This silent spacious apartment in Mitte- Moabit, is situated 6 min. by bus from the central station. Furnished with design furniture in real oak, vintage lamps and decorated with luxurious Italian tiles, such as Bisazza glass mosaic, and chandeliers. Free parking, wifi-internet, international tv channels. Equipped for babies. (baby cot and baby chair available upon request). Sheets, towels, blankets etc are provided and included in the price.
Rooms, beds and sleeping arrangements:
In the apartment you have three bedrooms and a large kitchen/living-room. In each of these 4 rooms you have either a real 160cmx200cm bed in massive oak, or a sofa-bed, same size. About the sofa-beds: being pretty expensive sofas of the German brand Bali, they offer - believe it or not - the same comfort of the real beds. I have one in the apartment where I live (the red sofa in the announce "luxury apartment...) , and it's incredible how comfortable it is. My mom's back 's pain magically disappears when she sleeps in this sofa bed! :-) The best thing of these sofas is that you can convert them back in a sofa with one hand, and that they allow you to leave sheets and blankets inside. So opening and closing them is just a matter of 2-3 seconds.
The second sofa-bed, for the 7th and 8th person, is in the kitchen/living room, same model (yellow in the pictures).
Each room, kitchen/living-room included is completely independent: from each of them you can Access The bathrooms and The street without Having to disturb Those who sleep in the other rooms.
Due to bad experiences in the past, we won't accept bookings of groups of friends below 30 anymore. The apartment is suitable for families and groups of senior guests only. This is a strict rule: If you are a group of people below 30 years old, please do not use the instant booking as we'll have to start cancellation procedure immediately after. Thank you
Bus station (number M27 and 123) just around the corner. The bus 123 takes you in 6 minutes to and from HBH central station (Departure times: three times per hour, at minutes: 13, 33 and 55). M27 takes you in two station to the Ringbahn (Circle lines S41 and S42, station "Wedding") in 5 minutes. Alternatively, the Ringbahn can be reached by foot, too, in 10 minutes: Station "Westhafen". The apartment is very central, therefore we suggest renting a bike during the good season..
U-bahn (Subway) U9, Station "Birkenstrasse", 7 min by foot.
SINCE JAN 1st 2014 BERLIN HAS INTRODUCED A "TOURIST TAX" (5% of the Netto Price + VAT). THIS TAX IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE CALCULATED BY THE SITE AND HAS TO BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE APARTMENT OWNER. I WILL CALCULATE THE TAX AMOUNT FOR YOU AND LET YOU KNOW BEFORE YOU COME TO BERLIN. (It's usually not a lot, between 10€ and 25€ per booking)
More details below:
Information for visitors on Berlin’s hotel occupancy tax
What is being taxed?
As of 1 January 2014, the federal state of Berlin will collect a hotel occupancy tax on
all overnight stays in hotels in Berlin. A “hotel” includes any type of short-term, paid
accommodation, and the tax is due whether or not the hotel guest actually spends
the night in the room.
If a room is reserved, but the guest cancels the reservation before arrival, the
occupancy tax is not charged.
If the guest is in Berlin on business, the occupancy tax is not charged.
In this case, the guest must give the hotel satisfactory proof that his or her stay is for
business reasons. This proof must be provided at the latest by the time the guest
leaves the hotel.
If the bill is made out to the guest’s employer or is paid directly by the employer, or if
the reservation was made by the employer, no further proof is required.
Written confirmation from the employer, including the name and address of the
employer and the duration of the stay, or written confirmation from the guest
(including the same information) can also serve as proof.
People who are self-employed or are owners or co-owners of a company can provide
comparable proof. This could also be a written statement that includes the guest’s
income tax identification number.
Providing information to a hotel to prove that a stay is business-related is voluntary.
If the guest does not want to provide proof to the hotel, he or she can pay the tax and
then apply to the relevant tax office to have the tax reimbursed. Proof that the stay
was business-related must then be provided to the tax office.
If more than one person is staying in the room, the hotel must ask for proof from each
one of them.
Who is liable for the tax?
The hotel is responsible for collecting the tax and passing it on to the federal state of
How much is the tax?
The occupancy tax is 5% of the price of the hotel room (without extras, such as
meals, items from the minibar, the use of hotel services and facilities not included in
the room price, etc.)
How can you prove later that your stay was business-related?
Guests who cannot or do not want to provide proof that their stay was business related
by the time they leave the hotel can apply for reimbursement of the
occupancy tax they paid.
This application must be submitted to the relevant tax office no later than four months
after the stay. Written confirmation that the stay was business-related and the hotel
bill or confirmation from the hotel showing how much occupancy tax was paid must
be submitted with the application.
If more than one person stayed in the room, the occupancy tax can only be
reimbursed to those who can show proof that their own stay was business-related.
The price of the hotel room will be divided by the number of people staying in the
room in order to determine what percentage of the occupancy tax will be reimbursed.
Where can you find the official forms?
Ask the hotel or apartment owner.