Holiday homes can be more fun then Hotels sometimes!
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Earlier this year I went to Hamburg! And apart from a huge dream becoming true it was also a learning exprience!
Instead of staying in the usual Hotel, it was decided that this time it'd be a holiday-home.
ALL I can say is - self catering is the place to be! Som countries I'd advise a hotel over everything but with a city like Hamburg the rentals are amazing! (Most) We stayed in a home just a bit outside of Hamburg City itself, and got a real feel for the local community!
The house was huge and it was located in a pretty quiet side of the neighbourhood.
It was really great getting a feel of what it would also be like living there as a proper local. And a great comfort was that the supermarkets were quite close.
What has to be mentioned is that while transport in Hamburg city is excellant if your living on the outskirts of Hamburg itself, unless you have a car it might be hard getting around. The train systems aren't easy to get a hang-of, especially if your not good German. Plus if you feel like tying in a trip to Bremen, without a car, aka. Train then be prepared to spend over 100Euros and 1 hours journey.
Being so far out can be annoying but it's a GREAT if you've spent a busy day and the city and want some quiet. Also you have the options of getting big and more then 2 bedrooms, the one I stayed in particular even catered for people with babies, equipped with a high chair and baby's cot. Generally they can cater pretty well to big groups of travelers or families.
Not to mention, after you've done a bit of shopping, it's great when you can return to your temporary-den and just load it all off! Since you have your keys, it's pretty much save most of the time.
Also it's great to get tips of your landlord / landlady. We personally got great directions about where to get good, honest German cuisine.
I'd recommend Rentals for places where you generally know the country, it's a save decent place and definalty if your perhaps planning on maybe relocated or spending a longer holiday somewhere.
That was my "Top Tip" on accomodation when travelling to Hamburg.