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SIDE Design Hotel Hamburg
Ranked #36 of 319 Hotels in Hamburg
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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169 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Trendy, Modern, Convenient”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Unlike so many hotels in Europe, this hotel has broken the shackles of boredom and dated-ness and delivered on being an exceptionally modern hotel with a trendy feel, allowing both the business and holiday traveler to enjoy whats on offer.

The room i first had was superb, very comfortable in size, exceptional finishings and very comfortable queen bed. However after repeated problems accessing the internet, i was "upgraded" without any fuss to a business room that unfortunately had two small double beds, which were still very comfortable but felt like a downgrade after having the queen bed.

The hotel was quiet in general and the staff were very helpful. Its location is very central with lots on offer within short walking distances.

Watch out for the poorly setup front door, its on auto sensors that seem to have a mind of their own.

The attached steak restaurant is superb, just expect to spend a bit more than usual.

The only real trap here is that the online booking made it seem as though the internet was free - IT IS NOT, its a paid for service after a short one-off 1hr access. Not exactly ideal if your a business travel doing emails etc, or a holiday maker trying to communicate with family etc.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Modern hotel in a great location: close to the Alster lake and lots of restaurants and bar, in a very nice neighbourhood.

Located in a small street, the room was silent, quite spacious and very clean. The staff was helpful and friendly.

Overall, I really enjoyed my stay and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Boisemont, France
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

I have now been 3 times to the SIDE hotel and it has always been a great experience. The hotel itself is beautiful, extremely modern yet very comfortable. The rooms have a good size and are very clean. The bed is wide and very comfortable. There are endless little design details to marvel at (I love the square and flat toilet seat !!) Everything feels very "zen". Bathroom amenities are high quality and very pleasant (although I did feel that 1 tiny bottle of shower gel is a little tight when 2 people are staying in the room - it would be good to give 2 in that case).
The staff is super friendly and very eager to help (a young woman really went out of her way to get me a reservation at a restaurant that I like in Hamburg).
We did not eat breakfast there, as I think it is really expensive. There is a "Stadt Bäckerei" just 3 minutes walk from the hotel on the Gänse Markt place, which is perfect for breakfast. You can have a full sit-down breakfast with eggs for less than 10 euros.
I would definitely go to this hotel again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tirana, Albania
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Well definitely rooms are cozy and spacious, clean and warm, environmental friendly and decorated with colors which makes them kind of fun. Location is very good, it was my very first time in Hamburg and i had no problem finding a very busy shopping district with bars and restaurants. The hotel bar is nice although it does not come cheap. I ended up paying 19 euros for a club sandwich. I would definitely go there for the location and the rooms. Nice place

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013

I have stayed at the SIDE twice now and I do enjoy it. The rooms are of good sizes and the staff is really friendly. Two things should be taken on board though, showers have not cover resulting in constantly flooding your bathroom and secondly, the toilets aren't exactly soundproof, as they generally aren't in design hotels..
Also, every morning, the blinds opened automatically which was slightly odd. As if the blinds were saying, OK time to get up now. We were awake, but when you are covered in a towel and trying to get dressed, you do feel a little awkward.
To our surprise, the bar was very busy till quite late, which was nice so we opted for a nightcap and ended up staying until 3am, listening to some good music.
Overall, it's a very nice Hotel with OK prices if booked in advance.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Very central location and very fresh rooms, albeit with some odd and over-designed bathroom details. High class meat restaurant inhouse. Reception and conference staff were, however, either absent or at least a bit absent minded at times.

Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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63 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Great business hotel. Comfortable bed, big room, good minibar, good restaurant, friendly staff, good location, close to city center. Only negative thing was the light switches; too difficult to figure out. Sometimes trying to be too funky doesn't pay off. Will come again next September on business for sure.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Property: SIDE Design Hotel Hamburg
Address: Drehbahn 49, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number:
Region: Germany > Hamburg > Neustadt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Spa Hotel in Hamburg
#30 Luxury Hotel in Hamburg
#33 Business Hotel in Hamburg
#37 Family Hotel in Hamburg
#45 Romantic Hotel in Hamburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — SIDE Design Hotel Hamburg 5*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As Hamburgs first 5* Superior Design Hotel, SIDE is directly located in the heart of the city. Built by architect Jan Störmer, designed by Matteo Thun and illuminated by Robert Wilson, space and light have been put perfectly in relation to one another. These are the factors, which essentially shape the heart of the hotel and make the SIDE a sensual location for the urban generation of today. The 168 rooms in different categories are minimalist in style, yet welcoming, comfortable and with a personal touch. Ten "flying" suites on the 10th and 11th floor are all decked out in white. A further highlight of the hotel is the Sky Lounge and the roof top terrace on the 8th floor which offer an impressive view over Hamburg. Both are perfect venues for summer parties, events or photo-shootings. On the ground floor, the [m]eatery bar +restaurant serves dry aged steaks, different self-made burgers and special tartars. Colourblocking is a key theme in the SIDE SPA. This wellness oasis is refreshingly colourful and luxuriously furnished ... more   less 
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