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.


  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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