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“Great” 4 of 5 bubbles
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SIDE Design Hotel Hamburg
Ranked #36 of 318 Hotels in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence
London
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112 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2009

Great hotel, quiet location but close to the centre.

Lovely calming rooms and small but decent fitness area with pool.

Fusion restaurant is ok.

Toiletries: Ole Henriksen

Nice bar off the lobby.

  • Stayed November 2006, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Aalborg
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2009

This hotel combines top standards with relaxing and laid back atmosphere. Its located very close to the center just across from the opera. The staff is very polite and down to earth. The always aim to please. The bar and restaurant is very nice, and the atmosphere late in the evening is very good with a perfect lounge mood.
We are already looking forward to our next stay.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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106 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2009

We were originally checked in to the Raddison which is right next to the conference centre, but this was being renovated and so got relocated here.It's an easy 10' walk to the conference centre.
The hotel staff were good, but main gripe is the decor...cold and impersonal lobby and rooms were distinctly functional. Internet at 21euro a day is an absolute rip-off. Shower is designed to spray on the floor( !), the modern basin plug doesn't work and the light switches are almost impossible to find. There are no curtains and light is controlled by an externally controlled blind - this is not very effective and the room was not able to be fully darkened.These points were shared by a number of delegates to my conference.
We visited a couple of other hotels in the area and these had a much better ambiance.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2009

This is hotel is a great choice if you like contemporary design and would like to stay in the heart of Hamburg, especially over the weekend. During weekends the breakfast buffet is open until 14:00 hrs and you can ask for a late check-out until 20:00 hrs on Sunday.
We paid a bit more than 300 € for two nights (Fri to Sun) in a deluxe room for two people, including breakfast (booked via Expedia.de). This was less than on the hotel's website and an overall decent price given the extra perks (deluxe room, breakfast, late check-out).

At this price I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

Pros:
- The hotel has very modern and elegant rooms.
- The location is excellent, many interesting areas can be reached on foot, public transportation is just around the corner. The hotel is located on a rather quiet street.
- The breakfast buffet is excellent. Many choices, high-quality selection.
- The hotel offers a nice patio and a lounge area on the 8th floor.
- 1 hr free WLAN per day
- Late check-out until 20:00 hrs (8 pm) on Sun
- Breakfast until 14:00 hrs on Sat, Sun
- The pool/sauna area and the gym are small but absolutely sufficient and well taken care of.
- The staff was friendly and helpful during our stay.
- Free daily newspaper (FT or Die Welt)

Cons:
- The high-quality materials (hardwoods floors etc.) in the rooms are high maintenance and show a bit wear and tear.
- Small CRT TV with worn out remote
- No iron available to customers, ironing is 5 € per shirt.
- Parking is 20 € per day.
- Our hairdryer was broken, but a new one was delivered quickly.
- Storage space for clothes a bit impractical, but OK for short stay.
- Most (if not all) regular rooms do not offer a great view.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JCS-Berlin
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Uppsala, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2009

I found the hotel on Internet and read other reviews. Based on those I booked the hotel and was not disappointed! There were so many small details that really impressed me. Like the small maps I was given when asking where I should go for running. And the Nespresso machine in the room.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Running_everywhere
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Aarhus
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2009

My husband, my little daughter and I enjoyed our stay at Side very much. The food (room service) was excellent, the room was very very great and it was easy to go shopping because of the location. All people in Side is very kindly and helpfull. I will recommend this hotel to everyone I know.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MomAarhus
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UK
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2009

Side is a perfectly positioned Hotel in Hamburg. The rooms are very modern with big fluffly towels in the bathroom. A pool that is big enough to swim in and a gym, sauna and steam are also great assets. The breakfast is full of choice with everything from cereal, yoghurt, cheese, ham, juice and cooked breakfasts. Much of the food seems to be organic or at least extremely good quality.

Postion of the hotel is great with everything in easy walking distance.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank supergirlUk
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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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