My daughter and I stayed here for four days on an April city break. The hotel is very modern and spotlessly clean, the staff were unfailingly helpful and able to answer all our questions. The room was not vast but big enough for the two of us, with a flat screen TV (BBC world only - seems to be the norm in Europe!) and a kettle. The bathroom was very smart with a large shower, the beds comfortable and the room very quiet - in fact we never heard any other residents or outside noise. Breakfast was included - the usual continental mixture of cheeses, cold meats, rolls, croissants etc. Wi-fi was 5 euros a day and worked perfectly.
The best thing about the hotel was its proximity to St Pauli station on the (yellow) U3 line which takes you to most places you want to go to, including the Rathaus and the main line station.
My only gripe is with the hotel's website - the instructions for getting to it are totally wrong! Not only do the train instructions turn into driving instructions, but these have been copied (in English) into the German, French, Italian and Spanish instructions as well (I checked!). Anyone wishing to travel by public transport from the airport ahould get the S1 line to Ohlsdorf, change onto the U1 as far as Kellinghusenstrasse, then take the U3 to St Pauli - a really easy journey (even with suitcases) which takes about 20 mins and costs under 3 euros.
Recommended restaurant - Da Benito, a little Italian restaurant round the corner - good food and excellent service. If you like Indian food, avoid the Maharaha at all costs - the food is appalling and the service indifferent!
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