In October I stayed two times one night at a hotel near the Hamburg airport. Since I didn't know which hotel would best suit me, I booked one night at the Hotel Ibis, the other, at Novotel Hamburg Airport. I was quite happy about both hotels in the end.
My comparison boils down to this: The Novotel has slightly more upscale lobby and room furniture (including minibar and pay TV), but the Ibis is more conveniently located.
The Ibis hotel shuttle took less than 5 minutes to get to and from the airport , whereas foror Novotel, the trip took over 15 minutes. This latter turned out to be a bit inconvenient for me beause after checking out from Novotel I just missed the shuttle to the airport and had to wait for a half an hour until it got back to pick me up. (I still caught my plane, but not by much.) I did not try getting to the city center from Novotel, but the trip from Ibis to the center was easy and took less than 30 minutes using city transport (day pass cost about 6 Euros). You need to take 3 stops (to the terminus) on a bus that stops almost right in front of the hotel in order to reah the metro; the metro then takes you directly to the city center. A small TV screen in the lobby displays the check-in times for upcoming departing flights.
As for my stay itself in Ibis, it was quite pleasant and trouble free. The staff was friendly both at the lobby and in the hotel restaurant. I fully agree with the positive comments of earlier reviewers and I highly recommend it if you want a simple but modern, clean, and convenient place.
- 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