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Reviewed April 30, 2017

Due to worrying and unpredictable demos in Cologne for which 5000 Policemen had been drafted in, to ensure being able to get to a venue on the other side of the Rhine we had to change hotels at the last minute. This an old-fashioned hotel on the edge of some glorious woods, close to the Motorway and with a Strassenbahn 2 minutes away with which you can enjoy all the scenery on a straight run into the centre of town within 20 minutes and leave the car in the hotel's free underground carpark. At £60 for the night we had a large room with armchairs and coffee table. The bathroom was perfectly adequate and the shower, well, even my husband who is very fussy on temperature and pressure enthused how good it was! My only gripe was that we had a waterbed… I was willing to give it a try but when we return I will request a room with a ‘normal’ bed. Waterbeds and me do not get on. As said, it was a last minute booking and I had not checked if breakfast was available or at an added cost. Breakfast was not mentioned when we checked in and, after all, we had only paid £60 for the night. I think 'gobsmacked' just about covered it when we saw what must be the ultimate in breakfasts all set up in a room with a Baby Grand at one end. Unlike the hotel in Holland which (unusually and unfortunately) offered only Espresso or Earl Grey at breakfast, this hotel where we spent our last night offered all the usual choices in coffee and tea and also hot chocolate as well as the usual continental sliced meats, liver sausage and cheeses, 4 different types of cereal with chilled fresh milk, scrambled eggs, sausages, boiled eggs, DIY fried eggs (single hobs and small frying pans available) fruit, yoghurt, fruit juice, oranges with a press, you can’t get fresher orange juice than that, a choice of different rolls and 2 different loaves with an electric slicer to cut your own and a toaster if desired, chocolate spread, honey and 4 different conserves fresh pats of butter and margarine. There are many, more expensive, hotels which could take a leaf out of their book. Absolutely sumptuous, everything you could want for a long lingering breakfast….if you have the time and in an atmosphere that makes you wish you could linger.
As for comments others have made in their reviews:
‘decor is cheap’ – old-fashioned but clean and a spruce up wouldn’t hurt, but perfectly acceptable and it doesn’t claim to be a state of the art hotel
‘whole place smells of cigarettes’ – not when we were there last week
‘bathroom with smelly towels and dirty shower curtain’ - not when we were there last week
‘Saturday night disco’ – being a light sleeper I was also concerned when we returned to the hotel that evening but once upstairs in our room, at the back of the building, could not hear anything, not even a hint of an annoying base

Room tip: There is an over 25s disco every Saturday night. If loud music could be a problem requesta room at the back of the building.
Date of stay: April 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank smiles2013
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

I really don't know where to start, decor is cheap, the whole place smells of cigarettes, the single rooms are terrible, the bathroom with the smelly towels and dirty shower curtain, the WIFI reception only available if your laptop is placed on top of the fridge and -oh joy- the Saturday night disco until 3am at a noise level which is unbelievable!!!! Please stay away.

Date of stay: February 2013
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3  Thank ollib02
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Don't stay on a Saturday night unless you are prepared to stay awake with the in house disco that goes until 2 a.m. It was so loud that the springs in my bed were "sproinging" in time to the music. Rooms a little tired. Shower awful. Shower was square space in bathroom with a shower curtain around it, but the pressure of water on the curtain meant the curtain hung outside the raised edge on the floor so the entire bathroom flooded. We were offered free internet access for being kept up until 2am by the disco which would have cost us 1 Euro. Food in restaurant and service in restaurant and reception not great. Handy for the S Bahn though.

Room tip: If you have to stay here make sure you ask for a room away from teh disco. However, if it is on the second floor remember you will have to carry your suitcases up there as there is no lift.
Date of stay: December 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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4  Thank MarjanSonning
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Reviewed July 20, 2011

Having won flights and tickets for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf, we struggled to find reasonably priced accommodation within striking distance. This hotel was about thirty miles from Dusseldorf, but reasonably priced, given the huge hike in prices at the time, and close to the motorway system. There is hotel parking for a small charge and plenty of free parking nearby. The surrounding area is residential and there is a small Aldi supermarket in front of the hotel.

This hotel gives off a somewhat tired and elderly appearance from the outside, but our room had been refurbished and was perfectly adequate. Fresh fruit and chocolate had been provided in the room which was a nice touch.

Reception was quite casual and they had to send for someone who could speak English. Well, we were in Gemany and neither of us could remember more than a few words of Geman, so fair enough. We were then issued with our room key without anyone checking if the room was ready, which of course it wasn't. We climbed two flights of stairs to find this out as there was no lift. There was also a very friendly Great Dane in reception who greeted us when we arrived.

The hotel is right next to the tram terminus with a frequent, reasonably priced service into the centre of Cologne for sightseeing.

Buffet breakfast was included in the price and there was a good selection of hot and cold food. We did not use the hotel bar but it did appear to be still open when we returned to the hotel at around 2 am on the Sunday morning.

Date of stay: May 2011
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1  Thank DianeHKent
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Reviewed June 9, 2011

The room was small, but the bathroom was large. The windows were single pane so you could hear every sound. You would think it would be quiet in the woods, right? Wrong! The streetcar turns around right by the hotel, so all night every 15 minutes you hear the screeching of the rails. The place smelled very strongly of cigarette smoke, and there was a light on the balcony that shine thru the paper thin curtains all night. Bed was very uncomfortable. Only poor hotel we stayed in on our entire two week trip.

Room tip: Get as far away from streetcar tracks as possible
Date of stay: May 2011
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1  Thank Janhube
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