Hotel Sylter Hof
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... in October, where he was studying German for something to do. How did he convince me? With the promise of cheap beer and good food. I agreed to meet him in Berlin if he bought a bike and joined me. He agreed, I bought my ticket and that was the extent of our plan.
Since meeting in Berlin we've had two 'meeting of the minds' to (A) actually make a plan (B) see if it is at all realistic. 4 beers and 2 cups of tea (cumulative) later, and it appears that ...
... Altes museum, both were huge. Onto the museum. Tickets bought, toilets visited, audio guides set and entered the first room where there was the Pergamon Alter. Wow! Hard to capture the enormity of this structure in words. It was built in the 2nd Century BC. We also saw the market gate of Miletus built in 2nd century AD and the Ishtar gate 575 BC, the gate of King Nebuchadnezzar II. There were other things we saw also but these ...
... front of a significant historical landmark.
Something that struck me about Berlin was just how open they are about discussing and drawing attention to their role in WWII and the events surrounding it. Everything in the city seems to be atoning for past sins, as opposed to, oh, virtually everywhere else in Europe that was aligned with the Nazis, which seem to be comfortable not bringing the whole thing up. I would imagine this is because, as the former seat of the ...
... liked the street food and drink stalls everywhere! The music was everything from Jamaican to funk and beat box! Fantastic night!
It was from one big event to another, with Berlin being taken over by gay pride the following day for Christopher's Day. Sparkles, spikes and flesh of all kinds were featured in the extravagant costumes of the parade that snaked its way through the city. Cory and I found a perch on a stone wall of ...
... time were only the front gates, there were secondary taller gates behind these. They must have been very intimidating to those who entered.
We also visited the Jewish Museum today. Noel managed to catch a train that I missed as the doors were closing and in was too slow. We did catch up again at the next station where we both got back on together this time!
We puck up a car and leave Berlin tomorrow for the Harz Mountains for a couple of days.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Business Services
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Sylter Hof Berlin
I stayed two nights at Sylter Hof in March. I was upgraded to a suite and got a huge apartment - kitchen, livingroom, bedroom and bathroom.
I chose the Sylter based of the overwhelmingly positive reviews about the facility. I concur with the location and cleanliness of the hotel room. However the review for the 15th (5 dots) suggests that booking a room at the last minute might be a better approach than my booking one-month prior to arrival the weekend of the 18th of February. Again, the room was clean, but extremely small for approximately same amount of money. I was on the 5th floor (Street Side) and it would have been more quite sleeping in the lobby. After mentioning the loud noise (until 4 am), the response was that the university students were having a party. The only good aspect of the student noise, is that it covered up the noise from the street below that I lived with for the next two nights. If the other recent review would have exchanged the larger and nicer room, I would consider staying at this hotel. However, there are too many other wonderful hotels that would not subject non-student customers to such a room. Count me out. Get the right room and you will be happy, get room 501 and you will most likely support my view. Other than the hotel, I loved the city and the museums and philharmonic were exceptional. The Pergamon and Gemaldegalerie are absolute most see facilities. The Berliners were top-notch. The seafood and Argentine restaurants very close by the hotel were very good and resonably priced.
Good hotel in West Berlin
I booked through lastminute and got three nights in a 14th floor suite for £99. Say no more! It's location is in West Berlin which is good for visiting the Ku'damm, Savignyplatz and Charlottenburg. It's about 10 minutes walk from Zoologischer Garten Bahnhof, or you can take bus 100, which stops directly outside the hotel and then continues on past most of the major sights in East Berlin (some drivers even provide commentary!).
My room was huge and from the window I had a view of Potsdamer Platz, the TV Tower, the Reichstag and if I looked carefully, the Brandenburg Gate. If you can get a good deal for this hotel (the normal room price is €159 per night!) then go for it!
We stayed at this hotel with my wife during our honeymoon in May 2004 for 7 nights. We paid €109/night w/ buffet breakfast included. As soon as we arrived we were upgraded to one of their apartment-suites on the 16th floor.
I recently stayed at the Hotel Sylter Hof for three nights. The hotel is located close to the Zoo Railway Station (about a 15 minute walk) and within a few blocks of one of the main shopping areas in west Berlin. The subway is just a few blocks from the hotel (Wittenberg Platz Station) and several bus stops are just a short walk from the hotel. If you don't have much luggage you can easily walk to the hotel, otherwise a taxi ride will only take about five minutes.
My Berlin favorite!
I always stay at the Sylter Hof when in Berlin. Its location is great, close to shopping, subway and rail connections. Excellent value for money and very friendly. It also has the two top floors of a 17 story high rise right behind the main hotel. Here the rooms have a thrilling view of the city and Tiergarten (central park). These rooms are small apartments with kitchens etc. For a little extra you will get alot.
Would definitely stay here again!
Stayed at the Sylter Hof Berlin for 3 nights in September, 2004. Upon check-in, I was immediately given a free upgrade to one of their apartment suites. Great view of the city! The staff and service was excellent. Great breakfast room and they serve until 11AM which was great for me with all the Berlin nightlife. I definitely recommend this hotel, great value for money! Location is 5 min. taxi ride from Berlin Zoo train station.
Will be back
Stayed at the Sylter Hof Jun 2004. I have no complaints. The staff were very friendly, more than helpful. Stayed in the apartment, which was large. Location central with busstop very close to the hotel, underground five minutes walk away. Rooms and hotel very clean and buffet breakfast good
Will go back again.
A good choice
I was happy to find the Sylter Hof Hotel, especially at E72 a night, including breakfast. I stayed there in May 2003. It was clean and comfortable. I gave it an above average grade because of the quality of the breakfast buffet and the location, south of the Tiergarten, near the Zoo bahnhof, in a good shopping area. It has a comfortable lobby with a small bar, open after 5pm.
I stayed at this Berlin hotel for a weekend in February (2003). I booked it the same day that I arrived, at the tourist office at the Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten train station a few blocks away (one of Berlin's main train stations). I had just arrived from Hamburg. It is pronounced "Sooter Hoff"......: - ).Staff was NOT very friendly, nor very attentive. There is a coffee shop next to this hotel, with an adjoining door. The food was quite good!! And prices reasonable (but its hours were limited--and I believe it was closed on Sundays). No room service though! I ate one breakfast while there, which was included in my nightly rate, and it was only average---in their large dining room (serve-yourself buffet).This hotel is old (built in 1966?), has one building that is about 17 stories tall, and the front building which is five stories tall. I stayed on the fifth floor, top floor of the front building. My room was clean, but old looking, the hallway was clean, but old looking. Nothing to write home about.I booked for three nights, and the young woman who checked me in, screwed up the booking, and another front desk staff member called up to my room Sunday afternoon (the day before I was due to check out), and falsely accused me of overextending my stay---I was EXTREMELY pissed off, and indicated my anger to him. It was straightened out, but no apology was offered by him, nor by any other staff member of the Hotel.There is a fair sized lobby in this hotel, and comfortable places to sit and talk, and a bar. It was nothing great though. The front desk was small. I paid about 113 Euro's a night (about $125 U.S. a night---times three night stay). There are so many hotels to choose from in Berlin--why should I stay at this hotel ever again???