4 Star Xmas Markets, 3 nights B&B luxury stay in Berlin, 24th-27th November, Flights (Ryanair - Stansted), Accommodation (4 star Hotel Belmondo, lowcostholidays.com), £108.50pp (based on 2 adults) - HotUKDeals
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The famous Berlin Xmas markets kick off 22nd November. Get in early with this relaxing, luxury 4 star break in the heart of Berlin, close to the shops and public transport to all Berlin. i spent a bit of time reviewing hotels and i think this one offers great value for location and what you want from a hotel. There are cheaper ones if you prefer.
Flights excellent value from Ryan Air.
Going Out: 24/11/2010 06:25hrs
London-Stansted - Berlin
2 x Adult 10.00 GBP
Taxes/Fees 0.00 GBP
2 x Free Web Check in 0.00 GBP
Coming Back: 27/11/2010 21:55hrs
Berlin - London-Stansted
2 x Adult 10.00 GBP
Taxes/Fees 0.00 GBP
2 x Free Web Check in 0.00 GBP

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Total Cost 20.00 GBP

The Belmondo am Kurfurstendamm , 4 star hotel has the best location in the heart of Berlin's City West, situated between the boulevard - Kurfurstendamm and the Zoo station. All shops, boutiques, theatres, cinemas and restaurants are all within walking distance from the hotel. Just reopened after reconstruction, the hotel welcomes its guests with baroque pillars and wall paintings. All 138 rooms are newly renovated and freshly decorated equipped with telephone, mini bar, Iron/Ironing, satellite TV, Safe, Modem connection and private bathroom. The breakfast restaurant is located on the first floor, offering a view directly on the Kurfurstendamm. The comfortable lobby and the reception are also located on the first floor. With its welcoming staff, this hotel is a perfect option for a relaxing stay combined with active sightseeing in this vibrant city of Berlin.
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#1
#2
great deal
#3
Dont check a bag in if possible as Ryanair charge a small fortune for this, its best to travel light and stick to hand baggage. Always print off boarding cards at home for both ways (otherwise this is an extra £40 per person!!) do be aware that if you are going to stock up on the christmas shopping this cost cost alot on your return flight!
Good deal though if you stick to the fine print! :-)
#4
If you can getthe flights for the price a good deal but I bet you can't ;)

Ryanair has been slated by competition watchdogs for stinging customers with sneaky credit card charges.

John Fingleton, chief executive of the Office of Fair Trading, has accused the budget airline of "taunting" customers and "playing silly games".

The focus of Fingleton's anger is Ryanair's £5 per person, per flight, fee for paying by almost all credit and debit cards. For a family-of-four booking return flights that's an extra £40.

Consumer law says firms must include all compulsory fees in the advertised price.

But Ryanair avoids this because they offer a fee-free option if you pay by Mastercard prepaid card.

As most passengers don't have this card they are stung with the extra cost, on top of fees for baggage, etc.

Fingleton said: "It's almost like taunting consumers and pointing out, 'Oh well, we know this is completely outside the spirit of the law, but we think it's within the narrow letter of the law'
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Source - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/city-news/2010/01/05/ryanair-slated-by-watchdeog-for-sneaky-credit-card-charges-115875-21943422/
#5
just check there are 2 pilots and that Britney the air stewardess isn't 2nd in command!
Good deal then
#6
ristac
If you can getthe flights for the price a good deal but I bet you can't ;)[i]Ryanair has been slated by competition watchdogs for stinging customers with sneaky credit card charges.John Fingleton, chief executive of the Office of Fair Trading, has accused the budget airline of "taunting" customers and "playing silly games".The focus of Fingleton's anger is Ryanair's £5 per person, per flight, fee for paying by almost all credit and debit cards.

very easy to get flights at the advertied price if you book with a pre pay mastercard and stick to 10 kilos of luggage.....i am leaving soon for my fifth holiday this year all thanks to taking advantage of cheap flights with Ryanair.
#7
great deal but no way would I give O'Leary the A hole money ;)
#8
Das ist sehr gud ja
#9
xmas markets in november?
#10
Despite ALL bad things ryanair do,peeps always say it's easy......till they get stung,book with a reputable airline!
trisham3838
ristac
If you can getthe flights for the price a good deal but I bet you can't ;)[i]Ryanair has been slated by competition watchdogs for stinging customers with sneaky credit card charges.John Fingleton, chief executive of the Office of Fair Trading, has accused the budget airline of "taunting" customers and "playing silly games".The focus of Fingleton's anger is Ryanair's £5 per person, per flight, fee for paying by almost all credit and debit cards.
very easy to get flights at the advertied price if you book with a pre pay mastercard and stick to 10 kilos of luggage.....i am leaving soon for my fifth holiday this year all thanks to taking advantage of cheap flights with Ryanair.
#11
Rich44
great deal but no way would I give O'Leary the A hole money ;)


I agree about O'leary, but have flown around a hundred times with Ryanair over the last few years with no problems. Stick to the rules and you will be fine. Some very cheap fares to be had. Get a free prepaid mastercard, (I use neteller) to avoid the rip off credit/debit card charges.
1 Like #12
kurv
xmas markets in november?


While smiling smugly to yourself, give that some though.
#13
Schonenfeld to central Berlin is a breeze too.

Wish I was'nt so busy in November or I'd be all over this as I love Berlin
#14
Went to Berlin last year for my Birthday (26th December). We stayed in Alexanderplatz and I have been in love with the City ever since. I am seriously considering moving there for 6 months.

The City was covered in snow and the Xmas Market closed the day we left but it still felt magical....make sure you do the fat tyres bike tour (outside the TV tower). You will see all the best bits of Berlin in 4 hours for only 25 euro. BTW The Jewish memorial is a great place to have a snow fight.
#15
Good price if your intention is to go to Belgium with absolute minimum clothing and visit the Christmas Markets and buy nothing as the price quoted won't allow you to bring anything back on your flight!
#16
Hate Ryanair as much as the next man but this is a great deal.

Berlin is a great place.
1 Like #17
thekudos
Went to Berlin last year for my Birthday (26th December). We stayed in Alexanderplatz and I have been in love with the City ever since. I am seriously considering moving there for 6 months.

The City was covered in snow and the Xmas Market closed the day we left but it still felt magical....make sure you do the fat tyres bike tour (outside the TV tower). You will see all the best bits of Berlin in 4 hours for only 25 euro. BTW The Jewish memorial is a great place to have a snow fight.


Good to see the British abroad showing some sensitivity. You could have gone up to Sachsenhausen for a kickabout while you were in Berlin.
#18
You can't argue with the price, but I recently had an awfull experience with Ryan Air.

My GF's grandmother passed away and we had to go for the funeral at short notice. Ryan air was the only direct flight available and barring the usual hassle (i've flown with them before so am used to the mad rush for the plane and having to wedge your hand lugguage into any space you can find) all was going well.

However on the morning of our return I received a txt saying our flight had been cancelled due to another volcanic eruption (this was the second one where only a few routes were closed). I followed the instructions and tried to rebook, but their system said I could not because we'd alread pre-checked in online (it was a short trip so I did both before leaving).

We then frantically searched for a contact number as the last time this happened (when the UK ground to a halt because of snow and we were stuck in Rome), flights were snapped up quickly and we got stuck for several days. My GF is a trainee nurse and a long lay off could have meant she didnt pass her year.

I was amazed to find there was no way to contact Ryan Air. All the call centres listed on their site were closed. The premium rate number for out of hours contact didn't work. I then called the local airport who told me as far as they were aware the flight was infact operating, however I should confirm with the airline. Unfortunately there was no way to contact the airline.

This left us in a dilema as the airport was two hours away, so we tried in vein to find a way of speaking to someone at Ryan Air. In the end we just had to go to the airport and luckily the flight was operating. Ironically when waiting to board I received a message saying the original messages had been sent in error.

I'm sure you appreciate this was particularly distressing for my GF and her family. Who should have been spending this time together, rather then trying to figure out if Ryan Air had made a **** up.

I worte to Ryan Air expressing my displeasure at their handling of events. But all I received back was an automated claim form.

Ryan Air may be cheap, but IMO given the service they provide, they should have a means to contact them in emergencies.

I know many defend Ryan Air on this site and suggest they are fine if you know how to work the system. However, if every company adopted the same practices it would quickly make the consumers life a nightmare.
#19
Ryanair flights from London Stansted are now £19-99 each way.
#20
Wouldn't trust Ryanair as far as I could hurl the Tyne Bridge.
#21
Winchy
Good price if your intention is to go to Belgium with absolute minimum clothing and visit the Christmas Markets and buy nothing as the price quoted won't allow you to bring anything back on your flight!

What has belgium got to do with it?
#22
vauxmik
Despite ALL bad things ryanair do,peeps always say it's easy......till they get stung,book with a reputable airline!
trisham3838
ristac
If you can getthe flights for the price a good deal but I bet you can't ;)[i]Ryanair has been slated by competition watchdogs for stinging customers with sneaky credit card charges.John Fingleton, chief executive of the Office of Fair Trading, has accused the budget airline of "taunting" customers and "playing silly games".The focus of Fingleton's anger is Ryanair's £5 per person, per flight, fee for paying by almost all credit and debit cards.
very easy to get flights at the advertied price if you book with a pre pay mastercard and stick to 10 kilos of luggage.....i am leaving soon for my fifth holiday this year all thanks to taking advantage of cheap flights with Ryanair.


Because it is easy. If you have a grasp of the English language, and take the unusual step of reading what you are ticking/unticking then its easy to get it at the quoted price.
#23
phatbear
Winchy
Good price if your intention is to go to Belgium with absolute minimum clothing and visit the Christmas Markets and buy nothing as the price quoted won't allow you to bring anything back on your flight!


What has belgium got to do with it?


I read it as a 3 night trip to Belgium and not Berlin! I think because our work do Christmas Market trips to Belgium doesn't help!

Either way, it's still not taking into account that you won't be able to take anything home with you without paying more. Probably for both ways as it's going to be hard to pack a bag which carries 15kg in your hand luggage for your stuff to come back with as I think you only get 10kg hand luggage with Ryan Air? Most cases weigh 3kg+ and when I flew with Ryan Air they were very strict on one piece of hand luggage per person which had to fit in the holder as you board the flight!

Just think this "deal" is very misleading and if someone instinct buys they may realise they have to pay a fair bit more than they originally thought!
#24
I wonder if you will have two pilots on these fights? Maybe it's gonna be the first test flight for Willy Walsh's bright idea of a air steward replacing the co-pilot!! Never flown Ryanair, I don't think I ever will. You get what you pay for, and this huge cost cutting airline is a acident waiting to happen! IMHO

Hot deal if you choose to use it.
#25
if ou can find a cheaper flight than ryanair even after extras then book that, I don't see why people complain if they know what they are getting.
#26
U never know, come November the Co-Pilot might be the air steward oO

Nice to know that safety is always at the forefront in the CEO's mind.
#27
grand
#28
dave smith
I don't see why people complain if they know what they are getting.
Those that know aren't booking (rightly so) and they are airing their views to warn others that may not realise how misleading Ryanair are.

This isn't a Hot UK Deals Ryanair flight, it is a Xmas shopping deal; What is the point of Christmas shopping if you can't bring anything back with you? Not to mention it is in Winter and packing enough clothes in the hand luggage allowance for three nights is going to be hard enough as it is.

I agree with Winchy a misleading deal...
#29
bigjim
U never know, come November the Co-Pilot might be the air steward oO

Nice to know that safety is always at the forefront in the CEO's mind.


Ryanair have one of the best safety records out there. Thanks for the propaganda though.
#30
schwalbe
thekudos
Went to Berlin last year for my Birthday (26th December). We stayed in Alexanderplatz and I have been in love with the City ever since. I am seriously considering moving there for 6 months.

The City was covered in snow and the Xmas Market closed the day we left but it still felt magical....make sure you do the fat tyres bike tour (outside the TV tower). You will see all the best bits of Berlin in 4 hours for only 25 euro. BTW The Jewish memorial is a great place to have a snow fight.


Good to see the British abroad showing some sensitivity. You could have gone up to Sachsenhausen for a kickabout while you were in Berlin.


How did I know someone would comment on this .....?

The fact is the Everybody was having a great time in the snow - mainly the Germans....yes it is a memorial but it is faceless and nameless...nobody is buried here. It can be celebrated or it can be mourned. It is not a cemetery.

Wind your neck back in for goodness sake.
#31
Thanks for this great deal! It was featured over on the HUKD blog Playpennies!

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