Travel Blogs from Hamburg
... After Oma made us pancakes we drove to Hamburg airport and flew to London. My dad’s friend Chris picked us up and we stayed with them. He has two girls, their names are Delila and Tabatha. We played with them and we made jokes. We went to bed really ...
... Michelle and I have been in club and danced. Simon was really good at the Melbourne shuffle....I couldn't figure it out. I will just have to YouTube it later and learn. Of course we end up going out the night before a travel day, but least Celle is not too far away. Tomorrow we are off to Celle to see a brand new place in small town, ...
Wednesday 11 Sept
We woke up at a reasonable time in Koln and headed straight to the
train station. From there we caught the train to Hamburg. The train
was pretty crowded so we ended up changing seats multiple times to
make way for people with reservations. Getting off was a drama as we
couldn't get past the people in the other carriage to get our bags.
We had to rush off the train, push in line to get ...
We were going to do the free guided city tour, but when we arrived we would have been the only ones so we didn't go. Since the guides all work off tips, we didn't want to feel obligated to have to pay them more than we would have normally. So we decided to do our own city tour and just go to the places they go. The first stop was St. Petri Church, which was cool. Not the best church we've seen, ...
... Stock mit atemberaubenden Blick auf den Hamburgerhafen, ausführliches Städtebummeln und interessanten Gesprächen bis spät in die Nacht. Auf der Schanze, das Stadtviertel wo sich die Einheimischen zum Abend treffen, haben wir nicht nur ein leckeres Mal in einer spanischen Tapas-Bar, was uns gleich an Barcelona erinnert, sondern wir sehen uns satt an dem Getümmel auf der Strasse. Stundenlang sitzen wir da und beobachten.
Leider geht die Zeit schnell vorbei und wir ziehen ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Renaissance Hamburg
Have just returned from at succesful weekend of shopping in Hamburg. The hotel has a great location in the centre of the main shopping area. Very friendly and efficient service from the people at the front desk. Nice breakfast buffet with good quality produce and made to order omelets etc. Our room had a good bed, the necessary amenities and plenty of space. The ambience of the propety itself is your typical non-descript corporate chain hotel. It could be anywhere...
Right in the heart of the shopping district. Close to subway. Walking distance to the harbor. Restaurant food was good, but not enough tables, had to wait for breakfast 15 minutes two consecutive mornings. No executive level or lounge. Room was very large and fitness center had all the machines and a view.
Haven't stayed there yet, but many problems with reservations!!
We have a block of rooms reserved for our wedding and are very disappointed with how many mistakes have been made with our reservations (they gave us the wrong phone number for making reservations, they can't find our group when guests call to make reservations, they lost reservations, gave guests the wrong rates, etc.). I hope I can change this review to something positive after we actually stay there, but so far I am disappointed with this hotel.
I have stayed at this hotel on many occasions and have always found it to be excellent. The hotel is well located and the main shopping areas are easily accessible on foot (Jungfernstieg etc.) as well as being located only five minutes from the nearest S-Bahn station (underground). The hotel lobby is lavishly appointed in dark woods and the staff are friendly, courteous and very efficient and all speak excellent English. The concierge are able to book theatre tickets, arrange trips as well as transportation to and from the airport as well as around the city. (A taxi from the airport is approx 20Euros). The hotel rooms are themed in mainly red/beige/gold colours and are well appointed with either 1 king or 2 double beds. TV is provided with a range of international television channels as well as pay per view movies. The room features ample room for belongings including a large wardrobe. The rooms also feature work desk, seating area and mini bar. There is no in-room safe although valuables can be stored at the reception.
Top marks for families
Very good experience as a weekend party of four adults and four kids. Great city centre situation, pool in nearby sister hotel, very good shopping nearby, quiet large rooms and very helpful staff.
We stayed for three nights last winter in this hotel. Hamburg's city is a mere business district and getting empty at night. Nevertheless, this centrally located hotel is well connected by public transport (underground and s-bahn) and beautiful sights are within walking distance. We found the staff being very curteous. Since we checked in early (10.30 am) they provided us with a room. This room did not prove to be cleaned yet and they showed very concerned about this. We ended up with an upgrade. The rooms are beautifully decorated in an old-fashioned style. Breakfust buffet was very good. We ate in the restaurant once. It was ok, but not the best choice we think. I would chose this hotel again and would try to get accomodated in the historic brick wing again.
Always feel at home at the Renaissance Hotel, Hamburg
Excellent location, close to shopping malls and city centre amenities. Comfortable and welcoming lobby, spacious rooms, which are quiet despite the city-centre location. Tip: room-service continental breakfast is better value for money. Friendly service and staff. We have stayed there many times - usually in winter - and enjoyed it tremendously. Can be highly recommended.
Good location, good service
This hotel is centrally located in a downtown shopping district. It's a relatively quiet area. There's not a lot of traffic on the narrow streets, and the back of the hotel faces a shopping mall. The closest subway station is a 2-block walk. Service by the hotel staff was excellent. The breakfast didn't seem worth the price of 17 euros, but the Marriott has a great breakfast for 17.50 euros, and is about 1 1/2 blocks away.
Certainly enjoyed our stay
We certainly enjoyed our stay. Large and comfy room with nice bathroom. Centrally located though calm. Friendly staff. Agree that the atmosphere could be a bit less on the business traveller side, but the central location compensates for that. Breakfast was excellent.
In the middle of the city
Well located for shopping and culture and attached to a top-notch shopping mall, but still removed from traffic and noise. About 10 minutes by taxi to the harbor and a 25 minute-drive to the airport. Historic building (red bricks) with a nicely decorated lobby. A hotel that attracts more weekend gataways and tourists than travellers, due to its non-coroporate-flair (but still with all the amenities of a top corporate hotel). Only negative issue: Their fitness area is not state of the art and does not offer a pool (as the nearby more complete but more sterile Marriott does). Overall: A very good choice with competitive weekend rates in the middle of the city.