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Empire Riverside Hotel

4.0 of 5
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Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse 97, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
Empire Riverside Hotel
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first business visit to Hamburg. This hotel was highly recommended by my friend in kiel. And I agree with my friends recommendation. The hotel is little bit more expensive but it has a wonderful view over the harbour. I was staying on the 12 th floor and the room had an excellent view of the harbour. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here on a business trip and was very pleasantly surprised. The location (near the "reperbahn") is quite seedy but the hotel itself is lovely, spacious and modern. Decor is sleek (especially the bathroom with its cheeky amenity kit), bed super comfortable and views were terrific.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our room on the 12th floor from where you have an outstanding view on the harbour and the city. The room was well equipped and big enough but we missed the kettle and 5€ for a bottle of water is too much. The hotel is well located, next to the harbour and the Reeperbahn. It takes around 30... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant facilities, and very nice and spacious rooms with a clean almost scandinavian design. The skybar is fantastic with unmatched views. Service is another matter. If you want to use wifi for youtube, gaming etc you have to pay a hefty upgrade fee. This in itself is a fail in my mind. When I tried to purchase the upgrade I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior is modern but a bit dated, the rooms were nice, plenty of hot water for the showers, towels were about mid-life(not soft, but not scratchy yet). The free wifi was middling and I refused to pay for the premium wifi, wifi should always be decent and reliable in my book. The interior hallways reminded me of the end... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an you say about the place? Efficient, modern, clean and an ideal location for what we wanted. Which was close to the bars and the 'Milentor Stadium' for FC St Pauli game If you want a relaxing family hotel this is a big no no If you want to see the extremes a city like Hamburg can give you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a flying one-night visit so a little difficult to comment on everything. The location is fine with good views over the river and city. The staff were polite and helpful and the rooms clean and comfortable. The wifi was a little "flakey" at times, but OK for simple tasks. The lobby bar "Davids" is friendly and inviting, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent 2 nights in this excellent hotel, directly in the heart of St. Pauli. The room and especially the bathroom was very spacey and perfectly clean. Unfortunately I couldn't see the harbour from my room, but therefore they had a webcam ;-). The breakfast was really outstanding and the price was really fair. I really enjoyed my stay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place to stay in the center. The beds are horrible and the sheets feel cheap. In total I would not sleep there again but for 150€ a night you can't really expect more. The bar is very nice, the garage is directly at the hotel but to wrap it up its worth staying if you don't care about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Empire riverside is ideally located for the Reeperbahn as well as other attractions and resturants. It's about 26 minutes away from the airport which costs about €30 in a taxi. Nearby traditional resturants such as the Blockbrau offers a bravarian feel and good food and beer.

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