The first thing to know about this gleaming white palace on the shores of the Alster, built for transatlantic passengers in the early 1900s, is that it’s one of the world’s truly legendary hotels. The second is that with a little internet sleuthing you can book one of the commodious, high-ceilinged guest rooms, not too many of which are alike, for not much more than what you’d pay for a business-oriented hotel in Hamburg. Of course, many of the guests could care less about costs: Madonna, Mick Jagger, Elton John, and a long roster of other notables stay here when in town, as do savvy travelers who feel at home in the surprisingly cozy lounges, sophisticated art deco bar, and guest rooms well stuffed with comfy arm chairs and plump bedding. No doubt they all enjoy the sweeping staircases, lake views, indoor pool, meticulous service, and atmosphere that is a lot more laid back than you’d expect from such regal surroundings.
Kempinski Hotel Atlantic
An der Alster 72–79
Our Rating Neighborhood Central City Phone 800/426-3135 in the U.S., or 040/28880 Prices 179€–400€ double; from 423€ suite. Parking 32€ Amenities 2 restaurants; bar; babysitting; bikes; concierge; exercise room; indoor heated pool; room service; spa; Wi-Fi (fee) Units 252 units Web site Kempinski Hotel Atlantic Other Fax 040/247129. U-Bahn: Hauptbahnhof. Near the AussenalsterBook a Room Now
MapAn der Alster 72–79 Hamburg
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