CALMA Berlin Mitte3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I had a wonderful stay at the CALMA Berlin Mitte. The location was central in a neighborhood full of shops and restaurants. The room was extremely comfortable and the staff very accommodating and helpful. I would definitely recommend it.
Very clean, minimal decoration. Everything was enough and very satisfactory. I felt very peaceful and comfortable. Not for travelers who seek feigned luxurious and pretentious 5 star so called comfort.
The hotel is located in a very good position, the area is full of restaurant and bars with the metro at a few meters. Surprisingly it is also extremely quiet. Rooms are very comfortable and clean and the people in the desk very helpful.
The staff on arrival were very friendly and welcoming. The room was fantastic. A little bit tricky to find the hotel at first as it is tucked away in a quiet courtyard, but it was in a superb location, plenty of shops, cafes, and close to all the attractions.
Everything was very clean looking and new. The breakfast was good enough. We got a very positive feeling from the hotel. The location was great, it was near Alexanderplatz and many other popular tourist attractions. We stayed in a familyroom which was really nice and clean, one thing that we did not like was the wall-to-wall carpet. The staff was nice and friendly !
Very cosy rooms, friendly staff, everything was very clean. Breakfast offered a lot of options and varied from day to day. The coffee and tea facilities are freely available until 7 pm. The location is close to a lot of touristic attractions and there are a lot of good restaurants and bars nearby.
I was there at Calma hotel in a business trip for 3 days and it was amazing. The rooms are very cozy and clean and the staff is great. The breakfast looked delicious but a bit expensive. You get free coffe and tee during the day, what was great!
I stayed here for five nights. The hotel is very close to transportation as well as many restaurants. The room is lovely and spacious. Mine was over the courtyard, so it was reasonably quiet. I couldn't hear anything from the surrounding rooms, which was nice. The breakfast selection appears small, but actually there are many tasty options. It is on the expensive side, but there are many places nearby that offer breakfast. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Room was basic, but cleaned everyday. No air conditioning but had a clean neutral layout and large windows. Great location 2 minutes walk to Orienburger Tor S Bahn Station and local cafes and breakfast places. in hotel wi fi speed was good and front desk staff very helpful and could speak English well. Hotel had bikes to rent and walking distance to Spree River and many things to see. Would stay again no problems.
Originally I was thinking that this would be a decent, 3 star budget hotel, but after my 5-day stay it was certainly more like 2 stars. I feel bad writing this because I'm generally a low maintenance traveler but this was just a poor experience. On the positive, the location was great. Great walk (20 mins?) to Brandenburger Tor and museum island. Close to the underground! Also very close to a lot of food places! Room was tiny (like, really tiny corner room), but clean when we got in. So that was all good. Two of the MAJOR factors affecting this rating were: 1. No safe in the room. In order to lock your valuables (passport, computer, whatever), you had to leave it in a safe with the hotel desk attendant. Nothing makes me feel more uncomfortable than having to leave it with other people, when it could be safely locked in the room. 2. The staff. Two of three front desk women during our stay were a little cold and uninformed. One was nice and helpful, but one had no idea what to recommend/what was around the area when we asked on the first night. That's not a big deal, but certainly a little strange when you work in a hotel in the Mitte neighbourhood (great location, really). The other was a bigger problem - while I was getting a table for breakfast at a restaurant a little far away, my partner thought it would be romantic to rent bikes. It would have been very romantic, unfortunately I am apparently well below the average height of usual bike-renters because it was just way too big for me. It was a struggle to hop on the seat and then, when braking, my feet could not touch the road which is an issue in Berlin where you often have to stop abruptly for traffic lights. Anyway, that's a safety issue and since i had no intention of getting recklessly injured on vacation, we walked back the bikes AFTER breakfast. This was probably my fault but I was hungry and wanted to eat. Granted, about 1.5-2 hours had passed because we locked them outside, and ate. So after getting to the hotel, I asked the woman at the front desk if she had any smaller bikes, explained that (as she knew, because she rented them to my partner), I didn't have an opportunity to sit on the bike before it was rented. She took me outside and aggressively tried to steer me toward different bikes, all which were the same height. She asked me to sit on the bike that was originally rented, because maybe I wasn't doing it right (it was a little ridiculous, very patronizing, and kind of embarrassing). It was very obvious that the bike was ludicrously big for me (I'm 5"3, by the way). First she told me that all guests were supposed to try them before renting, and when I pointed it out that she rented two bikes to my partner despite there being one person, she got bristly. She said she didn't have any that would be a good fit, so I asked if I could get a refund, since obviously we would not be able to use them. She refused, and eventually I talked her into refunding HALF the amount. The money isn't a huge issue - it was more the distrust and patronization that really bothered me. Something that was supposed to be a fun experience just left both me and my partner feeling bad. I'll certainly be complaining to the hotel parent company, but that experience was awful and I think it's valuable to know for anyone wanting to stay there. 3. Other minor things - there's no fridge in the room. That might be a problem for travelers with kids, wasn't a big issue for us because we barely spent time in the room. The breakfast is ridiculously expensive (especially for germany), and not very expansive. In short: not worth your money when there are a ton of wonderful breakfast spots in Mitte, as well as bakeries. Another issue was with cleaning - there's a paper in the room that says they change your towels after 3-5 days, or if they're found on the floor. I had an unexpected nosebleed after taking a shower one morning, a spot of blood got on the towel. I figured I'll put it on the floor, it'll get laundered, we'll get a new towel. Came back later that day, and the same towel was folded in the bathroom, the bloody spot just on the inside, where it wasn't visible until I opened up the towel ???¿¿ In short, would not recommend. Would've stayed somewhere else, but the reviews were mostly good. Anyway, hindsight is 20/20.
- Close to Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
Located in Berlin City Centre, CALMA Berlin Mitte is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building. This 46-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Located centrally in Berlin, it's also close to Alexanderplatz and Checkpoint Charlie Museum.
For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.
The 46 rooms are individually furnished and have ceiling fans. Guests can expect free WiFi and 80-cm flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Hair dryers are also available.
Guests of CALMA Berlin Mitte enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and express check-in. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and a terrace.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
81% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 384 reviews