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Empire Riverside Hotel
Ranked #25 of 318 Hotels in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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“View to die for”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2010

i don't know how it happened but I finished up on the 20th of 20 floors. Plusses the view and the soaring, 15m ceiling. Negative, the bar is the other side of the corridor and at midnight it is still quite noisy. But, what a super hotel. Good front desk, great for looking at the docks and walking towards the naughty bits of Hamburg. Excellent choice for breakfast but @ 16€ it should be. I would only recommend this hotel to a friend if someone else was paying for it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2010

The hotel is located in the centre of Hamburg, overseing the harbour and just behind the reeperbahrn street, one of the most famous streets in Hamburg.
Design of the hotel is verz modern and extremely well furnished, although the rooms are not so big, but the smart design of doors, side beds, etc...make the room spacious enough + the glass windows overseeing Hamburg (Tip: book a room on the upper floors to get a nice view from above). Needless to mention the cleanliness of the rooms.
Hotel staff are very friendly and always smiley, the service is also great. The best thing in this hotel is the bar on the 20th floor with a great view.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2009

The style of the room is minimalist and may not be to everyone's taste. Nevertheless rooms are comfortable and clean. I loved the view from my room especially, great views on Hamburg harbour. Bathrooms are modern and clean with great showers. Good breakfast buffet. Good location, next metro station about five minutes walk, very easy access to city centre.

While I wouldn't choose this hotel for a romantic getaway, I would stay there again for a short weekend trip as well as for business.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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Negril, Jamaica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2009

We stayed at this hotel because it was close to a friend's flat (half a kilometer walk) and he thought it would be interesting for us to stay there. The first word that came to mind was sterile and way expensive. The building is brand new and has a bit of snobbish attitude. Great for business travel if you have business in the immediate area but not easy to reach if carrying bags from the train station and trying to use the public transport. Use a cab instead. Hamburg is a big and busy city with many options for lodging. The sterile environment of this hotel is a good escape for those on business who seek some quiet. Easy walk to the river front and tunnel.

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Barzago, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2009

Relatively new, nicely decorated and comfortable rooms and bathrooms. The crowded fashionable bar on the top floor was no disturbance to the rest of the rooms

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2009

Just spent 2 nights on business and really enjoyed the hotel. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Room was great, proper shower and good desk for laptop work. Breakfast was good and the bar on the 20th floor has terrific views.
Very close to the Reeperbahn area which is very sleazy and miserable. Not good.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2009

Just stayed one night, but it was a good experience. Staff were very friendly - room was clean and smart in a modern boutique kind of way. From the 15th floor the views were great and it is just two minutes walk down to the riverside. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
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Property: Empire Riverside Hotel
Address: Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse 97, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
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Region: Germany > Hamburg
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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Hamburg
#21 Luxury Hotel in Hamburg
#27 Business Hotel in Hamburg
#35 Family Hotel in Hamburg
#41 Romantic Hotel in Hamburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Empire Riverside Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 327
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Empire Riverside Hotel towers 90 meters above the River Elbe and dominates the skyline of Hamburg harbour. The hotel is located in a unique position high above the St Pauli Landungsbrücken in a triangle between the Hafen City, Elbchaussee and downtown Hamburg. Guests have immediate access to the city center and the port, and can watch ships entering and leaving the harbour from their beds. The Empire Riverside Hotel has 327 rooms starting from the fourth floor up to the twentieth floor. Most of the rooms are offering floor-to-ceiling panorama windows, extra-large beds, air conditioning, flat screen television, wireless internet, minibar and safe. The hotel restaurant waterkant serves international maritime cuisine and guests are welcome to watch chefs preparing the food in the show kitchen. There are two hotel bars: DAVID'S Bar & Lounge looking out onto Davidstrasse and the nightlife passing by, and the Skyline Bar 20up, offering an unrivaled panorama view overlooking the River Elbe and the Port of Hamburg. The RIVERstyle fitness& spa features cardio training machines, sauna, steam bath and Kneipp basin on a total of 200 square meters. The Empire Riverside Hotel is located in St. Pauli with acces to Underground and S-Bahn train in only 5-minutes-walk. ... more   less 
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