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Wasserturm Hotel Cologne

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#78 of 264 hotels in Cologne
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Massage
Parking garage
Wifi
Sauna
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
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Historic Hotel
City View
Languages Spoken
English, German

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Kaygasse 2, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany
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Wasserturm Hotel Cologne
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David-in-Long-Beach wrote a review Apr 11
Long Beach, California33 contributions53 helpful votes
This was our favorite hotel we stayed at during our summer sojourn across Germany. The concept of being built in a former water tower is quite novel. Our Hilton Gold status also earned us access to the breakfast buffet, which was lovely. The hotel also has a nice lounge with soda water and other beverages (on the main floor to the right side past the check-in). We had two rooms and both were enormously spacious mini-suites. The hotel itself is a short 10-minute casual walk away from most of the waterfront sites we planned to visit during our stay in Cologne (Köln)... and a 2-minute walk away from the closest subway station "Poststrasse".
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Dear Sir, hank you for your kind review of your recent stay at our hotel. It warms our hearts to learn that our unique hotel, nestled within a historic water tower, captivated you and became the highlight of your journey across Germany. We're delighted that your status as a Hilton Gold member added to your experience, granting you access to our sumptuous breakfast buffet. The pleasure of offering you a refreshing assortment of beverages in our lounge is all ours, and we are thrilled that you found comfort in the expansive space of our suites. Our central location, a stone's throw from the enchanting waterfront and a mere two-minute stroll to the 'Poststrasse' subway station, is something we pride ourselves on, and it's gratifying to hear it contributed positively to your visit in Cologne. We would love to welcome you back on many more occasions. Best wishes, Your Team of Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton
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Andy970719 wrote a review Sep 2022
Winschoten, The Netherlands4 contributions2 helpful votes
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Very nice hotel and a very friendly service team, thanks to the front desk, bar and cleaning team, I had a great experience. It's great to spend an evening with friends in the lobby or bar of such a beautiful hotel
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Mark wrote a review Apr 3
64 contributions56 helpful votes
This was the first stop on an Easter tour of the Rhine & Mosel Valleys. This really quirky hotel is a converted water tower in the centre of Koln. We enjoyed our stay very much, especially the rooftop bar with a terrific view of the city, which was the highlight. Good: The roof top bar and the staff were friendly, welcoming and efficient. Room was clean and tidy. Breakfast was very good. Not so good: We had to wait over 10 minutes to be seated at breakfast as the area was so small. Went back to the roof top bar later in the evening, it was busy. We were told (as residents) to try again later. I know this is a European thing and maybe us Brits don’t get it, bit making us pay to park in a hotel, I’ve already paid to stay in is a bit much in my opinion.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at our hotel. We are delighted to hear that you appreciated the unique charm of our hotel, housed in a beautifully converted water tower, and that our rooftop bar with its stunning city views was a highlight of your stay. The positive remarks about our attentive staff, the cleanliness of your room, and the quality of breakfast are truly gratifying to receive. We regret to hear that your breakfast experience was hampered by a wait, and we will certainly look into optimizing this aspect to ensure a smoother start to the day for our guests. It's unfortunate that the popularity of our rooftop bar meant that you experienced difficulty finding seating later in the evening. Rest assured, we are committed to providing an enjoyable experience for all our guests. Regarding the parking charges, we strive to maintain competitive rates and offer the convenience of an on-site parking garage in an urban location where space is at a premium. Once again, we are thankful for your compliments and will take your constructive feedback into serious consideration, as we continually strive to enhance our guest experience. We hope to welcome you back on another occasion. Kindest regards, Your Team of Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton
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Edwin wrote a review Mar 2024
Alkmaar, The Netherlands17 contributions4 helpful votes
I could not leave the car at the entrance to unload, fan in the room was extremely loud and couldn't be switched off. Staff suggested to go back home, as there were no other rooms. After contacting Hilton service desk, all over sudden there was another room available. At breakfast, staff approached me and yelled at me as I hadn't booked breakfast (always included for gold members). The hotel is lovely, and previous stays were marvellous. This was a disaster. The bar staff finally could lift the zero stars to two. Definitely not an option anymore.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for the time taken to share your experience of staying with us. I am delighted to hear that our bar staff made a positive impact on your stay, and we appreciate your kind words regarding the unique charm of our establishment. Our team strives to provide exceptional service and an unforgettable atmosphere, so it's truly rewarding to receive such feedback. However, we regret to hear about the challenges you faced during your visit. While it is uncommon, we apologize for any inconvenience caused by the fan noise. We're also sorry to hear about the misunderstanding regarding breakfast entitlements for our valued gold members. Please be assured that providing clear and accurate information is important to us, and we will review our communication procedures to prevent such occurrences in the future. It would be beneficial if you could contact me directly via E-mail Alexander.Lalk@gchhotelgroup.com, so that we can discuss further stays and welcome you back at Wasserturm Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you very soon. Best regards, Alexander Lalk General Manager Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton
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WatfordPete wrote a review Feb 2024
Portsmouth445 contributions242 helpful votes
My wife and I disagree a bit on this. I felt let down and would score 3. She’s more forgiving so it gets a 4. The hotel is clearly a 5/5 if you’re scoring in style and service. Lovely breakfast but the queue for coffee was irritating. Whoever designed the rooms appears to have never had to stay in them! Our junior suite had 2 TVs and neither had anything worth watching and the bedroom one wasn’t even useable. It was at 90 degrees to the bed and not on a swivel. Therefore you could only see it if you were stood in the doorway. Similarly the rooms were massive. But the lovely bathroom was designed in such a way that I knocked my arms on the pointless panelling when doing my teeth. There was no room for washbags at all. Light fittings. Good luck figuring those out! If you want function - there’s other options. If you want style - enjoy this offering.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Feb 17, 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We're delighted to hear that you appreciated the distinctive style of our hotel and the quality of service our team strives to provide, along with the enjoyable breakfast experience. It’s gratifying to know that the aesthetics of our unique architecture and the efforts of our service team resonated with you. We regret to hear, however, that certain design aspects of the room did not meet your expectations. While our rooms are designed to blend historical charm with modern convenience, we understand that functionality is key, and we continuously aim to balance these elements for an exceptional guest experience. Your feedback on the placement of the TVs and the bathroom setup is invaluable as we consider future enhancements. We apologize for any inconvenience the light fittings may have caused and appreciate your patience in navigating these features. We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again on a future visit. With kind regards, Your Team of Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton
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2after909 wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom36 contributions37 helpful votes
As most of you will have noticed, the hotel building is really special with the hotel using an historic water tower as its location. The hotel upgraded me to a nice junior suite. It was interesting architecturally. Large lower-level living area with a staircase leading upstairs to a small bedroom. The bedroom was kind of hot, though, and the AC did not quite get it as cool as I liked by the time I wanted to go to sleep. Breakfast was so-so for a hotel of this price category. The bar on the top floor is fine, but not as extraordinary as the hotel's marketing makes it out to be in terms of the views. They make good cocktails, though. So what's the bottom line: I might book this hotel again for a business stay. But it's not like it's my new go-to hotel for Cologne. OTOH, I think this would be an excellent choice for a touristic visit of Cologne. The unique hotel hardware could quite add to the experience, I imagine.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Dec 26, 2023
Dear 2After909, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're delighted to hear that you appreciated the unique architectural charm of our converted historic water tower and the complimentary upgrade to one of our junior suites. It's also wonderful to know that our rooftop Bar Botanik, with its selection of well-crafted cocktails, added enjoyment to your stay. We're sorry to hear that the bedroom temperature was not to your complete satisfaction. While our hotel is equipped with air conditioning, we acknowledge that the unique structure of the building may present challenges in some rooms. We take note of your feedback regarding the breakfast and will continue to strive for excellence in all our offerings. We're pleased to hear that you would consider choosing us again for business travel and believe that our hotel's distinctive character could indeed enhance a touristic visit to Cologne. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, Your Team of Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton
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Bubviv wrote a review Dec 2023
Dublin, Ireland648 contributions278 helpful votes
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From the outside the hotel is rather unassuming, but inside is a marvel of a conversion. Beautiful original features blend seamlessly with modern furnishings. Very thoughtful decor that does not clash with the architecture. Our room was large with high ceilings and heated tile floors. Super comfortable bed and air-conditioning that kept the temperature to my liking. Good wifi connection. Very quiet room. Shower was great with excellent water pressure. Lots of industrial hints in the hardware around the room, gorgeous lighting too. Breakfast was a decent spread in "the winter garden" ... again, a very aesthetically pleasing dining space. Tasty food at the buffet but you can also order a la carte if you wish. Staff provided warm and happy service. Secure underground car parking available to all guests. This hotel is also pet-friendly, just inform the hotel in advance and they are happy to accommodate your furry friend. I cannot recommend this hotel enough. A short walk to many local attractions in the city.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Dec 11, 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for this great review. We're thrilled to hear you appreciated the unique blend of original features and modern furnishings that our hotel offers. It's wonderful to know that you found the room spacious, comfortable, and well-equipped, from the heated tile floors to the air-conditioning and WiFi connection. Your mention of the quietness of the room, the excellent shower water pressure, and the thoughtfully designed industrial hints throughout is greatly appreciated. We're also glad that the breakfast in our Wintergarten and the service provided by our team met your expectations. Moreover, we're happy to provide secure underground parking for our guests' convenience and to welcome furry friends, as we aim to create a comfortable experience for all our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, Your Team of Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton
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nasreddine21 wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
I loved my stay at this hotel which was quite different from the usual layouts and looks. Friendly reception staff, high large rooms with high tech specs Nice variety of breakfast, however they could do with an extra coffee machine (which broke). Very impressed overall.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Dec 9, 2023
Dear Nasreddine21, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're thrilled to hear that you appreciated our hotel's unique architecture and high-tech specifications, which are indeed different from the usual. It's wonderful that our reception staff made a positive impression and that you enjoyed the variety of our breakfast offerings. We also take pride in our location, which offers guests convenient access to Cologne's cultural sites and attractions. Regarding the coffee machine issue, we want to assure you that our team is dedicated to providing a seamless dining experience, and we regret any inconvenience this may have caused. We hope to welcome you back. Best wishes, Your Team of Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton
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vivzer wrote a review Nov 2023
Drumcondra, Ireland332 contributions164 helpful votes
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Stunning building. Warm welcome and upgrade, thank you. Gorgeous suite, room 405. Everything we needed. Rooftop bar is fab cocktails, food and view of the city. Gym and sauna onside is just brilliant. Great location for town. Breakfast is perfect, any review stating less is not complimentary to what is on general offer and to order. Looking forward to returning!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 23, 2023
Dear vivzer, Thank you for this great review. We're thrilled to hear that the distinctive architecture of our building made such a positive impression on you. It's wonderful that you received a warm reception and enjoyed the complimentary upgrade. We're glad that the suite provided everything necessary for a comfortable stay and that you found the panoramic views from our rooftop bar to be exceptional. It's also great to know that our fitness facilities and sauna met your expectations for a rejuvenating experience. We appreciate your recognition of our convenient location, which is ideal for exploring the town. Your kind words about our breakfast selection reflect our commitment to offering a diverse and high-quality dining experience. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, Your Team of Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton
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Andrew T wrote a review Nov 2023
Cardiff, United Kingdom1630 contributions6560 helpful votes
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Great hotel in a unique building. The water tower is beautiful to look at and provides a quirky interior. We stayed for five nights in a junior suite. The room was comfortable and shower and bathroom facilities good. Breakfast choices were freshly prepared, both hot and continental on offer. Some of the hot choices were a little overcooked, the potato cakes a bit dark some days. Otherwise food was generally good. Gym facilities are excellent and equipment very modern. Sauna was quiet and relaxing. The hotel is a ten minute walk from the city centre. Staff were helpful and pleasant. Recommend this hotel and would stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 16, 2023
Dear Andrew, Thank you for providing us with feedback about your recent experience. We're delighted to hear that the distinctive architecture of our historic building contributed to a memorable stay. It's wonderful to know that the comfort of your junior suite met your expectations, and that you found our shower and bathroom facilities to your liking. We're glad that the breakfast selection was to your satisfaction, with a variety of freshly prepared options. We acknowledge your feedback regarding the potato cakes and will look into ensuring all hot choices are cooked to perfection. Your commendations on our modern gym facilities and tranquil sauna are much appreciated. We're also pleased that our location provided convenient access to the city center. Thank you for recognizing the efforts of our staff in making your stay pleasant. We aim to provide exceptional service and are glad this was reflected during your visit. It would be a pleasure to welcome you again. Best regards, Your Team of Wasserturm Hotel Cologne, Curio Collection by Hilton
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PRICE RANGE
$131 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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Wasserturm Hotel
LOCATION
GermanyNorth Rhine-WestphaliaCologneAltstadt-Süd
NUMBER OF ROOMS
88
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wasserturm Hotel Cologne
Which popular attractions are close to Wasserturm Hotel Cologne?
Nearby attractions include Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum (0.2 miles), Museum Schnutgen (0.2 miles), and Saint Pantaleon (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Wasserturm Hotel Cologne?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Wasserturm Hotel Cologne?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Wasserturm Hotel Cologne?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Wasserturm Hotel Cologne?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wasserturm Hotel Cologne?
Conveniently located restaurants include 1980 Cafe & Banh Mi, Bun Pho Vietnamesische Kuche, and Puszta Hutte.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wasserturm Hotel Cologne?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a sauna during their stay.
Is Wasserturm Hotel Cologne located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Cologne.
Are any cleaning services offered at Wasserturm Hotel Cologne?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Wasserturm Hotel Cologne?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Wasserturm Hotel Cologne offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.