“Luxurious, spacious, and spotlessly clean apartments in Berlin’s attractive Schöneberg district (sleeping 2-5)”
The Schöneberg district has had its fair share of famous residents, from Albert Einstein and Christopher Isherwood to David Bowie. Nowadays it's home to many well-heeled young families and continues to be the centre of Berlin’s gay scene. Situated in the centre of west Berlin, it's just a couple of U-Bahn stops from the famous shopping boulevard Kurfürstendamm, and an easy link from the airport.
- Convenient location in the heart of Schöneberg, close to shops, restaurants, bars, cafés and public transport
- The 2- and 3-bedroom apartments are very spacious and ideal for families or groups of friends
- Great value and just a 2 or 3-night minimum stay
- Ideal for longer trips, too, with well-equipped kitchens, a washing machine/dryer, and plenty of storage space
- A stone’s throw from Winterfeldtplatz, where one of Berlin’s best food markets takes place twice a week
- You have to provide all consumable basics yourself (washing-up liquid, salt, sugar etc)
- Maid service is only every 8th day (unless you pay extra) but you can request fresh towels and sheets whenever you need them
- The views from the apartments are a little drab, but you're literally a 2-minute walk from pretty Winterfeldtplatz
- The Baroque interiors won’t be to everyone’s taste
- Though the friendly, helpful management have an office in the building, it is closed on weekends (you can pick up keys though)
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Our top tips
- Boutique B&B
- Self catering (restaurants nearby)
- All ages welcome
- Open all year
- Spa Treatments
- Pet Friendly
- Disabled Access
- Beach Nearby
- Off-street Parking
- Restaurants Nearby
- Air Conditioning
- Guest Lounge
- Daily Maid Service
- Towels & Bedlinen
- Roof terrace
The apartments vary in shape and size, but are identically decorated in muted beige, black and brown tones with Baroque detail: marble fittings in the bathrooms, ornate silver mirrors, and mosaic flooring in the hallways. We thought it a shame the décor didn’t accentuate the original features of the 19thC building, but we also found plenty to love in our huge 2-bedroom apartment: the abundance of comfy seating and mood lighting, walk-in closets, a free-standing bathtub, monsoon shower and spacious, well-equipped kitchens.
One-bedroom apartments are cosy and well-designed, with an open-plan kitchen/living room, while the 3-bedroom apartments have very high ceilings (some with original stucco), accentuating the already generous amount of space. With the exception of the small one-bedrooms (Type B), all beds can be set up as twins or doubles.
- Central heating
- Coffee maker
- Cots Available
- DVD player
- Extra beds
- Full kitchen
- Hob or stove
- Safe box
- Satellite TV
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
The kitchens are well equipped, with an electric hob, microwave and fridge-freezer, kettle and coffee machine. As well as plenty of crockery and pots and pans, you’ll also find thoughtful items such as a peeler, sieve, lemon-squeezer and a teapot, though you'll need to buy all groceries including washing up liquid and bin bags. In summer you can barbecue outside on the small communal terrace at the back of the building.
The Wednesday and Saturday market on Winterfeldtplatz, a 2-minute walk away, is a foodie’s dream: lots of organic and local produce, dizzying arrays of cheese, bread and freshly made pasta, and lots of stalls selling cooked food ranging from Bratwurst to gozleme (filled Turkish flatbread). The area around the market is also choc-a-block with restaurants and cafés, and there are supermarkets within a 5-minute walk of the apartments.
- Coffee maker
- Full kitchen
- Hob or stove
- Restaurants nearby
- The area around the apartments is fun to explore on foot or by bike (there's a rental place around the corner). Apart from the lovely local produce market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, there are many bars and cafés, independent clothing stores, and antique and antiquarian bookshops
- The nearby U-Bahn stations Bülowstraße and Nollendorfplatz are on the U2 line, which takes you directly to many of Berlin’s top attractions. Heading west, you can stop off at Wittenbergplatz for the famous KaDeWe department store, the zoo and nearby shopping mecca Kurfürstendamm
- At the end of the line you’ll find the architecturally fascinating Olympic Stadium, built in 1939 and still used for sporting events
- Heading east, the U2 stops at Potsdamer Platz, pretty Gendarmenmarkt, and Alexanderplatz, from where you can walk to the Museum Island or the boutique-shopping and gallery district around Hackescher Markt
Activities on site or nearby include:
- Historical sites
- Museums / galleries
- Shopping / markets
The apartments are perfect for families: spacious, with full kitchens with dishwashers and washer-dryer machines, and 1-3 bedrooms in each, plus free baby cots and rollaway beds. The local infrastructure is very family-friendly, with playgrounds and restaurants that welcome kids. The nearby Gleisdreieck park has a skate park and table-tennis tables.
Family friendly accommodation:
All bedrooms in the 2- and 3-bedroom apartments can be set up as doubles or twins. The one-bedroom Type A apartments are also big enough for a small family; there's plenty of room in the bedroom for a cot, and an extra bed can be set up in the living room.
Kids Activities on site:
Kids Activities nearby:
Playgrounds and a skate park
Families Should Know:
The quiet backyard is separated from the street by a gate
- Airport: 12km (Berlin Tegel)
- Shops: 1-minute walk
- Hospital: 15 minutes' drive (Charité)
The Palacina is in the attractive Schöneberg district of west Berlin. The apartments are at the drabber end of Winterfelderstraße, close to the busy Potsdamer Straße, but a 2-minute walk up the road is bustling Winterfeldtplatz, from where a warren of pretty streets branch off. With 2 U-Bahn stations close by, you are well connected to other parts of the city.
There are 2 airports in Berlin: Tegel (12km) and Schönefeld (22km) - click on the links below for a list of airlines serving them. You can take a taxi from either airport, but it's easy to reach the Palacina via train, bus and U-Bahn.
As a tourist there is little point in having a car here because the public transport is so good. If you do want to hire a car, see our car rental recommendations. You can park at the Palacina (extra cost).
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More on getting to Berlin and getting around
- Tegel 12.0 km TXL
- Schönefeld 22.0 km SXF
- Beach 200.0 km
- Shops 0.2 km
- Restaurant 0.2 km