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“Good value, great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Lyskirchen
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Filzengraben 26-32, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany   |  
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Ranked #32 of 281 Hotels in Cologne
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good value, great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Very conveniently situated close to river and chocolate museum, about 15 - 20 minute walk to the cathedral. Room was well presented and quiet enough, breakfast buffet OK, reception staff fine. My biggest issue, as always, is why I have to pay for Wi-Fi - particularly a ridiculous time-measured charge. But this is a good value for money hotel and would be a fine base for seeing around the city.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Leitung_Lyskirchen, Manager at Hotel Lyskirchen, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Thank you for your feedback about you stay with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed beeing with us. We do hope welcoming you the next time when you are travelling to Cologne !
Best regards from sunny Cologne!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

First trip to Cologne and we booked the hotel at the last minute for a weekend break:it proved to be an excellent choice. It's an easy walk to the centre - Cathedral, station, etc - and close to the Rhine. Swimming pool was a reasonable size and I had a good early morning swim. Rooms are modern and well equipped and, as other people have said, no problem at all with noise either from outside or inside. Breakfast was delicious but very expensive - we tried it once and then ate elsewhere. Generally staff were helpful, apart from one man on reception when we checked out early on Monday morning. We'd definitely return to the hotel and to Cologne - a great trip.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leitung_Lyskirchen, Manager at Hotel Lyskirchen, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you so much for your feedback about your stay. We are happy to read that you enjoyed staying with us and that you had a great time in Cologne.
We are looking forward in welcoming you the next time when travelling to Cologne !
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Il start with the plus notes - as i hate to be negative! :)

Rooms were great :) could not fault them, clean, modern, lovely really.

However the service from the receptionist was the most forced and unpleasant I’ve encountered in a hotel! Really let the hotel down, shame.
The breakfast was also a bit steep at $20Euros - i obviously didn’t pay this extortion - and got a nice brekkie in the square 5 mins away for less than half this.

Great location and nice rooms, just a shame the service was terrible - but if this kind of thing doesn’t bother you I would recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Leitung_Lyskirchen, Manager at Hotel Lyskirchen, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you for your feedback about your stay with us. We appriciate your opinion and your personal view of your experience. Our goal is to reach a professional service through continuously trainings. We are sorry that you made this negative experience.
Our international breakfast buffet offers a variety of bread, different flavours of rolls, sausages & cheese, a jam selection, different hot breakfast meals, fresh fruits, veggie such as tomatos, cucumbers, paprika, muesli & breakfast cereals, pastry and home made waffels. It is our target to offer the best quality to a reasonable prize.
Small tipp: We offer for our guest a coffee to go breakfast to a moderate rate.
We would be happy to welcoming you the next time when you are travelling to Cologne !
Best regards from Cologne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We had a lovely 4 night stay at the Hotel Lyskirchen over the carnival weekend. We arrived mid afternoon and received a very warm welcome from the hotel reception staff who dealt with the formalities very quickly and efficiently. The room was very spacious and comfortable, although a chest of drawers or some additonal storage space would have been welcome.
Our request for additional pillows from reception was fulfilled almost immeadiatly and nothing seemed too much trouble for the reception staff who without exception were friendly and welcoming on what was obviously a very busy period for them.
The hotel is well situated in a quiet sidestreet near the river but very close to the centre of town and although busy for the carnival weekend we never heard any noise at night either from fellow guests or from the street outside.
Breakfast was included within our room rate and was delicious with a wide choice including cooked and a good selection of cold meats and pastries and variety of juices. The service in the breakfast room was again excelllent with the tables cleared very quickly by friendly efficent staff.
All in all a most enjoyable stay and we would not hesitate to return next time we are in Cologne.

  • Stayed February 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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Leitung_Lyskirchen, Manager at Hotel Lyskirchen, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you for your positive feedback about your stay with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your 4 nights stay with us during Carneval. We are glad to read that you find our breakfast selection delicious - we try to offer for each taste a variety of food. We are looking forward to welcome you the next time when you are travelling to Cologne !
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Amersfoort, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We just stayed a long weekend at Lyskirchen Hotel. We had an appartment just next to the hotel. The room was just large enough for our family of five. The room was clean and tidy. The beds were a bit hard. On the first floor, the hotel has a Nice swimmingpool and small fitness centre with State of the art workout machines. It also houses a sauna. We had a pleasant stay but the junior front-desk clerk was acting unfriendly and is not aware of the frase: the customer is always right. She was corrected twice by her senior collegue. At the end, everything was settled completely correct. We hopefully will be back.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Leitung_Lyskirchen, Manager at Hotel Lyskirchen, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you for the time you took writing your feedback about your stay at the Hotel Lyskirchen.
We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with your family in one of our apartments, and also that you had the chance using our pool and fitness area. We are sorry to read that they have been some misunderstandings with one of our collegues at the front desk.
We would be very happy to welcome you the next time when you are travelling to Cologne !
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Every year we come to Cologne for the wonderful Christmas markets. This year we stayed at hotel Lyskirchen for the first time. And what a great find it was! This is such a nice hotel, an easy walk from the city center. The rooms are very clean and modern and the services we were offered was very good. We did not use the swimming pool, but from what we saw of it was a decent sizes clean pool. We had breakfast in the hotel and it was simply wonderful. Everything you could wish was at hand. (You could even bake your own waffels.)
A great hotel, we will be returning for sure!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leitung_Lyskirchen, Manager at Hotel Lyskirchen, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you for the time writing to us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We do hope in welcoming you the next time while vistig Cologne !
Best regards from Cologne
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed for a long weekend, 5 nights, to visit the Christmas Markets and do general sightseeing. We were pleased with the room which was modern and well appointed, although the shower unit being inside the open-plan bedroom was a surprise (though a modesty curtain was available for the width of the room).

We didn't use the impressive swimming pool or eat in the hotel.

Although not exactly central to the city, it was not more than about 10-15 minutes walk to the Dom, pleasant alongside the nearby Rhine when not raining or snowing.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Leitung_Lyskirchen, Manager at Hotel Lyskirchen, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thank you for your positive feedback about your stay with us. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your 5 nights stay with us. We do hope to welcoming you also the next time when you are travelling to Cologne, again. We wish you all the best !
Kind regards from Cologne
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Address: Filzengraben 26-32, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Cologne
#15 Luxury Hotel in Cologne
#18 Romantic Hotel in Cologne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Lyskirchen 4*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Cologne's historic city center the Hotel Lyskirchen warmly welcomes you only a few minutes by foot away from the city center of cologne, the Guerzenich, the cathedral square and the cologne Rhine Promenade. This 4 star hotel in Cologne was named after the church St. Maria Lyskirchen located in the immediate neighborhood, being one of the most recognizable and traditional 4 star hotels in Cologne. All 105 comfortable hotel rooms are equipped with cable TV and High-Speed Internet. Revive yourself in the swimming pool, sauna or the gym area. ... more   less 
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