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“Decent one night stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Citylight Hotel

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Citylight Hotel
Ranked #191 of 634 Hotels in Berlin
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Moscow
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“Decent one night stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

Stayed here on a stopover - convenient drive from the airport and good one night basic accommodation. Not so convenient for the city - it's necessary to travel but not so far with the tram.

Good breakfast though...

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2011

Stayed here for two nights in July. Its not a neighbourhood anyone would chose unless they had a reason to be in the area. That said its a quiet street, clean and close to transport links and a shopping mall.

The reception was fine, clean modern decor. The receptionist was not rude as some have experienced. It may be a cultural thing, Berliners rarely greet anyone with a smile or indulge in any niceties, they are straight-faced and efficient and this is considered good service!

The room was quite large by European standards. Its clean and the furniture is in good shape. Its Ikea style so all flat pack and MDF stuff but well maintained. Linen was very clean and beds (two singles pushed together to make a double German-style) are comfortable if a little soft. The ensuite batthroom while small is not cramped and also scrupulously clean.

Breakfast is a cold buffet. Again functional but nothing to regret if you miss it. The dining hall feels a bit like a school gym or cafeteria. It does have a nice outdoor terrace with lots of lovely flowering plants so that will be nice in good weather (it was raining the two days I was there).

Perhaps the only caveat is the soundproofing. Anyone talking in the corridor or opening a door sounds like they could be inside your room you hear it so clearly. And at this budget there are lots of families, mainly tourists from other parts of Germany or Europe so you hear the kids but its not like a backpacker hostel, no late night rowdies.

Internet is fast and free throughout the hotel. There is a small bar next to reception that opens in the evenings.

Room Tip: ask to be away from the street
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2011

We stayed 4 nights in this hotel and wish we stayed more! Very comfy hotel 4 stops out of the center of berlin, but very close to shops and stations. The staff were kind and helpful, plus it included a buffet breakfast.
Great if you want a less expensive place to stay with some privacy, it cost us the same as a hostel in berlin with 6 beds!

  • Stayed April 2011
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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2011

This hotel is adequate in its facilities and has comfortable beds (although terrible pillows), but its location and the quality of its staff means that I would not consider staying at this hotel again. My mother, my friend and I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights and while it is close to U-bahn and S-bahn stations, the location in relation to places to eat or landmarks etc. is very weak.

The staff was perhaps the biggest let down of this hotel, as not just one, but all staff members I encountered were rude and disinterested. The majority of interactions we had, I was not greeted with genuine eye contact or a smile, rather with dissatisfaction with me (when I would ask to purchase internet for example). Furthermore, we were laughed at when we asked if certain things would be open on New Years Day - turns out they WERE open!

Perhaps if you were not used to staying at hotels and if you were with a large group of young friends this hotel would be worth staying at, but I will be going somewhere else if I come back to Berlin.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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Ringebu Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2010

My husband and I (from Texas) were delighted to find a hotel so economical in Berlin!!! Our room was 55 Euros per night (the least expensive hotel in our 6-week European vacation). It included a huge breakfast buffet. The hotel is family run and the service was above and beyond what was necessary. Although the room was on the small side, it was totally adequate and super clean. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Berlin. Parking was also free.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Citylight Hotel

Property: Citylight Hotel
Address: Boettgerstr. 23, 13357 Berlin, Germany
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Region: Germany > Berlin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #191 of 634 Hotels in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Citylight Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our friendly hotel for groups and families is located in the heart of the capitol, right in the government district. All our bright rooms feature showers and toilets, hair dryers,safes,telephones and free WIFI. The comfort rooms are also equipped with minibars and teakettles. The family atmosphere of the house garantees a wonderful stay in the cosmopolitan city Berlin. ... more   less 
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