Berlin has it all when it comes to luxury and family self catering accommodation. The city is a great destination for visitors wishing to stay for one or two weeks, or even one month or more, and offers high-end apartments with roof-top views as well as affordable family-friendly flats and houses for rent. The most expensive part of the city is the central district of Mitte. This has a wide choice of luxury and slightly cheaper apartments just a stone’s throw from the main sights. Staying in the city centre is a great choice as it means that couples and families don’t need to travel too far to experience the unique atmosphere of this historical area.

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

For families

Families with young children will find the park areas of Berlin a good option for short term lets. Tiergarten is the large public park in the centre of the city which also houses Berlin Zoo, and in this area, there are lots of affordable apartments which make it an ideal destination for stays of one or two weeks. Slightly south of Berlin lies Tempelhof Park, also a popular area for family holiday rentals, with houses offering valuable outside space for children to play during longer visits of one month or more.

Prenzlauer Berg is said to be one of the quietest and safest areas of Berlin, and lies to the north-east of the city. For families staying for two or three months, a furnished short term let here would offer escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, whilst remaining close enough to make use of the many public transport links back in. Pet-friendly rentals with gardens and parking are readily available in this Berlin suburb.

Bundestag, Berlin

On a budget

Visitors looking for budget accommodation may be surprised to find they can stay in relative luxury, as Berlin has a very good selection of cheaper but good quality self catering properties. Many apartments include internet access and laundry facilities, with the most affordable properties located away from the centre of Berlin.

Apartments, flats and houses on the outskirts of the city provide the opportunity to stay longer than a week or two at an affordable rate. The Westend area, for example, offers easy access to the spectacular Grunewald Forest with its spectacular viewpoints.

Street market, Berlin

Luxury rentals

If you’re looking for luxury self catering accommodation in Berlin, Mitte is a good place to start your search. Also incorporating the Museum Quarter, it is central to the main sights of Berlin. Short term rental options here include roof-top apartments with views across the city and properties with swimming pools and terraces, offering much-valued privacy if you want to entertain guests.

The proximity of historical sights such as the Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Cathedral make Mitte one of the best bases for luxury weekends, although Charlottenburg would give it a run for its money. This district is full of tall apartment buildings offering top quality self catering apartments for rent.

For business

Tempelhof is one of Berlin’s busiest commercial districts and as such, offers a range of short term lets to those visiting on business, including small studio apartments perfect for a short stay of one or two nights.

To the west of the city, Charlottenburg is an affluent business area that also attracts a lot of tourists. It is characterised by high quality self catering accommodation including serviced apartment blocks with wi-fi and parking, making it a good area to stay if you take the car. Additionally, if you use Berlin Tegel Airport, Charlottenburg is situated on the same side of the city, so it would be convenient for travelling.

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