But picking a hotel there is one of my least favourite things to do. Faced with the huge variety of options, it always seems to take ages.
I was delighted, therefore, to find Hotel Hansablick – an off the beaten track hotel with great amenities and service.
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Where it is Located:
Hotel Hansablick is located on the River Spree at the edge of the Tiergarten, in the district of Mitte.
What Sets it Apart:
One of the best things about the hotel (and there are plenty) is its location. Being just outside the city centre means there is plenty of free parking nearby. Yet, getting into the centre is super easy as well, with the Tiergarten S-Bahn station less than five minutes away.
If you’re up for it, the Brandenburg Gate is about a 30-minute walk away.
You will need one of the environmental zone badges if you are coming by car but these can be ordered online at www.umwelt-plakette.de.
Individuals who want to explore the city of Berlin but who are keen to spend more of their money on museums and attractions rather than an overpriced hotel. The hotel also suits travellers with cars, business travellers, families and solo travellers.
The hotel is a blend of old and new. Situated in an old-Berlin townhouse means there are high ceilings, large reception rooms and sweeping staircases behind the rather plain exterior. All of which transport you back to the turn of the century. While in contrast, the modern art collection located throughout the hotel, together with modern amenities, brings you straight back into the 21st century.
Hotel Hansablick has you covered when it comes to breakfast but if you are looking for lunch or dinner, then you will need to visit one of the nearby restaurants or cafes.
Rooms at Hotel Hansablick range from singles to large deluxe double rooms. Each has a decent amount of space, increasing as you move up the scale. The high ceilings and light colours amplify the space resulting in a pleasant and comfortable home away from home.
The staff is another one of the aspects that sets the hotel apart. They often address you by name and are keen to help and provide extra information. If you are staying as a group, they are more than willing for you to leave things at reception for each other and/or to convey messages.
The relaxing lounge, convenient location and the tasty breakfast included with each booking.
The room was a little warm despite it not being summer and the internet was sometimes patchy.