Between Christmas and New Years eve, we made a short trip to Hamburg. We chose the Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall for our stay.
We landed at Hamburg airport and after a 25 minutes taxi ride we arrived at the hotel. The hotel’s location couldn’t be better. We were able to do everything by walking, which is a great plus. The new Elbphilharmonie is 20 minutes away, the Rathausplatz and endless shopping and dining opportunities are less than 5 minutes from the hotel.
Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall – The Lobby
Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall – The Room
We quickly checked in and were taken to our room. Although the room isn’t very big, it is still comfortable for a family of four. As a welcome we got some nice macarons and fruits. The design is very contemporary and minimalist, exactly how we like hotel rooms to be. The special touch at Sofitel Hamburg, is that every room displays a different photograph next to the bedhead.
The bathroom features a bath tub, a separate shower and is bright and roomy. The kids had their own products and child sized bathrobes.
Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall – The Bar
Right next to the lobby is the bar. When we are on vacation, we like to have a drink before dinner and this place did not disappoint. We had Champagne and Cocktails which were well mixed and tasty. Together with the drink, we got some appetizers. The waiting staff is very attentive. During warmer days you can enjoy a cocktail by the water.
Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall – Breakfast
Every morning we enjoyed the large buffet breakfast with cold cuts, hot dishes, fruits, cereals, yogurts and all kind of fresh breads and pastries. There is also a station where eggs and pancakes are made to order. Special mention for the black forest jams and the effective service.
Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall – Pool and Spa
The Spa area and the cave-like pool are perfect for relaxing. At the Seagull Spa you also have access to a Sauna, steam room and the So Fit Fitness Center.
See you at the Spa…
What we enjoyed the most:
• Attentive service
• Breakfast buffet
• Pool & Spa
• Book a “canal view” if you are noise sensitive
• Keep in mind that after 5pm children are not allowed at the pool
Where to find the Sofitel Hamburg:
Alter Wall 40
Phone: +49 40 369500