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Hotel Santo
Ranked #14 of 261 Hotels in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great hotel”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and it did us just fine. We had an early flight and went straight to the hotel. Despite the 2pm check in we got there at around 10:30 and we're able to go straight up, which saved a lot of hassle. Rooms are nice and clean with an easy to control air con unit. A couple of things could do with reviewing but overall great. Oh and there was scaffold up outside the window, but as it was the weekend there was no one working on it.
Breakfast hours are great, no need to rush to get down before it closes. And the selection is fine.
Location is spot on, just a 10 min stroll to the cathedral and 5 mins to the river.
All round great stay.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Osnabruck, Germany
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We (a couple in our 50s) spent a Friday night in May in this hotel and had no regrets with our choice. The hotel is a relatively short walk from the main station and upon arrival we were given a glass of sparkling wine as an introdution. The receptionist was very friendly and we were soon given the "keys" to our room. The room was a decent size and was modernly furnished. A coffee machine was available free of charge. We were both impressed with the size of the modern bathroom.
Unfortunately the hotel was being renovated during our visit and we had to keep the window closed to reduce the noise from the workers on the scaffolding on the Saturday morning. The only minus point was the English breakfast which was only luke warm when we arrived in the dining room at 1030 in the morning (breakfast was on until 12pm).

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kelowna, Canada
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94 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We (mature couple) really liked the location, i.e. walking distance to the cathedral and rail station. In that same vicinity are a great number of good restaurants. The area around the hotel is full of one-way streets and parking for "over-size" vehicles requires one of the staff to go along and open garage doors. The staff was most accommodating, the room was spacious enough and very clean. We'd return given the chance.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Spangdahlem, Germany
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136 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

I stayed at Hotel Santo with several friends for a bachelorette party, and it was a terrific experience. The hotel is quite modern, with sleek furniture and unique touches throughout. The room was a decent size, as was the bathroom, and the beds were comfortable. Location was decent, perhaps a 10-15 minute walk to city center. The best part about this hotel, however, was breakfast - easily one of the best breakfasts I've had at a European hotel in regard to variety and quality, and the staff were especially attentive. I would definitely recommend this hotel for solo travelers, couples, and friends. I'm not sure how kid-friendly it is (and a word of warning to parents - the artwork on the walls features nudity, so if that bothers you, this is not the hotel for you), but I would absolutely stay here again for a romantic getaway with my husband or another girls' trip.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I spent one night at Hotel Santo . The Hotel is small (small lobby ) . However it is very close to the main train station, which make it easy for travel. There are few restaurants in the area. The rooms are very clean and with a simple and “ clean design” the only problem I had, is with the mattress. The mattress was very hard, and personally I could not sleep well.
The breakfast is a buffet, with an excellent verity of food. Good food quality and fresh.
Bottom line : if you are coming to one day meetings in Köln, use this hotel

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Kolding, Denmark
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

We stayed two night at Hotel Santo and was very satisfied with our stay. First of all the staff was very helpful in for example making early check-in possible. The rooms are nice and although we had a room facing the street we did not experience noise being a problem. The breakfast had a great variety and most importantly tasty quality food and attentive waitresses. The location, not very far from the central station and the area around Ebertplatz with cafes and restaurant was perfect for our stay. I would definitely recommend the hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one evening in business. Staff very helpful indeed. Hotel very clean and room very comfortable with great facilities and everything I could possibly need. Good quality towels and bedding which smelled fresh.

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Additional Information about Hotel Santo

Property: Hotel Santo
Address: Dagobertstr. 22-26, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Cologne
#11 Romantic Hotel in Cologne
#24 Business Hotel in Cologne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Santo 4*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel Santo in a quiet location, in the heart of Cologne, and walking distance to the Cathedral, has a straight forward atmosphere since its renovation, but is not lacking in warmth.The stylish rooms are fitted with parquet floors, and have high shine varnished furniture and natural stone floors in the bathrooms.The hotel in the middle of art and culture in the lively cathedral city, has the philosophy “attention as a present to the guest “.Since August 2012 all rooms at the Hotel Santo are refurbished. We are convinced to meet your expectations. ... more   less 
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