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Stern am Rathaus
Ranked #1 of 261 Hotels in Cologne
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

I will certainly stay again at the junior Suite... its awesome!! 5 minute walk from the train station, great breakfast and really cool staff. I can say its one of the nicest rooms i have stayed at....

Room Tip: The Junior Suit its the best
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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West Hollywood, California
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Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

This is a very comfortable, relaxing, low key hotel. We loved the wonderful breakfasts every morning with plenty of healthy options and delicious bread. Even though it is right in the middle of everything, the street is quiet at night. The surrounding neighborhood has many lively bars and restaurants with some challenging car traffic on weekends. Luckily we were always on foot or traveling by train. Our hosts were incredibly hospitable. This place is very low key and not flashy and like a big hotel, so I recommend it for those who want that. The wi-fi worked well too.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Menlo Park, CA
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

This small hotel is very centrally located in the old part of Cologne, a short walk from the train station. The rooms are quite well equipped and reasonably priced, and the breakfast is above average. However, our top floor suite, on two floors, was organized so as to make the loft less than useful. The downstairs floor of this suite was narrow for two people, so I might choose a different room in future. The (recessed) bed was very hard and three seemed be sharp corners everywhere. The reception was a bit reserved, verging on chilly. This seemed in contrast with the rest of the city which, based on a short visit, was generally open-hearted and welcoming.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Davis, California
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

I arrived after an exhausting 30 h journey and was grateful to step into the immaculate room with comfortable bed. Breakfast the next morning was delicious with all kinds of organic cereals, cheeses, eggs, sausage, good breads. The service was amazing;before my trip the proprietor emailed me local train schedules when I mentioned I would be going on to Juelich. The location is convenient (around the corner from the new underground and one stop from the Bahnhof) yet quiet. I would certainly stay here again if I am in Koeln and recommend it to anyone who does not have mobility issues (no elevator).

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Have just spent three nights in this perfect little hotel. The rooms are small but extremely clean and comfortable. We stayed in room 8 on the top floor. The bathroom was extremely clean and very modern. Although just 2 minutes away from the Cathedral, the hotels location is in a very quiet street with lots of lovely cafe's and restaurants just around the corner. We had a buffet breakfast each morning with a selection of cereals, fruits, cold meats and pastries and scrambled egg was also on offer, I would highly recommend breakfast to anyone. The staff were polite and helpful and there was an extremely relaxed atmosphere. We are lucky to have had the opportunity to have travelled extensively around Europe and I can honestly say that this is one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in. The fact that there are only 8 rooms makes the Stern am Rathaus a very relaxing place to return to after a long day exploring all that Cologne has to offer. It is no surprise that it has been voted the best small hotel on tripadvisor.

Room Tip: Room 8 on top floor was really quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Athens
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

The hotel's location is perfect. It is very clean and pleasantly decorated. Not for the disabled, as it has no lift.The room was well-designed. The duvets were quite small for a tall person, though. We shared the bed with our daughter, so we were a bit cramped on the bed, which was otherwise very comfortable. Breakfast is totally worth having, most products are organic and everything is homemade. The people who run the hotel are very polite and caring. On Easter day, a chocolate bunny awaited our daughter on our bed. Nice touch! I would stay there again and recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Ringmer, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Couple and young adult son stayed here 2 nights. Brilliant location close to train station (if we hadn't taken wrong turning!) in quiet side street. Close to Cathedral and museums for boys, close to shops for mum! Rooms smallish but great use of space, spotlessly clean and stylish modern decor. Owners and staff lovely, very friendly and helpful. Wonderful choice for breakfast and all excellent standard with organic and locally sourced produce. Would absolutely stay here again.

Room Tip: We were in rooms 1 and 3. Room 1 overlooked street but very quiet. Room 3 bit bigger but looks out o...
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Property: 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 261 Hotels in Cologne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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