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“Funky Scenster Hotel in Hamburg”

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25hours Hotel HafenCity
Ranked #6 of 321 Hotels in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Being from Seattle, I know the kind of place that is funky and interesting and aimed at the 20-something set. This place was almost a caricature of itself in that regard, but did pull back just in time to avoid being too cliché.

The rooms were a fair size considering the location. They are located in the newly redeveloped harbour area of Hamburg about 10 minutes walk to the old town area. The beds were a little firm for my taste, but actually helped with some back issues I had been having so I was a bit grateful for that!

The restaurant did a really good spread for breakfast (though it was 17 EUR so a bit pricey for basically continental breakfast) with lots of good German breads and cheeses along with fluffy pastries and other goodies.

There was a number of "hang out" type loungey areas (on the first floor) as well as a cool conference room made from a shipping container (again, it is in the port area). Of course, they also had a fairly large gift shop in the lobby where you could pick up some design related stuff.

My one complaint (I actually got past the overly trendy stuff) was that there was no workout room in the hotel - I've run into this a few times in Europe where it is geared more toward the drinking set vs. the business set (they do have a sauna but no exercise equipment from what I could tell) and it was a little cold and rainy to do it outside (so I just slept in!).

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

You generally know a hipster hotel when you see it and Hotel Hafen city in the new harbour area, about 20 minutes walking from the city centre is certainly that.

There are lots of interesting spaces in the hotel filled with amenities that appeal to a creative minded people - original artwork, apple macs, interesting books (mostly design/photography) are available in the room and free Mini Cooper S given to guests for up to 4 hours. The icing on the cake for me was the vinyl listening room which i spent many an evening in relaxing to a variety of records.

Rooms are quirky but comfortable and there is a general nautical theme throughout in keeping with its location. I didn't try the food here but the staff seemed friendly and cool in an "I'm also a resident dj, tattoo artist" kind of way.

i stayed here on business but would certainly come back on a leisure trip.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Journals, bicycles and seamen all over the place! A cozy room with a double-decker bed at a special rate of around 90 € for single occupation. But - you can't take eyes off the walls when you are there. Would always book it again ... at that rate though!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

This hotel is undoubtedly quirky and won't be to everyone's taste. The whole place has a nautical theme - there are rope ladders and bunk beds in some rooms and the meeting room has been fashioned from an old shipping container. Personally I found it to be a refreshing alternative to the bland chain hotels.

The room was very smart and stylish, the service was always friendly and efficient and the breakfast buffet was pretty good. The only real down side is that the HafenCity area can be very quiet and sterile in the evenings, although the centre of the city isn't too far to walk. I would happily stay there again.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

Having stayed in the Zurich sister property, I thought if give the hamburg haffencity place a visit.

Great service, good food, quirky rooms and decor, peaceful sleep.

The attention to detail in the way the hotel has been decorated is remarkable.

These hotels are great, I'd highly recommend staying here.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Never been to a 25hours hotel before, what an amazing first impression. Think Industrial Zone from the Crystal Maze, but in a very stylish way. Very friendly staff, great restaurant, brilliant rooms. I love the globes.
Bored with normal hotels, this is the hotel for you, so different. Definitely will be going back and look out for them in other cities.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

I was staing in this hotel for 3 nights, in 2 different rooms, and I cannot say that was a pleasurent time. First of all - it was middle of October, but in the rooms and bathrooms was very cold-I cannot imagine, what will be in January - probably on the street will be warmer. Heaters located in the rooms were not working at all, that ones located in bathrooms were litlle bit warmer, but still not good enough. I was sleeping dressed, filing like a frosen chicken! If you traveling with children, be careful when chosing this hotel, they can catch a cold. Few time I was asking for help from the desk, they promised that Engineer will check something, but nothing changed.
Also this hotel is looking nice on the picture as example of design, but in reality is not so perfect. Design furniture is not comfortable to seat or to use, a lot of open steel aroung is not pleasunt to touch and so on. So same money I can found more comfortable place to stay in beatuful city of Hamburg.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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25hours_Hotels, Senior Sales & Marketing Manager at 25hours Hotel HafenCity, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2013

Dear West_Traveller2013

We are really sorry to hear, that you didn’t enjoy your stay at our modern sailorshome. The fact, that the bathroom was to cold during your stay I’ve forwarded immediately to our engineering department who solved this problem already.
Just like a seaman's home in a foreign harbor, the guest-bunks at 25hours Hotel HafenCity are designed to be warm and snug. Elements and materials from the shipbuilding industry are interpreted with a little wink, and spun together with some seaman's yarns; 25 mariners from across the world tell their true stories of dangerous passages, romantic encounters, wild storms and painful farewells. The rooms' anecdotic accessories and objects capture the adventures, which are told in full length in each of the lodge's logbooks.

We hope to welcome you again in one of our 25hours Hotels.

Best regards

Karen Lichtsinn

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Address: Ueberseeallee 5, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
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Region: Germany > Hamburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 321 Hotels in Hamburg
Price Range: £93 - £204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 25hours Hotel HafenCity 4*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the style of a sailor’s home at foreign ports, the guest cabins in the 25hours Hotel HafenCity are warm and cosy. Elements and materials from shipbuilding are interpreted in a light-hearted style and held together with some seaman’s yarn. The HEIMAT restaurant offers the best produce from local lands, and of course local waters. 170 bunks • Mini-bar • Safe • UE Boom Bluetooth speaker • iMac workstations • Free high speed Wi-Fi throughout the building • mare kiosk • Free MINI rental • Schindelhauer bikes for rent • Jogging corner • HEIMAT kitchen+bar • 4 function rooms • sauna with harbour view • Vinyl room • Gibson music room • Car park ... more   less 
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