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Ibis Koeln Am Dom
Ranked #30 of 261 Hotels in Cologne
Reviewed July 28, 2012

A pleasant surprise to find such a convenient central hotel which is good value and well equipped with air conditioning and insulation against noise on a hot busy day. Very small disadvantage for drivers in that you can't get a car to the entrance, and have a short drive to the nearest car park under the cathedral. However you can find an entrance to the hotel direct from the main train station.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

For a brief stay in Cologne, having arrived by train, we found this Ibis ideal for our purpose. Anyone looking for reasonably priced accommodation in Cologne, especially if you want to spend some time in the cathedral or the Romisch-Germanisches Museum, you will find this is the perfect location.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

So when I booked this I was skeptical about location versus noise. I can now report that there is no reason to be concerned about noise. We had less than 24 hours to spend in Koeln and were sure that the Dom was the most important thing we wanted to see. We got off our train and boom we were already there. I mean at the hotel and the Dom. There is an entrance to the hotel from within the train station itself and the Dom is right out the front door. We did not notice the entrance within the station but walked out to the plaza and found both the Dom and the hotel. Lovely staff, I really have no complaints.

Room Tip: Remember Ibis rooms are small but the two of us really were comfortable.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Make sure you request a non-smoking room, there is no option to online, but if you don't they assume you want a smoking room!!! We just checked in and went to our room w/o being told it was a smoking room and found it reeked. When we came back and nicely asked for non-smoking, we were given a 'oh, probably not' face along with 'most guests request that when booking.'

Well I'm not sure how most people request non-smoking when booking b/c there is no option online, none of the room or rate details mention that there smoking rooms in the hotel, and I don't even think there was a special request write-in box to beg for non-smoking...

We were nice about it and she did begrudgingly manage to find us a non-smoking, but they were full so probably some other unknowing guest who checked in later got stuck with that room. Yuk. I absolutely can't do smoking so I thought we were going to have to try find another hotel for one-night at the last minute, I was a bit paniced at the prospect, esp. b/c we were staying to be close to the train station for a quick 14 hour visit to the city.

We were hesitant to even ask for a city map later b/c the front desk person was so offputting, but a second person there later was fine.

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Location is extremely nice for the Dom, easy to go back more than once (I did!) even on just an overnight, and even have a view from the room. It's the same story as all Ibis / accor chains, ventilation/AC is useless so plan on having open the window or being hot (or both). It was quite noisy overnight- cabs and police hanging around and chatting, and young people hanging around and being noisy throughout the night, bars seems to be open late here. It's a pedestrian plaza outside and all the noise seems to reflect off the cement and surrounding bldgs, always sounded like people were talking it your room even though they were 20 meters away.

All that said, because of the price and location I would stay again for a one-night off the train option, but know what to expect and be sure to ask for non-smoking if you want it!

Room Tip: Apparently you have to ask for non-smoking if you don't want a smoking room!
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We traveled Europe via train and choose our Accor hotels based on location. This hotel is directly next to the Cologne train station BUT it was not noisy at all!!! It is an Ibis hotel so you know that the rooms are not big. They've had all the necessary stuff and were very clean. We've slept very well there. The Dom, river cruises and the inner city shopping area at your doorstep. Great value for money, friendly staff - we will stay there again and can recommend this hotel
Cheers Reinhard

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Great Location Koln HFB just across from the cathedral, great price for a city centre hotel €49, clean and functional, have used it before for short stays and certainly use it again, for the price you cant beat it.

Room Tip: Better Views the higher you are, try 3rd Floor
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

The hotel is actually part of the station and can be accessed from within the station, just to the right of the main doors out into the cathedral square there's an Ibis sign and a door to reception.You will need to press the buzzer though to gain access. Our room overlooked the cathedral, it was clean and compact (we were only staying the one night, arriving late and leaving fairly early next day). The breakfast room was on the1st floor and accessed along the same corridor as the first floor bedrooms, so would not recommend taking a room on this floor.

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Address: Bahnhofsvorplatz, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Romantic Hotel in Cologne
Price Range: $104 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ibis Koeln Am Dom 2*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ibis Koln Am Dom hotel is located in the centre of Cologne, close to the railway station and a short walk from museums, the Musical Dome and the Stadttheater, the airport is 20 km away. Book one of our 71 airconditioned rooms with WiFi Internet andbenefit from use of the amenities we offer, including a bar and snacks available 24 hours. There is public undercover parking and a restaurant nearby. Tennis courts just 5 km from the hotel and golf 20 km, Fuhlinger See lake is 20 km from the hotel. ... more   less 
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