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"Haven of high style" -- Frommer's

SIDE Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany
  • Modern 5-star design hotel close to Lake Alster & Gänsemarkt shops & U-Bahn
  • Within walking distance to city-centre museums, with good transport links 
  • Has a Michelin Guide-listed steakhouse restaurant & a stylish rooftop lounge
  • Has a colourful spa with a pool, Jacuzzi, steam room & sauna, open until 11pm daily
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Drehbahn 49
Hamburg, 20354
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SIDE Hamburg is a chic 5-star design hotel on the northern fringes of Hamburg city centre, with views of Lake Alster from its upper floors. The glass-fronted building is halfway between the shops on Gänsemarkt and the Opera House, among old warehouses and modern glass offices. It's popular with business travellers, but there's plenty to please leisure travellers, including an indulgent late breakfast served until 2pm at the weekends.

The property is a 6-minute walk from the lakefront, where there is a path around the lake that is great for running (the hotel can provide jogging maps). City-centre sights like the Kunsthalle art gallery and Hamburg Museum can be reached in 16 minutes by foot. The area has good public transport connections too -- it's three minutes' walk to the nearest U-Bahn station, and nine minutes to Jungfernstieg S-Bahn station, which provides direct transfers to the airport in 40 minutes.

The hotel’s Michelin Guide-listed [m]eatery bar + restaurant is a hot pick for a hearty steak. The dining room is an elegant, modern space with wood-panelled walls and bold green chairs. There's a choice of Argentinean, German or American meat, and diners can take their pick from different cuts of raw beef brought to the table by the serving staff. Hidden in the basement is a colourful spa, open until 11pm daily, which includes a full-size pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam room and a gym, as well as a treatment room for massages. Guests can also make use of the stylish 8th-floor sky lounge, which has excellent views of the surrounding docks.

The Daily Telegraph describes the bedrooms as "stylish and unfussy", with stained-wood floorboards and oatmeal-coloured drapes. The "commodious, snazzy" (Frommer's) bathrooms have glass sinks and are separated from the sleeping area by a frosted-glass wall. All rooms have free Wi-Fi; Business and Executive rooms also have Nespresso machines, and the latter has a kitchenette and a bathroom with a rainfall shower and bath. Suites on the 10th and 11th floors afford excellent views.

From the press:

  • "Side showcases minimalism at its finest" -- The Daily Telegraph

  • "Haven of high style" -- Frommer's

  • "A stylish alternative to the city centre’s chain hotels" -- Lonely Planet


  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Mini bar
  • Safe


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Parking (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Pets allowed


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 28 per person (approximately)
    • Self parking fee: EUR 20 per day (in/out privileges)
    • Valet parking fee: EUR 24 per day
    • Pet fee: EUR 25 per pet, per night
    • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 40 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Mandatory Fees and Taxes

    • A city tax is imposed by the city of Hamburg. Business travelers with proof of business-related travel are exempt from this tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Getting there

The hotel is a 21-minute drive from Hamburg Airport. The journey by train takes 40 minutes to Jungfernstieg S-Bahn station, which is a 9-minute walk from the hotel.


  • Drehbahn 49
  • Hamburg, 20354
  • Germany

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

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