Everything at this hotel is aimed at transporting you from metropolitan Hamburg to the wilds of Asia and Africa. Inspired by its location right next to the zoo, the hotel features artwork, furnishings, and even smells from these continents to create spaces reminiscent of 19th-century safari outposts. The hotel also has every modern amenity, and the staff is friendly and competent. Because it is not in the heart of Hamburg, rooms are generous in size and many have balconies.
Restaurant Augila produces an eclectic array of Indian and African dishes, which taste great but are not overly spicy. You can buy tickets to Tierpark Hagenbeck and the Tropen Aquarium at a 25% discount from the concierge.