NOMADS APT. BERLIN
In a quiet street in Prenzlauerberg, north of Mitte and an area where a lot of people with young kids and good jobs live, you can find the fairly new NOMADS APT. In between old buildings there’s a new apartment block where they turned this big apartment into a lovely place to stay. When you’re with a group of friends or travelling with your kids it’s ideal because you have three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a huge living space and kitchen at your disposal. And also if you like the feeling of being a local in Berlin, you’ll love your stay at NOMADS APT.
Julia, one of the people working for NOMADS APT., did the check-in and told me everything about the apartment. From handing over the keys to how the coffee machine works and from how I can plug my iPhone in the sound system to letting me know I can park my bike behind the gated fence. When she’s away I have some time to look around in the apartment: it’s all on one floor, but there are several levels. The living room is slightly higher than the kitchen. The design is quite masculine: dark colors, a leather couch, a guitar in the corner and a boxing ball in the living room and bathroom. It feels like you enter the perfect boyfriend apartment.
Responsible for the interior are Annabelle Kutucu and Michael Schickinger from Lambs and Lions. If you’re an avid Petite Passport reader you probably think: ‘that sounds familiar’. Correct! They are also the designers behind the Casa Cook Hotel in Rhodes where I stayed last May (see the report here) and The San Giorgio Hotel in Mykonos where I stayed a few years ago (see my report here).
If you’re staying at the apartment you can of course use their kitchen to make a lovely meal (good option also when you have family, friends or colleagues in Berlin and want to invite them over) but you can also go to the close by Oderberger Strasse where you will find restaurants for everyone. From Korean food to Italian and from a Greek taverne to a Ice Cream parlour. There are a lot of interesting coffee table books available for you to read in the living room. From a guide to learn everything about Berlin to the Designhotels.com book and the Monocle Guide to Cozy Homes. The bedrooms are homely with thick duvets and a fortune cookie on top of it. Funny detail. Also you’ll have access to a big balcony with a view of the courtyard.
From 490 euro per night, sleeps 6, check out: www.nomadsapt.com
This trip was sponsored by Visit Berlin and easyJet. They fly to Berlin Schoenefeld several times a week. The flight time from Amsterdam to Berlin is approximately 1 hours and 30 minutes. For more information check out: www.easyjet.com and www.visitberlin.de