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Buchholz Downtown Hotel
Ranked #77 of 261 Hotels in Cologne
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Great little hotel in a good location.”
Reviewed April 27, 2009

I visited Cologne for the first time for a conference and booked Hotel Buchholz for two nights. The hotel is within a short walking distance from the city centre, and the Expo centre, and the hotel is generally in a good spot just one block from the river.

The hotel is small and cozy and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I had booked a single room, which was small as expected. The shower/toilet was very small also however the towels and bathroom was very clean, as was the room and the entire hotel for that matter.

Really the only downside for me was the lack of a proper table and chair for late night work. The wifi was also a bit slow for my liking so I couldn't really do much work in the room. There are plenty of hotspot locations around Cologne so you can go to a cafe and work from there if your hotel is not equiped for online professionals.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
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Modesto, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2007

Cute little find in Downtown Koln...family owned and operated...cozy rooms and great breakfast. Small sized bathrooms...but it's about the location...nice spot...

The hotel is next to some large construction of office buildings that are across the street...but don't let that stop you. The owner and her son were so accomodating...

  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 20, 2007

A small hotel a very short walk from the railway station offering a particularly warm reception and old fashioned Welsh hospitality from the matriarch of the house. Smallish rooms. For us, the breakfasts were a particular strength and the free internet access was an unexpected but very welcome bonus.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 20, 2005

This is a great place to stay if you are going to Cologne. From the airport, the train goes directly to the main station and then you can walk (3 blocks) or take a taxi (5Euros).

Carole (English) and her son Sascha are in charge of the small (17 room) hotel and everything is spotless and well-kept. Though the rooms are small like most in Germany, there is nothing tattered, worn out or musty here. The bathroom is especially nice and up-to-date, the breakfast features lots of fruit with cereals and yogurt...and they will make you eggs and ham if you wish. The "kitchen" is open round the clock if you desire room service snacks.

The hotel is not on the "Dom" side of the train station but is off on a side street about a block from the Rhine River. Good walkers can find their way around most of Cologne from here, take a stroll along the Rhine and do not miss the Dom Cathedral and the shopping boulevards of Cologne. Say hello to the staff at Hotel B and tell them that Joe sent you. (---) The photos on their site are right-on, the hotel really looks like this, in a nice neighborhood and the rooms are as nice as in the photos. Highly recommend, and if you stay here please post your thoughts on return.

  • Stayed August 2005
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Property: Buchholz Downtown Hotel
Address: Kunibertsgasse 5, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Nord
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #77 of 261 Hotels in Cologne
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Hotel Class:3 star — Buchholz Downtown Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Hearty Welcome to the Buchholz Downtown Hotel Hotel Buchholz with its attractive Victorian facade is one of Cologne's most charming "town house" hotels in the Kunibertsviertel. The hotel provides a quiet retreat away from the urban rush, situated in a small street just minutes from the city centre and a short walk from the River Rhine. The Buchholz family run and manage this affordable accommodation, and together with their friendly and courteous English - speaking staff ensure a hearty and warm welcome is given to all guests on their arrival. Whether your visit to Cologne is for business or pleasure, our central but quiet location is an excellent base for visiting the exhibition halls, various museums, our famous cathedral and other places of interest. Just a short walk from the hotel along the River Rhine embankment is "Old Cologne" with its many bars and restaurants. We also provide a service where bookings for restaurants, tickets for shows, etc. can be made in advance. ... more   less 
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