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Radisson Blu Hotel Cologne
Ranked #24 of 263 Hotels in Cologne
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Reviewed March 10, 2011

Won two nights' stay at this hotel as part of a competition so cannot comment on value for money but very much enjoyed my stay. As many people have commented the large lobby atrium area also houses the bar where people can smoke, something which feels slightly odd coming from a practically smoke-free Britain. The smoke smell does drift along the corridors slightly but didn't intrude in the rooms. It's much worse walking down the street behind someone smoking! The Hotel is located very close to the trade centre and the Laxxness concert arena on the right bank of the Rhine and as such there isn't much in the area around the hotel, however there's a tram stop right outside the hotel which will take you into central Cologne, there are some restaurants and bars a 10 minute walk away near the Messe/Deutz Station which will also take you into the city centre. If you prefer to walk, it's a nice 30 minute stroll across the Hohenzollern Bridge. Location-wise the hotel is great, away from the noise of the city but within easy reach.

The staff were friendly & courteous and some do speak good English if you don't speak German, all the menus & room information is printed in English as well as German. The room was spacious and very clean, well equipped and with free wi-fi which was a bonus. Breakfast was good and plentiful with a choice of fruits, cereals, breads, pastries and cooked items. The hotel restaurant offers Italian cuisine, we ate here one night (also had room service) and the food was very well presented and to a high quality, although possibly a little pricy but it is a hotel restaurant so possibly to be expected.

The hotel also has a spa but we didn't visit this. All in all a great stay and although the hotel isn't in the centre of Cologne the location was perfect for us and the transport links are very good.

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Thank Beccy W
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Reviewed February 24, 2011

This hotel is located in an impressive building. The rooms are OK.
The finishing and small touches makes this into a rather average hotel.
Rather pricy.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank milikab
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Reviewed January 21, 2011

It's a good hotel experience, but the neighborhood is not interesting and breakfast too expensive. The price was ok and we were staing one night so we were happy with our stay overall.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Thank AlexandreLegault
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Reviewed January 4, 2011

I was in Köln for 1 night for a music concert in Köln arena. The radisson blu hotel is very close to this arena. Around 10 minutes walk. Next to hotel there is a shell gas station which we could fill up our tank. In front of hotel there is a tram stop which takes you to downtown in 10 mins.
The hotel itself is very modern and nicely designed.
the rooms are new and modern. We had LCD in our room with min bar and tea/coffee maker. Hotel also has spa and parking.
It was a great stay.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled on business
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Thank tea-list
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Reviewed January 2, 2011

The hotel is new & very clean. The staffs were very helpful, advising us to change coins in advance for the tram rides to the Dom area. The breakfast was delicious, plenty to choose from, and the eggs were cooked to order. Only problem was the smoking in the lobby, it was pretty suffocating as I am a non smoker. Luckily my room on the high floor were free of tobacco smell. Overall a very nice hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Thank sam_san_11
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Reviewed December 23, 2010

Wanted nice hotel in order to visit Cologne's many christmas markets. Had previous good experience at Radisson Blu hotels so decided to give this one a try. Booked on expedia and was very clear: 2 adults, 1 child, breakfast included. Confirmation came back was clear that this was included. Upon arrival was informed that we had to pay €27 per night for the extra bed and €11.50 per day for the child's breakfast. I stuck to my guns and insisted they provided what we had booked and that it is their problem with expedia not ours ! Eventually they agreed after two trips to see the "manager".
After this initial hiccup, all was ok. Room comfortable and clean, good beds (got 2 nights good sleep). Breakfast somewhat chaotic but good. Parking in underground secure and warm garage (lots of ice & snow at the time of our trip) - €19 per day.
Location is right side of Rhine but the centre is easily accessible by U-Bahn (tram) - the stop is 2 mins away. Cheap and efficient - day pass for upto 5 people = €10.40. 10 mins to Neumarkt. Not much in the immediate area - other hotels, a Shell petrol station and the Messe.
Hotel is built around an atrium - this is a nice feature apart from the fact that the bar is located here and they allow smoking - which means every time you leave & come back to hotel, go for breakfast, go to lifts etc - you get a lungful of smoke - not good especially with children.
Apart from the niggles, a good hotel and a good stay.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 15, 2010

Nice rooms and nice staff. Nice breakfast, but not enough capacity, so we were sent to a conference room with not all breakfast offers available. Annonce Wi-Fi in all rooms, but actually not available in 4.th floor, only a cable internet which is not possible with a smartphone. Worst of all it´s a smoking hotel. You can get a non-smoker room but the lobby is stinking of tobacco as it is allowed to smoke there. Very unhealthy to pass the lobby or sitting there having a drink in the bar. Thought that was illegal now a days. So non-smokers, avoid this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Radisson Blu Hotel Cologne

Address: Messe-Kreisel 3, 50679 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Formerly Radisson SAS)
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Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Cologne
#8 Spa Hotel in Cologne
#16 Romantic Hotel in Cologne
#20 Luxury Hotel in Cologne
#26 Business Hotel in Cologne
Price Range: $71 - $333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Radisson Blu Hotel Cologne 4.5*
Number of rooms: 393
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just a few minutes from the historical city center, this hotel in Cologne stands directly opposite the Koelnmesse trade and fairgrounds and just 100 meters from the nearest tram station. Guests enjoy easy access to the airport, business destinations like Lanxess Arena and many cultural attractions. The 393 soothing rooms include desirable amenities like heated bathroom floors, video on demand and high-speed, wireless Internet. Enjoy the Super Breakfast Buffet at Pronto! Restaurant, or unwind with a cocktail at Paparazzi Lounge Bar. Travelers appreciate a fitness center and can take advantage of on-site parking for a nominal fee. The hotel offers 11 meeting rooms accommodating up to 250 delegates class-room style and up to 1,500 attendees for stand-up events. ... more   less 
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