Recently stayed in the Hamburg Radisson Blu for a convention. The building itself is striking and so very easy to find - if you're in the centre of Hamburg and not sure where the hotel is just look up and turn through 360 degrees! If you can't see it try the exercise again a few yards away! The most outstanding feature of this hotel is, however, its staff. They all speak very good English and couldn't be more helpful. The bed was comfortable but if the weather is warm ask for a light weight duvet or you will dissolve into a pool of perspiration!
My wife and I stayed for nine nights so we were really looking forward to unpacking but we had to live out of our suitcases because there were no drawers! Nowhere to put socks, undies and all the all the other bits and pieces that you need on a trip of more than a couple of days. When I say no drawers that is not strictly true; there were two, one where the tea, coffee, cups, etc., were stored and one where a book of religious writings lived but the former was full and the second too small to be of much use.
The location is just great. Close to the shopping centre, the Red Double Decker (Rot Doppel Decker) bus stops right next to the hotel, Dammtor station is just a hundred yards away with totally pedestrianised access (although if you arrive at Dammtor with heavy bags DON'T take the very obvious pedestrian access as it ends with steps up to the hotel. Instead keep at road level (watch for traffic because the pavement is very narrow for a short distance), take the lower hotel entrance and ride the escalator up to reception. Good bus services, right next to the Stephanplatz underground station and taxis are plentiful and only a 10-15 minute walk to the shops and the Rathaus. What more could you ask.
So would I stay there again? Not sure. The rates weren't bad for a city centre hotel, the staff were great, the food was good but that lack of drawers - sounds silly perhaps - was a real negative so far as I was concerned. Perhaps it would be a good choice for a shorter stay or, if your budget will stretch, a more expensive room may solve the problem. Actually, yes, I am sure that this hotel would figure high on my list provided that there were rooms with drawers that didn't cost an arm and a leg!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the city center next to the “Planten un Blomen” park you find the Radisson Blu Hotel. Hamburg's biggest and tallest hotel is now, after renovation, also the newest one. Lake Alster, the shopping district and many cultural attractions are within walking distance. The Radisson Blu Hotel offers 556 rooms in 3 different styles: “Natural”, “Urban” and “New York Mansion”. The hotel’s conference area of 2,122 m² offers a multi-functional area for events up to 1000 people. The direct access to the Congress Center Hamburg, CCH, grants additional flexibility if extra space is required. For exclusive events Hamburg´s highest event location “High End” is the place to be: Situated on the 26th and 27th floor breathtaking view over the city is included! The Health & Spa invites guests to workout and relax and two restaurants & bars promise culinary highlights. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Hotel Hamburg
- Radisson Hamburg
- Hamburg Radisson