Adlershof‘s overnight guests are well provided for
Slowly but steadily, they are turning their heads as if on the lookout for a place to stay. If that were the case, the sculptures named „Kopfbewegung – heads, shifting“ would be in the perfect spot. From the Forum, the central square, they are looking at the three most important providers of overnight stops in Adlershof: the Dorint Hotel with its ochre-clad facade, the Airporthotel on the opposite side with its impressive glass front, and the six three-storey Adapt-Apartment Houses with flat roofs featuring large balconies.
With their different themes and styles, the hotels on Rudower Chaussee entice their guests to enjoy all kinds of amenities. “We offer full hotel service including a restaurant,” says General Manager Grischa Puls. In addition to breakfast and dinner, Dorint’s “Olivenbaum” restaurant has recently been offering a tasty, well priced “quick lunch buffet”. Mainly during the week, the hotel’s 120 rooms are well sought after by conference attendees, business partners and temporary staff members of Adlershof’s scientific institutes. The conference rooms seat up to 160 people. At the weekends, mostly non-business guests check into the hotel.
The same applies to the Berlin-Adlershof Airporthotel on the opposite side of the street, offering 111 rooms including apartments as well as a large room seating 100 people and eight smaller function rooms for conferences and seminars. “We co-operate well with the Dorint Hotel,” says Assistant General Manager Jasmin Thielecke. If one hotel is booked out, guests are simply forwarded to the opposite side of street. And there is another convenience: The 164 bus serving Schönefeld airport stops right in front of the hotel.
In addition, a new three stars hotel located on the Johannisthal section of Groß-Berliner Damm will open in late 2015.
For those who plan on a longer stay in Adlershof and prefer a more private feel in a spacious environment including their own kitchen facilities, Adapt-Apartments are the perfect choice. Six apartment houses in mediterranean colours with 188 apartments on Erich-Thilo-Straße to the side of the Forum are in operation. Ranging from one-room units to penthouse size, each with a balcony or terrace, General Manager Ralf Krause calls the apartments “little feel-good oases”.
And then there is the “Internationales Begegnungszentrum” (IBZ), an encounter centre run by IGAFA on Wilhelm-Ostwald-Straße only a 10 minutes’ walk from the Forum. It is mainly geared to visitors intending to stay from one month up to two years. “Our services cater to visiting scientists to Adlershof,” IBZ Manager Anne Krainz explains. The centre’s 78 units range from single rooms in shared flats to three-room apartments. As demand is high, it is recommended to register well in advance. Another good option are the one-room guest apartments at Adlershof’s student village.
Shorter or longer stays at hotels, guest apartments or the IBZ: Adlershof offers accommodation for everyone.