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Rosenthaler Strasse 1, 10119 Berlin Germany
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 01/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#18 of 645 in Berlin
Opened in 2008 and freshly renovated in 2020, The Circus Hotel is a boutique, design-orientated hotel in Berlin-Mitte, housed in a beautifully restored 19th-century landmark-protected building overlooking Rosenthaler Platz. Close to all the main attractions of the city and in a lively neighbourhood of bars, restaurants, art galleries and independent shops, we’re here to help you experience all that Berlin has to offer. Join us for our weekly curated programme of events and activities, relax in our garden courtyard or take in the spectacular views from our roof terrace. On the ground floor of The Circus Hotel you’ll find our lounge, library and garden courtyard, a place to linger over breakfast or grab a bite to eat before heading out into the city. Warm breakfast is served from 08:00 – 11:00, including homemade granola, eggs how you like them, vegan scramble and breakfast burritos, to name a few of the options. We’ve also thought carefully about our drinks, with coffee from Vote Roasters and teas from Paper and Tea, and why not try our Cruffin – a mix of croissant and muffin that is sure to become a breakfast classic.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 2 more
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Daniel wrote a review 14 May
Zurich, Switzerland176 contributions88 helpful votes
Great location, great vibe, nice people and a well designed room with 2 USB sockets. My stay was great and I recommend the Circus Hotel. You can hear the tram at night. It didn’t bother me but if you’re sensitive to noise you might want to ask for a quiet room.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Linda K wrote a review Nov 2021
39 contributions21 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Great hotel and experience. The location was wonderful, we had a lovely room overlooking the hotel courtyard, there is a nice bar in the hotel, and the staff was incredible. Most of the staff spoke amazing English (one of the staff members was from St. Louis) and they catered to our every need. We stated one morning that our hotel room was hot and they immediately delivered a fan to our room. I would highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from Louis Bonneterre, Propriétaire at The Circus Hotel
Responded 7 Dec 2021
Thank your for your lovely review, it is always pleasant to read that you spent a great stay with us. We will be very happy to see you again in Berlin. Greetings from The Circus team.
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Scott V wrote a review 11 May
Sandhurst, United Kingdom4 contributions
Handy location with the cafes/restaurants and public transport right outside the door. Lots of nice touches and quirks about the room and building generally. The staff were excellent, they could not have been any more helpful!
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Higher floors would be quieter as there is a bit of road noise.
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InTouch365 wrote a review Mar 2022
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom34 contributions8 helpful votes
There are enough superlative words to describe the excellent facilities, service and attentive staff at the Circus Hotel, Berlin. The Circus cater for 3 different type of visitors: young person hostel, very comfortable hotel and also apartments. I shared a twin room with a friend and it was beautifully furnished with such attention to detail. The toiletries, teas maid and eco environment so thoughtful and beautifully done. The hotel caters with a very substantial breakfast (scrambled eggs cooked to perfection) or you can visit the Circus Cafe and coffee shops a stone’s throw away. They definitely fuel you up for a day of sight seeing. If you are a foodie there are so many different types of cuisine - very high quality very reasonably priced for the standard of culinary experience. The staff incredibly helpful in recommendation and reservations. If you are planning a trip to Berlin, the Circus team will make your visit exceptional. In my opinion, the only place to stay in central Berlin. The staff si helpful with their itinerary planning, before arrival and during our time of stay. The unique walks are so engaging and very well thought through. I will be returning to Berlin and imo the only place to stay for its location, service and packaged experience. Congratulations Circus Hotel team I very much look forward to my return visit. YL Williams London
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: We really packed so many things but I would just plan to do one thing a day.
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Response from Andrew Hadfield, Owner at The Circus Hotel
Responded 20 Apr 2022
Dear YL, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and had such a great experience in Berlin! That is what we strive for and there is not much to add except that we so much look forward to your next visit! With kind regards Your Circus Team
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Valerie F wrote a review Mar 2022
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The Circus Hotel is very well located for transport links/sights. All the staff were amazing and very friendly. The reception team (Kat & her colleagues) went above and beyond both in helping us plan our trip before we arrived and giving us ideas and tips equally they all helped us on a daily basis- finding us lovely restaurants, good tours and even an art deco swimming pool! Nothing seemed too much trouble. This made our stay a very memorable one. I would also recommend the Circus Hostel team who arranged a beer tasting session outside of their normal tours. The Circus cafe offers lovely coffee, cakes and sandwiches. So lots of excellent places to relax and enjoy your stay. Val & friends
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Andrew Hadfield, Owner at The Circus Hotel
Responded 20 Apr 2022
Dear Val, Thank you so much for your feedback! We are always happy to help with any questions or queries during, before or after your trip and we're glad you had such a great time at The Circus and In Berlin! We hope to see you again soon. :) Best wishes! Your Circus Team
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Robert B wrote a review Oct 2021
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions2 helpful votes
Very friendly staff, great location, good rooms and apartments. Nice touches all round. Excellent breakfast. Very funky vibe. So nice to be in a buzzing crowded bar after nearly two years of socially distanced boredom in Singapore. Loved it. We’ll be back.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Louis Bonneterre, Propriétaire at The Circus Hotel
Responded 7 Dec 2021
Thank you so much for your review, we are also so happy to see again our guests ! Hoping to see you again in Berlin. Greetings from The Circus Team
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chelseagant wrote a review Jun 2021
Berlin, Germany1 contribution2 helpful votes
I stayed for one night at The Circus Hotel as part of a giveaway by Staycation Vacation. As I live in Berlin I have never stayed in a hotel in the city before, and it was the most wonderful, relaxing break. Katrin and her amazing colleagues were so attentive and kind, really making my partner and I feel like we were on a real getaway. The whole hotel is BEAUTIFUL. Each detail is carefully selected, the snacks and drinks in the room are extremely tasty and local, and there are carefully curated books everywhere. Our room had a balcony that overlooked the city and despite being on one of the busiest squares in Berlin was EXCEPTIONALLY QUIET. Nico on the bar made the most delicious cocktails and allowed us to play our own music using the record player in the lounge. In the morning the breakfast was outstanding! We ate in the sunshine in The Circus Hotel's cosy garden. We really did not want to leave. We will be back for sure and I will be recommended any visitors I have to Berlin to stay here!
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Date of stay: May 2021
3 Helpful votes
Response from Katrin Schönig, Inhaber at The Circus Hotel
Responded 8 Jun 2021
Thank you so much Chelsea for your lovely words. We are so excited to finally be open for guests again, we really missed them. Hopefully see you (or your family and friends :)) again soon. Best, Katrin
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familymissioncontoll wrote a review Sep 2020
Dorset, United Kingdom73 contributions66 helpful votes
The hotel is closed. When you have made your booking and paid for it you bei receive emails from the Circus Hostel and not the Circus Hotel asking your to check in. When you arrive at the circus Hotel you will find it locked up and surrounded by scaffolding, when you call the Hotel you will be advised to come to the Hostel. Guests are being accommodated in the Hostel across the road. Guests will be charged the hotel room rate.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Katrin Schönig, Inhaber at The Circus Hotel
Responded 2 Oct 2020
Hi there, very sorry that your stay at the Circus was not up to your expectation. Our hotel is indeed being renovated at the moment and will be open again in all of its new glory in November 2020. In the meantime not to disappoint our loyal hotel guests we offer a very limited number of hotel style rooms across the road in the hostel. The “Hotel goes Hostel” studio apartments which are twice the size as a standard hotel room are kitted out with more facilities than it is possible to find in a hotel including a fully equipped kitchen and spectacular views over the Berlin skyline. The room you were allocated is actually an upgrade. The price difference which you mentioned is because you were comparing our direct prices at the Circus with the method that you chose to book, but as a gesture of goodwill we gave you that price difference as a discount. We have been one of the most popular Berlin tourist accommodators for over 20 years and we are not interested in misleading anyone when it comes to what rooms are reserved, expectations and of course price. We are also naturally only interested in hosting guests that want to be at the Circus and we would have only been too happy to find alternative accommodation in the same price class which we offered to do so. We did inform you that the location of was room was 75metres away from the Hotel but if we were not clear enough in our email correspondence about that then our sincerest apologies. I very much hope that you still enjoyed Berlin, if not, then please give Berlin another go. “You should try everything twice”😊. Hope you are well and safe travels.
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Rohit Dadlani @ TwoTellTales wrote a review Aug 2020
Mumbai, India1313 contributions179 helpful votes
Top-notch location; a fun & quirky atmosphere. Overview: The Circus Hotel is probably the elder, soberer & refined sibling of the probably more recognized Circus HoStel. Property & Room: Located at the junction of Rosenthaler Platz, it's about a 15-minute tram ride from the Berlin HBF and is located close to many restaurants, & bars and is probably not the most touristy part of the city - which is a good thing! The reception is unassuming but intimate and on the ground floor along with their famous bar & restaurant (unfortunately didn't try either). The pathways in the hotel for some reason, best known to the Europeans and Scandinavians, are dim, if not out-rightly dark. But once you do manage your room (YOUR room), it's a typical theme continues - while not the best lit, still unique and quirky. The smallish-medium sized room was well appointed. The sole window provides a glimpse of the Berlin TV tower and their verandah. There were a couple of storage areas, a coffee table with 2 chairs along with a small Bose boombox and the works. The bathroom, though also smallish was clean and well designed.We got a room facing the inner veranda, so was quiet. Assuming the rooms facing the road may be a little noisier. F&B: Unfortunately we didn't try any of their F&B offerings, however, we did go to their other dining outlet at the Hostel (which expectedly has a younger & livelier vibe) for breakfast (while basic, still a steal for EUR 5 - it's unlimited and healthy) and to their bar too (in the hostel) - the folks at the hotel's reception gave us a few vouchers to try their brewed beers in the hostel's bar - which were really awesome! But the place has multiple dining options - across all cuisines & budgets. Please do try to visit the 24x7 Rosenthaler Grill & Schlemmerbuffet for excellent Middle Eastern food and with oodles of character Service & Amenities: Limited scope to experience either, but some highlights: - really friendly, pleasant & helpful folks at the hotel (and hostel's) receptions - some amenities are indeed quite top-notch like the Bose Bluetooth boombox, etc. Overall: All-in-all, a very well located hotel, with good rooms, a very chic vibe & lots of character and as importantly well-priced (but yes, please do improve the internal lighting!).
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Date of stay: December 2019
4 Helpful votes
Dale wrote a review Mar 2020
Cheshire140 contributions108 helpful votes
Comfortable and very friendly hotel. Modern rooms; kettle and tea/coffee provided. Staff very helpful. Breakfast available also at the hostel opposite; cafes and bars nearby; right outside U-Bahn station. It is located in more of a shopping area so lacks typically German pubs and restaurants
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the courtyard are quieter but the corner room we had overlooking the street was...
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Circus Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Circus Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Clärchens Ballhaus (0.4 km), Botanical Affairs, Gin & Tonic Bar & shop (0.2 km), and Gasteliste030 (0.05 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Circus Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at The Circus Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Circus Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Circus Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Circus Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include 100 Gramm Bar, FACTORY GIRL, and PeterPaul.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Circus Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Circus Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to The Circus Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Memorial of the Berlin Wall (1.0 km), East Side Gallery (3.7 km), and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial (6.8 km).
Does The Circus Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.