Marriott Berlin Has Worked On Its Rooms, Still Needs To Work On Its WiFi
There are times when we truly feel there is much progress being made on the free hotel WiFi front, and we dare to dream of a day where we hardly remember it ever being any other way. And then there are moments that bring us right back down to earth, like at the Berlin Marriott.
It was over four years ago we first came across its costly WiFi options, running all the way up to €379 ($500+) for the privilege of browsing the internet for a month. 2013 it may be, but the Berlin Marriott is still living in 2009, with the exact same options today:
- €5.95 ($8) for an hour of in-room access
- €19.95 ($27) for 24 hours
- €99.75 ($135) for one week
- €379.05 ($510 in today’s dollars) for one month
That month-long option wouldn’t be far off a month’s rent for an apartment, this being one of the most affordable European capitals. Please Mr. Marriott, even Edition can offer it for free throughout the hotel, so could we move along with the times?
Something that has changed from before is the room decor, which has been spruced up. The carpet is darker with a stripy pattern, the furniture has been updated, and the big boxy TV replaced with the more up to date flat screen variety. We also liked the new bathroom, which had dark, nearly black marble and a lovely rain shower.
Location also remains a selling point: you are next to the city’s Tiergarten, and steps away from the Brandenburger Gate and the Reichstag. Fix the WiFi and this could be a winner, especially with rates that regularly dip towards the €100 ($135) mark.
[Photo: JasonD for HotelChatter