About This Listing
Quite and sunny apartment, freshly renovated, (45 sqm) located at the raised ground floor in a building from the beginning of the century. Mittenwalde Strasse it self is a quiet side street, with old buildings in a Wilhelminian style typical of Berlin.
The apartment is furnished and decorated with taste and plenty of nice details, fitted with parquet flooring using genuine wood. Branded products have been used exclusively for the sanitary items and fittings.
The living room is funrnished with a double bed, sofa, chest of drawers, table and 2 chairs and television. The kitchen is furnished with all things that are necessary for cooking and eating, fridge / freezer, gas stove with 4 plates and oven.
GneisenaustrasseU-Bahn is just 50 m from the property, and numerous localbusroutes link the property to PotsdamerPlatz, Kurfurstendamm and Alexanderplatz.
The beautiful Viktoriapark with waterfall and Schinkel Memorial, offering fantastic views of Berlin, is just 2 minutes away by foot. The popular Bergmannstrasse with many attractive cafes, shops and restaurants and the Chamisso quarter with decorative stucco buildings are also nearby on foot. Potsdamer Platz (1 km)and Tiergarten are only about 1.5 km away and Kurfuerstendamm (KaDeWe) about 2 km.
Another 2 minute walk in a different direction takes you to the top of the Kreuzberg in Viktoria Park, the highest geographical elevation of Berlin with the famous liberty monument (Freiheitsdenkmal) by architect Friedrich Schinkel. This vantage point affords a most magnificent 360 degree view overlooking the entire city. It is also the spot that gives Kreuzberg its name.
Just few rules:
1) Respect the neighbors. Since you are living in a building with normal flats and people who are permanently living here you must respect the neighbors. You are NOT ALLOWED to listen loud music/tv or to do party inside the flat. Especially before 8 am and after 9pm you must avoid any noise that can be disturb other people.
2) Use of Internet. You are not allowed to download any program or file that is not legal. Police's german downloading rules are quite strictly and if something illegal has been downloaded, they can catch you and let pay fees (around 2000 €).
3) Smoking in the flat is not allowed.
Mario was a great host. The place was great and we had a terrific time in Berlin! Thanks!
The apartment was nice and everything was clean and modern but we had a few issues that didn't get resolved. As three females on the ground floor (windows right next to front door of the main entrance to block of flats), sharing one room, the blinds didn't shut properly as they'd been broken previously. Not great for privacy, but we persevered. I did make Mario aware of this, but he didn't reply to any of my messages until 3/4 days into the trip when we had to leave a key at the bakery. Sophia was supposed to meet us at 2:30pm on the day of arrival for the key & welcome, but I received a message about 15 mins before stating that she had left the key in a bakery nearby. We didn't hear from Mario again despite our messages until my colleague needed to leave for the airport and had to leave the key at the same place, which was apparently a problem. We were travelling on business and so wifi was extremely important - unfortunately it was not working properly and stopped completely for a day or so. Again, I made Mario aware of this with no response. I did see a couple of reviews with similar feedback, but will listen next time! Place was nice overall, but the lack of response was not ideal
The apartment was great, perfect location for us, train station was a 30 second walk! Shower pressure was awesome (best we've had in Europe). The only real issue was the wifi internet, this may seem trivial when on holidays but travelling from overseas our phones weren't working and we were quite reliant on Internet for planning our days and getting around.
The apartment was lovely and exactly what we were looking for. Really close to transport links and also to loads of great restaurants and bars. I would recommend Good Morning Vietnam about a 10 minute walk away if you like Vietnamese, it was incredible and so cheap!
Only grumbles as others have said are the weak wifi and the towels could have been fresher. The lighting is also quite weak so can be tricky when you're trying to get ready in the evening but nothing major. Other than that the apartment is lovely and exactly as described with all the amenities you'd need. I would definitely recommend staying here. Thanks Mario!
El departamento esta muy bien ubicado, a dos pasos del U (metro), cerca de tiendas y un mercado orgánico. Esta perfecto para dos personas y es tal cual se lo ve en las fotos, muy moderno y limpio.
Mario no estaba en la ciudad al momento de nuestra estadía lo cual dificultó la resolución de un problema que tuvimos con la iluminación: no funcionaban varias de las bombillas de luz y el departamento estaba bastante oscuro (es en una planta baja). Después de explicarle por mail qué lamparas fallaban y mandarle foto de las mismas, mandó a alguien sacó una bombilla de luz de una lampara y la puso en otra... o sea, nada mejoró y estuvimos a oscuras durante toda la estadía.
The flat is very nice and the description of it is very accurate.
Is big and spacious and the mirrors make it feel even bigger and luminous. The house is fully equipped in case you feel like cooking, which is very good.
However, the internet was really spotty. Sometimes the signal dropped and were certain parts of the house we couldn't get connection. This is an issue if you don't know the city well and you wish to plan well the next day/s.
The lights of the apartment were not enough for the area of the flat and some bulbs were not working.
Also one of the blinds was broken so we couldn't flip the shutters properly.
The neighbourhood is nice and quiet so there's nothing going on, really - Unless you walk towards Neukölln a bit East or a bit north to the center of Kreuzberg. The U-Bahn Station is really close which is very convenient and can take you to this places or the city center in no time.
What a Beautiful appartment! Modern clean and THE perfect location. Kreuzberg and Neukolln are THE upcoming neighbourhoods with more bares en restaurants than you can visit in a weekend! Perfect appartment for a weekend in this amazing city!
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About the Host, Mario
i m Mario, 36 old, italian living in Berlin for 12 years. I love traveling around the world but also living in Berlin, where i m working as web designer and sometimes as dj.