Opposite the Lanxess arena, 10 minutes taxi ride to the Messe, short walk to the restaurant district - the location could not be better.
The building itself is literally a castle - with a large, warmly lit, welcoming entrance.
The breakfast buffet was extensive and the room was well appointed for a business traveler.
I've visited Cologne many times for events - and the hotels were 'OK'.
The Stadtpalais is on a different level.
You can get some great bargains if you book early (close to £100).
However, if you leave it too late, then you could be looking at the wrong end of £300.
- Free Wifi