“Luxurious, spacious, and spotlessly clean apartments in Berlin’s attractive Schöneberg district (sleeping 2-5)”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Playgrounds and a skate park
The quiet backyard is separated from the street by a gate