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Holiday Inn Express Koln-Mulheim
Ranked #50 of 261 Hotels in Cologne
Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good hotel in poor location”
Reviewed 4 July 2011

The hotel is located close to a major highway so is convenient if you have a car. For travellers without a car it is a 5 minutes walk from the nearest tram stop. WiFi is free in the lobby area but costs €4/hour or €15/24 hours in the room. The room was clean and a good size, comfortable and quiet. Staff were friendlty and efficient.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Oviedo, Florida
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Reviewed 17 May 2011

This is a bare bones room, not even a drawer. No iron and/or ironing board in the room and not always available. CNN is on the channel list but it is not there nor is there any channel in English. The rooms are tiny and noisy as it is on a major road. Internet service is poor but expensive. The walk to the tram station is about 10 minutes and through a questionable area that is very dark at night (speaking Turkish might help). Breakfast selection is extremely limited. The only bright spot is that the staff is friendly.
My bottom line advice - pick a different hotel!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2011

We enjoyed staying again at the Holiday Inn Express Koln-Mulheim: a clean room, not to spacious, but enough for our stay, very moderate prices. The breakfast was good and complemantary. If you visit Cologne don't choose expensive hotels in the citycentre since this hotel offers a good stay for an affordable price. Driving to the Alstadt is easy. Drive a few kilometres and you can choose from a lot of nice restaurants. There is a streetcar as well. The reception advises for dining the Gilde Brauhaus nearby. Don't go there, the prices are moderate, but the food is not up to the mark. We had a bad experience there ( see my review)

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pecs, Hungary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 May 2011

I left my jacket with wallet inside the room, and upon returning - my wallet was emptied out. needless to say, the hotel refused to take responsibility, hiding behind their disclaimer policy that i should have used a safe.

either way, i would highly warn everyone from steering clear from this hotel as its management as well as staff practices leave much to be desired. it was a hassle, and it just left a very bad taste in my mouth to be faced with such blatant dishonesty.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2011

I stay here almost 3 or 4 days every month.
I like the simplicity, the free breakfast and the no frills rate with free wifi in the lobby.
Also getting to COlogne City is easy with bus 153 (Von Lohe Strasse, 5 minutes from the hotel), to Muelheim Wiener Platz (3 stops) and then metro 18 for another few stops.

This time I was a littlebit disapointed:
1) I found strange stains on one of the pillow case (redisch, i don't want to think it's blood)
2) I sent my coat for dry cleaning in the morning (at 07.00) and when I got back in the evening, they forgot to send it. It was my last night so I didn't have a chance to dry clean it some other day. Very annoying. The woman at the desk blamed her colleague, who told me the next morning that it wasn't her fault but another colleague from the next shift...
3) the only restaurant in the area is McDonalds so be aware that you're pretty stuck when you're hungry

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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1 Thank gobitz
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Brussels
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2010

This hotel is a typical Holiday Inn Express.
As usual the breakfast is included but sometimes the breakfast room can be a little cramped.
The location is not very good but there is a direct and fast tram to the centre of Cologne.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Rosario_it
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Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2010

Having just stayed at another Holiday Inn Express (Baden-Baden), I was expected at least the same. However, I was disappointed in the overall "tiredness" of this property.

No facecloths in the bathroom (really? I can't believe they haven't been written up by IHG on this, it's a clear violation of brand standards), the breakfast was lackluster and some items looked to be recycled from the day before.

There was no free WiFi, or high speed in the rooms. The one computer terminal in the lobby was not free like other HI-Express locations we had stayed at in Germany. So I used my Blackberry data connection (I had bought 10 MB for use in Europe during our vacation).

However, the staff was genuinely pleasant and willing to help us. If you want a quick a cheap breakfast, go to the McDonald's next door. We didn't bother, since there was enough that we could eat, but we did for dinner since there wasn't much around in the area.

This hotel, as mentioned by previous reviewers, is not in the "best" of areas. However, I didn't really feel threatened in any way staying here and did venture around in the late evening. Cologne (Köln) is not a very pretty city, as it's primarily a manufacturing town. Once you understand this, you'll realize that it's nice enough. Don't try to compare it to say, Hannover, Hamburg or even Munich, it's not the same thing.

This hotel is a place to sleep, and the pillows here made that even harder than the beds.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Koln-Mulheim
Address: Tiefentalstr. 72, 51063 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Mulheim)
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Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Mülheim
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#16 Best Value Hotel in Cologne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Koln-Mulheim 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Express by Holiday Inn Cologne Muelheim is a modern business hotel located within easy reach to the exhibition Koelnmesse, the Cologne City Centre, the Palladium (concert hall) and the Koeln Arena The Companys Bayer and NKT are near by.Also next to A3 motorway and public transport. The hotel is perfectly connected to all business and leisure attractions in Colognelike Dom, diff. museums and the old Town with good restaurants and bars. Express by Holiday Inn offers accommodation for visitors to exhibitions as well as shoppers for the Cologne city centre. The Express by Holiday Inn offers 107 comfortably furnished rooms with chargeable High Speed Internet Access and air condition.We invite our guests to enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast buffet to get the day off to a good start, while in the evening our Lobby Bar is worth a visit to relax and unwind. Upcoming Events in Cologne and in Düsseldorf, are easy to reach, as well as the exhibitions Medica and GamesCom . Also nice to see are the Kölner Lichter, the Kölnmarathon and different events in the Köln Arena- reserve your room directly online with our Best Rate Guarantee. ... more   less 
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