Having been to Berlin a few times, and having experienced Ackselhaus and Prinzlauer Berg area where it is lcoated, I would not contemplate staying anywhere else. Firstly, the area itself is THE place to be, not because it is trendy, relaxed, bohemian, arty, live music streaming most places, alternative, classy, relaxed, organic haven - yes it is all those things, but more so because it has such an amazing ambience. One can spend literally days just in Prinzlauer Berg and surrounds. Get hotel to book you into Pasternak for a dinner or wonder a little furthe afield for fab Japanese at Sasaya's, that is before you hit Cafe de Paris with their fantastic desserts and fresh mint leaf tea etc. If you are after relaxing weekend rather than "snap and move" touristy experience, then this place is a must.
Pre and post booking service was great. We were offered a last minute cancellation on a 2bdr apartment at the same price as the double room(s) we were after that were booked out. We have "Venice" apartment, no photos on web, may not be as sophisticated as Rome or studio deluxe but it is nice enough and is in Ackselhaus. Blue House which is two doors down and in the same building as lovely breakfast location of Cafe del Mar, is also fab and part of the hotel. Fish tanks inserted into the walls, lovely buffet breakfast, with fresh bread for you to pick put in your cane basket and take outside to sit in the sun, blanckets cushions and cane chairs, with great attentive service.
The highlight, particularly on a sunny May long weekend, has to be the lovely gardens that both Ackselhaus and Blue Home offer their guests. It is a tranquil paradise, and the photos on the hotel's website are a true reflection of reality. We bought beautiful fresh produce at Kollwilplatz open air markets on Saturday (a must experience) and had an alfresco long lunch with friends who dropped in to see us. Staff were most attentive to give us extra wine glasses and to ensure we were taken care of. If you are after touristy trip, dont worry, we walked to Alexanderplatz no probs, but you can catch a tram that is 50m from the hotel, 3 stops and you are there. From there you can walk to the Museum Island or Branderburg gate, or catch 100, 200 ot TXL bus wherever you want to go. If you dive, like we did, free parking right in front of the hotel, very convenient.
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