A handsome library and some other clubby touches play off the English-sounding name, but for the most part these lodgings at the edge of the St. Georg neighborhood give off a chic, contemporary vibe. More than half of the handsome guest rooms open to balconies, as do most of the corner suites. In all, dark carpeting, subdued lighting, and sleek furnishings enhanced with rich fabrics ensure a nice refuge from the busy city. Especially relaxing are the friendly, ground-floor Ciao bar and the top-floor spa and sauna, where a lounge and terrace overlook the Alster.