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Stern am Rathaus
Ranked #1 of 263 Hotels in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 May 2012

Staff was great. Helpful and friendly. Room was spacious and had additional amenities that we were not expecting. Free wi-fi. Organic breakfast was very nice--lot of variety and a very attentive & great staff.” Got everything i demanded like adapter, nail-cutter, shaver & tea- coffee maker. Very close to everything ..... to eating joints, shopping, Railway station, Dom, Museums
All three nights were excellent.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Thank RajuSuneja
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Domstern_team, Inhaber at Stern am Rathaus, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2012

Dear RajuSuneja,

thank you very much for your great feedback.
Of course we are really happy that we were able to contribute to a nice stay and you rate our service so high! After opening our hotel a few months ago several guests were uncertain what to expect because they still found several old comments about the place before the renovation which were very frightening and putting off. So we are really grateful that you took the time to explain how the new "Stern am Rathaus" has changed, and also with your feedback we were able to enter the "Top 10" list of hotels here at tripadvisor.
We promise that we will keep up the good work and we hope to welcome you again in the future here in Cologne at one of our hotels, be it the Domstern or Stern am Rathaus!!
Best regards from your hosts

Michael & Manfred
Hotel Domstern/
Hotel Stern am Rathaus

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Reviewed 28 April 2012

We stayed here for 4 days in April during Art Cologne. We had two rooms on the top floor - a single and a junior suite. The hotel is centrally located and near all the museums, the cathedral and a five minute walk from the train station. The hotel itself is small, with only 8 rooms so the staff recognizes you and is very personable. The rooms are clean and well designed with comfortable beds and comforters. The suite is a duplex with skylights so if you need complete darkness to sleep this may not be the room for you. There is no elevator so if stairs are a problem be sure to ask for the lowest floor. Wifi is included as well as the fabulous breakfast which is served until 11am. Even when we stayed beyond 11am the staff never rushed us nor cleared anything away without asking if we were finished. The breakfast is a great way to start the day with several types of fresh bread, cold cuts, cheeses, home made butter and jams, organic eggs, fresh fruit salad, juices and more. Overall I would highly suggest this hotel for anyone traveling to Cologne.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank summer-projects
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

Perfect base for exploring Cologne, very central, can walk everywhere. Only 8 rooms. Rooms are brand new, super clean, very tastefully decorated and functional, very comfy beds. Free wifi, great breakfast (home-made butter and jams, brioche, organic eggs). Staff is super friendly and gave us great tips.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

We saw a mention of Stern am Rathaus in a New York Times write-up on Cologne and were lucky enough to get a room in this gem of a hotel. Any previously mentioned shakedown cruise-type issues have clearly been resolved. The service was relaxed but warm and efficient; the bed was super comfortable; the shower was great; the location made everything in Cologne super accessible on foot; and the breakfast was delicious, high quality and much more interesting than the standard hotel breakfast buffet. The recent stylish redesign included many thoughtful details. I'd definitely stay here again.

Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

it is very close to Dom,t the main station, to Rhine and into the old town.
small hotel in a quite street.there is not elevator.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

This was a pleasant stay with friendly staff, comfortable big bathroom, free internet, good breakfast and in the middle of the city, everything was close. I would choose this hotel again, works both for business and pleasure! A bit small maybe for families or if you are to stay for a week, but for shorter stays this is a hotel I would recommend!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 December 2011

Comfortable rooms with a touch of luxury. Delicious, varied breakfast. Walking distance to the Dom and 2 Christmas markets. Some teething problems with the service and operations (like serving mouldy bread, unavailable amenities due to ongoing renovations). Once problems are resolved, this would be a perfect place for Cologne.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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1  Thank lym7
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Additional Information about Stern am Rathaus

Address: Buergerstr. 6, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Formerly Hotel am Rathaus)
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Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Nord
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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Ranked #1 of 263 Hotels in Cologne
Price Range: £93 - £181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stern am Rathaus 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You will find our hotel in the heart of the historic city center in a quiet side street, close to the historic city hall. Stern am Rathaus is a small, cozy and comfortable boutique hotel & cafe in the center of Cologne close to the main station, cathedral and "Altstadt" (old town)with all major sights, museums and the shopping district. ... more   less 
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