This cozy 45m2 apartment is outstanding not just for its furnishing and decoration but also its closeness to a number of places of interest and tourist attractions that can all be visited on foot. The accommodation can comfortably sleep up to two people and is located on the first floor of a classic residential building.
The main area is a combination of a comfortable lounge and kitchen
where guests can chat pleasantly in company. It is also furnished with two large armchairs, and a wonderful dining room table that is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the delicious home-cooked meals that can be prepared easily in the modern kitchen.
In the fabulous bedroom guests can have a well-earnt rest after a long day’s sightseeing and new experiences around the city. There is a magnificent double bed and flat-screen television. To get refreshed and unwind the beautiful apartment also includes a carefully furnished bathroom with shower.
The furnished garden is a real feature of the apartment and provides a little oasis in the heart of the city. The same building offers two other apartments and the chance for guests to find real intimacy during their stay whilst having the advantage of being close to a larger group of family or friends.
The apartment has a very privileged location and in the surrounding area there are numerous supermarkets and small shops. Various bars and restaurants also offer everything visitors might need during their stay. Just around the corner from the apartment is the interesting Museum für Naturkunde (Museum of Natural History) and the Deutsche Theater. A short stroll also leads to the complex of Hackesche Höfe. The nearest metro station (U-Bahn) of Naturkundemuseum on line U6, is located just a few steps away and offers good public transport connections. Two stops further on at Friedrichstrasse, there are several other metro and city train connections (S-Bahn). A visit to the historical Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears), the large park Tiergarten, the governmental district and the historical Checkpoint Charlie and impressive Brandenburg Gate are all trips that should not be missed.
There were several reasons for my low rating. As far as the contact person, I'd been in touch with the couple before we arrived to ask some questions, so they knew we spoke English and they were aware of our arrival time. One of them claims to speak English (the husband, I think), but the woman who ...greeted us did not speak English. It was a very confusing exchange as she spoke 5 languages simultaneously. She quickly pointed out some things but was clearly in a rush to take our money and leave. We've stayed in several apartments around Europe and have never had such an exchange. And, usually you pay at the end, so they can talk to you about your stay and make sure everything was fine. There is no hospitality with this couple; they're definitely in it for the money.
As far as the apartment, it was across the street from an underground station, which was convenient. But it was close to nothing else. We spent a lot of time walking around, trying to find a grocery store and ended up just picking up a couple things from the nearby convenience store. There was no coffee in the apartment, just an empty jar labeled coffee, and we could not find any store near the apartment that sold coffee grounds. There were so few kitchen items that we really struggled just to make a simple breakfast. No saute pans for eggs, no oil of any kind, and the salt was tucked so far back in the cabinet that we had to buy some because we couldn't find it. It wasn't until our last morning that we finally discovered a dish towel. If we're renting an apartment, we expect a few basic cooking items! If we didn't want the kitchen, we'd stay in a hotel. A few euros spent on a small container of milk, a couple pats of butter or a small bottle of oil, coffee grounds, sugar, tea -- these things go a long way into making a person's stay enjoyable. No one wants to wake up to stress about where they're going to get a cup of coffee, especially on vacation!
The shower was a total disaster. The shower head was broken, the drain was so clogged (even after removing the drain plug) that all the water filled the bottom of the shower basin, and any water that came anywhere near the shower door leaked out onto the floor. The only way to use it was to point the shower head directly at the wall, turn it on and off as needed and then use one hand to direct it toward your body, being very careful not to point it anywhere near the door. It was great fun washing my hair. To top it off, the hot water heater is turned up WAY too high and if you accidentally bump the nozzle, as I did the first time I showered, scalding water will shoot out in a less than a second. My back hurt for several hours where the water burned my back.
We were only in Berlin for 2 days, so we did not want to spend time trying to track down the woman who doesn't speak English to discuss these issues. And because she just took our money and ran, there was no chance for us to mention them before we left. I would certainly not recommend this apartment to anyone.
The contact person was very friendly and personable. She gave directly a few good tips, where you eat well can go in the vicinity of the apartment. Also a useful city map was issued ...von Berlin us. The location of the apartment was superb. Many attractions are easy to reach by foot. Sights which ...were slightly farther away, was station located near North railway station, a tram stop and a Metro. The hotel was very nice, warm, and warmly decorated. We felt right at home. There were a few little things (in the shower, the holder of the shower head and the shower gel was broken / the crockery was not clean), but these have not reduced the well-being. All in all a super flat!
Die Kontaktperson war sehr freundlich und sympathisch. Sie hat uns direkt ein paar gute Tipps gegeben, wo man in der Nähe der Wohnung gut essen gehen kann. Auch wurde uns ein hilfreicher Stadtplan von Berlin ausgehändigt. Die Lage der Wohnung war super. Viele Sehenswürdigkeiten sind gut per Fuß ...zu erreichen. Für Sehenswürdigkeiten die etwas weiter entfernt waren, war der Nordbahnhof, eine Straßenbahnhalte und eine U-Bahn Station direkt in der Nähe. Die Unterkunft war sehr nett, warm, herzlich eingerichtet. Man hat sich sofort wohl gefühlt. Es gab zwar ein paar Kleinigkeiten (In der Dusche war die Halterung vom Duschkopf sowie für das Duschgel kaputt / Das Geschirr war nicht sauber), aber diese haben das Wohlfühlgefühl nicht verringert. Im Großen und Ganzen eine super Wohnung!!!
Beautiful apartment, very clean and modern. Lovely terrace area to sit after a long day out. The owner met us on arrival and was really pleasant and helpful. Tea, coffee, sugar left for us in the apartment plus a nice small bottle of red wine each. I left an expensive piece of jewellery in the ...apartment and realized hours after checking out. The owner had already telephoned Oh Berlin to let them know and held on to it until I collected it. A very honest lady.