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Christmas market, where to stay?

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Christmas market, where to stay?

Apologies if I'm repeating the same question but I've searched through previous answers and my head is about to explode with too much information and now I haven't got a clue what to do.

I've booked for the family, a 3 night stay in Berlin for the Xmas market, my kids are 10 and 8 and ideally looking for a hotel that is fairly central to everything. Budget wise about £100 a night incl nice breakfast. Somewhere if the kids are tired during the day we can pop back for a rest.

a couple of hotels that have caught my eye were:

Ramada Hotel Berlin-Alexanderplatz (£330 for 3 nights)

Novotel Berlin Mitte (£170 for 3 nights)

Also like the look of the Radisson Blu Hotel but they seem to be fully booked.

Many thanks for your help.

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1. Re: Christmas market, where to stay?

I'm not sure if you are you only going for the Christmas markets or if you are going for other attractions as well, however just to give you an idea here is a map view of where all 3 hotels are.

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2. Re: Christmas market, where to stay?

The trip is purely for the christmas market, saying that my 6 yr old wants to visit Legoland as well.

Going by the maps, the Radisson looks fairly central but I'm not sure what/where central should be.

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3. Re: Christmas market, where to stay?

There are a few hotels within your budget near to Gendarmenmarkt, Winters am Gendarmenmarkt,Arcotel John F

The NH on Leipzigerstrasse would also be ok.

The Radisson Blu would be fine but I doubt it will be in your budget and being a 5* all extras will be expensive

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4. Re: Christmas market, where to stay?

I would recommend either the Melía or the Eurostars, both of which are really nice hotels near Friedrichstrasse Station and within walking distance (or a short subway ride) of the Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt. You can't get more central.

Or Winter's Hotel which is 100 metres from Gendarmenmarkt.

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5. Re: Christmas market, where to stay?

Hello again,

Because we're a family of 4 (2 adults, 2children) and wanting to stay in one room, we're very restricted on the hotels that can accommodate us.

I've looked into the above hotels and they either can't fit us in or are charging a lot of money.

There's a few that keep coming up and they are:

Adina Apartments Checkpoint Charlie £357

Novotel Mitte £162

Hotel Nikolai £366

Costs are for 3 nights room only. The novotel looks the best price wise but on street view, looked a bit out of the way and opposite a massive building site.

Can anyone shed more light on this for me

Many thanks

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6. Re: Christmas market, where to stay?

Get an apartment. For example Schoenhouse: www.schoenhouse.de/default.aspx?lang=en

Or Circus Apartrments: http://www.circus-berlin.de/apartments/

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7. Re: Christmas market, where to stay?

If you like the look of the Adina Checkpoint Charlie, and the price is right, I can recommend it. I've stayed there twice, once for two weeks, and it has been excellent: charges are very reasonable for what it offers. The one-room apartments can accommodate four, and have well-equipped kitchens, so you can save euros by doing your own breakfast (there is a Lidl supermarket two minutes away). It's a few minutes walk from Gendarmenmarkt, which is one of the best of the Christmas markets, and near enough to others. It has a nice pool, which your kids might enjoy - and a gym, sauna and spa.

And Potsdamer Platz (for Legoland) is a few minutes away by M48 bus.

Edited: 06 August 2014, 22:56
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8. Re: Christmas market, where to stay?

Thanks for your feedback.

I've priced Adina apartments and for 3 nights incl brekkie, it's coming out at £560 where as the Novotel is £206. It does look lovely but quite expensive. Having seen the feedback for the Novotel, it looks to be a good hotel for the price.

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9. Re: Christmas market, where to stay?

That is quite a big differance, for that saving even if you can pay for a few cabs if needed.

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10. Re: Christmas market, where to stay?

That's what I thought,

Just want to thank everyone's input