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Novum Select Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

WARNING This is not a 4 star hotel. I have stayed in better 3 star hotels in third world countries! Never in my life have I stayed in a four star hotel that had- NO air conditioning (middle of summer and our room is as hot as a sauna) NO kettle/ tea and coffee facilities NO soap/ shampoo and conditioner (hotel has all in one body wash/ shampoo and conditioner) NO wifi even though we were told there if free wifi. Towels are thin, old and small and really should be thrown out. Pillows are flat and old. Wifi - this is meant to be free in all rooms. The wifi has no security what so ever, therefor not allowing any device to connect due to security concerns. Had to leave windows open all night as not to suffocate, only to be woken at 5 am by the kitchen staff taking at the top of the lungs, banging and crashing everything they could get their hands on. The staff also smoked out side open windows filling our room with cigarette smoke. Breakfast was included in our room price, it was okay but if I'd paid for breakfast as an add on I'd be very disappointed with the food offered. This hotel is 3 star or less don't be fooled by the 4 star rating. Beyond disappointed and highly recommend you stay elsewhere. On a positive note the hotel is in a good location and walking distance to restaurants.

Stayed two nights, great location, 2 minute walk from Checkpoint Charlie underground station. We did not eat in the hotel so can't comment on the food. Our room 243 was modern, large, clean and overlooked the main road. No disturbance from traffic or people. Staff helpful when we needed some info on return trains. From airport to hotel in 40 minutes with just one change, easy and not expensive. Highly recommend this hotel both for location and quality.

The room was pristine and has a unique modern feel. The bed was very comfortable and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Really close to the subway and it's situated just off Friedrichstrasse which connects you to lots of interesting places.

The hotel has a perfekt location close to public transport. The room was very small, but clean and equipted with the Things you need for a short stay. The bed was to hard for my taste. No breakfast included and no parking.

My wife and I stayed one week in January 2017 and both were very satisfied with the experience. The interior room was silent and very comfortable. Totally updated with new modern furniture and lighting features. The bathroom had also been renovated. The international staff was friendly and professional. For the services, comfort and quality we considered it was reasonably priced. We did not use the restaurant. There are plenty of options in the area for breakfast and dinner as well, particularly Maximilians offering authentic German food with a very lively atmosphere to Entrecote for an upscale continental dinner experience. The location of the hotel is very convenient; close to city center, shopping areas some museums and tourist attractions as well as subway system. We would go back to this hotel without hesitation.

We stayed here for 5 days whilst checking out Berlin. The hotel is definitely not what I call 4-star but it did the trick, is clean, tidy, good shower but most importantly, the positioning was awesome. In a great spot, about a 3min walk to the underground (U6) and in the heart of Checkpoint Charlie. Only downside was no fridge in the room or complimentary water. Other than that, the hotel was good and I would recommend because of above. Also, tons of places to eat, drink and pick up supplies nearby.

There are certain things I expect in a hotel room and especially in a 4• hotel. It is decorated and lit to a high standard but really this ends when you go into the room. I look for a good quality mattress, no, a Premier Inn does it better. The pillows needed throwing out and renewing. Towels were small and cheap, thin quality. No facility to make a drink in the room. If you want breakfast it is €17.40 each but there are plenty of local coffee shops. We did let reception know on day 1 that the safe was not working but that was never sorted. There was a lot of noise transference in our room and this was not helped by a connecting door to the next room. Generally the room and bathroom were cleaned to a good standard. In the end if you think in terms of UK branding, this is somewhere between Travelodge and Premierinn. If you want standards such as Marriott or Hilton, book them or you will be disappointed.

The staff was nice, the location-good (a nice walk from the Brandenburg Gate), the room was quite small but very clean with comfy bed. You can rent a bike there to go for a spin around Berlin, that was very nice way to go sightseeing:)

Me and my partner stayed here on a 3 day trip exploring Berlin! Hotel is clean and comfortable. Hotel only does breakfast which is ok... I wouldn't say it was great value for money. Drinks in hotel bar - very expensive Wi-fi decent Central location

Stayed here for 3 nights for a little Easter trip. The hotel was nice and modern and everything was clean, with even better, a huge king sized bed! My only criticism was that the walls were thin enough that we could hear a man snoring next door... The roads were quiet at night and it was in a perfect location, near to checkpoint charlie and subway/train/bus stops. If I come to Berlin again I will definitely choose a novum select hotel- it exceeded my expectations after reading the not-so-wow reviews on here.. if you're looking for a classy 5* this may not be the place but if you're looking for a clean, not dated hotel,without breaking the bank, this is absolutely perfect for you.

Hedemannstraße 11-12 Berlin BE

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Checkpoint Charlie Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Kreuzberg within a short walk of Checkpoint Charlie Museum, Novum Select Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Brandenburg Gate. This 112-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and express check-in. Located in central Berlin, the hotel is also near Reichstag Building and Alexanderplatz.


Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Novum Select Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie's 112 rooms provide free newspapers, laptop-compatible safes, and desks. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes.

Property features

Guests of Novum Select Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and express check-in. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include free newspapers and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Standard Double Room Single Use

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Comfort Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Comfort Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room (Queensize)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1143 reviews