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“Christmas Markets”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of art'otel cologne

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art'otel cologne
Ranked #29 of 262 Hotels in Cologne
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Galway, Ireland
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“Christmas Markets”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

Lovely hotel in a great location beside the river & close enough to all the Christmas markets. Room was a good size and very comfortable. Shower was great (waterfall shower) but sink in the bedroom is unpractical.

The downstairs bar was nice but nothing great, and no real atmosphere.

The hotel had a great sauna room to relax tired muscles after a day's sightseeing.

Priced a little high for the amenities.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

I spent 3 days at this hotel and it was overall a very nice stay. The hotel itself is very original and has a beautiful look. However the carpet is made mostly of pale colors, and looked dirty (both in corridors and in the rooms). The shower was very nice! However I find that having the sink outside the bathroom is not very practical, but that is a personnal preference.
At 18 euros, the breakfast is definitly on the expensive side. However the choice of food should please most persons. By foot it is less than 10 minutes away from the old part of town, maybe 15 to 20 from the cathedral.
The price was okay, not cheap but not too expensive. Wi-fi was included.
Worth a try!

Room Tip: Not so much noice on the side facing the street. Not worth paying 10 Euros for the riverside view.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Art'otel Cologne is not my usual kind of hotel but I somehow really enjoyed it.
Good location, got an upgrade "riverside" with nice view. Big, clean and convenient, actually the room was really big, nice shower, little kind of terrace over the water. Also really quiet.
Best part was actually the breakfast. It's huge and supercomplete. It's simple you have everything, and it's served from 6AM or so to noon.
My rate included the breakfast which made it even a better deal. Will definitely go back there if in Cologne sometime soon.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

This is a good hotel, it is clean, comfortable and is within a 10 min walk from the main attractions of Cologne, however nothing about this hotel blew me away or really impressed me, so I would rate it as average.
We stayed in a double with a view of the Rhine and while the room was well sized and the bed extremely comfortable, the view of the Rhine wasn't as great as I imagined/hoped for.
The bathroom was ample in size and the shower very impressive, nice big amazonian shower head and good water pressure.
However in the hotels efforts to be art deco, the shower wall is coloured and when you switch on the light in the middle of the night in the bathroom, it lights up the sleeping area.

Overall it was a good hotel and value for money.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

Stayed at this establishment in May this year. Right on the bank of the Rhein River and across the Chocolate Museum... A great location that's also close, on foot, to other attractions.

We were asked to pick a room (pink, blue or yellow). Went for the blue, feeling it was a calm and neutral colour. When we got in, all looked ok. Pleasant, bright and nice. Quite large too, by Cologne standards.

On closer inspection though, the carpets REALLY needed a good clean... Or a more powerful Hoover. A lot of hair (not ours) on the carpet on which there were also spots that didn't get cleaned, thus marring an otherwise bright and cheery room.

I asked for some room slippers. Didn't want to walk on the funky carpet. Was provided with a flimsy disposable pair which - I realized later - was from the sauna. Broke the same evening. When I requested for another pair, I was told they didn't have any more (by a girl who seemed to be on her first job and didn't really need/want it). To my relief, I found a replacement pair at the sauna myself.

Room amenities are basic at this business hotel. But the restaurant downstairs serves great breakfasts and we also had a very nice dinner there. The lounge area has a good choice of newspapers too and is stylishly done up.

All in all, I think it's good for a business hotel and the location is great for holidy-makers too but staff could be better trained and the rooms could be cleaner. It wouldn't hurt to put a few more in-room amenities either - hotel slippers for example. The rooms just need a few such extra touches, and then they would be worth the price.

Rooftop terrace under-utilized. Check it out.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about art'otel cologne

Property: art'otel cologne
Address: Holzmarkt 4, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Luxury Hotel in Cologne
#33 Romantic Hotel in Cologne
#45 Business Hotel in Cologne
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,965 - ₹ 21,195
Hotel Class:4 star — art'otel cologne 4*
Number of rooms: 218
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inspiration’s everywhere at art’otel cologne. We’re opposite the Chocolate Museum in the Rheinau docks and a short walk from the World Heritage Cologne Cathedral. Visit the Altstadt (Old Town) to discover the Römisch-Germanisches Museum and the Wallraf Richartz and Ludwig Museum. You’ll enjoy 218 guestrooms, many with coloured cubes overlooking the harbour, Pan-Asian cuisine in our award-winning Chino Latino restaurant, an indulgent sauna and signature cocktails on our alfresco patio surrounded by SEO’s artwork. ... more   less 
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