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Located in the charming little sector of Hamburg-Othmarschen, Hotel Schmidt is an inn that was formerly a private city villa in one of Hamburg's most pleasant west side neighborhoods. It belongs to a 4-property group that includes apartments in the back gardens, Villa Schmidt next door, and a larger property for groups nearby. It's a simple hotel, but is intimate. Perfect for women (singles/ multiples), seniors, or romantic travel, they also accommodate groups (think small weddings, book clubs, fine & performing arts clubs, and the like).
Hotel Schmidt is suitable accommodation for someone that wants to avoid excessive city noise, preferring quiet walks & trips to dainty cafes and restaurants in a refined, but family like atmosphere. The area where it's housed, though part of Hamburg-West, doesn't feel so much like a fast paced metropolis rather than a quaint little suburb. The grittiest you'lll get in Othmarschen is the fast food kiosk across the street from the hotel at the train station, and that's about it.
Although Hotel Schmidt is an inn, because it's housed in what was formerly a private residence, you can expect to see the local neighbors picking up flowers and vegetables at the local stand, dads driving their Mercedes home from the office, Moms jogging or carting golden retrievers in the back seats of Volvos, and little old German ladies with perfectly coiffed hair on their way to meet friends for ice cream served in crystal boats.
The staff at the hotel is exceptionally friendly, and the front desk attendees speak English fluently. They have suggestions for activities in the area as well as tips for events around Hamburg to help make your stay interesting.
Unique Qualities: The complete first floor of the inn is the general dining area, where breakfast is served buffet style every morning (included in the price).
The rooms are very simply but tastefully appointed with double bedding, & a space for a small seating area with neo-traditional style chairs/sofa. They have excellent bathrooms that with double sinks (a great convenience for shared rooms Wireless internet is also provided.
The location is great for mature travelers who seek tranquility. The hotel is in an upscale middle-upper middle class neighborhood- comprised of settled, suburban families. Steps from the hotel's front door are a steakhouse, a few steps further is Othmarshen's small but charming main shopping street -filled with graceful little cafes & restaurants, a grocery store, fruit & flower stands, take-out sushi, & a full service bank. When you want to get out into the hustle & bustle of Hamburg, Othmarshen S-Bahn station is directly across the street: you can be in Altona for bars, shopping, & live music in only 2 train stops (6 minutes). You can also make your way easily to downtown directly on the S1 (7 stops further from Altona) to Hamburg Main Station, or continue on directly to the Hamburg International Airport on the day you would like to depart the city.
Hotel Schmidt is also 1 train stop from Hamburg Botanical Gardens & the picturesque Jensich House Museum, former country house of 18th century Senator Martin Jenisch- people roam it's 110 acres of hills & creeks with hounds, or settle inside the small castle for coffee & sweet delicacies at Cafe Louis Jacob. The Museum charges to view art exhibits & attend classical concerts in its salons, but enjoying the outside, gift shop, or Cafe Jacob has no cover charge. Hotel Schmidt also has easy access to buses to Othmarschen locales to enjoy golf, tennis & equestrian events& polo matches.
In addition to single rooms ( €69-85 per night), and double rooms (€95-140 per night), the inn also offers fully equipped apartment dwelling (€120-220 per night).
Address: Reventlowstrasse 60, 22605 Hamburg (in Othmarschen)
Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: S1 Bahn to OTHMARSCHEN Station, exit left and down the escalator. When you reach the bottom of the escalator, you will see the hotel directly across the street in front of you.
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Phone: (49) 040 889 070
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Service is pretty good here, with a small front desk in the lobby where you will probably get to know the staff personnel by name during your stay. Lobby decor is modern and the decor very hot pink, very 60's pop, and might remind you in some cases of scenes from Stanley Krubrick's film "2001 Space Odyssey", while the rooms themselves also add a little bit of Scandanavian/"50's style" decor into the mix...
Unique Qualities: As of this update, Hotel 25 Hour's Sushi Factory restaurant has been closed in favor of opening up a more continental retaurant for lunch and dinner. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe the restaurant is still used in the morning hours to serve a breakfast buffet for hotel guests, but be sure to check with the hotel reception. Like the Gastwerk Hotel across the way, 25 Hours will remind US domestic travelers of the more hipster variety of Ian Schrager or Steve Rubell hotels in New York and Miami Beach. It also feautures a minimalist style "living room" with large flat screen tv, plus two "event" rooms that look like trendy cocktail bars known as Freiraum I and II. The building itself is located a hundred feet or so from the neighboring Gastwerk Hotel, behind which one can find a small Italian wine and food shop, and the more casual neighborhood restaurant haunt "Scotty's Bar". Room prices are per night rather than per person, and the hotel houses a tiny workout room with treadmills. For guests that need a more vigorous workout, Hotel 25 Hours offers discounted day cards to the neighboring upscale spa/gym, ELIXIA located next to the GASTWERK.
Address: Paul Dessau Strasse 2, , Hamburg, Freie und Hanses
Comparison: about average
Directions: From Altona train station, bus #2 (Schennefeld Mitte) to Borkampsweg bus stop (about 10 minutes and 5 bus stops). Exit bus, turn left & make immediate left at 1st cross street, then another immediate left onto Paul Dessau Str.
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Life at the Hotel Gastwerk is a combination of high-end Executive lifestyle and "scenester chic". There's the usual mix of international businessmen and fasionistas on advertising assignments from Hamburg and across Europe. In spite of this the staff remains very professional and friendly, more than hotels you find of the same catagory in Paris, New York, or Miami Beach. Being housed in a refurbished gasworks factory, the lobbies have a wonderfully loft-like airy feeling and the decor is modern and minimalist, yet still retains a warm feeling and are nonthing short of top notch. It is somewhat affordable ( starting at 149 euro p.nite), but due to it's size and accomadation for an international clientele, it's a hotel best suited for those who are not familiar with or used to the more bare bones boutique style of European hotels , and even better for those traveling on expense accounts.
Unique Qualities: Again, the hotel is housed in an old gas factory, but the renovations are nothing than than perfect in the urban sense of the word. The decor is Asian inspired, gearing towards the modern, tasteful ,elegant style of the Japanese, and the lobby reflects a feeling of peacefulness and serenity upon entering. The rooms themselves range from your standard 150 euro per nite room, with full modern bathroom and Japanese style decor, to pricer loft style rooms with exposed brick walls and decor more reminiscent of feautures you see in "Metropolitan Home" or "ELLE DECOR" magazines. Included in your room price are are access to the hotel's marble sauna ( with small relaxation rooms), and one free pass per guest to fitness club ELEXIA next door. Breakfast buffet available for approximately 13 euro per person, and there is an upscale Italian inspired restaurant on the premises. In close (taxi) proximity of the theatres that house Broadway style musicals like Mama Mia and Dirty Dancing. On the website for Gastwerk you can usually find a special offer for a spa, theatre, or romantic weekend for two, including breakfast and an extra travel value. In general prices are per room rather than per person, the latter of which is usually the case in other parts of Europe. There isn't anything by way of attraction in the immediate vcinity surrounding the hotel, because it's housed smack in the middle of a quiet residential part of Altona-Ottensen. But the bustling neighborhood life of cafes and shopping are 10 blocks walking distance/ 4 bus stops on the #2 , or 5 euro by taxi if you ask the driver to drop you at ALTONA BAHNHOF.
Address: Forum Altee Gaswerk: Daimlerstrasse 67, 22761 Hamburg, Germany
Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Bus #2 or #3, exit @the BORNKAMPSWEG stop in Altona. Cross corner Bahrenfelder Chausee & Bahrenfelder Steindamm, walk straight 1/3 block on Bahrenfelder Steindamm, past Italian market/lunch stop. Turn right on the corner of the parking lot.
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Phone: 49 40 890 620
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