Hotel Sylter Hof
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Arrived in the morning and spent an hour or two walking around the Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer. It's a really nice use of the space, which used to be the death strip of the Berlin Wall. It's now a kind of park, with remnants of the wall, a new church that replaced the Versöhnungskirche (which was located in the middle of the death strip until the Government pulled it down in ...
... happy girls once again!
We we met up with our tour group I the evening for supper. Quite a few Canadians on the trip! We've made some friends already...and of course the 'juice bags' have shown themselves. People will be leaving in all of the different cities we go to and we will pick up new folks in Vienna. All in all seems like a good group!
... and darkness to the building. However, the most shocking thing to see was for sure the tomb of Francisco Franco.. Apparently some people, his continued followers, actually still bring flowers for the tomb. The majority do not though, and some even stomp and spit on it! Insane to think he is in basically a huge shrine for himself, when many people do not have fond memories of his reign of power. Very interesting to see, needless to see!
... like a maze with many changes of levels. You have to rely on your sense of hearing because at any second you could crash into someone coming a different way. All the awkward changes are probably have a meaning with the holocaust. Beneath lies an information centre on the genocide. Also included in the next set of photographs is a fancy shopping precinct which ...
... and where he'd been and where he's going (standard traveller yarns). He is super keen to come to NZ so will hopefully catch up with him again in the future. We wound up around 11pm and prepped for another massive day.
The next day we ventured into town and spent a few hours checking out the alternative side of Berlin which was a great break from all the war info we had been bombarded with. We found a cool part of the Berlin wall called the East Side ...
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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.
Everything was very clean but a bit dated - has a 70's feel. But a very good bargain for the money. One morning I had the breakfast buffet - lot's of choices and good value for the money in my opinion.
I could only find two downsides: One was the ridiculous high price for logging on to the wireless service. Even cheap internet cafés like EasyInternet has figured out a way to let you carry non used minutes. This worked so that once you payed for 2 hours then you had to use them there and then. Really stupid.
The other was that the hotel lobby doubles as the bar and therefor get's very smokey.
It's not a honeymoon place but very nice.
I Must Have Stayed in Another Hotel
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!
Very good - We were satisfied
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.
The view from the apartment was excellent and the place itself, even though not luxurious (furniture looked rather old but comfy) was more spacious than anything we had stayed at before. We didn't use the kitchen at all. Breakfast was served till 11.00 am -- which is great for late sleepers like us -- and was really satisfying. I would describe the staff as polite, discrete and efficient (we brought to their attention a problem with the heating - perhaps not too cold for Germans in May- and it was solved the same day).
Location is excellent with 2-3 Metro stations close by, as well as the Zoo, Europa Center, Gedachtnis Kirche etc...
We would gladly stay here again.
Very Nice Hotel - Great Price / Great Location
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.
The front office staff were friendly and very helpful with regards to providing directions and information about the area. I reserved a "single" room and was assigned a room on the fifth floor. The room was small but exceptionally clean with modern furnishings. The bed was very comfortable and the linens were clean and crisp. The room designers were somehow able to fit a full size bathtub in the small bathroom.
A breakfast buffet was available (13 Euro) but since my room rate did not include breakfast I did not sample the buffet as it was a bit pricey.
At a room rate of approximately US$88 per night I thought this hotel was an exceptional value based on its location and quality.
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.
Needs tremendous improvement!!
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???