I spent 3 nights at Domstern, in September 2011. This is just an amazing place, with fantastic staff.
I had a single room at 3rd floor. First thing I noticed was the door separating the hallway to rooms from the lift/stairs area and this prevented any noise to come into the room area (though the door might be a bit noisy when closed).
I noticed that they are very attentive to each detail. There was a chocolate and a welcome note on my bed when I arrived. Very cute!
My room was small, but very cozy. The bed was very comfortable and large for one person. Room was equipped with fridge, TV, desk, safe, telephone. Bathroom was small as well, but very clean and nice. Free wifi in the room. Very quiet.
The hotel is very well located, just a few minutes (walking) to Cologne Central Station and within walking distance to many Cologne attractions and good restaurants. Though it is very central, it is in a calm and quiet street.
I think the main star here is the hotel's staff. Everyone (and I mean it) is very attentive, helpful and nice. I liked the fact that the owners seem to care about their employees.
Breakfast is really delicious with plenty of options, which varied everyday (they choose a country and used it as the theme for breakfast). A lot of home made items (delicious chocolate/hazelnut spread! butter, yoghurt, bread...) and everything very fresh. Great coffee machine! Then, when you sit, you find a small "magazine", prepared daily, with weather forecast and suggestions about what to do in Cologne everyday: another proof of how careful they are with small details!
Definitely, this is the place to stay. If you are looking for fancy places, with a lot of hotel amenities, you should go elsewhere. But if you want a nice, clean, comfortable place with amazing staff, then Hotel Domstern is for you. That's where I will stay when coming back to Köln!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a few steps from the famous Cologne Cathedral, main station, historic city center, shopping area and not far from the trade fair, you will find Hotel Domstern in a quiet side street. We offer newly renovated rooms, free wifi, parking, only nonsmoking rooms, elevator and our extended breakfast buffet until 11 am and even 12 noon during weekends. We are proud and humbled getting the "Travellers choice award 2010" from our guests for our personal service! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Domstern Hotel Cologne