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SIDE Design Hotel Hamburg
Ranked #38 of 319 Hotels in Hamburg
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1 review
“state of the art”
Reviewed 12 March 2009

The Side Hotel in Hamburg. I am a lot in hamburg, but finally I had the chance to stay at The Side. If you like a modern decoration, a friendly hotel staff and a very luxury room...stay at The Side.
A very comfortable room and a breakfast which was far above my expectations. I can only recommend and will deffinately stay again.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled on business
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Manchester, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 February 2009

SIDE was a nice hotel. It was clean, modern and funky. The staff were nice, but the concierge was a little rude. The pool is quite lovely, but the "hot tub" was not much warmer than the pool. The fitness center is clean, but rather small. The rooms are clean and nice. It is near most of the popular sights, which is good.

  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with friends
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london
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Reviewed 26 January 2009

The hotel is quite modern and excellently located in the heart of Hamburg. The bed and duvet were extremely comfortable, they had English channels on TV (CNN, BBC, etc).

The swimming pool is lovely and the fitness center is free, with 2 treadmills, one elliptical trainer, and one bike.

Service was excellent - welcoming staff who helped me with any questions and booked a taxi to the airport, wakeup call, etc with no problems at all. Also, the Side Hotel made booking a breeze - I called to make the original booking but had to change it a few times, which they allowed me to do over email and send me a confirmation each time.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled on business
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Copenhagen
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Reviewed 26 January 2009

This is a funky hotel close to everything. Tasty with lots of quality in every detail - from the people in the reception to the breakfast. And best of all: Smiles everywhere with a great dose of friendly atmosphere. Thumbs up!

  • Liked — Funky atmosphere
  • Disliked — On a modern hotel 2009 wi-fi should be free - personal opinion ;-D
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with friends
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Wolfsburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2009

We spend a weekend with friends. Welcome and service great ... location very good and the whole building very trendy. Staff very friendly .... we had a great evening in the bar. Next morning breakfast is perfect. We will come back.

  • Liked — ... perfect stay
  • Disliked — .... cost for parking
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with friends
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Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2008

Nice hotel design-wise. Very modern, excellent entrance and reception. Fantastic restaurant.

Now the negatives ;-)

Firstly, there are no coffee/tea facilities in a room. UNACCEPTABLE in a 5-star hotel.

Secondly, my first night was on Sunday. When I ordered room service, they told me that they have some private party and I can choose only from snacks (no dinner, appetizers, etc.). To be honest, I don’t give a rat’s *** whether they have party or not – in a 5-star I expect to have room service available 24/7.

Furthermore, there is no space for my own things in the fridge. Again, 5-star service provides this.

If I am to be picky... ;-). The room is so well designed that it shouts for plasma TV. Instead there is XX century, standard tv set.

Internet is charged additionally (BTW, when will all the “luxurious” hotels learn, that Internet should be free and it’s not a luxury any more???). The only good point is the number of plans are available: 30min/5euro, 120min/10euro, 1day/12.5euro, 2days/24euro, 3days/35euro, 4days/46euro, 5days/57euro, 1week/69euro.

On the positive side (apart from design): good lighting in a room (very bright), both shower and bathtub in the bathroom. Very spacious room. Slippers and bathrobe in a room. Excellent location. All the extra facilities such as spa, hairdresser, etc (nice, though I didn’t use them). Fruit in a room (nice touch).

Restaurant is delicious – first class breakfast and dinner as well (sushi is amazing). Just after SIDE I spent few days in Holiday Inn in London and the breakfast there, compared to SIDE< was sooooo miserable.

Funny things is that they say that you can buy a lot of things from the hotel if you like them. You can buy even a carpet! I wonder whether they’d rip the carpet off the floor if I say I want to buy it ;-).

Overall, my key message to the hotel is “manage expectations”. If I knew from the very beginning that it was 4-star hotel, then I’d be happy with the place. However, as I was expecting 5-star service and got only 4-star service, then I’m a bit disappointed and rate the hotel down.

Stayed November 2008
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Reviewed 29 October 2008

I stayed at Side while in Hamburg on business. This is an excellent hotel, beautifully designed and with great service. The room was spacious and well thought after. For example there are many wall sockets for all your gadgets + a central switch to turn all the lights on and off.

The staff were really helpful and friendly without being overbearing. The hotel is just 5 minutes from the commercial centre and round the corner form a tube station. I did venture to the terrace which I assume would be great when the weather is good...

I am not sure if this is a 5* hotel but then again I do not want the stuffiness and of a 5* hotel service. Side is a beautiful, clean, friendly, and with excellent service hotel. That is more than enough for me.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled on business
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Property: SIDE Design Hotel Hamburg
Address: Drehbahn 49, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
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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:
#17 Spa Hotel in Hamburg
#32 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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