When I arrived into Berlin, I had friends pick me up, that is a treat considering all the schlepping I have been doing the past 10 days. Their son, Frank, a friend of mine in San Francisco just bought his parents a brand spanking new condo in the heart of Berlin, so we went to go see it and grab a bite to eat at a Greek restaurant. At last! Food with exotic spices!

The place I am staying is a women-only hotel on the west side of Berlin. You can easily walk to the main shopping street in a few minutes. It’s called Artemisia because is also as a dynamic art exhibition showcasing local women artist. My room is huge and it’s filled with lives plants and books to read – too bad they are all in German. The curtains that hang on the beautifully high windows are bright orange and yellow, a nice change from the drab weather outside. The bathroom is quite impressive as well, it has a separate bath and shower, and there was an ample supply of feminine hygiene products. Too bad aunt Flow was not visiting, I would be set!

The hotel is located in a quiet, residential part of Berlin in a building that houses offices on the first 3 floors. Check-in and the rooms are located on the 4th floor and the breakfast is served upstairs in the penthouse. Breakfast is included in your room rate, and I must say, it was pretty impressive for such a small hotel! But then again, I am happy to eat anything that does not have pickled herring in it.

It is a bra’s throw away from the underground, which can get you anywhere you want to go in the city. For a good, safe, reasonably-price place to stay in Berlin the Artemisia is a good choice for feminists and single women. But, if you want to experience Berlin nightlife and the social scene, this is not the place to rest your head. You are better off finding a hotel in Mitte, which is central East Berlin.  

When it comes to a price performer, this hotel wins. You are close to public transportation, it is very safe, the rooms are a great size for the price – and you get breakfast included.

Brandenburgische Str. 18
D 10707, Berlin
+49 (0) 30 873-8905