As a big business centre and a student town, Cologne caters for every type of traveller, from budget to ultra luxurious. For sightseeing, it’s best to stay near the Dom Cathedral or the Old Town.
The Cologne hotels below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over €180)
Moderate (€100 to €180)
Cheap (up to €100)
These Cologne hotel prices are the starting rates for a standard double room, including breakfast and taxes.
Excelsior Hotel Ernst
This grand dame of accommodation in Cologne continues to impress with its sweeping spiral staircases, great service and central location. Rooms come in beige and earth tones or calming blue and white. Taku, one of Cologne’s most exciting restaurants, is housed here and the Piano Bar offers an interesting range of cocktails.Address: , Trankgasse 1 -5, Cologne, 50667
Telephone: +49 221 2701.
Grand Hotel Schloss Bensberg
The Grand Hotel Schloss Bensberg fulfils its duty to dazzle. Housed in a renovated baroque palace, each of the 120 rooms and suites maintains a sense of grandeur while supplying all the mod cons. Look out for the midnight blue ceiling above the swimming pool and spa. It’s a way out of town but the payoff for that is the easy access to the grounds, horse riding and golf.Address: , Kadettenstrasse, Bergisch Gladbach, 51429
Telephone: +49 220 420.
Hyatt Regency Cologne
If you're looking for luxury and arresting views, Hyatt Regency Cologne fits the bill perfectly. The spacious, well-appointed rooms look out onto the Rhine and towards looming towers of the Dom. It also has an indoor pool, fitness club and spa, and a restaurant housed in a panoramic glass atrium.Address: , Kennedy-Ufer 2 A, Cologne, 50679
Telephone: +49 221 828 1234.
Set in a quiet side street by the cathedral, this smart, sophisticated hotel has all the quality you'd expect from a large chain. Its trendy IceBAR, which serves its signature shot in a glass made of ice, and onsite Konrad restaurant are popular meeting places for locals.Address: , Marzellenstrasse 13-17, Cologne, 50668
Telephone: +49 221 130 710.
Hopper Hotel Et Cetera
This very reasonably priced design hotel is housed in a former 19th-century monastery and set in the fashionable Belgische Viertel. It comes complete with an excellent restaurant, original modern artworks, a sauna and fitness rooms.Address: , Brüsseler Strasse 26, Cologne, 50674
Telephone: +49 221 924 400.
The individually designed rooms in the Savoy are themed around different world destinations. So whether you're slumbering in the San Tropez suite or sleeping in the Samurai room, this smart boutique hotel allows you to travel the world without wandering any further than the wardrobe. It also has an excellent restaurant and spa facilities.Address: , Turiner Strasse 9, Cologne, 50668
Telephone: +49 221 16230.
Rooms at this cheerful hotel in the Belgian quarter are on the basic side, with little more than a bed, small cupboard and small TV. The decor is no-frills as well, but it is good value and sits above a great Thai restaurant. It is also close to other restaurants and shops, and has its own car parking.Address: , Brüsseler Strasse 40–42, Cologne, 50674
Telephone: +49 221 258 770.
A family-run hotel in the centre of Cologne, the Engelbertz gets the basics right. Its 40 rooms are clean with en-suite bathrooms and satellite TV. But do come prepared for some noise after dark as revellers stumble home outside.Address: , Obensmarspforten 1-3, Cologne, 50667
Telephone: +49 221 257 8994.
Stern am Rathaus
Nestled in the heart of the Altstadt, between the Rathaus and the Dom, this small family-run hotel couldn't wish for a more central location. There are only eight rooms here, but each is spotlessly clean, modern in design, and equipped with everything you'd expect from an international chain hotel.Address: , Bürgerstrasse 6, Cologne, 50667
Telephone: +49 221 2225 1750.