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Empire Riverside Hotel

4.0 of 5
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Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse 97, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
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Ranked #42 of 316 Hotels in Hamburg
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here just one night in connection with a business conference at the hotel. The room was nice and clean, and the front desk very helpful in getting my wifi connection to work. The area is a bit dodgy, but nice view over the harbour and hotel itself very nice.

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Empire Riverside Hotel is a modern hotel just nest to the Elba River. It is sleek in design. The rooms are comfortable and the service is good. There is a trendy bar with great views on the 20th floor. I had a good stay and was well rested due to the comfort of the beds. I would definitely go... More 

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Kerstin Z, Manager at Empire Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for choosing the EMPIRE RIVERSIDE Hotel for your trip to Hamburg. We appreciate your feedback at Tripadvisor. We are happy that you felt totally at ease during your stay with us especially caused through our comfortable beds. We are looking forward to welcoming you back at our lifestyle Hotel in Hamburg/St. Pauli. Kind regards from Hamburg... More 

Pessac, France
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good place for couples but also for business Rooms are really simply designed (modern so with the minimum but all confort) Nice washrooms Perfect breakfast in the hotel restaurant Don't forget to go and have a drink at the bar on the top floor !!!

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Kerstin Z, Manager at Empire Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for choosing the EMPIRE RIVERSIDE Hotel for your trip to Hamburg. We appreciate your feedback at Tripadvisor. We are pleased to hear your nice words about our hotel, especially for your preferred breakfast buffet and our 20Up bar at the top floor. We are looking forward to welcoming you back at our lifestyle Hotel in Hamburg/St.... More 

Limmen
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29 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here three nights while on business in Hamburg. The hotel is located next to the river and has a great view of that same river. The inside of the hotel is very modern. Check-in was swift and easy. Very helpfull and friendly staff. The room is wonderful: lots of room, very nice beds and a bathroom that is... More 

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Kerstin Z, Manager at Empire Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for choosing the EMPIRE RIVERSIDE Hotel for your trip to Hamburg. We appreciate your feedback at Tripadvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed not only the awesome view and the room furnishing but also our special little survival kit as a souvenir. Thanks for your kudos to our staff, that's motivating to the whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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Coconut Grove, FL
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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 March 22, 2015

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 March 19, 2015

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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Houston, Texas
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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 March 16, 2015

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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