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71% would recommend it to a friend
Hostel instead of Hotel.
I booked this hotel online on the basis of close proximity to underground train station which was good.
I arrived at the hotel around 1145 on Friday and found tiny reception room equal to size of an average shop. Receptionist was friendly but knew very little English. She gave me key for the room on 5th floor but when I requested room at lower level (as another reviewer outlined problems with the lifts) she spoke to manager on the phone who then spoke to me asking me quite rudely to leave and come back after 30 minutes or so. She could have asked me to stay in the lobby till she arrives..and I discovered that there was no lobby or waiting area. Anyways, I went out and returned after sometime. I was asked to pay for the full stay in advance. (not mentioned in terms & conditions) did not get room changed as she said that hotel is fully booked. Went into room, it looked that corner of the corridor got converted in to room, very bright, hot and noisy. I requested to get room changed or to leave otherwise. The manager initially refused to do any thing and refused to return total amount of stay already charged and then she got agreed to change the room but on 9th floor. State of the room was not too different than the previous room except less bright.
Hotel has no air conditioning, room get very hot in sunny day and if you open the window then a l lot of noise; and to make things even worst the cleaner turned central heating on. Bed linen did not get changed till Tuesday after the bank holiday Monday. Breakfast was standard continental but all the food was not fresh every day. No on-site restaurant for lunch or dinner and if you ask for clean glass to drink water then you are told that there is no house keeping so get down to reception to get one if you want. I'd admit that the apart from the manager rest of the hotel staff was reasonable.
Good hotel, clean room
Clean, convenient and friendly
Special thanks to the lovely lady on reception Saturday morning (23 August) who heloed me with sorting out my online check-in with Air France and who printed off my boarding pass too.
Such warmth and helpfulness should not go unnoticed and she is a credit to the hotel. Many thanks!
Great value & location, practical hotel but patience needed with lifts
Basic 70s hotel, comfortably furnished and quiet.
Lifts took up to 15 mins to show-up during busy times - we were all on the 9th & 10th floors. Breakfast OK but cash payment on the day only. Superb value for money and very handy for U-Bahn, Ku-Damm and Charlottenburg S-Bahn and facilities.
Stayed here before excellent value for money away from the tourist trail plenty of nearby friendly bars and restaraunts very close to railway station
The Panorama hotel - A convenient stay for a city break
The hotel was in a good location on the west of Berlin.
Easy access to the s-bahn and u-bahn stations. Easy to travel by train from schonefeld airport to charlottenburg station (37 minute journey) and then a 10 minute walk to the hotel from the station. The room was a good size as was the on-suite. Maid service every morning. Clean and comfortable although the beds could have been more comfortable, I found them a little hard. Would have liked tea and coffee making facilities in the room and found myself having to buy my own kettle. Small supermarket across the road which was a godsend. Had breakfast on the last morning of our stay which I thought was a little pricey for buffet style breakfast which only had scrambled eggs or boiled eggs as the only hot part of the breakfast and this was cooked in advance. Would have been a nicer breakfast if freshly cooked to order with a wider selection of cooked food. Disappointed evening meals were not an option. On the whole our stay was an enjoyable one and would definitely stay again at this hotel. (But would bring my travel kettle with me next time!)