Here the friendly service and patience is an absolute virtue, given the small office and the growing demand for short and long-term accommodation. And the staff is truly international: German, Swiss and British, and well-trained in the special needs of an international clientele, serving the many students from the neighboring Goethe Institut German-language center. Both German and English as well as Italian are no problem here. The competent staff is quick to react and extremely reliable. If they can't find you a room, then no one in this city can.
Berlin Tourism Marketing (BTM)
Budapester Str. (Europa-Center) , 10787 Berlin - Charlottenburg
| Tel: reservations only: 250 025, Information Hotline:from abroad
+49-1805 75 40 40 (normal rate), Fax: 25 00 24 24 | S+U Zoologischer
Garten | Times: Mon-Sat 8:00 - 20:00, Sun 9:00-21:00. Reduced opening
hours on public holidays |
A good place to start might be the recently privatised state tourist
agency, BTM, Berlin Tourismus Marketing. Their website does not provide
links to the individual hotels, because they hope to earn a buck on
the reservations. What they do not realise is, the internet will prevail.
But Watch Out for costly telephone charges! Berlin's recently privatised
tourist information company has a few locations: in the Europa-Center,
at the Brandenburg Gate, and counters at Tegel Airport and the KaDeWe.
BTM provides a free up-to-date hotel guide booklet (hotels have paid
to be in it). They also provide a photocopied list of youth hostels
and camping sites, and another of private apartments and vacation
homes, each for a small fee. Website is difficult to navigate, but
Freiraum run a guest house with beds starting at EUR 16 per night
per person, but if guest house accommodation isn't what you´re
after, they also arrange accommodation in private rooms and appartments.
Enjoy Bed and Breakfast
Bülowstraße 106, Berlin - Schöneberg | Tel: 236
236 10, Fax: 236 236 19 | U2, U1, U4 Nollendorfplatz | Times: daily
Enjoy B&B is an agency offering private accommodation for gays and
lesbians. There are over 400 rooms for rent, and not just in Berlin,
but also all over Germany, other major European cities and New York.
They try to keep the prices low, usually starting around EUR 25 per
person per night, including breakfast. It´s a wonderful concept
and a great alternative to hassling with impersonal hotel bookings.
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