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“Cool vonstatten Hotel centrally located”
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Esplanade Hotel
Ranked #79 of 262 Hotels in Cologne
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Brussels, Belgium
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57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Cool vonstatten Hotel centrally located”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

The Esplanade Hotel in Cologne is a cool place. The vintage entrance from the fifties is really a must. The owners could streamline the deco of the breakfast room, keeping the original items from the fifties and enhancing the style with a couple of new deco pieces.

Centrally located, friendly, and good value for money. Even the rooms on the ring are quite due to good insulation.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 462 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

We booked a triple room for a good price and it included breakfast. The hotel is in a nice residential area, we ate dinner near Rudofplatz with many shops and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. The train station is about 15 minutes away by metro. There is someone at the front desk 24 hours a day to assist you. Our room and bathroom were clean and well appointed with what we needed for the 3 of us. The breakfast was good with many choices. We only stayed one night in Cologne on our way to Bacharach, Germany. The location ended up being fine but in hindsight, something closer to the train station would have been more convenient for us.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

The hotel is in a good location on a main road, and we had no problems finding it. We were too early to check in, and left our bags at the hotel and set off to explore. On return we checked in with no problems and found ourselves in possibly the largest hotel room I've ever stayed in. The room had a large dining table and a 50" plasma TV along with beds and another room adjoining with 2 folding beds. There was also a stocked minibar and some shelves, but no hanging space for clothes. The en-suite bathroom was in the smaller room, presumably the reason for them being let as one. Unfortunately our stay coincided with very warm weather of 32+C through the day, and at night the room was unbearably warm. Both the main room and the little one had floor standing air conditioner units, but despite producing cold air they did little to cool the rooms, probably due to the heat being produced from the back of them. Unfortunately the air con was at the opposite end of the huge room from the beds, so provided little comfort and was very noisy. Terrible nights sleep here and we were glad to leave.

Breakfast in the morning was buffet style and as expected, egg boiler was a nice touch.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

A great hotel which welcomed us with good service, indeed, nice clean rooms and an excellent breakfast. All for a decent price. Furthermore, the hotel is located in the city center, walking distance to the shopping, and restaurant areas. We will check in again when we're back in Cologne.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

Hotel was nice. Rooms are not new but average 3 star hotels'rooms and clean. No air conditioning but we had at least a fan.

Breakfast was included in a price and we had a standard double room. It is close to Rudolfplatz and we love the location, we always stay in a hotel around there. It's also about 15 minutes by walk to city center and river Rhein - we like it since we always really like to shop on shopping street Ehrenstraße.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

I was there on a conference and the location of the hotel made it possible to both walk to the university and also to downtown at night. The room was clean, the bathroom a bit small, but on a average good. A lot of choices for breakfast!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

The romans colony...colonia ,the water from cologne, beside the famouse cathedral ,on agrippinas tracks...on an old roman street( ladies , e carefull ,pomp and pömps ,doesent work together ,on the old original street, made of big stones ,leading the way, guarded by funny colonian people( only the bedouines in saudi arabian deserts ,are more funny and pure) to beerhouses,original ever seen, pubs ,clubs,restaurants,cozy a la carte ,and nearby famous " father rhine " , to philharmonial downtown area ,with museums & opera in kölns ( german name of that unique rhine- metropolis ,or backward,in the opposite direction ,the newer ringsstreet- town , occupied by young people ,,cinemas ,jazzbars and nightclubs....and ....THE ESPLANADE ,a fine and unique hotel ,with all requirements fit , on our journey into germanies famous carnevalcity.....service and room nice ,breakfast great , with friendly stuff ,,and the best.....the great week end deal ...half of the price...just all per ...sischer dat , leeve lüg....how to say ,yes yes in colognes dialekt ,a dialekt full of fine humor, high classic german does miss...

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Esplanade Hotel
Address: Hohenstaufenring 56, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Süd
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #79 of 262 Hotels in Cologne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hotel Esplanade Cologne. We are a family-owned three-star city hotel with 32 rooms, centrally located, in close distance to Cologne's most visited sights, the shopping area and the Cologne fair. Our speciality is our late breakfast until 11 o'clock during the week and until 12 o'clock on weekends. ... more   less 
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