Built in 1929, the number of rooms in this hotel was reduced a few years ago from 70 to 35, leaving mostly large L-shaped suites. These are very comfortably furnished with pseudo-antiques and furnishings and reminds one of the American chain, Embassy Suites.

Like most hotels the Continental has its good and bad points. On the positive side are its large rooms and convenient location, especially for train travelers. Not so convenient are the small, rather primitive bathrooms (linoleum floors, tiny wash basins and showers, no tubs). In addition, the room we occupied was poorly lit; too dark to read a newspaper. This was corrected, however, when we discovered six light bulbs in a chandelier had been unscrewed—apparently to save electricity. After that the light was adequate.

Service, too, fell short on occasion. Arriving tired and jet-lagged from our long flight, we asked about dinner reservations in a nearby restaurant. A surly concierge wouldn't lift a finger: "call from your room," was his reply. Later, however, the hotel's young director apologized for the incident and things did improve after that.

Street Address: Kirchenallee 37
City: Hamburg
Country: Germany
Phone: +49 40 188 81 15 0
Fax: +49 40 188 81 15 11 1
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Quality: Rating: 2 stars
Value: Rating: 2 stars
Price Level: $$--
Type: Hotel