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“Average at best”
Review of Ibis Koeln Messe

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Ibis Koeln Messe
Ranked #44 of 261 Hotels in Cologne
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“Average at best”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

The rooms are VERY small, especially the bathroom. Sounds from other rooms and hallway easily heard through the wall/door. Pay for wifi, and basically had to beg for an iron. Ended up just hanging my shirts in the bathroom while I showered.

Overall, this is low budget and not great. But the room was fairly clean and everything that was there worked. This was fine for business for a couple of days, but any longer than that and I would choose elsewhere. Given that there was a trade fair going at the Messe, this was my only option. Otherwise, at 200 Euro a night I would normally choose something else.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Situated 10 minutes from Cologne Messe S-Bahn station and less than 5 from the Exhibition Centre itself, this hotel is perfect for business travelers. We were there Saturday night and with good weather were able to walk downtown in under 20 minutes (across the main rail bridge into town) so if you are fit this place is a good alternative to staying directly in the centre.
As you'd expect the rooms are sparse, basic but the bed was very comfy and the bathroom (like a modern portacabin placed in the corner) had everything you need for a short stay.
The area is very quiet on the weekend (no exhibition traffic) and the rooms were well insulated so we heard nothing from the neighbours (assuming there were any) or outside.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Not a bad location, was perfect for the Lanxess Arena (went to concert during my stay). It is close to public transport (tram stop and train station just minutes walk away) The room was good...I found the bed quite comfortable. Bathroom on small side but as I only needed a place to sleep and shower,it was great. And the room/hotel was clean.

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Close to conference, but a huge price rip off. The bathroom is like a prefab jail . Space was a premium, and price was very high
Lucky we only needed a bed to sleep at night, as the amenities were non existent. Breakfast was good

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Location from 2 minutes by walk from Köln Messe Exhibition center, very correct price, quality level is homogen for an IBIS.Restaurant very good too ! Simple but good quality meals. Personnel very kind.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

the hotel was just a 3 to 4 minute walk from the Messe ,rooms were clean as was the rest of the hotel ,staff were friendly and knowledgeable ! One slight down side was lack of noise insulation between rooms.
A good value for money option!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Ibis Koeln Messe

Property: Ibis Koeln Messe
Address: Bruegelmannstr. 1, 50679 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Cologne
#10 Family Hotel in Cologne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Koeln Messe 3*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ibis Koeln City Messe Arena hotel is in the centre of Cologne, a few min on foot from the old city, easily accessible from the motorway or by public transport. Close to the cathedral, the Exhibition Centre and the KOELNARENA, the recently built hotel has 180 air-conditioned rooms (3 are adapted for disabled guests). Wifi access, a restaurant, a bar, snacks 24/24, a terrace and private pay parking are at your disposal. The airport is 12 km away. ... more   less 
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