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Empire Riverside Hotel

Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse 97, 20359 Hamburg Germany
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#40 of 339 hotels in Hamburg
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The Empire Riverside Hotel towers 90 meters above the River Elbe and dominates the skyline of Hamburg harbour. The hotel is located in a unique position high above the St Pauli Landungsbrücken in a triangle between the Hafen City, Elbchaussee and downtown Hamburg. Guests have immediate access to the city center and the port, and can watch ships entering and leaving the harbour from their beds. The Empire Riverside Hotel has 327 rooms starting from the fourth floor up to the twentieth floor. Most of the rooms are offering floor-to-ceiling panorama windows, extra-large beds, air conditioning, flat screen television, wireless internet, minibar and safe. The hotel restaurant waterkant serves international maritime cuisine and guests are welcome to watch chefs preparing the food in the show kitchen. There are two hotel bars: DAVID'S Bar & Lounge looking out onto Davidstrasse and the nightlife passing by, and the Skyline Bar 20up, offering an unrivaled panorama view overlooking the River Elbe and the Port of Hamburg. The RIVERstyle fitness& spa features cardio training machines, sauna, steam bath and Kneipp basin on a total of 200 square meters. The Empire Riverside Hotel is located in St. Pauli with acces to Underground and S-Bahn train in only 5-minutes-walk.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Car park
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Harbour View
Languages Spoken
English, German


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98Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Julia Å wrote a review Sep. 2020
4 contributions
An excellent hotel with perfect location! The Riverview-room was magical!! We were here for our honeymoon and they had prepared the room with rose petals and champagne, so nice!! Great breakfast and nice staff!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Tim K wrote a review Aug. 2020
Munich, Germany96 contributions30 helpful votes
We had a junior suite one the corner facing the Elbphilharmonie on the 12 floor. The room is modern und well maintained. Bed, sheets, etc. were very comfy. They were not able to provide a king size topper for our king size bed to get rid of the space between the matrasses. Windows are top to bottom which give you the impression that you almost sleep on the Elbe. The view is one of the most privileged in Hamburg. The sky lounge bar is large and stylish, however quite expensive, if you plan to go through three or four rounds of long drinks :-). Downstairs bar war closed :-( Breakfast was unavailable (we would not have made it in time, anyway...)
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Safari224101 wrote a review Jan. 2020
Aarhus, Denmark5 contributions
Never learned how to control the aircondition (and no guidance on how to) so the room remained cold (by my taste) throughout my stay. Cold may also be said about the modern but sterile interior design. Breakfast not included in the rate so be prepared to pay another 23 Euro for the breakfast buffet - whichever, however, you will need if you had the microscopic servings in the restaurant the evening before. Great view, great location, friendly staff - but there is lot of places with much greater value for money
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Date of stay: January 2020
JM310589BB wrote a review Dec. 2019
Düsseldorf, Germany54 contributions25 helpful votes
Ideally situated hotel to see the musical The Lion King, go shopping downtown and on the Reeperbahn. Also breakfast offers fantastic choice and the restaurant Waterkant is an excellent fish restaurant. Try catch of the day.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from SNiebuhr, Manager at Empire Riverside Hotel
Responded Dec. 15, 2019
Dear guest, thank you for your feedback for the Empire Riverside Hotel. We hope you had a great stay in Hamburg and we can welcome you again at some time. See you next time at the river Elbe Stefanie Niebuhr - Guest Relation
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JF P wrote a review Nov. 2019
Shanghai, China86 contributions15 helpful votes
Very nice place. The decoration is really fancy, and all staff member very kind. Parking place in the basement, pretty expensive (20euros). Breakfast perfect. Rooftop bar on 20th floor with very nice view, but almost no food (sushi only and very expensive). The room was just perfect except a smell likely coming from the pipes in the bathroom (15th floor). But nothing critical.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from SNiebuhr, Manager at Empire Riverside Hotel
Responded Nov. 25, 2019
Dear Guest, thank you for the positive feedback for the Empire Riverside Hotel. We hope, you had a pleasant stay and you keep us in mind. The parking ist public and doesn't belong to the hotel. Kind regards from the Waterkant Stefanie Niebuhr - Guest Relation
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US$139 - US$242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Empire Riverside Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Empire Riverside Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Skurrilum St. Pauli (0.3 km), Panik City (0.2 km), and Jolly Tours (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Empire Riverside Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Empire Riverside Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Empire Riverside Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Empire Riverside Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Empire Riverside Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Der Kiezbaecker, Pizza Bande, and Bruecke 10.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Empire Riverside Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Empire Riverside Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Empire Riverside Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Empire Riverside Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Empire Riverside Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.