After our super cool stay at Superbude Hotel and Hostel, we headed over the city to spend our remaining days in a 5-star hotel. The Hyperion.
Handily located within walking distance of the central Hauptbahnhof, The Hyperion looked like a great option for easy access to the city centre. The walk from the station heading down Münzstraße was a bit sketchy to say the least, across the tracks is a drop in centre for the homeless and drug addicts.
If you are coming to stay at The Hyperion, either grab a U-bahn train to Meßberg station or head down Glockengießerwall from the hauptbahnhof. Meßberg is just a five minute walk away from the hotel and both options cut out the chances of meeting undesirables.
The hotel itself looked swish against the slightly rough backdrop. The staff were good humoured on check-in with the opening line of “you have a quiet room….you have that going for you I guess” one of my personal favourites.
The added bonus of being able to check in early is always a welcome one. The feeling of getting the bag off your bag and collapsing onto the bed is one I don’t think that I will ever tire of.
Our room was of a good size with a wall-mounted television, coffee machine and tea making facilities, bathroom with a shower and good space for storage. The bed seemed a bit unusual as it was a double bed but with two separate quilts.
The view out of the window was that of an opposing hotel and the busy road, then again you are a fair distance away from the centre facing in the opposite direction. A great selection of TV channels can be found at this hotel – particularly if you are a sports fan. The Wi-Fi also is free and works very well.
There is a shop across the street that is half kebab shop and half newsagents. If you like a Turkish coffee or a slice of burek, this is the place for you. We used it for buying drinks and snacks to take back to the room.
A real let down of the hotel is the sleep quality. The sheets were unbelievably itchy. I don’t know if it was just a reaction to my skin but the outer duvet was like the outside of a postal sack. I stripped all the outer coverings off and got a fairly decent night’s sleep but this was a real negative.
At £134 for two nights in a hotel of this standard, the price isn’t bad. Perhaps it was pure bad luck with the sheets but everything else was of a good standard. The area, Münzstraße aside, is a safe one and only a 20 minute walk from the main shopping street at Mönckebergstraße.
Nearest U-bahn station: Meßberg