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Ackselhaus & Blue Home

Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany

Press Reviews

IMAGE Magazine, March 2013
"Cool décor, inspiring location and, at Easter, the Berlin markets are a treat... the boho district is bursting with cafés and boutiques, making it the perfect place to people-watch... The accommodation is exotic, arty and a little different - just like Berlin itself."

Conde Nast Traveler (US), September 2010
"On a lovely cobbled Strasse in Prenzlauer Berg, Ackselhaus and its sibling, Blue Home, display their reno’d charms: The former (and funkier) has themed suites like China (think cuddly Mandarin); the latter (and snazzier) has deluxes with Balinese canopied beds."

Time Out
"Just doors apart, what ties these two establishments together - aside from their shared reception desk - is a wonderfully realised 'modernised colonial' style. In Ackselhaus each apartment has a bedroom, sitting room, bathroom and kitchenette, with old wooden floorboards, white walls, antique furniture and a Mediterranean feel. The blue and white 'Maritime Apartment', with mahogany furniture and seafaring paintings, is particularly beautiful. Most rooms have two beds, and one larger apartment is suitable for four to five people. The pricier Bluehome (at no.24), with its blue façade, and balconies overlooking Belforter Strasse, is home to the Club del Mar restaurant, which offers a breakfast buffet and open fireplace. There's also a delightful balconied garden out back, complete with lawn chairs in the summer. Recommended, but make sure you book well ahead."

Lonely Planet
"This charismatic place on a pretty residential street has 10 apartments (most sleeping two - some up to four - with full kitchen). Each light-filled unit has unique décor ranging from romantic (with four-poster bed) to exotic (with African sculptures) and nautical (lots of blue), all with voicemail and DSL. The nicest ones overlook the flowery garden. There's a nice café and wi-fi throughout."

Guest Ratings


Guest Reviews

Reviews are only from people who have stayed there and booked through i-escape.

  • “Charming generous rooms with very nice beds. Friendly and professional attitude with high service level. Warm atmosphere. Excellent value in Berlin.”
    , Sweden (23.11.15)

  • “The hotel is only two tram stops away from Alexanderplatz (and actually walkable from there). My room was on the ground floor, only steps away from the cute courtyard and greenhouse. Hotel guests spent time there, but it was not too loud for me. There is a nice roaster called The Barn, walkable from the hotel.”
    , Thailand (25.10.15)

  • “Charming hotel which must be even lovelier in spring/summer - we came early March, too early to use the garden. Nice neighborhood. Excellent service from the girls in the reception.”
    , Sweden (15.03.15)

  • “Great accommodation, good area and a peaceful experience!”
    , Netherlands (22.10.14)

  • “Charming hotel with excellent service and a relaxed german breakfast with many special treats.”
    , United Arab Emirates (12.03.14)

Save to favouritesPrintMailAckselhaus & Blue HomeThese twin hotels, one ochre, the other sky-blue, are just doors apart on a leafy road in the middle of upmarket Prenzlauer Berg. At first glance they look like typical Gründerzeit tenement blocks, but step inside and you enter the eclectic, exotic world of Ulf Acksel - entrepreneur, globetrotter and self-confessed Freigeist ('freethinker'). Many of the [r:BE004:rooms and mini-apartments] in Ackselhaus look like film sets, packed with photos, paintings and furniture to evoke China, Rome or Egypt - mesmerising stuff. Others take you to the seaside with wood-clad walls, model boats and hurricane lanterns, while out back is a decked courtyard where you can snooze under a curtained pergola. The maritime theme continues in Blue Home, which has airy accommodation, a grand entrance lobby filled with teak furniture and colourful paintings of fish, an orangery, and another beautiful garden. Land-locked Berlin disappears as you enter an elaborate wooden portal, take in the pink-walled patio with its palm trees, ponds and flower-filled urns, and peek through tropical fish tanks, as if underwater, into the neighbouring [eating:BE004:breakfast] café, Club del Mar. You could be on a vintage yacht or in a colonial abode. It feels far away and wonderfully homely at the same time.

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