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“Great little place”
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Hotel Domstern
Ranked #36 of 261 Hotels in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is an impeccably clean small hotel (B&B). Under 5 mins walk from the railway station.The rooms are not large, but clean. Bathroom small and the towels wafer thin. If you accidentally sneezed on the towel, it would be wet through.
I had a high floor, facing street. It was fine and the bed was incredibly comfortable.
Breakfast was buffet served by a jolly bearded man. Coffee was good, but you had to ask for more after just getting a small cup. The price is very good and I would recommend this to business travellers and couples, but NOT families.
A word, if you rock up after 6pm, you have to go to the sister hotel (100m away) to check in.It's not a big deal, but irksome if you are weary of travel.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We arrived earlier than the stated check in time and were greeted by a friendly lady in reception who said if we wait 10 minutes, our room would be ready. On arrival in our room, we were surprised by how small the room & the bathroom were and as for the wardrobe, this was a small hanging rail attached to a small shelving unit. There isnt any air conditioning in the room, even with the window ajar, as it doesnt open fully, the room was still stifling. Yes there was cake in the room but others have mentioned they had chocolate on their pillow, we didnt have any.
The amazing breakfast that every one mentions - we didnt find so amazing. Yes eggs are cooked to order but only fried or scrambled, I asked for poached eggs, but the delightful girl in the breakfast room, didnt know what poached eggs were. Yes there was a lot of choice, including prawn cocktail - for breakfast?
Good, central location, everything within walking distance.
Quite pricey.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Two hotels owned by the same people - Dom Spetzer and Dom Stern. Small with 16 rooms but extremely convenient location, a few minutes walk to the station and the Dom Cathedral. Even with a toddler, we could easily walk into the historic city centre and enjoy Cologne. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful, trying to resolve any issues you may have with anything. Delightful breakfast with fresh, home made variety of breads, cheeses and snacks.

A great, reasonably priced and friendly hotel in the centre of town - unusual!!!

Room Tip: Rooms facing away from the entrance could be quieter but this is a small street so there was hardly...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Aruna S
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed one night at The Domstern en route to Nurburgring for a little petrolhead heaven. We arrived before check in and our room was not ready. I had forgotten to reserve a parking space, but was able to secure one on the spot. When we came back to check in, we were welcomed with cake in the room. The hotel is in a great location on a quiet street just minutes from the central train station and the cathedral. Even though there was no air conditioning, the room was cool enough with the window open. The room was the smallest we stayed in while in Europe, but served it's purpose. The beds were comfortable. The breakfast is where they really shine. Just like other reviewers had said, it's a large breakfast buffet with eggs made to order. Even though we only stayed one night, we would definitely stay again if we ever find ourselves in Cologne again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

We received a warm welcome at reception and a pleasant surprise in the room - a plate of delicious fruit cake. Excellent location a few steps from the station and 10 mins walk to the river and Old Town. Most amazing buffet breakfast - everything you could wish for! Best we have ever had!Great value.

Room Tip: Our room was on the street but very quiet.
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We do not expect much of city centre hotels and were very pleasantly surprised with the Domstern.
This small and quiet hotel is really handy for the main station. The room was comfortable and clean. We had a good nights sleep and in the morning we had a very good continental breakfast in a peasant room with English breakfast fare available. The man serving breakfast and running the reception was really good at his job, he could not have been more helpful.

We did not arrive until 21.15hrs but that was no problem to the very helpful and efficient lady on reception. We had notified them of this late arrival and they had confirmed that it was OK.



We were there for one night only but

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Small hotel with 16 rooms and Rooms are small but up to date and clean. Breakfast is very good. Fresh made eggs and all kinds of coffee and tea. A few minutes walk from Köln hauptbahnhof. The service is very personal and very good. Self service minibar in reception.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Domstern

Address: Domstr. 26, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Formerly Hotel Domgarten)
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Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Nord
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Cologne
#13 Business Hotel in Cologne
#15 Romantic Hotel in Cologne
Price Range: $84 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Domstern 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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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