There isn't a hotel that's closer to Cologne Messe. It's across the street and no more than 20 meters away from the East entrance to the trade grounds. Really helpful when it's raining outside or you forgot your jacket in cold weather :) So if you are lazy or want to be as close as possible to trade fair, look no further. It's 15-20 minutes walk from the city centre though (or 2-3 stops by public transport, and there's a station right in front of the hotel).
The breakfast is really, really good with great choice of food and drinks (variety of tea options really made my day) and there's even a special part with local food from Cologne.
That's about it for the good part and I'm a bit surprised that the hotel has 4 stars. Spa area is closed for almost two years, revolving door at the entrance doesn't work for at least the same period, the staff is really young and unexperienced. I had to call room service more than necessary because they always forgot something - new towels, refill of shower gel or soaps, taking out the trash and so on.
There's a catch with the Internet as well. There's a free WiFi throughout the hotel but with really unstable and slow internet connection (it's enough for checking the email and occasional surf but that's about it) that was working "ok" until hotel filled up with people going to trade show - then it just felt apart. There is a LAN connection in every room but you actually need to pay 10 euro per day (!) because it's the high speed internet that is actually an extra service from the hotel. So keep that in mind if the internet is really important for you.
Everything else was in line with the expectations - rooms were clean, enough space inside, clean bathroom etc.
I would personally think twice about booking again, mostly because of the need of constant and reliable internet connection, and that can be an issue since it's mostly business hotel because of the location.
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