The Best Hotels in Hanover for Every Traveller
Cobbled streets of Hanover's Old Town | © Helena Goessens Photography / Getty Images
Leading German philosopher Oskar Negt said, “Hanover is one of the most enjoyable places to live in Germany: a leafy city with its own natural rhythm.” Indeed, one of its greatest attractions is the abundant greenery, most noteworthy at Eilenriede, the largest urban forest in Germany. For a more manicured affair, the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen are regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful parks, noted for their Baroque horticultural design. With a thriving cultural scene and the Deutsche Messe (Hanover Fairground), the largest exhibition centre in the world, Hanover is a convivial host for family trips or weekend getaways.
Hotel Amadeus, Linden
Independent Hotel, Boutique Hotel
4.2/5 (498 Reviews)
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Whether staying in an Eco Single or New Style Double, all bedrooms are soundproof and “allergy friendly”, ensuring an excellent night’s sleep. The Well & Fit gym is stocked with state-of-the-art equipment, including cardio machines, cross trainer and sauna with infrared cabin. Linden’s a great place for shopping with a lively pub, cafe and restaurant scene.
Kastens Hotel Luisenhof, Mitte
4.4/5 (473 Reviews)
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Over one hundred years ago, in 1914, Friedrich Kasten began building this hotel, which was to become one of the city’s favourites. Totally destroyed in WWII, it was rebuilt in time for the start of the Hannover Messe in 1947 – one of the world’s largest trade fairs. Its wealth of history can be explored on the picture-lined walls of the hotel. The location cannot be beaten for access to the museums, monuments, restaurants and shops, as well as Staatstheatre Hannover, the commanding Opera House.
Hotel Savoy, Mitte
4.5/5 (79 Reviews)
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Proud of their reputation as Hanover’s smallest four-star hotel, the Savoy’s size only adds to the allure of this cosy abode where cleanliness is paramount. Staff thrive on catering to the needs of their guests, offering a personal touch often absent from larger hotels. A pleasant ten-minute stroll leads to the city centre and the Royal Gardens.
Old Printing House, Mitte
5/5 (1 Reviews)
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Doffing their cap to the building’s past use as an 18th-century printing house, the designers of this aparthotel have dotted the high-ceilinged spaces with retro touches. Tall school lockers, factory-style lighting and vintage cinema seats add character, while sections of brick wall and distressed concrete are left exposed, creating an inviting shabby-chic environment. The rooms are finished with contemporary touches such as heated floors, rain showers and fully equipped kitchens.
Boutique 030 Hannover, Goethestraße
Boutique Hotel, Apartment
4.2/5 (426 Reviews)
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With an enviable, lively city centre address along the Leine river, this 19-room hotel has been painstakingly converted from a Wilhelminian-era house. An ideal base for those who like to mini-break at the core of the action, it’s also a great choice for longer stays as all the apartments come with a kitchenette. The nice people at Boutique 030 don’t want you to toil too hard, though – they serve up a tasty breakfast every morning so you don’t have to.
Smartcity Designhotel, Mitte
Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel
4/5 (104 Reviews)
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Who better than esteemed architect of Hanover’s beloved rebuilt opera house, Dieter Osterlen, to create the city’s first design hotel? Completed in 1953, it was an instant success, and a film studio moved into the basement. Acclaimed Italian designer Matteo Thun was drafted in to oversee its refurbishment, resulting in a hip, respectful modernisation of Osterlen’s vision. Thun’s renovations were extended to the hotel’s popular Italian restaurant, L’Osteria, famed for its giant 45cm pizzas.
Aspria Hannover Maschsee
4.4/5 (39 Reviews)
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Hanover is known for its beautiful lakes, surrounded by acres of green forests. Lesser known, though, are its escapist sandy beaches. Award-winning Aspria Hannover is a slice of heaven, sitting by the cool waters of Lake Maschsee with access to a private beach. Renowned as the city’s leading wellness destination, with first-class accommodation, guests can take an exercise class, hit the gym, or give in to the tranquil ambience, indulging in a massage and pampering beauty treatment.
Radisson Blu Hannover, Mittelfeld
4.3/5 (448 Reviews)
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This is an ideal hotel for business or leisure travellers, conveniently located next to the Deutsche Messe exhibition centre. Bedrooms are decorated with a focus on classic modernity, with a choice of seating areas to curl up with a good book. ARTs Restaurant & Bar serves up seasonal dishes, and after a heart-rate-raising circuit of the gym, the sauna is guaranteed to relax and invigorate.
me and all hotel Hannover, Mitte
Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel
4.5/5 (58 Reviews)
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This 2020 hotel has caused quite the buzz since opening in the city centre. A stay here makes it feel like you’ve been fast-tracked into the beating heart of Hanover. If you’re looking for a place to work, kick back and make new friends, you’ve hit the motherload. There’s a rare inherent understanding of what travellers need; areas are dedicated to co-working, a spacious bar and dining room, and smoking lounge, and there’s even a boardroom with a table doubling up for ping-pong.
Design Hotel Wiegand, Mitte
Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel
4.1/5 (84 Reviews)
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Minimalist by design, the focus of this hotel is the large, bright dining room. Shades of brown leather and light wood are interspersed with thriving green plants, ensuring there’s always a welcome feel to the space. A buffet eases you into each day with a selection of local cheeses, smoked salmon, cold cuts, fruit, yoghurt and a generous cooked breakfast.
These recommendations were updated on December 14, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.