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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Insel Hotel

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Insel Hotel
Ranked #96 of 262 Hotels in Cologne
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A real find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2011

I have stayed in this hotel three years running and cannot recommend it highly enough. Very clean, very friendly and very convenient. Close to a train station and a short walk across the bridge to the Dom.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pittsburgh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2011

The hotel is next to the Arena and Convention Centre, two minutes' walk from the Koeln-Deutz mainline railway station and right next to a U-Bahn station so it is very accessible. The cathedral and city centre are a pleasant 15 minute walk across the Rhine, or a short ride by U-Bahn.

The hotel itself is clean, friendly and comfortable. Decor is stylish in a typically German way. Rooms are smallish but not cramped - this isn't a place to stay if you want to spend a lot of time in your hotel room.

This is one of two hotels I like to stay in when I'm in Cologne. The other is Hotel Cristall, located behind the Hauptbahnhof. Cristall is more funky and closer to the city centre so I usually stay there when I'm on a personal trip, Insel is more efficient and better when I'm on business.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Perth, Australia
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102 reviews
59 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2010

We have now satyed in the Insel hotel three years running while attending trade fairs in Cologne/Deutz. Accessability to the fair is a 5 min walk and into the city- just a walk over the bridge. There is also an excellent train and metro system (many trains from the airport actually stop on this side of the Rhine-Deutz-- so one can walk to the hotel).
The staff are very friendly and efficiant even when confronted with difficult "walk-ins".
The breakfasts are sumptuous- something for almost everyone.
Rooms are extremely clean but on the small side- the ones facing the courtyard are the quiet ones. There is a very fast, free internet service.
Prices outside fair times are very reasonable but during fairs they are higher but not nearly as high as others in the vicinity.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2007

A great little family run Hotel. We asked for a no smoking room, and a no smoking room we had, with comfortable beds!

OK we had no air conditioning but there was a fan which made the situation more comfortable. and we knew we didn't have air conditioning when we booked!

The whole hotel was beautifully clean, the staff were so very helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble for them, I needed a plaster for a blister, asked the girl on reception for the german word for plaster and out of the cupboard came scissors and box of strip plaster, obviously kept to help guests out when required

The breakfast was lovely a good selection of fruits, yogurts, cereal, meats, cheeses, as well as a hot selection. The breads and rolls were fresh and a great selection. Although the hotel was full and on the Sunday morning we were all at breakfast at a similar time when plates were near empty they were speedily replenished so there was plenty for all.

It is a pleasant 15- 20 minute walk across the Rhine into the main part of the city or there is a public transort link just across the road.

I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to my friends and family and when next visiting Cologne it will be MY FIRST CHOICE !

  • Liked — Friendly, helpful, nothing too much trouble staff, who made us feel so welcome !
  • Disliked — nothing !
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Insel Hotel

Property: Insel Hotel
Address: Constantinstr. 96, 50679 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Deutz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #96 of 262 Hotels in Cologne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Insel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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