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Hotel Pension Arta
Ranked #567 of 634 Hotels in Berlin
Reviewed 24 May 2013

This pension was very near the airport. The area felt safe and nice to walk around in. Very nice beds and the size of the room was great. Stayed only one night but would certainly stay again if just passing through Berlin and needed a room. Cannot comment on its location for Berlin sightseeing as we just stayed the night and returned to the airport very early the next morning. It is certainly near public transportation and bus #109 which goes directly to the airport beginning very early in the mornings.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank teddybear1935
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

The hotel appears to be on the top 2 floors of a 6 floor building and at first it appears a bit grim in the foyer and stairwell. However our room was large, clean, comfortable and well equipped - though perhaps a little spartan. Breakfast was quite nice. It seems that the reception is often not manned- and on our arrival we were told that we would have to pay in cash (when we thought that it had been arranged by credit card). This was not too much of a problem - but make sure you have enough Euros. The hotel is quite handy for rail/metro/bus links. The price was reasonable and I would probably stay here again.
Tips - 1) If you visit the Reichstag - book your appointment online (www.Reichstag.de) and don't spend 1 hour queuing in the cold as we did.
2) A visit to the Technical museum (6 Euro) is well worth it.
3) The Arkaden (shopping arcade) at Potsdammerplatz is a useful place to visit for places to eat - and a public toilet. The Asian Pavillon was a good place for Chinese and Thai food at 5-6 Euros.
4) The 100 bus is very useful - going frequently between Alexanderplatz and Zoolological Gardens. Also it is nice to take that route during hours of darkness.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Avistatraveller
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

We spent 5 nights here when the snow outside was 10cm deep. The room was clean, warm and comfortable, if a little dated. The staff were not over friendly and we were dubious about paying up front. However we need not have worried, we had everything we needed and were provided with a 7.00am breakfast at our request on the last day (breakfast is usually 8.00am to 10.00am). The location is good and it was very quiet. We found a great little restaurant/bar on Wilmersdorfer Strasse called Kibar. Very relaxed and with a vegetarian menu. The menu was reasonably priced and the beer cheaper than at other local cafes. The Hotel charged for internet connection but Kibar has Wifi - you just need to ask for the password. So much to do in Berlin, if I go back I'd definitely stay at Hotel Arta.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

I have found booked this place through budgetplaces and fount it to be a decent and cozy accommodation, just as shown on the website. I particularly liked the area - this place is close to a shopping centre and it’s in an area full of restaurants. I have to say that it was great value for money besides its great staff, I found exactly what I was looking for.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Carl B
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

On arrival at hotel Pension Arta we where a bit dubious about the place. But we ended up really enjoying our stay. The staff where very friendly and the room was clean and tidy. Only thing I would say is that the photographs on here are misleading as the room we stayed in was smaller and a bit more old fashioned.

The breakfast was fantastic, buffet of cold meats, cereal, fruit, coffee etc.

Overall very good value for money and in a good location.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank JGCD1986
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Reviewed 22 May 2010

Agreat location and lovely pension. Big bright airy room. Comfortable beds. On the fifth floor of an apartment building but well worth the effort of tracking it down. Great value. Really nice buffet breakfast. Friendly staff. Great s]central location with lots of nice restaurants nearby. Also close to Wilmersdorf Plaza shopping centre. Can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2008

I booked two rooms on the Berlin30 website. The Hotel staff/man who booked us in asked us to pay the stay ballance in cash - he said he was ina hurry to go out and if there was any problem he would sort it on his return. We paid - him and he gave us keys and left ( we have been to Germany many times without problems).
The rooms were nothing like on the Berlin30 site. The rooms were tiny and did not smell fresh (our one had the bathroom accross a corridoor, and I suggest that the sing in the room was possibly used as a toilet).
On his return we complained - he became really aggressive - he shouted at us and put his face into mine, our wives were terrified. When we said we were leaving and he relented and said we could have a room like on the site - but just one. We refused and he became even more angry - he then walked out of the hotel with our money.
We walked around Berlin until 10.30pm before we got accomodation. We spent the next morning in the Police station - they advised this was a civil amtter and they could not help. We returned to the Hotel - the man refused to come to speak with us. We reported this matter the the Berlin tourist Office, Berlin30 and the German tourist board - none could help. Berlin30 tell us it is a matter between us and the Hotel - they refused to go a nd see the rooms although their site suggests the do- they are not a good organisation and I would not advise anyone to do business with them - they operate in many cities under various "xxx30" names

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled with family
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Address: Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 63, 10627 Berlin, Germany
Region: Germany > Berlin > Charlottenburg
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Ranked #567 of 634 Hotels in Berlin
Price Range: £38 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Pension Arta 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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