Lives in St Helens, United Kingdom
Since May 2014
25-34 year old female
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We stayed here as my partner is part of club carlson so we came here with points. (Approx €200 a night depending on time of year/notice) The hotel is beautiful, and the staff were second to none! The location was ideal, right next to Berlin cathedral, opposite AlexanderPlatz and over the bridge to Museum Island. I would recommend this hotel based on its location to any sightseeing individuals! But the best thing is the fish tank through the centre of the hotel. A lot of rooms have views of this from their bedrooms, and it is just lovely to sit and stare at the fishes moving around! There is a lovely little bar underneath the fish tank where we found ourselves sitting watching the fishes with a drink and letting the world pass us by! We were upgraded and so had a business room overlooking the river and facing the cathedral! AMAZING! There is also a spa, swimming pool, gym, restaurant, bar, conference room etc… For a small extra charge, you can pay to go inside the fish tank and through the centre (as it is hollow). A lot of people do this, especially with children. Nice way to start the day!
This was our view from the balcony / room. It is very understated beautiful architecture! If walking across from AlexanderPlatz to Museum Island, this is passed on the way (just over the bridge). It is nice just to admire it whilst walking past. Unsure if there is a cost to enter
We stumbled across Solino on our 1st night & was not disappointed. The place was relatively small but PACKED with locals (good sign). The food was delicious and very flavoursome; the service was quick and very pleasant; the prices were not very expensive (especially as in a european capital city); the atmosphere was lovely, candlelit, busy with locals, a real italian feel! We ordered a steak, a chicken tarragon pasta, 2x ice cream deserts, beers and wine - which came to a total of between €40-€50. - Very reasonable, as the food and service was great! The place is tucked away just on the outskirts of AlexanderPlatz square. Fabulous. 5 * Rating!!
This was opposite our hotel and was where some of the Christmas Markets were. The atmosphere was fabulous around the markets - with the big wheel and television tower in the background. The square is littered with cafes, bars, restaurants, shops so is a great place to meander around with or without the christmas markets! There is also a large train station here, so very easy access!
This was also opposite our hotel based in AlexanderPlatz. We did not go up the tower, but I imagine the views are sublime - this is something we would do if we went back. It is a landmark of berlin and can be seen almost anywhere in the city! It is easy to just admire it from the bottom, and at night when it is lit up!
This is an exceptional landmark - a real must see! It is what separated the east and west divide of Berlin during the war. The square in front of the gate is littered with cafes (starbucks, dunkin donuts etc…) and so you can spend plenty of time around this area admiring the gate. It is lit up at night, which is when we came. If we were to return to Berlin, we'd go again in the day to get a different feel to the landmark. As we came the weekend before Christmas, we grabbed a coffee and a donut from Dunkin Donuts and snapped away with our cameras. There was a lit up christmas tree and menorah (Hannukah jewish candles) in the square in front of the gate which was an added bonus to the landmark.
Disappointed! would never eat again at Dunkin Donuts. Very boring, bland donuts which are extremely overpriced. Came here for a coffee and a snack as it was so cold (& snowing) whilst admiring the gate & starbucks was so busy. Wish we had not bothered.
Such a simple, emotional sight! This landmark is very emotional and moving. It is a MUST SEE, to remember and respect the victims of the Holocaust. You could easy walk past this as it is not really signposted or bold - which adds more to the respect and emotion of the memorial. We saw this at night after walking through the gate - it is not very well lit. If we were to return we'd make sure we came here in the day to really see the memorial site.
We came here the weekend before Christmas and this was were a lot of the markets were. It was great with a fabulous atmosphere, and really gave a christmas, winter feel! Lots of art-style market stalls selling everything and anything; lots of places to eat and drink too!
We came here for a drink in between visiting the nearby christmas markets. We didn't eat here but the food looked great and we'd recommend the food on what we saw. The service for both drinks and food was great!
We came here for a few good german beers, planning to make our way through the majority of the '100 bieres' and really indulge in the real german beers. Unfortunately, the beers are more from around the world, and you can try standard beers too. This place was very busy, and did serve food (we did not eat here though). The cherry and raspberry syrup beers are delicious!
This HEat restaurant was situated in our hotel, and so we had lunch here. me and my partner both sampled a traditional currywurst to try the Berlin cuisine. The food was lovely and the service was also great! It was snowing when we were in Berlin (December 2014) and so we sat indoors. However, this place would be great for food/drinks in the sunshine outside (there is outdoor seating) as it overlooks the river and the cathedral! Downsides - the menu is not displayed before entering the restaurant, so you feel obliged to eat here once sat down. The prices are expensive (as other reviewers have also commented on).
We walked through / around museum island on the way to the Brandenburg gate. Plenty to see and do, all is lit up at night - so a different feel depending when you go. Great place for photographers as beautiful buildings and plenty to see.
Came here for tea as it was local to our hotel and seemed inviting. Very nice service and nice food.
Massive shopping centre, if you wanted to shop this is where i'd advise you to spend a good few hours.
Easily my favourite part of our trip! This place has a lot of history as it's a 1.3km long memorial to freedom and the Berlin wall. It has graffiti on every single section of the wall which is both pretty, artistic and political. me and my partner spent hours here nosing along the wall and taking millions of photographs. It is very thought provoking and very political! Excellent way to pass a good few hours. A REAL MUST SEE! We wish we'd have got a coffee beforehand (there is a starbucks behind the start of the wall in a shopping centre) to explore the wall without the cameras to take it all in, and walk back down again taking photographs. We came here at night to get a real feel for the art / graffiti on the walls. Very busy as it is such a powerful message and great history of Berlin/Germany, and free of charge!