Struggling to understand some of the bad reviews on here: have stayed here many times over the last few years and it's always been excellent. Rooms are clean and functional (some even have TV), and the showers are hot and powerful. The reception area is spacious if a little echo-ey, and there's a downstairs cellar bar/games area as well as upstairs TV room. Breakfast is well laid out with plenty of choice (many 2-3 star hotels do a lot worse!), and there's a good little shop at reception: staff are friendly and helpful.
Location is fantastic: just a couple of minutes from Cologne's second main rail station and a well-appointed shopping street, and around 10-15 minutes walk across the Rhine bridge to the old town.
The only down side: a little pricey, and one of the lifts wasn't working when we were there which meant longer waiting timesMore
- Free Wifi