Lonely Planet 2004
Staff are quick with a smile at this popular place, an excellent jumping-off point for exploring either Mitte or Prenzlauer Berg on foot. Most rooms exude old-time charm and are spacious enough to accommodate a desk and/or small sitting area. Those in need of more elbow space should book one of the good-value suites or apartments.
New York Times
The finest thing about the Hotel Pension Kastanienhof, Kastanienallee 65, (49-30) 443-050, fax (49-30) 4430-5111, www.hotel-kastanienhof-berlin.de - between the Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte districts – may be the staff, very knowledgeable about Berlin history. The hotel, around a courtyard, is decorated with maps and images detailing Berlin´s astonishing transformations. It has 36 tidy rooms. A double runs from $ 95 to $ 115.
Washington Post, vom Sunday 4. März 2001
You´ll pay a bit more at the Hotel Pension Kastanienhof (Kastanienallee 65, 011-49-30-44-30-50; $ 95), but you get a bigger room, better service and the address – in Mitte, the city´s most happening section.
There are also larger rooms and suites for families.