SIDE Design Hotel Hamburg
What We Love
- Natural-light-splashed public spaces with sleek, clean lines
- REN products in-room and in the spa
- “Flying” suites and terrace lounge to take in the city from above
- Color-coded wellness area—blue water area, orange gym, green shower/solarium and yellow treatment rooms
What To Know
- Free WiFi throughout
- Two handicap-accessible rooms are single-use only
- Rooms start at a relatively spacious 300 square feet
- Rollaway bed for kids 12 and under and cribs for children two and under are free (one each per room)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
SIDE Hotel’s ethos is all about combining wellness with luxury and lifestyle, and the property strikes a balance with crisp but casual design, not to mention a carefully considered spa and a steakhouse. Spacious white-on-white rooms are democratically distributed, with suites maxing out at XXL and, in some cases, featuring floating fireplaces, Illy espresso machines and smoking lounges. The [m]eatery lives up to its name, serving Argentinian and American dry-aged steak, tartares and even “beef tea” (plus a few fish dishes). The team manning the orange-colored gym coordinate a personalized workout for guests.
In the Area
A stone’s throw from inner Alster Lake, located between Gansemarkt and the Hamburg State Opera, the SIDE injects a dose of modern design into the neighborhood. Beyond those confines, there’s something to do on all sides, whether it’s a cultural jaunt to the Deichtorhallen museum of contemporary art and photography, window-shopping (or splurging) at the department stores and designer boutiques on Monckerbergstrasse, or hitting up Reeperbahn by night. The concierge team prides itself on its “inSIDEr” tips, from the best bars, galleries and yoga classes to recommendations on shops for everything from sex toys to pet toys.
How to Get There
perfect stay in a relax and elegant hotel. I enjoyed the spa and sauna while having meetings in the city. ideal location in the center go Hamburg. I have been visiting the hotel 5 or 6 times now and will come back!
I have stayed at this hotel for business multiple times over the past few years and have also left good reviews in the past. The location is fantastic and the amenities are great too in my opinion. The rooms are confidently designed and beautiful.
Sadly this time I encountered a situation which will prevent me from returning or recommending this hotel. I am a talent scout and travel around the world frequently casting for up and coming fashion models. I always do my casting at hotel lobbies and have never experienced issues from the hotels‘ side, include the Side Hotel. This time, however, in the middle of my casting, a member of the staff came over and introduced herself by her name (not clearly indicating that she worked at the hotel, which led to initial confusion on my part as to why she interrupted) asking me what I was doing. I explained and she said that this was not welcomed at the hotel due to „disturbing other hotel guests“. As a scout for models, when you do a casting, you usually would meet young models and their parents, have a look at their portfolio, chat and sometimes take some pictures or a video. None of this is offensive, space invading, loud or inappropriate „in-lobby“ behaviour of any kind. However, if the hotel forbids this, I would of course absolutely accept this. When I suggested to go to a different location within the hotel, the member of staff said that it wasn‘t necessary but that I can‘t do it again in the lobby. I then told her that I had done so many times in the past in this particular lobby and if this was the case, I would not return because it prevents me from doing business, to which she just handed me over her business card (for what you might ask yourself) and smiled patronisingly.
For her to interrupt me in the middle of a business meeting is extremely unprofessional considering this is a hotel priding itself with its business facilities. New talents are essentially new clients for me and this was not only embarrassing but extremely disrupting and potentially has led for me to loose out on business. Seeing that I was not required to move immediately due to gross negligence of terms and conditions of the use of the facilities, there was absolutely no reason for this lady to interrupt me immediately. Instead, she could have waited until I was finished and told me then.
Like I said, I will not return here or recommend this place to anyone else, which is a shame as I enjoyed staying here and the area but this is beyond unprofessional behaviour.
I booked through booking.com. At arrival I was met by extremely rude personnel who asked for payment upon arrival (although it clearly states that payment is on check out). We needed two rooms beside each other, but found out that this was not the case although this was confirmed upon booking. Papers where in German! I definitely do not recommend this place. Stay away from this hotel, there are other nice places in Hamburg.