The recent trip by my son and I to Berlin meant staying in two hotels – for an overnight stop in Cologne then four nights in Berlin (we came straight back to Britain on our return journey, without a stopover).
The hotels were something of a contrast, and so were the vews from the windows!
The main advantage of this hotel was its easy reach from the railway station - just a short walk. The hotel itself was nothing special. It was unstaffed, which meant that you had to input your details and pay your bill into a computer terminal before being given your keycode for the main and room doors. However, it was clean enough and the facilities worked as required!
The view from the 3rd floor at the front of the hotel was somewhat less attractive than that to be had at Cologne! This is a city waste facility, with trucks arriving to dump their rubbish collections and set off again for more!
At least it was all very hygienic and there were no horrible smells!