The Best Bed and Breakfasts in Berlin

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by Paul Sullivan, The Telegraph, November 17, 2017

An insider's guide to the best b&bs and pensions in Berlin, featuring the top places to stay for comfortable rooms, good breakfasts and friendly staff, in locations close to Mitte, Ku'damm, Alexanderplatz and Tiergarten.

Ackselhaus & Blue Home Berlin, Germany

8Telegraph expert rating

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Two hotels in one, offering themed rooms, friendly staff and a lovely Balinese courtyard garden, close to Mitte and Kollwitzplatz. The more expensive Bluehome has a more Mediterranean feel, while Ackselhaus’ mini-apartments offer various themes that range from the geographical to the filmic. The Club del Mar breakfast room, with its street terrace, Med-style façade and open fireplace for winter, is a fine place to enjoy the breakfast buffet. Read expert review. From £103per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Hotel Pension KIMA Berlin, Germany

7Telegraph expert rating

This charming and affordable two-star hotel, situated a hop away from the bright lights and big stores of Kurfürstendamm, occupies a characterful early 20th-century building. Rooms are simply but comfortable and fairly spacious, with high ceilings and pleasant summer views onto the leafy courtyard. Service is friendly and intimate. The breakfast, a classic mix of cold cheeses and meats as well as yoghurt and cereal and hot dishes like sausages and eggs, is more than adequate for the price. Read expert review. From £25per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Hotel-Pension Funk Berlin, Germany

7Telegraph expert rating

Hosted in a turn-of-the-century tenement house that was once home to silent movie star Asta Nielsen, this charming three-star guesthouse has a classic, historic ambiance, a peaceful yet central Charlottenburg location and friendly, helpful staff. Original features include decorated ceilings and stucco, while the more recent decor includes floral and striped wallpaper, vintage furnishings and pictures, and some comely little objets d’art. The only meal available is a dapper breakfast, which is served in an antiquated and charming dining room. Read expert review. From £41per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Pension Galerie Berlin, Germany

8Telegraph expert rating

This small but personable pension has clean, well-equipped rooms in a very central location that’s within easy striking distance of many major Berlin sights (Potsdamer Platz, the Reichstag, Gendarmenmarkt). There’s little in the way of facilities but the personal service from owner Angelika is superlative. The breakfast, served in a small but cosy room, is a respectable spread of fresh fruits, breads and pastries, yoghurt and muesli, cold meats and cheeses, as well as homemade jams, juices, coffee and teas. Read expert review. From £65per night.

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Pension Odin Berlin, Germany

7Telegraph expert rating

This three-star bed and breakfast offers 15 affordable rooms that are simple, clean and comfortable. Its location in the district of Weissensee allows for interesting insights into local district life and proximity to one of Berlin’s only inner-city lakes – while the city centre is but a tram ride away. Of the 15 rooms, 10 are singles and the others doubles. There's a fairly ample breakfast spread of cheeses, meats, mueslis and fruits, with filter coffee and several teas available. Read expert review. From £29per night. Check availability. Rates provided by Booking.com.

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Hotel-Pension Bregenz Berlin, Germany

8Telegraph expert rating

This family-run bed and breakfast is big on character and service. It offers a very good West Berlin location close to the Kurfürstendamm, a charming interior that mixes the old-fashioned and the contemporary, and decent rooms for very good prices. Breakfast - a satisfactory mix of fresh breads and rolls, muesli, honey and jams, and cold cut meats and cheeses - is a served in a pleasant room with flowers on the tablecloths. Read expert review. From £50per night.

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Hommage à Magritte Berlin, Germany

8Telegraph expert rating

The family-run Hommage à Magritte is an intimate bolthole in an elegant West Berlin location. It offers 17 individually decorated rooms, a relaxed and intimate atmosphere with an emphasis on personalised service, and a charming breakfast room with a street-facing veranda. The hotel occupies the first floor of a mostly residential turn-of-the-century building which has housed pensions (guest houses) of one kind or another since the Weimar era. The hotel has the classic hallmarks of a Berliner Altbau (old building): high ceilings, decorative stucco, wooden flooring. The eponymous homages to surrealist Belgian painter René Magritte adorn the corridors, public areas and rooms – some hung, others painted straight onto the walls in trompe l’oeil style – all created by artist JULLRead expert review. From £86per night.

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