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Sonata Hotel
Ranked #108 of 262 Hotels in Cologne
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4 reviews
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“No hot water.....”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2010

I have stayed at the Sonata 2 times previously and found it to be a reasonable value with ordinary rooms in a good location. This stay was disappointing and will be my last. There was no internet access as they stated their "router was down". Most disappointing was there was no hot water for 2 of the 4 mornings of my stay. I complained to the front desk but no discount was offered on my stay. I paid an average of 150 Euros per night for limited hot water, no internet access and a very small room with a single bed. Although I like the location, I won't be back.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ncdeacon
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2010

Don't believe what you might have read: this hotel has no WiFi/Internet access. The morning desk clerk was rude when I told her I had to check out because I couldn't do my work from the hotel without Internet access. (I'm a journalist.) Had to switch to another pricier hotel the following day. Rooms are very spartan and there was annoying construction going on next door. No A/C in my room. On the positive side, it has a wonderful free breakfast. Business travelers stay away though.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DaninNewYork
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2010

I booked well in advance and got a better deal on my room by negotiating directly with the hotel instead of using a booking service. I was in room 409 which had a bit of a view, a larger bed than some rooms, windows facing two directions which opened, and the room was spacious. The bathroom was clean and modern. The breakfast was very good. Staff were cheerful and helpful. One English TV station, but I didn't go to Germany to watch TV. I didn't have a laptop so can't rate the wi-fi. There was a little loud street noise from drunks, garbage trucks, and construction but it was intermittent. My earplugs took care of that. It's a relatively quiet part of central Cologne. 5 minute walk to Neumarkt trams and 10 minutes to the Dom and train station. I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2010

Good proximity to Tourist sites. Large room for 3 guests with comfortable beds & pillows. Good shower but be aware the side of tub is quite high to climb over. Good variety at breakfast. No soap in shower (take your own!). Room had several extra chairs, desk and small table. No air conditioning but large windows open for good ventilation. Quiet...no street noise. Nice, helpful staff. Non-smoking is really non-smoking...overall and excellent choice of hotel. One of the 2 top hotels on our vacation!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2009

We stayed at the Sonata hotel for just one night arriving around 10 pm. We checked in and went to our room to be disappointed by the appearance of the hallways and the room itself. The hallways were reminiscent of a dorm. We booked a triple. Two of the beds were "normal" beds while the third was on a slant. Photos to come soon. Basically I slept at a 30 degree angle. The carpet in the room was soooo dirty and full of stains. In spite of the slanted bed, dirty carpet and dorm like hallways, we all slept fine. The bathroom was clean as were the sheets and towels. The breakfast was also very good and plentiful. We had to check out at 11, which we thought was a bit early. We paid 120 Euros for this room and it was soooo not worth the price.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank annehinds
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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2009

Its location is very central, just 10 mins walk from the train station and Dom. Close to the shopping streets, and a few restaurants nearby, or 10 mins walk to the river front. Buffet breakfast included was not too bad, hot or cold, but cold looked the best with cereals, toast, fruit and yoghurt.

Price was ok for 2 nights. Single room was a good size. Bathroom was neat and tidy. Only down side was the room was very hot during the hot weather they have in August, and there was no fan or air cond. The window opened, but the street was noisy from quite early in the mornings. The free wifi was crappy, worked very slowly, and sometimes not at all.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled solo
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2009

Rooms are not pretty, but large and bright though. Clean hotel, beds ok, perfect location for tourists (town center, quiet at night). Simple breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Sonata Hotel
Address: Perlenpfuhl 6-10, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Nord
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #108 of 262 Hotels in Cologne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Sonata Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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