A prestigious position on the bank of the Binnenalster is matched by luxurious classical interiors at this full-service five-star property. Situated on the focal point of Hamburg - its lake - the Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is central to everything, a few minutes' walk from Junfernstieg shopping, the town hall and the botanic gardens. Merging modernity with classicism, the hotel retains the grandeur and beauty inherent in its hundred-year history while adding high-tech touches like flatscreen TVs, free net access and individual espresso machines. While the best rooms are at the front of the house overlooking the water, views can be had by all at the hotel's Terrace cafe positioned over the water. The Michelin-starred Haerlin restaurant is also worth a visit.