Again, having read the first (and only) real review of this hotel, we headed here with some trepidation, but found that the hotel was much better than expected. The rooms, although small, were comfortable, with only a shower and no bath. The bed was very comfortable though, although the sheets and quilt were more for a single than for a double. We booked through Otel and paid GBP 34 per night, which included breakfast and seeing as though there were two of us in each room for three nights, this was tremendous value, when you consider that it was an all you can eat breakfast. This included cereals (Kellogs cornflakes, Frosties and Sugar Puffs) cold meats, cheese, bread, pate, preserves, boiled eggs, Tea, coffee, orange juice and a multivitamin fruit drink. I don't think breakfast is generally included, however, so you may wish to check when booking. It may depend who you book with. They generally charge 9 Euros for breakfast, but this is still good value. With regard to the location, it's a little out of town, but the superb tram/underground system means that you're never very far from anywhere in the city you want to be. The tram stop is a 5 minute walk away and isn't a problem, even with suitcases. To get to the hotel from the Airport, take the S13 Regional express train to Koln HBF. It costs 2,10 euros. If you use the ticket machine to buy your tickets key in code 2000. It can be confusing if you're not used to it. Once you get to Koln HBF, head for the underground, and pay Euro 1,60 to Barbarossaplaz. You'll see the hotel on the right as you come into the tram stop, so when you get off, turn around and make your way back along the track and you'll see the hotel. For what we paid, astonishing value, very friendly staff too. The only problem we found was that we were on the 7th floor and on the 8th floor they were doing renovations, and the banging and drilling went on until 7pm. Not very nice when we were having a nap after a long day's walking and shopping. Still, this won't be a lasting thing I shouldn't think, but if you're going anytime soon, see if you can avoid the floor below (or above I suppose) the alterations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ibis Koeln Centrum hotel is located in the city centre of Cologne, 1.5 km from the Millowitsch Theater and 4 km from Koln Deutz Messegelaende. The airport is 20 km away. The hotel has 208 airconditioned rooms with WiFi Internet access, including 3 with facilities for persons with limited mobility. You can also book 2 meeting rooms. A bar, 24 hour snacks and private undercover pay parking are at your disposal. There is a golf course 10 km away. Pets accepted. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Accor Cologne Centrum Hotel