Prizeotel Hamburg City is a budget design hotel located a few minutes walking from Hamburg’s central train station and bus station. Very close to Hafencity, this hotel is located in a quiet neighborhood, had a fantastic shower and a huge bed that will make you sleep like a king. Designed by the famous Karim Rashid, this is a design hotel on a budget that beyond great. Continue reading, and you will understand why!
A couple of months ago, Nick Cave announced a new tour around Europe and I knew that I needed tickets to see it live. I tried my best to get tickets to see him in Berlin, but it got sold out fast. I tried my best, but I had failed. So, I decided to try to get tickets for another city and, since I never been to Hamburg, I decided to try to order tickets there, and it worked out. Fast forward a couple of months, and this is how I got to the Prizeotel Hamburg-City.
I arrived in Hamburg by bus on a rainy Friday and walked 20 minutes to Prizeotel Hamburg-City. The area felt a little desolated but everything was fine. I found the hotel without any problem and doing the check in was smooth and straight to the point. I got my key card and went to my room to leave my bags and start exploring Hamburg.
How about the room at Prizeotel Hamburg-City?
Like I said before, everything at Prizeotel Hamburg-City was designed by Karim Rashid and, as a designer myself, I always feel weird about his use of color and general aesthetic. But, everything fits in so well at Prizeotel Hamburg-City that I have nothing to complain. From the blue carpets to the pink doors, from the green tables to the blue details everywhere, the designer knew what he was doing, and the rooms look great as you can see on the pictures here.
The primary focus of the bedroom is on the large bed in the middle of it. With two mattresses that were saving my night after exploring Hamburg during the three days that I was there. Under the bed, you have space to store your bags if they are a little bit big. There is also some light under the bed that will help you navigate the room. Also, on the small table close to the window, you can find a Bluetooth radio with a speaker that works well with a mobile phone. If you feel like the room is too quiet, just put on some of your favorite songs and relax even more.
Now that I mentioned pretty much everything about the bedroom let’s start talking about the bathroom. The bathroom at Prizeotel Hamburg-City isn’t huge, but you won’t feel like you are in a crowded space. There is a piece of stained glass behind the mirror that captures the light from the bedroom and gives the place a beautiful glow. My favorite thing about it was the shower that was strong and warm enough to make me feel like I was in a Finnish sauna. I just loved it and, maybe, I spent a little bit too much time there.
If you care about heating or air conditioning, I can tell you that everything works well. After walking in the rain for a while, I got back to my room and felt like it was too cold. I changed the setting on the heating dial, and everything felt better after a couple of minutes. Also, the wi-fi worked like a charm!
After a long and wet first day exploring Hamburg, I woke up to an excellent breakfast at Prizeotel. The room where it was served had all the aspect that I liked about the place, and everything was centered around the vast breakfast buffet. There you could find all the ham and cheese you can eat, a lot of varieties of bread, fresh fruit, muesli, jam and one of the coolest coffee machines I have ever seen.
To finish this review, except for the somewhat desolated surroundings, everything about Prizeotel is excellent, and I would go back there without any issues. Their wi-fi was fast and worked great, the bed was fantastic, and the shower was beyond expectation. The room was big enough for me, and the breakfast was exactly what I needed in the morning. If you need to know more about Prizeotel, just visit their website and book your room! You’ll not regret it.