Hotel City House

Medium-budget old-fashioned swish
One of eight Hamburg-area hotels in the small Raphael chain, this particular outlet lies within easy or instant reach of St Georg's many gay landmarks, not to mention the city's more conventional tourist offerings. The building, constructed around 1890 as a villa, was converted to a hotel in the 1940s, and the traditional style of the decor, fittings and furniture (Britain meets the Far East), all upgraded in 2013, recall a more analog era, albeit with modern touches. A quiet side-street option with access to the area's more colourful and urban distractions. There's even a cosy communal room with fireplace and cups of tea and coffee at the ready. A six-minute walk from Hamburg's main train station, and just seconds from Toms Saloon.