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Empire Riverside Hotel
Ranked #23 of 318 Hotels in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence
Haddenham, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Management seem to have taken on board comments from previous reviewers!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

We stayed here for one night, booked by employers, & having read what others have said before us we wondered what we would find......The hotel looks quite daunting from the outside - a massive construction of dark iron girders?! Once inside though the atmosphere is relaxed & spacious. The staff were all very helpful & friendly, & not at all put out by our lack of German! Our room was very pleasant - clean, quiet & plenty of space. Bathroom looked great, but no curtain or screen for the shower meant we were paddling to use the loo even the next morning! No tea & coffee facilities was a disappointment in a hotel of this class, but the choccies left on our pillows were totally yummy & there is free internet (we were offered the necessary cable when we checked in). Dinner in the restaurant was excellent, & we enjoyed our wait in the bar area between checking out & the arrival of our taxi to the airport. We did go up to the bar on the 20th floor - no queue, but even on a Thursday night it was heaving so we took a quick look at the view & left again!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

New, modern hotel in the city. Nicely decorated, with a lot of fashion-forward details and furnishings. Wasn't able to get wireless internet in my room and I didn't have a LAN cable, but didn't mind a day off the grid. Recommended for a fun weekend trip in a perhaps surprisingly attractive and happening city. Perhaps not perfect for a longer business trip

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

A unique fairly new lifestyle hotel - very nice bar on 20th floor - views over the harbour and Elbe -- close to Reperbahn!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

The hotel feels brand new and features conte party furnishing. My room, 1902, had glass on 2 sides and overlooked river Elbe. On the 20th floor a popular bar offers the same, but I preferred enjoying it from my bed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Quality hotel with quite high standards. Awful ironing equipment for loan. Tiny beers in restaurant and beer (this is Germany, right?). No wi-fi.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

fantastic location, right on the banks of the Elbe river with nice view of the river from the rooms. decent service. great food. nice restaurants and lobby lounge bar. overall a place worth checking out

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Berlin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

Nice modern hotel, tastefully decorated. Very good location, easy to move around Hamburg, even by foot (if you're a good walker). Elbe-facing rooms offer a fantastic view through windows reaching to the floor (in November it was very foggy :-( ).
Instead of the breakfast buffet I went to one of the bakeries around the corner. Costs were one fifth compared to the hotel buffet and I got a feel of real Hamburg people, working class and lots of unviersity students.
Clean, well desgined and spacious rooms.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Empire Riverside Hotel
Address: Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse 97, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
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Region: Germany > Hamburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Hamburg
#20 Luxury Hotel in Hamburg
#27 Business Hotel in Hamburg
#35 Family Hotel in Hamburg
#41 Romantic Hotel in Hamburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Empire Riverside Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 327
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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