My stay at The Movenpeck hotel was absolutely brilliant, staff are the most polite, courteous, helpful and professional people I have met in a long time. Overall service was just second to none. would definitely recommend this hotel.
I quite accidentally booked this hotel but in hind sight turned out to be a good decision. The Hotel is very well located in the downtown area with easy access to public transport. I also felt hotel staff to be welcoming and helped me out with tips on getting around. Overall felt like money well spend staying at this hotel.
Me and a friend stayed in a spacious twin room. It was spotlessly clean and nicely decorated. We had a very comfortable bed, air conditioning, phone access, tv, spa and gym facilities (unfortunately no pool but we already knew that before arrival). Restaurant and room service available. Beautiful bathroom, dressing gowns and slippers, everything we needed. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. I had never been to Berlin before and neither of us spoke German so this was particularly useful. Perfect for a city break.
The Melia Berlin was an excellent choice for a long weekend. We checked in early but our room wasn't ready until 3pm, we went for a walk and returned later to be given our room card, it was room 650, we were surprised that it had a great view of the bridge and the river Spree, the room itself was of a good size for a European hotel and even though it was two single beds when we asked them it was made up as a double bed. We found that all the staff were happy to chat and gave us information on the attractions and a map with everything highlighted. Berlin is a must place to visit as there is so much to see, we will definitely go back again.
We used the hotel as a base to do the sights of Berlin, as it was very centrally located, within easy reach of public transport and sufficient shopping and food outlets.
If you wanted to you could walk to most places within 30 minutes. I would recommend the Berlin welcome card as it gives you easy access to the buses, trains underground and trams, to help you get around the city as well as giving you discounts to a whole host of attractions.
There were some great views of the city from the hotel bedroom.
The parliament building is also recommended, but you will need to book in advance for your visit, which can be done online from the UK.