Stayed at the Maritm on a business trip in April 2014. Some points to note about this hotel. It is at the 'wrong' end of town, away from the Dom, at the southern end of the market square. Step out of the hotel, head left instead of right and you're straight into the 'seedy' side of town. I certainly would not want to be around this part of town late at night.
The hotel has a strange set-up. It's built around a plaza type area, which looks pleasant enough, but has absolutely no atmosphere or character about it. There was no desire to stay in this hotel to eat or drink (Cologne has way much more to offer anyhow).
Room was just ok, breakfast was just ok and that's about it in a nutshell really, apart from one more thing!
The trip as a whole had gone really well until, on our last day, my work colleague discovered his wedding ring had been stolen from his room. That was the only conclusion we could reach as we turned the room upside down looking for it. He had left it in the bathroom prior to coming down for breakfast. (Yes, I even removed the trap from beneath the sink just in-case).
The doors are not the self-closing type and he must not have fully locked it when he left, giving the thief their opportunity.
We have thought long and hard and this is the only answer we can derive. One of the hotel Managers was not over helpful, but did call the police. They, themselves were not too interested. Conclusion - Wedding ring gone forever. As we left, to return to the airport, my friend, reluctant to leave, simply said...I really don't want to go, I feel as though I'm leaving something behind. Really sad don't you think?
There are many, many hotels in Cologne that will provide you with a better experience than this one. Choose a different one and enjoy a truly wonderful city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Maritim Hotel Köln holds a fascination for its guests, whether they are business travellers, sightseeing tourists or there to attend an event in the city, through its ambience, location right on the Rhine and its interiors. The spacious glass covered hotel hall with its variety of exclusive boutiques and elegant restaurants, the historic old city in the immediate vicinity, the proximity to the Cathedral, the main railway station and the trade fair centre and the unique possibilities for organising congresses make the hotel an obvious choice for every kind of travel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maritim Hotel Cologne