Opened in 2014, in the Hamburg UNESCO-listed warehouse district, the Ameron Collection Hotel Speicherstadt has a history that stretches back much longer. The hotel is set in the city’s historic Kallmorgen building which formerly housed the Hamburg coffee exchange–once one of the largest coffee exchanges in the world.
Surrounded by similar red-brick buildings on streets intersected with canals, the Ameron building blends seamlessly into its surroundings. It’s just a short walk to the attractions of the district, such as the International Maritime Museum and Miniatur Wunderland (the world’s largest model railway) and a slightly longer walk or short bike ride to the HafenCity neighborhood or the still-under-construction Elbphilharmonie building.
The hotel’s style evokes the 1950’s and 60’s–Mad Men, with a Hamburg twist. A mural of a sailor and his lover, surrounded by sea birds, decorates the stairs that lead to the lobby, where low-set banquettes in rich tones and plush velvet covering provide a place to relax.
There’s an onsite restaurant, Cantinetta Ristorante, accessed across the river via a historic iron bridge, where breakfast is served with a panoramic view. The 7th floor gym offers cardio and weight training equipment and Finnish sauna.
There are 192 rooms in the hotel, though it feels like a smaller boutique hotel. Rooms come in standard, comfort, premium, and junior suites. Each is decked out in dark wood with granite or parquet flooring, muted red and orange tones, leather and velvet furnishings, and chrome accents that lend a refined mid-century style. The smallest rooms are 23 square meters (around 250 square feet), which I found to be ample space for a short stay.
All rooms have king or queen beds, free wifi, tv, air conditioning, work desk, and a safe. Premium and comfort rooms also offer pillow menus, complimentary bottled water, coffee station and a free minibar. Junior suites have additional seating areas, expansive views, and walk-in closets. While the room’s dark wood and deeper colors make it feel a bit dark, large windows help keep it bright and well-lit.
The Ameron Hotel Speicherstadt is the only hotel in the city’s historic warehouse district and its location is ideal for exploring Hamburg. With a swinging 60’s vibe, a great location, and historic setting, it’s an excellent choice for a home base in Hamburg.
I was a guest of the Ameron and Hamburg Tourism, but all opinions are my own.