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Miniloft - Unique Loft Apartment, Prizewinning Architecture

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Last updated: 03/06/2012

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Berlin apartment description

Miniloftmitte's downtown studio apartment is (45 sqm /450 sqft) is located in a stunning, prize winning building that combines a new building with renovation of an existing structure from the nineteenth century. The architects/designers are also the owners of the apartment, and have their own apartment in the building with their family. Architecture buffs love it here!

The apartment allows you full independence while enjoying your stay in Berlin in a unique atmosphere. The generous floor plan allows you to indulge in the modern luxury of pure space. The apartment is equipped with everything you need, and we provide all-organic products and cleaning supplies.

All major public transportation routes can be easily reached from this central location, and so many Berlin attractions are within walking distance (Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Alexanderplatz, Berlin Wall museum).

There are supermarkets and excellent restaurants and cafes within five minutes walk.

The Building - Phase 1: Britta Jürgens and Matthew Griffin, the architects who run the minilofts, also developed and designed the buildings.

The miniloft building was built on the property Hessische Str. 5 in two phases from 2001 – 2004. It is a complex interweave of renovation and new construction.

When they bought the property in 1999, the rear wing which now houses the classic minilofts was a run down building from the 1890's typical of Berlin Mitte.

In the first phase the architects completely transformed the narrow original wing by renovating the existing apartments.

The Building - Phase 2: In the second phase, the modern miniloft building (bender), was constructed in the overgrown bomb site at the front of the property. Its three bent stainless steel ribbons embrace the existing rear wing behind and navigate between the buildings on either side.

The building has received several prizes, and been internationally published in many magazines and books.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge
          • Staff


          • Non Smoking Only:

            Strictly no smoking...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets generally allowed. Fee for extra cleaning. Please contact us for more information....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Each apartment has a bath tub. We have aids for those in wheelchairs. Please contact us for more information....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            So you don't have to hire a sherpa to carry everything you need to bring with you, we can provide a few useful items for your little ones free of charge: Cutlery, bowls and cups Step to help smaller guests reach the bathroom sinks High chair Stroller for toddlers Baby bath Baby bed and bedding Miniloft's own kid's activity pack to keep your youngsters entertained If you need anything else, you just need to ask!...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

          • Extroverted: 1 queen, 3 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


          • The modern extroverted miniloft features a spectacular south facing 12 meter (40 ft.) glass curtain wall running the length of the spacious (45 sqm / 450 sq ft) apartment. The apartment comfortably sleep 3-4 adults or a family of 5. There is floor heating, and an elevator in the New building. The Old building is to the rear of the property and therefore a little quieter. There is no elevator in the Old building...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          Other Amenities

              • The miniloft is non smoking, and equipped with modern amenities including highspeed wireless internet connection for your laptop, cable TV, telephone, kitchenette, bathroom, queen-sized bed, couch and dining area, and an on site self serve laundry....moreless


              • Stereo:

                Radios in every apartment...moreless

              • Video Library:

                You can borrow our DVD player and there's one of Berlin's best video stores around the corner - feel free to use our account....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player


              • Tourist Attractions
              • Historic
              • Family
              • Romantic


              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Botanical Garden
              • Coin Laundry
              • Zoo
              • Playground

              Leisure Activities

              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              local services and businesses

              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center

              Location Type

                  • Downtown

                  sports and adventure activities

                      • Swimming

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                          • Dining Area
                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Seating for 4 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card


                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Elevator
                              • Covered Parking
                              • Internet:

                                Free Wi-Fi. Ethernet cables also available...moreless

                              • Towels Provided:

                                Towels can be exchanged for clean ones whenever you wish...moreless

                              • Garage:

                                Elevator style parking garage. 12 EUR per night...moreless

                              • Heating:

                                Underfloor heating in the New building. Traditional radiators in the Old building...moreless

                              • Washing Machine:

                                Coin operated communal washing machine in Old building basement. Washing powder and liquid provided free of charge...moreless

                              • Clothes Dryer:

                                Dryer in Old building basement provided free of charge...moreless

                              • Telephone:

                                Free local calls....moreless

                              • Linens Provided
                              • Broadband Access
                              • Wireless Internet:

                                No charge for wireless!...moreless

                              • Parking
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Local Maps
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Sofa Bed
                              • Iron & Board

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional


                                  • Stove
                                  • Dishes & Utensils
                                  • Pantry Items:

                                    We provide everything you need, including coffee, tea, oil, vinegar, sugar etc. Cleaning products are also provided....moreless

                                  • Coffee Maker:

                                    Stove-top mocha machine and coffee press in each loft. Organic coffee provided...moreless

                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Kitchen
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Microwave
                                  • Stove
                                  • Mini Refrigerator
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Freezer
                                  • Kitchenette

                                  Payment Type

                                  • Amex
                                  • Visa
                                  • Mastercard
                                  • Eurocard


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                                  from 21 traveler reviews
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                                  Rates depend on booking
                                  Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2015
                                  2 night min stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates


                                  • Pet Fee €20
                                  • Extra cleaning €20 + tax
                                  • Tax Rate 7%


                                  Rates are flexible, please contact us for current rates and availability. Average: €115/night

                                  Rates vary according to length of stay and number of people, between 90-210 EUR/night.

                                  Children under 2 years of age are free!

                                  Extra charges for credit cards apply.

                                  Other units may be available on this property, please inquire.

                                  Payment is due in cash upon arrival (EC/Maestro handled as cash). For credit card payment there is a 5% surcharge. If you would like to make a wire transfer in advance, please let us know.

                                  Prices do not include 5% City Tax on private overnight stays in the city. Please click here for more information:

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                                  Car: Not Necessary

                                  Miniloftmitte is located in the Heart of Berlin's historic center, in the popular gallery district. Main points of interest such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Parliament Buildings are only 15 minutes walk away. The famous 'Scheunenviertel' culture and night life scene is just around the corner, as are many art galleries and museums. The nearest subway station (Naturkundemuseum) is a three minute's walk, and there are four stations within a 10 minute walk.

                                  Other Activities: Shopping, galleries, museums, restaurants, nightlife... the best of Berlin.


                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 2003

                                  About the owner: We are architects who run the minilofts - we also developed and designed the building. We also live in the building in our own apartment, with our two kids Theo and Odile. We took care of every detail so that you can have a wonderful stay in Berlin! -Britta Jürgens and Matthew Griffin

                                  Why the Owner Chose Berlin:
                                  We built the Minilofts on a partially destroyed lot (from WWII), close to the former line of the Berlin Wall. After the wall fell, East Berlin was a thrilling place, full of opportunity and energy. And 20 years later, it still is! Only now there are plenty of shops, galleries and restaurants in the neighborhood.

                                  Contact us

                                  Speaks: dutch, french, portuguese, german, italian, spanish, english

                                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                                  • Miniloftmitte


                                  • Extroverted miniloft

                                    Extroverted miniloft

                                  • Bath


                                  • Classic apartment

                                    Classic apartment

                                  • A range of kid's stuff is available to borrow for free.

                                    A range of kid's stuff is available to borrow for free.

                                  • Introverted apartment

                                    Introverted apartment

                                  • Well-equipped kitchens in all lofts

                                    Well-equipped kitchens in all lofts

                                  • Introverted apartment

                                    Introverted apartment

                                  • Extroverted apartment

                                    Extroverted apartment

                                  • Extroverted apartment

                                    Extroverted apartment

                                  • Free miniloft-made guidebook in every loft.

                                    Free miniloft-made guidebook in every loft.

                                  • Prize Winning Architecture

                                    Prize Winning Architecture

                                  • Entryway


                                  • Classic apartment

                                    Classic apartment

                                  • Compact apartment

                                    Compact apartment

                                  • Miniloft-made activity pack for kids

                                    Miniloft-made activity pack for kids

                                  • Introverted apartment

                                    Introverted apartment

                                  • Introverted apartment

                                    Introverted apartment

                                  • Extroverted apartment

                                    Extroverted apartment

                                  • Extroverted apartment

                                    Extroverted apartment

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2002.

                                  Date last modified - Thursday, May 15, 2014

                                  €115 per night (EUR)

                                  0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 5

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                                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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