Passing through, I wanted to reacquaint myself with Potsdam; when I was young and it was in the east, I took a coach trip to Sanssouci from West Berlin; I'll never forget being dumped at the gates and then walking around that most beautiful and evocative palace. Now, Potsdam is quite posh around the palace area, Sanssouci is a massive tourist attraction, and this pension hides inside an imposing old mansion with massive doors and high ceilings, big rooms and surprising furniture. I never pay for parking usually but move on to the next offering, but in this case the cost of the room was very low with breakfast thrown in, so I was seduced by the location and positive reviews on this site, and coughed up the 8 euro. I wanted to take my car out in the evening, and the manager agreed I could, using the obviously new electronic gate thingy. But I should return by 9! I fear I don't find such a curfew for my transport acceptable, and not only when I am paying for the parking. In the room, no kettle or water or coffee, so be careful to bring your own liquids. Brilliantly quiet night. Then because I had been put alongside the kitchen and next to the breakfast room, and my room's door, though ancient and imposing neither fitted nor muffled noise, not only was I woken but the lack of feeling private was very marked. Others have spoken of the amazing breakfasts, well, it was okay for me and the coffee tasted of coffee, full marks there, but I wasn't impressed. You get what you pay for, fair enough, but the somewhat strained demeanour of the staff and a decided feeling of getting the bum's rush mean I won't ever darken those doors again. Damn uncomfortable bed.