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Hotel Residenz Begaswinkel
Ranked #343 of 634 Hotels in Berlin
Oslo, Norway
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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“hard to find but worth it”
Reviewed 3 January 2010

my German boyfriend chose this place because it looked like an atypical guesthouse in a city of massive tourist hotels, and he was right. It was a bit hard to find, located behind a rather anonymous front of modern buildings (and on a street where a few ladies of the night prowled when we drove in) but it was definitely worth it.

The house itself is lovely, and our room had the highest ceilings I've ever seen. The cleanliness was a biit iffy (some dust bunnies behind a cupboard I pulled out to plug in my phone charger, and some long-unusued toiletries in the bathroom) but the overall feeling was extremely pleasant and cozy.

Breakfast is served in a bright room at the top of the hotel was a proper German hotel breakfast, very carefully laid out by the proprietors who definitely seem to have a certain amount of pride in their operation. It also showed that the clientele of the place is quite mixed. There were several families with children of all ages (from about 5 to teenaged), a few couples, and some older business-type fellows. All were German though.

The location's quite close to the usual tourist attractions so it's easy to go by foot if you're interested, but there's also plenty of metro options in the area. After a whole day of traffic noises and walking on the cold streets, this hotel was a great place to return to for some quiet and coziness.

We had a car which we parked in their underground garage for 5 Euros a day, and they were agreeably flexible about letting us stay a few hours past our checkout for no extra charge.

Overall, in spite of the few dust bunnies and the initially spooky impression when driving in at night, I would recommend this place for the small-town feeling of the place, the lovely building, the friendly and helpful staff, and the pleasant breakfast.

Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2006

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Begaswinkel in August this year. It is a lovely hotel with lots of character and charm. Our room (which was located in the lower ground area) was a medium size and had two large windows looking out onto a walled courtyard. Because the room was on the lower ground level it was a little bit on the dark side, but not so much that it bothered us. The decor of the room was very nice and modern, with wooden floors, a large wardrobe, dresser, king-sized bed, small TV, table and chairs. The bathroom, however was tiny, and it was a squeeze to get round the shower unit to get to the toilet. If you are of a larger size you would probably have a bit of trouble getting to the toilet because of the narrow access! Nevertheless it was modern, and extremely clean.

The hotel's breakfast room is on the top floor of the hotel, accessed by the central spiral staircase (there is no elevator). The breakfast room also has an outdoor terrace, where we enjoyed our breakfast in the sunshine. The food choices were large, there were plenty of pastries, toast, bread, fruit, yoghurts, and all the usual German savoury items, plus coffee and just about every variety of tea and fruit tea you could think of.

The staff were very friendly, although one or two of them did not speak very good English. There was a little bit of confusion when we checked-out of the hotel, but this was handled in an efficient but relaxed manner.

The hotel is just around the corner from a U-Bahn station (Kurfurstenstrasse), only 2-3 mins walk away, and is also well located for Potsdamer Strasse, one of the main roads, with lots of bars and restaurants. Overall it was a good and fairly central location for seeing the sights of Berlin. Walking back to the hotel from the U-Bahn at night we felt safe and unthreatened.

I would stay here again.

  • Liked — The modern decor, cleanliness and sunny breakfast room
  • Disliked — The tiny bathrooms
  • Tips/Secrets — Ask for a room on the ground floor or above.
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Residenz Begaswinkel
Address: Genthiner Strasse 30a, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Region: Germany > Berlin > Charlottenburg
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Residenz Begaswinkel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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