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

Room:
87%
Food:
92%
Service:
87%
Value:
87%
Overall:
88%

Guest Reviews

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

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

  • “Great family-friendly location and structure of apartment worked especially well for a family break, with feel of living like a local. Only drawback was safari decor - kids found it fun, but seems unnatural in Berlin!”
    Marc, United Kingdom (02.06.13)

  • “We booked the Movie Room and asked for it to be set up for three friends - 2 girls, one boy - and the staff at the Ackselhaus put everything right. The room was very big and accommodated all of us and our luggage very well. The kitchen was an added (surprise) bonus and the Nespresso machine was a lovely touch. Really friendly staff, great location and fab gardens to relax in. The area is excellent - like a Marylebone/villagey feel. Meierei is fantastic for breakfast - share the apple strudel, it is huge, and delicious!”
    Carol, United Kingdom (19.08.12)

  • “Beautiful room (303 in Blue Home) with a luxurious bathroom and a very comfy, stunning four poster bed. Staff were very friendly and the honesty bar is fabulous value. Easy access to all nice restaurants and bars in Prenzlauer Berg and to the tram.”
    Alexandra, United Kingdom (23.04.12)

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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