Best Located Hotel in Berlin – The Circus Hotel
Best Located Hotel in Berlin – The Circus Hotel
My latest trip to Berlin I was invited to stay at The Circus Hotel and it was fabulous. I have stayed many places in Berlin but The Circus by far was the best-located hotel I have stayed at in Berlin.
Located in Rosenthaler Platz everything you could want and more is at your fingertips. The Rosenthaler Platz U-Bahn stop and the tram stop is literally right outside the door; super convenient! Besides its accessibility to public transportation there are several restaurants, cafes, and cheap eats right there all you have to do is step outside.
Besides its location, The Circus Hotel was such a treat. I don’t think I have ever stayed at any hotel that had more amenities or paid more attention to details than The Circus. Let me try to list a few:
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One of the most striking things about The Circus is also funky, chic decor. The hotel has a personality without being tacky. The vibe is eclectic but comfortable, chic but inviting. It truly is a place to explore which is hallway being slightly different. The courtyard and roof terrace are really nice extras. I would love to stay during the summer to fully be able to soak in the vibe or listen to live music.
The Circus has two parking options both for a charge. You can either buy a parking pass that you allows you to park on the street within a certain radius of the hotel or you can purchase a space in an underground garage for your stay. The parking pass was 5 euros a day and the underground parking, I believe, was 15 euros a day. We chose the parking pass, and while Rosenthaler Platz is a super busy area, we didn’t have trouble finding a spot right around the corner from the hotel.
I stayed in a double room with the equivalent of a king size bed. The room was spacious and bright. It has many shelves for organization and a great desk, work area. The bed and bedding were comfortable and the room has enough space to move around and accommodate our excessive luggage.
The bathroom was wonderful; small, but well appointed. The rain shower with a wooden floor was different but amazing and the vegan, organic bath products were outstanding. They are available for purchase at the front desk and unfortunately, I forgot to buy the shower gel before I left. It smelled SO good and combined with the rain shower and the wooden flooring I really felt like I was taking a tropical forest shower. It was divine.
Each room at The Circus Hotel has its own theme or design which add to the eclectic, boutique vibe.
The breakfast buffet is located on the main floor in the Fabisch restaurant area. It was really good. The buffet incorporates local ingredients and seasonal suppliers; quality vs. quantity. It had all the usual one could expect from a German breakfast buffet. Cold cuts, cheeses, various bread, yogurts, fruit, several different types of Muesli, juice, coffee, tea, etc. All of the choices are high quality, organic.
One tip would be to eat early if you can. I stayed 3 nights and noticed a difference in service and selection. The earlier we ate the more of a selection we had. Eating later in the morning it seemed like some of the meats and fruit were already gone and the beverages and other foods were not replenished very often. I would attribute this to the fact that you can also order off a menu and the restaurant just simply gets busier the further into the day you go, leaving less time to attend to the buffet. However, do not let that detour you from trying it because it was worth it.
It is available from 8 am to 1 pm on weekends and 7 am to noon on weekdays. So if you are someone who likes to sleep in, like I am, then you don’t have to either chose between sleep or breakfast.
The staff was really nice and helpful. They answered every question we had about the location, parking, etc. It was funny because literally, we met 3 different receptionists all named Simon. I’m not sure if this is a running joke or if indeed they are all named Simon? In any event, the Simon’s were all very kind and helpful.
Another unique thing about The Circus is that there is also The Circus Hostel right on the other side of Rosenthaler Platz for the budget traveler. I had a friend stay there at the same time I was in the hotel and she said it was great, the best hostel she has stayed in Berlin. So if the hotel is a little outside your budget then definitely check our their hostel.
Both the hostel and the hotel can be booked directly on The Circus website, www.circus-berlin.de. Booking directly offers you a slight discount versus booking through a booking website. Also, The Circus does run different special stay packages throughout the year so that is worth checking out.
Overall, I would really recommend The Circus Hotel in Berlin. It is comfortable, affordable, amazingly located, and stylish. I really don’t think you can beat the location and the amenities for the price. The rooms are fabulous and comfortable and the staff is really helpful. Whether you have been to Berlin before or it is your first time (really great for first-timers considering the cool tours they offer) check-out The Circus Hotel.
Many thanks to The Circus Hotel for hosting me. As always, all opinions are my own.