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Old Town Apartments - Schoenhauser Allee
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   Schoenhauser Allee 5, 10119 Berlin, Germany   |  
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Ranked #56 of 314 Specialty lodging in Berlin
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“Amenities, Value, Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2010

We just needed a couple of days in Berlin and were delighted to find these departments. The office was really helpful in finding the right one with quick replies to e-mails. Being on the fourth floor kept us fit but we knew what was coming. This was so much better than being in a hotel room and also in a much more interesting part of the city. Being able to make a cup of tea and a snack in a nice kitchen is a real treat, the apartment was nice and spacious with a big bathroom and entrance hall. The twin beds were very comfortable. The apartment overlooked the courtyard and was very quiet at night.

The communication links with tram and Metro were superb. There is a handy supermarket just up the road and the best kebabs and felafel down the road at the Luxa. Incidentally, the area felt perfectly safe. We would unreservedly recommend these apartments as a really good place to see Berlin from.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

We stayed 3 nights on the apartment last June and our global experience has been good.
Best points are: location (lovely neighbourhood, full of restaurants), apartments dimensions, quite big, and Wifi
On the other hand: there is no elevator and our room was on 4th floor and also on the street there are some pubs, so it’s noisy on weekend nights (despite we slept very well)
To sum up: ideal for young/middle age groups of people, not recommended for old ones or if you go with little kids.
Price were correct, could be a bit more cheap and apartment managment were friendly (and speak English very well)

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2010

We stayed in one of the Old Town Apartments for three days at the end of a two week holiday in Germany. Initially we were a little disappointed when we walked into the apartment because it didn't look quite as pristine and glamorous as the photos on the website and the previous incumbents had obviously enjoyed a fish supper before they left. However and despite this we were soon won over by the wonderful lively area and the friendly and helpful owners. It was good to be able to make our own breakfast after 10 days of hotel living and we had a great time in Berlin cycling round the city (orange bike hire company just 6 euros per 24 hours).

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2010

Choose old town apartments for a group of 12 heading to Berlin for a stag weekend. We paid roughly 40 euros a night each which was a fantastic price when compared to staying at a hotel. Apartments were big & clean and and gave you more privacy than a hotel would.
The staff we just saw on arrival and departure because there was no other reason to see them, we had no problems at all with this choice.
Location wise, exactly what you need. Looking out the window from the top floor apartment, the view is dominated by the Berliner Dom, you are that close to the centre of the city. Great bar around the corner as well, bit student orientated but prices are great.

A group of 12 you would probably expect someone to find something to complain about but everyone was happy with this place and would use it again.

  • Stayed October 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2010

My husband, 1 and my 23 year old son had a two night stay here from the 15th to 17th December. We booked directly with the OTA and paid 65 euro a night, which we found very reasonable for the 3 of us. Booking directly at the hotel you can book for a particular apartment and we chose the Allan Berg on the second floor with 2 single beds and a sofa that was already made up when we arrived. The staff in the office were very helpful - responding promptly to a couple of emails I sent before our arrival and also when we arrived. We had an early morning flight so our flat wasn't ready but we left our bags in the office.

The kitchen was handy for breakfast and fairly well equipped with gas cooker, microwave and utensils but we didn't really use it as we ate out most of the time. There's a supermarket going north up the Schonhauser Allee, the street the hotel's on, which is pretty well stocked (careful as we went to the first one Bio something which is more of an organic foodstore and the other supermarket is further on) The room was nice and big and ( more importantly for us as it was -6 outside) warm!! The furniture is basic but as expected. Our room looked over an inner courtyard and was very peaceful.

It's really near the metro station and the hotel gives excellent directions on arriving at the hotel by public transport on their website. A tip for a group is to get a Kleingruppe daily ticket for the tube at 16.10 euro for unlimited travel within Berlin for all zones ABC for up to 5 people. see http://www.s-bahn-berlin.de/englisch/tarife/index.htm

The hotel office also kindly gave us a metro map on our arrival and a leaflet on free walking tours, both of which proved very useful. We went on a tour which started at 1 for about 4 hours, in spite of the freezing weather!, that took us to the major sites of Brandenberg Gate, Holocaust memorial, Hitler's Bunker and Checkpoint Charlie with an excellent commentary by our informative guide Asoka. Although the trip is free they ask for a donation - which we gave willingly! see www.brewersberlintours.com

The Christmas markets are lovely particularly in the snow and we found the one at Charlottenburg Schloss very attractive. There were even some covered stalls made into restaurants that were very cozy. The nearby Luisen Brau brewery seemed very inviting but unfortunately was fully booked for Christmas - as were also all the other famous breweries we visited!! All in all a great trip which was lovely with the snow but perhaps would be nicer in Spring to wander down some of the wide streets rather than dashing from one place to another trying to get warm!!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2010

Just returned from a trip to Berlin where we stayed in OTA. Loved the location and the friendly staff. Large studio apartments with some charm - perfect for us!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2009

Four of us stayed on the 3rd Floor in the gluck apartment. Two single beds and a double bed opposite, the room was nice clean and spacious, shower was great, room had wi-fi and towels and hairdryer were provided in the bathroom. There are no lifts in the building but it clearly states that when booking. Had no problems checking in, staff were friendly and very helpful.Right near the Rosa-Luxemburg Platz subway. There is a supermarket on the corner and some great bars and restaurants nearby. would definitley recommend this hotel and stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Schoenhauser Allee 5, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 314 Specialty lodging in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Old Town Apartments - Schoenhauser Allee 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the most popular Berlin district, Mitte, our apartment house boasts the old Berlin-style flair. Built in 1900, the entire building was completely renovated in 2000. Beautiful paintings in the staircase emphasize the individual style of the building. The apartments themselves are characterized in particular by their size. Families or groups of friends can especially benefit from the spacious layouts. All apartments are arranged around a landscaped courtyard. The apartments in the front building feature a street-side balcony. All apartments have fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms with tubs or showers and a free wireless-internet connection. Towels and bed linen are provided.Within walking distance of our apartment house are the Hackescher Markt area and Alexanderplatz, with the TV Tower and Museum Island. Our apartments offer the ideal base for exploring Berlin. ... more   less 
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