Having stayed in a couple of B & B chain of hotels before I didn't hesitate to book a night in this one. However this experience has really put me off the B & B brand. On arrival we were assigned a room - but when we got there it hadn't been made up. So, back to reception where we were given a new room. This one was just about OK, apart from one of the lights in the bathroom being out and the bedspread looking pilled and a bit grubby. However, by now it was too late to start looking for alternatives. The next problem was the free Wi-Fi - apart from having to jump through hoops to sign up, it would not give me a pass code - so I had to go to reception to get it sorted out. On the way I pased the vending machine which I noticed was also out of order. Then we noticed that the room was getting colder and colder. Putting on the heating system just blew more cold air into the room. When it got to 17 Celsius, I went to reception for the third time. This time I was told that they had just changed the HVAC system to a summer setting - so we could have air-conditioning but no heating. The maximum temperature that day was 15 celsius and it fell to 9 celsius overnight - oh and our room appeared to be north facing so it was never going to get any sun. We spent a miserable, cold evening. Then, in the morning, the breakfast was easiily the worst we've had in a B & B. This is a budget hotel chain, so expectations are low - but this site could even meet that standard.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The B&B Hotel Koln-Airport is located in Gremberghoven, which is about 8 kilometres away from Cologne/Bonn Airport and 10 kilometres from the city centre. The A4 motorway can be reached within 1 kilometre. At the Hotel free parking is available (subject to availability). The 104 single, double and spacious family rooms are equipped with television incl. Free Sky-TV, desk, bathroom with shower and WC, soundproofed windows, air conditioning and free WiFi. The breakfast buffet can be booked for a small additional fee. ... more less