We had travelled into Hamburg via a cruise and opted to stay a couple of nights before heading back to London. It was easy to get a taxi from the Port and for 4 of us the fare was 25euros and not too long a drive. We arrived early but was ok to check in and the rooms were just about ready. Service at check in was excellent and at the same time we were able to buy a Hamburg card which enabled us travel across the city as a group.
The hotel is as it appears in all the pictures and is an exciting and interesting building. Our rooms were loft rooms and the exposed brick was a nice feature. The rooms were a good size however as already mentioned on here, there is no air conditioning and it happened to be a fairly stuffy and humid weekend in Hamburg while we were there. However, they immediately sent fans up and with the windows open it was ok.
The amenities in the hotel are limited outside of food and drink. There are nice areas to relax and take it easy, there is a 'Spa' however - it was closed most of the time and in the limited window it was open, there were no treatment times available. Talking to reception, it didn't sound like much of a spa even when it was open so I wouldn't use it as a reason to visit!!
The restaurant was superb and I would fully recommend eating here at least one night - apart from here there are some smaller restaurants in the local area and all reasonably priced.
We enjoyed our stay, it is a good base for Hamburg as the station is a 5 min walk and it is a nice building to stay in - but not much to do.
Probably wouldn't visit Hamburg again by choice, but if did - I would definitely chose the Gastwerk!
Also - easy to get to the airport by the train! (30mins)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gastwerk Hotel – Hamburg’s first design hotel: Unusual industrial ambiance constitutes the perfect environment for living, working and relaxing. The original coal warehouse of the ancient gasworks now includes 141 Guestrooms, including rough red brick lofts and luxurious suites, a multifaceted conference area, the Restaurant Mangold, the L.BAR, as well as a Moroccan style SPA-area. A parking lot in front of the building and an underground car park is free of charge for our hotel guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hamburg Gastwerk Hotel