I traveled for work purposes, staying 5 nights (Sun-Thur), working with 5 others in an office 10 minutes walk/2 minutes drive away.
The hotel was standard Ibis type. Basic, but clean and spacious. There is a bar/restaurant, no pool or fitness/wellness centre.
Location wise, although it is called "Ibis Cologne Airport", it is in fact abut 7Km from the airport, although only one stop away on the Stadt-Bahn light railway (station 5 minutes walk from the hotel). It is 3 stops (8 mins) to the Cologne central station by the Cathedral. There is a KFC nearby, but not much else - you are on an industrial estate on the outskrts of the city.
The room was good size, obviously fairly new, all fittings in good condition, and kept spotlessly clean. I couldn't really get it cool enough for my comfort when sleeping, even with the air-con set to the lowest it would go, I still kicked off the duvet.
You have to pay for a WiFi connection in the room, but the connection to the internet was still very slow indeed for me. Just about acceptable for emails and light browsing with not much in the way of images, but no use for trying to watch videos of the Olympics (which were on while I was there).
Breakfast was continental style buffet, but with scrambled eggs also available. A decent start to the day.
The menu for the restaurant in the evening was quite limited and very heavy on meat an potatoes - I didn't find enough to have a different meal I actually wanted to eat on each of the five nights. And for the one vegetarian in our group, it was VERY limited, and they also kept forgetting he was Vegetarian. One evening he asked if he could order the mushroom soup (normally part of one option on the menu) separately. They said no, but they could bring him a salad. When he said OK, they turned up with a salad that included bacon! And refused to take it back until we kicked up a real fuss (This is the main reason I have marked down the service).
Apart from the salad incident, service was generally pleasant and reasonably efficient.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ibis Köln Airport hotel is located between the airport (7 km) and Cologne's exhibition centre. The historic centre of Cologne, its cathedral, museums and theatres are easily accessible by the S Bahn 13 train (300 m). The hotel has 93 air-conditionedrooms with Wifi Internet access, including 2 adapted for disabled guests. A restaurant and a brasserie-café, a bar, snacks 24/24, a terrace and private outdoor parking are at your disposal. Pets accepted. ... more less
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