Hotel Indigo, Berlin Alexanderplatz


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The Hotel

The final hotel of this trip would once more be an IHG property. The Hotel Indigo Berlin was the most appealing option, so that’s the direction I went in. The price paid was just under £135 – a little pricey, but to be expected for a city centre property.

Hotel Indigo Berlin

There were plenty to choose from in Berlin, including a Holiday Inn in the same building as the Indigo. However, the Indigo wasn’t too much more and looked like it was a better hotel. So that was the decision made. It was also in one of the more central locations in Berlin, near to where (I thought) the bus stops. 

Due to the TXL bus from Tegel now terminating just past the HBF, I ended up having to catch a further bus to reach the hotel. Other than this, the location was pretty good – being in Alexanderplatz.

Check In

I arrived at the hotel at around 5pm. I was checked in enthusiastically and my status was acknowledged. Most impressively though was the fact I was given the choice of settling the bill there and then or leaving my card open for extras. This is how it should be everywhere in my opinion. Not being held to ransom for an extra amount.

Hotel Indigo Berlin lobby

The Room

My room was on the seventh floor. I’m assuming it was an upgrade due to it being a corner room. As such it was one of the larger rooms I had on this trip.

Corridor

As you enter the room, immediately on the left was a closet, along with tea and coffee facilities.

Closet
Coffee

Next to this was the bathroom. In my particular room, it was pretty large, but this was due to it being an accessible bathroom.

Hotel Indigo Berlin bathroom
Sink

It contained the usual Indigo amenities, something that will be on the way out in due course as IHG mentioned earlier in the year that they were to move away from the single use bottles and provide larger pump style bottles instead.

Amenities

Outside the bathroom was a work desk.

Desk

This had a surprisingly interesting book about the Ampelmann. Seems rather odd to find a book about a traffic light character interesting, but it also followed the story of Berlin before the wall came down. I was tempted to buy it, seeing as it was available for purchase at reception!

Also on the desk was a welcome gift and note.

IHG welcome

In the corner of the room was a slightly odd looking chair. Looked quite uncomfortable, although it was anything but.

Chair

And of course, there was a decent sized bed with powerpoints nearby.

Hotel Indigo Berlin room
Hotel Indigo Berlin room
Powerpoints

The final thing to mention is the view. Being a corner room, it was pretty good!

Hotel Indigo Berlin view

My thoughts

The Hotel Indigo Berlin was a good choice. Sharing a building with a Holiday Inn, the hotel itself seemed pretty new. The location was just a few steps from Alexanderplatz. I was able to walk to Potzdamer Platz in the evening, and then take the metro back. The only downside being the journey from Tegel Airport. It would appear the express buses only go as far as the central station these days rather than to Alexanderplatz itself.

Everything in the room was clean, tidy and in working order. And it was on a decent size, meaning that it would be perfectly acceptable for a few nights.


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