Hotel Indigo Berlin – Centre Alexanderplatz

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In December I wrote about the other Hotel Indigo in Berlin and how much I had liked it. My latest trip allowed me to visit the other hotel, located in the former East Berlin part of the city.

I arrived quite later (10.30pm) but the hotel was expecting me and had all my registration card ready. They explained the 5% Tourist Tax and asked me to sign my exemption and so I was off to my room on the 9th floor. I collected my 600 points voucher as I declined the drink/snack option. The lobby and lifts are quirky if small.

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The room had a courtyard view but was large and airy. There was a sofa and a TV which can switch to be viewed from bed or couch.

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I did not have a view of the TV tower from this room, but come back later in the week when I review the Holiday Inn next door.

The back of the board was polished concrete, which looked suitably industrial and was a theme throughout the hotel.

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There was a desk, free Wi-Fi and a large closet area by the room door.

The bathroom was bright and airy but with only a shower.

There were plenty of towels in the bathroom.

After a good nights sleep – the room was very quiet and felt cozy once the curtains were closed.

I had booked an rate with breakfast in order to score another stay in the IHG Great Win promotion. So I went down to an almost empty restaurant for breakfast. The service was ‘seat yourself’ and I had precious little interaction with the staff. Coffee was in flasks at the tables and the food was in a buffet format. There was a large number of hot and cold items.

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The food was hot and tasty and put some options together. I especially liked the create your own bread basket:

I popped outside for a little fresh air. The property is located near offices and shops and an 8 minute walk to the S-bahn station. The bus from Tegel stops about 15 minutes away, although it is all on one level if you have bags to roll.

There is a tram line outside the property, so I was happy to be on the back of the property.

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The distinctive tower is just around the corner:

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The Indigo is on the left, and the Holiday Inn on the right in the same building:

When it was time to leave, I walked to the well labelled station, bought my ticket and was off to my next stay.

So, a great stay, a good nights sleep and another stay in the Big Win promo. I would certainly recommend this property if you are staying in this area. Value and a good location for transport.

Comments

  1. If you had to choose between this property, the other Indigo and the Holiday Inn, which would you choose?

    I’m arriving by overnight train so I don’t know where these hotels factor in — I’ll have to cab it to Tegel at 5:30a to make a 7a flight alas.

  2. What did they require for the tourist tax exemption? I make fairly frequent trips to berlin but haven’t been there yet this year since the tax came in.

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