Close to public transport. links eg trams and underground trains. Accommodation is adequate and owner was quick to respond to any initial queries we had. Plenty of hot water,good shower, small but adequate kitchen, comfortable beds and lounge area, washing machine was efficient and iron available too.
If you're using public transport we found it best to buy an all day ticket so you can jump on and off trams, trains and buses.
Little extras we appreciated were cooling fans because it was humid when we were here.
The local area is worth a walk round and we noticed some brass plaques in the pavement remembering past residents(outside the front door there is one).
Clean, spacious apartment with everything we needed. A few minutes walk from M2 team to take us into city centre. The local area was lovely too. Walk away from the main street to find great coffee shops, restaurants and quirky shops in quiet leafy roads. Maybe useful to have the name of the building to find it more easily. Otherwise good directions from the owner from airport. Would definitely stay again!
We stayed at this place for 3 nights. Walking distance to the TV tower if you want the exercise or take the tram M2 all the way to the end. A convenient store next to the apartment building, bookstore next to the convenient store and a brewery next to the book store. Things we look for in a place to stay: clean, cozy, spacious enough for family of 4, safe and easy communication with the landlord. We had all of our requirements meet except the last one. I guess it had to do with the holidays. I didn’t get any response from them before we arrived, which made me nervous because I thought we had been robbed. So my suggestion to the landlord is if you are renting a place to people you need to be on call and ready to answer any questions your renters might have. Other than that I lived your place, the taxi driver had no problems finding the place. I highly recommend it. If you are high maintenance stay at a hotel, AIRBNB’s are not for you. Or stay in the comfort of you home.
This apartment is very well situated in a charming residential neighbourhood with independent cafes, restaurants and small shops. Instead of downtown with its big hotels and brand shops, you get beautiful treed streets with cobblestones and renovated 19th-century buildings.
Trams to Alexanderplatz (a major hub on Berlin’s extensive public transit network) are frequent and it’s a quick ride.
Although the building is on a main street, the apartment itself faces into a pleasant treed courtyard and we heard almost no street noise and no disturbing neighbour noise. There’s also a convenient grocery store just beside the building.
Storage is plentiful and all rooms except the kitchen are spacious. (It would be quite cramped for a family of four to eat around the kitchen table.)
The owner communicated promptly and we had no problems with the WiFi.
Opportunities for improvement:
If you look at the photo of the bathroom and it still shows a washing machine for clothes - don’t be fooled! Despite this photo, there was no washing machine when we were there, just the connections for one and a big empty space.
When we read the description of the place it promised a safe, but if there was one, it wasn’t pointed out to us and we never found it. Recycling and garbage in the courtyard consist of several small dumpsters, and it was not explained to us what goes in what.
Apartment was clean on arrival, but baseboards harboured dust. Beds, bed linens and pillows, although clean, have seen better days. The furniture was basic, but serviceable.
Cutlery and cooking equipment was minimal and we felt we needed to wash everything before we used it. We also bought a large cutting board and some cleaning cloths because the ones that had been provided were not as clean as they could have been. A vacuum cleaner was provided, but not a full-length broom. There's also very little cupboard space to store food.
You will be hauling your suitcases down a short flight of stairs as the elevator does not stop on this floor. The staircase up to the apartment looks like it hasn’t been fixed up in 50 years.
SUMMARY: If you’re looking for a plush holiday rental where you want “all the comforts of home”, then this is probably not your cup of tea. But if you’re OK with a modest lodging in order to have convenient access to this great neighbourhood and the city, then this might be the one for you!
We really enjoyed our recent stay at Duc's apartment on 199 Prenzlauer Allee. Travelling from Alexanderplatz is really simple. We took tram M2 for 6 stops to Prenzlauer Allee/Danziger Str and the stop is literally right outside the entrance to the apartment.
There was an elevator in the building but we had to negotiate two flights of stairs as the lift only stopped on the floor above us. But this was fine.
The apartment is as advertised and was very warm with plenty of hot water. The small kitchen was ample for the two of us and a baby. We were glad of the hob and oven to make dinner for the baby.
There was a TV in the living room with only German TV stations and no USB port at the back for us to use our chrome cast. Wifi was good but on one of the nights it dropped out for a few hours.
The bed was comfortable but they need to get new pillows.
The apartment felt safe and while there was some noise from an apartment below us it didn't disrupt us too much. The balcony was a nice additional feature.
While the apartment felt clean i think it could do wtih a much deeper clean, particularly the cream coloured sofa in the living area and the floor which was very dirty.
The apartment is in a fantastic location with loads of cafes, bars and restaurants only blocks away and very few tourists.
Given what we paid for our stay and the location, i would recommend this place and would consider staying there again.
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