Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg
What We Love
- A grand and historic five-star stay on the banks of the city's pretty Lake Alster, with spa accessSoothing sightseeing-weary muscles in the sauna and indoor swimming pool
- Our guest room's five-star amenities and refined elegance, filled with European influences
- Dining in the hotel’s Atlantic Restaurant, to experience its long culinary history
What To Know
- The hotel's gym is extremely small – you're better off going for a walk around the block
- Turn down service is available each evening
- Free WiFi is slow and spotty
Although it may be the second-largest city in Germany, Hamburg tops the bill when it comes to maritime heritage. Its significance as an international trading post from the late 19th century even saw it gain recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2015. Head to the city’s Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg and you’ll find the maritime past is still informing its luxury present too.
Here maritime design details join European influences in the hotel’s comfortable guestrooms, as well as luxury amenities including Nespresso machines and iPod-docking stations. The Atlantic Restaurant also boasts a culinary history dating back more than a century and Lake Alster views to match its Mediterranean menus. Add to that a spa, which includes a sauna and indoor swimming pool as well as treatments that use ancient Chinese influences and modern techniques, and you have the perfect recipe for relaxation.
How to Get There
There are two great hotels in Hamburg, the other is the Four Seasons. Most would say the Four Seasons has the edge but my family always stayed at the Atlantic- as did James Bond. (Pierce Brosnan “Tomorrow Never Dies”).
Linked to the Atlantic liner trade in those glory days there is still a large portrait of Kaiser Bill on the ground floor not quite disturbing one’s digestion! .
The wide and spacious corridors to the bedrooms allow people with a case in each hand (if they must carry them themselves) to pass someone doing similar with no difficulty. There is a feeling of an ocean liner throughout the hotel.
The location is convenient for the Hauptbahnhof, there is a dog walking service, I happened to be on the steps with a senior staff member who effortlessly deduced I was English and greeted me in that language as we had a casual matter. That sums up the staff - polished , urbane, discreet, efficient.
The food was superb, alcohol horrendously expensive, and rooms all vary. I have stayed overlooking the interior “courtyard” (somewhat basic rooms) and also those that look externally (very well appointed). All are generous size and none disappoint although expectations can vary so it is as well to specify/select.
One day I may try the Four Seasons but at 61 it does not seem likely and I am in no rush to abandon The Atlantic.
I have been here 5 nights mainly for the opera and ballet. This hotel is convenient, so polite and helpful, comfortable in every way, absolutely clean and also quiet. It is nice to have an umbrella in the room in rainy H'burg. Also new to me and nice to have a tv that turns itself on and wakes me at a set time.
I read some reviews that mentioned cigar smoke coming from the bar area od the lobby' nonsense, this IS Germany, and this IS Hamburg. Anyway, cigar smoke does have some friendly aroma - at a distance.
Waiting for an appointment at the the bar of Hotel Atlantic I enjoyed an excellent Earl Grey tea as well as a tasty Appel Cake at the Lobby bar. Service was outstanding! Congratulations.
Any time again!