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A Touch Of Class May 15, 2010
Big mistake having booked the flights to then find no hotels available in Berlin,and surrounding area, on the Saturday night because of the German Cup Final being staged there. Had spent days trawling al the chains, hostels, anything really without success when I got a link to this place.
OK it was relatively expensive, but by then I wasn't caring, it was a roof over our head and somewhere to stay.
Hotel is just newly opened in May 2010, and still not quite complete, didn't even have a sign above it to let you know you were there,had to go in and ask :D. Interesting history though.
It is a renovated former department store, taken over to be used by the government during the war, and then used by the East German communists, it then became a store for the Communist Party Archives.
Was a bit dubious at check in, as the walls were still bare plaster and there were still some wires hanging out of the wall. The guy at the reception, Moritz, though was fantastic, and insisted on showing us up to the room.
Inside the lift, the walls had been covered in an aged leather, but it looked all vandalised, but Moritz said it had all been done deliberately at the party held to celebrate the work on the hotel finishing.
Corridor to the room had some real interesting furnishing, and Moritz never shut up the whole time, he was so enthusiastic about what they had done with the place :). Walked into the room and thought 'Gosh !!'. Alright that wasn't exactly what I thought but the first word started with F ;).
The room was amazing :O Large king Size bed and another that pulled out. Two large armchairs and a bath that sat in the middle of the room, though it could be screened off.
It was the detail in the room that was so brilliant. There was an old record player, and Moritz showed where to find the albums we could play on it, though he insisted on calling it a Gramaphone :D.
There was a mini bar set in an old fashioned cabinet, a silver tea service and beside the bed was an old radio, which was on playing mellow music. The music on was done deliberately in all the rooms.
Apart from the bath being between the bathroom and the living area, the bathroom had two sinks, and an awsome range of stuff to pamper yourself with. Plain tiled room with WC and bidet, and a seperate wet room with shower and bench in it.
Bar and restaurant are up on the top floors, and breakfast is served there. Above them is the swimming pool.
Hotel handy for the Alexanderplatz main station and U-Bahn, and there are two tram stops nearby. There is a supermarket just along Torstrasse on the same side of the road.
On check out they have a baggage area to leave your stuff to collect for later. I did at this point try to take a picture of the reception area, only because it was cool, having table tennis and table football games, but was told no pictures. Probably didn't want photos of it incomplete being published on the web ;)
Got to say with all the little detail, this is one of the most enjoyable places I have stayed in a long time , and not often I'll say I actually enjoyed staying anywhere:),Pity review is limited to just 10 photos :(
Part of the Berlin May 2010 - 20 Years On travel blog
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