Fodor's Expert Review Empire Riverside Hotel Hamburg

Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 97 Fodor's Choice

The prime location between the Reeperbahn and the harbor, the clever use of space and light, and a top-floor cocktail joint, 20up, that attracts thousands every weekend make this a favorite with locals and out-of-towners alike. White-walled guest rooms feel spacious and airy, and most have river views. Dark-wood banquettes replace traditional desks, and pocket doors lead into the bright bathrooms. Even though the hotel is three short blocks from the center of the Reeperbahn, there is little noise.

PROS

  • close to nightlife
  • excellent views of city and port
  • contemporary design

CONS

  • a steep hill separates the hotel from the harbor
  • top-floor bar gets crowded after 9 pm on weekends
  • staff are polite but not friendly

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Central
Design
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: - 040 - 311–190

HOTEL DETAILS

327 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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