Hotel Review: Citadines Kurfürstendamm Berlin
Spending a long (and pleasantly warm) weekend in Berlin, we made the Citadines Kurfürstendamm Berlin our home for a couple of nights. Located in the Kurfürstendamm neighborhood of Berlin, this apartment-style hotel or “Aparthotel” offers amenities well-suited for a longer stay in Berlin. Located in a posh neighborhood along The Kurfürstendamm, there’s not shortage of high-end shopping nearby.
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Location: 5 of 5 Stars
Service: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Comfort: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Cleanliness: 5 of 5 Stars
We arrived at Berlin Tegel Airport around noon and took the 109 Bus directly from the terminal to Olivaer Platz, which is a short 3 minute walk to the Citadines Kurfürstendamm Berlin. And while the hotel’s location is not directly next to the main touristic sites of Berlin, the locations is very convenient in regards to Berlin’s public transportation network.
Arriving at the front desk around 1 PM, we had the ability to check in a bit early which was appreciated. I’d rate the service of the hotel as a 3.5 of 5 points but mostly because it was polite but we really didn’t interact much with the hotel staff. This is a low-frills hotel but the staff can assist with guest’s needs or requests. The front desk is fully staffed at all times. Maid service is not daily but your room can be cleaned any time on request. There is a daily breakfast in the lobby area but it’s an additional charge. We did not partake in the breakfast while staying here.
Our room was on the second floor, not far from the elevator. The property is certainly not new in age but it appears that certain aspects of the hotel have been renovated but not all. The room itself was bright and spacious and quite large by European standards. The bathroom was moderately sized and was fairly modern in decor. There was a large shower and a sink with a spacious vanity counter.
The bedroom area of the room was a bit more dated although very clean. The furniture was quite dated but well kept. The bed was two twins that can be pushed together to form a double bed. Around the corner from the bedroom area, was a small kitchenette that included a small dishwasher, cook top, oven, kettle, toaster, microwave, and basic dishes. For a longer stay, this would all come in handy. The kitchenette was more updated than the bedroom area, similar to the bathroom. There was a mini-balcony of sorts with big windows and a nice view of the neighborhood below.
Even with the older decor, the room was well maintained and very clean. My only minor complaints was the flat pillows one of the chairs in the room had seen better days. The chair was quite wore out. The towels and sheets in the room were fresh and clean.
We paid a cash rate for the room and it came out it a very reasonable €70 per night. For that price and overall good comfort and convenience, we were pretty satisfied. I can’t rate the breakfast at the Citadines Kurfürstendamm Berlin but with so many great food options in Berlin, a hotel breakfast seems like a waste.
If you’re looking for a clean and comfortable place to rest your head at night while exploring Berlin, the Citadines Kurfürstendamm Berlin is a nice option. It’s not fancy hotel but the surrounding neighborhood is upscale and the transportation access is a nice bonus.
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