Name: Gorki Apartments
Gorki Apartments are service apartments located on the trendy street of Weinbergsweg in Mitte, Berlin. The apartments consist of 34 individually designed apartments and 2 penthouses housed in 2 blocks of a residential buildings
Upon entering past the inconspicuous door next to Cafe Gorki Park, I walked through a courtyard to find the cozy check in area up a short flight of stairs. The staff here are generally very friendly and eager to help. There were also free locally baked cookies from the neighbourhood bakery and some apples available at the check in area.
After a speedy checkin, I was assisted to my room, at Apartment 2A. The apartment opens to a small corridor where there are a row of glossy shelves. After the corridor is a huge bathroom, with a quaint and beautiful freestanding bathtub in the middle of the room. There is also a separate shower space and bathroom space on the right side of the room, while a sink and a long mirror is on the left side. There is also a tall heating rack here to dry towels and laundry, if necessary.
At the back of the apartment is the living space, with a bed in the middle, and a long shelf running the span of the right wall where the stove, sink, dishwasher, fridge, plates and bowls, cups and glasses, nespresso coffee machine, and cutlery is located. A small table is next to this shelf, with 2 small stools.
The room is quite spacious and feels airy. There are a few large floor to ceiling windows in both the living space and bathroom which opens up to balconies or the emergency stairwells. They let in a lot of natural lighting, which brightens up the rooms. In the middle of the living space is the large comfortable bed. There is also another chair in the room, opposite the bed and right under the tv. The room did not have any air conditioning, but instead offers a strong Dyson Cooler. Thankfully the weather was quite cool throughout my time in Berlin, so this was not a problem at all.
While each apartment here has a different design, they all have similar amenities. As mentioned, there are Nespresso coffee machines in the rooms. They also offer teabags from a local Berlin based tea company, Paper & Tea. I also received a small bag of cookies in my room which are similar to those at the check in area. In the bathroom, Gorki Apartments offer high quality organic toiletries from a company called Dr. Bronner.
Gorki Apartments are located in a bustling neighbourhood with multiple cafes and restaurants. There is a popular park, Volkspark at the end of the street as well. The tramline runs through the front of the apartment, and the tram station is just at the end of the street. At the start of the street is the entrance to the U-bahn, Rosenthaler Platz. Getting from here to other places in Berlin is very convenient with the multiple transportation options. On top of that, Gorki Apartments also rent out bicycles for those who want to explore the city on bikes.
Overall, Gorki Apartments is a great service apartment to stay in at Berlin whether for one night or one month! The great location, lively neighbourhood and helpful staff all make the apartment very welcoming and fun. I would not hesitate to stay here again in Berlin!
This review was written by Luxury Travel Diary contributor Lenard Lim.