The hotel is located about 5-10 minutes walk from the main station (Hauptbahnhof) in the St Georg district. Just down the road is the Binnenalster lake. The street is quiet.
Reception was efficient and friendly. There was a book-lined sitting area, cafe bar and the breakfast room.
I stayed in the Red House (where the reception and breakfast room/ cafe are). The room was small - I had single occupancy of a double room and the twin bed used up pretty well all of the floorspace. Decor was dull, a bit dowdy. Modern lights, OK for reading and working. Thick curtains, but too small to keep out the light. Small television, selection of German channels, one in English (CNN). Shower room was small, even drying oneself was awkward, good lighting in the shower, so-so over the basin. Liquid soap and shower gel, OK. All clean.
From the website, the other buildings have more interesting rooms, but are more expensive.
What did it for me was breakfast. While most of the breakfast room is just an ordinary room, the far end is a conservatory, bright, big windows and looks out over the garden. In better weather one can sit outside. Breakfast itself was a decent but not especially large selection, but high quality cheese bread &c, nicely laid out. Later in the day the breakfast room turned into a lively cafe.More