Berlin Hotels Perfect for your City Break

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With an estimated 70,000 hotel rooms (and counting) Berlin has something tailored to suit everybody's needs. Hotels cover the spectrum from wallet punishing palaces of opulence to cheap (and not so cheerful) hostel beds. The good news is that hotels in Berlin cost less than in other European cities, while the bad news is that they often get booked up quickly. We've selected the best that Berlin has to offer in each price range:

Luxury hotels: Berlin's most desirable address is arguably the Four Seasons Hotel at 49 Charlotten Strasse . A regular haunt with visiting celebrities and politicians the hotel oozes old world charm and is famed for its impeccable service. Built in the 1930's The Savoy Hotel is another hot contender for Berlin's hotel crown. The handsome exterior and elegant interior have provided lodgings for the likes of Thomas Mann, Henry Miller and Greta Garbo. The Hotel Brandenburger Hof is fast becoming something of a Berlin institution thanks to a fantastic restoration job and cosy family atmosphere. Berlin's also home to a number of 'design hotels' catering to those who like their luxuries bang up to date. If sleek, airy minimalism is your thing then it's difficult to beat MADISON on Potsdamer Platz.

Mid range hotels: Berlin has a good crop of reasonably priced hotels, but some stand out more than others. The Alexander Plaza Berlin has been a favourite with guidebook writers since it opened its doors in 1997 and offers considerable luxury for a surprisingly modest price tag. The Hackescher Markt is a welcome addition to Berlin's hotel scene by responding to 21st century needs with distinct charm. Rooms are bright and spacious and the restaurant is worth staying in for.

Cheap hotels: The Hotel Markischer Hof goes a long way to redress the lamentable state of Berlin's BB scene. The location is great (near bustling Oranienburger Strasse), Rooms are well appointed and quiet and their traditional breakfast will set you up for the day. The Hotel am Anhalter Bahnhof in Kreuzberg proves excellent value for money as long as you are prepared to share a bathroom (if you want an en suite room rates shoot up). Hotel Pension Funk was once the home to home grown movie talent Asta Nielsen. Today the hotel retains much of its turn of the century charm and features (such as Art Nouveau windows and lavishly decorated ceilings).