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Ackselhaus: A Whimsical, Tranquil Refuge in the Heart of Berlin (2018)

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Award by holidaycheck 2018 (2018)


The telegraph - where to stay in Berlin: hotels by district (2018)

This unique b&b offers two hotels in one: the more expensive Bluehome has a Mediterranean feel, while Ackselhaus’ mini-apartments offer various themes that range from the geographical to the filmic. Staff are friendly, there’s a lovely Balinese courtyard garden and it’s well located for both Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg.

Award tripadvisor 2018 (2018)

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Travel know-how CityTrip Berlin (2018)

9783831730926-70 Edgy in Prenzlauer Berg: In “ackselhaus” and “blue home”, here the Wilhelminian style, the colonial style and a clear modern line coalesce; just a few steps away from chic “Kollwitzplatz”, 2 subway stops away from Alexanderplatz.

Michelin Guide 2018 (2018)

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Baedeker travel guide Berlin, Potsdam (2018)

https3-eu-west-1amazonawscommairdumont-covercloud9783829746014 The most beautiful hotel in district “Prenzlauer Berg” close to “Kollwitzplatz”. Each room is dedicated to a different theme. Being exhausted after a walk through the city you can recover in the well-tended garden.

Travellers´Choice Award 2018 (2018)

tc_2018_green_ll_tm-1 Winner in the category: “Top 25 Hotels Germany”.

National Geographic - Walking berlin (2017)

img2_0001An exceptionally designed boutique hotel. Behind the room doors, there you will find individually designed themes such as “New York”, “Ocean”, “Africa” or “Picasso”. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. A very special highlight is the Mediterranean garden in the courtyard. Located close to Kollwitzplatz and only a few minutes away from “Alexanderplatz“ (see page 184).

DK-Top10 Berlin (2017)

img2_0003 The stylish, individually furnished spacious rooms are located in a time-honored house dating back to 1900. Those who live here are looking for ease and comfort after a turbulent day. The names of the rooms refer to the style and mood. This exclusive guest house is located in a quiet side street, close to the lively Kollwitz-neighborhood and within walking distance of the “Mitte“ district (see page 175).

The telegraph 2017 (2017)

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Lonely Planet Traveller 01/2017 (2017)

lp-470x629 Review of the month (page 41): [...] Every room is different at Ackselhaus, but all are enormous and quiet, with tall windows, king-size beds and wooden floorboards. Suites include the colourful Picasso, art books, and paintings adorning the walls [...].

Garni-Hotels 2017 (2017)

garni-hotel1Also in 2017, the ackselhaus & blue home belongs to the best hotels in Germany.

ZWP Online - Dental Life & Style (2016)

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art mag - Berlin Going up - 10/2016 (2016)

berlinische_galerie_treppengalerie_nina_strassguetl One of two sister hotels In a restored 19th century house in the trendy Prenzlauerberg district, the Ackselhaus has 16 beautifully themed rooms – Rome, Cairo, Africa Deluxe, Beach House and so on – with many imaginative touches. Its terra cotta facade and Mediterranean-style back garden give it a southern European feel. Breakfast is served a few doors up the street in sister hotel the Blue Home in the charming Club del Mar, with its wooden Art Nouveau-style facade.

Hotel DE - Top Rated Hotel 2016/2017 (2016)




Yelp 2016 (2016)

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Garni-Hotels 2016 (2016)

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Guide Michelin 2016 (2016)

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weight watchers 08/09 2016 (2016)

weight-watcher1 If you are looking for something special, you can choose between different individually designed rooms at the Ackselhaus in the trendy district of Prenzlauer Berg. (Page 76)

Top 10 Berlin (2016)

top10 Stylish themed rooms are offered in this small boutique hotel with a Mediterranean garden. It is located near Kollwitzplatz, a popular area with bustling bars and cafés. (p. 178)

Marco Polo Berlin (2016)

marco-polo Beautiful themed rooms and apartments, a Balinese garden in the courtyard and a goldfish pond. If you stay on the ground floor, you will have to go across stepping stones to reach your entrance. Unbelievably beautiful! (page 99)

Berlin - a travel booklet for visitors and curious residents (2016)

cover_berlin_reiseheft Each room is an oasis of holiday feelings (p. 25).

Travellers` Choice Awards - Tripadvisor (2016)

ackselhaus & blue home - rank 7 - belongs to the 25 best hotels - Germany. Read more: (2015)

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Explore History from the Ackselhaus & Blue Home – Berlin. Read the whole article: (2015)

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Award by holidaycheck 2015 (2015)


the hotel culture (2015)

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Award by TRIPADVISOR 2015 (2015)


Marie Claire South Africa (2015)

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pocket Berlin - top sights - local life - made easy (2015)

img_0006_new Charismatic retreat in 19th-century building. (page 175)

Polyglott on tour berlin (2015)

img_0005_newCharming hotel, apartments in an old building. Beautiful garden. (page 32)

Merian live! Berlin (2015)

img_00031 One of the nicest hotels in Prenzlauer Berg. Each room has got a different theme, you will sleep in Africa or Venice and you can recover in the beautiful garden. (Page 24)

Top 10 Berlin (2015)

img_0002_top-10-berlin The stylish, individually designed spacious rooms are located in a historical building from 1900. This exclusive guest house is located in a silent side street just a stone´s throw away from the bustling “Kollwitz”-neighborhood and within walking distance to the trendy district “Mitte”. (Page 178)

Marco Polo Berlin (2015)

img_0001_marco-polo Flats with an Asian touch, a Balinese garden in the courtyard and a goldfish pond. If you stay on the ground floor, you will have to go across stepping stones to reach your entrance. Unbelievably beautiful! (page 105)

lonely planet berlin (2015)

img_loneyl-planet-gros At this charismatic retreat in a 19th-century building you´ll sleep in large, classily decorated themed rooms (eg Africa, Rome, Maritime), each with thoughtfully picked special features: a free-standing tub, perhaps, a four-poster bed or Chinese antiques. Many face the enchanting courtyard garden. Breakfast is served - beneath crystal chandeliers - until 11 am (until 13.30 pm at weekends). (page 241-242)

Feinschmecker 04/2015 (2015)

feinschmecker1“Out of Africa”, “Picasso’s summer house”, “beach chair Baltic Sea-freshness”: Every door in the two old tenement houses open a different holiday world. Sit in the courtyard with cocktails under palm trees and pluck Tuscany herbs. Best „Prenzlauer Berg“ location. (page 49)

House - Design, food & travel by House & garden (2015)

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Guide Michelin 2015 (2014)

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STAY BERLIN: ACKSELHAUS. Read the full review: - Overnight stay in Berlin (2014)

Romantic - This oasis is nestled right in the centre of the trendy Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood. The tranquil courtyard in the back has a Mediterranean garden with a fountain and a terrace with a canopy bed for guests. The rooms are designed with a charming blend of traditional architecture and modern furnishings. Each is decorated with a love for detail and according to different motifs, such as Africa, Honeymoon and Maritime. Each room also features a kitchenette.

Cool cities Berlin 2014 (2014)

Inspired by his extensive travels, Ulf Acksel converted two late 19th-century buildings into an unparalleled, exceptional boutique hotel. Each of its 35 rooms and suites follows a different theme. Using high-quality materials and lovingly paying attention to detail, Acksel has created intimate microcosms far from the noise of the city. Outstanding highlights include the Mediterranean garden in the courtyard and the Club del Mar

Merian Momente Berlin (2014)

img_0001 Attention to detail - You will sleep in Africa or Venice, with Picasso or in the beach house in the most beautiful hotel in Prenzlauer Berg. The terracotta façade gets you in the mood for the south, the beautiful garden creates a feeling of relaxation after a long stroll through the city, and the varied breakfast prepares for the next trip.

Award by “Der Feinschmecker” 2014 (2014)


Louis Vuitton City Guide Berlin (2014)

lv Strange as it might seem in view of the large number of tourists who flock here, Prenzlauer Berg has few hotels (but numerous B&Bs), with nearby Mitte, which boasts more than its share, absorbing the majority of visitors. Essentially a residential area, bastion of the yuppie set, Prenzlauer Berg is not the best place to look for accommodation, and only a few small establishments stand out. For his little hotel, Ulf Acksel went for an “exotic colonial” theme that is somewhat at odds with the neighbourhood, but is nonetheless rather beguiling. The rooms, suites and apartments spread across two 19th-century buildings have a rustic, ethnic, Balinese feel, creating a general mood of relaxation, lightness, and simplicity. Flower-filled, green and cooled in summer by several fountains and basins, the complex forms a curious oasis in the neighbourhood. A buffet breakfast is served every morning in the Café del Mar.

marie claire Australia 11/2014 (2014)

Marie Claire - November 2014 Snag the beautiful rooftop Summerhouse – with its spacious terrace and plunge pool – where you can turn up the tunes on the surround sound system in your own stylish living room, complete with a fireplace, walk-in closet, freestanding bathtub and Bretz sofas. The service here is delightful.

ELLE Australia, Sydney 10/2014 (2014)

elle-oct If the judgemental stares of a pursed-lipped concierge after a night out are too hard to face, book a self-contained suite at ackselhaus - then the only person you have to look at is you in the mirror. Ridiculously spacious bedrooms plus bathtubs built for washing away nightclub stamps (and regret) will make this feel like a better version of your own home. Located on the border of Mitte and cool Prenzlauer Berg, it is where to stay if you want to feel like a local on the loose.

Award by Tripadvisor 2014 (2014)


Eyewitness Travel “Top 10 Berlin” (2014)

top10berlineng Stylish themed rooms are offered in this small boutique hotel with a Mediterranean garden. It is located near Kollwitzplatz, a popular area with bustling bars and cafés.

Award by HOLIDAYCHECK 2014 (2014)


The Urban Heels (2014)

The hotel ackselhaus & blue home in Berlin is mentioned in “My weekend tips for Berlin”: (2014)

A heaven of tranquility in the heart of Berlin, not far from the hustle and bustle of Mitte, the Ackselhaus Hotel offers comfort, lovely outdoor spaces and stylish theme-designed guestrooms. Housed in a beautifully restored 19th century Victorian building, this intimate boutique hotel boasts a wonderful collection of individually designed rooms, with decors that range from Picasso’s cubism to Hollywood glamour, inviting guests to experience a new world each time. All accommodation units have been tastefully appointed with art and antiques in order to provide a unique and creative ambience. Read more:

Guide Michelin 2014 (2014)

The hotel ackselhaus & blue home - recommended in Guide Michelin 2014. guide-michelin-2014-klein_sbp

German National Tourism Board Japan (2013)

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Small Hotels, Big Design: A Global Guide! Read more:

Profil 47 - News from the capital (2013)

img248 LIVE - DREAM - SLEEP: “An oasis of charme and calm”! ACKSELHAUS: The terracotta-color of the first part of the ackselhaus already gives a hint. The Mediterranean is the subject throughout this gently refurbished house from the turn of the century. The studio “Rome”, the “Picasso”-studio or the “beach house” evoke sunny feelings. From the design of the reception area up to the lush and dreamy garden with the Italian flair you feel like in Southern regions - in the heart of Berlin. [...] BLUE HOME: The 120-years old house with the water-blue facade, where you find the second of the two charming boutique hotels – is only a stone´s throw away from its “Mediterranean” counterpart - the blue home with its 21 rooms. (p. 16-17)



Baedeker Travel Guide Berlin Potsdam (2013)

baedeker Perhaps the most beautiful hotel in Prenzlauer Berg near “Kollwitzplatz”. Each room is dedicated to a different theme. Being exhausted after a walk, you can relax in the well-tended garden.

Time Out Berlin (2013)

time-out-2013 Just doors apart, what ties these two establishments together - aside from their shared reception desk - is a wonderfully realised, luxurious ‘modern colonial’ style. Each room is lovingly decorated with lots of attention to detail. The delightful Kairo Suite will make you feel like you have been transported away from the hustle and bustle of Prenzlauer Berg right on the set of The English Patient. Decorative themes range from China to Maritime to Movie, so there should be a room for every taste. Blue Home (at No. 24) with its blue facade, and balconies overlooking Belforter Straße, houses the Club del Mar restaurant, which offers a breakfast buffet andf open fireplace. There´s also a lovely garden out back, complete with lawn chairs in the summer.

Berlin - Time for the best (2013)

bruckmann Accommodation Tip!

ADAC Travel Guide (2013)

adac The apartment hotel consists of two buildings with theme rooms (Rome, maritime). A beautiful garden and a restaurant complete the offer. (Page 182)

Vis-à-Vis Berlin (2013)

vis-a-vis The two hotels, in a modernized building from the period of promoterism, are located in one of the trendiest areas of the city and are an oasis of tranquility. All studios and suites are individually decorated according to a theme - for example, maritime, oriental or African. A quiet patio invites you to relax. (Page 228)

MERIAN Berlin (2013)

merian-berlin Wonderful courtyard - The entrance is to fly: Owner Ulf Acksel has turned an ordinary entrance gate into a stylish entrance with chandeliers and fish tanks in the side wall. [...] Also the rooms are a surprise: They are all different and appealingly decorated. Many rooms have a kitchen and a dining table which is perfect for longer stays. Most definitely my favorite hotel in the capital. (page 162)

“gourmetreise” - The Travel Magazine for connoisseurs (Autumn 2012) (2012)

gourmet_reise-00025_2012_2069272 Ackselhaus: In this hotel, each room is named after a different country or theme.

Eat Smarter - A weekend in Berlin! (page 146) (2012)

eat-smarter Africa, Rome or China prefer? Yes, we are still in Berlin. However, each hotel room is decorated differently and has a designated theme.

Award by Holidaycheck 2012 (2012)


Award by tripadvisor 2012 (2012)


Hotels in Berlin: The Delightful (01/2012) (2012)

cairo1Ackselhaus is another small hotel that mixes the antique with some modern touches. Here, the antiques and heavy pieces hint at the colonial while the contemporary elements provide an innovative touch. Ackselhaus has decorated each room with a theme – [...]. The decor in this hotel is pretty tame, but tasteful. Pictured is the “Kairo” room. Many rooms look out onto the lovely courtyard garden and breakfast buffets are available on weekends at the attached cafe. Ackselhaus is located next to the Water Tower in Prenzlauer Berg, a great place for first-time visitors to start exploring Berlin. eavesdroppingmedia.

Europe´s Capital of Cool (2011)

europec2b4s-capital-of-cool1 Ackselhaus Berlin, a boutique hotel in trendy Prenzlauer Berg where the rooms are just about as individual as you´ll find elswhere. Each of the hotel´s suites has a unique theme related to a country or a mood. I stayed in the multi-room Africa suite, where I was nearly spoiled to ruin by everything from the walk-in closet, atmospheric bathtub, iPod-compatible music systems and multiple flat screen televisions, among other amenities. Other suites include a China suite, a Safari suite and a Cairo suite, and each is designed to impress. Best of all, Ackselhaus Berlin offers all of the above and the swagger and luxe of a five-star hotel for under 200 EUR a night. A bargain and a treat-does it get any better? (Duane Wells 3) Reisen - the 100 best hotels in Europe (2011)

Category “Newcomer”: rank #6 - the Ackselhaus is located in Berlin’s trendy district Prenzlauer Berg. Families can book a whole floor if needed, but also the individual rooms are very pretty to look at.

GEO SAISON 07/2011 (2011)

geo-saison-07-11 Meike Winnemuth´s list of favorites (page 47): Ackselhaus & Blue Home: Two early day-houses have been lovingly converted into a hotel with spacious rooms. Breakfast is served under chandeliers in the “Club del Mar”. Remarkable: the backyard with palm house and goldfish pond.

Redonline - The Luxury Women´s Lifestyle Portal (2011)

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TM Fashion Guide 2011 (2011)

tm-fashion-guide1 A symbiosis of thematically arranged rooms, luxurious suites and an enchanted Mediterranean courtyard garden make this concept work (page 51).

Heathrow Traveller Magazine (2011)

Live like a local in Prenzlauer Berg, one of Berlin´s coolest areas. The eight apartments, bedsits and rooms at Ackselhaus, a 19th-century townhouse, are thematically furnished. Choose Africa Deluxe for a cosy winter stay – its all wooden floorboards, animal print rugs, heavy drapes, soft lighting and earthy tones. Tuck into a hearty breakfast in the Club del Mar restaurant, which overlooks the hotel´s pretty, secluded rear garden. (See page 21)

Marie Claire 01/2011 (2011)

marieclaire Lord of Berlin (Seite 75): Leave London and see how beautiful Berlin is with all its lights. Hotel Ackselhaus: Sleep in a noble, quiet Victorian house with rooms in different styles. Choose the colonial room “Salon”, a roaring 20’s-room or the chic “safari” style.

AAD - Art Architecture Design (teNeues: 11/2010) (2010)

aad Inspired by his extensive travels, Ulf Acksel converted two renovated 19th-century buildings into a special kind of boutique hotel. Each of the 35 rooms and suites has a different theme. Using high-quality materials and with loving attention to detail, Acksel has created intimate microcosms far from the noise of the city. Highlights include a Mediterranean garden in the courtyard and the Club del Mar restaurant.

Food and Travel Magazine - November/ December 2010 (2010)

food-and-travel-nov-dez-2010 48 hours in Berlin: In Ackselhaus there you sleep in fancy themed worlds. (Page 102)

BERLIN - A guide (2010)

berlin-norwegen1 Guesthouse. Theme room. Beautiful entryway and courtyard. (Norwegian: Pensjon.Temarom. Nydelig portrom og bakgård).

Gentleys Magazine 2010 (2010)

gentleysCategory TOP HOTELS. Living like in Africa? Or in China? Each room is decorated differently, equipped with corresponding details. You can even experience the styles Rome, Safari, Maritime or a Honeymoon room. This lovingly restored house is located in the disrtrict Prenzlauer Berg.

Lufthansa Woman´s World 03/2010 (2010)

lufthansaRight in the middle of Berlin in the district Prenzlauer Berg, Ulf Acksel has created the fine private hotel Ackselhaus & Blue Home.

TAP Portugal 07/2010 (2010)

tap-portugal-07-2010 In the heart of the Prenzlauer Berg area we find Ackselhaus & Blue Home, each occupying two neighbouring late 19th-century buildings. Both of them (the former in ochre tones and the latter in blue) aim to make their guests feel at home while in Berlin. What about staying at Afrika Deluxe, in China or at Movie? The ambience of each room corresponds to the name each one is given with details from far-flung places or films that made history in the world of cinema. A bit more expensive are the Blue Home apartments, where good taste is in décor reigns and guests can enjoy verandas that look out onto the Belforter Straße, as well as a lovely interior patio where water and lush vegetation dominate. To energetically scour the city, you´ll need a solid breakfast at Club del Mar, a sophisticated room with an open fire and where we are illuminated by crystal lamps that used to belong to the opera house in a bygone age.

Frommer´s Germany 2010 (2010)

A majestic building from the 1800s has been restored and turned into a bastion of elegance and affordability. Although completely modernized, the hotel presents a design backdrop of the colonial era and a touch of Balinese romance. A harmonious decor prevails in the midsize to spacious bedrooms, which are bastions of comfort featuring supersize bathtubs. The stylish breakfast café, Club del Mar, opens onto a tree-lined street in the Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood.

Merian Live! Berlin (2010)

merian-live-berlin1 Very close to Kollwitzplatz. One of the most beautiful hotels in Prenzlauer Berg. Each room is thematically designed, you can sleep in Africa or Venice and you can chill out in the beautiful garden.

Taschen`s Berlin 2010 - Hotels, Restaurants & Shops (2010)

taschens-berlin2 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.

Secluded Places - The romantic side of Berlin (2010)

lauschige-orte1 Nice quiet hotel in a prime location in Prenzlauer Berg near the water tower and Kollwitzplatz. Very personalized rooms and apartments, peeled wooden floor, partly equipped with antiques, art from Africa and Asia or other rarities. For example, in room “Africa” there you can sleep in a sand-coloured tent, in room “Movie” there you can find many celebrities on the walls and in room “Venice” there you will see refined design and a lot of stucco. During summer time you can sit in the leafy and lovely courtyard.

ADAC travel guide plus (2010)

adac-reisefuhrer-plus1This apartment hotel consists of two houses with thematically decorated rooms (Honeymoon, Rome, Maritime). Beautiful garden and restaurant.

Outlooks - Magazine Canada 05/2010 (2010)

outlooks-magazine-mai-2010 Our new digs, Ackselhaus/Blue House, are as unique as our previous. It’s easy to imagine being a foreign writer in 2010, checking into our modern-chic guest room and using it as a base to explore the city for a few months. Fittingly, it’s a blend of new and old: a 19th- Century building overhauled into a contemporary feel. Heavy crown moulding surrounds 15-foot ceilings which are sanded to show generations of old paint, while, at eye level, it’s fresh and clean. From our balcony, we have a view of the Jetson-era Fernsehturm tower. Downstairs, we’re served the finest breakfasts of an entire twoweek European trip. Starting around $175, these are not accommodations a hungry young writer could afford for long; but they are perfect for a gay couple to stay a few days and explore the drama of this city.

Marco Polo 2010/ 2011 (2010)

marcopolo1Apartments with an Asian feel to them, a Balinese courtyard garden and goldfish pond. Rooms on the ground floor can be accessed bystepping over stones! To die for! (page 93). See also: (2010)

Just a stone’s throw away from each other, you will find two charming hotels - one in ocher and one in sky blue. Each of the mini-apartments in ackselhaus looks like a separate film set - many pictures, paintings and furniture from China, Venice, Rome, etc. Blue Home takes your breath away with its bright and “airy” rooms in colonial style. Urban and intense Berlin disappear when you enter the elaborate three portal, into the rear garden consisting of a patio with palm trees, decorative ponds and flower-filled urns. Breakfast is included at the Club del Mar. An experience that is both exotic and cozy. See the original text (see heading Berlin): (2010)

An oasis of tranquility in the heart of the city, the 4-star Ackselhaus is situated in an imposing Victorian age building which is located in the district of Prenzlauer Berg. The hotel is close to the Kollwitzplatz and Helmholtzplatz squares, and it is only a short walk from various cafes, restaurants, bars and boutiques as well as the Senefelderplatz underground station from where one can get to Alexanderplatz, Potsdamer Platz and the Kurfürstendamm shopping area. The decoration of each of the hotel’s 35 rooms and apartments as well as the hotel’s restaurants and other areas follow various themes such as ‘Maritime’, ‘Rome’, ‘Movie’ and ‘China’ and the hotel gardens features fishponds, fountains and aquariums. Among other services, the hotel offers business services which include wireless or Ethernet internet connection free of charge, excellent mobile reception, telephone and voicemail in each room, laundry and ironing services, newspaper delivery upon request and bicycle rental services. Gay friendly. Pets are allowed on request with no extra charge. Address: Belforter Strasse 21, Prenzlauer Berg, 10405 Berlin. Phone + 49 (0) 3044337633. See also: - Swiss Magazine (2010)

sistyleblogch Those who like to enjoy some privacy in major cities and still do not want to give up its central location, the charming Ackselhaus in Prenzlauer Berg is the right place. Next to the Ackselhaus you can find Blue Home, a 120 year old house from the early days, which was renovated in 2004 and in which a boutique hotel is located with studios and suites. On the ground floor you find the “Club del Mar” where you can have breakfast, during the weekend open until 12.30 o´clock (perfect for late risers) - in winter by the fireplace and in summer on the terrace. See also: - March 2010 (2010)

This boutique hotel has 35 charming rooms and is located in the atmospheric district of Prenzlauer Berg, which is bustling with cafés, bars, restaurants, and is only a stone’s throw away from Berlin’s trendiest gay scene. All of our studios, apartments and suites are equipped with wooden parquet floors, high ceilings and antique period pieces which go hand in hand with modern furnishings. The variety of decoration takes in modern, classical, oriental and chic. Every room is utterly unique – no two are the same. Two lovely Mediterranean gardens invite you to chill out. Enjoy a great breakfast buffet in our “oceanic” restaurant, Club del Mar. read more: (2010)

Ackselhaus is a real gold nugget with personally designed rooms and apartments. Situated in a renovated early nineteenth century house in trendy Prentzlauer Berg. Charming with a cafe and a wonderful garden. see also (page 7):

The Independent - The big six (2009)

Situated in arty Prenzlauer Berg, Blue Home and the neighbouring Ackselhaus house a collection of elegant suites and apartments. Rooms at Blue Home feature high ceilings, balconies and unique furnishings, such as a carved Balinese four-poster bed. Blue Home, Belforter Strasse 21, Prenzlauer Berg (00 49 30 44 33 76 33; ). Rental starts at €150 per night for two. See also:

DIVA Magazine - Night Watch (2009)

diva-magazine-night-watch Lotte Jeffs about her stay in ackselhaus & blue home: “During my short trip I stayed in an apartment at ackselhaus ( in Prenzlauer Berg. It was all wooden floorboards, high ceilings, muslin curtains, and `oriental`knick-knacks; stylish without being stark and modern, and it felt like I had my own little Berlin pad.”

Rosebuzz by (2009)

rosebuzz1 In ackselhaus & blue home you feel like in a world which is elegantly designed with a whiff of fantasy. The hotel rooms were not big enough to get all furniture, which Ulf Acksel brought home as souvenirs from his journeys, into the rooms. That is one reason why a second building, the Blue home, was built. A plashing fountain with fishes and water lilies underline the patio’s Mediterranean ambience where residents can feel free to dream. Nota bene, every Saturday you can discover a market (Kollwitz Markt) where you get organic vegetables which you can prepare in the apartments.