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“Nice Scandinavian feel in the middle of Berlin”

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Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz
Ranked #43 of 634 Hotels in Berlin
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“Nice Scandinavian feel in the middle of Berlin”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

As I love Scandinavia, it is nice to enjoy some nordic atmosphere at this hotel in the middle of Berlin. Albeit small rooms, they are very nicely and trendily designed and furnished with a chick Scandinavian taste. Everything is comfy and practical; breakfast is great, even quite some organic offerings.

It is also a great choice for a meeting - the facilities are good, food and snacks for the events are superb, and everything is very practical and well set up.

The only thing that I was not so fond of was that this hotel does somehow have a very "mega"- feel to it, or that you are part of a huge industry (starting from the 5 or 6 elevators, the giant breakfast room, etc - you just feel constantly reminded that there are hundreds or thousands of you there). I strangely did not have the same industrial feeling in the Estrel Hotel Berlin that is an even much bigger hotel in Berlin. But this should not hold you back from this hotel as it is probably only me who is this rural type ;-).

The hotel is in a great location - railway station, huge shopping and entertainment centers, and the biggest urban park in Berlin - all within a few minutes of comfy walk.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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scandicberlin, Verkaufsleiter at Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
Hej dear guest,

thank you for your taking the time to give us such a detailed and positive feedback about your stay with us.
I am happy to hear that you especially enjoyed the welcoming Scandinavian atmosphere in our hotel with our healthy food and meeting concepts. I can understand your remark regarding the size of our hotel. Although we have 561 rooms, it is for us of highest importance to give all of our guests the feeling of being amongst friends and being hearty welcomed. I think this is also what you experienced in our hotel.
I can assure you that although we have many elevators, we have also many quiet and relaxing corners in our hotel. For example our bar terrace, where you have beautiful views over the Potsdamer Platz.

It would be a pleasure for us to welcome you back on your next trip to Berlin.

Kind regards,

Steffen Seichter
Director of Sales & Marketing
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Great hotel with Scandinavian touch. Very friendly and helpful staff. Also a very good breakfast menu. The menu and dishes served in the restaurant was, however, not top class. Avoid the hamburger.

Free WiFi, but just newschannels to watch on the TV.

There was an AC in the room, but the lowest temperature available is 19C, wich was too hot.

The only thing that was very annoying and irritating is that the amount reserved at my crditcard when I checked in was not released until a week after. "-It´s our procedure" I was told when complaining. So - watch out and check your account.

Close to Brandenburger Tor and Reischtag. Underground station around the corner.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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scandicberlin, Verkaufsleiter at Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Hej dear guest,

I would like to thank you for the time you spent to give us such a detailed and constructive feedback.

First of all, I am very sorry for the issue with your credit card. I would like to give you a small explanation for the procedure. When you leave your credit card details as a guarantee, we block the payable amount until your departure. If you pay at check out with another credit card or by cash, the amount needs to be unblocked manually from your credit card, which can take up to a few days. I would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Nevertheless, we are very happy with your positive feedback about our staff and our breakfast buffet.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you back in our hotel at your next visit to Berlin.

Warm regards,

Steffen Seichter
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Lovely modern hotel, with decent sized rooms and lovely bathroom. We had view over front of hotel from the 5th floor.
The bar area is modern and clean. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
Great location! I would recommend this hotel to friends!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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scandicberlin, Verkaufsleiter at Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Hej dear guest,

Thank you for kind words. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We especially appreciate your great feedback about our staff.

We are looking forward to meeting you and your friends on your next trip to Berlin!

Kind regards,

Steffen Seichter
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Balen, Belgium
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

I stayed in Scandic Berlin for two nights during a meeting organized in the hotel.
The hotel is very well equipped en the decoration is well chosen.
Catering was great, and the location, close to Potzdammer Platz, is very good.


This hotel was excellent for such a short business-stay when you don't share a room.
However, I wouldn't choose this hotel for a city-trip with my partner:
Between bathroom and sleeping-room, there is a milkglass pane. Thus, when you have to use the bathroom at night, you might have to choose between stumbling around in a dark bathroom, or switching on the light and rouse a partner who's a light sleeper...

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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scandicberlin, Verkaufsleiter at Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Hej dear Anne,

thank you for your great review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and that you could relax in our hotel during your business trip.
We are aware that the bathroom door is quite unusual. The reason is that we want to offer our guests as much space as possible in our hotel rooms, as this is common in Scandinavia.

We would be happy to welcome you back in Berlin on your next business trip.

Kind regards,

Steffen Seichter
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

As many scandic hotels are, it's well equipped clean and simple.

The staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast while nice is very unorganized

Yoghurt comes between the bread and meats and various other toppings, meaning you are often going against the "traffic"

Knives and forks are place on opposite sides of the buffets....why??? Can't both be on both sides?

The coffee machines offer a wide choice of coffees but take FOREVER to make them.... Which although there are 6 machines means often there are long waiting times.

Couldn't at least two of the machines have been purely for simple black coffee with milk option in a jug on the side....

At least 90% of the other guests I watched chose simple coffee

This is available at most other scandics and other hotels in general....

A nice option is the Bio buffet, but it's off to one side and easily missed.

And finally the "hot" food... isn't....

Over cooked scrambles eggs

Enough baked beans to bathe in... Which I'm only guessing is reheated day after day.... And the sausage was sadly also very over cooked.

But with breakfast being a paid option... You're probably going to find better value for money else where.

The rooms are wonderful and very stylish. Clean crisp design.

Stay here... Eat somewhere else.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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scandicberlin, Verkaufsleiter at Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Hej dear John,

first of all I want to thank you for your time you spent to give us such a detailed feedback about your stay with us. I am very sorry to hear that you did not experienced our breakfast buffet how it should be. Please be assured, that I am taking your feedback seriously and that I will discuss your improvement points with our breakfast team. We are really thankful for your feedback, as with your help we are able to improve our service in the future.
However, I am very happy to hear your positive feedback about our staff.

In the end I hope that during your next visit to Berlin, you will give us another chance to convince you with our Scandinavian hospitality.

Warm regards,

Steffen Seichter
Director of Sales & Marketing
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Great hotel. Very clean and tidy. Rooms are large, spacious and provide good quality design. We return here year after year. Easy to grab a cab or get the train which is connected next door - but you can't hear it!

Breakfast is great - massive choice and a big selection on offer. Can't fault it.

Will return again next March.

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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scandicberlin, Verkaufsleiter at Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Hej dear guest,

thank you for your excellent review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are especially thankful for the positive feedback about our rooms and breakfast.

We are looking forward to see you next year in Berlin!

Warm greetings from Berlin,

Steffen Seichter
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Ashdod, Israel
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Hotel meets all expectations, Location is excellent, next to potsdamer platz but still quiet.
Service was good, staff welcoming and polite. "Nordic-like" decor and atmosphere and room was fine.
Breakfast recommended, rich w/many choices.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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scandicberlin, Verkaufsleiter at Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Hej dear guest,

thank you for taking the time to share your impressions about your stay with us. We are pleased to hear that you liked our Scandinavian hotel atmosphere and hospitality.

We hope to see you soon.

With kind regards,

Steffen Seichter
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Property: Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz
Address: Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Region: Germany > Berlin > Charlottenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Green Hotel in Berlin
#28 Family Hotel in Berlin
#36 Romantic Hotel in Berlin
#37 Luxury Hotel in Berlin
#40 Business Hotel in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz 4*
Number of rooms: 561
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Back in 1993, Scandic started developing what has become the industry's leading sustainability program. Inteligent services and barrier free hotels are focus of Scandic as well as healthy food and fitness in an inspirational surrounding. Up from 2009 strong relationship to Jamie Oliver.Short Facts - 561 rooms, 1 ball room (up to 500 people) and 17 function rooms, restaurant, bar, lobby bar, kids corner, gym and Holmes Place Life Fitness.7 Event locations for up to 1500 delegates are within walking distance.Connection to ICC congress center and Olympic stadium via underground close by the hotel. Most of Berlin's sights are within walking distance. ... more   less 
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