Travel Blogs from Berlin
... bears taste terrible. They are all smiley, and mushy and nowhere near what a gummy bear should be.
I think that's all from today.
But I do have to be honest with you. When I don't write for a week, it's not because I don't want to share stuff or I can't be bothered. It's because I am doing so much that I don't have time to write out a decent entry. Instead my phone becomes my life and I write notes...lots of notes and then come ...
... Charlie. It was so interesting especially the way life was when the wall was up as it wasn't all that long ago. We checked out the east side gallery the following day, however in the pouring rain this wasn't all that enjoyable so a trip to the movies to watch the hangover was a better plan. We also went to a comedy sport show (yes in English) which was a bit of a laugh too. Berlin is definitely one of the top destination of the ...
... to call it a night relatively early, as my flight was at 6:25am and I had to catch a 4:10 train to get to Stansted airport. We said our goodbyes and wished each other well on our respective travels.
On the list of things that I would like to experience only once in my life, taking the first train to Stansted is one of them. Basically I had to wake up at 3, catch a night bus (which at that time can be downright frightening) and wait until 4:10 to take the express line ...
... signs of damage from the war and, maybe worse, damage from poor Communist government programs in the former East Berlin section of the city. Massive central heating pipes ran directly overhead of sidewalks and through buildings. It was clear that a lot of work needed to be done to return the city to greatness but the potential for greatness was clearly there in the scale of the city, the architecture and the monuments.
In 1998, Mary and ...
... the brutality that was endured by the Jews during the Nazi regime. Aside from the short stories being told in a wing nearby, the place was silent in honor of the victims. It's a eye opening experience, shining a light on an otherwise dark time in history.
Taking a break, we ventured over to the Alexanderplatz (a very large and iconic tower) to attempt a trip to the top and get another beautiful view of town. Unfortunately, the wait was two+ hours, so ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lux 11 Berlin
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Great Place, great location! Do not expect to get 5 stars service at the reception. People at the reception definately have to learn how to smile. But after all, it is more appartment hotel than hotel so who needs extra attention from the reception. If this does not bother you then it is great place to stay: great decorated rooms, great shower, nice kitchen unit ( no need to rush for breakfast since you can make one yourself). Hotel located in the district Mitte which is full of nice restaurants, little cafes and great place to shop! Definately my place for the next visit to Berlin!
Dieses Hotel ist eins dieser hippen Designhotels wie man Sie in Berlin oft findet. Das kann gut oder auch schlecht sein.
The Lux-eleven just made top of my list of favorite hotels in Berlin, bumping The Q! to second place.
I have mixed feelings about this place. In the main, I enjoyed my stay at Lux 11, however I do not think I would return, at least not when the weather was warm.
The only comment I can give: GO THERE, FEEL IT, UPGRADE YOUR LIFE, DREAM THERE!!! However: I LOVE THIS HOTEL.
this hotel is one of the hip designer hotels they have here in Berlin. Could be good - could be bad.
We just returned from a 5 day trip to Berlin. I've visited a lot of cities and stayed in many hotels, but this one tops them all ! At some point it even became difficult to leave the room for sightseeing, as it was so great.
Stylish and cool place to be...
we have been first times in the hotel for a few days in december for x-mas shopping and for a business trip one week later. in overall rating this is for sure our place to be in the capital. we like that style very well, e.g. the open bathrooms, wooden floors, the goregeous rainshower and so many small things like those personalised flip-flops (never seen before!!!) the brand new opened restaurant is very hip and offers a great range of all. the spa is not open yet, however, there's a very familiarized AVEDA shop directly in the hotel.
the hotel staff is very, very friendly and helpful, knows all about the city and we have been very pround to get really the best tips for the hottest spots to go, like insiders! we recommend this place to everybody and we will be back soonish!
I stayed at Lux 11 in Aug 2005 just as the hotel has opened. We booked an excellent offer with Amex, 3 nights for the price of 2 & we got one of the biggest suites for the price of a regular room. The suite was very well designed & stylish - one of TV was not working, which was no big deal. Some of the trimming seemed to have been rushed in time for the opening - but I put this down to teething problem. The shower was great it forms part of the bedroom. The kitchen area was well thought & had lots with coffee & tea. The service was a bit hit & miss (which I find with design hotels) - I am not used to having to wait around. The fitness area was not open when we stayed, which was a bit disappointing.
My husband and I stayed at Lux 11 this September. We booked one of the biggest suites, which was very stylish but also had a "hospital-like" vibe. All of the rooms in the suite were quite stark and bare. An interesting thing is that the bathroom is open to the bedroom, so a family wanting to book a suite should be concerned about privacy. The rooms were nicely stacked with coffee, tea and plenty of bathroom amenities. As for the service, I also have mixed feelings. When we first got to the hotel, we spent about 10 minutes at the front desk, being utterly ignored by the receptionist. Later on during our stay, our experienced was much better, as the staff changed. I will say that the hotel is in a great location; very close to shops and restaurants.