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Das Kleine Stapelhauschen
Ranked #66 of 261 Hotels in Cologne
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

This is a quiant, family run hotel overlooking a square and the river. You enter through the bar and are warmly greeted. There is also a lovely dog, I don't know if the dog is resident or belonged to another visitor, but it gave a real family feel to the place. The building itself is 12th century I think and each room overlooking the square has a flower box on the window. The rooms were spotlessly clean with wooden floors and half timbered wobbly ceilings.

Despite the charm of the hotel, and the very high standards, for me personally, the staff were the real attraction in this place. I don't think I'd bother looking anywhere else if I went back.

It is in a pedestrianised part of the town however, so this may not be ideal for some, but I really cannot fault this place at all. A delight.

Room Tip: I think we stayed in room 43. it had big windows and was high up to get a great view of the square b...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

We stayed here with two friends for one night. We had rooms 4 and 6 on the second floor.
It took us about 10-15minutes to walk from Koln Hbf train station. It is situated in a prime spot facing the river in the Old Town area.
Google maps place this place up a side street which was a little confusing. In the end it was right in front of us. It is the 'pink' place when standing in the square with your back to the Rhine and it features on many postcards.
The hotel is has an original 'hansel&gretel' facade and front restaurant, lobby area. However the rooms are of a more recent construction and decor.
The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable enough. We were warm and with the double glazed windows closed the room was very quiet.
The hosts and staff are friendly and helpful.
Our room (4) had a shower and basin with an shared Toilet in the hall. Room 6 had a full ensuite.

We would happily stay here again.

Because we were catching a very late train the day of check out, they allowed us to keep the room for a half day at an additional 35Euro. Very handy but not always possible I'm sure, it was a Sunday.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

My friend and I found this in a guidebook and were very happy. It's about a 7 minute walk from the train station, altho I guess a cab could get you there if you have heavy luggage. Looking right out on the RHine!! I guess it is listed as a restaurant but it is also a B&B. Rooms are sparse, ours had a shower but a shared toilet in the hall. Nice, clean. Very good breakfast included with assortment of meats, cheeses, breads, yogurts, eggs. Really, everything. Free wireless internet connection downstairs. Bars right nearby, easy walk to everything. Tiny elevator, like a phone booth, going up to the rooms, or else take the spiral staircase. Very moderate price I think 55 euro per night for a double!! (in off season.) Laid back staff, dont care about hours coming and going....I recommend it.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Atsugi, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2012 via mobile

if you are looking for a modern,clean hotels, this is not. but good for me to stay in an old style cheap hotel with breakfast. very retro, good location in front of rhein and fish market and dom, cool streets. and very nice and friendly english speaking staff and a dog!! i would stay there when i visit to Köln again.

  • Stayed July 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Built in 13th century, on the Rhine waterfront in the historic fish market square, this small hotel oozes with history and charm. Our room on the top floor (there is an elevator), facing the river and small square, still housed in its rafters the old wooden wheel used to hoist goods from the street below. The facilities are comfortable and clean, but nothing fancy, and the breakfast buffet was generous. The staff was friendly and spoke English. Our only caution is that with its prime location adjacent to the waterfront and myriad restaurants/bars, it was fairly noisy until closing time. We used earplugs and had a good night's sleep. The hotel was close to everything!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2012

If you are after a modern business hotel this certainly is not for you! It is more of a guesthouse with small spartan rooms and limited facilities. However if you want somewhere that is friendly, full of character and in a great location this is the pace for you! We thouroughly enjoyed the brief stay here and would recommend this hotel to anyone who is prepard to sacrifice luxuries for local character and a great location (in the hear of the old town, facing the Rhine and within 5 mninutes walk from the Cathedral and Main Station).

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

We stayed at this hotel during a long weekend and booked the same day. The woman in front (I presume the owner) was delightful and very helpful - we both speak English and had no problems. For the price it's a lovely place to stay with a great location right off the Rhine. It's only a 5 minute walk to the historic center and Dom cathedral so you get the best of everything with its location. Breakfast was included with our room and was simple and good - the dining room is exquisite. If you are looking for a place to stay that is unique to Cologne then this is the place for you.

We were in room 30 and it was fine for us - no view, but we did have our own characteristic bathroom. Amenities are basic - no phone/internet - basically two beds, a desk, and tv. On a side note, there was quite a bit of noise but again it's due to the hotels age and great location - lots of people drinking until late in the evening - which didn't bother us at all. But if you're a light sleeper.... maybe look for a more sound-proof hotel.

We will definitely stay here again during future trips to Cologne.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Das Kleine Stapelhauschen
Address: Fischmarkt 1-3, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Nord
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Ranked #66 of 261 Hotels in Cologne
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Hotel Class:1 star — Das Kleine Stapelhauschen 1*
Number of rooms: 31
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