A more intimately proportioned boutique hotel situated in a quiet residential area near Alster Lake, this Hamburg establishment's tasteful décor is more focused on comfort than cool. There's an attractive garden with a pool, Staff are friendly, and the hotel prides itself on providing sanctuary to a number of heavyweight literary guests.
Tel: +49 40 280 8900.
Gastwerk Hotel Hamburg
Gastwerk proudly wears the mantle of being the city's first 'designer' hotel. Even those who don't speak German won't be surprised to discover that 150 years ago this grand brick building housed the city's first gasworks. Its proportions and the clever use of space in its conversion are the hotel's biggest attraction.
Beim alten Gaswerk 3,
Tel: +49 40 890 620.
25hours Hotel Hamburg No.1
Vibrant 1960s-flavoured retro-chic characterise the interior of this 'designer' hotel, whose amenities include a statement-piece bar and restaurant serving German-Italian fusion cuisine. These, plus value (all this is available with rooms starting at under €100), all of which have made 25 hours a very funky hit with a fashion-conscious younger crowd.
Tel: +49 40 855 070.