We had been due to travel on a flight from Hamburg to London which was cancelled at the last minute. After standing in a long queue, Lufthansa rebooked us onto different flights and also arranged accommodation for the three of us at the Ibis Hamburg Airport.
The hotel provides a free shuttle bus between the hotel and airport. The airline had arranged for the bus to collect us from the terminal, and it's advised that you request transport to the airport in advance (we did this when we checked in). Check in was quick and easy. However, due to the short notice booking only smoking rooms were available, but they (thankfully!) didn't smell in the slightest. The rooms were modern and clean and although the bathrooms are slightly quirky, they too were clean and modern, and the shower was good and powerful. Hair dryers are available from the reception desk, where there is also free internet access. The hotel staff tried to find some toothpaste for us (we didn't have any with us) but were unsuccessful. However, there is a petrol station a very short walk (100m or so) from the hotel where we were able to buy some.
We had dinner in the hotel cafe (as Lufthansa were paying) and the choice was rather limited. However, the food tasted pretty good and the staff were friendly. Prices were moderate.
Breakfast takes the form of a buffet, with a variety of breads, cold meats, cheeses, jams, cereals, yogurts, etc. and was filling. We had a lot to choose from, and in terms of drinks coffee, various teas and fruit juices were available. The staff seemed a little grumpy, possibly as we went to breakfast at 09:50 when it is advertised as being served from 06:00 to 10:00. However, this wasn't a major problem.
Overall, the Ibis Hamburg Airport is what you would expect from a fairly reputable 2* hotel. It was clean and comfortable and would probably suit those wanting a relatively cheap bed for the night either before or after a flight.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 800 m from the airport, the Ibis Hamburg Airport hotel has 157 air-conditioned rooms with Wifi Internet access, including 2 adapted for disabled persons. The CAFE HOPFEN & MALZ restaurant, a bar, snacks 24/24 and covered pay parking are at your disposal. Musicals, theatres, concerts, museums, cabarets, sports and musical events, traditional festivals: Hamburg offers a varied programme of entertainment all year long. The Reeperbahn is 10 km away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Accor Hamburg Airport