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“Art, Comfort and Location all in One”
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art'otel cologne
Ranked #24 of 263 Hotels in Cologne
Reviewed 25 September 2012

This hotel is truely "artsy" and comfortable. The staff is friendly and the rooms interesting in design. It is located within walking distance of most major sites. Breakfast is great. Located on the river makes it lovely to just sit and relax at the hotel.

Room Tip: I am not sure that a river view is worth the extra money as you look out on industrial buildings.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

We reserved through the hotel's online website. A few days later, friends of ours decided to join us and booked through a travel website. They booked a lower level of room (standard, whereas we had booked superior to guarantee a Rhine view), but including breakfast. We had booked without breakfast. We arrived a few minutes before our friends and were told that our room was not yet ready, so we left our luggage at the desk and went for a walk. When our friends arrived, they were told their room was also not ready, but for ten euros more, they could upgrade to a superior room that was available immediately, which brought their price to be the same as ours (but with breakfast, while ours was without). After they checked in, they called us via mobile phone and we came to the hotel to meet them. We were, however, told that our room was still not available (obviously it had just been given to our friends to make ten euros more revenue). When I pointed out to the desk that the price we were paying was the same as what our friends were paying, the desk said that did not matter, they would still charge us for breakfast, as they did not think they needed to match the prices available through third-party websites.

The room our friends got was nicer than ours, too, with a little glass alcove overlooking the Rhine. Otherwise, though, our room was fine, very modern and clean. If we hadn't known we could have done better by booking elsewhere, we wouldn't have had any complaints (other than that they gave our room to someone who arrived later, but we probably wouldn't have known that either). So shop around for a good price if you want to stay here--chances are the best price will NOT be on the hotel's website!

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

Just a walk from the Dome and the main railway station you find this nicely designed hotel diretcly at the rhine. Those lucky enough to score a room with a view might enjoy it even more.

The public areas are all nicely designed as are the rooms with the one odditiy that the sink is not in the bathroom but in the main sleeping room.

The room itself is spacious and has a very comfortable bed a nice TV and a very good rainshower in the bath (plus all other amenities you expect from a 4 star hotel). All very clean.

The staff was friendly and helpful and they do offer some very nice cocktails.
All in all nothing to fault and if you want to stay in a somewhat different hotel I can surely recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Florian254
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

Stayed in Koln over Easter and wasn't disappointed by this hotel.
Design of the hotel is very nice, especially if you have a view of the river like we did. The interior is really modern and clean.
Close walk to the town centre, Cologne Cathedral etc.
A small bridge links to the Chocolate Museum which is worth checking out.
Lots of beer gardens, pubs and restaurants with 10 minute walk along the river.
Downside is parking, only about 10 spots outside the hotel. You have to use the massive underground parking under the river which isn't cheap.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Nice Design hotel within walking distance of the old town. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, nice breakfast. Downsides are the free but painfully slow Internet connection, and rooms with ugly stains on the light grey carpet. My room was very spacious, but looking onto a very busy street, even at night. I had to keep the windows shut to get some sleep. If you can book on a special deal, a decent place to stay, too expensive on the regular prices.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

We stayed there for two nights because of the concert in Cologne. I found the bedrooms quirky in a good way. Our room was facing the river, so we could escape the noise from the street. I loved the light colours in the bedroom. It felt very fresh. Nevermind the sink outside the bathrooom, it's a matter of taste. The bed was exceptionally comfortable, just exactly as I like it! The roof terrace was a nice place to have a city view.

The lobby was the only place what didn't look complete to me. Or maybe I just don't understand art as well as I imagine :-))) I also missed a stepless access to the entrance for the heavy luggage to roll onto.

What I loved the most was the breakfast. Probably the highest quality I've ever seen. Beautifully presented each day with a great choice of everything. There was nothing I missed. All the equipment new and shiny as well as the good quality foods which were constantly replenished. I'll be always comparing other services to this one now, I'm sure.

The receptionists were really friendly checking in and out, too. All in all I had a divine time in this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Its the second time visited this very convinient hotel. Having already visit the city and its hotels several times , i must say that this is by far the most convinient hotel.
Nicely located by the Rhein river
Breakfast is very good with a very nice view & veranda
Rooms are stylish as well as the hotel imterior.
Very nice bar on the lounge too.

If i could find a negative, this would be the unreasonable parking rates on hotel parking. I cannot really undertand why is there not a more reasonable fee for hotel residents at the moment other hotels having it for free.

Despite this small issue , i will certainly go again next year

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about art'otel cologne

Address: Holzmarkt 4, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Cologne
#33 Romantic Hotel in Cologne
#44 Business Hotel in Cologne
Price Range: £73 - £238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — art'otel cologne 4*
Number of rooms: 218
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inspiration’s everywhere at art’otel cologne. We’re opposite the Chocolate Museum in the Rheinau docks and a short walk from the World Heritage Cologne Cathedral. Visit the Altstadt (Old Town) to discover the Römisch-Germanisches Museum and the Wallraf Richartz and Ludwig Museum. You’ll enjoy 218 guestrooms, many with coloured cubes overlooking the harbour, Pan-Asian cuisine in our award-winning Chino Latino restaurant, an indulgent sauna and signature cocktails on our alfresco patio surrounded by SEO’s artwork. ... more   less 
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