The Best Hotels to Book in Bremen, Germany

Check in to a room with a city view on your trip to Bremen
Check in to a room with a city view on your trip to Bremen | Courtesy of Atlantic Grand Hotel Bremen /
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18 August 2021

The Hanseatic city of Bremen is one of the most attractive in northern Germany. With a compact, walkable centre and plenty of great hotels, it’s the ideal choice for a city break. Begin with the historic Schnoor district, the oldest part of the city, whose narrow lanes are lined with half-timbered houses dating back to the 15th century. Close by, the Bremen Town Musicians and the Unesco World Heritage-listed Town Hall are other must-sees. Not sure where to stay in Bremen? There’s plenty of accommodation to choose from, and here are our top picks.

Monopol Boutique Hotel

Plush lobby at Monopol Boutique Hotel with leather armchairs and teal walls
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This beautiful boutique hotel was once the home of a Bremen merchant. Today, it’s an intimate, impeccably designed bolthole. Escape the noise of the city inside, where the shared areas are decked out with restored parquet floors, leather Chesterfields and sumptuous soft furnishings. Smart single rooms are available for solo travellers, whilst families should book the premium double sleeping four. Vegetarians and vegans are well catered for at breakfast.

Grothenn's Hotel

Exterior of Grothenn's Hotel with white walls and a red roof
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The Brüns and Weber families own this three-star hotel, continuing the work Johannes Grothenn started over 100 years ago. It’s a simple yet comfortable place on the outskirts of Bremen, where the emphasis is on hospitality and good food. In winter, warm up beside a roaring fire in the dining room. On warmer days, take a stroll through the pretty garden or relax on the balcony or terrace.

Atlantic Grand Hotel Bremen

Large bedroom at Atlantic Grand Hotel Bremen with white linen, hanging lights and view over the city
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This four-star Bremen hotel is an obvious choice for a city break base, with all of the downtown visitor attractions within walking distance. The decor epitomises contemporary elegance, with parquet floors and plush soft furnishings. Bathrooms are first-class with freestanding baths and rain showers – however the real highlight is the rooftop terrace bar overlooking the spires of Bremen.

Steigenberger Hotel Bremen

Double bedroom at Steigenberger Hotel Bremen with striped blanket and red curtains
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For pampering in the heart of the city, book Steigenberger Hotel Bremen. The entire seventh floor is devoted to wellness with a spa, steam bath and Finnish sauna, plus a private bio sauna available on request. Meanwhile, the on-site Blaufeuer restaurant has a spacious terrace, which capitalises on the hotel’s position overlooking the River Weser. North German cuisine is a speciality – try traditional pannfish (roasted cod in mustard sauce) accompanied by a glass of local lager.

Dorint City-Hotel Bremen

Light and airy double bedroom at Dorint City-Hotel Bremen with a large wooden bed and large windows overlooking trees
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Don’t be put off by the unassuming exterior: this Bremen hotel is a real treat once you step inside the door. A convenient location just five minutes from the train station makes this a firm favourite with business travellers. If you’re here on holiday, you’ll appreciate the design details that make this hotel feel less clinical – statement lighting, bold textiles and Tassimo espresso machines, plus a sauna and fitness suite. Splurge on a larger room and ask for a view over pretty Wallanlagen Park.

Hotel zum Kuhhirten

Double bedroom at Hotel zum Kuhhirten with large cream headboard, blue-and-grey carpet and large windows
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The motto at Hotel zum Kuhhirten is “Not far from the city, but far from the city noise”. It’s situated on the Bremer Stadtwerder, an island between the Weser and Werdersee. Years ago, you might have heard cows mooing on the nearby grazing land. Even today, it feels rural, despite its urban location. It’s an ideal place to jog, swim or paddleboard surrounded by nature. Bring the dog – canine guests are welcome too.

Designhotel ÜberFluss

Outside seating area at Designhotel ÜberFluss with wicker and shell ornaments and a deck overlooking the water
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The sleek exterior of the Designhotel ÜberFluss, with its bold splashes of green, provides a glimpse of what you’ll discover inside. This sophisticated hotel is the work of design team Ray and Charles Eames. Green throws and wood accents enhance a monochrome colour palette – you’ll love the black mosaic bathrooms and cow print chairs. The best rooms overlook the River Weser and lively Schlachte – you’re never far from the action in this downtown Bremen hotel.

Hotel Munte am Stadtwald – Ringhotel

Large double bedroom and living room at Hotel Munte am Stadtwald - Ringhotel with wooden walls and modern furniture
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Brothers Jan and Detlef Pauls are the latest generation of their family to take care of the Hotel Munte am Stadtwald. They continue a tradition begun over a century ago. Today, this four-star hotel boasts 100 staff with a focus on top customer service. Treat yourself to an Ayurvedic massage at the spa or book a private personal training session in the hotel fitness centre. Top off the day with salmon pappardelle and tiramisu at the on-site Italian trattoria. Bremen city centre is only a 10-minute drive from here.

Vienna House Easy Bremen

Cosy bedroom at Vienna House Easy Bremen with grid-patterned wallpaper, white linen and stylish modern furniture
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Casual, contemporary Vienna House Easy Bremen offers a choice of 44 rooms and studios. The latter are perfect for those planning a longer stay or travelling with young children – each one has its own kitchen, living space and laundry facilities. Work out in the basement gym or soothe tired muscles on the sixth-floor sauna and roof terrace. Downstairs, there’s a comfortable lounge with a self-service fridge where you can help yourself to drinks and snacks.

Achat Hotel Bremen City

Cosy seating area at Achat Hotel Bremen City with large orange leather armchairs
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Exposed brick and floor-to-ceiling windows characterise this budget-friendly hotel that has been furnished according to the principles of Feng Shui, respecting the elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water. The vibe is sleek sophistication – particularly if you choose to unwind in the cocktail bar. The hotel’s city centre location is convenient for sightseeing, too: Böttcherstraße, the Town Musicians and Town Hall are all less than a kilometre away.

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