Stayed four nights in November 2011 as part of a nostalgic return to a city where I spent some of my childhood. Very conveniently located in a quiet residential area, only 10-15 minutes from the city centre by U-Bahn, with plenty of good restaurants close by. The house is beautifully and imaginatively decorated – Ralph Merz is a photographer, and each bedroom has its own mini-exhibition of photos by various artists – ours had some very evocative grainy b&w photos of Moscow. Our room was very comfortable, and in the basement with direct access to the back garden, which we were invited to use if we wanted to. Breakfasts were lovely – usual German collection of cold cuts and bread, plus boiled eggs if you wished. Ralph and his wife Bettina are lovely, welcoming hosts, and we would thoroughly recommend this B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideas, suggestions, as well as many good and bad experiences from around the world have been incorporated to form the concept of the guesthouse, in order that you feel at home and in a good atmosphere as soon as possible. In addition guests are able to enjoy our other passion – photography. Out of galleries and museums, quite naturally and in the middle of your day with us. In Hamburg. Inside "Im kleinen Schwarzen".A place where the guest can vanish into the changing art of every single room.Annually held private viewings change "Das kleine Schwarze" by issued photographs inside the whole house. During your stay with us you can feel like you own all the exhibited arts. In your room and inside the house. Our intention is to seed an dialogue about the current exhibition, next to your well-being.For those who can not leave the exhibits with us, you may buy one or more. This is in accordance with the artists and the gallery. ... more less