Suite Novotel Berlin Potsdamer Platz
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Havign been to Berlin previously she did not cease to amaze yet again. This is the first time that eithe Murray or I had travelled to Berlin with a child - all be she 11 year old.
We swiftly purchased a 48 hour Berlin Card and a City Circle Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass. Both proved to be fantastic value for money as the child ticket …
Since the CityNightLine was ready for boarding half an hour prior to departure we hopped aboard and dumped our bags in our cabin. Advantage was taken of the spare time to explore the station, grabs some snacks from a patisserie on the platform and check out the train consist and motive power for the start of the journey. In Paris our train was a …
... as my student id does not have a expiration date! So for the first time this trip I had to pay full price. Oh well there is a first time for everything.
Nothing says big dinosaurs like the main attraction in the museum, standing 5 stories high, this animal is the Guinness world champion. And it is in the record book. There are several different dinosaurs that are not displayed any where else in the world. Plus they have the very first feathered ...
... that developed within these two cities-within-a-city over the years (spoiler alert: East Berlin was a bit more grim than West Berlin). It's really cool to see remants of the wall as you walk around Berlin. Of course you've got the Eastside Gallery, where they have painted and graffitied a long stretch of the wall. But you've also got many other remnants and fragments of the wall remaining from the route of the former wall. One really interesting site ...
... was off on time and Julie had paid for the extra leg room seats by the emergency exits as part of my Christmas present. The flight was more or less full with few if any empty seats. We had a strong tail wind and touched down at Berlin Schoenfeld early which is always a bonus. It had rained not long before and the tarmac was still wet but the weather prospects didn’t look too bad and it was unseasonably mild with a high of 10C predicted, much like it had been at home. The ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Suite Novotel Berlin Potsdamer Platz
The beds are actually just a piece of the hardest, most unforgiving foam imaginable. It's a lot like lying on a floor, but without the bruises. Because of this, we do not recommend this hotel for anyone with any type of back/shoulder pain.
We finally lessened the problem by asking to have the day-bed made up. Then we folded the double bed's duvet in two and slept on top of it and used the day-bed's duvet as a cover.
The other problem was that the hotel lobby/breakfast area was very smokey---and sometimes there wasn't even a guest in the area!!
Otherwise, the location is fantastic and the room was very clean. The Italian restaurant on the corner (Marienelli's) is really good.
Siamo stati in questo albergo per 2 notti ad aprile del 2005 e devo assolutamente consigliarlo a tutti coloro che si recano a Berlino.
All you easyJetters flying into Berlin Schoenefeld for a budget weekend, this is the hotel for you!
For a weekend away with the girlfriends, we chose the Suitehotel and were not dissappointed. I would, however, not agree on the comments that the hotel is more like a four star than a three star. Service was good and everybody was very friendly. Cleaning staff, however, were not very thorough and they did not replenish the amenities. The layout of the room is strange but good - a bit like being in a oversized cruise cabin which could both be good and bad. Loved the seperate shower and tub. It's difficult to put a finger on what exactly was wrong with the room but it did appear quite "cheap" in the materials and design. The beds were not overly comfortable either and the mattresses also appeared cheap. A/C did not work.
This was a great place to stay, although it did take us some time to find it when we first arrived as we forgot to print out any location details. Its right next to Anhalter Banhof, but walk able from Potzdammer Plat, in about 5 - 10 minutes, depending on how fast you walk. The rooms were very big, much larger than any hotel I have ever stayed in before and they were very clean. I am extremely fussy when it comes to staying in hotels, but I couldn't fault the cleanliness of this one. The bathroom was spotless, and it was great to have a separate shower and a bath. The service we received was also good, there was always someone on reception who spoke English and they gave us answers to any questions we asked. The hotel seemed quite quiet and we hardly ever saw anyone else about. We did find out however that you need to pre-book your massage on Thursdays. Complimentary croissants and rolls were provided each morning for breakfast, and we brought margarine, salami, cheese and fruit juice, that we could keep in our fridge in our room, from Aldi round the corner to fill them out. The supermarket was about 1 minute around the corner, behind the Anhalter Banhof, so its defiantly worth popping into to get some basics, such as juice. We bought a litre carton of Ice Tea and some fresh orange juice for 50c each, much better than paying 2€ for a small bottle from the hotel. The location of the hotel was very good. It was in walking distance for me, and I don't do any walking at all, to the Brandenburg Gate, The Reichstarg, Postdamer Platz, The Sony Centre, and Unter de Linden. You can get the U or S Bahn to any where else you want to go really easily as well. Overall I would rate this hotel as Excellent. We booked direct through the company website and had no problems as at all. We were even allowed to leave our luggage there, after we checked out, whilst we spent the rest of the day exploring more of Berlin, for no cost.
Comfortable, well placed hotel!
We have just returned from a three-night stay at the Suitehotel. We can just agree with all the other reviews. The hotel is very well placed for city transport and you are in walking distance of a lot of the sights of the East such as Checkpoint-Charlie. The room was large, very clean, comfortable and quiet. The staff were friendly and a nice touch was the free coffee and croissants in the morning! Overall we would stay at the Suitehotel again without doubt.
You're in for a pleasant surprise
The Suitehotel Berlin rocks! We were there for nine days and couldn't believe our luck. I think all has been said by others and I'd agree with all the positive. The location was fantastic. It's extremely clean. We booked on the internet through the hotel and it was a fabulous deal. The room is a unique concept that really works well.
This hotel is simply outstanding. First off all let me point out that regardles of who or what you are you will be treated in exactly the same way. There is no pretentiousness, no superior rooms, no upgrades, no luxury breakfasts, no porters waiting to carry your bags for a tip, no fancy restaurant and thankfully no corporate atmosphere. It makes no difference if you are a student backpacker or a business peson, you will be treated on an equal level.
We just arrived back from the Suitehotel in Berlin. The Hotel is officially a 3 star but I have stayed in much worse 4 and 5 star hotels. The hotel is next to the Ibis which is next to the Etap-all are Accor brand hotels. The location is excellent. 700 metres walk to Postdamer Platz and Anhalter Bahnhof S Bahn Station is just outside the door. Buses are also very frequent, clean and safe and whip you up Stressman Strasse to Postdamer Platz in 2 minutes. The hotel is innovative in many ways, The reception doubles up as a coffee bar and you can get beers etc. There is no room service but a very upmarket 'vending' operation where you can buy a gourmet cube which has loads of goodies in it. In the morning rolls, croissant, tea and coffee are all complimentary you can then purchase one of three breakfast cubes that are either savoury (cheese salami etc) sweet (nutella jam honey etc or Healthy (low fat stuff!) The breakfast cube was 8 euro and you got juice and an apple or orange as well. It was more than enough for two. We had the sweet cube which also included deluxe alpine yoghurt, butter, actimel and other little titbits!! The rooms were very large 30mSQ. They were spotless and very comfortable. They also all had a mini kitchen with microwave, kettle, sink and fridge. They provided tea and coffee etc and if you went out of the hotel and turned left and left again you had an Aldi supermarket. There was also a good bar/cafe/bistro across the road called the Stresseman Bistro where I had lovely authentic German food. There was also a decent Italian restaurant opposite which meant that after a long day walking in Berlin you could fall out of the room and had lots of dining choice. The rooms are very unique and you do feel you are in a cross between the set of Barbarella and a deluxe cruise ship cabin though not in a bad way! Its hard to explain but have alook at their website and see. They had a fitness centre (not that I saw it!) and they gave complimentary massage on Thursday evenings. The price was very reasonable we paid EUR77 a night for 4 nights and the longer you stayed the cheaper it got. Stay 4 and you got one night half price, stay 7 and you got one night free. The hotel had a very mixed crowd staying there. Businesmen, tourists and families all seemed to be happy with their hotel experience. I cannot think of anything bad to say about the place and believe me I can be a fussy so and so. I think we are going to see more Suitehotels popping up all over the place as they are the perfect combination of flexible lodging with very high standards. Its like being in a self catering apartment and a 4 star hotel all at the same time. My top tip for Berlin is the Jewish Museum which we walked to from the hotel, on the way we went to the Checkpoint Charlie Muesum-from our experience keep on walking! Last thing, remember buy yourself a Berlin card which gives you unlimited transport and lots of discount vouchers.