I’ve only been back from my holiday less than two weeks but it feels like ages ago I visited Hamburg. I spent my last two days of holiday here with my fave Dane! Why she’s my fave would take up a whole separate blog post so I won’t go into detail now. I can however reveal one of her great qualities and that’s that she’s a hell of a good planner and expert in finding good deals. The hotel we stayed in in Hamburg is proof of this. Sir Nikolai Hotel is the most beautiful hotel I have stayed in, I could happily move in for good. Serious interior goals!!!
Sir Nikolai only opened up in Hamburg a couple of months ago, their spa area on the bottom floor still to finish. With only two days in Hamburg we didn’t spend much time in the hotel but we enjoyed it to the max. Even until check-out time, we hadn’t yet discovered everything the room has to offer.
On arrival we were immediately greeted by a doorman who helped us with our bags to the check-in area. It’s not the normal boring long check-in desk but instead a massive dark dining room table in the middle of the room, surrounded by lots of table areas with luxurious sofas and chairs. We got really excited and S realised that the review she had read about the hotel saying it smells nice was no longer a weird comment – it smells amazing!
Sir Supreme Room
We were upgraded to a ‘Sir Supreme’ room instead of the one we originally had booked. It’s always a nice surprise and bonus when this happens. To our bigger surprise, the room looked even better than in pictures online. I’ve tried to make it justice in these but you need to go and stay yourself to really experience the luxurious feel it has.
The room is decorated majestically with a big bed, modern desk, inviting sofa and most importantly: the most popular “in” product amongst bloggers right now – a golden bar trolley. For us, we could only afford admiring and taking pictures of it but if you have unlimited money or on a big spend holiday, use it!
The walls are full of interesting paintings and mirrors and the blue velvet sofa is thoughtfully paired with mustard yellow (or like S says canary yellow) bedspreads, lampshades and chair.
The bathroom is separated to the bedroom by a big sliding door. It’s all in white to make it look fresh and spacious, which the big mirror over the bathtub helps with. On the left hand side are two sinks with accompanying makeup mirrors and lots of fun boxes and drawers with hotel essentials. Opposite this wall are two doors, one leading to the toilet and the other the shower. Both cubicles with self closing doors and sensor lights.
The shower is amazing, I’d love to have a big waterfall shower head like that in my future bathroom. We never did figure out how to use the bathtub as we couldn’t find how to make the plug stay down holding the water in. Either the hotel is too clever for us or we’re not technical enough.
All lights (apart from toilet and shower) are controlled from one light switch which was positioned on both sides of the bed and also by the door entrance. Even the bed had under bed lights which was a new thing for me. Very clever if in need of finding your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night, without having to wake up the other person. It took a couple of goes for us to figure out which touch button switched on and off which light but we got there in the ends. This switch also controls the air con.
I really appreciate the curtains covering the whole wall, not just the windows. This means no risk of any light seeping through from either side. It’s also dangerous as it makes the room go pitch black and with comfortable beds like these you can end up staying in sleeping all day if you don’t set an alarm.
Sir Nikolai Restaurant and Bar
Downstairs, behind the check-in table, is the restaurant and bar area. The restaurant looks so lush with its blue velvet chairs, the open fire place and to make up for it not having an outdoor seating, on nice sunny days the glass roof opens up.
The bar is also easy accessible from the main entrance, only up one set of stairs, walking through a really cool corridor full of lit up frames and arts from tattooed people to Japanese paintings. The latter to mirror the food menu, including fresh sushi and sashami, to enjoy in the restaurant or as room service. We never opted for a breakfast here but it sounds delicious with options of a full English and Continental.
I can highly recommend this hotel if you’re looking to stay somewhere high-end hip and cool in Hamburg. It’s a central location with easy access to most attractions (really close to the harbour), high standard rooms, eclectic interiors and friendly staff. I’d like to come back for breakfast, dinner, a spa experience and go full out on all the room’s offers.
A Sir Supreme room is normally €233/night if ordered through their website. We paid €120 for two nights through hotels.com.
Have you stayed in any of Sir Nikolai’s hotels? They’re located in Amsterdam, Berlin and Ibiza as well. Have you any got other hotel chains to recommend for future European travels?