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Germany - Hamburg

he luxury lakeside hotel in Germany’s largest waterfront city

Located in the heart of Hamburg, right on the shore of Alster Lake, The Fontenay is a real city resort.

Only a few other destinations in Germany offer such an ideal location for a visionary hotel project like this one. In his designs for the hotel, Hamburg-born architect Jan Störmer was inspired by the park landscape and the waterline of Lake Alster. The organic shape of the building consists of three intertwining circles, designed to make you think of large treetops, blending seamlessly with their surroundings, creating a balance between nature and the urban sphere. The three circles intertwine and narrow in the center where the elevators and the glassed-in courtyard, featuring trees, as well as the 27 meters high enclosed atrium, can be found.

In the 19th century, John Fontenay chose the lakeside metropolis Hamburg to establish his shipping business. He fell in love with the most picturesque waterfront location on the southwestern shore of Alster lake. In 1816, Fontenay acquired this most distinguished plot in the heart of the city – the location of today’s THE FONTENAY hotel development. This quiet, sophisticated address, located at 10 Fontenay, is directly on the Alster Wanderweg – a dedicated hiking trail circling the city – and is within walking distance to Hamburg’s most fashionable neighborhoods, main shopping areas, and the new HafenCity – Harbour City.

Inspired by circles, the sculptural architecture of the building is mirrored in the interior room concept: the trapezoid layout with its curved walls, impressive panoramic facade, and floor-to-ceiling windows creates liberating spaces, flooded with light. Opening up to these expansive views, nature becomes part of the hotel experience. There is ample head space too, courtesy of the 2.85m/9ft ceiling height, and starting from the Deluxe room category, a 5m2/54ft² private balcony adds to this sense of generosity.

Warm, bright hues of soft turquoise, light blue, and beige, or Royal Blue with gold accents blend with the beautiful materials and designer furniture. They reflect the unique setting on the shores of Lake Alster in the midst of the park. The oak wood gracing the parquet flooring originates from the forest of the Fontenay Abbey in Burgundy, France. Together with decorative objects by Danish design brand Georg Jensen and original artwork by the Peruvian painter Antonio Máro, they create a canvas of complete harmony.

A touchpad allows guests to conveniently open and close the blinds without a sound, choose between different lighting scenarios, or to adjust the air conditioning in the room. A tablet or a laptop can be connected to the TV via HDMI.
In this peaceful setting, The Fontenay masters the balance between nature and urban living in the midst of Hamburg’s core – it is a city resort in the heart of the town. All guest rooms offer beautiful views across the Rotherbaum district, the park, or Lake Alster.

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Germany - Hamburg

A no-nonsense small luxury Boutique hotel 

The listed building is a 4-star hotel, DEHOGA certified, 27 rooms with bath or shower, toilet, full HD flat-screen TV, radio, telephone, hairdryer, Nespresso coffee machine, bar, sauna, garden, garage parking spaces available, partly air-conditioned.

Single room € 100 to € 140. Double room € 125 to € 195. Garage space € 15. Dog bed and dog bar € 15. All prices include breakfast buffet, service, and VAT. Subject to price changes. Special daily and weekend prices on request.

Central location and yet very quiet. 50 meters to the Aussen Alster, 20 meters to the famous Lange Reihe, and only a few minutes to the city center, the CCH Congress Center and the exhibition halls, the Hamburg Cruise Center, the art gallery, and the theater. Only 50 meters from an e-car charging station.

Free of charge

Sailboat, bicycles, sauna, broadband WiFi, welcome drink in the restaurant, public internet terminal, Nespresso coffee machine including capsules.


From Fuhlsbüttel airport to the hotel by taxi 20 minutes. 5 minutes by taxi from the main train station to the hotel.

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Germany - Hamburg

With the puristic design and the high level of comfort, They have createdd a unique atmosphere. The warm service makes your visit to the SIDE Design Hotel Hamburg an experience.

At the beginning of 2018, after three months of closure, the SIDE Design Hotel Hamburg was completely modernized by Matteo Thun and equipped with the latest technology.

The SIDE Hotel not only impresses with its puristic design and a unique atmosphere but also with high-quality comfort and warm service.

Design, comfort, and technology down to the smallest detail. The 28 m² superior rooms are equipped with 1.60 m wide beds. You also have a 48 inch Loewe flat screen and an Illy coffee machine.

With fresh ingredients and special quality, the SIDE and the [m] eatery convince both internal and external guests. Enjoy the international breakfast and the best steaks in town in their restaurant.

Located in the heart of Hamburg, the SIDE is the starting point for extensive shopping tours, visiting the State Opera, and discovering historical art and cultural sites. You can walk to the Inner Alster, the Jungfernstieg, the exhibition and congress center, and the Dammtor long-distance train station.

Distances: Airport 10 km / long-distance train station Hamburg Dammtor 0.7 km
Hamburg trade fair and congress 0.7 km / main station 1.5 km / city center 300 m


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Germany - Hamburg

the first and only hotel in the UNESCO World Heritage Speicherstadt

When you enter the AMERON Hamburg Hotel Speicherstadt, you are immediately in the heart of the port city where tradition meets modern and history meets the present in a unique way – thanks to the special history of the place and architecture which combines stylish contemporary design and elegant mid-century style.

The AMERON Hamburg Hotel Speicherstadt is the first and only hotel in the UNESCO World Heritage Speicherstadt and the ideal starting point for your activities in the city. We present you with the most beautiful and exciting corners of the Hanseatic city.

Sleeping in the center of Speicherstadt – a unique experience. The tradition and history of Hamburg’s landmark can be clearly felt in our rooms. The high-quality interior was inspired by the 50s and 60s and combines classic with modern elements. Selected works of art create a cozy yet inspiring atmosphere.

In the  cantinetta ristorante you can enjoy traditional Italian cuisine – interpreted in a modern way – and a unique interior.

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Germany - Hamburg


200-year-old ceiling beams, country-style oak floorboards, an open fireplace – on entering the country manor, you immediately sense the heritage of the former courtyard.

In the Here and Now, it has been transformed into a place for feel-good moments – probably the most relaxed boutique hotel in the whole town. A puristic design with plenty of space, light, and warmth. The passion Nils Jacobsen and his team are running the hotel with are felt in every detail. Casual luxury reduced to its essentials.

At HYGGE, the heart and soul of the country manor, we are celebrating the unique Scandinavian lifestyle each and every day. During a lovely meal with your family and friends, their motto is: unwind, relax and enjoy the moment.

You will find many individual havens of tranquility at Landhaus Flottbek. With high-quality box-spring beds and luxurious extras such as Rituals-products and a glass of port upon arrival. Simply choose your favorite look from the 26 rooms and pick your preferred room size.

HYGGE, the multiple award-winning restaurant, is THE ultimate hangout in Hamburg, serving families, friends, business partners, or the odd casual acquaintance as a restaurant, bar, and hotel-living room at the same time.

The Landhaus Flottbek is located in the green quarter of Gross Flottbek in the suburbs of Hamburg, with a direct transportation link to the city center. It will only take a 15-minute ride on the S-Bahn to get there, but you can also use one of the “Elbe-Barges” and enter the port of Hamburg the traditional way.

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Germany - Hamburg

The harbour master keeps a watch over the former
captain’s house in the HafenCity’s oldest building

ships that pass in the night.

In the little Captain’s home with 49 cozy cabins, Hamburg’s history is brought to life.

The oldest building in the HafenCity, which is also a listed building, is now home to contemporary design with industrial charm, eclectic cuisine, and long drinks. The guest rooms designed by the Augsburg-based design team, Dreimeta, are cozy, intimate, and individual.

The former Port Authority building was a meeting point for seafarers for many years, where people from all walks of life would share their experiences.

Be it port romances or bitter struggles with the forces of nature at sea. Their history is the history of the 25hours Hotel Hamburg Altes Hafenamt. Guests can reach the NENI Hamburg restaurant via a gangway on the ground floor.

Here, guests are served East-Mediterranean cuisine that is perfect for sharing. You can enjoy an apéritif or a nightcap at the neighboring Boilerman Bar, where a portrait of the Harbourmaster keeps watch.

Just arrived in the harbour, the 25sqm Medium room provides the perfect retreat after a long day. Furnishings are adapted to suit the individual floor plans; every room features a king-size bed. Urban nomads appreciate free high-speed WiFi, UE Boom Bluetooth speakers, and the free mini hire.

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Germany - Hamburg

Experience Hamburg’s beauty: in the green, on the beach, and with a view on the river.

Guests to this hotel tend to return. Jacob is like a second home. The 5-star hotel in Hamburg is a sanctuary in the midst of the city. A genuine piece of Hamburg. With a stunning view of the Elbe. And from room service to cuisine, guests can expect the very best.

This hotel in Hamburg has had an eventful past. Over 200 years ago, a cannonball misfired and triggered the establishment of the Jacob as an enterprise. But what’s the tie between a cannonball and a Huguenot in exile?

Enjoy the brand-new SPA at the Louis C. Jacob featuring a large sauna, a fitness room for cardio exercises, and a cozy and spacious relaxation area with a nice fireplace.

Of course Max Liebermann’s “Lime Tree Terrace” is featured. But art lovers can gaze at the many other wonderful 19th and 20th century originals at this Hamburg hotel. You can rest your head here among the most beautiful pieces in the comprehensive collection.

This Hanseatic city offers a plethora of stunning views. But the breathtaking outlook on the Elbe from this 5-star hotel in Hamburg is truly unbeatable. And on the way to our hotel, you’ll see the city from its most attractive side.

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Germany - Hamburg

A timeless home on Hamburg’s most beautiful canal

If charming canals and historic churches are your thing, Sir Nikolai is your thing, too. The hotel, a seven-story Kontorhaus that used to be a seed warehouse, has a prime location in Hamburg’s Old Town on the gorgeous Nikolaifleet canal, steps from Sankt Katharinen, the Elbphilharmonie, Deichtorhallen, and HafenCity.

Whether you’re here to sleep or stay up all night listening to the entire Beatles catalog (they did get their start in Hamburg, after all), we’re certain Sir Nikolai has the perfect room for you.

Soak, steam, and sweat it out in the petite waterfront spa, complete with a relaxation pool, Finnish sauna, steam bath, massages, facials, and body treatments.

Located between Altstadt and HafenCity on Nikolaifleet, one of Hamburg’s oldest canals, Sir Nikolai is an artisanal charm at a sophisticated, new standard. No traditional half-timbers here.

Whether you want to cozy up in one of the 94 guest rooms, grab a drink on the ground floor or visit the intimate spa, you can make your stay as social as you want.


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Germany - Hamburg

The sun rises in the east

Welcome to East, a 4-star superior design hotel based in the heart of Hamburg’s St. Pauli district.

The east is located within walking distance (or a short ride on public transport) of Hamburg’s must-see sights such as the Reeperbahn, the harbor, Landungsbrücken, St. Michael’s Church, HafenCity as well as shopping districts like Jungfernstieg and Mönckebergstraße.

The American architect and designer Jordan Mozer transformed a former iron foundry into a splendid masterpiece with a striking colorful yet serene design. Today, our 4-Star superior design hotel is forming a truly unique synthesis of dining, lounging, and luxury accommodation.

After a long day of sightseeing, shopping, or perhaps a boat tour of Hamburg’s harbor, unwind in the east wellness area and enjoy our sauna, relaxation area, and sunny roof terrace. Alternatively, stop by the east fitness area.

The design hotel east Hamburg offers non-smoking rooms in various categories and sizes, ranging from 25m² to 70m².
Rooms are fitted with free-standing beds, the latest TVs and entertainment units, and walk-in bathrooms. Features include king-size beds, complimentary Wi-Fi with up to 15 MBit/s, air-conditioning, complimentary Sky pay-TV, Bose Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Speaker, mini bar, safe, and desk. The sleekness and clarity of the rooms of east Hamburg are defined by the relaxing airiness of the beds, the exclusivity of the technical fittings, and the shimmering glass of the bathroom screens.

Every stay at the east Hotel in St. Pauli is an unforgettable experience! Whether you are on a family holiday, a cruise trip, or a spa getaway, the team is committed to fulfilling your every wish, ensuring a pleasant stay, and creating a true ‘home away from home.

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Germany - Hamburg

Wherever you turn at TORTUE, another world awaits you

A different kind of sanctuary, a superior private room, a living room, or even a hideout. At the bars, restaurants, brasseries, and lounge, and at your leisure, you can discover countless opportunities and singular surprises.

The house appeals to your curiosity. Pro bonum contra indifferentum. Put yourself in new contexts. Define yourself – present-day classic or reliably modern? The air is rife with potential. And remember, the house is also a hotel. A place for your inner excursions. A house of lasting impressions, beyond the bounds of your imagination.

In the heart of the Hanseatic city, between Stadthausbrücke, Große Bleichen, and Neuer Wall, you will find the TORTUE HAMBURG en passant, right in the middle of the townhouses. Located in the city center, the versatile shopping facilities and attractions, such as the Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt, HafenCity or Rathaus and Jungfernstieg, are within walking distance.

The dream is serene – and the suite complete. TORTUE invites you to choose from rooms, suites, and long-stay apartments in seven categories.

All of the senses are met with their own essentials: the sense of peace’s idle tranquility. The sense of adventure’s entertainment system and an instant connection to anywhere on earth. The sense of relaxation’s generous bath area with specially selected cosmetics. The sense of indulgence’s well-stocked minibar including coffee and tea service. Each and everyone has well looked after.

The only thing left for the room is for you to choose it, and the fascination it holds for you. Expand your standards and explore the deepest reaches of TORTUE.

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Germany - Hamburg

Luxury 5 Star Hotel In The Heart Of Rödingsmarkt

Fraser Suites Hamburg is a luxury 5-star hotel offering deluxe rooms and a variety of rooms and one bedroom hotel suites which are situated in one of the most prestigious areas of the city.

The sophistication of Neuer Wall, the energy of HafenCity (Harbour City), and the history of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Speicherstadt combine to provide a luxury accommodation experience you won’t find anywhere else in the city. 

When you stay here, you will soon discover that history, culture, business, and the arts are just a few steps away from our front door, allowing you to enjoy the perfect mixture of city living and unparalleled service of a luxury hotel in Hamburg.

The Location In Hamburg

Fraser Suites Hamburg occupies historic Oberfinanzdirektion, the former office of Hamburg’s Tax Authority. A listed building dating back to 1907, its prime location is situated in the heart of the Hanseatic city and is one of the most recognizable buildings in the area due to its unique shape and lovingly preserved facade. 

If it’s your first time visiting Hamburg, you will be hard-pressed to find a better location to use as your hub for exploring the area. 

Getting To Know Hamburg

With its magnificent architecture, elegant boulevards, the Inner Alster Lake, and the canals behind the town hall, Hamburg’s city center is a fascinating destination. 

You never have to stray too far from this luxury hotel to get a true sense of Hamburg.

Rödingsmarkt has long been the vibrant ‘living room’ of Hamburg, a place to convene, converse and celebrate, and we are very lucky to be right in the middle of it. Some of Hamburg’s most famous tourist attractions, such as the Speicherstadt Warehouse District (known for its top tourist attractions and cafes), Miniature Wonderland, Elbphilharmonie, and Lake Alster are just a short stroll away.

You will get to know the river in no time at all, as a short stroll from your room (or a quick hop on the metro) along the streets will soon have you down in the historic Speicherstadt district. 

Paying tribute to the Hanseatic City, Fraser Suites Hamburg is a luxury hotel that is tailor-made for the many national and international visitors who come to discover – and rediscover – Hamburg.

Unique Rooms And Suites

All 154 rooms and suites at Fraser Suites Hamburg have been designed to offer a serene, yet sophisticated, experience. As one of the most famous buildings in Hamburg, the exterior and many parts of the interior are heritage-protected, and we take great care to ensure every detail of your stay is perfect.

When You Want To Stay Somewhere Special 

What separates Fraser Suites Hamburg apart from other hotels in the area is the ability to give you added luxury and not make you feel as though you are staying in an ordinary hotel. All of the rooms are designed to have an apartment-based feeling rather than a cramped hotel room you would get nearby. From the living room area with a built-in entertainment system, to a fully kitted kitchen area in certain room types, our luxury hotel has all been designed to evoke a sense that you are living in Hamburg and aren’t just another guest in a hotel room. That is why they have a selection of accommodation options for every kind of traveler. And if you are looking for something more exceptional, have a look at our range of luxury hotel suites to experience that feeling of ultimate indulgence.

The deluxe rooms are ideal if you are here for a short stay or visiting on business and simply need a room that has everything you would want while passing through.

The perfect spot for pre or post-cruise travelers who want a reliable space with added luxury, it is a fantastic space to relax and enjoy themselves to the fullest.

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