So recently Mr W and I were invited to Hamburg in Germany courtesy of the Come To Hamburg campaign, to promote the city to tourists. Make sure you follow this blog and Fly Drive Explore, our travel blog to read about our explorations real soon.
We arrived after a short flight from London and a 20 mins taxi drive from the airport and were greeted in a warm and friendly way.
Check-in was super efficient and done in less than 5 minutes. We have travelled a lot recently and this is what we love about the German culture, the super-efficient staff.
The room was modern and comfortable and decorated in muted tones of cream, brown and beige. Everything was in excellent condition and not a speck of dust could be seen.
In the bedroom area, there were twin beds put together which is often the custom in Europe. A night light was a great touch if you wanted to read in bed. There was a small lounge area with a table and chairs which were very useful too.
On the bed when we arrived was a cute little bar of chocolate, which was just lovely. I mean who can refuse chocolate?!
If you wanted a snack or drink there was a mini bar which you had to pay for and a coffee machine with pods. The price of these was 1 euro each. There was also free bottled water in our room.
The flat screen TV was on a swivel mechanism which was perfect so you could adjust it easily when sitting in the lounge, or move it so you can see it when lying in bed. I think more hotels could do this as it was a genius idea!
The wardrobe area was open for your clothes and a safe, which I feel is essential these days in a hotel was another great touch.
The bathroom was compact but perfect for our needs, the shower was great, with a decent spray and toiletries – which were branded ‚Naturals‘, were all organic and provided as dispensers attached to the wall. If you need a conditioner though I recommend you bring one yourself.
Everything in the bathroom was spotless. If I am being particularly picky, I thought the towels were a bit scratchy and could do with replacing but this is me being super critical. They do provide slippers for your stay so that was nice!
There is a fitness room with a selection of equipment in excellent condition including treadmills and bikes.
A continental breakfast was provided with a selection of breads and pastries, 5 different types of yoghurts including Bircher muesli, cereals, fresh fruit and fresh fruit salad, boiled eggs, and scrambled eggs. I was impressed with the three different types of honey
Whenever we go to a different country we look out for the breakfast offering that is particular to that country. In this hotel, we had a selection of potato salad and coleslaw, which I haven’t seen in other hotels around the world.
Little touches took this breakfast out of the standard level, like the various toppings for yoghurt and cereals.
The hotel is in a leafy area and in a quiet location, but only 5 minutes walk from the U-Bahn, the underground. It was great to get a good night’s sleep every night without any noise from outside.
We used the U-Bahn a number of times and it was incredibly easy to get into the centre of Hamburg – the Rathaus (town hall) being a quick 20 minutes and St Pauli 15 minutes on the U-Bahn. If you wanted to explore the surrounding area the hotel is within a twenty-minute walk from bars and restaurants.
If you are driving to the hotel there is underground parking which is good news for car drivers.
We really liked this hotel. The location was much better than we thought it would be due to the close proximity to the U-Bahn. The rooms were of a good size, with a small seated area, and free water was a nice touch. We were treated to a lovely basket of fruit twice during our stay which was really appreciated. The free wireless Internet was suitable for checking emails and surfing the internet and if you wanted a faster connection there was an option of paying more for faster speeds.
This hotel has won a Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence and I can see why. It’s a good quality hotel, in a decent location with free breakfast. With rooms from £100 a night I think the Heikotel Am Stadtpark is superb value for money. We really enjoyed our trip to Hamburg, which you can read about soon, as it’s a very underrated city. I would have no hesitation in booking this hotel if we ever came back to this city.
For another review of this hotel check this out – Heikotel Am Stadtpark Hamburg. Follow our journey in Hamburg with the #cometohamburg hashtag on Twitter, FB and Instagram.
Heikotel Am Stadtpark
Tel: 040 278400