This is the life

The Fontenay

Hamburg, Germany

Experiences – Family Vacations, Urban Oasis, Romantic Escapes

Getaway Experiences
  • Enjoy tantalising dishes and drinks at the specialty restaurant and bar
  • Visit the Altona Spirit Manufacture, Hamburg’s only gin distillery
  • Head to Deichtorhallen Hamburg, one of Europe’s largest exhibition centre for photography & modern art
  • Must visit the Elbphilharmonie in HafenCity – one of the world’s largest and acoustically most advanced concert halls
  • Shop till you drop at glamourous arcades such as Neuer Wall, Jungfernstieg and Gaensemarkt
  • Get yourself pampered and unwind at the hotel’s deluxe rooftop spa or sip a cocktail by the infinity pool
  • Hire e-bikes to explore the surrounding park or take the jogging route along the lake
  • The brilliant sculpture-like architecture and the amorphous shape of the hotel is outstanding
  • The hotel’s picturesque location on the shore of Lake Alster is breath-taking and enchanting
  • The exclusive rooftop spa featuring a 20-meter infinity pool and spectacular vistas
  • Serene lakeside location away from the crowds yet within easy reach of the city centre
  • Excellent dining (Michelin star restaurant) and a stunning Bar with the best mixologists
  • Overview
  • Rooms
  • Services & Amenities
  • Tariffs & Packages
aerial view of hotel

Architecturally stunning, the Fontenay is a reflection of modern Hamburg – cosmopolitan and welcoming. The hotel’s fascinating architecture mirrors the fluid lines of the lake and surrounding parkland while creating the perfect balance between nature and urbanity. Located on the beautiful and tranquil banks of Lake Alster in the heart of Hamburg, this hotel is a true modern classic. The light-flooded Lakeside Restaurant on the roof of the hotel overlooks the Alster lake and is led by Michelin-star-studded Swiss cook Cornelius Speinle. The Fontenay Bar, John’s Restaurant on the first floor and the Atrium Lounge also meet only the highest standards. The exquisite Fontenay Spa on the rooftop with an indoor-outdoor infinity pool and a Finnish sauna offers a complete and indulgent experience. 


The hotel boasts a beautiful location on the shores of Hamburg’s scenic Alster Lake in the affluent Rothenbaum district. Hamburg Dammtor is the nearest railway station, only 10 minutes by foot; if arriving into Hamburg airport, the drive to the hotel takes less than 30 minutes. The city centre, including the shops along Neuer Wall, the Kunsthalle and the Bucerius Kunstforum museums, is a 15-minute walk from the hotel. 


The hotel stands out due to its stunning structure, the organic shape of the building consists of three intertwining circles. The shape of the façade is either concave or convex, no wall is parallel to the other, only the guest rooms are separated by straight walls! The hotel offers a total of 130 rooms and suites, all facing outwards and flooded with natural light. All rooms and suites feature fine parquet flooring, walk-in closets, air conditioning, minibar, in-room safe, satellite TV and balconies. A welcoming colour scheme features tones of Turquoise, and Beige or Royal Blue with gold accents, enhanced by the most elegant furnishings, designer décor, original Antonio Máro artwork and sophisticated touchpads that allow guests to silently open/close blinds, choose different lighting settings and adjust the air-conditioning.

  • Fontenay Classic Room:

    The room offers city or park view, windows, a Queen Bed and has parquet flooring, this room has all the essentials for a good night’s sleep and a comfortable stay. The room measures 28 sq. mts. and its luxurious bathroom has a walk-in rain shower.

  • Fontenay Deluxe Room:

    The Deluxe room reflects timeless elegance and offers generous space; it comes with 1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds and a lovely balcony. Enjoy city or park views from the ceiling-to-floor windows or your private balcony; the room size is 43 sq. mts. and some of these rooms also have a Bathtub along with the rain shower.

  • Fontenay Premier Room:

    The room measures 43 sq. mts. and is located on a high floor; it features a private furnished balcony with pleasing views, ceiling-to-floor windows, 1 King or 2 Twin beds and parquet flooring. The luxurious bathroom offers a walk-in rain shower, some rooms also have a bathtub.

  • Fontenay Deluxe Lake View Room:

    These rooms of 43 sq. mts. come with a private furnished balcony that brings to you charming views of Lake Alster, ceiling-to-floor windows, 1 King or 2 Twin beds, elegant décor and parquet flooring. It has a large bathroom with a rain shower, some also have a bathtub.

  • Executive Suite:

    This spacious suite features a separate living room, bedroom with large 1 King or 2 Twin beds, a desk and a private balcony, the suite measures between 65-70 sq. mts. The high ceiling and panoramic front façade with panoramic windows create liberating spaces that are flooded with natural light. Opening up to the picturesque views, nature becomes part of your stay experience. The suites are supplied with a range of complimentary amenities and hi-tech features.

  • Europa Suite:

    This beautiful suite is furnished in the design of the Europa 2 cruise ship with earthy colours and warm wooden veneer; it features a living room with dining table, a bedroom with 1 King or 2 Twin beds, a balcony, ceiling-to-floor windows, lovely park views and a luxurious bathroom with rain shower and bathtub. Suite size is between 65-70 sq. mts. A range of luxurious amenities and delightful, hi-end features come with each of the suites.

  • Premier Suite:

    The 4 Premier suites feature a separate living room and bedroom with large King or Twin beds, a walk-in closet with full length mirror and a natural stone bathroom with a rain shower and bathtub, stocked with an exclusive range of products. The spacious and well-furnished balcony is an added delight. Suite size is 75 sq. mts.

  • Park Suite:

    There are only 2 exclusive Park suites, each offering generous space that comprises of a separate living room, two bedrooms or and a fully equipped kitchen. The spacious private balcony offers scenic views of the surrounding park and the lake beyond. Suite size is 120 sq. mts. and it comes with fine parquet floor, a desk, a dining table, two en-suite bathrooms, a dressing room and a natural stone bathroom stocked with an exclusive range of complimentary products.

  • Panorama Suite:

    Situated on the 4th and 5th storey, these suites offer spectacular vistas across Lake Alster. These measure between 85-95 sq. mts. in size and feature a separate living area and bedroom; it comes with fine parquet flooring, a dining table, walk-in closet with full-length mirror, a desk and large King or Twin beds. Its private balcony brings in the fresh air and boasts fantastic lake views. It offers many complimentary services, a luxurious bathroom supplied with the best of La Biosthetique products and modern, hi-tech features enhance your stay experience.

  • Senator Suite:

    These suites of 105 sq. mts. provide fantastic views over the lake; it features a spacious living room and a bedroom tastefully decorated in shades of Blue. A separate work space and a fully equipped kitchen complete this suite. Your private balcony offers scenic lake views and gives an added sense of space. Suite size is 105 sq. mts. and it comes with a parquet floor, a dining table, a dressing room and a natural stone bathroom with rain shower stocked with a range of luxurious amenities.

  • Alster Suite:

    The suite features a separate living room with a grand piano, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining table, a lovely and spacious balcony, panoramic windows and fine parquet flooring. The suite has two bedrooms with large beds and both have luxurious stone bathrooms with rain showers and bathtubs, as well as an additional guest WC. Savour magnificent lake views from your balcony and you can also host up to 10 guests at the dining table for a lunch or dinner party. Many exclusive complimentary value-adds such as body care products, plush bathrobes and slippers are included for an unforgettable stay at The Fontenay.

  • Fontenay Suite:

    The most lavish and the highest category suite at the hotel, this suite boasts the spectacular panoramas across the Alster lake and the city; it features two bedrooms, an exclusive dressing room, a guest WC, a separate work space, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining table for 10 guests. It is ideal for those discerning guests looking for top-notch facilities, impeccable service and the perfect space to entertain, refresh and relax. Its high-end features, exclusive bath and body products, bright and warm décor combined with designer furniture will surely delight you.

Services & Amenities

  • A five-star luxury hotel with 113 rooms and 17 grand suites
  • Latest technology: Flat screen TVs, Touchpad for AC & lighting controls, curtains can also be opened/closed
  • Daily Newspaper, housekeeping and Shoe shine service
  • Plush bathrobes, slippers, Hair dryer, Heated floor and towel rails
  • Exclusive body care products from La Biosthetique
  • The exceptional Fontenay Spa offering a variety of holistic treatments
  • 24x7 Fitness centre and a Spa Pool
  • The Atrium Lounge serves for afternoon tea, coffee and sweet-savoury delights
  • Exclusive meeting and event facilities

Tariffs & Packages

Estimated Average Price: Starting from EUR 145 per person per night.

Terms & Conditions:
  • The estimated average price listed is for the base category room and is only indicative and may /may not include taxes. Please speak to or mail our luxury travel consultants with your dates of travel or fill out our enquiry form and we will revert with the best currently available price / offer for the chosen room category
  • The exclusive and/or special offers, if listed, are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without prior notice. Proof of eligibility maybe required to avail of some types of special offers (eg: honeymoon offers)
  • The booking, payment and cancellation policies of the hotel/s will apply and our luxury travel consultants will advice you of the same at the time of reservation
  • Check in time for most hotels worldwide is 1400 hrs and check out time is 1200 hrs. Early check in will be on request and is subject to availability
  • We do not levy any booking fees or service charges