The fully furnished East End Apartment is on the first floor of a listed building in the Planckstrasse, Berlin-Mitte.
Despite being close to public transport - S-Bahn and Metro station Friedrichstrasse, street car, buses and the riverboats are only steps away - the 108 sqm three-room-apartment is very tranquil, sun-flooded and there is plenty of greenery around.
A ten minute walk take you past the Bode-Museum and Monbijou-Bridge, onto lively Oranienburger Strasse with its international restaurants, the Synagogue, the cultural center „Tacheles,“ and to the renowned courtyards of Hackescher Markt. If you head into the opposite direction you’ll reach the Brandenburg Gate, the boulevard „Unter den Linden“, Humboldt-University and Berlin Cathedral. The former heart of East-Berlin - the Alexander Platz and Checkpoint Charlie - are not far either. The whole area is dotted with art galleries and theatres: that’s why we call our apartment „East End“ after all!
Crossing the road you face the stage door of „Admiralspalast“, one of Berlins biggest theatres. Get tickets for the shows in Friedrichstadtpalast, watch a Berthold -Brecht-play in the Berliner Ensemble, visit Volksbühne for some Avantgarde, or even pay a visit to the Opera house.
East End apartment offers space for up to four people in two quiet double bedrooms situated in opposite corners of the large flat.
The spacious living room has you working at the desk or relaxing on the sofa, or watching flatscreen television 40“ /DVD with surround sound.
Of course you’ll find telephone, fast broadband internet and wireless, included in the rental costs.
The unusually large and sun-flooded open kitchen serves as a second living room. It sports a coffee-maker, kettle, toaster, microwave, oven, cooker, dishwasher ... you can even prepare a big meal for several people without difficulty in this kitchen!
The bathroom has a bath tub with shower, toilet and a washing machine.
Towels and sheets are provided as is a once-a-week cleaning service. The cleaning service is free of charge if you stay longer than 7 days.
East End Apartment is a non-smoking-space and recommended for people with allergies. (We have easy-to-clean wooden floors and anti-allergic mattresses).
No pets and no smoking allowed - but children very welcome!
Arrival and Departure
Arrival time: after 14:00 (2 p.m.)
Departure time: before 11 a.m.
Eceptions on request, for late night arrivals after 10 p.m. there is a surcharge of 10 Euro.
Parking: By meter. Also there are several parking houses in the vicinity who offer special rates for whole days or weeks.
But we strongly recommend not to use a car at all in central Berlin.
Public transport is cheap and safe.
No Smoking inside the flat.
No loud music after 22:00h
Keep the apartment and surroundings (staircase, yard etc.) clean.
50 € cleaning fee.
The reservation was canceled 46 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
We had a wonderful time at Pablo and Elfie's apartment. It is very big, well equipped and located in a good area, walking distance to all the nice spots, shops and restaurants. We´d take it again if we would come to Berlin!
Great apartment, great location.
We stayed for 5 days and really loved the apartment.
Great location, spacious, very nice decoration, comfortable, quiet, perfect equipment, …
Only (small) negative point: the apartment was not perfectly cleaned at our arrival, but Elfie did everything to fix this very quickly.
We had a wonderful stay and are looking forward to come back soon!
The apartment in Mitte is in a sensational location & wonderfully spacious, perfect for 4 people.
All the best Berlin sights are in walking distance & there's plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, chemists & a main train station nearby.
Arrival & departure were easy & Dagmar (the housekeeper) was friendly & helpful. Beds were comfortable, kitchen was well equipped & functional (we cooked a few breakfasts & brewed lots of coffee in the percolator), the wifi worked perfectly & the lounge is a great room to hang out in after a long day of sightseeing (big TV & large, snuggly couches with plenty of cushions & rugs).
The neighborhood felt safe & the apartment was secure.
You can even hire bicycles from the hotel around the corner, lovely for riding around the Tiergarten (don't miss the beer gardens tucked away in there).
The apartment is 5 minutes walk to a whole bunch of museums & galleries & we visited a few... I particularly enjoyed the German History Museum, filled with amazing historical stories from the last 2000 years, artifacts, paintings & some very moving exhibits on WW2, the communist era & the reunification.
Berlin is a remarkable city that's both poignantly old & refreshingly new. The Mitte apartment is so very Berlin & staying here perfected the authenticity of our Berlin experience. Great value for 2 couples. We loved it & recommend unreservedly.
Whow, what a lovely guest review! Thank you, Tracy, you made my day! Yes, we try to keep our apartment very livable and lovable and cosy as we ourselves spend a couple of months a year there when we flee Spain's hot season, it's our second home and we love to share it!
Ausgezeichnete und sehr grosse Wohnung. Wir kamen fuer den 41. Berlin Marathon und die Lage war perfekt; es waren nur 15 Gehminuten zum Start und vom Ziel retour. Ganz toll. Wir waren zwei Paare und die zwei grossen Schlafzimmer waren ausgezeichnet und sehr weit voneinander getrennt. Die Kueche war mit allem was man braucht ausgestattet. Die Schluesselausgabe und -abgabe war puenktlich, zuvorkommend und problemlos. Danke fuer diese tolle und wunderschoene Unterkunft!
We really enjoyed our stay in Elfie's beautiful apartment in the heart of Berlin. The communication and planning before our arrival was great and the housekeeper met us right on time and was generous about sharing valuble information about the city.
The appartment is large and open, decorated with taste with modern furniture and a very nice, large kitchen. Although it's located on a very central spot, a couple of minutes walk from Friedrichstrasse bahnhof, it's very calm and quiet, with all windows facing the yard not the street.
The location is superb because you can easily reach every part of Berlin from the Friedrichstrasse U-bahn/S-bahn. Tourist attractions like Museuminsel, Brandenburger Tor and Alexanderplatz are within short walking distance, while other areas like Kreuzberg (where we spent most of our time), Charlottenburg and Friedrichshain can be reached by direct subway trips.
We give Elfie (and her housekeeper Dagmar) the best recommendations and would gladly rent this apartment again.
We have just spent 10 nights in this lovely spacious apartment, it exceeded our expectations. The situation is fantastic, only a few mins to walk to the river, shops, restaurants and supermarkets. The railway station, S bahn, and U bahn are also only 5 mins walk from the apartment and I was amazed at the number of bakeries and other shops in the station complex. We were able to walk to almost anywhere we wanted to go. Because the apartment is at the back of an internal courtyard it is very quiet.
Elfie and Pablo were always very prompt in answering any communication and although we didn't get to meet them personally their friend Dagmar who checked us in spoke excellent English and was extremely helpful. If we ever have the opportunity to visit Berlin again we would definitely stay there.
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German - Austrian Writer's couple, here known as Pablo y Elfie-Ana, welcome guests on their sea view Finca! Languages spoken: German, English, Spanish, Slovak, Hungarian, basic understanding of Polish, Italian and French.