Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg

: Kempinski
Location: Hamburg – Germany
Classification: 5 star hotel


The Atlantic Kempinski in Hamburg is a classical five star hotel and is rated as one of the best hotels in Hamburg! I was happy to spend a few days here and had the best time! The location is perfect, it is not in the middle of the city center so it is not that busy but you can reach the center by foot in just minutes. Excellent!

Right from the beginning we were greeted by the check-in staff and our keys were handed in just seconds. As soon as I saw the stunning lobby area, I knew that the Atlantic Kempinski is a high class five star property. In 2012 they renovated all of their guestrooms and several other parts of the hotel. The maritime theme is noticeable throughout the entire hotel! Very nicely done!


The room we stayed in was very comfortable and luxuriously appointed. I just loved it and as said before, they are totally up to date as they were all renovated recently. From the high ceilings to the marble bathrooms, everything felt right. The beds are amazing… and I was happy to be able to relax in the comfortable chair after a full day of shopping in Hamburg. The Nespresso machine and comfortable bath robes were appreciated. They seem to be cleaning here all day long and our room has been maintained in an excellent way!  At night, turn down service is provided as well.

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On the second floor, there’s a health club which is accessible at no additional charges. The large indoor pool has a great size and I found the water temperature excellent. Although the hotel was almost fully booked when we were there, it never seemed to be very busy at the pool. They have one infrared and one traditional sauna. Next to the pool is a small gym.
Oh, by the way, did you know that they have their small private cinema here? That is right, guests can choose between hundreds of movies. So cool!


At night, before going to bed, we decided to go down and have a coffee. The comfortable leather couches are perfect for some people watching and just doing nothing. The open fireplace made it even more relaxing. This was our perfect end of the day! Again, on our way to our room I was impressed by the hallways and overall decoration of the hotel. Very nice, very classy 🙂

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There’s a full service Atlantic restaurant which offers delicious dishes and is decorated in a classic and very stylish way. This is where they serve breakfast as well. As usual at any Kempinski hotel, breakfast is amazing and the buffet offers something for anyone! Service was very professional and nothing was asked for too much! I particularly loved the freshly prepared smoothies! They are lovely and a must try!


No wonder the Atlantic Kempinski hotel in Hamburg is rated among the best hotels in the city. I highly recommend staying here… Rooms are large and luxurious, food is great, the indoor pool is relaxing after a day in busy Hamburg and most importantly, the staff is wonderful! Thumbs up, Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg!

Barsey by Warwick

Hotelchain: Warwick
Location: Brussels – Belgium
Classification: 4 star hotel


Situated on a very central spot in Brussels on the prestigious Avenue Louize (a fashionable shopping area), the Barsey by Warwick is a comfortable four star hotel with outstanding facilities. I appreciate the fact that the hotel combines modern comfort with traditional elements, very nicely done. The entire hotel has been decorated by the famous French designer Jacques Garcia.


When I entered the Barsey by Warwick hotel, I knew right from the beginning that this hotel definitely deserves its good reputation. I was welcomed with a smile and felt at home right from the beginning. The lobby area is very stylish and comfortable. It is directly connected to the wonderful bar and restaurant. The Barsey by Warwich truly has this boutique feeling.


There are 99 guestrooms, each decorated in a very elegant style with attention to details. The junior suite we stayed in was very comfortable and had everything I would expect of a four star accommodation. The bed was absolutely fantastic and everything in the room was spotlessly clean! Most rooms in city hotels are pretty small, but the rooms at the Barsey by Warwick hotel all offer plenty of space! Bathroom had separate shower and bath tub.

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A special mention is The Avenue restaurant, a full service restaurant with an outstanding cuisine. We loved every single dish and service was outstanding. The staff had the right knowledge about each dish and recommended the right wines. As a starter I had the beef carpaccio which was served in a somewhat uncommon but very good way, all wrapped up and prepared with the right ingredients. The steak as a main course was delicious. I highly recommend not to leave the hotel for a good restaurant. Just book yourself a table when you check-in and I promise you won’t be disappointed! 🙂

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On the level just above the lobby is a small fitness facility. Although not too large, you are able to exercise and start or end your day in a sporty way!


Breakfast is served downstairs and offers a great variety. The buffet has plenty of choices and if you fancy some fried eggs or an omelet, just ask the friendly staff and they will make sure you get the best eggs one could wish for 🙂 I also appreciated the fresh orange juice machine.


The Barsey by Warwick is a great four star hotel in a very interesting and convenient location. This may not be the most famous and grand hotel in Brussels, but it does offer great accommodations and a fantastic restaurant! I would return to this hotel if I was looking for a nice hotel in Brussels.