Very Good10 Reviews
1.13km from Alter St. Matthaus KirchhofThe Hotel Schoenberg could surprise you. It is, at best, a 3 star hotel worth a 3 star rating, but I’ll give it 4 stars for exceeding expectations. It’s an older building on a busy street in a middle class largely residential neighborhood in the west, at some distance from top tourist sites ( but the city hall, or Rathaus, where JFK gave his famous speech, is just a few blocks away and worth a visit). Entrance is nondescript and reception is up a flight of stairs. The elevator maybe fits 2 people. But our room on the 3rd floor was lovely...high ceilings, older details, large windows....a comfortable double bed...minibar and fridge...coffee and tea...large vintage wardrobe...even a pants presser. Though we faced the busy street we could hardly hear the noise even with windows open— and just in case, the hotel supplied earplugs. The bathroom was reasonably contemporary and updated. The only drawback was the large step in tub and hand held shower arrangement. There were not enough secure hand holds to step in and out safely. The tub itself made for a very deep bath. Staff were friendly and welcoming, the breakfast was fine, and most of all, th3 price is right. The s-bahn stop is a few minutes walk and just a few stops to Friederichstrasse, which will put you in the center of many things. So if you want to be a bit adventuresome, see a different neighborhood ( lots of shops and restaurants of various types), and save some money, this could be the place for you.