The view from my room at 24th floor
(picture above)! The two unique interests to book a room at Park Inn Berlin, are its location in the center of Alexanderplatz (or 5 minutes walk from the trendy Mitte, 1 minute from the Galleria food center, and 2 minutes of U ban – the subway and bus stops) and especially its incredible view of the Berliner Fernsehturm, the Berlin TV tower.
Inaugurated in 1970, it’s the tallest hotel of Germany (123 meters). But it’s also a “4 star” hotel-factory, really impersonal (1012 rooms and I do not even mention the reception hall and the breakfast restaurant)! And so “rationalist”: from the “automated” service at the reception desk to do your check in, to the room where every inch has been optimized at its maximum.
So you can easly have the impression of being in the airlock of a spaceship (without a futuristic design, no!), than in a hotel room. We could see an “airy” version of the philosophy of capsule hotel. Although there is no bathroom: a shower block which is separated from the toilet block, by a block-sink mirror in front of a wardrobe-minibar-safe block. Many blocks!
The double bed is comfortable and the all of decor is strictly rationalist (the most enthusiastic ones qualify it as “minimalist”), kind of Ikea furniture and not the most exciting selection of the catalog. For the same price, I recommend smaller hotels, with a warmer and more creative atmosphere, in less touristic neighborhoods. Especially if you stay several nights and/or if you travel lovers!
For a short stay of one night in Mitte, the Park Inn is an attractive option. It seems that the terrace of the restaurant at the 37th floor offers panoramic views of the city. I didn’t have time to check it.
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