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“Hidden Gem”
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Hotel Domspitzen
Ranked #27 of 260 Hotels in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool
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3 reviews
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

We booked this based on the reviews on here, I like to research before I book anything and the price we got for our stay backed up by the reviews finalised it! We got the train in from cologne airport and made the mistake of coming out the side where the cathedral is and got a little lost, it's at the other side, the back entrance where the McCafe is by platform 10, then cross the road go straight for about 30 seconds and do a left and its there..literally a stones throw away from the station but not so close that you will hear any noise from the trains.

Service was brilliant, we were given a map on check in and the receptionist pointed out all the landmarks and how to find the Christmas markets, the map was like our bible for our stay..we even used it to master the subway system they have!

Beds were comfy and the rooms were clean, there was two little slices of cake and a chocolate on the bed waiting for us when we arrived..a really nice touch and tasted lovely too!

Breakfast was plentiful and lovely, all fresh meats and cheese, yogurts, cereals, fruit, you can't really ask for much more.

The only tiny little thing is that we couldn't manage to get the shower to stay up high, which wasn't a problem for me as I'm only 4ft 10..I fitted under it nicely! But my boyfriend is 6ft 4 and had to bend in order to fit under it..nothing major though, after all you're only in the shower for 15 mins of the day!

Highly recommend this place and I will be returning should we come back to Köln :)

  • Stayed December 2012
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Domspitzen, Manager at Hotel Domspitzen, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Thanks Krissi for the recommendation. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay so much and look forward to welcome you again. Wishing you all the best for 2013 and greetings to Liverpool!
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2012

What a find ! We booked into this hotel for a few days to visit the Christmas Markets in Cologne. Its one of the friendliest hotels we have stayed in from the welcoming smile as we arrived to the cake and chocolate in our room - not to mention the delicious homemade cakes and biscuits that were always available. The rooms are small but perfectly suited for a short stay and despite being near the station, we had no problem with noise.
The location is great with all the sites within easy walking distance.
The breakfasts - what can I say ! Terrific and catering for everything from bacon and egg to beautiful little tastings of German specialities , fresh fruit, assorted breads - wonderful.
We would heartily recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: we had two rooms on the second and third floors facing the street and they were very quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Domspitzen, Manager at Hotel Domspitzen, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
You said it in one word: a gem. We can not find words to tell you how much we enjoyed your review. Many, many thanks and all the best for the New Year!
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Nice and couzy hotel just minutes away from Central Station. The Dome is 5 minutes walking. Very friendly staff and breakfast was very interesting but in a good way. Besides the usual breakfast there were many nice extras. They love cheese in all different ways.

The interior of the room was nicely done and couzy. The room was very clean.

The only small thing I can say was the fact that there was not one big double bed but two normal one moved together.

I absolute will go there again

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Domspitzen, Manager at Hotel Domspitzen, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Thanks mvberkel for your nice recommendation. We are glad that you felt at home with us and wish you a happy new year! Until next time, best regards to Amsterdam!
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Manchester UK
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

We stayed at the hotel in December and found it was everything we could have hoped for. The room (41) was spotlessly clean and all the staff we came into contact with were helpful and friendly throughout our stay. The breakfast was superb and a really nice touch was the chocolate St Nicholas awaiting us on the breakfast table on the 6th December. We hope to return to this hotel on our next trip to Cologne

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Domspitzen, Manager at Hotel Domspitzen, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Thank you very much for your lovely recommendation. We also hope to welcome you again in Cologne and in our hotel and wish you a happy new year! Greetings from the "Domspitzen"!
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Timbuktu, Mali
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

We visited Cologne a few weeks ago and stayed in this charming hotel. Nice and friendly employees. Room was big enough and clean. The location was very central, just a 10 minute walk from the Dom. The breakfast was really great. Lots to choose from and fresh.
I really cannot make up anything negative, besides the fact that we booked the room via a giftcard and we had to pay 20 euro a night extra for an upgraded room as the standards weren't available anymore. Honestly I'm doubting if we really got the upgraded room as it was not very big and a bit sober, we also had a quick look into another room and that one was much bigger and luxury... anyhow not really a complaint just remarkable

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Domspitzen, Manager at Hotel Domspitzen, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Thank you for reviewing us. To address your question: Even if you saw a slightly larger room - rest assured, we have given you a superior room. Well, other rooms could be slightly larger or smaller, but the equipment is the same. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us as well and send

Greetings from Cologne!
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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2012

We needed to be close to Cologne main station as we were in town for just one night for a concert. This place is maybe 200 metres away from the station. From the outside judging by the facade you could be forgiven for thinking that it may not be so nice. Far from it.

Every contact we had with the staff was a pleasant experience, from check in to check out. We decided to pay €10 more and upgraded. At check in we were loaded out with maps, internet vouchers, hairdryer and all the info you might need. They are very approachable!

We were assigned to room number 14 - which seemed to be quite isolated from the rest of the rooms and later found out that it was called the 'Princess Room'. Our room had could sleep 4 in separate but conjoined rooms and predominantly pink in theme. The view was not much (backyard alleyway) but the room was refreshingly decorated and welcoming and light. We had cake in our room to welcome us. The bathroom is a little cramped but had double sinks. The shower was a little awkward to shower in, no big deal though.

As many have stated, breakfast is a big deal. There are many things to try (marinated duck breast, shrimps, cheeses) as well as traditional options: eggs, bacon, toast and cold cuts etc.

What we expected and what we got made a very pleasant stay!

Room Tip: If you check in on Foursquare and then check in at the hotel you get a 5% discount.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Domspitzen, Manager at Hotel Domspitzen, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear "Mohikaner",
many thanks for your very nice review. And many thanks for the great photos from our "princess room", also. We look forward to welcoming you soon again in our hotel.
Best regards from Cologne!
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Stayed in rooms 1 & 2 26/10/12. The standard of the rooms was excellent (did choose superior, so not sure about standard rooms). From the minute we walked in we all felt very welcome. All staff we met were extremely helpful. In fact, I would say this has to be the jolliest place I have stayed. Breakfast was excellent. It's the little things that make you different.

Well done Hotel Domspizen. :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Domspitzen, Manager at Hotel Domspitzen, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Alison,
thank you for your very nice review. Please visit us again soon.
Best regards,
the "Domspitzen!
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Property: Hotel Domspitzen
Address: Domstr. 23 - 25, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Nord
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Ranked #27 of 260 Hotels in Cologne
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Domspitzen 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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