There’s a simple rule of thumb you need to bear in mind when looking for a Berlin hotel – what is it you actually require from the place you’re going to be staying in? This may seem extremely obvious, but my experience is that people often forget this basic principle.
To get to the bottom of this, you need to go into the question at a basic level. So when you’re looking through the list of Berlin hotels that are available to you, you are in the best possible position to make an informed choice about the hotel that most matches what you’re looking for.
The first thing to look at, of course, is why it is you want to stay in a hotel at all. Generally, this will be because you’re going on holiday or for work purposes. There are other reasons, such as perhaps visiting people or attending a function, but the most likely scenario is you’ll be there for a break or for work.
Once we have in mind why it is we’re going, we then need to determine where in Berlin will be the best place for us to be based. This will take into account factors such as whether you want to be near the town centre, near to any sightseeing opportunities, or near to where you’ll be working.
Now you know this, you’ll want to decide on the kind of facilities that the hotel should have. It’s almost certain that every modern hotel will come with an en suite bathroom, though you can potentially save some cash if this isn’t necessary for you. And you should think whether you want the place to have a bar or somewhere you can get dinner.
Back in the day, it was unusual for holiday accommodation to include a gym or swimming pool within, but this is much more common now. And if you feel the need to go online while you’re away, you should check if the hotel has wifi internet access, which is increasingly the norm.
We suggested you might be able to save some cash through looking at reduced facilities, and obviously your overall spend is a key consideration. There’s not a lot of sense in looking for top of the range luxury if you know you can’t afford it. Fortunately, Berlin has many hotels in all price ranges so you should find something suitable quite easily.
So, knowing whereabouts you want to be, and the kind of facilities you want from your hotel, you’ll want to check out all the hotels in Berlin that match your criteria. You can compare them all against the list of features you’ve decided upon, and zero in on the best match.
Finally, of course, you’ll need to include the dates of your stay. Many hotels will not be available for all the days you want to be there, so you’ll want to check against each of them to ensure you can get the hotel you want when it comes to booking online.
Tris Jackson is a hotel booking expert with many years of experience in helping people find their ideal hotels.