We arrived at the hotel on the Sunday just before Rosenmontag and stayed for five nights which meant we saw the hotel during and after the carnival. The Sunday evening was fairly busy in reception as there was a big party being held in one of the conference rooms. Despite this staff took the time to show us three different rooms as we'd asked for a high floor with a view of the Dom. We eventually chose a deluxe room on the third floor after being assured that it would be quiet and we wouldn't get any noise from the party. We also got a view of the Dom towers albeit over a few buildings but that was good enough for us.
The next day was very busy in the morning and really busy during the evening and the whole reception / bar area was taken over by a Carnival party. We made our way through the crowds and out past security. Coming back in we had to show our cards to be allowed through. I should add that we've got nothing against this and everyone was simply having a good time but there was no chance of a quiet drink in the hotel bar. The hotel was certainly taken over by Carnival as shown by a sign on the door which said Number one for Carnival. If you want to experience the unique aspects of the Carnival up close in your hotel then this is the one for you. I should add when we booked it we had no idea about Rosenmontag and when it was.
We didn't hear any noise through the hotel and slept soundly both nights so the recommendation by staff was correct. We were very grateful for that..
The rest of our stay the hotel returned to normal and we found staff to be very helpful whether it was giving directions or fixing the printer in the room which offers guests free internet usage.
The rooms were very clean and a fair size although the lack of a bath was a bit of a nuisance. Apparently deluxe rooms don't have baths but they have a walk in shower instead. This was a bit confusing on the hotel website as when you look at the deluxe rooms they appear to say that there is a shower and bath but a closer look shows that they list a shower, bath and other amenities for all rooms but there is a disclaimer that "Some of the facilities listed below may not be available for every room". My fault as I should have read it more closely but perhaps the management could consider listing the amenities by specific room type as many other hotels do.
There were free robes and slippers. The bathroom products were renewed each day unlike many other hotels. The widescreen tv had BBC 1 and BBC 2. We didn't use the breakfast or dining facilities as there were other options nearby.
The location was good with a ten minute walk to the Dom down Breite Strasse past lots of shops and less than five minutes to a few bars down Friesenstrasse. We didn't use the subway so can't comment on that. If you like the local Kolsch beer the Paffgen Brauhaus is less than five minutes walk.
If we came to Cologne again we would definitely stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The striking Pullman Cologne welcomes you to the center of this exhibition and media town, with its distinctive flair for artistic culture and Rheinischer joie de vivre. Enjoy the benefits of our exclusive location right in the heart of Cologne yet surrounded by calm, with stylish architecture, superb comfort and a distinguished ambience. The hotel offers the perfect setting for business meetings or gala dinners. ... more less
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