I love Hamburg and the cold, elegant athmosphere on the water.
Check in: Hotel Atlantic.
Entering the lobby, the sophisticated city domicile already revelas its elegant ambience and hanseatic design. The hotel is without doubt one of the jewels of the Hamburg hotel scene.
It took part in a James Bond movie (1997) and gives you a spectacular view. The celebrated Hotel Atlantic Kempinski, facing the famous, picturesque Alster Lake. Some people say Hambourg is Europe’s ‘Venice of the North’. You always feel Hambourg’s cosmopolitan buzz, combined with its unique traditional, maritime charm.
As Hotel Atlantic Kempinski, a gracious landmark with its white, impeccably maintained façade and spectacular architectural details came in sight you will direct remark the shiny polished precious main entrance. Hamburg’s flagship hotel opened in 1909, then ‘Grand Hotel’, was accommodating guests who were traveling abroad on fashionably famous Atlantic Ocean liners. You will find high ceilings of the arrival hall and its priceless art pieces and antiques all around.
We checked in @ the Sea Cloud suite which was great.
High-ceilinged bedrooms and suites, charmingly furnished, well designed and comfortable.
The place is located on Lake Alster, the view was just perfect. Little sailboats came into sight dangling on the bluer-than-blue lake Alster and we had a romantic stay. There was a ship’s bull’s-eye decorating the bathtub adjacent to double sinks in fine Italian marble, complemented by darker woods. Nice. The hotel attracts leaders of society and celebrities for almost a century. We bumped into Udo Lindenberg, a german rock musician and painter. Mr. Linderberg considers the hotel his home. It is said that the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg has been a culinary institution ever since the day it opened its doors, ‘feeding’ the success of the meeting, wedding and banquet business. The Hotel Atlantic has a beautiful ballrooms, the banquet room could easily be considered as the showpiece of the hotel, combining awe-inspiring ‘cathedral ceilings’ with old-world splendor.
The Atlantic and Hamburg has never been about being fastest or sexiest but its stability is what it makes it a great place to live.
Its worth the money.