From: Nige on
Right, flights are cheap, anyone got any recs for decent hotels?

What area is the best to stay in etc?

Always wanted to go, worked in Germany twice & loved the place both times.

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From: doetnietcomputeren on
On 2010-07-17 18:10:44 +0200, "Nige" <deead(a)btinternet.com> said:

> Right, flights are cheap, anyone got any recs for decent hotels?
>
> What area is the best to stay in etc?
>
> Always wanted to go, worked in Germany twice & loved the place both times.

<2nd time lucky>

Careful, it'll take your breath away.

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From: Nige on
doetnietcomputeren wrote:
> On 2010-07-17 18:10:44 +0200, "Nige" <deead(a)btinternet.com> said:
>
>> Right, flights are cheap, anyone got any recs for decent hotels?
>>
>> What area is the best to stay in etc?
>>
>> Always wanted to go, worked in Germany twice & loved the place both
>> times.
>
> <2nd time lucky>
>
> Careful, it'll take your breath away.

GROAN!

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From: Veggie Dave on
Nige <deead(a)btinternet.com> wrote the following literary masterpiece:
>What area is the best to stay in etc?

I did this three years ago. I found east Berlin to be far nicer than
west. I just wish I could remember the name of the hotel as it was great
and cheap.

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From: Intet Navn on
Nige wrote:

> Right, flights are cheap, anyone got any recs for decent hotels?
>
> What area is the best to stay in etc?

Been there twice for a couple of days close to Christmas and it is a
great city.

Can recommend the Best Western Hotel Berlin-Mitte, which is very
reasonably priced and within (longish) walking distance of the center.
Walking is a great way to see central Berlin during Christmas, so
staying close to the center (Alexanderplatz) is preferable for getting
around the easiest, although staying within a short distance of the
nearest U-Bahn (cheap and easy) station will compensate somewhat.

Germans go completely bonkers during Christmas, so expect markets and
stalls everywhere, fx. along most of Unter den Linden. If you are 'not
that into Christmas', you should consider finding another time to visit
or it will probably drive you insane.

As "Herr Corfield" notes in another answer, it can be crazy cold there
during the winter and extremely dry (at least for us
'Gulfstream-proximity-islanders' anyway.) Bring chapstic/lipbalm and use
frequently, even if it does make you look a bit like a girls' blouse.

For things to see/areas to visit, you should consult the interwebs, as
there is a world of difference between fx. Tiergarten
(official/upscaley) and Kreuzberg (a bit more pikey.) Things on my
personal do-not-miss list would be Museumsinsel, Hauptbahnhof and a
quick shopping run around the edges of Alexanderplatz (which will be
completely covered in Christmas markets at the time) for the last
presents, but this of course depends heavily on what your poison is.

Fr´┐Żhliches Weihnachten und viel Spass!

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