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Review of NH Koln Altstadt

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NH Koln Altstadt
Ranked #15 of 261 Hotels in Cologne
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 1 night prior to a business meeting.
My room was at the front of the hotel on the fourth floor the room was comfortable well decorated clean and a nice tiled bathroom with ample towels and toiletries.
There was a smart writing desk and comfortable chair , the bed was also comfortable.
However what let the room down was no wi fi in the room only at reception but a real problem was the excessive road traffic noise from the main road and another major road just to the right of the hotel
Despite double glazing road noise was intrusive and led to an interrupted night's sleep
Also no tea & coffee making facilities in the room for a modern 4 star is not very good despite the modern décor and cleanliness of the room because of the road noise I would not choose to stay here again

Room Tip: If you have to stay here I would go for high floor to the back of the hotel not facing the main rd
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

I was very surprised to find out that there was no wifi in my room. Therefore no internet connection for my phone or iPad. Lucky was I that I had brought a laptop as well. Even more surprised was I to discover that the speed of the internet connection I got through the 50 cm long cable handed to me in the reception was less than 1 MB/s. This was a huge disappointment as it wasn't even fast enough to listen to music online, let alone watch a news report or a movie. The TV in the room was an old tube with channels only in German apart from two news channels. All of this was very surprising for me at a 4 star hotel in the year 2014.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Arndis Anna G
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

NH Koeln City is a modern hotel close to the river Rhein. It´s within easy walking distance to the Old Town, shopping districts and the station.
We had a standard double room located on the fifth floor with view of the cathedral. The room was average-sized, very functional and with a nice decor. There is a desk and minibar, but no coffee/tea-maker. Unfortunately, there is also no free in-room wifi.
Bathroom was equipped with tub, clean and average-sized, nice toiletries and hairdryer.
Our rate included breakfast which is 20,-€ if you need to book it extra. The buffet was very nice. There was great choice of hot and cold foods, fresh fruits. The breakfast was quite busy, but still okay.
We didn´t use the hotel´s wellness facilities.
Staff was friendly and competent although the reception seemed to chronically understaffed. We had to queue up for check-in and check-out.
For a good rate, I´d definitely book this hotel again!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Badlydrawngirl
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

The NH Koln City is conveniently located towards the center of Cologne city, 5 minutes walk to the Chocolate Museum and 10 minutes taxi drive to the Messe. It is a neat and clean hotel, with all functional amenities, a good breakfast.
I did not find any train / tram stop within walking distance. As a business hotel, it would be good to have wireless internet in the rooms (instead of the wired connection that is provided).

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank MarzFromMumbai
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

I select a hotel based upon location and WIFI to conduct business.
The NH Cologne claims wifi, but what they really mean is a low signal in the hotel lobby.No Wireless WIFI in the rooms.I felt that this was misleading and five other guests at a business trade fair were complaining at the same time. The hotel manager promised to get back to me and never did. Otherwise ok hotel, 20 minute walk through questionable neighborhood to the Dom. I am surprised that a hotel chain of NH's good reputation would claim WIFI and then not deliver.
I would not return.

Room Tip: Bring a laptop , because wireless devices like IPADS or Smart Phones can not connect to the internet...
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

The Germans truly deserve their impeccable reputation! This hotel is quite central with a lovely view on the water. The NH is really nice and the breakfast buffet is just awesome and plentiful!!! Fresh juices, fresh smoothies, fresh pastries and breads of different sorts. The rooms are clean, the bathrooms equipped with nice little loofa sponges (nice touch) and the beds are comfortable!

Room Tip: View on the water.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Ninakazo
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Hopeless wifi , just about able to surf, but no good if you want to viber or Skype. No slip mats in the bath nearly went twice flat on my back whilst trying to take a shower. Staff mostly helpful , one particularly unhelpful and blunt. Will look for another hotel next year. Didn't eat there so cannot comment on this one.
Room was a good size and clean and warm a tad dated but was ok

Room Tip: Try to get one away from the rear lots of notices with delivery trucks dropping off goods early in t...
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank cobra2351
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Additional Information about NH Koln Altstadt

Address: Holzmarkt 47, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Formerly NH Köln City)
Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Süd
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Cologne
#11 Luxury Hotel in Cologne
#23 Romantic Hotel in Cologne
#37 Business Hotel in Cologne
Price Range: £64 - £233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — NH Koln Altstadt 4*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in Rheinauhafen-the cultural hub of Cologne- 4-star NH Köln Altstadt bridges old world charm and modern architectural delights in this burgeoning business district. Nearby Severinstrasse, Cologne Airport, and major highways makes traveling to and from NH Köln Altstadt and area attractions a snap. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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