BERLIN: Motel One Berlin-Alexanderplatz (A Review)

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We stayed in MOTEL ONE, a leading low budget designer motel brand in Europe, located in Alexanderplatz, the heart of the transportation hub in Berlin.

Here’s our Motel One Berlin-Alexanderplatz experience…

Motel One Berlin-Alexanderplatz
Dircksenstrasse 36, Mitte, Berlin, Germany

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We flew for 18 hours via KLM from Manila – Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport (MNL)  with a stop over in Taipei and arrived in Amsterdam – Schiphol (AMS) just in time for sunrise.

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After an hour layover in Schipol airport, we flew via KLM to Berlin via Tegel Airport (TXL).

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Tegel is a small airport located in North-West Berlin. It’s like a small provincial airport where you just get your bag, and go out of the terminal.

(Note: Berlin does not have a big international airport yet.)

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You can get a taxi conveniently outside the airport to bring you to your hotel.

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We drove through West Berlin going to the East side for 20 minutes.

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Motel One is designed like a boutique hotel with straight forward amenities.

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Checking in is efficient. 

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The lobby’s ambiance is inspired by Berlin’s hip scene.

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Get a map and get a bearing on where you are and the different transportation options.

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The room is simple and reminds me of iTune budget hotels with an efficient layout, and no telephone in the room.

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I have a nice view of the Fernsehturm, the Berlin TV Tower, which is a landmark in Central Berlin.

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The toilet has an effective layout, small but not cramped.

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It has a cold & hot shower and very clean.

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The toiletries are OK, and I would recommend bringing your own shampoo. 

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Breakfast is included every morning.

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It’s a spread out buffet of continental breakfast.

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Different European breads

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I like the croissants – flaky, crisp outside and chewy inside.

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Cream cheese and cold meats.

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Strawberry Jam.

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Ham & Cheese

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Slices of cucumber, tomato and yogurt.

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The coffee station.

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It has a self-service coffee equipment where you just press what you want to drink that morning. I love the hot choco 🙂

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Cereal and Milk

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Hard-boiled Eggs

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The Berlin Continental Breakfast 🙂

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Overall, I would highly recommend this cheap designer hotel with a good location in Alexanderplatz and a decent continental breakfast buffet. 

Motel One Berlin-Alexanderplatz
Dircksenstrasse 36, Mitte, Berlin, Germany

Check out low rates and availability from Agoda: Motel One Berlin-Alexanderplatz (aff link)


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Disclosures: Our Berlin Trip was courtesy of the Foreign Ministry as part of the Blogger Visitors Program of the Federal Republic of Germany. I wrote this article with my own biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

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P.S. Tip: Borrow the iron and iron board from the main lobby.

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