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Centrally located flat near Potsdamer Platz. 52 m2. Up to 4 persons. Metro in front of the house. 5-7 minutes to Potsdamer Platz, Brandenburg Gate and House of Parliament. Many top-sights are reachable on foot!
Advantages: strategic location + towels and bedlinen are provided + hairdrier + WiFi + TV + high design + elevator + well equipped kitchen
Disadvantages: no AC
§ (1) ABOUT THE FLAT (1)
Berlin has a fame of "cool city", "city of freedom", "exceptional city, which deserves undivided attention". It´s not that sophisticated as Paris and not so posh as London, but the city also has its "golden miles". And as the flat is located in the heart of the most prestigious and magnificent district of Berlin, near Brandenburg Gate and House of Parliament, Potsdamer Platz and Government district, I decided to create a flat, which would correspond to the high level of surrounding.
It has a special target audience: it´s relatively expensive accomodation (if we take into account the price level in Berlin) for the travellers, who are convinced, that 4 walls are far not enough for the comfortable stay.
Business travellers, couples, families with kids and just travellers, who are tired of uncleaned and ugly rooms, are welcome here!
It´s a place for those of you who is ready to pay for:
+ the best location in the heart of Berlin near the main square
+ high quality satin bedlinen, which are ironed manually
+ unique design & unrepeatable ambiente
The flat it is located in a pretty old house (60 years old) in the heart of Berlin. It was constructed in the 50-s, just after the war, when the locals, who just lost their city (Berlin was badly destroyed during the war) were inspired by new ideas and technological solutions, investigation of space and other symbols of "new era". The only problem was the amount of homeless people on the streets, who lost their houses. To overcome the consequences of city destruction, it was decided to build as quick and high as possible, not really carrying about the "appearance" of new buildings right in the heart of the city. So our house itself is actually ugly (let´s say the truth), but even being "a beast" it has its "beauty" - perfect location :)
Almost everything, what is in the house inside, was modernized and brought to up-to-date standards. This doesn´t include air conditioning. And that´s a big pity! So please, take it into account, if you visit us in summer!
I was trying to create something really cool & extraordinary here, not just a flat, where I would live, but a place with its own unrepeatable charm, which can impress and cause nice recollections...
The flat has the total square of 52 m2 and consists of 1 x bedroom, 1 x living-room with a kitchen zone, 1 x bathroom and 1 x corridor. It has everything what a nice flat in the center should have: historical building, nice design and responsible owner. Inspite of my respect to more than 60 years of history, I didn´t leave any traces of the age of this place. The idea was to transform this space as dramatically as possible and create an unforgettable ambiente, which would correspond to the level of 4* hotel without service...
In the BEDROOM you´ll find a usual size doublebed (full size; 140 x 200 cm), a nice wardrobe to hang clothes, a couple of night tables and a little cosmetic table. As the floors are covered with PVC, I put as many carpets as it´s possible - don´t care about cold feet. The room is designed in black&white colours and is a wonderful place to relax after a day in the city. I tried to implement the concept of bedroom for a little princess (at least how I understand it), that´s why you´ll find a lot of ballet details, decorative vases, symbols of femininity etc.
The LIVING ROOM was planed to be a place for chilling and dining. It consists of two zones: the kitchen and the living zones.
The kitchen zone is equipped with a new built-in modern kitchen with all the neccessary things for cooking: fridge with freezer, stove, dishwasher etc. It should be pointed out, that the kitchen is absolutely suitable for the real coocking (maybe not backing cakes or roasting turkey): there´s also a Nespresso coffee-mashine, a cattle and a toaster. I also put a lot of different cups and glasses, cuttlery, pans and sauce pans. So if cooking is of great value to you, it should be your place :)
The living zone is determined by the ensemble of 3 furniture pieces: white couch and 2 armchairs. The armchairs are special: they can be pulled out and if I have 3 or 4 guests in the apt, I transform the armchairs into 2 separate single beds, put the real high quality mattress on it and most people absolutely forget, that they basically sleep on an armchair.
The BATHROOM is actually also very nice. I understand how important it is to have a clean and fresh bathroom, that´s why I rebuilt it completely. So the square of the bathroom is quite limited and besides WC itself, there´s only a shower cabin and a wash-basin here. There´s also a washing mashine at your disposal, so it´s a great option for those of you, who make a long trip around Europe and need to make laundry.
I had quite a lot of travellers in this flat and I´m very happy to get their feedbacks to know, what can be made better. More than 80% (89% on 10.07.2019) travellers estimated this flat with their valuable 5* - it says much more, than all the descriptions and pictures...
§ (1.2.) IMPORTANT INFORMATION (1.2.)
A) Party-guests are NOT WELCOME here! Please, ignore this advert, if you are going to celebrate anything or listen to the music at night time etc. The sound isolation of this house unfortunatelly reflects its 60 years old history. As the house is full of well-off retired people and families with kids, I have to ask you to keep it in mind and respect this rule carefully.
B) It´s a NON-SMOKING apartment equipped with smoke detectors.
§ (1.3) WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN THE FLAT (1.3)
+ Towels and bed linen (1 person - 1 shower towel/1 face towel, if you stay longer, than 4 days you get more)
+ WiFi (20 Mbit/s)
+ Iron with ironing board
+ Baby bed and babychair (if needed)
+ Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher
§ (1.4.) WHAT YOU WILL NOT FIND IN THE FLAT (1.4.)
- Air conditioning (there´s a big fan at your disposal)
- Free parking (parking places in this part of the city are the absolute luxury)
§ (2) ABOUT ME (2)
Please keep in mind, that I´m a mother of 2 kids, the keeper of the 100 m2 house, which should be maintained on the proper level and a business lady. With all my great respect to you, I can´t waste my valuable time on greeting guests and carrying their bags...
In 99% cases the members of my family will be your butlers. In some cases I organize self check-in option.
But in case of any problems you can always leave me a message on airbnb or call in emergency cases...
§ (3) PARKING (3)
There´re no free of charge parking facilities near the house any maybe even in the radius of a couple of kilometers. Please, think about leaving your car in the outskirts of the city (free parking zones) and use public transport to get to the center.
§ (4) ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD (4)
Mitte - is the district, where everything is: from sights and shopping malls to restaurants and clubs, from art objects to nice parks. It is located in the heart of the city and is well connected by the excellent transportation system. It’s one of the best districts in Berlin in terms of everything. The demand for housing exceeds the supply. This district is peaceful, safe and central.
By the way, one of the best description of this district in English I found in the blog of Joseph Pearson - Canadian writer, who moved to Berlin. His blog is a more or less travel guide and contains not only personal impressions, but also a lot of valuable advises! Let me just paste a quotation from his blog: "Potsdamer Platz is Berlin’s more Easterly node of commercial bustle, the centre and symbol of the regenerated Berlin, build on high expectations by high-profile architects such as Renzo Piano. Here you will find headquarters of Mercedes and Deutsche Bahn, a sprawling underground network of pedestrian shopping – a good place to escape the winter sleet. Absorb the mid-winter gruffness of the mall staff, and appreciate their brutal honesty as a cherished part of local character. Make sure you admire the rigidly hexagonal geometry of Leipziger Platz, site of a new shopping centre on the location of Wertheim, the elegant Jewish-owned department store whose owners were dispossessed of their property under the Nazis. Lunch at the German-Italian fusion franchise Vapiano, located near the Wall’s former death strip, and a coffee at the historically-themed Café Josty – the erstwhile intellectual parcour of vibrant Weimar Berlin, now housed within the corporate headquarters of Sony Europe – round out the visit to the city’s historic crossroads. Potsdamer Platz is conveniently located near the centres of Nazi Terror. Begin your exploration of Germany’s darkest moments at the Topography of Terror, on the site of the former Gestapo headquarters. Located on a former Arts School, the basement studios, where political opponents were tortured, are visible under the remnants of the Berlin Wall. Contemplate the long interconnected history of totalitarianism of diverse ideological origin. Not far is the location of Hitler’s Bunker, now located in the car park of a brown modular East-German housing estate. Next to this is the federal Memorial of the Murdered Jews, a sprawling city block that recalls a graveyard. The passages between the stones prompt tourists spontaneously to play hide and seek and to take pictures of one another standing and smiling on the grave-like structures, jumping intrepidly from one to the other. These activities, however, are officially discouraged. The famous Brandenburg Gate is the centre point to this area of memorial tourism, and vendors dressed as East German border guards will happily stand with you to take your picture and vandalize your travel documents. Down Unter den Linden you will find the city’s best souvenir shops".
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