About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This historic 4-star hotel is set in a scenic nature reserve along the River Elbe
- It's great for outdoor pursuits with swimming, boating, cycling and walking along the river
- All rooms offer river views and free Wi-Fi; pets are welcome
- Facilities include a range of on-site restaurants and bars, a sauna and a beauty studio
The Zollenspieker Fährhaus is a historic 4-star hotel nestled in a scenic nature reserve along the River Elbe, around 30 minutes from the city of Hamburg.
With its river views and landscaped grounds, the hotel is ideal for outdoor pursuits such as swimming, cycling, walking, boating and inline skating. After an energetic day, unwind in the outdoor beer garden, which is popular with both locals and tourists.
The hotel is in a 750-year-old listed building that was previously a customs station and a ferry house at one of the Hamburg's first docks. There are now nine guest rooms in the historic house, each featuring wooden beams, sloped ceilings and rustic furniture for a cosy stay. For a stylish, more contemporary feel, choose from a range of spacious studios, rooms and suites in the hotel. Larger suites are perfect for families, with up to six beds and two bathrooms. All rooms have views of the river and include free Wi-Fi. There is also a specially adapted room for wheelchair users, and pets are welcome.
The hotel has a range of on-site dining and drinking options using fresh regional ingredients. These include a Breakfast Bistro, with breakfast from 7am-11am (brunch until 1pm on weekends); the Winter Garden Restaurant, with an à la carte menu; the new Vinotheque bar, for sampling regional and international wines; the Ebbshore Lounge and cosy Fireplace Bar, both overlooking the river; an olde worlde pub in the historic house; three outdoor terraces with a beer garden; and the Old Zollenspieler Gauging Station, a quaint riverside restaurant offering a 4-course, intimate dinner, which the hotel website claims is "the smallest restaurant in the world".
Additional on-site facilities include a spacious sauna and a beauty studio offering a range of pampering treatments (fees apply).