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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Although hotel room was clean and tidy, hotel did not offer free breakfast, charge of 9.90 euro each for a standard continental breakfast. Next door is a Gay Sex Shop and just further up a Gay club, not the sort of area you want to stay in with a family when people leaving the club's are carrying on with their...

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this hotel as it seemed pretty central and the location is good especially for the Christmas markets . However the hotel has a strange macabre feel to it with a dingy and uninspiring reception , although the staff were helpful if a little cold . The rooms were enough for my boyfriend who has lower expectations than me...

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Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked last minute and paid less than €60 for our room, and a friend paid similar for her room! To begin, the reception staff were friendly and helpful! From there, it was downhill! Outside our room was bags of rubbish! Not the best start! Our room was small, not very clean, and the window seemed to not seal properly...

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here as it was close to the Christmas markets with just a 5 minute walk. The staff were very helpful and spoke good English, the breakfast was ok and the rooms were clean. I only have a few moans..... 1-Quite often the stairwell and corridors smelled of cigarettes. 2-The lift is tiny and doesn't go to the top...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The hotel is in a good location for the centre of Cologne however the staff and facilities and wifi were poor. The decoration in the rooms was dated and falling apart and the communal areas were cold and unwelcoming.

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel stoped some decades ago! Everything is old and the rooms are depressing. They gave me a ground floor room, so, during the night i was Constantly being awaked by the guest going to their rooms and opening the door for the stairs. Central location. Honestly it doesn't stand as a Novum group hotel.

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Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I went there for the Gamescom (video games show - end of August), and stayed for three nights. Location is very good - practicaly in the center. Micro location is not so ideal, especially if you are traveling with children - gay shop and gay cinema are on the left and right of the hotel, and cafes in the street...

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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for two nights for a short break in Cologne. We found the hotel was in a great location for the Old Town and shopping areas. We found it to be very clean, beds were on the firm side but not uncomfortable. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast could have had more choice...

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Thank Raymond B
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I booked this because it was central, close to the Rhine and the centre of the city. It was easy to get around from there. The staff were very good. Our first room faced the street and was very noisy. We were there when it was very hot and because the building is hundreds of years old it doesn't have...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I booked this hotel for the one night only. It seemed to be in an ideal location, a short walk from everything and near the beautiful medieval heart of the Old Town The walk from the medieval quarter started to become a little seedy once I'd crossed the tramway although I never felt it to be threatening. I'm no prude...

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The Novum Hotel Ahl Meerkatzen is centrally located in the center of Cologne, close to public transport and the main train station in the heart of the city of Cologne. The centrally and conveniently located Novum hotels offer you cost effective deals at attractive prices in order to stay in one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Our rooms have a sophisticated, yet modern and practical facilities. Free wireless Internet access Modern comforts. Attractions such as the Cologne Cathedral are just a few minutes. The central location of the Centrum Hotels is the ideal starting point for activities of any kind, the exhibition center, the university and the city center are conveniently located just 10 minutes by public transport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Novum Hotel Ahl Meerkatzen Cologne Altstadt

Address: Mathiasstrasse 21, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Formerly Hotel Ahl Meerkatzen)
Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Süd
Price Range: £38 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Novum Hotel Ahl Meerkatzen Cologne Altstadt 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Rooms at back are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles homesteads, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles Turmstrasse, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Insist on room at the back, suggest room 34 or 35, not higher as lift only goes to 3rd floor. Stairs to 4th and 5th”
 of 5 bubbles Pamonholiday, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
“ask for room at back not on the street”
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