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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Berlin

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mike5395
Southborough, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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“"Fantastic" would be better than "Charming and Romantic"”
Reviewed 28 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We arrived for a ten day stay in mid-September 2013. The owner, Sara, met us at the property to explain where everything was and give us the keys. She also gave us her phone number in case we had any questions. She was very nice and helpful.

The flat was on the second floor of an older residential building (high ceilings) and had been recently renovated so everything was new and in very good condition. The rooms were very large and comfortable. The bedroom had a double bed, which was quite firm, and a dresser and closet/dresser for our clothes. There were two night tables and a large window with a roller shade looking out to the street. The street was quiet and there was no noise. I am not sure if the shade could be pulled down (for room darkening) if the window were opened since the window opened inward like a door. This was not a problem when we were there but may be an issue during the warm months as there is no air conditioning (as in most of Berlin's residential buildings). There were radiators in each of the rooms for use during the colder weather. As it was not too warm or too cold when we were there, I cannot comment on how well they would work, but if they were as good as the rest of the flat, there should not be a problem.

The kitchen was large with all new appliances including an induction cooktop (with an exhaust hood), wall oven, microwave and a relatively large refrigerator. There was a collection of new pots and pans for cooking as well as cutting boards, knives, and other cooking implements. A well equipped kitchen, which we used to cook several meals was very useful. There was also a toaster, an electric kettle for boiling water and a K-cup machine for making coffee. There was a complete service of dishes, glasses and flatware as well. The kitchen area had a small glass table that could seat four where we took our meals. There were plenty of chairs. There was also access to a roof terrace via a set of four steps and through a glass door which was somewhat tricky to navigate. The terrace had seating and an outside table if you were so inclined to eat outside. We did not as the weather was not the best for a picnic.

The kitchen/eating area opened up to the large living room (which also had access to the bedroom through another door) with a huge couch, coffee table and large screen flat LCD TV. There was also access to a small balcony looking out to the street. A large bathroom completed the layout, again renovated with new fixtures. The shower was a very large open area with a glass panel separating it from the rest of the bathroom area for 3/4 of the width. This kept the rest of the bathroom from getting wet most of the time. There was an overhead shower head as well as a hand held unit. There were plenty of new and comfortable towels which were hung on a heated towel rack at the end of the shower area. As usual, there were no washcloths but we were not expecting any so we brought our own. The bathroom also had a stacked washer and dryer which was a big plus.

The flat had Wi-Fi internet access which was very useful and seemed fast enough. The TV had a number of channels but all were in German with the exception of the BBC World Service. The TV also had various other inputs such as HDMI, VGA, etc. which allowed us to connect our laptop and watch movies on the large screen. There was a closet with additional supplies and tools for cleaning as well as a vacuum cleaner. The floors were generally finished wood with an area rug in the living room area.

Finally, there was a parking space in the courtyard below which was a bonus as street parking was sometimes hard to manage. The courtyard also held a business but it was very quiet as it was an office with no customer traffic. Like many of the streets in the area, the street was very narrow and was only one lane wide even though it was open to two way traffic. If you have been to the area, you know what I mean.The neighborhood was very nice and not too far away from shopping, restaurants and public transport.

Overall, it was a very nice place to stay for the time we were there. Remember that the location is off the general tourist path, so the touristy stuff is not in the area, which was fine for us.

I was somewhat fearful about giving it such a good review as we want to stay there again and do not want it to be all booked up, but we will take our chances. :)

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Liked best: Everything worked and it was clean. The owner was very nice and friendly.
Liked least: Nothing comes to mind. I will have to get back to you on this.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Sep 2013
Thank you very much Michael for choosing my apartment, it was a great pleasure to have you and your wife and i"m glad you have enjoyed it.
You are welcome anytime and I hope to see you soon in Berlin
Best Regards
Sara
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Nilo_Alm
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 4 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Liked best: Ubicación, amplitud, mobiliario, electrodomésticos y wifi
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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5 Sep 2015
Thank you so much, it was a great pleasure to have you in my apartment and I am glad you enjoyed it so much with the family. You are welcome any time again.
Best regards to the family
Sara
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Corinne R
La Couronne, France
1 review
Reviewed 29 October 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Travelling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
29 Oct 2013
Thank you Corinne for your warm words. It was a pleasure having you and your family in my apartment and I'm glad you could enjoy your vacation in Berlin.
You are welcome anytime and I will be more then happy to host you again in my place
All the best for you and your family
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