I needed a place near the railway station due to my travel plans. The hotel location itself is rather pedestrian and it is a five minute walk to the station. However, it is at the northern end of the attractions, so it did make me think twice about going back to the hotel after disembarking from a train trip - I'd rather just go on to the attractions - the cathedral, Roncalli square and the museums.
The wonderful riverfront is a bit further afield, as well as the Alter Markt with its wide choice of dining. It's a lovely walk in the autumn!
The furnishings of the hotel are nice and I suppose for the period I was there (end August), the price was reasonable, with a great breakfast spread.
I had to catch a midnight train and I was able to freshen up quite nicely (having checked out earlier), before walking - close to midnight, quite safely to the train station.
- Also Known As:
- Cristall Hotel Cologne
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Cristall Cologne is a design-filled boutique hotel in Cologne's city centre with an inspiring and distinguished atmosphere. Colour and Shape. Light and Room. Design and Style. Accompanied by comfort and top location. The interaction of these attributes form an exciting concept. Being in the city centre, the Hotel is located within walking distance to the Cologne Cathedral, Central Station, river Rhine, major museums, main shopping streets, Cologne Old Town and Cologne Trade Fair/ Cologne Messe. The Hotel features 97 rooms in two categories, a hotel bar, two variable state-of-the-art conference rooms and free WIFI.Our Comfort rooms are newly furnished and belong to an impressive old building redeveloped in 2008, and attached to our main building. Each piece of furniture is individually designed and custom-made of quality materials. The Rooms are 26-36 square metres in size with a 3-metre ceiling height, and thus provide genourous comfort. All 14 Comfort rooms are non-smoking rooms and feature: Kingsize bed, Airconditioning, LCD flat screens, free WIFI, Free SKY-TV Entertainment, Directdial telephone, Satellite TV, Desk, Minibar, walkin shower, Toilette, bathroom Floor Heating, Hairdryer Our Standard rooms are individual in their design with a special attention to detail, especially when it comes to lightening. They embody quality, taste and warmth. All 83 standard rooms feature: Directdial telephone, free WIFI, Minibar, Shower/Toilette, Hairdryer Satellite- and pay TVCristall' s two variable conference rooms feature state-of-the-art conference equipment and proper surroundings for 2 to 65 people. Both rooms provide complimentary Wireless-LAN, air-conditioning, and direct daylight. Among various light arrangements both rooms can be fully blacked out if desired. Therefore, our conference facilities are rightly suited for any event, ranging from major conferences to small meetings as well as receptions. We offer tailored Conference Packages. ... more less
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