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Hotel Domspitzen
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Domstr 23 - 25, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)   |  
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Ranked #22 of 281 Hotels in Cologne
Melbourne, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful little hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

My wife and I stayed in a superior room for just one night, we booked on the same night we arrived and were glad with the choice we made. Although not huge, the bedroom is well appointed with all you could ask for. Bathroom was (for us) massive, with lovely hot flowing water which was perfect for warming us up after being out in the cool October weather.

Lovely staff, lovely breakfast (which was included), great ambience, wonderful location, incredibly quiet (we couldn't hear a peep).

We stayed in room #23

Thanks Again, Samuel

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Domspitzen, Manager at Hotel Domspitzen, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Samuel,

we thank you and your wife for your visit and the great review. Nice that we were able to make your trip to Cologne as pleasant as possible.

Maybe you travel again to Cologne in the future and visit us again - we'd love to wish you and your wife all the best until then!

Your team of the Hotel Domspitzen!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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West Vancouver, Canada
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42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We were supposed to stay at the Hotel Domstern about 200 meters down the street, but they were full so we were relocated to the sister hotel... Hotel Domspitzen. The hotel was great especially because of the remarkable girl on the desk when we checked in. She was very pleasant and very helpful. She had many good suggestions. The room was also very good, though our particular room had a poor view (windows on two sides though.) The breakfast was the best we'd had during our 18 days in Europe was all kinds of savory tidbits, cheeses, etc. It was really great. Parking is secure across from the Domstern at EUR 10/day and you can leave the car there after you check out, which is a nice convenience if you want to look around on the day of your departure. The hotel is well located being an easy walk to the train station and the Koln Cathedral. My only complaint is the wifi. It was terrible and extremely frustrating. Others had complained and hotel management was concerned, so hopefully this will be fixed soon!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Domspitzen, Manager at Hotel Domspitzen, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Michael,

thank you for your positive review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to read that you liked it so much with us. Nice that we could serve you the best breakfast ... :)

We would be pleased if you would make a trip to Cologne cathedral spiers and the hotel on your next trip to Europe.

Many greetings to Canada,
your team of the Hotel Domspitzen
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We only spent one night here, but really enjoyed our stay. The staff were friendly and welcoming, and our room was clean and of ample size with a comfortable bed. The breakfast that was included in the price was really exceptional, and the staff must spend a lot of time and effort preparing a really wide range of food to suit all tastes. The hotel is very convenient for the Hauptbahnhof, and we will certainly stay here again next time we visit Cologne. In short "Well Done Hotel Domspitzen"!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Domspitzen, Manager at Hotel Domspitzen, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear "Peter D",

thank you for your great review. "Well Done" sounds good to our ears. :)

Be our guest again soon, we would be pleased.

Your "Domspitzen"-team!
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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We've stayed in quite a few hotels across Germany (including a few others in Cologne) and this was without doubt the best of the lot in terms of location, cost and atmosphere. Firstly, it's situated in a quiet little street only a three-minute walk from the hauptbahnhof. That was handy.

Secondly, and most importantly, the staff were the best ever - good fun, friendly, incredibly helpful and informative, and they also made time to have fun with our little boy any time we were at or passing reception. Every encounter was a pleasure. To give just a couple of examples; one night when we fancied tea in the room and I was about to go back out to get some, the receptionist made us some especially, asking me to just call back down in 10 minutes to pick it up. Another time we were wondering if there was anywhere nearby that had a little park with slides and such for our son. The man at reception wasn't sure and when he couldn't find anything on the 'net he phoned a friend with children to find out, and then gave us a new map with directions. Now that's service!

Décor was lovely, especially the wonderful stained glass window in the breakfast area. Breakfast was also great. The beds were super-comfortable and the room (like the rest of the hotel) was clean.

I must say, when we booked this we did wonder at the accuracy of this hotel's rating at #36 out of 279 hotels in the city. Having stayed there we can see why it's rated so high (and actually reckon it should be higher). Bottom line... no more checking for hotels for us next time we go to Cologne. We'll be booking here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Domspitzen, Manager at Hotel Domspitzen, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear "John N",

thanks for this great review. It's nice that we could give so much pleasure with our kind of hospitality. It was an honor, visit us again soon, please.

Best regards from the "Domspitzen"!
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We loved this hotel, its location is great, very close to the cathedral, few mintues walk. Staff very friendly and helpful. Rooms are very new, and could see the hotel is very well designed in all the details, the wallpapers, furniture, decorations, etc.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Domspitzen, Manager at Hotel Domspitzen, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Dear "Xixi066",

and we love that you love our hotel. :) Thanks for your rating. Visit us again soon,

your "Domspitzen"-team.
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Ramsgate, Kent
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The hotel is well-named; you can see the spires of the cathedral from its front door. But there is a big railway station inbetween! But overall a very good location - we came by car but it would be pretty handy for train travellers too. Our party had one excellent room and one rather cramped one. But all clean and presentable. The staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Domspitzen, Manager at Hotel Domspitzen, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Dear "km08",

thank you for your good review. Nice to read that you liked it so much with us. We would be delighted if your next visit to Cologne brings you to us and send greetings to Kent,

your "Domspitzen"-team.
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Savannah, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We only spent one day here but I do wish that we had more time. This hotel is at a great location and had very friendly staff that were very informative and helpful with finding our way around the area. The recommended great restaurants for us as well as a few stops that we should make along the way. There was a great selection of breakfast foods with helpful staff to make fresh scrambled eggs or other hot foods when you arrive at breakfast. The rooms were very clean just as the rest of the hotel was. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone travelling to the area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Domspitzen, Manager at Hotel Domspitzen, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Dear "km08",

we thank you very much for your great review. Visit us again soon! :)

Best regards,
your "Domspitzen"-team.
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Address: Domstr 23 - 25, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Nord
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Ranked #22 of 281 Hotels in Cologne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Domspitzen 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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