Don't be put off by the slightly drab outward appearance of this hotel. It's location, on the banks of the Elbe and opposite a lovely part of Hamburg (Blankenese) and within 45 minutes up the river by ferry (every 15/30 minutes) through the amazing Hamburg dock area, to the centre of the city, is superb.
The hotel has a very pleasant atmosphere, the facilities are excellent and all the personnel and competent and welcoming. It's worth spending a few euros extra to get a room overlooking the river, watching a steady stream of ships and the occasional cruise ship sailing past within 100 metres past your bedroom window!
Only tried the breakfast, which was excellent.
Car parking is €8 a day, but this cost appears to be only for non-residents; in other words, it's free!
Personally I found the distance from the city centre to be no hinderance; if on business in the city then maybe, otherwise the journey is a part of the special flavour of the city.
Surprisingly, I found the cheapest rates were on the Rilano Hotel website rather than the usual online travel agencies.
Will certainly be visiting this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The quiet located 4-star The Rilano Hotel Hamburg offers a terrace overlooking the river Elbe and Blankenese, a beachbar, a private pier directly in front of the hotel as well as a 24-hour-SPA. The Airbus headquarters are in immediate vicinity. All rooms of the non- smoking The Rilano Hotel Hamburg are air-conditioned with flat-screen TV, laptop safe, hair dryer, private bathroom and free WIFI up to 100MB. A lot of rooms enjoy direct river views with panoramic windows. Guests also benefit by 4 free drinks from the minibar every day. On the top floor you will find the SPA. From here you have direct views on the Airbus headquarters. A Finnish sauna and a gym with equipment from Technogym belong to the SPA. Free WIFI up to 100MB is available everywhere in the hotel. In the restaurant River View you can enjoy our rich buffet breakfast as well as regional and international specialties. The Fusion Bar, the summer terrace and the beachbar complete our gastronomic concept. With a total of 170 rooms and suites as well as conference facilities up to 220 persons it is the perfect hotel in Hamburg for business and leisure travelers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Worldhotel The Rilano Hamburg Hotel Hamburg
- Golden Tulip Hamburg
- Hamburg Golden Tulip