Historical Traveler Reviews InterContinental Hamburg
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My wife and I stayed in The Intercontinental Hamburg
for 2 Nights in February for Valentines. We had to change our booking to one week earlier due to other commitments. This was no problem to the hotel. The location of the Hotel was great beside the lake with a ten minute walk to the town allthough taxis are not expensive which we also used. We were dissapointed with the Leisure facilities as only the indoor pool was free if you wanted to use the Sauna you had to pay an extra €20 per day. This we did not pay as the pool area seemed to have a regular gentlemans club of men taking up the deck chairs wrapped in nothing only towels. The Hotel Overall was excellent if only all the facilities were available free to guests.
We have just returned from a short break and found this hotel to be absolutely ideal. The rooms are modern and well equipped. The staff were very helpful and the location is good. It lies in a quiet residential neighbourhood, but just 10 minutes walk away along the lakeside to the City Hall.
We would definitely return here. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Was in hamburg for buiseness reasons in early february and stayed at the
My room was just above the lobby entrance on the first floor. From this
side of the hotel no view of the "alster",but more something like laboratory.
The room itself was just renovated and quite big.Don t like the fact that
you have to bag someone to open the windows. But i experienced that a lot
over the last years;specially in big chain hotels.
The building is deffenitely from the 70s, which is a bit scary when you
But from the inside this hotel has everything you expect from an
Intercontinental Hotel.The staff was extremely friendly.
Would stay there again, in different room.
Not bad but like any other IC hotel
Sure, the hotel is very nice and it's in a good location. But it's not really what you might expect from an Intercontinental Hotel. Don't expect the 5 star facilities and service you find in other IC's like cologne, berlin or amsterdam
Great Hotel / Tolles Hotel, sehr empfehlenswert!
Having stayed there over Easter weekend (25th to 28th of March 2005), we can warmly recommend this hotel. In our expereince, the hotel staff are very friendly, helpful and polite, the service was really great.
The room we had was 26m squared, on the 5th floor of the hotel, with view of Alster lake, this room is classified as a superior room, costed 124 Euro per night incl breakfast, price v reasonable for Hamburg. The superior type rooms are situated on the 5th or 6th floor of the hotel, however the more reasonably priced standard rooms are exactly the same size, just on floors two and three, the view would probably still be great. Make sure to insist on room with Alster lake view.
Make sure to make your booking over hotel's own website as the site guarantees cheapest prices.
The hotel is very quiet and peaceful, in a beautiful part of Hamburg, in a superior setting, perfect for relaxation and soaking up atmosphere of city. One word of caution: the walk into town could be a bit long for people who are not 100% fleet of foot! No problem for us!
You can take walks along the lake, the whole population of Hamburg seems to spend their days jogging there!
Breakfast is fantastic, the selection is really amazing (speaking from experience with other hotels), breakfast room bright and comfortable, and they make eggs or pancakes to your exact order, if you want.
We were very satisfied with our stay and will definitely stay there again the next time we visit Hamburg!!
Great city break
We stayed at the inter-conti for two nights just after new year. We had a great deal for our deluxe room prices, and were shocked to discover the full rate for it was 250 euros per night! The concierge service was second to none, and the residents bar was comfortable and welcoming. The barstaff were great, and the language difference wasn't a problem. The breakfast buffet had a fantastic choice, and the restaurant area overlooks the lake. Beautiful! We also tried the casino - great - but jacket and tie is required for gents, but hiring is available for 5 euro. Best recommendation? We'd go back!
One of Hamburg's best!
There is nothing bad to be said about this hotel. My Junior Suite to which I was upgraded (most likely, because I am an Intercontinental status customer) was very spacious, well appointed and offered a nice view of Aussenalster river. Breakfast was super and everyone really nice. Featuring classic design and being located a 10 minute stroll along the Alster river away from city center, the hotel caters not to a hip crowd, but to people, who like to stay in a calm neighbourhood, nevertheless close to everything.
Great hotel to stay
We stayed 3 nights in August there. Very good hotel. Comfort room at 2nd floor was spacious, clean, modern and quiet. Great amenities in room. You can change TV channels and listen to it in your bathroom. Breakfast was great; many choices. There is absolutely nothing negative to say about this hotel. SPA center is luxurious. Drinks in bar and also restaurants are expensive, but U get value for your money because this is Inter-Continental. It was great to stay there. Consulates (even USA) and sophisticated living houses are in neighborough area. Hamburg citizens likes to jogg or take a walk around Alster lake.
Hotel staff was polite and smiley. Thanks to them also.
Hamburg from it's very best side
I stayed the first time in this hotel. It's located direct at the Alster lake, not direct in the centre, but within 10 minutes walk at the lakeside you can reach the main shopping area quite comfortable. The hotel is great, as I am an Ambassador Card Holder I got an upgrade to room 713 which is called a Bellevue Room. What a room, its more a kind of junior suite. Two large windows facing the Alster lake, a huge and very comfortable bed and the ultimative bathroom. I have never seen that before, not that the bathroomarea is very spacious, offering a bathtub, separate shower, WC and 2 sinks, the best is the TV in the wall above the bathtub. It's a fantastic idea and absolutely great to relax during a bath watching TV. The breakfastbuffet is great, offering a wide range of all you can expect and if you might want something else, there is always helpful and well trained staff around - just ask and they make it. We also had dinner in the rooftop restaurant. Great was not only the view as I could already enjoy it from my room, but the combination of a very good meal, excellent service (also in English) makes this place unique. And for the drink afterwards you can enjoy the fireplace in the lounge next to the restaurant or listen to the live!!! piano music in the lobby bar. Positve also the spacious pool and wellness area. Especially for English speaking guests this hotel is perfect as nearly everybody seems to have a high knowlegde of foreign languages.
I stayed here for four nights in first week of February (2003). Fancy hotel, very nice looking, expensive. Has a great workout/spa area. Food is quite good, both room service and the restaurants. Has a neat and nicely appointed bar area near front desk. The staff was mixed---some not professional and/or bad attitude and/or rushed me, some very nice and professional!--(my deepest appreciation for their honest efforts!!).My room was small, both the room itself and the bathroom, but very luxurious! With all the bells and whistles!! And quite modern too! This Intercontinental Hotel is in a beautiful, ritzy residential area of Hamburg, a short ways from downtown, and next to pretty Lake Alster. Lots of trees! There are lots of consulates in this area, including the Austrian consulate, and the American consulate (it was the only one I saw when I was there, with security people outside, including a guy with a machine gun.....: - ( ). I heard that there is a casino on the top floor of this hotel (it has about 8 floors), but I never got around to going up there to check it out. A very nice hotel, that isn't a great hotel until it gets better management and also some minor renovation that is needed. I payed from about $120 a night to about $170 a night for each of the four nights I stayed there.I would definitely give this hotel another chance the next time I am in Hamburg, as long as I could get a nightly rate no higher than what I paid my first time there!
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... done so much in such a short time and on a budget. The manager gave me a history book about the hotel to take back with me and a few other bits and bobs to remember my trip by. I asked to store my bag until the afternoon and they were more than happy to do so, they asked where I was going today and gave me a few tips on where to eat and passed me a map of Hamburg to take with me, the one I was using was a little threadbare now. I arrived at the Museum of Hamburg at ...
... cup of coffee. I lay on the bed and fell asleep for an hour and it did me a world of good and felt refreshed and warm after it. At about 6.30pm I went out to see what the city was like all lit up, the town hall looked amazing, unfortunately I didn't take my camera or mobile out with me as they were on charge back at the hotel, not to worry I have lots of photos. I was only out an hour then back to the hotel for a hot shower and turn in for the night. And another good day in ...
... caused a problem finding a restaurant to eat in and the only place I found was a Mcdonalds so I had dinner there, not the most nutritious meal but it filled a gap plus it was nice a warm in there. Back at the hotel now to relax and keep warm for the rest of my evening, got the tv on and feet up with a nice cup of coffee, when I say nice it's the hotel room packet coffee and the milk is a powder that gets mixed in but it was ok. End of another day and it was a good ...
... unfortunately I walked in the wrong direction and ended up in a rather seedy area with sex shops and other related establishments so I didn't hang about there too long, I regained my bearings and made my way to the hotel where I was staying, I was a few hours early to check in but did all the paperwork and they said a room would be ready in an hours time, that's ok so I went out for a walk and once again. I was looking at my map at one point and an ...
... the lights would dim as the tiny lights in the city came on. After nightfall there is a slow sunrise as the lighting brightens. You can even see the control panel and circuit boards where they control each system.