Super convenient, right next to the Tiergarten station, the Novotel is a functionally four star hotel. What I mean by that is it ticks all the boxes required to be a four star hotel in Germany, but does little else to distinguish itself. Apart from being perfectly acceptable, it then goes out of its way to annoy, like having a very expensive wi-fi that logs you out at random, and won't let you run two devices at the same time. The mini-bar is also extortionately expensive even by hotel standards; this aspect is exacerbated by the lack of shops nearby.
Directions: Take the s-bahn to the Tiergarten stop. You can't miss it. It's right by the exit.
This hotel conveniently located beside the S-Bahn right in the middle of the Tiergarten. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with a handy features in the rooms like the pull out table and table tray/luggage rack. The breakfast is fantastic but ht e rest of the food was only so-so. My one grip is that service in the lounge was slow.
I would recommend this hotel for business travelers and families, those looking for a more lively experience of Berlin might want to stay elsewhere.
4* hotels in the centre of Berlin are expensive so I chose this one because it was offering a 'hot deal' of 49 euros a night for single occupancy of a double room. I was a bit concerned that it appeared to be outside the city centre but I needn't have worried. It's bang opposite the Tiergarten station from where very frequent trains take you to the centre in 10 mins. It's also on the S9 line with direct trains to/from Shoenefeld Airport (about 40 mins).
The hotel itself is very comfortable, with everything new and spotless. My room had a large comfortable bed, sofa, desk, plenty of storage space, a safe big enough to house my laptop and coffee/tea-making facilities. The bathroom was equally fine, with a bath and separate shower cubicle.
There's a bar and restaurant but breakfast is expensive at 17 euros so I preferred to get something outside for a more reasonable cost. I did have one dinner but the food was average and also quite expensive.
My only complaint was that there was no WiFi internet in the room and the broadband was very expensive. WiFi is available on the ground floor but also expensive, obviously designed for business clients on expense accounts. However, there are 2 PCs (with printers attached) in the business area off the lobby which are free to use.
All in all, this is a very nice hotel and I will definitely stay there again if the price is right.
Unique Quality: Comfortable accommodation, convenient location.
Directions: From Schoenefeld Airport, take Line S9 directly to the hotel. Also on direct lines from Berlin's main railway station.
I will be in Berlin early June and would like accommodation near the Zoo area, any suggestions please, single lady.
I stayed in the Hotel Boulevard a cuple of times and liked it. It's about five minutes walk to the zoo, right on Ku'damm. I loved the breakfast on the roof garden.
There are so much near the Zoo that it would be nice to know what kind of cathegory (stars) you are looking for.
Zoo area (Zoologischer Garten/Kurfürstendamm) is probably the area in Berlin with the highest concentration of hotels.
The Hotel Am Zoo used to be very popular - and not too expensive from what I remember. Long ago, I once (traveling alone) got a wonderful price for a beautiful room at the Intercontinental Hotel which is a block or so from the zoo.
Thanks everyone for replies, looking at 3 star accom, so will check them out.
Here you have them all in the quarter called Charlottenburg in which the Zoo aerea is. It would be helpfull if you have a map beside to find out their situation: http://agence.voyages-sncf.com/Hotels?rfrr=&
I stayed at the Novotel Berlin Am Tiergarten and found it to be a modern and comfortable place to stay. It's very close to the Zoo and also has an S-bahn station right across the street, from where you can easily get all around Berlin. It's a 4-star hotel but if you visit the website, there are often good offers, particularly during quiet periods.
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Address: Strasse des 17 Juni 106-108, Berlin, 10623, Germany