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... 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, ...
We visit Vanamala's sister and niece in Hamburg. On the first evening we are taken by a breathtaking contemporary dance performance by the Wayne McGregor Random Dance Company followed by a delicious cocktail at the „20up Bar", which is situated on the 20th floor with sweeping views over Hamburg Habour.
During the next few days we explore the city thoroughly including a fascinating habour cruise, the Reeperbahn and the old ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews SIDE Hotel Hamburg
We booked this hotel via lastminute and got a good package deal with flight and hotel for 4 days. The hotel lived up to expectations and was a fantastic place to stay, both in terms of location ( very central ) and the style of the hotel.
Free Upgrade to Penthouse Suite - Wow
For some reason I was given a free upgrade to a Penthouse Type Suite on the Top Floor. I didn't want to leave. The suite had a huge Lounge, balcony, bedroom, two bathrooms and lots lots more, including 50" TVs and two mini bars (one in the lounge and one in the bedroom). The resturant was great - really good food for breakfast and dinner and not too expensive. Breakfast is 22 Euros. You must try the tea.
The Side hotel has a minimalist designer chic which perfectly suits Hamburg. I'd recommend it for the grrovy bar, the pool and the breakfast where delicious fish are a highlight of the buffet.
My wife and I had a Deluxe room (180 Euro) for one night for a short shopping trip to Hamburg. Overall, the place is cool, modern and funky, and very well located near the popular Gaensemarkt. The room was quite small but nicely decorated in the same modern style as the rest of the hotel. We like Asian-Fusion cuisine, so we had dinner at the hotel's "Fusion" restaurant. Service was friendly and relaxed, and the food was inventive and very good, although not amazing (the "Thai black milk rice" is not a must-eat). We had a good night sleep in the firm but comfortable beds, so you can say we were quite happy with the place ... until breakfast: breakfast was again at the Fusion restaurant but in the morning everything seemed noisy and hectic. The staff was inattentive and not very friendly, the waffles kind of tasteless, the croissants stale, and the choice at the buffet not exactly overwhelming. For a 20-Euro-a-pop-breakfast in a five star hotel a real disappointment. We both travel a lot on business, so as my wife had stayed at the Raffles last time, I guess we will go back there next time.
My partner and I stayed at the Side hotel in Hamburg for a long week-end mid summer; we had seen the place last year while we stayed at the Kempinski, and had decided that our next stay-over in Hamburg would be spent at the Side as the lobby of the hotel had made an impression on us;
in hamburg for some xmas shopping mid-december 04 - stayed at this hotel. stunning architecture - the main lobby was really spectacular. service was fine, bar was cool - dj spinning funky lounge music to trendy crowd. restaurant was great - good breakfast. dinner gets very busy so book a table. room was very modern - if you like that kind of thing then it will definately deliver. good location. amazing spa. not cheap but if you fancy spoiling yourself, then this is a good place to do it!
I recently spent a weekend in Hamburg. Altough I usually stay in the "Gastwerk Hotel", this time I wanted to try the other Designhotels there.
I stayed at this hotel based primarily on the reviews on this site. The price was high but I don't mind paying for a great hotel experience. I often like to stay in more modern, interestingly designed properties (a la ian schrager) when I travel. This place is shooting for that target but misses it horribly. The service was non-existant, no bellman or doorman. My key didn't work after I carried my luggage up to my room myself so I had to schlep it back down to the lobby and then back up.
Due to my job I spend most nights in hotels and I have to say the Side is one of my favorite places to stay. The service, design and food are all top-quality but what really sets this hotel apart from the rest is that this hotel the comfortable beds I have ever slept in.
I stay at the Side all the and it is my favorite Hotel IN THE WORLD - it is stylish, modern, and the breakfast is unbelievable. Stop looking and try the Side, it is nicer than the SANDERSON; REALLY!