Mercure Hotel Berlin am Alexanderplatz
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A city where hip met history, modern met medieval and... I, E.Ezzy had the best doner Kebap to date. Step outside any one of the metro train stations in Berlin and you will be drawn to the contrasts and quirkiness (not to mention ever little detail inbetween) that this city offers. 72 hours in Berlin was not nearly enough time but gave me a taster ...
... the usuall VW symbol. Well, we were in a town called Wolfsburg. As burg means castle,it is not a dog but a wolf and castle!
We had a cup of tea then left for Berlin. On the way we went into a town called Magdeburg that Ed and Willow had been to in1991. It had been in East Germany so communist. Not much had changed but it was quite a lot busier.We had quite a slow journey ...
... good at finding our way around, I very much doubt that we would have found the apartment.
Quess what? From the balcony, we look through the trees to a school! Ohhh.....I hear you say! :) and at 4.00pm the darkness feel in Berlin.....ohhh!
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Hope alls well with everyone back home and you're all enjoying the Christmas cheer?
... spent in a train for most of it. When we got to Berlin HBF train station we were really impressed with how modern it was.
When we walked outside of the train station, it was raining. We decided to catch a cab (Mercedes B series) to our hotel.
I guess we will explore more of Berlin ...
Group efforts have succeeded in adding a photo to the blog. I have a few minutes before setting out on what proposes to be a walking tour of Berlin. If it seems too strenuous or otherwise unsuitable, we will switch to a Hop on Hop Off bus. So I thought I'd put one or two "highlights" of the flight day into print We flew Icelandic airlines from Seattle to Reykjavik and then Copenhagen, then SAS to Berlin. This no doubt seems convoluted, and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Hotel Berlin am Alexanderplatz
Having heard so much about Berlin and especially getting good reviews from 3 close friends about the Hotel Agon, I was really looking forward to staying there.
This hotel was just what I was looking for. Very good value for money.
I got the impression from the photos on the hotel's website that the rooms would be a little kitchier, but instead they were very modern. Rooms were definitely spacious and very clean.
Breakfast buffet was amazing.
Great Hotel, well placed and fairly easy to find - head for the TV Tower, and it's near there. Rooms are very generously sized and clean. Stayed there before 2 years ago, so knew what to expect.
We have just spent four days at this hotel. On arrival my heart sank the outside looks very depressing but once inside you are greeeted by friendly staff who are very helpful. Our rooms were spotless large and even the single rooms contained two beds! Breakfast was brilliant so much choice and we found that we never needed lunch!
The hotel is only 10 mins walk to Alexanderplatz which we loved
We would love to stay here again as it is great value for money. We stayed here with two teenagers who did not want to come home.
The Agon am Alexanderplatz is in fact a former east German (DDR/soviet) block!
Great location. From Alexanderplatz S Bahn take M1,2,3,4,or 5 one stop to the Hotel. Saves a longish walk with luggage. Bus 200 , great for sightseeing , also stops just across from the hotel. Hotel looks a bit bleak outside but pleasant reception with free access to Internet. Staff friendly and helpful. Place(free) to store luggage before check -in and after checking out. Only 2 lifts so sometimes quite a wait. Corridors have strip lighting that comes on as you pass and linoleum floors so not great impression. However once inside, the rooms are a pleasant surprise. Very clean, large and airy: one wall is all window leading onto a balcony with views of Alexanderplatz. Bathroom clean and great shower, towels changed daily. Heating was easily adjustable. One thing to note: although it was described as a double room (matrimoniale) it was actually a twin room with two very large single beds with individual quilts and sheets. Easy enough to push together but still 2 beds! The other rooms on our floor were the exact same arrangement. There was a completely new kitchenette area built in to the room with 2 electric cooking plates. No utensils or plates supplied but if staying for longer you could easily buy cheap coffee pot etc. No fridge but as it was minus 2° outside we just put wine on the balconey for a half hour to cool.
You get what you pay for
The review from our friend in Cardiff is good and a true reflection of this hotel, which is on the East side of the city. If you want somewhere that is basic, clean yet cheap then the Agon is the place for you. If you want 5* treatment then go elsewhere. The hotel is ideally placed for the Tram system, stop outside on Moll Strsse and the M5/M6 take you into Alexanderplatz Station (Ten minute walk). From the station you can get anywhere in the city. Staff were very nice and helpful, breakfast was cereal & cold meat buffet and sufficient. There are a couple of restaurants nearby. An excellent hotel and ideal location for the budget traveller. I would stay here again. Great value.
The Agon is situated in the former eastern side of Berlin, which accounts for the 70s Soviet architecture of the hotel and surrounding buildings. However, although it may not be pretty on the eye, it certainly gives you an impression of the Berlin of say 20 years ago.
We stayed at the Agon for 3 nights in November 2004. It is not a beautiful edifice (unless you like Communist tower blocks) nor luxurious on the inside - the corridors were reminiscent of a student hall of residence with lino floors and fluorescent lighting. However, on the plus side the room was extremely large for a city centre hotel - it could have done with more furniture to fill it. The shower was excellent. The buffet breakfast was diverse and popular. Get down there early to get the chocolate croissants. The hotel has a very good location only 5 mintues walk from Alexanderplatz. For the lazy there is a tram stop outside the hotel with trams linking to the main S-Bahn and U-Bahn station. Be warned that the trams start early and finish late. For the price we paid (GBP 35 per night) it was good value for money.