The hotel is in an excellent central location. Not everything is within walking distance though as Berlin is such a vast city, but the subway (i suggest you get the berlin welcome card as you'll use public transport alot and it also offers discounts off attractions) is just down the road (left out the hotel, 5mins walk) and the tram stop is right outside the hotel.
Even though the hotel was on a busy street, surrounded by bars and restaurants, our room was very unaffected by noise pollution, it was by no means peaceful, but as someone who can't sleep in noisy surroundings, I had 3 very restful nights sleep at this hotel.
A few reviews on here said the hotel rooms were too small, but it was more than adequate and had more than enough room for myself and my partner.
The shower was excellent, really powerful, bonus with safe in room and mini bar which was useful to store your own seperately bought drinks, mini bar was very expensive, nothing unusual there.
One restaurant down the road called oranium, right near subway station, is definately worth checking out, especially for their fresh stone baked pizzas which were MASSIVE and cost only 5euros.
My tip is to buy a good guide book, from that you can get an idea where you would like to visit etc. Also pay a visit to the large tourist information office at brandenburg tor, lots of info, maps, etc. If, like us, you are interested in berlin's role during WWII then definately do the third reich tour (info on this can be found at tourist info at brandenburg).
All in all, this hotel is a great base to explore this vibrant, fun and interesting city.
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