About This Listing
This large 100 m² apartment is on the second floor of an old house (without lift). The apartment has four bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 people (4 double bedrooms - two 180 cm beds and two 140 cm beds). It has a fully fitted kitchen, tiled bathroom with bathtub and a washing machine. Three of the rooms have a television.
The district Kreuzberg
Kreuzberg is the smallest district and belongs to Berlin's inner city. Unlike most other districts, Kreuzberg did not develop out of a rural village but was formed in 1920 as part of a major administrative reform out of the southern Friedrichstadt, Tempelhofer Vorstadt and Luisenstadt districts. It was named after the highest peak in the area, the Kreuzberg Mountain, which in turn took its name from the monument to the Freedom War (1813-15), topped with an Iron Cross, erected there by Karl-Friedrich Schinkel.
During the Second World War large sections of the district were destroyed, such as parts of the government quarter and the Ritterstrasse commercial area. The working class sections between the Spree River and the Landwehr Canal remained almost completely undamaged.
The district is located between Berlin's old city and the recreational areas to the east (Treptower Park).
Connections by public transport
Other districts of Berlin are easily reached by bus or city train (S-Bahn). For example…
* in 17 mins to Estrel (conference centre); from Pflügerstraße direct by bus 171 to Sonnenallee
* in 21 mins to Alexanderplatz: from street Glogauer Strasse by the 24-hour-bus M29 to underground station Hermannplatz, from there by undergound U8 to Alexanderplatz
* Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central-station) in about 34 mins: from street Glogauer Straße by the 24-hour-bus M29 to Sonnenallee then Bus M41 to Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central-station)
* in 38 mins to the fair, ICC: from street Glogauer Straße by the 24-hour-bus M29 to underground station Hermannplatz, from there by undergound U8 to Hermannstraße, than by S-Bahn (city train) S47 to Messe Nord / ICC
* in 37 mins to Zoologischer Garten: from street Glogauer Strasse by the 24-hour-bus M29 to underground station Görlitzer Bahnhof, from there by underground U2 (direction Theodor-Heuss-Platz) to Zoologischer Garten
* in 50 mins to the airport Berlin Tegel: from street Glogauer Straße by the 24-hour-bus M29 to underground station Hermannplatz, than by underground U7 to Jakob-Kaiser-Platz, than the Expressbus X9 to the airport
By bus M 29 (right arround the corner) you reach nonstop sights of Berlin like: Kurfürstendamm, Oranienstreet, Adenauer Platz, Kochstr with Checkpoint Charlie and An der Urania.
The large apartment is situated approx. 250 m from the Paul-Linke-Ufer with its many cafés and greenery, ideal for strolling and relaxing after a tiring day.
The Görlitzer Park and Treptower Park with its harbour for boat trips and a hydroplane for city round trips is not far away.
Towels and linen are included in the price,
final cleaning 35 euros, miminum stay: 2 nights
without breakfast / self catering Breakfast is not offered
you can bring your dog with you, extra charge to the final cleaning + 15 €
Hi!, this are just basics to improve your stay
Please take care of the floors. They are wood, a natural element which gives you a really good quality in your stay but also needs some caring back.
Please respect others enviroment by not being noisy, please don´t make a bachelor party in the apartment!
Turn the heating off if you are not home, love the enviroment.
Don't download illegal things on the web, please respect copy rights.
Rene was a very welcoming host, he was happy to meet my friend who arrived before me to give her the keys but then came to meet me and my other friend as well to show us around. The apartment was very spacious, the neighbourhood is very well located and is in easy reach of cafes, restaurants, shops and a few public transport stations are within a 15 -20 minute walk, you can get to most of the attractions very easily. The East Side gallery is within easy walking distance. The only problem we had with the apartment was that the boiler broke the day before we were leaving. Rene responded to my phone call quickly and called some engineers who came to the apartment within an hour but they were not able to repair the boiler while we were there. However he was very good at letting us use the shower in another apartment in the same building.
Golitzer Park is close to the apartment and provides a big short cut but, as three women, we were pestered by strange men a couple of times while walking through the park and also offered drugs. This was all during the daytime, we didn't walk through it in the dark. On one occasion in the morning a man followed us briefly in the park even though we ignored him - he did leave once we told him to get lost! However during the daytime the park is busy and it does provide a short cut - just be alert and don't walk through it alone.
Overrall I would recommend staying in the apartment; plenty of space, great location and Rene did his best despite the boiler breaking. This is the only reason I am giving 3 stars I would say the experience was 'good' and I would have given 4 stars if it wasn't for the boiler.
Great apartment, very large and spacious. Renne was quick to respond to any questions and met us bang on time at the apartment. Wifi was a bit hit and miss though. Will defiantly use again.
René Ortmann gave us a friendly welcome and provided very useful information about shops and eating places close by.
The apartement is indeed very spacious and adequately equippped.
It is situated in a quiet street in a friendly area.
A nearby bussstop offers a quick link to the centre.
We will remember the place for another visit to Berlin.
Thank you René!
Estuvimos 4 días en casa de René.
Para empezar René fue muy amable con nosotros y siempre trato de facilitarnos las cosas.
En cuanto a la casa, es cómoda para 4 parejas (las 4 camas son de matrimonio). La situación de la casa es buena, esta en la zona de la antigua RDA. La zona está un poco deprimida, pero esta muy bien comunicada con el centro.
La casa solo tiene un baño, que igual para cuatro personas se queda un poco corto.
Como contras, el mobiliario, la cocina y el baño son muy viejos, no están reformados. Y en el aspecto de la limpieza se puede mejorar.
This host has 118 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews