Reichshof, Hamburg: A Review
During our recent trip to Hamburg, we had the pleasure of staying at Reichshof Hotel (part of Curio Collection by Hilton). We enjoyed 3 wonderful nights in the stunning Art Deco themed hotel.
Reichshof Hamburg, combined an ideal location and a charming historic building for an exciting experience. The hotel, which has been completely renovated, blends the ‘golden twenties’ with modern elements. Located right in the heart of Hamburg, opposite the central station. Alster Lake, the Rathaus, shops, restaurants, museums and galleries are all within walking distance. It originally was opened in 1910 as a Hamburger traditional hotel in the classical patrician style. It was a four-star hotel by the end of May 2014, when the Hotel Reichshof was closed. On 17 July 2015 after extensive renovations it was re-opened under a new name and management.
We arrived early on a Friday but luckily our room was ready for us. Our room was perfect: a large double bed, a tall window and all normal hotel mod cons (including a clever iPad as the guest information service). The bathroom was huge, with an enormous walk in shower and large basin area. I’m pretty sure we both squealed with delight as we opened the door. The bed was super comfy and we both slept wonderfully each night. The room had touches of art deco and was totally Instagrammable!
We spent half an hour exploring the hotel and taking snaps of the gorgeous features. Many of the original elements – like the lift sign – are all still in the hotel, in pristine condition. On Sunday, we were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the hotel, and got to see the old car park system, which is no longer in use. The hotel clearly take pride in the space, and the staff were more than happy to talk us through the history and stories of the hotel.
Breakfast, in the Stadt restaurant each morning, was a glorious buffet. Fruit salads, muesli, cakes and pastries, cheeses and meats, omelettes, pancakes, and more, they had thought of everything. Reichshof source all their ingredients from suppliers within 100km radius, they have even met the cows they get their milk from. They are passionate about using sustainably produced and fair trade foods. We made sure to fill ourselves up with a three course breakfast every morning so we had fuel to keep us walking and exploring throughout the day. We also got to enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea in Emils bistro on Sunday afternoon. Emils was opened earlier this year, and named after the hotel’s founder Anton Emil Langer. We even got to make the signature cake in the hotel’s kitchen.
We totally fell in love with Reichshof, and both agreed it was one of our favourite hotels to date. Extensive thought and careful design has gone into restoring this wonderful building. The location is great too, right next to the central train station and nearby the busy shopping area, perfect for us. We slept peacefully each night and gorged blissfully each morning at the breakfast buffet. The staff were a delight and it was wonderful to see them so passionate about their place of work.
Reichschof, we will be back soon.
Original window glass in the bar
Bloggers afternoon tea!
Disclaimer: We were guests or Reischof Hamburg and #ComeToHamburg. All opinions, as always, are my own. Thank you for your continued support which helps make it possible to keep Rough Measures alive.