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Motel One Berlin-Hauptbahnhof

Motel One Berlin-Hauptbahnhof

I booked the Motel One Berlin Hauptbahnhof  for a 3 night stay from 13/02-15/02 2016. I booked through booking.com as usual as you get free cancellation up to 24 hours before. Motel One’s are a chain of luxury budget design hotels. We were staying in Berlin as part of our London- Berlin- Prague train travel holiday across Europe.

Motel One Berlin Hauptbahnhof


This was the primary reason for booking the Motel One Berlin Hauptbahnhof. We didn’t get into Berlin until after 9:00 pm from Cologne after travelling from London and as we had never been there we didn’t want to be spending ages trying to locate the hotel. If you are travelling by train to Berlin I cannot recommend this hotel more highly. It is literally opposite the station – make sure you take the right exit from the station (look for the tourist information and it is this exit you need) Exit the station and you will see the hotel to your left on the opposite side of the road. The location is excellent as there are trams running past the hotel, the train station is right there with access to both the S and U bahn, and if you want to walk the Reichstag is a 15 minute walk away.

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Berlin main station


You pay for everything at check-in which makes things very easy. There is no mini-bar in the room, no room service etc so you can’t run up a bill. We paid for breakfast for 2 mornings – day 1 and day 3 as this was easiest for us. It cost 9.50 each but there was a good choice of cold meats, cheeses, pastries, yoghurt etc. The lounge area and checking in area is beautifully decorated and looks luxurious and classy.

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The Room

We booked a double room. The room was small but we didn’t find that a problem. There were no frills – no phone, no safe, no kettle, no room service, not much hanging space but again this wasn’t a problem as we were in Berlin to see Berlin not spend time in a hotel room. There was a flat-screen TV in the room. The bathroom had a great shower – there was no soap but there were some shower gels so we used that to wash our hands. There is a lounge downstairs where it is possible to order drinks and snacks. I had a rather nice cocktail though I did find their measure of prosecco rather small for the cost. Not a great choice in beers as more a cocktail bar though.


The Motel One Berlin Hauptbahnhof doesn’t have a restaurant but breakfast is buffet style in the lounge area. Space was of a premium the second morning as we went down around 9 pm which was like rush hour! The first morning we were the first down at around 8 but it was a Sunday morning! It was a basic but decent selection but if you want an alternative there are plenty of options at the  station  – we really like the hot chocolate in ‘Camps’!

lobby of Motel One


Really easy… just hand in the key-card and say auf weidersehen!

Customer service

Nice friendly staff – no complaints.


Excellent location, clean functional budget  hotel with a luxury feel. Access to a safe would be the one thing we would have liked in the room. Otherwise a budget hotel that doesn’t look or feel like one – we will be staying with them again as there are plenty of Motel One’s across Europe.

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Tram outside the Motel One Berlin Hauptbahnhof

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Hello from Australia

Traveller, teacher, train lover, and milkshake connoisseur.Now living and working in my 7th country and experiencing life in Queensland, Australia.

I write to inspire others whatever their age to explore the world - near and far!

I have travelled for over 30 years including solo in my 20's , as a single parent in my 30's and now in my 40's and beyond with my husband. House sitter and aspiring grey nomad a life of location independence is my goal.

Over 40 years ago I dreamt of a life well travelled and that is the life I live!

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