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“Fine bed”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Schmidt

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Hotel Schmidt
Ranked #293 of 318 Hotels in Hamburg
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
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“Fine bed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

The hotel has a good appaerance, but the rooms are in seperate buildings. That was a bit strange and it was not easy to find the good building. The receptionist doestn't give us the good direction and if I may do a suggestion, she had to show us our room. That is good service! Unfortunately they don't do that in Hotel Schmidt.
But the rooms are fine. Good bed, clean bathroom and they serve a tastfull breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Arlington, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

First the good:
The location near the S-Bahn was great. We stayed in Ottmarschen because we have family nearby, but we were able to get into the city center very easily. There are supermarkets, shops and restaurants on the Waitzstrasse just around the corner and a doner kabob place that was open all night, just across the street.
The breakfast the served was pretty good. Two types of eggs, sausages, cheeses, cold cuts, cereal, loads of breads, different yogurts, hot chocolate, juice and coffee. Definitely worth the extra cost!

The bad:
While the beds are ok, the pillows and blankets are abysmal. Don't bother asking for extras because they will NOT hook you up. The pillows are so flat and skimpy it almost feels like a practical joke. The rooms are not especially nice, the showers are tiny and a little slippery (but the water pressure was so good!), and they are cheap with the towels too. They gave us 2 towels for two adults and a baby. WTF? Requests for more were also brushed aside.
Don't expect much from housekeeping either. They make the bed, clean the bathroom and change the towels, but they don't change the sheets and they don't seem to vacuum.
The internet is easy to get on, but very slow. Also, there is no AC, so if you come in the summer, prepare to sweat it out, but I think that's common for this area.

We stayed here 6 nights which was about 4 too many.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Armidale, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

I have stayed at the Hotel Schmidt in Othmarschen Hamburg many times due to its location near the S-Bahn (railway) and also that it is close to where relatives live. However my recent stay was unusual to say the least. Due to a staff member not turning up for work, we ended up being locked outside the main house and once a cleaner turned up with the key, the guests ended up preparing the breakfast! Luckily this only happened once but it was very unprofessional to say the least. Fellow german guests were very embarrassed.
Originally, this hotel was well run, however an expansion phase some years ago meant that the hotel doubled its size with the addition of the next door house. Ensuite bathrooms were installed in every room, but the vision is fading to say the least. Mixed up bookings, patchy cleaning and wi-fi that only operates in the breakfast area despite claims to the contrary, are just not good enough anymore. Also be warned that an outside Bar operates for 9 months of the year right next to the 2nd house and noise from this establishment until 2am is quite common. Unfortunately, the only alternative in this area is the Novotel Arena which is another 20 minutes walk. It is such a shame that this hotel does not care enough for the myriad of guests that like to stay in this very convenient location.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

Hotel Schmidt is a nice, well-kept property. The breakfast buffet dining area has a enclosed porch in back that was enjoyed on sunny mornings during our stay. Our upstairs double and bathroom were small, basic and clean. The property has a separate annex (didn’t stay there) across the drive next to a small bar/café (did enjoy some cocktails there). The hotel is well situated in a suburban neighborhood with a nice shopping street just past the Othmarschen S-Bahn stop. Being next to a S-Bahn stop is another plus since you can easily get to the Hamburg city-center in maybe 15-20 mins. The S1 train also goes to the airport, and it's an easy and economical way to get there to catch your flight. We wanted to give Hotel Schmidt higher marks, but some things could use improvement. We hated our shower, which had a funky and really unusable curtain that would cling to you making showering difficult. Others in our group didn't have this problem having showers with a fixed enclosure/door. Hopefully the hotel will install a proper shower enclosure in that room. While breakfast/kitchen and cleaning staff were efficient and seemed to work hard to please their guests, the front-desk staff sometimes seemed dis-interested and were not much help at times when we asked. This was even a comment from our German friend who stopped by to visit.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Schmidt
Address: Reventlowstr. 60, 22605 Hamburg, Germany
Region: Germany > Hamburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #293 of 318 Hotels in Hamburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Schmidt 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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