My three day stay in Hamburg
I’ve decided that Hamburg is my new favourite city for a weekend getaway. There’s so much to see, do, eat and drink in Germany’s second biggest and perhaps prettiest city. Although it’s been on my list of places I want to go for a long time, I only recently visited Hamburg for the first time after an invitation to explore the city as part of the Come to Hamburg project, and the maritime city was even better than I’d expected. You can find out more about what I did on my trip here: Hamburg: the perfect weekend getaway
While I was there, I was lucky enough to stay at the Leonardo Hotel Hamburg City Nord. So what was it like and what did I think?
As the name gives away Leonardo Hotel Hamburg City Nord is in the north of the city. It’s about a seven-minute cab ride from the city centre or about 20 minutes by train after a 10-minute walk to the nearby and easy to navigate U-Bahn or S-Bahn train stations. The walk to Sengelmannstraße U-Bahn is particular pretty as you walk through a tree-lined park. The hotel is also in a great location in terms of getting easily to and from the airport, which only takes about 25 minutes door to door.
The hotel backs onto Hamburg’s famous Stadtpark, a huge lush park, which is often referred to as the green heart of the city. While we didn’t have too much time to check the park out, it was lovely staying in such a leafy and quiet area (I even saw a rabbit in a nearby garden!).
The hotel has a really nice modern vibe from the moment you enter it. Despite our late arrival, check in was a breeze (the reception desk is open 24 hours a day) and all the staff we interacted with spoke excellent English. They’ve created a really fun vibe in the lobby with the addition of things like a foosball table and quirky sofas. The hotel has a restaurant/bar, which has a traditional German feel, and if the weather is warm, a lovely spot to sit outside while you sip on your drink. We had some tasty currywurst at the restaurant on the final night we were staying.
Although we didn’t get a chance to use them, they also have a steam room and sauna.
The rooms are modern, spacious and simply and beautifully designed. Our room faced the front of the hotel, which was nice considering the greenery outside and was very quiet at night, even with the windows open. I must admit, I love a hotel rooms that lets you open you windows!
The beds were exceptionally comfortable and the bathroom was a good size, the toiletries were lovely and most importantly, the shower had great pressure.
We were lucky enough to stay in a superior room, which meant the mini bar was free – so luxurious.
Anybody who reads my blog regularly knows I love food, perhaps more than anything else in life (and okay maybe that I tend to be a bit dramatic ;). So, it’ll come as no surprise that the breakfast at the hotel was my favourite part. They have a great range of hot and cold foods – scrambled eggs and bacon, sausages, pastries and breads, endless plates of cheese and meat slices, cereal, fresh fruit, yoghurt, coffee, juices and much more.
The breakfast area also overlooks the beautiful Stadtpark making a relaxing start of the morning.
The breakfast is €12 per person, but it’s very worth it as you won’t need to eat until dinner.
All in all, we really enjoyed our stay at Leonardo Hotel Hamburg City Nord. While it is a tad further out of the city than I’d often stay, being so close to a beautiful green park and the trains meant to was a great place to relax after a hectic day seeing Hamburg’s many sights. A huge thanks to the Come to Hamburg and Leonardo Hotel Hamburg City Nord for ensuring I had a fabulous time in Hamburg.
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Note: As part of the Come to Hamburg project, my stay at Leonardo Hotel Hamburg City Nord was complimentary. However, I retain full editorial rights and the views in this blog are my own.