21 June 2017

Reichshof Hamburg, Curio Collection by Hilton, Hotel Review


A couple of weeks ago I headed over to Germany to the gorgeous port city of Hamburg for a couple of days of exploring.  I'd been invited over by Come to Hamburg and I've got loads of gorgeous posts I can’t wait to share with you about my short break there, but I thought I'd start off by showing you around our gorgeous hotel.

The Reichshof Hamburg, Curio Collection by Hilton is a bit of a mouthful!  That's because this is a hotel with a lot of history, originally built in 1910 it was given an overhaul by the Hilton chain just a few years ago after it closed in 2014 to bring it up to date, while keeping it in touch with it's original history.
The location is fantastic, literally straight across the road from the main Hauptbahnhof train station in Hamburg and with plenty of restaurants, bars and entertainment venues near by.  It’s a great starting point to reach all areas of Hamburg.  When we walked into the hotel we were greeted by the stunning reception area, with large hanging chandeliers and stunning decor you really felt like you were in for some luxury.  The reception area has a small bar, a small shop where you can purchase drinks and snacks, and a relaxation area.  There is also a full bar, gym, spa and restaurant but we didn't get chance to experience these during our short trip.
On to our room itself.  We had a great view overlooking the train station from our large window, as a lover of light I adored this.  It was a super hot day when we first arrived so throwing open the curtains and windows felt so freeing!  The double bed was incredibly comfortable and I had an amazing nights sleep, this is the first hotel I've ever been to when I literally didn't hear a thing from any other guests, the sound proofing must be amazing.  The room came with a Tassimo coffee machine, flatscreen HD TV with Sky TV and free wifi, very important for the bloggers amongst us!.  Room service options were available and the rooms were spacious with plenty of storage and a comfortable chair to work or relax on.  There is an iron and ironing board in the room and a hair dryer in the bathroom, which helped cut down on much needed space in our carry on luggage.  There was air conditioning, which is unusual in Europe but a godsend in the heatwave we had, and a room safe as standard for extra peace of mind.  Even the bathroom was state of the art, with a walk in rain shower that was just what we needed after some of the hot days we had during our trip!
It seems like a little thing but the lighting in a room really makes a difference, it might be the old lighting technician in my but I really think it can change a room.  Modern lighting fixtures are placed throughout the room and really add a touch of personalisation and style.   

This hotel is architecturally stunning with stylish quality interiors, I wouldn't hesitate to staying here again.  It's great for a romantic weekend away or a business event, it's a comfortable yet beautiful place to stay.

Have you ever stayed at this hotel?
This room was given to me in exchange for an open and honest review 

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