With a buffet breakfast and free wi fi included, the hotel is good value for the price paid. Handy but slightly hidden location, within walking distance to main train station and cathedral.
Hotel is close to main station but as a woman, I don't know that I would feel comfortable walking the last 50 or so metres to hotel after dark on my own. Hotel is on a corner on a street away from main pedestrian traffic.
Hotel staff were very friendly and attended to our requests quickly. (we had a slightly blocked toilet on arrival)
Breakfast and Internet were included in our room rate and both were good. Wide selection available for breakfast and internet speed was satisfactory.
Room and bathroom size was on the small side but ok for 2 people, space taken by swinging picture would be better utilised with a small table and chair. Mini bar fridge was not cold but I didn't check if it could be set colder. Other reviewers have commented on the noise level but we didn't notice any from our room.
The hotel stay would have been excellent except for lack of air conditioning in the room and very hot weather. (I think I mistakenly thought climate control was air conditioning).
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Cristall Hotel Cologne