Mercure Hotel & Residenz Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
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We began our day at 8:30 walking by Check Point Charlie. Near our hotel there were walls to read explaining the border-crossing in the days of the Cold War. Check Point Charlie was the main access point for officials and those with special permission to cross the border. From there we walked to the Brandenburg Gate and saw the American Embassy …
Today we woke up hideously early and ventured out into the crisp morning air with a bunch of other runners to get to Tiergarten which was the starting point of the Berlin Marathon. Mark took off after awhile and ran the marathon and I strolled around looking at the historical wall thingy near our hotel (not the Berlin Wall, another temporary wall …
Today we went back to K street to finish off our shopping as we didn't get time to inspect each and every store yesterday. When we finished shopping, we went and viewed the participants in the rollerblading marathon from two different locations.
We were intrigued by the physique of some of the rollerbladers who were using their gut as a …
Today we changed from our horrible hostel to the Mercure Hotel that is right next to Checkpoint Charlie. The Mercure Hotel came as part of a package that Mark bought for the Berlin marathon. Obviously it is much nicer than our previous hell hole (slight exaggeration).
After settling into our accommodation, we decided to go to …
Seeing as we were staying in what was, only 21 years ago, East Berlin, sleeping and eating just steps from the border crossing at Checkpoint Charlie, it seemed natural to discover more about this area of historical significance, so we decided to visit the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. After enjoying another hearty German breakfast we ventured out into …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Hotel & Residenz Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
My partner and I stayed at the Hotel Mecure Checkpoint Charlie for two nights on 18-20 October 2006 and were thoroughly impressed. The hotel is in an excellent location, right in the centre of the city and just a few minutes walk from Stadmitte Undergound Station (or 'U Bahn') and, of course, Checkpoint Charlie. The hotel is very modern and contemporary which gives the place a very swanky feel, but without the pretension or snobbery you might expect.
I've just come back from a weekend in Berlin and had to leave a review on here. This hotel was exceptional for the price. I made my booking from hot deals back in May time so managed to get a good price, when we arrived (4 hours before check in time) we were upgraded to a suite and allowed to enter our room early for no extra cost. Whilst there the reception staff were all very helpful and extremly friendly. We hired their bikes free of charge and spent a fantastic day following the Berlin wall round the city. Any problems (lost our electric one night) the staff were there in an instant to fix the problem. The Sauna is available 24hours with fresh towels and a little balcony outside to sunbathe or cool down. At breakfast you can take your pick from hot or cold food (all delicious). A supberb hotel that i would recommend and definately visit again.
This is a gem of a hotel made from two attached and reconstructed Berlin townhouses. Although only two blocks from the heavily touristed Checkpoint Charlie, it is on a quiet street in a predominately business area while still being within easy walking distance (15 minutes) to the Brandenburg gate, the Reichstag and most other places tourists want to visit. The Kochstrasse U-Bahn (subway) is just two blocks away.
I stayed at the Mercure Hotel Checkpoint Charlie for three nights ( August 20-23, 2006).
Stayed in the Mercure Checkpoint Charlie Berlin for three nights in July 2006 with my family. I have to say we were very impressed by this establishment. It reflects typical German hospitality. The room was superb, two bedrooms, three telephones, two fridges (one a mini-bar), shower/bath room, and seperate toilet, all spotlessly clean and maintained every day. The buffet breakfast was very good, and the staff were friendly, helpful, pleasant, and efficient. I cannot find one thing to complain about. The street is nice and quiet, yet within a short distance of shops, restuarants and the underground train.I hope to revisit Berlin in the future, and if I do I will come back to this excellent hotel again. A great hotel, well recommended!
Great lobby and free internet. The rooms really nice and big. They should have been called suites. We just spent 2 weeks in Europe and this hotel was the best hotel we stayed at during our trip. Actually one the best ever! Great location and value. Five star hotel!!!
We had a spacious, comfortable, clean room. The hotel is in a wonderful location, and the staff could not have been nicer. The breakfast is expensive but excellent, and you can eat in the lovely dining room or the pretty courtyard. Would definitely stay here again.
Clean, friendly, good value
We had a wonderful stay in this hotel. Our room was large and nicely decorated and the staff was friendly and helpful. We didn't try the breakfast so I can't tell if it's worth the 15 euro a person charge, but every morning when we were passing by the dining room we had an glimpse at the large buffet-display and I have to say it looked very tempting. The hotel is located in a very quiet street, in an area that used to be a part of East Berlin. A little bit too quiet for my taste but no worries, there is a U Bahn station nearby that takes you to straight to the Kurfursterdamm.
One of the best hotels I've yet found
Stayed here for three nights Feb 06. Had a fantastic spacious split-level room on the top floor which was more like a suite! Big comfy beds and quiet at night. Staff very helpful and friendly. Hotel spotlessly clean. Nice hot sauna cabin and small fitness room (free to guests, open 24 hours). Central location close to Stadmitte U-Bahn. Admittedly this is not a cheap hotel (although you can get good deals) but is still one of the best I've used anywhere. Thoroughly recommended.
Excellent hotel, spotlessly clean, very friendly and helpful service, good breakfast, not five minutes walk to nearest underground station, free map of Berlin. Our room was lovely, with balcony and separate WC, very quiet indeed. The hotel does not serve lunch or evening meals but you can get snacks (expensive) or there is a good Italian restaurant round the corner, as well as plenty of other places to eat. Thoroughly recommended.