Friday, March 15, 2013

Rating Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz

Park Inn Berlin-Alexanderplatz is the tallest building in Berlin
I stayed at Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz back in 2007, and I had sa great time. Returning to Berlin in January we booked a business class room on the upper floor. I am glad to say that I am as delighted to stay in this hotel as back in 2006. 
Rating Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz: BBBBB- (4,58 points)
  • Location: BBBBB
  • Service: BBBB
  • Room: BBBBB
  • Breakfast: BBBBB
  • Facilities: BBBBB
  • Price: BBBB 
Alexanderplatz was the hub of the former East Berlin
Alexanderplatz was the centre of the East-Berlin, the former capital of DDR and the place for those of you that love the urban jungle. If you are into quiet romantic, and cozy, this is definitely nothing for you, but I loved every minute of it.

Looking west towards Berlin City Hall

The Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz offers top notch for service, well that is most certainly the case in the reception. We were even allowed to keep our room till 4 PM on our day of departure without extra charge.

Comfortable double bed

Slow service in the breakfast room

The staff in the breakfast room did not offer the same good service. They were quite slow to clear tables and to bring coffee to us, so much so that we had to get our own coffee

Room 3102 - high class business acommodation 

We were given room 3102 a large room on the top of the giant Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz with windows on both sides with view to die for  towards the old TV-tower and most of the former East German capital. From room 3102 we had the German capital at our feet as it stretched out.

Room 3102 had enough space for a seating area
Room 3102 was a business class room, very well maintained and held the highest hygienic standards. It felt spacious, even though it was smaller and more compact than most of the other large hotel rooms I have stayed in, as the bathroom and toilet were constructed as a cubicle inside the room dividing the space with walls of frosted glass.

Bathroom sink
But the designers had the made the most of the space, making room for a small seating area by the breathtaking view of the TV-tower. There was a good, reasonably priced mini bar, safe, and a kettle so you could brew your own coffee in the morning. I wished more hotels had such a small luxury for their guests.

There was also a working space, all in all the room had all the functions needed for a business executive as well as an ordinary tourist.

The hotel room was in mint condition, hardly a spot on the wall, or a crack in the tiles in the bathroom. Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz bear the mark of being continously maintained.

Decent breakfast included

Room 3102 - comfortable bed
Breakfast is not included in the price for economy class guests, but was included for (us) business class travelers.

The breakfast buffet had an exceptionally wide selection of food. Several alternatives of warm food (scrambled boiled, fried eggs, bacon, sausages and more) as well as cheese, cold cuts, salads, patés, and jam for those of you with a sweet tooth.

For those of you that prefer healthier alternatives you could pick from fruit, yoghurt, and cereal or sweet Danish pastry as an end of the meal. Freshly brewed coffee, tea and juice.  

Hotel Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz is a modern business hotel with following facilities:
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Shops in hotel
  • Restaurant (à la carte)
  • Restaurant (buffet)
  • Sauna
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Whirlpool
  • Wi-fi (Not included)
I have criticised the hotel for charging money for internet.  WiFi is available in all areas and the hotel will charge you EUR 6.50 per hour or EUR 18 per 24 hours. Free internet does not cost the hotel much compared the goodwill it will create among the guests.

Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz  is overall extremely well run and maintained. The only sign of real wear and tear was the condition of the furniture in the breakfast room, that had clear signs of the frequent use over many years. 

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