And indeed we did specifically choose the 25Hours HafenCity, paying much more and going without the free breakfast offer of its sister location, the 25Hours No. 1. What can we say? We're complete suckers for a nautical theme.
Staying for three nights in an "M-Cabin," the lowest room category , we paid 115 Euros each night for two nights, and 155 Euro for the third night (plus 16 Euros each morning for a kick-ass breakfast buffet).
WiFi Connect: Free and easy, even for multiple devices.
Amenities: The 25Hours HafenCity is kind of amenity city. Guest rooms keep the maritime theme with logbooks of sailor stories (leave your own!), hot water bottles to tuck into the bed on blustery eves, and excellent views to the wharf which sometimes sees cruise ships docking.
Want to see those ships closer up? The hotel has partnered with both BMW Mini and Two Wheels Good to offer free car and bike rentals, but it's first-come-first-served so wake up early!
Outside the rooms, the hotel has a very chill, very cool lobby, large restaurants and bar, meeting space, gift shop and bike shop on the main floor, but upstairs is where it's at. The second level houses a complete vinyl lounge, a tea lounge (with free tea), outdoor porch, a computer room decked out with iMacs and the aforementioned Atari console. All of this is complimentary, and we particularly enjoyed the vinyl room, which we'll show you more of tomorrow!
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher/HotelChatter]