Hamburg Journals

Hungry and Tired in Hamburg

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A travel journal to Hamburg by koshkha

Graceland Photo, Hamburg, Germany More Photos
Quote: A couple of hotels in this great German city - and some restaurants to tempt you too!

Holiday Inn Hamburg

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Hotel | "A Good Standard Business Hotel"

Holiday Inn Hamburg Photo, Hamburg, Germany
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The Holiday Inn Hamburg is on the banks of the Elbe by the Elbbrugge, so close in fact that you can watch the traffic on the bridge whilst eating your breakfast. It's in a business area which goes completely dead after 6pm you would struggle to find somewhere to eat or entertain yourself in the evening. For 18 months I stayed in this hotel at least once a month and often a lot more because it was very convenient for the Hamburg office of the company I used to work for. Most of the people who use this hotel are probably also connected to companies in the area. You probably wouldn't stay here as a tourist unless you had a car but a taxi into town won't break the bank at 10-15 Euros.~ First Impress...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 6, 2010

Holiday Inn Hamburg
Billwerder Neuer Deich 14
Hamburg, Germany
49-40-7884-0

YoHo Hotel

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Hotel | "YoHo Ho(tel) - Perfect for Santa"

YoHo Hotel Photo, Hamburg, Germany
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Yoho is the abbreviation for the 'Youth Hotel' and it's located in Hamburg. I'll admit that when I was told to book it for a visit earlier this week, I did worry that it might be like a youth hostel. Perhaps before I checked out in the morning they would make me clean my room or wash the dishes. Fortunately neither was the case, and despite the strange name, I found a rather charming modern hotel located in a nice old historic building. The main criteria by which they justify the name is that they offer slightly lower prices for guests who are under 26. Sadly nothing I can benefit from any more. It's not - so far as I can tell - in any way linked with the Yo! Sushi brand so that may be a relief to som...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 7, 2009

YoHo Hotel
Moorkamp 5
Hamburg, Germany 20357
+49 40 284191

Freischwimmer

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Restaurant | "Dry Dumplings and Crumble Grumbles"

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Another trip to Hamburg and another meal out with colleagues - in this case six of us needed dinner in the week before Christmas 2007. At the height of the party season, our options were limited and I'm not sure that we'd have tried this place if others had been available. Freischwimmer is on Bellealliancestrasse on the corner with Fruchtallee. I believe this is in the Winterhude district. Why is it called Freischwimmer (free swimmer)? I have absolutely no idea. There is a sporting theme to the menu and to the website but no other evidence inside the restaurant. I had hoped that it might be a fish restaurant (fishies being free swimmers) but it wasn't. Or maybe it would be next to a river...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 30, 2009

Freischwimmer
Fruchtallee 1
20259
+49 40 41459980

Graceland

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Restaurant | "Call Elvis! We're off to Graceland"

Graceland Photo, Hamburg, Germany
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When someone suggests a restaurant it's always a good idea to find out why they chose it before you make ANY comment about the place. I live in fear that I'll burst out laughing and launch into a witty but rather cutting assassination of a restaurant only to discover that the place is A - owned by an uncle/sister/close friend of my host or hostess; B - the place they held the wake for her father/grandmother/favourite Labrador; C - the host/hostess's absolutely favourite restaurant in the whole-wide-world. So I was pleased that my slightly snide asides about the décor were not made to Annette - the colleague who kindly invited 3 of us to go for dinner at Graceland – where she had previously...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 30, 2009

Graceland
Stresemannstraße 374
Hamburg, Germany 22761
+49 40 89963100

Au Quai

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Restaurant | "More than OK but not Brilliant"

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On one of my trips to Hamburg an Italian colleague told me he'd take me to 'The Best Restaurant in Town' and instructed me to 'dress up a bit'. We found a French colleague in the hotel lobby and invited her along. We were expecting something very special - after all, Italians rarely think any restaurant outside Italy is worthy of such praise. Au Quai - which is pronounced OK - is in the Hamburg dock area in a street filled with fish trading warehouses and restaurants and is located in a building which was originally a cold-storage warehouse. Fortunately it's not cold and there are no frozen fish there any more. Entering the building there's a koi carp pond on the left with a c...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 31, 2009

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koshkha

koshkha
Northampton, United Kingdom