unanticipated needs. Rooms were purposefully austere but very clean and super stylish; wonderful bathrooms with heated floors.
Hip bar off lobby. Wireless internet to all rooms for reasonable rates.
Amazing breakfast buffet on building's 7th floor with 270 degree views of the city. Great value -- highly recommended.