The location of the apartment is extremely convenient: a Kaiser grocery store is located within a two minute walking distance; public transportation take you from the corner of the street directly to Alexander Platz were you find restaurants, a large department store: Galeria Kaufhof (shops, fine grocery department, cafeteria), a mall: Alexa (shops and supermarket), and access to trains and subways going in all directions. We recommend purchasing a weekly pass for unlimited transportation through the city - the system is extensive and very efficient.
The apartment itself is very comfortable with large rooms, comfortable furniture, a modern bathroom and a well equipped kitchen. The building is very quiet, clean and secured, in a touristic and safe area; the entrance is off a pedestrian street with little traffic, the large windows open on the second floor over a covered alley populated with restaurants’ terraces. We rented this apartment for two weeks in July, when the temperatures remained above average on most days; nevertheless, the rooms stayed fresh during the day, and at night we were able to sleep with all windows opened. The conversations from the restaurants below are drowned by the sound of the fountain from 10am to 8pm, and the table service is over at midnight; only once did we experience loud conversations late in the night. When windows are closed, we could not hear any sound from outside.
Despite the fact that Tom was very busy with the setting up of his own vernissage, he was always prompt to keep in touch when we asked for his help, and his responses were kind and helpful. We certainly would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to friends, and would return to this place for a further exploration of Berlin.