June 15, 2024

NH Hannover


The 91-room, four-star hotel opened in 2021 at the height of Covid. The property’s ground floor was a former Chinese Restaurant while the hotel rooms occupy spaces that were once offices and consulting rooms for a doctor’s surgery. It is cat and dog friendly and has accessible facilities for disabled visitors. Extra beds and cots can be put into rooms for children.


I was met by smiling faces, including Anna, the GM, who offered me a complimentary drink from the bar. The attractive lobby/reception area has colourful zigzag Chevron flooring and modern couches, well stocked with throws and cushions to give the hotel an instant ‘cosy’ feel.


The hotel is around a 10-minute walk to the heart of the city and main shopping area with the ‘old town’ a further 10-15 minutes or so away. It’s a 25-minute tax ride (around €30) from Hannover-Langenhagen Airport. I arrived by ICE train from Dusseldorf to the central train station, which is a 20-minute walk or a five-minute taxi ride (€8) to the hotel.


There are three room categories: Standard, Standard with Room and Terrace and Superior. No two rooms are the same. I was in 601, on the top floor, a super-spacious Superior room with glass doors opening onto a rooftop balcony area, with a table and two chairs and great city views. My spotless room was bright, with a hardwood floor. Features included a flat-screen television, mini-bar and tea and coffee-making facilities. The large walk-in bathroom had a rain-effect shower. The Wi-Fi was fast and free. Superior rooms come with a complimentary Espresso Machine, a bottle of water, bathrobes and slippers.


There’s one restaurant, located off the reception. Breakfasts were extensive, with pastries, yoghurts, fresh and dried fruit, hot dishes and small dishes of salmon, guacamole, hummus and more. In the evening, a selection of evening dishes from a curated à la carte menu are available. A small 24-hour gym has a treadmill, spin bike and free weights.


Comfortable, spacious rooms and a bountiful breakfast, with the city highlights a healthy stroll away to burn off the added calories.


Superior rooms for a weekend in June from around €300 a night. nhhannover@nh-hotels.