I first stayed at this hotel when it was known as the Sofitel Am Dom Hotel a few years ago and very much enjoyed my stay there. Despite the rather smallish size of the rooms, it was a truly 5 star hotel experience.
Recently, I had to go to Cologne gain and decided to revisit the hotel. The welcoming was as pleasant as I remembered. The staff were courteous and polite. I had required a non smoking and quiet room and they happily obliged. So far, so good.
Whether it's the fact that management has changed or just the passing of time, I was rather disappointed with the state of the room and bathroom. The walls in the bedroom were stained and the bathroom's white walls are in need of a fresh coat of paint. No complimentary slippers and just one bathrobe for two guests. The toiletries are not of the best quality, but acceptable. The linen for the bed was ok (still the same as before), but the towels were a bit cheap albeit white. The air conditioning worked well and the TV service offers you ample choice for news and programmes in all languages. Complimentary mineral water was a nice gesture which was replenished every day. No turning of bed of bed and no chocolates as in the past. If you are a light sleeper staying close to the Cathedral will mean that you will hear the bells toll frequently, starting very early in the morning and finishing at midnight. I decided not to have breakfast at the hotel as I found the cost of 25 Euros quite expensive vis a vis the current state of the hotel. Equally did not stay for dinner as my initial experience of a few years back was of fish drowned in butter so I decided to give it a miss and explore other options in the city. Wi Fi is at 9 Euros a day, which I find unacceptable as a matter of principle so did without that. All in all it's an acceptable place to stay, being the location one of its greatest assets particularly if on business and very tired at the end of the day. Unlikely to revisit soon as I it has lost some of its stars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Mondial am Dom Cologne MGallery by Sofitel is located in the heart of the old town. Cologne Cathedral, the Rhine, the exhibition center, the shopping streets, a host of museums and other attractions are only a stone's throw away. The hotel has 203 elegant rooms, including 6 Junior Suites, 5 meeting rooms and a ballroom (1981 sq. ft. [184 sq. m]). In the "Reissdorf im Mondial" you can enjoy regional dishes and draft beer in the setting of a modern, Cologne brewery with a spectacular view of the cathedral. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Cologne
- Accor Cologne Mondial Am Dom
- Cologne Sofitel