Berlin Mark Hotel
Meinekestr. 18-19, Berlin, Germany star
Doubles from: $70 to $253
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The busy, business-y Berlin Mark Hotel was once a slick operation offering top-notch digs, but these days the four-star hotel is showing its age. Still, with affordable rates and a primo location one block from the top of the Ku'damm, the hotel is a reliable option.
Pros: Brilliant location.
Cons: Could use renovation.
The Berlin Mark's 239 guest rooms fall into three categories. Comfort rooms are a standard size with all the amenities (air conditioning, flat-screen TV, phone, minibar and desk). Business rooms have all of the above, plus a work area, free Wi-Fi and a safe, while First-Class rooms are even slightly larger with all the Business room features, slightly swankier furniture and a coffee maker.
During low season, these First-Class (also sometimes called “deluxe”) rooms run for less than €70 a night, making them a good deal for all that extra space. Whatever the room type, though, accommodations are standard hotel fare, with coordinating green carpets, the occasional print and furnishings plucked from a "Hotel 101" crash course. They are bit down at the heel, but all is clean and orderly.
Front-facing rooms are likely to pick up some street noise, but if you request a higher floor the noise level decreases, with the added bonus of some impressive views.
Like the rest of the Berlin Mark, the private bathrooms could do with a refresh, but they do the trick, with big sinks, toiletries and a hair dryer. Bath tubs are available (ask ahead).
The Berlin Mark Hotel is proof positive that “four-star” does not always signify “high-end”—just as its rates show that four-star is not always pricey. It’s true that those looking for a luxe experience would be happier elsewhere, but the Mark still makes a good choice for budget travelers in search of comfort, convenience and affordability.
We'd never call the hotel "fun," but it's surprise-free, and offers some nice extras (of particular note is that all rooms are air conditioned, which is not common in the Berlin budget hotel scene).
The Mark’s cocktail lounge is a relaxing place to cool your jets at the end of a long day of sightseeing, and there is also a nice terrace for the warmer weather. The hotel has a fitness center, and guests of Business and First-Class rooms receive access to the VIP business lounge, which is with stocked coffee, tea and soft drinks, the daily paper and a TV.
Breakfast is sometimes included in the room rate, and otherwise it’s a pricey €16. Wi-Fi is free for Business and First-Class guests (although it can still be a bit spotty), and it’s available for an additional charge in the Comfort rooms. Note that the Berlin Mark is not a non-smoking hotel—there are non-smoking rooms but sensitive guests may be bothered by the smell in hallways or public areas.
The Berlin Mark boasts an enviable location just a hop, skip and a jump from Kurfurstendamm, the Zoo and the U-Bahn.
Reviewed by: Tom Meyers, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Concierge/Booking Services
- Conference room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Currency Exchange
- Free Newspapers
- Groups welcome
- Laundry Service
- Luggage Storage
- Non-Smoking Hotel
- Office Center
- Pet Friendly
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Room Service
- Safe at reception
- Shoe polishing service
- Snack bar
- TV Lounge
- Wake-Up Service
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
- Hair Dryer
- Handicap accessible rooms
- Internet Access
- Rooms with view
- Soundproofed Windows
- TV – flat screen
Near the Ku'damm, Berlin, Germany
About the Berlin Mark Hotel neighborhood
The Kufürstendamm, or Ku'Damm, is Berlin's major shopping boulevard, the commercial heart of the former West Berlin. It features the utterly massive KaDeWe department store and about three million other retail experiences. Ok, we exaggerate, but not by much. For our purposes here, we claim hotels within a block or two of the Ku'Damm as "near." To the north is Charlottenburg and to the south is Wilmersdorf.