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Esplanade Hotel

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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is better than great! It's a privately run 3* hotel and it shows. Pictures on here are actually a true representation of what's on offer. It's in a fairly central location with trams and buses close by or its short walk 15-20 min via main shopping area to the centre of the old town and cathedral. What you... More 

1 Thank louella4
Chennai (Madras), India
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68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

A very good budget business hotel in heart of Cologne. Its 7-8 kms from Hauptbahnhof and around 20 kms from Flugafen (airport). The linen was very good and offered excellent sleep. The bath area was quite small and not sure how fat people can be accommodated. The complimentary breakfast options were just okay. Typical budge business hotel. The reception service... More 

Thank Karthik R
Zürich, Schweiz
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

Very friendly staff. You can feel that this is a private owned hotel. Excellent breakfast. Good location. Comfortable beds though I did not like the pillows. All in all great value for what you pay. I would recommend upper-storey rooms.

Thank Tonic1965
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

The colours were really nice and definately perfect for a romantic couple get-away. The breakfast was also excellent. Service was also great. When we asked questions about the city the staff was really helpful. The only complaint we have is that the double rooms had in fact 2 seperate mattrasses.

Thank David B
Udine, Italy
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57 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

The hotel has renovated rooms with a sober yet not obvious style. Care in finishing can be found even on relatively hidden places like the stairs (good prints and paints). However, other details are old style, e.g., normal keys (nothing to complain with - energy saving is left to you). My room was adequate in size, clean, with a useful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Fautless hotel - really clean comfortable room with a great shower, good breakfast, ok location with good transport links. The staff was super helpful and kind. I lost my phone in the train and the gentleman at the reception kept trying the number till someone picked it up. Within 20 minutes I was reunited with my phone and very relieved.... More 

Thank Marco R
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

Our twin room was a little small but clean and quiet, it was facing a busy main road but there is excellent sound proof windows and we heard nothing! The staff were friendly, breakfast was good and location was good enough, tram stops nearby or a 15 min walk into city centre.

Thank Treblecle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for the weekend with some friends. Very helpful staff. Clean small rooms. Nice simple breakfast included. Super location. Very close to everything. Quiet hotel. Walking distance to the main shopping area and tourist attractions. Good find. Would recommend to anyone.

1 Thank Eithne C
Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015

I was initially going to give this hotel a very good rating but the lack of airconditioning and the supply of what would have to be the narrowest single bed I've encountered, dropped it a back a level. The service from reception was fine and the rooms were clean with a compact but modern bathroom. We had booked a triple... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015

We stayed recently at Esplanade hotel. The location is perfect, staff is very friendly and helpful, breakfast is quite good, the rooms are rather spacious and recently renovated. Free wifi works very well in public areas and in rooms. Highly recommended.

Thank Veronika Y
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Hotel Esplanade Cologne. We are a family-owned three-star city hotel with 32 rooms, centrally located, in close distance to Cologne's most visited sights, the shopping area and the Cologne fair. Our speciality is our late breakfast until 11 o'clock during the week and until 12 o'clock on weekends. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Esplanade Hotel

Address: Hohenstaufenring 56, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Süd
Price Range: $89 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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