Empire Riverside Hotel

Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 97, Hamburg, Hamburg, 20359, Germany

The prime location between the Reeperbahn and the harbor, the clever use of space and light, and a top-floor cocktail joint that attracts thousands every weekend make this a favorite with locals and out-of-towners alike. White-walled guest rooms feel spacious and airy, and most have river views. Dark-wood banquettes replace traditional desks, and pocket doors lead into the bright bathrooms. Even though the hotel is three short blocks from the center of the Reeperbahn, there is little noise, either from revelers outside or those who sip expensive cocktails and peruse the views in the 20up bar. If you want to fortify yourself before heading out for the night, a sushi bar opens in David's lounge bar on the ground floor daily at 5 pm.


  • close to nightlife
  • excellent view of the city and river
  • bright rooms
  • free Wi-Fi


  • a steep hill separates the hotel from the harbor
  • top-floor bar gets crowded after 9 pm on weekends


Phones: 040-311–190


315 rooms, 12 suites
Rate Includes: No meals