Beautiful, comfortable, very well located
This is a beautiful, quaint apartment, located within three blocks from the Gesundbrunnen U and S Bahn stations and the Gesundbrunnen Shopping mall...which has everything you will need...a grocery store...with a liquor store...book store, clothing store, ATM, etc. Upon arrival, simply take a right out of the U or S bahn station and go three blocks...very simple walk through a nice neighborhood. Take a left at the end of the shopping mall...block and a half away.
If you must absolutely have internet and/or TV, make sure these have been repaired or updated. The internet was not working for me, and I really needed it. Owner was extremely accomodating, allowing me to leave half way through my booked stay, and was going to have the internet fixed. The TV is not hooked to cable, so there are only a few DVDs to watch, BUT if TV and internet are not important, this is a great apartment. (I was in Berlin for a German language class and really wanted to opportunity to watch and listen to the news every night after class. I also work every night and needed the internet.) If I ever return to Berlin, I would certainly look to see if this apartment or the others are available, as this would have been perfect.
Some helpful hints...Upon arrival in Berlin, you need to find the S or U bahn in the direction of Gesundbrunnen. If you do not have a "handy" or cell phone, you will need to use the phone on the corner across the street from the shopping center in the direction of the apartment. Be sure to have 2 or 3 Euro coins with you so you can make the call. Also, you do not need to dial the country code but you do need to add a 0 before the 152 in the phone number provided for check in. Even if you speak German, this is difficult to understand if you are not familair with the phone system there.
For some reason, all the pictures from all apartments owned in this building come up when looking through the pictures. This is the three room apartment, with the red bedspread, green kitchen.I am not sure how 5 people would fit in this apartment. There was a small childs bed in the closet, but it would be very crowded for 5. There is a sitting area, but no official living room.
For two people or a couple with a child, this apartment is worth booking. It is a GREAT value, very well kept and well appointed. You can get to all sorts of sightseeing, walk to the connection to the whole city, and enjoy a quiet home stay at night.
Tourists without a Car,
Owner's Response: I thank you for the many words of praise, but I must make some important remarks.
The apartments “wela uno” now have several routers that allow to connect a user a wireless company and free login. Within a radius of 10 m everyone can work in the net - even outsiders. So it can happen that some users are blocking each other. In order to minimize this problem as much as possible I now have increased the plant. Unfortunately, the installation and setup of the system did not work for a few days in the time of your stay and appropriate technicians were not readily available. But now everything is going great.
I'm also sorry that the number of channels was not enough signed on TV, but we were spoking very often using against cable TV to minimize the costs.
The apartment "wela uno" with the red bedspread is offered as only a 1 room apartment (not as you wrote for 5 persons) and rented a maximum of 3 people.
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