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Having been on a plane 4 times this weekend (seeing that the risk is at departure and landing there were eight risky moments) I got really used to it. Especially since the Lufthansa staff was really nice. But to be honest, though I enjoy flying a lot I'm still always quiet happy to be back on ...
Whoever wants to take part a bit in our travel, you are very welcome to join our nice small travel pod. We try to update it frequently (for sure not every day…we also want to enjoy the nature) and fill it with some nice stories and ...
... had obviously been very cold temperatures because there was ice everywhere, so the square outside the Rathaus was like a giant ice rink! We visited the 'Hafen City', a docklands area of the city. The weather was horrible – it was freezing cold and very rainy, so it wasn't as pretty as we’d been told, but the buildings were very interesting and it felt very historical. The water was filled with giant slabs of ice – the river had ...
This is the second Tuesday "Family Dinner," and we have a new member of the family. What started as four, Christian, Kara, Beatrice, and Riley, will now be five. Ian O'Brien is our new Tuesday family member.
What is Family Dinner?
It is when we come together and cook ...
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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
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.
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.
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!