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Berlin-First time visiting

We have five nights planned in Berlin for June 2024. Seeking suggestions for hotels and neighborhoods to settle in. We aren't night life people and will use public transportation or walk to get around. Wondering specifically about the Adina Hotel Berlin Hackescher Markt. What is that neighborhood like as far as touristy things to do, grocery store near the hotel, near the train station etc? We'll be taking the train from the airport.
We stayed at a Adina Hotel in Frankfurt and liked the hotel and the location. We're open to other hotel suggestions.

Thanks in advance!

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Hi, bikemarti, I stayed at the Adina Apartment Hotel Hackescher Markt in 2022 and really liked it. There is great public transportation nearby, and if you are flying in or out of BER, you can get the S-Bahn right at the corner, which gives you a straight shot to the airport. The hotel was very nice, clean and comfortable with a friendly and helpful staff. I was a solo traveler so I had a studio room with microwave, dishwasher and fridge, but the larger rooms have washers, I believe and other accoutrements.

There are lots of good restaurants and cafes there, as well as several small grocery stores and wine shops. The Spree River is very close and the Berliner Dom is a very short walk from the hotel. There is a street market nearby and quite a few other sights in the area, including the DDR Museum, and Museum Island, and I walked to Linden Street from here. If you pull it up on Google maps, you should be able to get an idea of what is around there.

I also really liked the area. There was a nice vibe to it and I felt quite comfortable walking around by myself. Near Hackescher Markt is an interesting complex called Hackescher Hof, which is a large complex filled with shops and restaurants. It was fun to walk through, have a bit to eat and enjoy the restaurants and cafes. I would definitely stay at the Adina again.

One last note that you might find helpful is that I found this hotel by the numerous recommendations from other members here. :)

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With 5 nights at your disposal I would not be a fan of staying in the core area of Berlin - lots of cement.

I would suggest having a look around the Savignyplatz area , more of a community feel with tree-lined streets , lots of accommodation options along with shopping, restaurants, and limitless transportation options. Also really handy at getting out to Potsdam and up to Spandau.

By the way, 5 nights is just a real nice time frame to soak up Berlin. Good Luck on what ever you choose..

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I stayed at the Adina Hotel Berlin Hackescher Markt two months ago.

I liked it. I liked having a kitchen and a washer/dryer in my room. (They supply the laundry soap.) Everyone working at the fron desk was helpful and fluent in English.

The area is convenient to quite a bit and walking distance to many things including museum island, the old Jewish Quarter, Alexanderplatz and more.

There is a small supermarket around the corner and a drugstore across from that. There is a large discount supermarket about five minutes away.

Lots of restaurants nearby especially around the Hackescher Markt. There is a bakery/coffehouse on the corner. (Kamps). Stay away. They are extremely rude and the coffee is terrible. But there are many others nearby.

I also stayed at one of the Adina's in Frankfurt and thought the Berlin one was nicer.

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There is a bakery/coffehouse on the corner. (Kamps). Stay away. They are extremely rude and the coffee is terrible.

Frank, I thought it was me, ha! Good to know they were rude to others. But Frank is right - there are numerous cafes and coffee shops nearby and all the rest are friendly.

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I stayed at the Adina Hotel Hackescher this past spring and can recommend it. I had a balcony room-it rained every day:( but I enjoyed having a kitchen with a stove and microwave and they also had a Nespresso coffeemaker in the room-nice for not having to buy coffee every morning. I admit, I did make a lot of small meals at home to save budget but there was a REWE nearby-very convenient as well as a Bio/Organic store and on Saturday a nice outdoor farmers market.

The location is incredibly close to Museum Island and I walked from the hotel to the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate-but it is a walk. Transport was amazing as buses/trams and the S-Bahn are nearby. I took the S-Bahn from the airport and it's a couple blocks to the hotel. I would definitely stay there again. I can also recommend Com Nam, small Vietnamese restaurant nearby. Great food for the price.

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I forgot about the balcony.

If you book via their website, you can sign up for a 15% discount. I did that and booked directly. By doing that, I was upgraded to a one bedroom suite.

Which Adina did you stay at in Frankfurt?

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Thanks for all the suggestions!

To reply to Which Adina did you stay at in Frankfurt?

It was the Adina Westend by a shopping mall with a large ReWe inside the mall. Very convenient for picking up snacks and any meal items to heat up in the room.