Won two nights' stay at this hotel as part of a competition so cannot comment on value for money but very much enjoyed my stay. As many people have commented the large lobby atrium area also houses the bar where people can smoke, something which feels slightly odd coming from a practically smoke-free Britain. The smoke smell does drift along the corridors slightly but didn't intrude in the rooms. It's much worse walking down the street behind someone smoking! The Hotel is located very close to the trade centre and the Laxxness concert arena on the right bank of the Rhine and as such there isn't much in the area around the hotel, however there's a tram stop right outside the hotel which will take you into central Cologne, there are some restaurants and bars a 10 minute walk away near the Messe/Deutz Station which will also take you into the city centre. If you prefer to walk, it's a nice 30 minute stroll across the Hohenzollern Bridge. Location-wise the hotel is great, away from the noise of the city but within easy reach.
The staff were friendly & courteous and some do speak good English if you don't speak German, all the menus & room information is printed in English as well as German. The room was spacious and very clean, well equipped and with free wi-fi which was a bonus. Breakfast was good and plentiful with a choice of fruits, cereals, breads, pastries and cooked items. The hotel restaurant offers Italian cuisine, we ate here one night (also had room service) and the food was very well presented and to a high quality, although possibly a little pricy but it is a hotel restaurant so possibly to be expected.
The hotel also has a spa but we didn't visit this. All in all a great stay and although the hotel isn't in the centre of Cologne the location was perfect for us and the transport links are very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just a few minutes from the historical city center, this hotel in Cologne stands directly opposite the Koelnmesse trade and fairgrounds and just 100 meters from the nearest tram station. Guests enjoy easy access to the airport, business destinations like Lanxess Arena and many cultural attractions. The 393 soothing rooms include desirable amenities like heated bathroom floors, video on demand and high-speed, wireless Internet. Enjoy the Super Breakfast Buffet at Pronto! Restaurant, or unwind with a cocktail at Paparazzi Lounge Bar. Travelers appreciate a fitness center and can take advantage of on-site parking for a nominal fee. The hotel offers 11 meeting rooms accommodating up to 250 delegates class-room style and up to 1,500 attendees for stand-up events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Hotel, Cologne Hotel Cologne
- Radisson Cologne
- Cologne Radisson