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Senats Hotel
Ranked #139 of 262 Hotels in Cologne
Wokiing, Surrey
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21 reviews
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“'Great Hotel!'”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

From arriving in the hotel car park and being met by a very welcoming and helpful member of staff to the day we checked out - we had a wonderful stay. This is the second time we've stayed at this hotel for the Christmas Markets and we weren't let down. Perfectly situated for the Markets, extremely close to the Cathedral, car parking place on site, helpful and friendly staff, good sized rooms - marvellous! Also the buffet breakfast was great with a choice of hot food too and with complimentary drinks in your room - they really make an effort. Since our last visit, they have added a new bar on the first floor which had every drink and cocktail imaginable and was really nice. Was slightly worried that as we were so impressed from our last visit - that it wouldn't live up to our high expectations, but it totally did. looking forward to our next visit!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

5 girlies aged 14-71 travelled to Cologne to visit the Christmas markets for the first time. As we stepped from the cab in front of the hotel we could see the twinkling lights of the nearest market was just 100 yards away in the shadow of the breathtaking cathedral. You can never be quite sure whether the description of 'central' location is true but this really was. One of our party has limited mobility so the proximity to the markets was important. We stayed in a room for 3 and a double, the former being very spacious. The rooms were simply furnished and modern. Not much of a view but the sights were on our doorstep. 3 other markets were within walking distance. The desk staff, bar staff and breakfast staff couldn't do enough for us and were on hand with advice regarding sights, taxis and food, without being pushy. The people of Cologne were very welcoming and we all agreed that a return trip was a must. Lots to squeeze into a weekend but the Senats hotel was the place to do it from!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Hamburg, Germany
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143 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Great location - close to the central train station and the Cathedral. Our room was huge and very warm. We (Aussies) thought the hotel was weird as in the hotel room doors opened outward and the lift had a real door . . . just made the whole experience quaint. The breakfast was great and the staff very helpful and friendly. We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

This Hotel has been in business since 1959 so the pictures on the wall say. It is not a large hotel but is in a good location. It is a bit dated but clean and the service is very good.
The breakfast is excellent albeit continental but you can have some eggs any way you wish.
There is also a free mini bar with water and soft drinks. I was also given a free glass of Seco.
I have stayed here before and the standards have been maintained. Good location for the Dom.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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London
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2012

This is a cracking hotel (for a trip in autumn at least). The location is fantastic with the Dom only 5 minutes away, shopping just around the corner and easy access to a number of bars and restaurants.

This hotel gave me a family room (211) which comfortably accommodated 4 of us. For the price we had space, heating, windows and the kids loved it (but not as much as they loved being out and about). The staff were all helpful, spoke a multitude of languages and gave tip top recommendations of where to visit and eat.

If you want a family stop over then this is perfect, even being English the kids enjoyed the breakfast too (but for some of the meats).

Be warned however, the bathroom was a little dated. The bar lacked a little oomph, and I was not tempted to eat in during the evening.

And telephone the hotel to book parking before you visit.

This was great value, more than I expected and I would stay again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is basic and business like, no real problems, but nothing to get excited about either. Room had the essentials but not anything more. Breakfast was very good. Attended a conference at the hotel so lunch was part of the day - meals were good, but not exceptional. Location in the city center meant plenty to visit in the evening a short walk away. Overall an acceptable couple of days, but wouldn't chose to go back.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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65 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2012

You could do much worse and not much better for the price. We had a 2 night stay at the Senats in October. We had come from The Rhein region in off season so the price here was a lot higher than we had been used to, however, this is only to be expected as Koln is a business city.We noticed in our research that prices sky rocketed during week days especially when there are trade fairs or conferences on. Above all the position of this hotel is brilliant, a 5 minute walk from the Bahnhof and 2 minutes to the Dom and the old town but also main shopping street as well. We were extremely happy with the size and the set up of our room 119 on the second floor. With the exception of the lighting which could have been brighter in places, the room was very nice. Some big windows but no view to speak of. The furnishings, fixtures, etc all clean and new looking. The real winner here is the bathroom. Not only a shower over a very long bath but also a separate shower stall as well. The WC with it’s own hand basin was in another room. This makes for harmonious morning routines. Breakfast was a nice mix of the usual cereal, yoghurt, cold meats and cheeses with some hot options available on request for no extra cost. We had a comfort room which included complimentary non alcoholic drinks in the mini bar. Also we were given a voucher for a free Sparkling wine in the lounge bar where we also indulged in some EUR 5 happy hour cocktails.

Room Tip: room 119 very quiet, only view over the carpark.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Senats Hotel
Address: Unter Goldschmied 9-17, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Nord
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #139 of 262 Hotels in Cologne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Senats Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 59
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