Suite Novotel Berlin Potsdamer Platz
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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.
Ottima la posizione per la Metro e per i bus.A 50 metri c'è anche uno stazionamento di taxi.
Sotto l'albergo, nell' angolo della strada c'è anche un ottimo ristorante italiano.
Vicino (1 fermata di metro o 2 di bus ) a Potsdamer Platz.Molto vicino anche ad una parte del Muro di Berlino nei pressi di Topographie des Terrores e al Check-point Charlie.
Siamo stati al 7' piano e si vedeva anche un bel panorama delle strutture moderne di Potsdamer Platz e in lontananza anche quelle del centro.
Le camere sono spaziosissime,ben illuminate.Ci sono molte "amenity" e il bagno è grande.
Il personale è disponibile e gentile.
Ci tornerei sicuramente anche grazie all'ottimo rapporto qualità-prezzo.
All you easyJetters flying into Berlin Schoenefeld for a budget weekend, this is the hotel for you!
We paid €69 per night as we booked up through the Accor group's website. What a bargain for a modern, well appointed capital city hotel. The hotel is located next to Anhalter Bahnhof, now just a S-Bahn (S stands for Strasse/Street Level) station after the original station was destroyed during WW2. The ruin is now kept as a monument.
Every room has a large double bed, a comfortable settee, a large desk (which is easily moved around the room), television, separate large shower and bath, the toilet is in a separate section of the room, refridgerator, microwave and kettle. The rooms are huge! You even have the choice to screen off part of the room using screens fitted in the ceiling. It has WiFi, but this costs extra which is very annoying. There is free internet access and a free printing facility in the hotel reception though.
Breakfast is now included, although it is just rolls, croissants, etc with served with strong German coffee or a selection of teas. It is of very high quality however.
The hotel is sited about 50 metres from part of the Berlin Wall which is still standing. You are also about 35 metres from the remains of the Gestapo HQ!
I have done many budget european weekend city breaks using easyJet and Ryanair and this was one of the best. Berlin is a great city and very safe and friendly.
Quite good and great value
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.
Location is ok for the sights of Mitte (eg. the Checkpoint Charlie, the Jewish Museum and Potsdamer Platz) and there's a S-Bahn Station right outside the hotel. For a budget stay, this hotel does a really great job but do keep down your expectations.
Great Hotel and Good Location
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.
Fantastic New Concept
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.
The Suitehotel branding and concept is excellent. You get a 30 square metre apartment with a cute wooden floored cabin for a toilet, a separate wooden-floored bathroom with amazing walk-in in power shower and a bath with a shower in it if 2 people need to get ready at the same time. There is a small kitchen area with sink, microwave, kettle & fridge (no over priced mini-bar) just a fridge to put in your cheap drinks and water which I suggest you buy from Aldi next door. The bed is huge and reasonably comfortable. The room can be divided into two sections by means of sliding partitions attached to the ceiling. Absolutely simple but absolutely brilliant! The difference is truly amazing when used to full effect. There is also a 'living room' area with a table and a comfortable lounger/sofa bed area with plenty of cushions to chill out on. Other features include safe, hairdryer, coffee/tea and a TV on wheels to position anywhere in the room you please.
Everything is colourfully designed with minimalism at heart. Plenty of storage space combined with wonderful lighting arrangements making the room an absolute pleasure to stay in. Only drawbacks were small pillows to sleep on and the lack of blackout curtains.
In the lobby area is a 24 hour bar where you can buy drinks and snacks from chilled cabinets. From 6-11 they serve free croissants and coffee/tea. There is also a free Internet terminal but 2 or 3 machines would have been better as they were extremely popular.
The hotel is directly opposite Anhalter Bahnhof station, ideal if you are coming from Schonefeld airport. Straight off the regional train at Friedrichstrasse and then 2 stops on the metro. The hotel is also right on the M29 bus route which is ideal for any trips across the city from East to West. You are also 5 minutes walk from Potzdamer Platz & Checkpoint Charlie.
Would definitely stay there again. Accor seem to have created something special here. The whole street is basically owned by the Accor group and with an Ibis and an Etap alongside, there is something for all budgets. Suitehotels are opening up in all the major European cities and it will be the first brand I look out for. Having stayed in many 3-5* hotels across Europe there is nothing that would make we want to go back in a hurry but the Suitehotel has won me over in a big way.
Innovative-great for independent travellers
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.
GREAT!!!! An absolute must when in Berlin!
This hotel was the best we stayed in in Europe!
The location was great, just 100 ft from the anhalter u-bahn station. From there you were 5 - 10 min from all the sites, and just a 2 min walk from checkpoint charlie, the potzdamer platz, and the jewish memorial.
THe hotel itself is very modern, and the staff very helpful, the rooms are VERY large, and the decor is ikea-ish, but very groovy and new, the room was spotless and had a seperate W/C and huge bathroom with seperate shower and soaker tub. The bed was incredibly easy to sleep on as well as the lounge sleeper (i was snoring within 3 minutes!)
It had a bar, microwave and fridge in the room, which made a huge differance.
The croissants and coffe in the morning were very good and the free internet is a definate plus, although they only have one station.
I would definetaly reccommend this hotel for anybody staying in Berlin. I will stay here again in the future.
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