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Hotel Konigshof The Arthouse
Ranked #217 of 263 Hotels in Cologne
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We arrived by train to Cologne and found our way easily to this hotel; so close to the Dom and the main railway station. We were able to get into our rooms at 11:30, bonus. The single bedrooms are small but have everything you need. We had no difficulty with the Wifi at all but again we were only there one night. The main shopping area was so close to the hotel, easy to walk. Breakfast was excellent, no lunch needed afterwards. We were surprised there was no provision for toasting any bread to have with our scrambled eggs. The Metro was easily accessed from the main station, worthwhile taking the cable car across the Rhine. The reception staff were polite but not overly friendly. I would stay here again, the hotel is good value and the location is excellent.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

A group of four guys sharing some time together in Cologne over a beer or two. This place was perfect, well located, some breakfast, decent rooms. A special mention for the delightful bar girl who works late on Saturday night.

All in all, highly recommended...

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

I chose Cologne to spend a few days as a tourist. I couldn`t have missed the hotel, as it`is situated close to the railway station and to the Dome. The busy Hohe Strasse is 200 meteres away.
I liked the single room, though it is not big, it is quite compact; the bathroom with a shower cabin is new and clean. The breakfast is plentiful.
What I didn`t like about the room was a cigarette smoke odour. And also I consider the hotel receptionist to be unfriendly towards me.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

The location of that hotel is exactly what you would like while staying in Cologne. Whether for holiday or business. 2 minutes walk to Dome Square and the Dome itself, museums and all attractions are in walking distance. Koln Messe is across the river - 15 minutes walk.
Surrounding area is full of different eateries with various cuisine. Main train station is around the corner.

The hotel is of a very traditional German type. Small clean rooms, comfortable bedding, great Bfast. Reception personnel were men over their 50s, with different smiling ability :). Free wifi, but need to pick up log in details from reception on daily basis.

Would stay again if happen to stay in Koln.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We arrived in Frankfurt a few days ago for our first trip overseas and headed up to Cologne and the Top Hotel. The room was spacious and meticulously clean and the hotel was in the perfect location, just a few blocks from the Dom and most major attractions. Further, as previously discussed in other posts, the breakfast is spectacular.
The only negative at all was that when we arrived at 10am we could not check in after having spent the whole night on the plane and desperately needing sleep and had to wait until 2. However, this may have been an issue anywhere and we cannot fault this awesome hotel for that.
Overall, it was a much better than expected first stay in Europe.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Having stayed in many different hotels and inns in Germany, I can tell you that all the beds were incredibly hard, so the fact that this hotel was no different is not a strike against it. Germans must sleep on really hard beds at home. That aside, everything was good. The staff was extremely helpful in recommending restaurants and getting us around town. The location is almost within sight of the Cologne Cathedral. The breakfast was quite adequate, and like other German hotels/inns, it goes quite late into the morning. There are many restaurants nearby, as well as a pedestrian shopping area. One warning is that in Germany, all the stores are closed on Sunday. Also, in Cologne, pretty much everything shuts down after dinner so if you want coffee or dessert, you better get it early.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

If you were to parachute a hotel into the perfect location in Cologne as a visitor to the city, this would be the Koenigshof. In a quiet side street, you are virtually a few seconds walk from the Cathedral, shops, restaurants, cafes and bars and minutes from the Main Station and river, everything is on the doorstep. Aside from the superb location, the hotel is perfect in terms of value-for-money, nice rooms, excellent, professional and very friendly service, nothing is too much trouble and offers everything you would wish for when visiting Cologne. As an all-round package, it surely can't be beaten.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Konigshof The Arthouse

Address: Richartzstr. 14-16, 50829 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Formerly Königshof Top Hotel)
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Nord
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #217 of 263 Hotels in Cologne
Price Range: $65 - $271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Konigshof The Arthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 82
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Top Hotel Cologne
Cologne Top Hotel
Top Hotel Koenigshof

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