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Hotel Atlantic Kempinski

Hotel Atlantic Kempinski

Whether you want to relax by Lake Alster or explore Hamburg’s market square, Hotel Atlantic Kempinksi is centrally located to it all. This grand hotel, with its imposing white façade, offers a luxe experience with an opulent spa, variety of restaurants and private cinema.

The impressive exterior carries through to the lobby, where you’ll be greeted by a marble staircase with a brass bannister, red-marble pillars and a black-oak reception desk. The dark leather chairs, chandeliers and grand piano give the hotel an elegant and historical feel. Hotel Atlantic Kempinksi was once the hotel of choice for first class passengers on cruises from the US, and this maritime past is evident in details like brass cannons in the hallways and lights resembling portholes.

There are 221 rooms and suites, all generously sized and some featuring views out over the blue waters of Lake Alster.

Our rating: Deluxe

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You can choose from a variety of room and suite categories, ranging from the simpler Superior room to the opulent Presidential suite. All rooms are spacious and you can enjoy lake views in the Superior Lake View and Deluxe Lake View rooms, as well as in all suites except the Junior suite, which looks into the quiet courtyard or onto a side street.

The rooms all start with neutral-toned walls of grey and beige, but are then accented with richer hues, often purple.  All rooms have en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, Nespresso machines and iPod docking stations.


Hotel Atlantic Kempinski is on the edge of Lake Alster, one of Hamburg’s historical entry points and today a hub of activity in the warmer months. When the weather’s nice, you’ll see water sports and boat tours in abundance on the water. It’s also just a short walk to the market square, main shopping streets and train station. There are also many restaurants and cafes within a five-minute walk.

Food and drink

  • A buffet breakfast is served daily in the Atlantic Alstersalon.
  • The Atlantic Restaurant offers a fusion menu for dinner, focusing on modern French cuisine, featuring regional classics with international twists.
  • Atlantic Grill & Health serves modern grill specialities with a focus on vegetarian and vegan dishes, influenced by regional produce.
  • The Atlantic Lobby Bar offers drinks all day, with signature cocktails using ingredients from all over the globe.

Facilities and activities

  • Well-equipped gym.
  • Spa offering a variety of wellness and beauty treatments.
  • Indoor heated swimming pool.
  • Finnish sauna.
  • Laundry service.
  • Manicured gardens.
  • Privatemax cinema.
  • Bikes to rent.
  • Hotel can arrange water activities.

Our opinion

We love this hotel for its elegance, rich history and amenities. Its maritime past shines in the decor, linking the hotel with one of Hamburg’s main appeals — its waterfront.

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