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Rhein Hotel St.Martin
Ranked #113 of 263 Hotels in Cologne
Reviewed 30 July 2011

Hotels for me are, generally, just somewhere to sleep when I am away from home. I prefer to spend most of my time taking in the wonders of the cities I visit, and for this purpose the Rhein Hotel St. Martin was perfect for my needs.

Located just a few minutes walk from the main train station in Cologne, the hotel is situated along the banks of the river, and offers some excellent views from the room windows. The staff were extremely helpful and spoke some fantastic conversational English. They even put up with me trying out my rather rusty Standard Grade German with them.

On the down sides, the choice for breakfast was rather limited and the close proximity to a large number of bars and restaurants made for a great deal of noise later at night. I, however, took this to be an excellent excuse to head out and join in with a few glasses of Kolsch!

On the up side, there is also a vending machine on the first floor offering beer and wine, as well as a selection of chocolate and soft drinks.

Next time I head to Cologne, I will check the availability of the rooms at this hotel above any other in the area.

Room Tip: The rooms to the front and side of the hotel offer the best views of the river.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

What a lovely hotel only problem we thought was the parking but if you find the car park Heumarkt koln 50667 and park there the hotel is only a 3 minute walk. Also you get the parking half price as they stamp it at the hotel. We spent ages ttrying to park in the streets but it is really simple to find.Another great thing is you get 10% of drinks and meals in the Hotel next door. We had a nice view of the Rhein and thoroughly enjoyed our 2 days there. The staff were very helpfull.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2011

The Rhein Hotel St.Martin does it's name justice - located directly on the Rhine riverside next to the church of St.Martin. It is a simple and small hotel that offers nothing more than a place to sleep and shower.

POSITIVE ASPECTS
The location is one of the best in the city, directly on the riverside only 500m from the central train station. The area is vibrant and packed with bars and restaurants. The Rhine promenade is right in front of the hotel, making it ideal for a city trip.

NEGATIVE ASPECTS
The hotel is in need of major reconstruction. The walls and floors are stained. The beds are old and noisy. Most rooms have a shower, but toilets are located in the floor hallways. Some rooms have a limited view towards the river, and others have no view at all. Arriving with car is not recommended, since the building is located on a walking-street, and parking spaces in the area are very limited.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
The central train station of Cologne is located 500m away and is easily reached on foot. From there it is easy to reach all corners of the city. The train station has frequent direct connections to Cologne-Bonn airport aswell as Düsseldorf International airport.

CONCLUSION
This hotel is recommended for travellers with a tight budget, who wish to stay downtown but cannot afford the better hotels. It is not recommended for business travellers, as it has absolutely no business friendly amenities. It is also not recommended for larger tourist groups, as it is a small and cramped building.

PERSONAL NOTE
The bed in my room was the smallest I have seen in any hotel room. I had to sleep in a very "compact" position. The room had 4 spiders when I entered - a clear hint towards the lack of sanitation. I will definitely not stay here in the future.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 February 2010

Location: excellent location, only minutes away from the Dom, the railway station and the Ludwig Museum for modern art and yet very peaceful and quiet at night. Very nice view on the river Rhine.
Breakfast: basic but good continental breakfast, served by friendly staff.
Accomodation: rooms were clean but a bit old-fashioned and not very stylish. The hotel consists of two houses that were joined together to serve as a hotel.

This hotel is an excellent choice for budget travellers that want to visit the historic city centre. Party people should look for a hotel elsewhere, as the party area is at the other side of the town.

Very good: great location and good value for money; and they had a bowl with candy in the hallway! ;)
Not so good: shared toilet.

Tips:
- nearby is a very cosy jazz café: http://www.papajoes.de/. We were there on a Friday night and had a very entertaining evening with live jazz music by a bunch of crazy 60+ olds.
- the local beer, Kölsch, is very fresh, light and tasty.
- pay a visit to a brauhaus!

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with friends
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Room Tip: accessibilité handicapés !
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  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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Room Tip: la vista splendida
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: Frankenwerft 31/33, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Nord
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Ranked #113 of 263 Hotels in Cologne
Price Range: £53 - £156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rhein Hotel St.Martin 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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