Can an economical hotel in Berlin be worthy of an award? The answer is, yes! eTN Publisher Juergen T. Steinmetz recently had the opportunity to stay at the Econtel Berlin Charlottenburg hotel during the recent ITB trade show in Germany.
The hotel has one of the lowest room rates of any business hotel in the German capital city, and it is centrally located and directly on the TXL bus line that goes to the Berlin Tegel Airport as well as the center of the city.
“The service at the hotel was one of the most efficient I have experienced in Berlin, and the room I stayed in was done in a friendly contemporary room design with comfortable beds. Breakfast was plentiful and simply great,” Steinmetz said.
“Not a thing was missing from the hotel room for a busy executive. I had no problems just plugging my computer in so I could get some work done, and the complimentary Internet was fast.
“Then, after a long day at the trade show, I found myself relaxing at the hotel bar where German beer was on tap.
“The Econtel Berlin Charlottenburg hotel is the perfect example of a clean well-managed hotel that won’t break the wallet to stay there. Would I stay here again? Yes, definitely, and not only that, I would recommend it to others.”
It is because of this great hotel experience and the personable emails directly from the hotel’s GM during the reservation process that eTN is awarding its Honest Travel Award to Thomas Scharf, General Manager of the Econtel Berlin Charlottenburg.
“I want to thank you for giving my team the recognition that they deserve. They do their utmost for the perfect stay of our guests, no matter if they are staying in town with us for business or for leisure proposes. It is a pleasure for all of us to give our guests a memorable stay here in Berlin; our aim is to make them all our regular guests,” said Mr. Scharf.
“We have a competent and kind staff, a comfortable atmosphere for guests, and a high standard for quality in both hotel hardware and software. Our goals are to ensure optimal comfort with good facilities at an attractive location with good transport links. These are the most important cornerstones for the group of Amber Hotels, of which Econtel Berlin Charlottenburg belongs to. We are proud to be a part of this group,” he added.
The eTN Honest Travel Award is not about rating how “luxurious” something is. It is more about how much something is appreciated or different. Anyone can nominate a hotel, destination, attraction, airline, a person, a cruise, or a restaurant based on a best moment or experience.