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“A fun place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Savoy Hotel
Turiner Strasse 9, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany   |  
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Ranked #23 of 281 Hotels in Cologne
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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“A fun place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2007

The Savoy is one of Cologne's cheapest ***** hotels. It is situated in one of the worst parts of downtown, behind the railway station, which combines red light areas, heavy construction sites, and, well, otherwise dangerous quarters as well. But it is more easily accessible by car than almost all others, it has some nice views, and it is 5-7 mins. on foot from the train station. It is a non-tourist area, which has its advantages for small shopping, cheap restaurants, etc. In less than 10 mins., you are on foot at the Ringe. The Golden Chamber of St. Ursula, where the wall is decorated with gilt wood and the bones of some of the 11,000 martyred virgins and other saints, is 5 minutes away.

The Savoy is heavily decorated, generally in a very gaudy, colorful way, but this is fun. Indian and Chinese rooms feel like (nice) decorated restaurants, or movie sets. The breakfast room is now a dream in silver lamé and much, much purple, mostly taffeta and velvet. If you want minimalism, this is not the place for you - then stay at the Hilton or the Interconti, or - cheaper - the Lint.

Breakfast is good, service is very nice; there is a fancy, well-renowned spa, but this is very expensive (normal treatments from ~ $300) and not included, and it doesn't have a pool. The restaurant and its bar are, not surprisingly, favorites of the media people in Cologne, and many a visiting soap star or singer stays here.

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2006

a fantastic hotel with original styling, we got an upgrade to the bora bora suite, I have never seen so many artifacts packed into a hotel room...amusing, provocative yet very comfortable, with a view of the cathederal so near you could almost feed the pidgeons from your 5th floor window! the staff were all genuinely friendly, the bar/cafe had a real buzz. Highly recommended!

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  • Disliked — the parking problem
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2006

We stayed here for 2 nights in July. Aircon was a big plus due to the hot weather at the time. Reception and breakfast staff were friendly and professional. Our double room was of good size and nicely decorated in Asian style. Design is accentuated at the cost of a few practical things. e.g light switches were a bit difficult to manage and getting the right shower temperature was a challenge. Otherwise we loved the hotel. Breakfast was magnificent! We didn´t have time to try out the spa, but it looks very inviting! Convenient location. Would absolutely stay here again and can highly recommend it to anyone not just looking for standard hotel room in a big chain hotel.

Stayed June 2006
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2006

stayed here for one night. it was very hot outside and I had choosen this hotel because of the aircondition and the aircon in the room worked excellent. Not so in the public areas like hallways, lobby and elevators, the air was very sticky.
The room was very small, bathroom very very small also with narrow shower and no bath tub.
Room was clean but no athmosphere at all. Avoid room # 715 this is where I stayed. Got a good rate through [--](95 Euro incl. breakfast) but parking is 18 Euro, very expensive and walk to the city is not nice (lots of construction, behind the railway station, not nice area). Only because of the good rate I say it is ok but not worth more.

  • Stayed July 2006, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2005

I highly recommend this hotel, i really had a wonderful experience over there, its not like a regular hotel the rooms are more a live i mean the room carry is own soul, its for sure one of the best hotel i have beeen.....

  • Stayed August 2005, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2005

My husband and I stayed at the Savoy Hotel at the end of May 2005. It was an unseasonably warm time for Germany and I'm happy to say that the air conditioner was a nice feature. Our room was clean and nicely decorated but sacrificed practicality for a certain "look". For example the bedside lamps had black shades with low wattage bulbs. Impossible for a person to read in bed at night without getting eye strain. Also, the bathroom was very clean but again, whoever came up with the design obviously didn't use it. The shower door is glass and not adjustable. It extends approx. one third the way down the side of the tub and the shower head is mounted across from the end of the shower door, i.e. at the midpoint of the tub. The water is not kept in the tub but sprays everywhere so you end up with a slippery floor and soggy toilet paper (unless you had the foresight to remove it). There is no handrail in the tub and no non-slip prevention. There was a large wicker basket right next to the tub so it got drenched with every shower use. Lastly, there was a wicker tray with glasses and amenities setting just above the flush button on the toilet. It overhangs the edge a bit so if you aren't very careful you can knock it onto the floor which is what happened with us...my husband knocked the whole thing over in the middle of the night and we had broken glass everywhere.

The buffet breakfast was good with both hot and cold dishes. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel is just a few short minutes walk from the train station and from the Dom. Also not too far from the U-Bahn. The bed was very comfortable and our room was extremely quiet (we had a non-smoking room on the 4th floor). Although the room was not overly large it was comfortable and we would probably stay there again. Our rate for the holiday weekend was 125 euros per night and included breakfast and taxes.

For the money we thought it was a pretty good deal (just watch out for the lack of safety features in the bathroom and bring a flashlight if you want to read in bed at night).

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2004

It seems that all of Cologne is under construction. This makes the 300m walk to the Savoy Hotel from the city's main rail station a bit more challenging but worth the effort.

The hotel has a very interesting and restful room decor. My bed was very comfortable and the room was relatively quiet, though traffic noise was evident. The breakfast buffet was, as is the norm in this part of the world, more than adequate. Staff was very accomodating and respectful.

The Hotel maintains a very active spa, with massage and various beauty treatments available. Didnt' have the time or budget for these, though they seem quite interesting.

A block behind the hotel, you'll find a bit of the real Cologne -- off the tourist track with stores and restaurants serving the local neighborhood. It's worth a stroll, as is, of course, the Dom area and Alt Markt.

Cologne is one of Europe's great cities and the Hotel Savoy is a great value, especially if you've got US$ in your wallet.

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Address: Turiner Strasse 9, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Cologne
#17 Romantic Hotel in Cologne
#32 Business Hotel in Cologne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 94
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