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Hotel abba Berlin Hotel Hotel 4 star
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Lietzenburger, 89-91 10719BerlinDEU Berlin, Germany -
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This modern, functional city hotel belonging to Spanish hotel chain Abba only opened in 2009 and is actually pretty well-located, just a few minutes' walk from the famous shopping street commonly referred to as Kudamm. The hotel also boasts a car park and a well-being centre consisting of a gym, a sauna and a jacuzzi surrounded by deckchairs. The guest rooms, meanwhile, come with all the basics you would expect, including a television, a mini-bar and even a trouser-press. What's more, if you've forgotten to bring your laptop with you or you simply need to quickly surf the internet, you can always borrow one from reception.

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    Location 9.65 /10

    The Abba Berlin is around a five-minute walk from Kufurstendamm Avenue, one of the most famous in Berlin (former West Berlin) and often compared to the Champs-Élysées. The closest metro station is Uhlandstrasse. As for airports, Tegel is 5 mi away, with a transfer time of around 15 minutes, whilst Schoenenfeld, some 16 mi away, takes around 20 minutes to reach by car.

    Accommodation 7.45 /10

    The 216 guest rooms are spread across all seven floors of the building, the only difference between the Standard and Executive rooms being their size. We were also rather amused to notice the little bear, the symbol of Berlin, encrusted into the wooden doors to the guest rooms. The corridors feature red carpets and lights which come on automatically as you walk by, whilst the interior of the guest rooms are equally modern, complete with parquet flooring, leather-effect walls and light, square-shaped furniture. You'll also find a flat-screen television on one of the walls, along with a reproduction of a colourful modern painting, and a clear chandelier bringing in a touch of old-fashioned style. Other amenities include a conventional mini-bar and a trouser-press, which can come in very handy. Despite being located opposite a major avenue, the double-glazed windows prevent the noise being heard in the guest rooms. If you're after complete relaxation and fancy a visit to the spa, bathrobes are provided free of charge at reception. The bathrooms in the guest rooms, meanwhile, come with a bathtub and shower, a comprehensive selection of hospitality products bearing the hotel's name and a rail for hanging and drying towels, as well as the obligatory make-up mirror and hair-dryer. The area surrounding the washbasin, you'll notice, is an interesting combination of black marble and red floral wallpaper.

    Overview 7.70 /10

    This four-star hotel, tucked away in the wonderful Charlottenburg district of the city, was built in 2009. Its imposing and rather charmless grey façade conceals many a modern decorative feature inside, starting with the large, high-back red velvet chairs adorning the entrance and the small plastic cubes that serve as coffee tables. The surroundings here are a combination of warm shades and greys and blacks, with geometrical rugs on the floor and a selection of black and white photographs of the chain's other European hotels adorning the walls. A series of large panels covered in more black and white photographs, this time of the city, separates the lobby from the bar, which is furnished with red armchairs and a white corner bar. If you like to keep active whilst away from home, you'll be pleased to know that there is a gym on the basement level of the hotel with a couple of treadmills, an exercise bike, two other machines and a few weights. The gym also features parquet flooring and is perfectly practical, despite being a little on the small side. Just next door you'll find the jacuzzi, with two deckchairs provided for your comfort, and a sauna for 2-3 people. This well-being area is open from 7:00am to 11:00pm, but you can ask at reception if you'd like to access these facilities outside of the normal opening hours. The Abba also has a 20-space car park where you can leave your vehicle for a charge of around £14 a day, and you may also be interested to know that you can ask to borrow a computer from reception if you need one.

    Food and drink 7.20 /10

    Breakfast is served in a large dining room able to seat up to 150 people and overlooking the street, with dark flooring and large chandeliers adorning the ceiling. Breakfast itself consists of the usual fruit juices, various types of bread (the Germans certainly like a generous breakfast!), cheeses and cold cuts. Other than that, meals are only served here in the evening, when you can enjoy a selection of tapas dishes including mussels, sardines and other more traditional dishes for under £10. You'll also find a variety of tasty soups and salads on offer for around £7 to £10, as well as a 3-course set menu for around £19.

    To know

    This hotel is part of the Spanish hotel chain Abba. The hotel stands on the former site of the Great Berlin Wheel, so you'll be able to enjoy some spectacular views from the guest rooms here.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      sauna, spa, Turkish bath, keep fit

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      fitness, gym

    • Animals allowed
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • A modern, functional hotel
    • The stylish armchairs in the entrance
    • The chandeliers in the guest rooms

    disadvantages

    • The place feels a little cold

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