Best way to make a trip from Berlin to Dresden would be by car rather than by train. For visiting Dresden's center you may stick to tram as the town is always very congested. You should definitely take a drive to the outskirts of Dresden like to Meissen and Saxon Switzerland. The latter can be reached via a romantic steam boat ride.
And if Dresden trip is for an over stay then City Oase Dresden looks most beautiful. This hotel is located in Dresden's center still close to the Elbe river. Since my tip isn't yet about a Berlin but Dresden-hotel, please check out
planxty's tip on Berlin accommodation. Very interesting and fun to read!
As for great details on actually Dresden, please look up
We had a great stay there, perfect rooms, friendly stuff and great breakfast!
Convenient location in the south of Berlin. Teltow is close to Kleinmachnow, the Fair Grounds (MESSE & ICC), the lakes and the city of Potsdam. 25 minutes drive to all three airports. For leisure breaks or for a business trip - the hotel offers professional seminar service and a relaxing green environment directly at the beautiful Teltow Canal and a nice Spa-Area. Close to the tourist attractions of Berlin and Potsdam. The hotel restaurant is well known for Sunday Brunch and Saturday night theme buffet. High-speed Wireless Internet available in the entire hotel and parking is free of charge for our guests
...then this is ideal.
It's not often that self-catering apartments are financially viable when solo travelling but Classic Apartments offer studios from 39 Euros out of season. Even in late June I got a very reasonable price, comparable to the sort of price a pokey little room in a cheap hotel would have been, and for my money got a spacious, modern and chic apartment complete with balcony.
The apartments are located in a leafy suburban side-street in the Wilmersdorf district, just a few minutes walk from the Adenhauerplatz U-bahn station and about 20 minutes by U-bahn/S-bahn into Alexanderplatz. Within the apartment block there's a Lidl supermarket and a laundrette and on the street there are a couple of attractive-looking local restaurants.
The thing I was most impressed with was my balcony, overlooking the little park across the street - this was perfect for me to catch up on a little VT writing (perfect WiFi) in the morning sun whilst enjoying my self-cooked breakfast and copious coffee (and cigarettes). The local Lidl was incredibly cheap and I managed to stock up on three-days supplies (including beer and wine) for about 20 Euros - the left overs from which provided sandwiches and beers for my onward train journey back to the Netherlands.
I was also impressed by the friendly receptionist, for whom nothing seemed a problem - which included my slightly late arrival - and was always bright and cheery.
I'd definitely stay here again and maybe my next visit I'll spend a bit more time and give the city a proper workout.
Our 4 night stay at this hotel was most enjoyable. Our room was very comfortable having an entry foyer, extremely large bedroom, small table with 2 chairs, large desk, TV etc etc. The bathroom was a good size and included a towel warmer.
Use of the wellness centre was included in the price.Wifi was included and several computers available in reception.
Checkpoint Charlie was 2 minutes walk from the hotel and metro station a few minutes further walk. The area was safe to walk at night.
The buffet breakfast was included in our room rate and was first class with an excellent variety on offer.
We booked through Venere.com: Special Prepaid Offer Non Refundable with breakfast was Euro 395 for 4 nights August 2010.
We wanted to stay in two locations while in Berlin to cut down on the travel time to various places, especially since we like to walk to places. So for the west, we selected the Hampton Inn between the Zoological Gardens and Kurfürstendamm. It proved to be a great location; we really liked the hotel which has an awesome front desk staff.
We reserved a room with a queen size bed, which also had a sofa and desk. Free internet comes with the room.
The hotel offers a free hot breakfast each morning and it was substantial with hot foods such as eggs, sausage, and pancakes, as well as fruits, cereals, yogurts, a large assortment of breads and rolls, and sandwich meats and cheeses.
The location of the hotel is just a block away from Kurfürstendamm with its shopping, eateries, and famous sites such as the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The Zoological Gardens were only a few blocks away. Nearby to the hotel is a large grocery store that has a huge assortment of beers and wines along with a nice produce section, bakery, and other necessities you may need.
The Uhlandstrasse U-bahn stop was only a five minute walk from the hotel and the S-bahn station (Zoologicalgarten) was about a 10 minute walk. The hotel has parking, although we didn’t use it since we came to Berlin by train.
Our room was very quiet, but we did notice that one side of the hotel was next to the train tracks, which I thought would probably get noisy if you had a room on that side.
The front desk staff was so helpful and a good source of local information. Hubby typically likes to try the local beers and the two guys at the desk were more than willing to talk beer with him. In the morning, we experience a similarly helpful experience from that shift of personnel.
The noon checkout was convenient and allowed us to get some additional sightseeing done in the morning – we walked around the nearby Tiergarten after breakfast.
The Hampton Inn is part of the Hilton group. As members of Hilton Honors, the hotel sent us an email about a week prior to our arrival asking if we had any needs – shuttle, arranging for tours or shows, or anything else we may need. It was a nice touch – something we hadn’t experienced from any other hotel in our travels.
Our room was €77 for the night, which included the full breakfast.
Would I stay here again? Absolutely! It was an overall great experience.
Good location , with the Bus 100 stop in the door and also the U-bahn also very near
Good breakfast , good installations and the personnel it was very helpful to prepare our visits
This is a good website for finding apartments in the centre of Berlin:
Just click on Berlin Mitte/Prenzlauer Berg,
then fill out arrival and departure date as well as the number of persons, and you will get a lot of hits.
Please note that the result shows how much it costs per person, not per apartment.
If you share a flat in Germany, you live in a WG, short for Wohngemeinschaft . This service is meant to match up people looking for a WG and vice versa. Though this service is in German they have an overview in English how to use the site. Searches are possible by price range, location, size and many other categories.
I stayed at the Sachsen Hof which was very conveniently located. I had a rental car and there was plenty f on street parking
About 120 DM's or 50 or 60 US Dollars
Old world atmosphere..nice breakfast..appeared to be a pre war hotel that hadn't had much renovation
Haven't been there yet walked by. This hotel sits right at lake Griebnitz, and offers there for some truly idyllic atmosphere and natural environments. Near by subway provids great connection to any places all over Berlin town and beyond without using vehicle. The hotel is mostly known for business folks.
I stayed here for four nights during my Berlin trip in October 2012 and was thoroughly impressed by the hotel. It is a very modern development in an ideal part of the city for sightseeing, only three underground stops from Alexanderplatz. The hotel chain is a Turkish luxury chain and this is their first hotel outside of Turkey.
The hotel offers free Wi-Fi which was useful and worked well. My room on the fourth floor was quite small but mirrors gave the impression it was larger. The bathroom was very well-furnished and modern, although the sink was a little shallow. Maid service was offered daily and the whole of the hotel was pristinely clean.
I didn't have breakfast in the hotel. I thought 12 Euro for breakfast was a little steep as Berlin has many other breakfast options at a much cheaper price.
For the cleanliness, price and location of this hotel, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone and would use it again if I visit Berlin in the future.
The hotel does have a Titanic maritime theme which is noticeable in the rooms and corridors. It didn't bother me though and is quite subtle, not cliche.
I used this site to book our accommodation in Berlin. The site looks a bit messy, but the service is quick and good! There are lots of affordable apartments on this site and the booking is easy. Once you make a reservation they send you e-mail which you have to confirm to finalize the booking. After your confirmation they send you contact information of the land lord. I had no problems with the site nor with the landlord, so I would recommend this to all.
Our clean and cosy 32-m2-apartment was in Prenzlauer Berg. The linen and towels were included in the price, we paid 160 € for 4 nights. The neighbourhood was nice and pretty quiet, yet there was lots of cafes and restaurants nearby.
This hotel is a marvel of German architectural genius...I loved it! The elevators were fast and the rooms were designed so well, with amazingly comfy beds.....really good for a good night rest if you have an early flight the next day. The hotel is easy to reach with a bus (128) I think and then I just rode the S/U Bahn station to the Borsigwerke station - which is a station which provides a direct link to the Friedrishstrabe shopping center and the famous Checkpoint Charlie. There is a nice pillar gateway from the 1920's outside the hotel, and it is very close to a shopping mall and a cinema - just across the street! I ate at the McDonald's late at night, haha....
The rooms have guaranteed sound-proof windows and doors for a high quality sound sleep! Amazing hotel indeed with many amenities with wifi easily connected to.
Cable/satellite television channels
Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Nothing to complain with this hotel and they even prepared a breakfast box for me since my flight out of Berlin was early....I just rode public transpo going to airport - easy!
My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Pension Bregenz in August for 6 nights. We had a pleasant experience overall. One of the best things about our stay was our host, Christian. Upon arrival he helped us take our suitcases to our room. He was very thorough in explaining different bus/s-bahn/u-bahn routes and ticket options to us, and had transit tickets behind the desk so we could buy them right there instead of having to get them at the metro station. He took us into our room and showed us everything, and gave us a mini-guidebook on the Charlottenburg area. He was always there during breakfast with a hello and a smile. The Pension is run by Christian and his wife, but she was more behind the scenes. I only saw her in passing at breakfast time, and she always smiled.
The Pension itself is located in an old building a few blocks off of the Ku'damm in a quiet residential area. When you arrive, there is an intercom outside and he will buzz you up. There is usually nobody at the front desk except at breakfast time, so you get a key to the building and a key to your room. The Pension is on the fourth floor of the building. There are stairs as well as an elevator. It's one of those old elevators that is quite small (there was just enough room for the two of us and two suitcases) and has the doors that you have to open and close yourself. The room we booked, a double room, consisted of a fair sized room with a big, comfortable bed, a TV, a mini-fridge, a couple of chairs, a small entrance way and the bathroom. Our room looked out onto the courtyard. It was quite hot when we were there in August, and there was a fan in the room. It was quiet in the Pension and I always felt safe there.
Breakfast is served in the main reception area each morning from 7am-9:30am and had a selection of meats, cheeses, bread, apple slices, yogurt, tea, coffee and juice.
The Pension is apparently a T-Mobile hotspot, but we couldn't connect to it from our room or the hallway. There is a computer terminal in the hallway with internet access for 2 EUR an hour. The internet was quite slow, but if you're in Berlin, you shouldn't be spending much time on the computer anyways!
Most of the places we went to definitely required one transit transfer, and most of them even required two. We would either take the bus from Olivaerplatz to the Zoologischer Garten S-bahn station, or we would walk to the Adenauerplatz U-bahn station and go from there. You could also walk to the Savignyplatz S-bahn station.
Overall, the room was comfortable, the shower was good, the hosts were absolutely excellent, and the location is safe. We paid 80 EUR a night including breakfast and tax.
I arrived late and was met with a couple of lively staff who were very plesant and polite.
The room was a little small but i was staying in a single and i'm used to the middle eastern hotels with huge rooms and balconies etc... i think that the room compares to many london hotels in size.
Everything worked the bathroom was nice, although there was a funny smell coming from the plumbing.
The hotel uses a normal key system with a large weighted fob attached to it that you drop off at the reception when you leave.
The bed i have to say was a little small. I don't understand it personally because (being completely stereotypical here) the average german height is quite tall. But it was comfortabel and i had a good stay there
The positioning of this hotel is great. It's quite far from schoenfeld Airport (about 20-30 minutes) but a taxi ride will cost you about 30Euros (nearest station is Wittenberg Platz) from Tegel Airport it's a little bit closer, about 15 minutes away with a taxi ride costing about 15-20 Euros
The area that the hotel is actually in though is right in the centre of the shopping area of the city. although far enough out of the way not to be too noisy. It is close to the area called "ku-damm" which is basically the equivalent of oxford st in london.
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