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Novotel Koeln City

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Antwerp, Belgium
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38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

NIce hotel, clean rooms, good breakfast... At 15-20 minutes walk from the Cologne Dom, Central Station and the old city centre this hotel is well located. We arrived quite late on a friday evening, The reception employee - a youg man - was not very friendly or helpfull, didn't seem to speak or understand english. The second night some hotel... More 

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hotel4you, Manager at Novotel Koeln City, responded to this review

Dear Wim L, First and foremost, thank you very much for your stay with us here at the Novotel Cologne City. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We would like to welcome you back very soon and remain, with kind regards, Ruediger... More 

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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent one night at the Novotel to see the Christmas markets. Nice location down by the river but it's a bit of a stretch for them to say they are in the Altstadt! It's about a 20 minute walk to the cathedral. Close to the maritime market which was handy. They have an overzealous cleaning staff who would knock... More 

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hotel4you, Manager at Novotel Koeln City, responded to this review

Dear Andrew C, First and foremost, thank you very much for your stay with us here at the Novotel Cologne City. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are so sorry, that you had this experience with our cleaning staff. Please note,... More 

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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is very nice, clean and comfortable hotel with good breakfast. The Internet speed not good enough to, but acceptability is good. I strongly suggest this hotel especially for business trips. I enjoyed my time in this hotel.

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hotel4you, Manager at Novotel Koeln City, responded to this review

Dear Alireza S, First and foremost, thank you very much for your stay with us here at the Novotel Cologne City. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We would like to welcome you back very soon and remain, With kind regards, Ruediger... More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Novotel Köln City is a modern hotel, with very comfortable rooms, with an elegant, light and modern design. Spacious cabinets to store ones luggage, comfortable beds, and a practical and efficient lay out of the bathroom. The breakfast restaurant is spacious and has the same warm and elegant design as the rest of the hotel, the breakfast buffet has... More 

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hotel4you, Manager at Novotel Koeln City, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First and foremost, thank you very much for your stay with us here at the Novotel Cologne City. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We would like to welcome you back very soon and remain, With kind regards, Ruediger Schild... More 

Pornic, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Let me preface this review by saying that I am an Accor hotel member and I have had much better experiences at their other locations/brands, On September 24, my wife had an accident in a stairwell while visiting family in Cologne, She hurt both feet, After being treated at the hospital, she was unable to walk, It was impossible for... More 

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hotel4you, Manager at Novotel Koeln City, responded to this review

Dear Guylaine H, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are very sorry that your stay in our hotel did not meet the level of expectation you had and would like to apologize for this. Hoping that you accept our apologies we remain with best regards, Rüdiger Schild General Manager More 

Wales
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48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Booked connecting room for children only to be told on arrival that this wasn't possible as they were fully booked. After explaining that the connecting room was guaranteed, inter-connecting rooms were suddenly available. Nevertheless, rooms were clean and tidy, breakfast was fine but nothing to shout about. Parking isn't great, especially if you have a bigger 4x4 or LWB car... More 

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hotel4you, Manager at Novotel Koeln City, responded to this review

Dear MozherFizzle, First and foremost, thank you very much for your stay with us here at the Novotel Cologne City. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We would like to welcome you back very soon and remain, with kind regards, Ruediger Schild... More 

London
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for a couple of nights for business. The positives were nice staff and quick taxis. The minuses were multiple. The rooms had not been renovated in a long time and felt very tired and sad. The hotel was next to a noisy main road. More importantly, getting wifi access was a complete nightmare. I travelled with four... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

The room were good and clean. The WiFi was bad. Good location, near to the chocolate museum and 20m to cathedral. The breakfast was good, but could be better for this price range. In general for price/quality i think is a bit expensive.

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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Good hotel with ample parking and just 20 minutes walk to the main centre of Koln, Good size rooms, great dining and a good bar area and reasonable to mid range price wise. I would stay again! for sure!

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Novotel Koln City is located right on the Rhine River, close to the Old Town, the famous cathedral und several museums. Modern design and comfort characterise our 221 spacious rooms and seven meeting rooms. Explore the trade fair city or take it easy in the courtyard of our restaurant. Total relaxation awaits you on the 5th floor of this 4 star hotel where you can enjoy our gym overlooking the Rhine or a quiet moment in our sauna. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Novotel Koeln City

Address: Bayenstrasse 51, 50678 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
Price Range: $79 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Koeln City 4*
Number of rooms: 222
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Also Known As:
Novotel Koeln City Hotel Cologne
Novotel Hotel Cologne
Novotel Hotel Koeln City
Novotel Cologne
Cologne Novotel
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#6 Green Hotel in Cologne
#28 Family Hotel in Cologne
#28 Luxury Hotel in Cologne
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“Best rooms would have a river view, although this is not a must - not that much to enjoy viewing.”
 of 5 bubbles Dronson, Aug 31, 2016 | Read review
“we had a front room by a very busy road but the insulation seemed brilliant so I think any room would be suffice”
 of 5 bubbles 534ds, Jun 5, 2016 | Read review
“River view rooms can be a bit noisy if you open windows due to main road. The rooms facing the back also seemed to be roomier.”
 of 5 bubbles 326harrys, May 24, 2016 | Read review
“Front side romms with some river view are very silent, despite the very busy road outside.”
 of 5 bubbles A4445ZSmichaele, Apr 30, 2016 | Read review
“Choose the rooms at the back of the Hotel, away from the main road in the front, since they are more peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles Ike666, Mar 30, 2016 | Read review
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