Derag Livinghotel Großer Kurfürst4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The hotel did not disappoint on my first visit in June, and again it did not this time - in fact, it was better. The wireless network has been improved, so now it was working great in the room now. The hotel is not the newest in its layout or appearance and the snack bar has been replaced with a fridge in the room, but still comfortable enough for a visitor. Given its location (just next to the U-bahn and in a safe neighbourhood) and its prices, I'd say it's a wonderful deal. I'd definitely stay at the hotel again if I am back in Berlin.
I enjoyed my stay here -- the hotel itself is very cool looking.
Overall very good value for money, good nice hotel.
I'm used to tiny European hotels with few amenities, so I was very, very happy with this room. It was larger than a much more expensive "resort" hotel toward the south, and in a much better location. Easy walking distance to real Berlin neighborhoods, Museum Island, and literally across the street from a subway station. Just 4 or 5 stops to the monuments-area of town. I was very, very happy with this place.
I stayed here because no place else was available in Berlin. Plusses: mini-bar included; laundry/dryer in basement; near official bears of Berlin; near nice canal. Minuses: 1980s rooms in need of renovation; dryer doesn't work so well.
I couldn't have been more pleased with this hotel! I put location above most things when making my reservation, and I got it just right. I could have gotten closer to tourist sites, but the price difference wasn't worth it. Staying at the Grosser Kurfuerst I could still walk to most sites, but when I had a ways to go, all I had to do was walk out the front door and down into the Markisches Museum S-Bahn tunnel. I found the staff to be extremely helpful and accurate when it came to giving directions and recommendations. They steered me to a small grocery store a block away when I asked about inexpensive breakfasts, thereby saving myself several euros a day. Most European hotel rooms seem very small and cramped, but this one was roomy! It had the feeling more of an American sized room. The beds were quite comfortable, and everything about the room (and the hotel overall) was clean. The one slight negative is that this hotel is not air conditioned. We were there the first week of August and the daytime highs were in the 80's. I was nervous because I'm an American accustomed to my AC. But the maids had the windows in our room opened and the breeze made the room comfortable, albeit not cool. I never had a problem falling asleep. I would stay here again without a second's hesitation if I were to go to Berlin again.
The hotel was located right next to the Maeckisches Museum and a short walk from the Nikolaiviertel. The staff was friendly and the room was clean and comfortable. The only downside is the non-existent Wi-Fi connection in the room; I had to go to the hotel lobby to get some decent connection.
This hotel is located right next to a subway station making access to any part of Berlin easy. Several restaurants are about 6 blocks away with excellent menus and entertainment (music). Weather can be cool (around 10 degrees C) and wet and heat in this hotel is turmned off on May 1st; so be prepared.
I stayed here for a few days after a conference at the Berlin Congress Center, where I had stayed at another hotel nearer the conference. This one was both better and cheaper. Rooms are typical European small, but well and efficiently laid out. The two free beers in the fridge are a nice touch, too. Breakfast was quite good (although scrambled eggs sitting in a warmer are always less than perfect) at about 16 euros. The location is great, just south of the Museum Island and a short walk to Alexanderplatz in one direction and a somewhat longer one to Checkpoint Charlie and Potsdammer Platz in the opposite one. There is a U-Bahn stop right at the corner, steps from the hotel entrance. The staff was helpful and courteous and English was no problem.
I stayed here for 2 nights on business. It was much nicer than I expected. It was $89 US the first night and the second was $100 (friday night). I got two free bottles of beer and 2 free bottles of water each day. There were plenty of international channels on the television. The only problem was that the internet didn't work so well and I couldnt' stream videos. But it did function decently, albeit at 56k or so. And the subway stop is the Marx Museum, not Jannowitzbrooke
Recently stayed at the Derag LivingHotel Grosser Kurfuerst. I arrived late in the evening and took a taxi in from Tegel. I would have taken the bus and S/U-bahn, but due to the time of my arrival, a taxi was easiest. I was pleased with the hotel. Staff were friendly and room comfortable. I liked the fact that the room came with free wifi and two beers and water each day. There was a small workout room, sauna and steamroom. The room had a kettle for tea and instant coffee and a refrigerator. It was snowing while I was in Berlin, but it appeared the room came with a/c which would be helpful in the summer. The hotel wasn't too far from many of Berlin's attractions. There is a U-bahn station right next door. It's walking distance to many of Berlin's sites, although a good distance away from the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate. I had an early morning flight, but opted to take the U-bahn to Alexanderplatz, two stops away and then hopped on the TXL bus. The entire trip took me just 30 minutes and cost only Euro 2.30. It was much cheaper thant the Euro 28 that I spent for a taxi. All in all, it's a great, affordable option. I would stay there again.
- Walking distance to Nikolaikirche
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- 24-hour fitness center
Located in Mitte within a short walk of Nikolaikirche, Derag Livinghotel Großer Kurfürst is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Alexanderplatz. This 144-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Berlin, the hotel is also near Checkpoint Charlie Museum and Brandenburg Gate.
Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.
All 144 heated rooms provide free minibar items, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, safes, and phones.
At Derag Livinghotel Großer Kurfürst, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for EUR 19 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.