We chose the hotel for its great location on Kurfürstendamm Avenue, western Berlin's main shopping street lined with trendy upscale shops and boutiques. It was also only a short walk to the famous KaDeWe department store, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the Zoo.
The hotel is very near the Kurfürstendamm Underground Station (U1 and U9) and only 500 m away from the “Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten” Train and Uban/Sban station. This location proved to be very convenient for traveling around Berlin.
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When we arrived, our introduction to the hotel was a fight with a very tricky luggage elevator, and in the end, we hauled our bags up two flights of stairs to the lobby. Fortunately, we were greeted by a very nice and professional desk clerk who checked us in to our junior suite and we headed up a different set of fortunately perfectly working elevators to our room.
Unfortunately, the room had the distinct lingering smell of cigarette smoke even though the hotel room was a non-smoking room. We immediately called our friendly efficient desk clerk and she found another room in the same category for us. We were moved to a new suite that smelled fresh and smoke-free.
The junior suite we had booked turned out to be furnished in a modern simple style. The bed was very comfortable and the room even offered my favorite perk; an espresso maker. We were welcomed with yummy chocolates which we enjoyed later with a coffee.
Joachimsthaler Straβe 31-32, D-10719-Kurfürstendamm-Berlin