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5 Magnificent Hotels in Hamburg

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The city of Hamburg boasts an incredibly storied history and remains an important industry, business and cultural center today. A major port city, it is known for the large ships docked there alongside sights such as the Rathaus, the popular fish market, the pulsing nightlife in the district of St. Pauli, and the football club of the same name. For those that like your stay with a touch of luxury, The Culture Trip has put together the top five most opulent hotels in Hamburg.

Hotel Atlantic Kempinski

A majestic white building featuring architecture that dates back to the turn of the century, Hotel Atlantic Kempinski combines one hundred years of history with a rich array of modern day amenities. Situated directly on the Außenalster Lake and surrounded by trees, it offers charming views and stands out as a tranquil haven in a lively part of Hamburg. The rooms and suites are generously proportioned, with high ceilings and full-length windows. Chandeliers line the conference hall and a baroque fountain illuminates the Atlantic Atrium, a beautiful courtyard at the heart of the hotel. Marble bathrooms, mahogany details and satin pillows combine to provide you with a luxurious stay, whether it’s in a room or suite.

Hotel Atlantic Kempinski, An der Alster 72-79, 20099 Hamburg

Hotel Atlantic Kempinski, Hamburg
Hotel Atlantic Kempinski, Hamburg | © wiki/commons

East Hotel

Situated inside a former iron foundry, this building contrasts its smooth and modern glass construction with a historical red-brick base. Previously unseen interior features and unique furniture pieces turn the inside of the East Hotel into a piece of art in its own right. In particular, enjoy the majesty of the luxurious terrace apartments, which are decorated with deep red walls, chandeliers, and wooden floors. The handmade furniture across every room is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. East Hotel is perfect for those who want to spend their time in an exclusive, designer environment and be in close proximity to the nearby bars and nightlife of St. Pauli.

east Hotel und Restaurant GmbH, Simon-von-Utrecht-Straße 31 20359 Hamburg

The George Design Hotel

The George Design Hotel offers a dose of timeless British elegance, with soothing interiors that span cocoa to champagne. This hotel’s traditional style is reflected across the design, from the floor-to-ceiling curtains, roomy leather armchairs, striking wood furniture pieces to wallpapers with diverse patterns. The rooms feature idiosyncratic details such as Union Jack pillows, sculptural mirrors and intricate vases, which lend a signature touch to each space. Head up to the Campari Lounge roof terrace, where breathtaking views of the city will accompany your expertly blended cocktail.

The George Design Hamburg, 22087 Hamburg, Barcastraße 3

The George Hamburg,
The George Hamburg, | © Design Hotels™

Mövenpick Hotel

The Mövenpick Hotel is unique not only because of its location in the Sternschanzenpark, but also because building itself is a former water tower. The octagonal red-brick building with numerous small windows sits above the treetops, offering a scenic view of the city. Interiors are bright, elegant and comfortable.

Sternschanze 6, 20357 Hamburg, Germany

Mövenpick Hamburg,
Mövenpick Hamburg, | © Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts


Located in a quiet riverside street, Eilenau is a charming boutique hotel with a cozy, private feel. It is housed in two adjacent Art Nouveau mansions from 1890 and has only seventeen guest rooms, which were designed individually to meet even the highest of standards. Roccoco design abounds, with chandeliers, ornate details, and unique pieces in every room. The common spaces include a lovely dining room where a delicious breakfast buffet is served every morning. Eilenau is a small hotel with great character that offers all the amenities of a luxury hotel and simultaneously maintains the personal atmosphere of a private mansion.

Eilenau Hotel, Eilenau 36-37, 22089 Hamburg

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