Winters Hotel Berlin Mitte Am Checkpoint Charlie
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Historical Traveler Reviews Winters Hotel Berlin Mitte Am Checkpoint Charlie
The hotel is OK but, whilst we were there, a mobile phone went missing from our room. We reported this to the manager who promised us that she would follow it up and get back to us. Since we were going home that day she took an e-mail address and assured us that she would contact us the next day. We have not heard back from her at all. We do not know what happened to the phone, but the fact that she didn't bother to contact us is entirely unsatisfactory.
The hotel is approx a 15 minute taxi ride from Tempelhof airport and 30 minutes from both Berlin-Tegel and Schonefeld airports. The hotel is star rated as 3.5 but only misses being 4 star by the fact that the restaurant is not open for dinner in the evening.
The entire hotel is spotlessly clean, modern and welcoming. The staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. Our non-smoking room (standard superior) was large, comfortably warm (it was 4-5 degrees outside) and the double bed was large and supplied with 2 duvets. The ensuite shower room had everything that you would need and everything was exceptionally clean.
The room did not have any tea/coffee making facilities in the room but as we had our own tea the reception supplied us with a pot of hot water each evening at no extra charge. The dining room, where a buffet breakfast is available every morning, had a good selection of food all laid out attractively.
The hotel is located about a 7 minute walk from Checkpoint Charlie where you can also find the hop-on/hop-off bus that takes you on a full tour of Berlin, and also only a 10 minute walk from the new Jewish Museum. The nearest subway station is Koch Strasse which is a 5 minute walk from the hotel. From the station you can easily reach the centre of Berlin and major tourist sites. Travel tickets for 1, 2 or 3 days travel can be purchased at reception. There is a good Greek Restaurant open in the evenings right opposite Koch Strasse Stn.
The hotel is situated on a road that runs between 2 main streets and as such is quiet. This may not be the hotel for young people who are looking for a lot of night life and clubs, but having stayed there for 6 days, we would highly recommend it for families, tourists who want to collapse after a full day's sight -seeing and older travellers or business people.
We would definitely use the hotel again should we return to Berlin.
Very nice hotel
Stayed at this hotel for 4 nights on a recent business trip to Berlin. Very nice rooms, extremely comfortable. Staff extremely friendly. Ate breakfast at hotel each morning and was very pleased with the spread. Nice location, close to subways but front desk will also call you a cab and one is there in less than 5 minutes. Make sure to carry hotel address with you when you're out if you want to take a taxi back as not many drivers seemed to know the hotel (it's fairly new). Was disappointed that there wasn't any gym (but that's really my only complaint).
This was a great hotel. Very clean, quiet and the hotel staff very friendly and helpful and spoke English. The hotel was in a great location, not far from Checkpoint Charlie, we were close to 2 train stations and could walk to potsdamer square (25 minute walk) My daughter and I loved our room. They were not able to give us a non-smoking room however the room was fine as the hotel just opened in Sept /06. Breakfast was not included but you could pay 10 Euro per person to have a hot/cold breakfast just off the main lobby. We had breakfast there the first morning and opted to eat elsewhere after that. The room did not have a mini fridge which would of been nice however if i were to go back i would still book this hotel because of location, friendly staff and nice size and clean room I would highly recommend this hote. Visitor from Calgary, Alberta Canada
Would stay again any time
My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. They allowed us to check in early. A non-smoking room wasn't available at that time so they let us visit a designated-smoking room before deciding whether we wanted it or not. There was absolutely no odor at all.
Interesting that the other reviewer found the rooms small. We didn't. I have stayed in European hotels with much less space. There was plenty of room to store and hang clothing, to store suitcases and to walk around. I would consider the bed to be, at minimum, queen-sized. To me the duvet covers were nice -- they were substantial in size and quite warm. The temperature in the room was great -- you could adjust a heater in the room as well as one in the bathroom (the bathroom was lovely, a warm tan/cream tile, glass shower, large sink with substantial space for holding toiletries). You had options in how you opened the windows to let in fresh air. Rooms were bright and airy. I also liked the motion detector lights in the hallways.
The staff could not have been more helpful and courteous. The location is great -- with coffeeshops and a wonderful bakery (our breakfast stop almost every day) up past checkpoint Charlie on Friedrichstrasse. We easily walked (we do like to walk but there is also easy access to the U- and S-bahns) to the Unter den Linden, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Museumsinsel, etc.
Great hotel, great location
This hotel only opened recently so everything was brand new. Rooms have a flat screen TV and ultra modern interiors.
Bed very comfortable, however annoying having a double bed with two single duvet covers!
Did not have breakfast at the hotel however many cafes and restaurants in the vacinity.
When leaving the hotel go left not right towards checkpoint charlie and there is a lovely argentinian steakhouse in the row of shops. Great value and big portions.
If I go back to Berlin would definately stay here again.