Ulf Acksel´s boarding house is just a stone´s throw from Kollwitzplatz, in one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in town, only a step away from Berlin-Mitte. The rooms and the idyllic garden have an Italian motif. [...]. The courtyard has a soothing and peaceful reflecting pool. Next door, the attractive Club del Mar with its wooden furniture and crystal chandeliers serves breakfast for guests. The rooms in the new building are unfussy, modern, not over-designed. Hand-finished teak furniture from Bali, old wooden floors, chandeliers and, in most cases, a kitchenette, make for a comfortable ambience. The bathrooms feature mosaics in different colours, and elegant fittings with rain shower heads by Citerio for Axor. This little oasis in a street lined with old plane trees is a real Berlin gem for travellers who want to relax in a home away from home.