Side Hotel Hamburg  5 stars

Drehbahn 49, Hamburg, Germany, 20354  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This trendy Side hotel has a very contemporary design with an eight-story atrium and an underground pool. The modest rooms have windowed wall and a great design, but some felt that the staff was a bit aloof.

Verified Reviews:

  • Pool/sauna area - Gym sufficient - Staff was friendly
  • Quiet street - Nice patio and a lounge area - No great view
  • Near public transportation - Breakfast buffet is excellent - No iron
  • High-quality materials - Show a bit wear and tear - Location is excellent
  • Hotel has very modern - Elegant rooms - Small crt tv


Side Hotel is the only design hotel in Hamburg that is rated five-stars. The property is conveniently located in the very heart of the city, perfectly combining luxury and casual amenities to provide you with comfortable stay.

The 11-story building was engineered by well-known architect Matteo Thun and now boasts 178 guest rooms, where contrast between dark colors and light elements as well as calm atmosphere can be found.

Exquisite specialties cooked by the hotel's chef are offered in the on-site restaurant or relax with your favorite drink in the ambiance of the hotel's bar. Meeting and leisure facilities are available.

Number of floors   11.  Number of rooms   178.

City Center Hamburg - 1700 ft
Airports Hamburg Airport (HAM) - 5.1 mi, Finkenwerder (XFW) - 6.3 mi
Train Stations Train Station Dammtor - 1700 ft, Hamburg Dammtor station - 1700 ft
Underground stations Gänsemarkt underground station - 700 ft, Stephansplatz underground station - 1000 ft
Restaurants meatery bar + restaurant (cuisine: Steakhouse) - 100 ft, Jim Block (cuisine: American) - 400 ft
Parks Old Botanical Gardens (Alter Botanischer Garten) - 900 ft
Beaches Grand Strand - 4800 ft


Side Hotel features 178 well-appointed and spacious rooms for every taste from superior and business rooms to executive and suite ones. Natural light and up-to-date in-room amenities will provide the hotel's guests with calm atmosphere and privacy.

Dining options

Having lunch or dinner in the on-site restaurant you will experience the range of positive feelings, because you will be served creative Euro-Asian cuisine. You can also have your order delivered directly to your apartments. In the bar be sure to listen to live DJ’s Opening hours, while you are enjoying your favorite drink.

The hotel offers a full breakfast at the price of EUR 24 per person per night. 


Meeting facilities at the hotel comprise 9 conference rooms of different size with total capacity up to 300 people. Moreover there is a lounge area and a bar available at the hotel that will help you to hold an event in friendly atmosphere. All conference rooms provide state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, wireless Internet access and catering service.


At leisure you can make use of the following recreational facilities available in different blocks of the hotel: spa treatment rooms, shower cabins, solarium, modernly-equipped fitness area, a charming swimming pool, steam bath, jacuzzi and Finnish sauna, which all will help you to relieve stress or gain strength after the eventful day exploring the city.

Additional features

96 parking places are available at the hotel for those guests who arrive by car.

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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is EUR 24 per day.

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is EUR 24 per day.

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Health club
  • Solarium
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Hammam
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Turndown service
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Cable TV
  • LCD TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • CD player



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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Side Hotel features 178 well-appointed and spacious rooms for every taste from superior and business rooms to executive and suite ones. Natural light and up-to-date in-room amenities will provide the hotel's guests with calm atmosphere and privacy.

Superior Room
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Side Hotel Superior Room Superior Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed
Size: 305 sq. feet

The interior of the Superior room reflects and fulfils the pretensions for design and comfort in every aspect. A queen-size bed and the arrangement of light in the separated bathroom give the room a cosy and inviting atmosphere. The cleverly installed glass basin seems to be floating in mid air and states the emphasis on and the expression of the concept of purism.

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    Executive Room
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    Side Hotel Executive Room Executive Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed
    Size: 500 sq. feet

    The spacious executive room is furnished with a king-size bed and a nifty kitchenette including an espresso machine – an ideal for today’s business traveller. Thanks to the elaborate internal layout it is possible to hold important conferences and meetings without giving insight into the bedroom. The generously proportioned bathroom provides a bathtub as well as a separate shower. Thanks to the artfully designed system of light the room offers bright and clear spots but also shaded cosy parts in order to enjoy pure relaxation.

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      Business Room
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      Bed type: Double Bed
      Size: 335 sq. feet

      The Business room is filled with light coming through the spacious glass facade. Primarily furnished with dark elements, such as the embrowned parquet floor and the back board of the sleeping zone, the room expresses a comfortable and warm atmosphere. The king-size bed and the high quality espresso machine make sure that your stay will be one of luxury and sophistication. The Business room also features a dining table giving you the opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal from the restaurant in private. The room provides internet access and a comfortable writing desk. With its turquoise glass front the separate bathroom resembles the idea of purism found within all areas of the hotel.

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        Bed type: King Size Bed or One Single Bed
        Size: 650 sq. feet

        The “flying” suite with an unequalled view over Hamburg is located on the 10th or 11th floor. Noble timber flooring made of limed oak and gloss varnished furniture pepped with colourful highlights provided by light boards, coloured bathtub and the foyer’s wall paint give the “flying” suite a special touch. It is furnished with a king-size bed, a dining table and a comfortable seating lounge delivered by the design collection “Super Sassis” by Matteo Thun. Equipped with an espresso machine and a kitchenette it is up to you whether you want to cook for yourself or order a delicious steak meal from the restaurant and enjoy the feast privately in your room. The bathroom offers two glass basins, a toilet and a bidet as well as a spacious bathtub and a separate shower.

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          Side Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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          • Train stations
          • Parks
          • Tourist attractions
          • Museums
          • Convention centers
          • Stadiums
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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          Side Hotel is the perfect starting point to explore numerous cultural and artistic highlights,various shopping possibilities in Hamburg, as well as its major congress center.

          Old Botanic Garden Hamburg, 300 m, includes 280 woody plants in more than 470acres

          Congress Center Hamburg, 500 m, one of the most advanced conference centres in Europe

          Planten un Blomen, 500 m, a 47ha park in the center of Hamburg boasting a variety of plants and flowers

          Tourist attractions
          • Alster
            2000 ft
          Popular areas
          • Spielbank Hamburg
            700 ft
          • City Center
            1400 ft
          • Philharmonic Stateorchestra
            1400 ft
          Places of interest
          • Neuer Jungfernstieg
            1000 ft
          • alsterfontäne in hamburg
            1700 ft
          • Sender Moorfleet
            1700 ft
          • Alsteranleger
            2000 ft
          Train stations
          • Hamburg Dammtor station
            1400 ft
          • Train Station Dammtor
            1400 ft
          Convention centers
          • Congress Center Hamburg
            1700 ft
          Shopping areas
          • Gänsemarkt
            400 ft
          • Jungfernstieg
            1400 ft
          • Hanse Viertel
            1400 ft
          • Europa Passage
            2300 ft
          • Luftschiffe über Hamburg
            1700 ft
          Monuments and Landmarks
          • Hamburg war memorial
            2000 ft
          • Museum of Communication
            700 ft
          • Old Botanic Garden Hamburg
            1000 ft
          • Planten un Blomen
            1700 ft
          Universities, Institutes
          • University of Hamburg
            2000 ft
          • State Opera House Hamburg
            400 ft
          • CinemaxX Hamburg Dammtor
            1400 ft
          Underground stations
          • Gänsemarkt underground station
            400 ft
          • Stephansplatz underground station
            700 ft
          • Jungfernstieg underground station
            1700 ft
          • Messehallen underground station
            2000 ft
          • Harbor Piers (Landungsbruecken)
            1700 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Dialog im Dunkeln
            5000 ft
            Alter Wandrahm 4, Hamburg
          • Sister Act Musical
            5000 ft
            TUI Operettenhaus, Hamburg
          • Speicherstadtmuseum
            5000 ft
            Am Sandtorkai 36, Hamburg
          • Panoptikum
            5100 ft
            Spielbudenplatz 3, Hamburg
          • St. Pauli
            1.0 mi

          Near the hotel

          • Old Botanical Gardens (Alter Botanischer Garten)
            900 ft
            Stephanspl., Hamburg
          • Colonnaden
            900 ft
            Neustadt, Hamburg
          • Streit's Filmtheater
            1200 ft
            Jungfernstieg 38, Hamburg
          • Warehouse District (Speicherstadt)
            1800 ft
          • Harbor Piers (Landungsbruecken)
            1800 ft
          • Alsterarkaden
            2200 ft
            Alsterarkaden 21, Hamburg
          • Aussenalster
            2500 ft

          Restaurants Nearby

          • meatery bar + restaurant

            79% likes this, based on 231 reviews
            Cuisine: Steakhouse
            Price Range: USD 1 - USD 38

            100 ft
            Drehbahn 49

            Phone: +49 40 30999520

          • Jim Block

            65% likes this, based on 11 reviews
            Cuisine: American

            400 ft
            Dammtorstrasse 29-32
          • Opera

            63% likes this, based on 49 reviews

            400 ft
            Dammtorstrasse 7

            Phone: +49 40 341200

          • Fellini

            67% likes this, based on 33 reviews

            400 ft
            Dammtorstr. 11

            Phone: 040-354573

          • L'Osteria Pizza E Pasta

            77% likes this, based on 47 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian

            500 ft
            Dammtorstrasse 12
          Getting there.

          Side Hotel lies in the heart of Hamburg, within walking distance from the city center and close to the inner Alster lake, the Gänsemarkt and the Opera House.

          Getting around.

          Hamburg International Airport is just 10km from Side Design Hotel. Train Station Dammtor can be found within 700m. City center with main landmarks is 300m away from the hotel.

          Side Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Side Hotel

          Average guest rating

          out of 10
          Based on 673 reviews

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          Individual guest reviews

          • Group of friends

            Interesting building with good facilities and decor. Quite unusual design and that made it interesting.

            Service was fairly average with bar service especially slow. Quite expensive for what it offered.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            design, staff, food, bed

            the price for a cup of coffee in the room: €12 plus €5 room service charges! the service in the bar could be improved... the guest should be noticed..

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            Spa, Wellness, und Design

            Equipments like hairdryer, not user friendly

            • Average rating
          • Single

            location, design

            toilet in bathroom doesn't meet hygienic standards (strange design)

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Too much emphasis on design. Everything looks cool and modern at the expense of function and practicality. For example, great looking minamalistic sink and faucet that is impossible to operate with wet hands. Also, the beds are not comfortable.

            • Average rating
          • Single


            Ugly views from widows, even from the highest floor. I ask the top floor which was 11th and you cannot see anything but the next building and the top of the very high Radisson Blue hotel.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            Location, helpful staff, good restorant

            Room design, not comfortable for family stay; small bed, but was announced as king-size; very expensive breakfast

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends


            Airco did not cool the room sufficiently

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            location is super and very comfortable

            • Average rating
          • Single

            It's a nice hotel that works for business or weekend getaway. The breakfast is amazing, and the meatery restaurant is really good and fairly priced for its quality. I heard the spa is also really good but I didn't have a chance to see it.

            It's nice but the rooms are expensive relative to their value. I didn't like having to pay and extra 10-15% equivalent to get wifi, which is something that is an absolute must have these days so just add that on top of the already expensive price. I think the rooms are also too much on the 'design' side and not practical enough.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            I stayed in this hotel ago already a few years ago and remember I liked it and when I walked into my room I had a deja-vu of why. The room is very spacious and very nicely designed. It is clean without much stuff laying around everywhere, this is neatly hidden in all the cupboards and drawers. Furthermore the staff is friendly and the location is perfect in the middle of the centre. I did not have time to check out the SPA unfortunately.

            The mattrass was a bit too hard/stiff for my taste.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            Very nice staff, very friendly, very professional, very 'smiley'. Excellent breakfast- awsome buffet, top cheese selection! Late breakfast on Sunday morning till 14:00. Nice lounge. Modern design of the interior, Good location in the centre of Hamburg. The room doors don't slam shut. Excellent sound proofing.

            The queenside bed could have had two duvets instead of one double one. We've experienced better wellness areas in other hotels with less stars. Music in the reception is a tick too loud.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            all is fine.

            aircondition system in the roon works improper. rooms stays 19 degree and i feel cold at night.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Staff & Services are very good

            I had to change my room as there was a very bad cigarette smell in the room despite it was a non smoking room. The new room wasn't very clean, there was dust everywhere.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            Comfortable stay, great location.

            No tea/coffee facilities in our superior room!!! Didn't refresh our water apart from the first morning!! You have to pay for wireless connection!! This is NOT 5 star treatment. Pay above odds for what is actually 4 star treatment.

            • Average rating
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