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“Can't fault the attention to detail on this birthday trip”

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Hotel Am Grossen Waisenhaus
Ranked #10 of 37 Hotels in Potsdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My family stayed here for 5 nights (Tuesday to Sunday). The hotel is actually larger than the pictures portray but that is lengthways. There are 3 storeys to the property; access to all floors by stairs or lift. There are a few steps to enter the property at the front.

The location is down a cobbled side street and backs on to a school. It is close the centre of Potsdam and local attractions, such Sans Soucci palace. There's a well stocked local ReWe supermarket about 10 mins walk away too. We found it was generally very quiet at night - a decent night's sleep. We had 3 rooms: 107 is a large comfortable room with a sofa and mini bar (to pay for but reasonably priced); 117 is a small double and 205 is on the top floor, again a large room which looks a little newer than the first floor rooms. All have TVs with a range of German channels and BBC World. Free WiFi, which worked reasonably well during our stay.

The staff were really courteous and friendly. Check in was efficient. Rooms were spotless. Breakfast excellent with a large array of things to eat and drink (served from 0630 to 1030, 7 days a week). You even get a daily smoothie made up for you!. On my wife's birthday, three members of the breakfast staff wished her a happy birthday with a sweet tin/candle and two large glasses of Sekt. Attention to detail cannot be faulted.

A taxi will cost you about €65-€70 from Schonefeld airport and takes 40 mins to an hour, depending on traffic.

A highly recommended hotel.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

....and I have stayed in some nice ones. Beautiful building in quiet side street in Potsdam, only 5 mins walk from the Old centre and Brandenburg Gate, only 10 mins from the Dutch quarter. About ten min walk from the train station, so this is a really credible alternative to staying in Berlin itself. Run by the friendliest Germans I have ever met - Dieter the manager and all the desk staff and cleaners were all lovely. The place was spotless, the decor stylish, the rooms really spacious with great high ceilings. Indeed there is no air con, but in a historic building that's maybe not a surprise, and with wide open windows and a fan it was fine. I have never seen a breakfast like it; anything you could possibly imagine eating for breakfast was there, all fresh and delicious. You can park safely in secure parking right on site, and they gave us a half day rate on bike hire so we could go and see the exterior of all the main palaces and parks - unless you want to get off and go in a couple of hours is fine, and bike is by far the best way to see Potsdam. It's flat, lots of paths, hardly any traffic compared to the Uk. This hotel was immense value and I am so glad we chose it.

Room Tip: I reckon first or ground floor rooms cooler than loft ones
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Nice hotel
The reception and the elevator look very simple
but the room is big , nice clean and comfortable
location is good, restaurants are in 5 min walk
The breakfast is fantastic !! and it can be served to the sun room.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

A clean, charming hotel, steeped in history. My husband had stayed here, 4 years ago when the hotel was still new. It is still very well managed with friendly staff.
The breakfast is excellent! The room was very comfortable.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

The hotel is in the historic town centre of Potsdam, about 20 minutes walk from the main railway station, 10 minutes from the stop for the tram to the station, 5 minutes from the pedestrianised Brandenburger Straße. This part of the street is a cul-de-sac, so quiet.

I arrived at about noon which seemed to throw them.

My room – quartier de luxe – was very large. Quite sparsely furnished, a little bland. No air conditioning, but windows open – still quite stuffy on hot June days. One complimentary bottle of water per stay. Occasional loss of wifi connexion; fast enough for ordinary use, slow for videos, and you need to remember to renew the code after three days no matter how long your stay. No fridge, no safe.

The shower room a little cramped. Simple toiletries: soap, combined shower gel/ shampoo.

Breakfast was a large selection of good quality items pleasantly laid out on the buffet. It is taken in a series of small rooms, one of which is a bright glass box built out into the garden, although that is really a yard with view of the back of a school and some commercial premises, with a bit of green. Can be hard to escape the sound of the conversations of others in the room.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled solo
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Thank Michael3112
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Address: Lindenstrasse 28/29, 14467 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Region: Germany > Brandenburg > Potsdam
Bar / Lounge Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 37 Hotels in Potsdam
Price Range: €96 - €126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Am Grossen Waisenhaus 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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