Minimalist modern hotel a three-minute walk from Alexanderplatz
Hotel is a six-minute walk to public transportation
Stylish rooms with flat-screen TVs
Bathrooms have heated floors, rainfall showerheads, and speaker systems
24-hour cafeteria serves drinks and casual fare
Breakfast buffet with hot and cold items included in most room rates
iPad docks and lockable phone charging stations in lobby
Free luggage storage at reception
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Pet-friendly (extra fee)
On-site parking (extra fee)
Small rooms lack coffeemakers and safes
Can get busy with large groups
Fee for parking
The H2 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz is a modern lower-middle-range hotel, a short walk from its namesake historic square. Its 288 rooms, which include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi, are small but stylish, and some can sleep up to four people. Bathrooms, with heated floors, rainfall showerheads, and their own speaker system, are the standout here. Another highlight is the large 24-hour self-service cafe. Rates are on par with higher-end mid-range hotels in the area, and guests might want to compare prices with the nearby Circus Hotel and the Hotel Amano.
The H2 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz has stream-lined decor -- with a bubble motif -- throughout. Built in 2011, the hotel is housed in an eight-story building with a flat-white facade (the adjacent, higher-end Ramada is part of the same hotel group). The lobby is starkly modern with cool gray and blue walls, light-wood floors, and large drum-shaped pendant lights. Futuristic pod-shaped chairs near the front windows provide a seating area. The lobby's reception area flows into a large cafeteria-style restaurant, which has a range of sitting options -- cafe tables, stools facing the windows, blue-backed benches -- and is open 24 hours. It can get busy -- and noisy -- especially when tour groups have booked the hotel, which they frequently do. With rooms that can sleep from two to four, the hotel draws groups of friends traveling together and families, plus couples, who take the rooms for two.
Convenient location, a three-minute walk to Alexanderplatz
H2 Hotel Berlin is located on a main drag in the Mitte District of East Berlin. It's a short walk to Alexanderplatz, a historic square that's a major transportation hub with S-Bahn, U-Bahn, and tram stations, as well as the iconic Fernsehturm TV tower. This part of the city gives guests a real Berlin feel, while still offering easy access to the city's major tourist attractions. Shopping, restaurants, and bars are within easy walking distance of the hotel. On-site parking is available for a fee.
Three-minute walk to Alexanderplatz
Six-minute walk to S-Bahn, U-Bahn, and tram stations
Seven-minute walk to Fernsehturm TV tower
15-minute walk to Berlin Cathedral
17-minute walk to Museum Island
12 minutes to Berlin Wall Memorial via public transportation
15 minutes to Friedrichstrasse via public transportation
15 minutes to East Side Gallery via public transportation
20 minutes to Reichstag (Parliament Building) via public transportation
20 minutes to Brandenburg Gate and Tiergarten via public transport
30 minutes to Berlin Schönefeld Airport via public transport (RE7)
Chic, minimalist rooms with AC and stand-out bathrooms
The H2 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz has 288 small, minimalist-styled rooms, which have bare wood floors, white bedding and walls, and light-wood furniture. Headboards have photo murals of blue backgrounds with bubbles. This bubble motif repeats itself in the shape of the mirrors and in the curved-shaped wardrobes. Rooms don't offer much space for moving around or for storage, and some guests have complained about the flat pillows, but they offer plenty of natural light through the large windows. Air-conditioning is individually controlled, and all rooms have small desks, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi but no coffeemakers, mini-fridges, or safes. In addition to twin rooms, the hotel also has rooms with three or four beds.
Bathrooms are a high point. They're modern and stylish with heated black-tile floors, beige-tile walls, and large standing showers with glass walls and rainfall showerheads. They even have their own speaker systems. Toilets are in separate alcoves. Hairdryers are provided.
24-hour cafeteria, daily breakfast buffet, and iPad docks
For a value hotel, H2 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz offers a fair share of extras. The hotel has a self-service cafe that's open 24-hours a day, offering drinks, and casual eats like burgers and pizza. A breakfast buffet, usually included in the room rate, is also served here, with standard fare like scrambled eggs, breads, fruit, cold meats, and coffee. The hotel also has a small business area with several iPad docks and lockable phone charging stations. The hotel offers 24-hour reception with free luggage storage. Parking is available for a fee. Wi-Fi is free throughout.
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