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Best ( or better ;) ) solution?

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Best ( or better ;) ) solution?

I've been spending a lot of time looking for an accomodation for a 4 night stay in Berlin in December - such a big offer! As I've already said in another post we are 2 60yr old couples.

Appartements cost much less. Has anyone rented with www.holiday-rentals.co.uk ? Are they liable?

There are some interesting solutions in

1) Berlin-Mitte (Wedding, Tiergarten) Kielganstrasse

2) Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Otto-Suhr- Allee or Geisbergstrasse or Ravensbergerstrasse

Are these places too far out?

I've also taken a look at some hotels well reviewed by TA like Hotel Pension Bregenz, The Circus Hotel, Adina App Hotel Berlin Hautbahnhof, Best Western Kanthotel, Adagio Hotel... I'm in a loop!!! Can anyone get me out giving their personal experience? I hope you understand what we're looking for. Due to age and weather we don't want to be too far from things - I know Berlin is very big and has good transport but we'd like to be near at least one interesting part. Nor do we want expensive business man-hotels. We'd like a nice cosy clean and quiet accomodation. We have an eye on budget but we are perfectly aware that low prices often hide a problem and that's what we want to avoid even it means spending more.

Thanks for your help!!

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I cannot help with apartments as we book hotels.

I have stayed three times in Mitte and it is wonderfully convenient. Last year in late November (and next trip same time this year) we were at the Melia Berlin which is ideally located for both the surroundings and the transport options of S Bahn and U Bahn within a block. We got an excellent pre pay rate of under 100 Euros this year and last, but book well in advance.

Circus Hotel gets solid reviews.

I would not want to be right at Hautbahnhof as there is not a lot in the immediate surroundings though you can certainly get anywhere fast and easy.

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In your earlier post I described an apartment we rented in Mitte which was easily the best accommodation we had in six weeks in Europe. It was clean and well furnished and very central, being about a two minute walk from the Heinrich-Heine Strasse exit of the U-bahn, with restaurants and grocery stores nearby. It had a main bedroom with a double bed and a second bedroom with a single bed and a couch that would fold out to a double, as well as a couch in the living room that was comfy for sleeping. If you didn't want to share the owner had two other apartments in the same building. This one was on the tenth floor, and as the lift only goes to the third, sixth and ninth floors there's a flight of stairs to negotiate (not difficult) but one of the other apartments is on the ninth floor so no stairs. The owner is a lovely lady, who came out in the rain to find us when we got a bit lost looking for the building. I have no hesitation in recommending this apartment.

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Thanks for your answers!

Yorkfoodie I looked up the appartement you suggested because of your positive feedback. It looks nice and is central. The problem is - you may say we're fussy! - we wanted 2 bedrooms with regular double beds, not fold up coaches nor 140 large beds. This is the reason why we're starting to consider hotels and B&Bs.

Bye :)

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Fair enough. Hope you find something you like.

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Hi

Have a look at this place. I have stayed here.

http://www.pension-rotdorn.de/engl/index.html

Some reviews here….

tripadvisor.com/…REVIEWS

It is a converted building so you have a variety of room types.

You may make am email enquiry.

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Hmm! Looks nice.

I'll show it to the other couple.

Thanks :) !

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I've used holiday-rentals several time and have always had fantastic apartments and service.

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If this reply is not too late, I would suggest you try Urban Apartments http://www.urban-apartments.com/berlin They have a wide choice of excellent apartments, many of which would meet your requirements, in the areas of Mitte, Kreuzberg and Prenzlauerberg. We stayed in one for two weeks in September, five minutes walk from Museum Island.

I hope you'll find something you like.

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I hadn't seen this one. Thanks, I'll take a look.

Bye :)

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