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... but still decent. It just didn’t have any tv’s or wifi on them, but for a three hour ride, I survived.
My bus arrived at Alexanderplatz in Berlin at about three o’clock and I found my hostel, Pangea People Hostel, without an issue. I checked in to my empty six person dorm and then got ready to head out. I got a message from my friend Paul asking if I was going to watch the Andy Murray vs. Rafael Nadal semifinal match in the French ...
... 6pm because that was usually the time the trains were busy with business people. There´s a particular area in German that ´coloured´people tend to avoid because those that catch the train are racist. I thought that was absurd considering their country has so many reminders of ´racism that if anything they should be opening their arms to prove they aren´t ¨´hitlers´. I guess though, white supremacy will ...
... evening sun. It's a lot warmer here tan in Holland. Lovely.x
June 6th - To be expected there are no D-Day remembrance ceremonies here, so we are off to visit Berlin, a first for both of us. We woke up to fabulous weather once again. Difficult to understand why the German's are an industrious people when they have weather like this. We
took train to Berlin (Alexanderplatz) had a browse through one of ...
... she used to work. Their specialty? Horse Steak (yes, I made sure I made a joke about Black Caviar being an appetiser… multiple times).
Now I know that horse lasagna has been receiving a lot of bad press lately but over in Belgium, Horse is considered quite the specialty. Whilst not game to order it ourselves, Clo and I did try some of Jason’s and… honestly… it’s quite edible. A sweeter, darker meat than your regular beef steak… but ...
... which in Germany is typically unfurnished, no kitchen and minimum 3 months rent for a bond. A short-term apartment allows us to focus on getting jobs and then take our time to find a nice apartment in an area we like afterwards.
We are very excited about moving to Berlin! We also miss New Zealand terribly and want to go back.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPullman Berlin Schweizerhof
The hotel was located opposite the Berlin Zoo and a 5 minute walk from the Zoo Garden station. The room was average size and clean and bright with views over the zoo and across to the Reichstag in the distance. The staff were very friendly, attentive and they could not be faulted. Breakfast was very good, especially the nutella crepes you could order. The hotel also puts out coffee and croissants for people catching early flights out of Berlin from 4am in the morning for no charge which was much appreciated as we flew out of Berlin at 6am. The hotel also had an large indoor pool that was free to use. Overall, the hotel was excellent and I would definitely stay here again.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof
My family stayed in Berlin 18/8/05 to 22/8/05 flying there from Budapest returning to Newcastle taking advantage of Easyjet's ridiculously low prices.
There are some positives - staff attitude is good and the rooms are clean and bright (if a bit small). However, having when I received my bill, I was amazed to see that a phone call I had to make to Hong Kong, timed at 9 minutes cost 108 Euros. That's 10 more than the room cost. I also made a few other calls to my daughter in the UK whcih cost around 5 Euros per minute.
For the price-it probably can't be beaten (£64 a night). Staff helpful and hotel is nice and modern.
I enjoyed staying in this hotel with its very competent and friendly stuff and rather reasonable prices .I requested a single room which turned out to be a 20 m2-big double facing the back side of the hotel and therefore absolutely quiet. The room was spotless, the bathroom not very big but well appointed.
A GREAT MODERN HOTEL!!
Stayed here three times between 1999-2004...... Greatest hotel I've ever stayed in anywhere in Europe. I highly recommend it to anyone I know is visiting Berlin.
Spent several days a few years back in what was known as simply as the Hotel Schweizerhof. Arrived on a slow train from Hamburg at the Zoo railroad station. Took a taxi to the hotel although advised by the driver that it was only two blocks from the station - had too much luggage to backpack. Should have walked - left my raincoat in the taxi and never again seen. Room was at a special rate provided by Lufthansa but the room received was very small although clean with a very nice bathroom. Every morning construction in the courtyard behind the room was my alarm clock.
Stayed here in September, 2004. Wonderful hotel - great location, large modern (must be newly renovated) stylish hotel. Easily the best value room I have stayed in in Europe. Paid 200 Euro a night and couldn't have asked for better value for money. Good working desk, comfortable bed, smallish bathroom but it was clean and stylish so who cares! Good landury services, nice restaurant and bar and very helpful concierge (who refused a tip despite having run down the street on my behalf to check when the nearest travel agent was opening).
Excellent, in front of ZOO garden
this is a very excellent hotel, with good bedding, quit location (backside is surrounded with offices, with an inside garden (no street). So, if you ask for a quit room, you will get onde guaranteed.
the swimming pool and the sauna is very nice.
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An excellent, modern hotel. Very friendly and efficient staff. Stayed here for three nights in August 2003. Fabulous interior design. Hotel has many facilities which I unfortunately didn't have time to use - pool, sauna, health club and restaurant. Bar service in the lobby was excellent, and when there was a technical fault with the air conditioning control in the room, a technician was sent straight away to repair it. If I am in Berlin again, I will certainly stay here. The hotel is one minute's walk from the Kurfuerstendamm, Zoo, Aquarium and public transport. However, because it is off the main road, there is very little noise outside. Bonus - there is a taxi rank right outside the lobby, which always had at least two cars waiting. From Tegel Airport, it cost me 14 Euros to the hotel in a taxi.