Berlin hotel location
Thanks to well-organized transportation system of Berlin, you don't have to pick a hotel in the center to enjoy easy sightseeing. However if you wish to be just steps away from the city's major sites, you'll have to base yourself in one of the hotels in Mitte or the area around Potsdamer Platz, though expect the top prices there. The top-notch international chains are found around Gendarmenmarjt and Postdamer Platz, while the more modest chain hotels are located north of Under den Liden and the Sheunenviertel. You'll find a great choice of midrange Berlin hotels and Pensions around Charlotternburg and Wilmersorf. Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain are home to some of the top luxury accommodations and Prenzlauer Berg is a great place to stay for those who want to be in the midst of Berlin's busy nightlife.
Berlin accommodation styles
Berlin offers a great selection of every hotel type - from cheap deals to luxury properties, so be sure you'll find something suitable for yourself. If you prefer trademark quality of fancy chain hotels, you'll find most of them in the German capital. If design and style mean a lot to you, go for boutique hotels, in some cases offering such trendy features as in-room bathtubs, lobby lounges and custom-made furniture. There are also Kunsthotels (art hotels) - some of them actually designed by artists, others - richly adorned with original modern art.
On the other hand, the guests who'd prefer to stay in the atmosphere of old Berlin should pick one of the B&B's, known as Hotel-Pensions. Those are usually located in historical buildings, occupying several floors, and pamper their guests with utmost attention. The amenities included differ a lot, but many now offer wi-fi and cable TV.
New hotels never stop opening in Berlin, and competition generates amazing cheap deals - from 9 euros for the most basic offer to 15 euros for a decent room in a hostel. If you want to go a little more stylish, pick budget designer hotels.
A tip for non-smokers: many Berlin hotels separate rooms and even floors catering to their needs.
Booking a hotel in Berlin
The hotel rates in Berlin are considerably cheaper than in other major European cities. For example, a four- or five-star hotel in Berlin will cost you 150 euros on average, while you'll have to pay 380 euros in London and 360 euros in Paris. Cheap deals start at 9 euros, 60 euros is an average price for a mid-range hotel, and luxury accommodation can cost anything from roughly 120 euros and more.
Naturally the best beds are the first to be occupied, so make sure to book the hotel you're aiming for in advance. July and August as well as the holidays, trade shows and cultural events are the hottest time in Berlin.
Naturally, booking for Berlin hotels online guarantees you finding the best deal possible at the minimum of your time. An extensive hotel database combined with a convenient booking system allows you to make your choice at ease and without having to pay any extra fees.