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Hotel Gates Hotel 3 star
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

The Gates is a small hotel set apart from the bustling city life of Berlin, but that nevertheless harbours a number of secrets... Indeed, despite the unassuming feel of the place, it has provided a roof over the heads of several celebrities who were friends with the owner's previous wife, a ballerina. Today, the hotel's real draw is its historical features, which are exemplified by the antique decor of the communal areas. There is nothing particularly special about the revamped guests rooms or the rest of the hotel. This establishment is a good option for visitors looking for peace and quiet during their stay.

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    Location 6.96 /10

    The Gates is around a quarter of an hour walk from the famous Ku'Damm avenue, so it enjoys all the district has to offer in the form of shops, restaurants, bars and tourist attractions, while also providing a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the area. The closest stations (Savigny Platz and Zoologischer Garten) are also around a 10 minute walk away, so think twice if you are not the sporty type...

    Accommodation 7.50 /10

    Once you have seen the staircase and had a look around the breakfast room, you would be quite within your rights to expect the guest rooms to feature similarly antique decor worthy of the likes of Sophia Loren or Marlon Brando, who stayed here in days gone by. However, the establishment's 103 rooms contain no particularly charming features and are actually decorated in a contemporary style, including a green carpet, Ikea-style wooden furniture, an armchair with a red fabric cover, and a few works of art if you are lucky. As for the amenities, you will have access to all the hallmarks of modernity: a laptop computer, a modern telephone, flat screen television, mini bar, safe (in the premium and superior rooms), tea and coffee making facilities (in the premium rooms), and a bathroom with a bathtub or shower, hair dryer, welcome toiletries, towel heater, etc. Several views are available: garden, street or inner courtyard. Two of the 4th floor rooms also have a balcony.

    Overview 7.20 /10

    The hotel buildings date back to 1870 and originally housed apartments and typical Berlin shops. In 1957 they were converted into a hotel, and at the start of the 1990's this became the first establishment to provide a Wifi connection in its rooms. The Gates was transformed into the establishment we know today in 2001, and over the years, in spite of many renovations and facelifts, the hotel's status as a listed building means its basic structure has fortunately been preserved. Today, guests enter a small marble lobby with a little reception counter and a small red waiting area. An attractive detail that makes any waiting easier to put up with is the computer installed in the 'arms' of a replica of the famous Berlin Bear statue. However, you will be left truly spellbound by the real star of the show, the beautiful period staircase that leads up to the first floor.

    Food and drink

    This is not the place to sample Berlin's specialities, and for good reason: apart from breakfast, the Gates only provides snacks, which are served in the little lobby bar (around ten places), or Italian specialities via room service. It is a pity the magnificent room with its period decor (wood panelling, classic furniture and iron railing to separate the benches) has not been transformed into a classy restaurant. It is split into three sections (main, lounge and conference room) and can seat up to 120 guests. Breakfast is served from 6:30am to 10:30am (7:00am to 11:00am on the weekend), and the fresh fruits and juices, sweet and savoury dishes, hot and cold drinks, and so on, match the quality of the room itself.

    To know

    Due to its partnership with the arts academy, the Gates exhibits works of art inside the hotel. These paintings, which are hanging on the walls on the first floor and in the Premium rooms, might stay up for months or even years before being changed. Bear in mind that the hotel has eight bicycles which guests can borrow free of charge.

    Equipment

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

      Turkish bath

    • Sports equipment

      mountain bike

    • Animals allowed
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms

    advantage

    • The period staircase
    • The wood panelling in the breakfast room
    • The exhibited artworks from the academy of arts
    • Free bicycle hire

    disadvantages

    • There are no leisure or sporting facilities
    • There is no proper restaurant
    • A little far from the rest of town
    • Decor of the rooms

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