NH Hamburg Altona

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Stresemannstrasse 363 - 369, (formerly Astron Hamburg Altona), Hamburg, 22761, Germany

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    Residential Location, but Near Lots of Activities


    One of the hotels where I've enjoyed staying and placing friends in is Hotel NH Altona, which sits on the bordering neighborhoods of Bahrenfeld (to the West, with Grocery stores nearby), Altona (to the East), and Ottensen (to the South). The hotel is just steps away from bus stops for 2 major bus lines that run every 10 minutes: Bus # 2 that can take you to the regional Altona train station in about 9 minutes, and Bus #3 that can take you all the way west towards Hamburg's larger shopping malls, or east to the artsy neighborhood of Schanzenviertel with all of it's multi-culti restaurants, or continue west towards historic churches, Hamburg's media & publishing center, and downtown Hamburg where you have exclusive shopping by the Alster Lake.

    NH Hotel has a pleasant, professional staff that essentially runs its' ship like most large chain hotels, feeling uniform and efficient even if it's not luxury class. Although it's known in Hamburg as a Four Star, NH it's on not on the same level you would expect a 4 star to look in other western cities, because it's simply practical and very minimalist in style. Everything is neat, uniform, and basic in terms of the rooms. It is tastefully decorated, but without any hint of opulence. At least where the amenities are concerned, you have a hairdryer (important if you're in Hamburg when it's chilly!), free Wi-Fi , satellite tv, and hotel services like massage, sauna and steam bath. I had friends who traveled with a small dog, which was allowed, but there is a pet fee( inquire when making your reservation). The hotel also has dry cleaning services on site, and is wheelchair accessible.

    Their restaurant NAVARRA is also very good and the decor is in clean, metropolitan-minimalist style neutrals. The menu takes it's influences from Spain and focuses on Mediterranean specialities- and NAVARRO also has a bar lounge with a courtyard where it's nice to invite friends for cocktails and tapas. They have a good selection of wines as well, especially if you are a fan of wines from Spain (like from the Rioja region).

    Unique Quality: Although by US standards the hotel is very basic in architecture, and simply but tastefully decorated, the advantage to staying is the location. Though it's located on a main road with a lot of rush hour traffic, it also has quieter parts of the day being on the border of three residential neighborhoods. As such, NH Altona is in a close proximity to a wide variety of activities that can work well for different age ranges and different types of trips. It works well for families, because you have the quaint, family friendly neighborhood of Ottensen a few minutes by bus with tons of cafes, shopping and ice cream parlours. It's works for mature travelers for that same reason, but just around the corner you can also ELIXIA Spa, other independent spa services (like hot stone massage), find a bistro or two, plus Scotty's Bar, which is a quiet gathering place that also opens up for outside service, and you can people watch the local neighbors from the surrounding apartment buildings. NH Altona is also located next to a series of refurbished warehouse facilities that house everything from wine shops, to a printing service, artist spaces, and local design showrooms. For the single traveler or art & Hipster types, you can hop bus #3 going east and be in the extra-boho sectors of Schanze & St. Pauli in less than 10 minutes. This is a great hotel for people that really want to get out and see things with an active city vacation, rather than those that prefer to enjoy a vacation centered heavily around the hotel, and languishing in opulence with lots of in-house amenities.

    Directions: From Hamburg Haubtbahnhof, take train S11, S21, or S31 to Holstenstrasse. Then take Bus# 3 (direction Schenefelder Platz) to BORNKAMPSWEG . Or, from Hamburg Hbhf take train S1 to Altona Station, then Bus #2 (direction Schenefeld Mitte) to BORNKAMPSWEG.

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Hamburg for 2 nights in April......

by mheeaad

hi guys - am taking 3 mates to HAM in april for 2 nights and am looking for advice on what to do and where to stay??? looking for some decent activities during the day like go karting, bungy etc.

Am also looking for a decent place to stay that's not too expensive and will sleep 4 so maybe an apartment but a hotel will be fine also

thanks all


Re: Hamburg for 2 nights in April......

by margsch

If you search using google and type in ferienwohnung+hamburg there are numerous apartments, a lot of the info is in German. Be aware that a Doppelzimmer is a double bed so you might want to either use Hotels or a 3 bedroom apartment, which may be difficult to find. I once mistakenly booked a double room and had to share a bed with my Mum which isn,t what I had always dreamed of!

Re: Hamburg for 2 nights in April......

by margsch

correction - Doppelzimmer = double room which has a double bed.
Zweibettzimmer - 2 bedded room i.e. twin beds
Etagenbett - bunkbeds

Re: Hamburg for 2 nights in April......

by chris.hh

Hi James,
maybe you like to have a look at my tips on Hamburg. It is a great city you will love it. I did not hear about bungy. Karting is possible - but not that common around here... (www.kartbahn-hamburg.de) At least for the people I know;-) A big leasure park (Heide Park Soltau) is not too far from Hamburg (75 km) with a huge rollercoaster in wood construction. There should ba a daily bus from HH mail railwaystation to the park (www.heide-park.de. But there's too much to explore within the city for 2 nights so that it would not make sense to go there if you ask me.
Best Chris

Travel Tips for Hamburg

Lost passport and wallet info

by steedappeal

Losing my wallet and U.S. passport! The ultimate nightmare but do not despair:

There are NO longer any emergency passport services for U.S. citizens in Hamburg.

It is helpful to have a copy of one's passport AND essential to file a report with the local Police station (the local police as very cordial and usually have decent English skills). Very important to have a copy of this police report along with the xerox copy of one's lost/stolen passport. Hang onto even when leaving the country. ****The police will give you the number of the lost property division so you can call them in the days and weeks after just in-case someone is kind enough to return your lost/stolen goods.****

The easiest, best way is to travel to Berlin and to be at the U.S. Consulate by 8:30 am sharp! (NO appointment is necessary) Monday thru Friday (EXCEPT on national holidays). The consulate is way off the tourist map and is completely different location than the U.S. Embassy. See my Berlin "tips" on a nearby hotel next door.

For about 90 Euros they will process an emergency passport. They even have a photo machine to take the pictures although it is safest to have these photos with you already since the machine might not function (it seemed to work only in the "German" language mode and not th"English" one!). By Noon I had my new passport which is only good for a year.

They also do passport services in Frankfurt BUT much more complicated because one needs to make an appointment as opposed to just walking into the agency.

The Deutche Post Bank offices serve as the local Western Union agents all across Germany. Money wired from America can be picked-up in any DPB location BUT you must have the money sent to the EXACT name on your passport. Even one letter off will cause a problem. You will need to fill-out a "Geldempfang" form ("to receive money") and look for the "Western Union" sign above a particular teller's window since not all clerks offer this service.


by bambino36

The Holsten CityMan Cooler Triathlon is a great race. In 2005 it was part of the ITU Triathlon World Cup. The swim leg takes place in the Alster. The bike leg is totally flat nearby the Elbe river and the run leg is around the Alster in a beautiful scenery. And the public? very active and they were more than 200 thousand applauding the athletes. Simply the best triathlon I've ever done Of course one needs all the gear to do a triathlon

Quiet Night with Live music

by hb_capri about Atalntic Kempinski Hotel - Bar

We had heard so much abt the Atlantic Kempinski hotel and its 100 year heritage that we simply had to check it out.The lobby is very grand with a fire place and the big chandelier and the works.We chose the bar because we arrived after 11 PM and the other restaurants were closed.The bar is a great place to spend a quiet evening with live music and piano.They have a separate cigar room and has a very regal feel to it.The music was good but our only disappointment was that we were not able to spot any celebrities of the glamour or business world as promised by the alster cruise guide:(

We ordered a pina colada and a mojito.The pina colada did not have fresh pineapple.Coming from a tropical country,I used to take pineapples for granted! Now I know that the frozen ones can taste really bad.The mojito was done to perfection and the assorted nuts that they offer with the drinks were yummy:)

Food for every taste here

by alza about Prince

This café is right on the harbour promenade, around Landungsbrücken I think. You can choose what you like from an appetising counter inside and go eat under the parasols. I liked what I had so much I went in for seconds. When my travel papers arrive from Europe, I'll be able to confirm the name etc. Crab sandwich, very tasty. Especially eaten on the terrace, breathing in the fresh sea air and taking in the life all around.

Evening lights

by akikonomu

Hanging around the port is not a very wise thing to do, unless you have warm clothes to cuddle in.

After a walk around the port, I had a herring sandwich. It probably tastes better in summer being cold and sour but it is a local delicacy which our host insists we shouldn't miss.


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 NH Hamburg Altona

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Address: Stresemannstrasse 363 - 369, (formerly Astron Hamburg Altona), Hamburg, 22761, Germany