An old tart with lipstick is still an old tart. This pretty much summarizes my view of the Hotel Berlin in Berlin. It is an old and dated building that they have tried to tart up and make look trendy, funky and modern. But the problem is that the body beneath the new clothes and lipstick is not up to scratch. It is failing.
On a superficial level, they have done a decent job of this tried and uninspiring block of concrete. The lobby is bright, white and modern. The bar is trendy. The breakfast room all gleaming and shiny. But the problem is that the real substance of the building fails it. It is an old building with dated infrastructure. The rooms are small, the bathrooms plastic and the central heating/ cooling just does not work. Luckily for me it was winter when I stayed and I could open the windows to get the room a decent temperature to stay in.
The staff in the restaurant were great and the food was good. But expensive for what it was.
The hotel was just not worth it. I would not stay here again. Berlin is a dynamic and changing city. There are just much better places to stay at that in some old thing dressed up to look good. Underneath the new clothes it is lacking.
I do not recommend this hotel.
Watch my video tour above, talking more about this and showing you the room….