Perfect Rental for Our Family of Four
We rented this apartment over Christmas weekend 2011 while visiting our college daughter during her study-abroad year. There were four us--two adults, our Berlin-based daughter, and her high-school age sister. We were able to cook our meals in the small but efficient kitchen, and the convenience of the dishwasher alone was enough to make us think that maybe it's time for us to add one to our own home's kitchen!
With four heavy Internet users, the good WiFi connection provided by the apartment's router was a definite plus. The television was large and provided an excellent choice of stations. There was also a DVD player, which will play European discs.
The building was built in 1908. It had a pleasant solidity: thick walls and a high, secure front entryway. The building was well maintained and clean. The apartment was cozy, pleasant, and in good condition. Since the apartment is located to the rear of the building courtyard, very little street noise penetrated. Between the apartment's location, the building's solid construction, and well-behaved neighbors, the apartment was (in winter) relaxingly quiet. Hot water was abundant, and the rooms were evenly heated and as warm as we needed.
The building is situated in a safe, clean residential neighborhood of similar 5- to 8-storey apartment buildings. A supermarket, droggeire, apothecary, hardware store, bakery, post office, news agent, shops, and many small eateries are nearby. If you enjoy city residential streets, there is pleasant walking just out the door.
The bus line between Tegler Airport and Breitscheidplatz (Gedachtniskircke) via Ku'damm is just down the block, and there's a U-bahn stop about a 5-minute walk away. These two lines made getting around Berlin by public transportation an absolute cinch.
The Baroque Schloss Charlottenburg is just across the River Spree. There are walking paths along the river and in the garden behind the palace across the Spree. We noticed a number of tour boat stops along the river nearby and could well imagine how lively it must be in summer.
The apartment's owner lives nearby. She was responsive, helpful, friendly, and flexible.
The next time we're in Berlin, we'll certainly hope this apartment is available again!
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay in Berlin and in our apartment. You have been great guests.
Thank you for visiting us.
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