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Empire Riverside Hotel
Ranked #25 of 318 Hotels in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
68 hotel reviews
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“Nice hotel but no wifi”
Reviewed 23 December 2011

The hotel room was nice with great views over the harbour and it has two great bars. I would expect a hotel at this price level to have wifi.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

For the price I paid for, I expected this hotel to have wireless internet access, seeing it's quite a modern hotel. But no it doesn't offer that, but just a wired network. You've to pay for that too (EUR 22 for internet plus breakfast).

Breakfast was however very good. Good range of food, and quality was good.

Room was very roomy. Bathroom looks decent and clean. However, the shower head was a bit loose, and the water pressure wasn't very good. Water was leaking from the tap.

Otherwise, the rest is good. Friendly staff there.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2011

Pictures can sometimes be misleading but in this case they are real representation of hotel. Reception area looks quite stylish, modern and roomy. Rooms are of a reasonable size, clean, simple with not much thrill. Bathroom has shower with no door, quite roomy but you still make the rest of bathroom wet. Hotel restaurant looks ok, and food is even better. Bar, lounge is quite cozy as well. Hotel is just next to the harbour; room we had had a view of the harbour. Would be great view if scenery was more impressive. Just out of hotel is road leading to red light district; I would not walk on it during the night even though hotel staff was convincing us it is fine to do so. Honestly I was worried to walk there even during the day. Bar on the top floor is quite nice, make sure you visit. Dress code is smart casual. If you walk to centre it is a bit far.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2011

The riverside is my favorite place to stay in Hamburg.
Beautiful, minimalistic, Asian inspired design, great location, well appointed rooms, spectacular views from rooms with floor to ceiling windows, great gourmet restaurant, outstanding breakfast
buffet and a top floor bar with 180 degrees views on this beautiful port city.
The rooms are comfortable, the bathrooms great, the service very efficient and friendly.
Going to Hamburg, I'll be back !

Room Tip: Make sure you order a river view room, as thisnis one of the outstanding features of the hotel.
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

A short stay so did not try the full facilities of the hotel and as such have limited comments.

But nice looking rooms, not that big though. Good breakfast.

Overall nice and fresh hotel, pretty happening, would come back.

  • Stayed August 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:
#11 Spa Hotel in Hamburg
#21 Luxury Hotel in Hamburg
#27 Business Hotel in Hamburg
#35 Family Hotel in Hamburg
#41 Romantic Hotel in Hamburg
Price range (per night): $190 - $344
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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