Hotel Sachsenhof

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Excellently located gay-friendly, gay-popular budget hotel
One of Schöneberg’s solid bargains, the Sachsenhof couldn’t be better located in terms of proximity to the gay catwalk (Motzstraße) and the dozens of other gay and shopping establishments to be found only slightly further afield. You can easily stagger or crawl your way back to this reassuring institution practically blindfolded. And no doubt many have. The hotel’s ideal location is matched by its relatively inexpensive rooms, which are all clean and tidy if perhaps a touch too basic and no-nonsense for some. But the handsome wooden stairwell is a welcomed foil to the spartan modernity that characterises most of the building, and the landings feature grand mirrors that are seriously useful for that final head-to-toe once-over before setting out for the evening. And in 2013 the hotel introduced a new lift and foyer. The front desk is manned round-the-clock, never more entertainingly than when Frau Giering is in command. Breakfast is an option, though other round-the-corner spots do it better. As of January 2017 the SaHo Hotel group has taken over operation of the Sachsenhof, with a slightly upgraded and dirt-cheap breakfast (with savings if ordered in advance), free all-day coffee and ever so slightly upped room prices. SaHo operate three hostels, so the emphasis remains squarely on reliable budget accommodation.