Europa City3.0 out of 5.0
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After reading mixed reviews we were a little apprehensive, but found the Europa City perfectly adequate. The room was spacious, very warm and the beds extremely comfortable. Most importantly, it was very quiet. The staff on reception were outstandingly good; helpful and friendly, taking endless trouble with directions and advice, and phoning ahead to our restaurant for us when we had arrived late. Nothing was too much trouble. The hotel makes no concessions to contemporary interior design in the public areas, but one can live with that when everything else is so satisfactory.
We stayed here for 3 nights. Very basic but clean and functional. Daily room service. Beds made and clean towels. TV in room but no coffee. When asked at reception if we could get a coffee advised there was a shop within a 4 minute walk away. Sound proofing between rooms minimal.
As others have said the hotel is dated, but it is clean and at the end of the day that's what matters. We had a double room (which consisted of two singles put together with a gap in the middle), single duvets and 1 large pillow which even when doubled over was about the depth of one thin pillow. We asked for an extra pillow which was provided. The room was very warm at all times. The bathroom looked newly fitted and included a soap dispenser at the sink and a shower/hair wash in the shower. Towels, tissues, glasses and a hairdryer also in the bathroom. There is a TV in the room, desk with lamp, 2 bedside cabinets and a wardrobe. There is no kettle in the room. Breakfast was help yourself and consisted of sausages, scrambled eggs, various meats and cheeses, rolls, bread for toasting, butters/jams, cereals, yoghurt, juices, teas and coffee, so plenty to choose from. Sorry this is a long review, but I'm hoping my information will help others to plan their trip as some of the info I had was picked up from other reviews too, and my own experience. We arrived at around 2.00pm so our room was ready, and on our last day we left our luggage in a locked room and collected later in the day. The staff all speak very good english and are helpful. The wifi isn't very strong, but I had loads of data available to me anyway, so didn't use the wifi. Location: Before we left I googled all the travel plans, and whilst you are there google maps is a godsend. From Schonefeld Airport, right outside there is a bus stop for X7 Rudow - this costs 3 euros and takes 8 minutes to get a little bit away from the airport. You then need go diagonally across the road to the Underground (U-bahn) and get on the U7 for 24 stops (36 minutes) to U-Bhf Konstanzer Strabe. It is then a 5 minute walk to the hotel. We didn't know what zone ticket to buy so we bought one that covered all zones (around 7 euros) but on the return we just bought a smaller zone one for 3.40 euros. When you buy the ticket on the platform you then have to validate it on another machine next to it before getting on the tube. There are no barriers at the other end. From the hotel it is a short walk to the end of the road and then you are on the main road Kurfurstendamm. Along this road is all the high end shops like Rolex, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Cartier, Tiffany's, D&G. Then a few more minutes along is a C&A - couldn't resist going in there as it closed in the UK back in 2001. We decided to walk to the closest xmas market by the church which was about a mile away and spent the afternoon there and looking in the shops. There is a big department store KaDeWe which is amazing. There is one floor which is just dedicated to food and drink with bars are tables so you can eat and drink there. The 2nd day we decided to go on the Tour bus. There are a couple of different tour operators, we sent on the BEX Sightseeing Yellow City Bus. It was 22 euros for 1 day or 26 for 2 days. We decided to opt for a 2 day pass, as we considered for an extra 4 euros, if we decided to use the next day, this would be cheaper than a day bus ticket. The tours are 10.00-17.00 every day. It was raining a little so we stayed on for the whole 2 hour tour and listen to the commentary (you're provided with plug in ear-phones), and made a note of where we wanted to get on/off. We then chose the furthest market at Alexandraplatz where there is also other department stores. The tour takes you by all the main attractions like Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Wall, Brandenberg Gate etc, plus there are a few other smaller markets. The bus runs from 18 different points along the route and go every 10 minutes so you never have to wait long for the next one - Although if you're going back on the later ones you will get caught in rush hour traffic. We definitely made the right decision by going for the 2 day pass as we used it the next day to visit the places we didn't have time for on the first day. We tried the famous currywurst which was very nice. We were so tired the first night (as we'd been up since just after 5 to fly), there was a small cafe across the road called the Flying Chicken where they did rotisserie chicken, so half a chicken and chips was 7.5 euros each. The next night we walked to the end of the road and turned left down to the next crossroads and ate at the Blockhouse steak house. Prices are similar to the UK, we both had a steak, drinks and dessert which came to 63 euros. My observations of Berlin - we felt very safe at the markets as they had barriers and security at most. The chips we had we very salty! Only cross when you see the green man but be aware that cars can still turn if there is no-one crossing so it's a bit odd when a car starts to come towards you whilst you are crossing the road, but they do stop! That takes a bit of getting used to. Location wise I don't think we could have been better placed. It is a budget hotel (and we did have some noisy school children the first night, but they were quiet by 10pm). If I was to go back to Berlin, I would stay at this hotel again.
An OK hotel, however not special in any way. Resonably quiet and clean, breakfast ok but very busy. We stayed 3 adults in a family room, the beds were ok, albeit somewhat hard. Price/performance is ok, however if you don't have to stay in this area, I'd recommend to shop around.
Choosing a hotel in Berlin is a challenge. Prices are high so the mission is to find a good hotel with a convenient price. That is why I chose Europa hotel. But the hotel turned to be very poor. Although it is a 3 stars hotel yet it lacks many things like room service , good heating or even a phone in the room to communicate with reception . The internet service was so bad and nearly always missing from the room. The bed was so small with one very flat pillow. On the other hand, the breakfast was good and the hotel is clean. For me , hotel Europa was very over rated regarding price and I will choose another place if I will go again to Berlin
We have just stayed at the Europa City for 4 nights and for the money we paid we were pleasantly surprised. The reception staff were very helpful when we asked directions and the lady behind the desk even went on the internet to check something out for us and the man who is on the desk late at night is lovely and goes out of his way to help, he even came and got the lift for us when we got back late one evening he is so friendly. The room is a little dated but has a new bathroom and was lovely and warm and quite large and was cleaned to a high standard every day. The breakfast room is a little chaotic at times but the food both hot and cold was of good quality and tasty with a wide variety to choose from. We would use this hotel again when in Berlin as the hotel is very close to all forms of public transport.
Simple, cheap and conveniently located near the famous Kurfurstendam. This is not the most "hip" part of town but still very central, good for shopping and with excellent bus connection to Tegel airport. Rooms are basic, and wifi connection weak, but staff were very friendly and helpful. You get what you pay for :-)
The hotel is somewhat ok, but it's very noisy. At least I couldn't sleep there. I guess there is no sound proofing and there's an echo in the corridors. We heard everything people were saying while going to breakfast early in the morning. So, it was impossible to sleep longer than 7 am. Also, there was no air-conditioning and it was really hot. So, again, very hard to sleep. Pillows were like sacks. So, again, very hard to sleep... Other than that, the hotel was ok, as it was in-expensive. But I would give it less than 3 stars. The breakfast was ok, though it was always quite crowded in the breakfast restaurant.
I was unfortunate misled by a relative who recommended the hotel. "Good weekend rates..." the staff are beyond unfriendly. All of them. The hotel facilities have not been updated since the 60s. It has a terrible odor. The outside façade seems to suggest a very nice central Berlin hotel. It ain't. The carpets are old and raggedy. The room had a high ceiling bit a bathroom which reminded me of facilities of an industrial city in pre-war Europe. A tourist trap? Certainly. It is very close to everything. A plus, certainly. Word of caution: Don't ride the elevator. It holds one person, or none of you are extra large. You can't breath and close the fold out doors simultaneously. Avoid. Unless desperate.
0-24 front desk, cheap price, good public transport, rich breakfast, clean and comfortable room. We basically just ate the breakfast, slept and took shower here. We didn't spend too much time here, but for this schedule, this hotel was nice. The elevator is bit old and small, and we were there with a group of students in the next rooms and they were load when we wanted to sleep.
- Close to Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
- Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
Located in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf within a mile (2 km) of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Europa City is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Berlin Zoological Garden. This 65-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Berlin, the hotel is also near Reichstag Building and Brandenburg Gate.
Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast. At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.
Europa City's 65 rooms provide free newspapers, free bottled water, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and 56-cm LCD TVs. Hair dryers, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.
At Europa City, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and express check-in. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and a TV in a common area.
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53% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 239 reviews