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“Lovely B&B in the heart of a lovely city” 4 of 5 stars
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Das kleine Schwarze
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Tornquiststr. 25, Hamburg, Germany   |  
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Ranked #5 of 59 Hamburg B&B and Inns
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“Lovely B&B in the heart of a lovely city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

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.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

This is a lovely B&B that I am so glad we discovered! Beautifully decorated having an air of the 50's, in a minimal photographic style, confortable bed and linen, well done shower-room and the best of all, the calming view to the B&B's garden when having breakfast. You just don't want to leave! You can read your book there for hours! I am sure that in summer guests can have their breaksfast in the garden (we were there on 10 - 13 February 2012, very cold in Hamburg - very warm in the B&B). Breakfast is healthy and fresh and the owners, their daugther and their fantastic dog (which you may cross some times on its way to a walk) are friendly and ready to help - they all speak English. The B&B is located near the Emilienstr. metro, from which we found it easy to move around Hamburg. Another plus of the B&B is that it is located near the best Greek restaurant in town, "Dionysos Hamburg". Give it a try!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Tornquiststr. 25, Hamburg, Germany
Location: Germany > Hamburg
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Ranked #5 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Hamburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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 

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