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Hotel Cristall
Ranked #50 of 261 Hotels in Cologne
Reviewed November 11, 2012

A pleasant stay in a comfortable, spacious room. The view from the window was boring, otherwise all was fine. The staff at checkin and leaving were friendly and helpful. As others have noted, the location is good and you can nip across the street into the St Ursula church and have a look at the ossuary!

Room Tip: It costs a bit extra, but a 'comfort' room is certainly good value.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Very convenient near the station and cathedral. It has nice clean rooms, a good breakfast and great service. I arrived very early on an overnight train, and the receptionist made the extra effort to ensure I could check in early and was very helpful throughout.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

we had a wonderful three night stay in this hotel, lovely rooms, really nice staff, the breakfast was great there was lots to choose from, all the main attractions were walking distance away! I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Hotel Cristall is a comfortable, stylish hotel with good value for money. Comfort rooms are worth the money as you get a lot bigger room and ditto bathroom. The triple glazing and a/c prevent any real noise annoyances coming from the main road. Breakfast was included and is just fine. Location is good, quite close by the Dom and main railway station. Parking was available at nearby parking lot for 12€ per day.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank MartinAlexis
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Thank David A
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Booked this hotel as an overnight stop on our rail journey from London to Salzburg. We got a very good deal with an online advance booking. From other reviews we knew that the location of the hotel would be convenient for the railway station which we needed as we had an early start the next day. We were intrigued by the comments made by some other reviewers but decided that on balance they were favourable and we were not disappointed. Even with suitcases we walked from the station to the hotel in no more than 10 minutes. On our arrival we were greeted by friendly and helpful reception staff who spoke excellent english. Our room was on the first floor and faced the main road which some reviewers have found to be disturbing, however, even with the windows open we didn't find it to be a problem. The bed was one of the most comfortable of any in which we have slept. The furnishings and decor have been described as 'wacky', yes they are slightly but we prefer that to something bland or formulaic. Everything was clean and in order. Breakfast was the usual continental buffet style, varied, plentiful and of good quality. We would certainly choose this hotel again for either an overnight break or a longer stay in Cologne.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Very cheap hotel, with an amazing breakfast. It is located about 400 m from the main train station. Neighborhood is not bad but its kind of dark at night. My room faced the street and there was no fence or security bars at all so I needed to keep the window closed when out. The room had this old, musty 70's smell. I bought a can of freshener to get rid of it. I went out and when I returned, cleaning staff had taken my can. apparently they thought it was theirs. The TV looks like something out of the 1960's. Small and freaky. Internet was VERY fast (about 10 MB). The hotel in general a grey atmosphere. It was cheap so I dont complain but Ive been in better hotels.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Cristall

Address: Ursulaplatz 9-11, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Nord
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 261 Hotels in Cologne
Price Range: $77 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Cristall 3.5*
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Cristall Cologne is a design-filled boutique hotel in Cologne's city centre with an inspiring and distinguished atmosphere. Colour and Shape. Light and Room. Design and Style. Accompanied by comfort and top location. The interaction of these attributes form an exciting concept. Being in the city centre, the Hotel is located within walking distance to the Cologne Cathedral, Central Station, river Rhine, major museums, main shopping streets, Cologne Old Town and Cologne Trade Fair/ Cologne Messe. The Hotel features 97 rooms in two categories, a hotel bar, two variable state-of-the-art conference rooms and free WIFI.Our Comfort rooms are newly furnished and belong to an impressive old building redeveloped in 2008, and attached to our main building. Each piece of furniture is individually designed and custom-made of quality materials. The Rooms are 26-36 square metres in size with a 3-metre ceiling height, and thus provide genourous comfort. All 14 Comfort rooms are non-smoking rooms and feature: Kingsize bed, Airconditioning, LCD flat screens, free WIFI, Free SKY-TV Entertainment, Directdial telephone, Satellite TV, Desk, Minibar, walkin shower, Toilette, bathroom Floor Heating, Hairdryer Our Standard rooms are individual in their design with a special attention to detail, especially when it comes to lightening. They embody quality, taste and warmth. All 83 standard rooms feature: Directdial telephone, free WIFI, Minibar, Shower/Toilette, Hairdryer Satellite- and pay TVCristall' s two variable conference rooms feature state-of-the-art conference equipment and proper surroundings for 2 to 65 people. Both rooms provide complimentary Wireless-LAN, air-conditioning, and direct daylight. Among various light arrangements both rooms can be fully blacked out if desired. Therefore, our conference facilities are rightly suited for any event, ranging from major conferences to small meetings as well as receptions. We offer tailored Conference Packages. ... more   less 
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