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Lindner Hotel Dom Residence
Ranked #19 of 263 Hotels in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 May 2014

This hotel is in a fairly functional, unattractive area, but you have only to walk a very short distance (half a block) before you see the majestic sight of Cologne Cathedral, which is just a few minutes walk away. Architecturally it's distinguished by a large number of blue-glass bricks, which make one's time there a bit more fun.

The two rooms we had (214, 216) were spacious, very clean, and well kitted out. The bed and pillows were comfortable, but the shower temperature was inconsistent, so I had to keep adjusting the heat. This is one gripe about the room; my other is that the curtain material is very thin and doesn't screen out the early-morning light.

Wi fi is not free; it costs around €10 a day, which is steep in my opinion. That is a poor deal. Also, the really excellent buffet breakfast costs €22, which is pricey, but you get one free breakfast per stay, provided you first pay for one. Once in there's an amazing selection, including bacon, sausages, numerous cereals, and organic fruit. We were delighted to find that the very friendly waiting staff were willing to get the chef to conjure up fried eggs when required. However, it is expensive (but it's only €11 per day if you have two breakfasts).

There is also an assumption in the hotel that everyone likes sport, especially football. Sky Sports News is on various screens in the reception and dining room. (The volume is set to mute, thank heavens.) I don't like sport and thought this was an annoying intrusion on my breakfast. Surely a general news channel would show more respect for the diversity of the hotel's guests. Better still would be no TV, but I suppose that battle has long been lost.

All in all, this was a successful visit. I've dropped only one star for what were relatively minor issues, though light sleepers would be well advised to consider the poor-quality curtains (noise seemed to be fairly light, but that might be room-dependent).

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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lindner039, Manager at Lindner Hotel Dom Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Dear Guest,

thank you very much for your review and the helpful comments.

It´s nice to see that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Looking forward to welcome you back soon we remain

with best regards

Eva Homann & Team
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Rooms were nice. Internet is extra but I knew that before I arrived. Service was great. Breakfast buffet was very impressive. I can't comment on the value because my host paid for the room. I'd stay there again. Parking was very limited.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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lindner039, Manager at Lindner Hotel Dom Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014
Google Translation

Lieber Gast,

herzlichen Dank für die exzellente Bewertung.

Schön, dass Sie sich bei uns wohl gefühlt haben. Es ist richtig, dass die Parkmöglichkeiten recht begrenzt sind. Leider wird die Tiefgarage fremd betrieben, so dass wir auf die Verfügbarkeiten keinen Einfluss haben.

Wir würden uns freuen, Sie wieder einmal bei uns begrüßen zu dürfen.

Bis dahin liebe Grüße aus Köln

Eva Homann & Team
Resident Manager

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

It's definitely ideally located at a stone's throw from the Catherdral and the Central train station so it's good both for tourism and business. There's an underground car park which I suggest to use in case you have a car: the hotel is by a Police Station and the risk to park illegally is high. Rooms are spacious, conforatble, very clean, quiet and full of nice amenities. Breakfast is outstanding with an impressive variety of good and freshly prepared items: fruit, salmon, cured meats, pastries.... After a breakfast like this you are OK until tea time next day. Staff is nice even though some members at reception could be less "grumpy" and greet guesta with a smile when they check-in. A thing I did not like was the wi-fi for a charge: in a hoteel like that and for the rate you pay I expect it to be for free. Many family run hotel do that.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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lindner039, Manager at Lindner Hotel Dom Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your goog review.

Regarding the wifi costs, we would like to inform you that we compare our Prices with those of our competitors and it is not uncommon to charge a fee for this. As Lindner Nights customer cardholder wifi is free of charge.

We hope to welcome you back soon in our hotel and remain

with best regards from Cologne

Eva Homann & Team
Resident Manager

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Well located hotel, just a few minutes walk from the train station and Cologne Cathedral. For the stores you need to walk a little longer. The hotel itself is good, with nice rooms and a good breakfast.
The hotel has its own parking garage but the entrance is very difficult to find, just asking solved this problem, but a better indication of the entrance would be nice.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Stayed at the hotel during a visit to a fair. The hotel is located close to the central station, approx 3 min walk. Clean hotel and big rooms. Quiet at night. Breakfast ok. They had yoghurt, bread, egg, bacon, fruit.
Negative: no free wi-fi.
The price during the fair was high (450 euro for 2 nights).

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Very good location and it is allmost what you expect from a city hotel. Toileteries were not replenished every day and No upgraded rooms or late Check out were possiable, but it could be understandable at easter week, but the cleaning of the room was very slopy and unproffecional, what Did efect our enjoynment. I think I'll try a different hotel next time.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

The location of the Lindner hotel is ideal. From a tourist point of view all the major areas can easily be reached on foot; the Dom is literally around the corner, the main shopping streets, old town & Chocolate museum are all within 10-15mins walk.
The hotel itself is what you'd expect of a typical city centre establishment, it's clean, comfortable & equipped with all the amenities you'd need for a short stay, nothing spectacular but is sufficient & serves its purpose.
We only stayed 2nights & didn't have time to take advantage of the hotels amenities such as pool, gym & restaurant so can't really comment on those. Cologne is a great city to explore so spending time in the hotel is probably last on the list of things to do.
Overall, I would definitely recommend the hotel. If you're looking for good value, a central location & a clean, comfortable room this is the place to stay. We've stayed in a few different hotels in Cologne & this is probably the one I'd look at booking on our next visit.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: An den Dominikanern 4a, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Nord
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Cologne
#15 Luxury Hotel in Cologne
#29 Business Hotel in Cologne
#39 Romantic Hotel in Cologne
Price Range: £85 - £202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lindner Hotel Dom Residence 4*
Number of rooms: 125
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