I have one of the best hotels for you when staying in Hamburg: the elegant AMERON hotel Speicherstadt! This hotel is situated right in the center of the red-bricked warehouse district called Speicherstadt. Speicherstadt is one of those places that for sure will be on your wish list when visiting Hamburg.
Of course, this was not the only reason why we loved staying in the AMERON hotel for two nights. Next to an exceptional location, we were also impressed by the interior design which was clearly inspired by the 50s and 60s. The rooms have a very cosy and elegant atmosphere. Check this post for more images of the design of the AMERON hotel rooms.
The hotel opened in 2014 but the building goes back way longer than that. AMERON is located in the Kallmorgen building, a protected historic monument that used to function as the Hamburg coffee exchange! The hotel actually uses two different parts of the coffee exchange. The previously existing office building is now used as the hotel, where the restaurant and event center for AMERON is located in the actual former coffee exchange. Although the Speicherstadt area is much older (dating back to 1880), the coffee exchange buildings were designed and built in the 1950s by Werner Kallmorgen, one of the most important architects in post-war Hamburg. The converted coffee exchange was named one of the three “Buildings of the Year” in 2015 by the Hamburg Association of Architects and Engineers.
Hamburg is a harbor city and it grew rich from the coffee trade. Check out this Lonely Planet story about the connection between coffee and Hamburg. Being Germany’s most important harbor city, the mural in the hotel entrance of a sailor kissing his girlfriend fits perfectly with the overall atmosphere…
Rooms at the AMERON hotel
Rooms come in Standard, Comfort, Premium and Junior Suite variations. The Comfort rooms are the same size as Standard rooms (23sqm) but offer that great view of the (Brooksfleet) canal and the old Speicherstadt warehouses (I really recommended those ones). For us the 23sqm offered enough space and personally I really loved the rainshower douche cabin. Great after a long day of city tripping!
For breakfast you have to cross the canal via a historic iron bridge to reach the hotel restaurant. You have perfect views of the canal and the warehouses from both the bridge as well as from the restaurant itself. You can even sit outside, having breakfast at one of the most unique places in Hamburg!
The restaurant also offers this beautiful combination of 1950s and 1960s style with modern design and architecture (just look at these stunning Vertigo lamps designed by Petit Friture).
The hotel owns a Vitality Spa and a fitness and wellness area, situated on the top floor. From there you can enter the roof terrace with great views of Speicherstadt. Don’t leave the hotel without having a look from this rooftop area, also at night! It was a bit chilly when we visited, but I am sure you will enjoy laying down on the sunbeds enjoying the sights and sounds of Hamburg.
The lobby is not that big, but the beautiful seating booths in the adjacent lounge provide again a unique Speicherstadt view. The lounge also has a cosy bar.
Speicherstadt (the Warehouse District) is one of the destinations that has made Hamburg a popular destination (check out Instagram #Speicherstadt). Explore this area full of red-bricked warehouses and streets intersected with canals and bridges: the Venice of the North some call it. Many of the warehouses were built around 1880 where some of them are still in use. Check an earlier post on this travel blog about the Speicherstadt area.
I believe that AMERON is actually the only hotel right in the center of this historic warehouse district (UNESCO heritage by the way), making it the ideal place from where to explore Hamburg.
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at the AMERON Hotel Speicherstadt. Definitely not your regular hotel but an elegant retreat where every detail is the result of attention and great design thinking. Sometimes when we stay in hotels I feel sorry for not having enough time to enjoy the hotel and all the amenities it offers. When booking a room at AMERON, make time to enjoy the view, the rooftop and the restaurant. I am sure you will have a great time in Hamburg!
This trip was part of the Come to Hamburg promotional initiative. I would like to thank the city of Hamburg, the Gute Leude Fabrik and the team at AMERON hotel Speicherstadt for our pleasant stay. Of course all pictures and opinions are my own.