Hamburg Hotel Review | Heikotel Hotel Am Stadtpark

If you’ve been following me on Instagram and Twitter recently, you’ll know I spent most of last week in Hamburg as part of a collaboration with Come to Hamburg. This was my first trip outside the UK since I visited Bulgaria in June, so it was great to get away for a few days. 

My Hamburg hotel – Heikotel Hotel Am Stadtpark

Throughout my visit I stayed at premier, three-star business Heikotel Hotel Am Stadtpark in Winterhude. This is one of six Hamburg hotels and residential apartments owned by Heikotel, along with Stadtpark Residence in Winterhude; City Nord and City Apartments in Barmbek; and Windsor and Worker’s Home, both in Bramfeld. 

Heikotel Hamburg hotel - Hotel Am Stadtpark

Around a 20-minute ride away from the city centre via the nearby Saarlandstraße U-Bahn station, the hotel is close to Hamburg Stadtpark recreational ground, a traditional German cafe and a pub. 

Saarlandstrasse U-Bahn

Although Heikotel describes itself as a budget Hamburg hotel offering, I don’t think this description does it justice. The entire hotel is spotlessly clean and both the rooms and the facilities are of a high standard, while the relatively low number of rooms means staff can give guests their full attention.

Heikotel Hamburg hotel - Hotel Am Stadtpark: Reception

My room

After a quick, hassle-free check-in, I arrived in my room late on Monday night, after a long day of travelling (I flew from Manchester Airport to save money). I was greeted with a warm welcome in the form of a German postcard reading ‘Love and Kisses from Hamburg’, welcome letter, handy map, city guide and two bottles of German sparkling water, Fürst Bismarck Quelle along with matching wine glasses.

Hamburg hotel - Hotel Am Stadtpark: a warm welcome - maps, postcard, water

Decked out in warm, neutral shades, my spacious room had an upmarket, contemporary feel.

Heikotel Hamburg hotel - Hotel Am Stadtpark: Hallway

As I entered the room, I was stood on shiny, wooden overlay flooring in a small hallway which housed a luggage table, wardrobe, shelving space, drawers, full-length mirror and electronic safe. 

Heikotel Hamburg hotel - Hotel Am Stadtpark: Hallway

A floor-to-ceiling window ensured the room was filled with plenty of natural light.

Hamburg hotels - Heikotel Hotel Am Stadtpark: Window

My double bed consisted of two twin beds pushed together, made up with crisp, white bed linen. In a nod to the hotel’s location, a horizontal monochrome collage above the headboard featured pictures of Hamburg’s scenery and attractions. 

Heikotel Hamburg hotel - Hotel Am Stadtpark: Bed

Two miniature Ritter Sport Knusperflakes (cornflakes) milk chocolates sitting on each pillow showed that the hotel pays attention to detail.

Heikotel Hamburg hotel - Hotel Am Stadtpark: Ritter Sport

Opposite the bed, there was a large wooden-look desk with an overhead lamp, two cream leather armchairs, a coffee table, a flat-screen TV with Sky, a well-stocked mini bar and a coffee machine with pods.

Heikotel Hamburg hotel - Hotel Am Stadtpark: Room facilities

Reliable, unlimited free Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire hotel, so you don’t have to worry about exceeding any data allowances during your stay. 

The bathroom was just as modern as the bedroom, with a large sink, dual-flush toilet, plenty of space to store cosmetics and toiletries, hairdryer and clean towels. 

Hamburg hotels - Heikotel Hotel Am Stadtpark: Bathroom

The limestone finish shower cubicle was huge and it was easy to adjust the temperature of the water, while I absolutely adored the organic lemon shampoo/shower gel.

Hamburg hotels - Heikotel Hotel Am Stadtpark: Shower and shower gel


Served between 6am and 10am, the breakfast buffet is a real talking point of Heikotel Hotel Am Stadtpark.

Heikotel Hamburg hotel - Hotel Am Stadtpark: Breakfast buffet
Traditional German dishes included a variety of breads, cheeses, cold meats, coleslaw and creamy meat/herring salads, in addition to a choice of cereals and toppings, different flavoured yogurts, fresh fruit, free range organic eggs and scrambled egg with fresh chives, ham, peppers and cheese.

Heikotel Hamburg hotel - Hotel Am Stadtpark: Breakfast dishes

It was difficult to choose just one dish to eat each morning, so I was delighted to discover that the buffet was all-you-can-eat.

Heikotel Hamburg hotel - Hotel Am Stadtpark: Restaurant

To drink, there was a choice of several pure fruit juices, teas, coffees and milk.  Breakfast costs €12 per person per night, and you can choose to include a bottle of sparkling wine for an extra €14.90 per night. 

Heikotel Hamburg hotel - Hotel Am Stadtpark: Restaurant

Later on in the evening, the restaurant serves a variety of traditional German evening meals, which can also be ordered via room service if you can’t bear to leave the comfort of your room. 

Hotel bar

Meanwhile, the hotel bar opposite the hotel serves a range of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.

Heikotel Hamburg hotel - Hotel Am Stadtpark: Bar

I can imagine it getting pretty busy in here during sporting events, as the bar boasts a flat-screen TV which shows the Bundesliga (national German football league). 

Heikotel Hamburg hotel - Hotel Am Stadtpark: Bar with TV

Fitness room

If you like to keep fit when travelling, you’ll be pleased to know that Heikotel Hotel Am Stadtpark houses a fitness room complete with exercise bikes, a treadmill and a cross trainer. I fully intended to fit in a workout during my stay, but as I crammed as much sight-seeing as possible, I didn’t get round to it in the end.

Hamburg hotels - Heikotel Hotel Am Stadtpark: Fitness room

Business facilities

As Heikotel Hotel Am Stadtpark is a business hotel, it also features a designated conference room and an underground car park. 


When I left the hotel early on Thursday morning, in a rush to catch the U-Bahn to Hamburg Airport, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the check-out process was. There were no queues and the whole process probably took me less than one minute. 

How to book

It currently costs from €99 to book a single room at Heikotel Hotel Am Stadtpark and from €109 for a superior single room, while a double superior room like mine costs from €136 per night. Booking direct means you’re guaranteed to get the cheapest available online rate and if you happen to find a lower cost elsewhere and inform Heikotel within 12 hours, they will match the price. You can book a stay at any Heikotel Hamburg hotels here.

Heikotel – Hotel Am Stadtpark
Flüggestraße 5
22303 Hamburg
+49 40 278400


Have you ever been to Hamburg? Which Hamburg hotels do you recommend? Let me know in the comment box below.

Hamburg hotel review: Heikotel Hotel Am Stadtpark
I received three nights' complimentary accommodation at Heikotel Hotel Am Stadpark in return for an honest review, as part of the Come to Hamburg programme.


  1. October 25, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    This looks like a gorgeous hotel – it seems really luxurious!

    • October 26, 2017 / 1:08 pm

      It was nice, considering they describe themselves as a budget hotel, I think they are really undervaluing themselves there. The quality was worlds apart from other budget hotels I’ve stayed at.

    • October 26, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      I loved their fitness room and I was surprised they had one as it was a fairly small hotel. Shame I didn’t get time to use it.

  2. October 26, 2017 / 10:30 am

    I’ve never been to Hamburg before but what a cute hotel room x

    • October 26, 2017 / 1:06 pm

      It was my first time too. Having somewhere nice to stay can make all the difference to having a good trip 🙂

  3. October 26, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    Hamburg is one of the many places that I have never visited before, but it looks great!

    • October 29, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      It was my first time in Hamburg as well, but I couldn’t have had a better experience. I seriously recommend a visit 🙂

  4. October 26, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    This looks really lovely. I like the huge window in your room, it looks like a great place to relax. I agree it’s a lot more than I would expect from a budget hotel!

    • October 29, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      The big window was a hit with me, too – there’s nothing worse than a dull hotel room. It can make it difficult to see yourself in the mirror properly – can’t be having that – LOL.

  5. October 27, 2017 / 9:22 am

    That is a really reasonably priced hotel and it looks lovely and comfy too

    • October 29, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      It certainly was. I was really shocked to discover how reasonable the prices were.

  6. kirstyralph13
    October 27, 2017 / 10:34 am

    I really love the flooring in the room as it gives a warmth that some hotel rooms lack. The fitness room is great and perfect if you’re away and need to exercise!

    • October 29, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      I really liked the flooring too, and they kept it spotlessly clean! I wish I had time to try out the fitness room.

  7. thenafranssen
    October 27, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    Cool hotel. Super modern feeling and simple at the same time. I’d stay there for sure!!

    • October 29, 2017 / 4:36 pm

      I loved it too – it was simple, stylish and affordable.

  8. Sanna
    October 29, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Heikotel looks lovely, one to keep in mind if I was to sail from Hamburg 🙂 DId you happen to note if they had vegan options at breakfast?

    • October 30, 2017 / 1:38 am

      It is a lovely hotel, I’d happily stay there again 🙂 To be honest, I didn’t see much of a vegan offering, fruit aside. I reckon if you contacted them prior to booking, though, they’d probably be able to accommodate any special dietary requirements.

  9. December 30, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Loved reading this we are staying there in February and cannot wait now

    • December 30, 2017 / 11:06 pm

      I am sure you’ll have a lovely stay 🙂 Hamburg is a great city too.

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