Booked this hotel for two nights in July due to excellent TA reviews and its location in the heart of former east Berlin. Taxi from Tegel was 25 euro. The hotel entrance and lobby were really low key and eclectic. I asked the young woman at the desk, with a name tag that said, 'I'm New', if this was the best hotel in Berlin, and she said, 'it depends on what you are looking for.' The perfect answer. I wanted authentic, different, distinct, vibrant. What I got was all of that, and an eco-friendly feel, a cool simple German room on the first floor literally above a curry wurst restaurant and a doner kabob on very busy Roesenthaler Strasse. And, that was just fine because two sets of very high quality double pane windows with black out drapes blocked 100% of the noise, and there was no smell from the restaurants. The bed was comfy, the bathroom very cool (big shower head - no tub, just partial glass separating the shower from the rest of the room), and the fan even better. It was warm and there was no AC, so I turned on the fan, put in my plugs, opened all the windows and slept like a baby.
Next day breakfast was 8 euros, was very German complete and was served off of an internal courtyard that was earthy and beautiful. Rented a bike at the Circus Hostel for 12 euros, toured Berlin all day, ate sushi next door to the hotel and then read a book on roof terrace. There are tons of food options everywhere, and the Rosenthaler U-bahn is right across the street. The M-1 S-bahn is right out the front door too. BTW, the hotel has a few monthly metro passes that it rents out for cost on a daily basis. Reserve one the night before. This hotel rocks - but its probably a three star property - albeit the best three you will ever experience! It's as if Feng Shui was invented here. Can't wait to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in 2008, the Circus Hotel continues our tradition of a friendly welcome to Berlin, and has been designed to reflect our commitments to hospitality, individuality and sustainability. At the Circus Hotel you will not only find comfortable accommodation, but also a range of services and lots of recommendations to make your stay in our wonderful city truly special. Along many other things we offer a tablet in each room, bike rental, a garden courtyard, roof terrace and exlusive events and tours put together by our lovely staff. Of course we also provide free Wi-Fi throughout the building. On the ground floor you find our partners Commonground who offer breakfast until as late as 4pm, and tasty tapas and drinks in the evenings. You can also just relax in the salon or browse through some records or the library. We look forward to welcoming you to the Circus Hotel! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Circus Hotel Berlin