My son and I stayed here in May for about a week in a mini loft. We really loved the area which was handy to central Berlin and was lively and interesting. We also loved staying at IMA Loft apartments, which were extremely handy to a great street with restaurants, bars and cafes (Orienstrasse), and to three U-bahn stations. We had no reservations about the attractiveness or otherwise of the area - in fact we liked this and felt safe. We stayed in a mini loft which was comfortable, secure and had everything we needed. The staff are very welcoming, helpful and friendly and were willing to extend themselves at times when we needed extra assistance. The mini loft is perfect for two people, however be aware that the platform where the bed is has a very low roof and steep stairs so if you are less than reasonably fit or have a bad back or need to get up often in the night, then consider another style of apartment. We had no problems with this however, and it was quite comfortable. In any case there is comfortable bedding provided downstairs as well. I would rate this place as excellent but feel I need to take one point off for a slight problem, which was an odour under the kitchen sink that I believe is due to slow drainage, however it was not intrusive and was, I think, an unavoidable feature of an old building. There was construction going while we were there and we did hear the workmen a couple of times, but again whilst this was not aesthetically pleasing (think scaffolding everywhere), it was not intrusive. I would highly recommend the loft apartments.
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