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
Great modern hotel that has been completely renovated. Very reasonable rate and convenient location. Room was quiet and comfortable. Nice ceiling shower head. Staff was friendly and helpful, even offering free hair gel when I asked where I could buy some nearby. Breakfast buffet was good as well, with wide selection of fruit, breads, smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, yogurt. Would recommend they add bananas though, as I didn't see any. Will be my go-to hotel in Hamburg from now on.
Centrally located; recently renovated; very nice terrace with bar and food service; fantastic steakhouse as hotel restaurant; rich breakfast; good (yet small) gym; make sure your room is not underneath the terrace bar or you might have noise until midnight or later. Hamburg city bike station 100m from the hotel
Beautiful interior and rooms. Very nice and friendly staff. Also gin cocktails at the bar were amazing. The room was well designed and spacious, with a lot of light coming in. Comfortable bed. 5 stars well deserved. Highly recommended!