SIDE

Drehbahn 49, Hamburg, Hamburg, 20304, Germany

Futuristic, minimalistic—call it what you like, but this hip five-star hotel has been a byword for inner city cool since its opening in 2001. On a side street near the opera, SIDE stands out from the rest of the crowd not because of its exterior, which is rather bland, but because of what's on the inside. Guests are greeted by a soaring, glass-paneled atrium and sleek, space-age interiors decorated with brightly colored cubes and pebble-shape furniture, all designed by the Milanese maestro Matteo Thun. The hotel's popularity with its business clientele and local fashionistas is enhanced by its excellent cocktail bar and "Meatery" restaurant, which many claim does the best dry-aged beef in town.

PROS

  • within a short wander of many major sights and attractions
  • convenient but quiet location

CONS

  • some might find interior design sterile
  • most guest rooms lack views

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 040-309–990

HOTEL DETAILS

168 rooms, 10 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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