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Empire Riverside Hotel

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Breakfast and dinner served
Lobby sitting area

Overview of Empire Riverside Hotel

Empire Riverside Hotel

Pet-friendly hotel with full-service spa, connected to the convention center, near Reeperbahn
8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

1,002 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Spa
  • Pet friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
The price is $189
Price available on 6/11/2023
Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse 97, Hamburg, HH, 20359
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • 9 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Saint Pauli
  • Reeperbahn - 9 min walk
  • Miniatur Wunderland - 23 min walk
  • Elbe Philharmonic Hall - 25 min walk
  • St. Pauli Piers - 1 min drive
  • Fish Market - 2 min drive
  • St. Michaelis Church - 2 min drive
  • Hamburg Messe and Congress - 3 min drive
  • Hamburg City Hall - 4 min drive
  • Hagenbeck Zoo - 9 min drive
  • Volksparkstadion - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Hamburg Airport (HAM) - 25 min drive
  • Michaeliskirche Hamburg Station - 14 min walk
  • Sternschanze Station - 24 min walk
  • Hamburg-Altona Station - 27 min walk
  • Landungsbrücken Station - 6 min walk
  • Reeperbahn S-Bahn - 8 min walk
  • St. Pauli U-Bahn - 8 min walk


  • StrandPauli - 3 min walk
  • Cuneo - 1 min walk
  • Zur scharfen Ecke - 1 min walk
  • Störtebeker Fischspezialitäten - 1 min walk
  • Kombüse - 2 min walk

About this property

Empire Riverside Hotel

At Empire Riverside Hotel, you'll be just a 5-minute drive from Reeperbahn and Miniatur Wunderland. Guests can indulge in spa services at the spa, and Waterkant Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge, a fitness center, and a sauna. The helpful staff and restaurant get good marks from fellow travelers. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Landungsbrücken Station is 6 minutes and Reeperbahn S-Bahn is 8 minutes.


English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 327 rooms
  • Arranged over 20 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Covered onsite self parking (EUR 25 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) 6:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–noon on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

Working away

  • 9 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (3283 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bike storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2007
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Fitness center
  • Bicycle parking
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • 100% renewable energy
  • Double-glazed windows
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • Banquet hall


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 48-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Energy-saving features in guestrooms
  • LED light bulbs
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, RIVERStyle. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room. The spa is open daily.


Waterkant Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.
Skyline Bar "20 up" - Onsite cocktail bar. Open daily.
DAVIDS - This lobby lounge specializes in sushi. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 28 for adults and EUR 14 for children
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 30 per pet, per day


  • Covered self parking costs EUR 25 per night
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Empire Riverside
Empire Riverside Hamburg
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Frequently asked questions

Does Empire Riverside Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Empire Riverside Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Empire Riverside Hotel?
As of May 29, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Empire Riverside Hotel on Jun 11, 2023 start from $189, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Empire Riverside Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Empire Riverside Hotel?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 30 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Empire Riverside Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs EUR 25 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Empire Riverside Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Empire Riverside Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Esplanade (4-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Empire Riverside Hotel and nearby?
Empire Riverside Hotel has a spa and a steam room.
Are there restaurants at or near Empire Riverside Hotel?
Yes, Waterkant Restaurant offers sushi.
What's the area around Empire Riverside Hotel like?
Empire Riverside Hotel is located by the river in Saint Pauli, a short 6-minute walk from Landungsbrücken Station and 9 minutes' walk from Reeperbahn. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Angelika, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Upgraded to a premium room with king size bed……what we got was 2 single beds pushed together and 2 single duvets! On the 19th floor with great views…until the nightclub on the 20th floor kicks In until 1am every night. Prices on drinks lists were different to the bill, so check all your receipts before you pay! Espresso martinis advertised at €11 and charged at €12. Restaurants closed on Saturday and Sunday nights to residents. Stay at a lot of hotels and this was not one of the worst but wouldn’t stay here again.
Martin, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great modern hotel next to university and nightlife
Peter, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Frank, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Nice bar and basic rooms.
Staying there for two nights was fine. The location is great, but the room is very basic and needs updating.
Eduardo, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Incredible hotel. Love the location and views. Was it worth 470. Per night? Not really. No complimentary anything with that at all and it was my birthday. Oh well. Still a lovely hotel.
Orlena, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

WiFi is most unuseable - lost work opportunities because so bad and slow
Arthur, 3-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Construction was going on above our room for two hours after we arrived, exceptionally loud. The room was exceedingly hot and the air conditioner also was quite noisy. Staff provided us with a room fan during the night. The view was amazing, but we had to keep the curtains closed in the morning due to the sun shining into the hot room. The breakfast buffet was superb, and we also enjoyed our dinner in the hotel .
Donna, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel and a great location. Only down side was the gym doesnt seem to be air conditioned!
Lauren, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Tim, 2-night trip
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