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“Good budget option in a nice area”
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smartloft
Ranked #41 of 357 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We had a 4 night stay in the compact apartment on the 2nd floor. We arrived early before check in at 2pm but we were warmly welcomed and allowed to leave our luggage and return later. The guy who checked us in was very helpful and recommended we visit the Berlin wall memorial centre which was just a short walk away to fill the time.
The apartment itself was a good size and it had everything we needed - an iron, ironing board etc. I also liked the art in the room where someone had mounted the thumb prints from previous guests. Everything was clean and tidy. The decor was a little worn and there was some weird stains on the curtains etc but it just needed a lick of paint - it was otherwise spotless.
The fridge was filled with drinks that there was a price list for. This is good for convenience but there is a Lidl just down the road so we stocked up ourselves.
The wi-fi was brilliant - I skyped home and the signal was excellent. We just entered the password into multiple devices and didn't have to bother again.
The shower was also really good - powerful with hot water.
The location of the apartment is in a safe, bohemian, arty type area. It is surrounded with gluten free, vegan type cafes. The streets are tree lined and lovely with everyone riding around on bicycles. There is a Lidl on the way back from Senefelderplatz U-bahn which is handy. If you walk towards the Rosenthaler Platz stop there are some really nice restaurants and cafes - every cuisine you could want. We ate breakfast at Zut Rose - a lovely lady and an amazing local and english breakfast for about 23 euros (it was huge).
One slight thing that I missed in the area was a takeaway. We walked aroud one night after a very tiring day (not wanting a sit down meal) and couldn't find a takeaway - we ended up getting some snacks from Lidl so if you wanted fast food it wasn't the area - but then it might of been a little out of place there.
We arrived back everyday to the Senefelderplatz U-bahn and set off each day from Rosenthaler Platz. They are both around 7 minutes walk from the loft but Senefelderplatz is uphill from the loft and Rosenthaler is downhill.
The only downside we found to the apartment was the noise levels and my husband found it too hot - hence why we scored 3 and not 4/5. We had to sleep with the windows open to keep cool and the noise from outside was quite bad (there is a busy restarant right across the street). There seemed to be some building work going on further down the road that woke us up in the mornings. There was some periods where it went very quiet and we enjoyed some late afternoon naps.
Overall a good experience and we would stay here again.

Room Tip: Perhaps one away from the street to avoid the noise levels.
  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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ThomasArnold, Leiter Gästebetreuung at smartloft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Dear Emma, we are hyppy about your detailed information about the apartment and the area. Thanks for your positive review. We are pleased that you have spent a great time at Smartloft! Concerning the take away spots: feel free to ask our staff - there a quite a few take away spots and nearly every restaurant/bar/café offers take away as well. We are already looking forward to welcome you again soon. All the best, the Smartloft team

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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended. Very good service. Cool design. The best place in Berlin. Walking distance to almost everything. The two-story loft apartment is great and has everything you need for a quick city-break or even a full week or more. We will definitely come back again.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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ThomasArnold, Leiter Gästebetreuung at smartloft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Dear Soren, it's so great to hear that you have had a wonderful time at Smartloft. The interior design and the friendlines of our staff are very mportant to us and we are happy that you were satisfied with both. Come back soon. All the best, the Smartloft team

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

The apartment (x-large sky) is located in a very nice neighbourhood right next to lots of bars and restaurants as well as supermarkets and the subway station. It has a cozy rooftop terrace with great views. We had a great weekend, however, the apartment is not recommended for more than 4 people! There is just one bedroom with one kingsize bed. The other two "beds" (rather a sofa bed) are in the living room. It is either comfortable to sleep nor practical because there is no other room to sit together than the living/sleeping room. Btw... kitchen has no oven!

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
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ThomasArnold, Leiter Gästebetreuung at smartloft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Dear Nicroe, thanks for your review. We are happ that you have had a great time at Smartloft - enjoying the rooftop terrace - and in Berlin. Concerning the bedroom situation: next time you can contact our staff in advance to make sure that you get an apartment with several bedrooms or two smaller apartments. All the best, the Smartloft team

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Had the large apartment which had 3 bedrooms. Our family plus grandparents stayed for 3 nights and it was perfect. We had tons of rooms and the place was decorated well. The place was modern and clean. The place is in a great location close to shopping, restaurants, and public transportation. The only thing I would change is that the bed in one of the rooms was not the most comfortable -- but apart from that we loved the place.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
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ThomasArnold, Leiter Gästebetreuung at smartloft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Dear Rod, it is nice to hear that you and your family have spent a great time at our apartmenthouse and that you loved the interior with its art and design objects. We will take care about the renewals of the beds. Thanks also for your detailed description about the area. See you soon! Best, the Smartloft team

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Had a compact 2 appartment, good size for a couple, everything needed available. Included in the price: sheets, towels, cleaning, shampooing, soap, coffee, tea, hair dryer, small iron table, safe, and all dishes needed to cook yourself, even salt&pepper and oil.
And for a good price, a choice of soft drinks & beers in the fridge.
Good location, nice restaurants & cafés around.
It's not a noisy area, our room was on the 2nd floor, on the street side, and I could sleep while I have a light sleep, but mattress was too soft for me, some springs are too old I think.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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ThomasArnold, Leiter Gästebetreuung at smartloft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Dear guest, thanks a lot for the detailed and overall positive review. It will help other guests to decide for Smartloft. We are happy that you liked the apartment with all its facilities and the area in Prenzlauer Berg / Berlin Mitte. We would be pleased to welcome you again soon. All the best, the Smartloft team

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Address: Choriner Str. 7, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Region: Germany > Berlin > Prenzlauer Berg
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Ranked #41 of 357 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
Price Range: $103 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — smartloft 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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