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Food & Drink
Special Diet Meals (upon request)
WiFi is available in all areas and charges apply.
No parking available.
Baggage Storage, Fax/Photocopying
Non-smoking Rooms, Heating
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 3 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for cribs in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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This hotel has soundproof rooms and a 24-hour front desk. It is a 10-minute walk from Cologne's Kölnmesse convention center and a 15-minute walk from the Lanxess Arena.
Score from 1789 reviews Review score
Ibis Budget Koeln Messe offers free WiFi. It is 700 metres from the Lanxess Arena, 800 metres from the Messe/Deutz Train Station and 900 metres from the KölnMesse exhibition grounds.
Score from 324 reviews Good
This 4-star hotel with a 24-hour front desk is located just one mile from the Kölnmesse Exhibition Center and Lanxess Arena.
Score from 679 reviews Good
This 3-star hotel in the Old Town district of Cologne is just over a quarter mile from the Schildergasse Shopping Street.
Score from 1129 reviews Good
Friendly and helpful staff, nice breakfast, clean rooms and comfortable beds.
Early check out ( 10am), renovation woks
The rooms are comfortable and the breakfast is good. The staff is also nice.
It is a little bit far of the city centre. The tram takes around 20 min from the hotel to the city centre. The tram runs 24 hours, every 20 minutes.
Very kind service! You ask and will do their best to help you! Room was with all you need for quick passing by in Cologne! Definetly would recommend to anyone else Arkadia Hotel.
It's near from the exhibition center, about 15 minutes walk
Room is very very small, bed is extremely uncomfortable at all, there's no room service, no lift, you have to carry your bags through the stairs, no telephone in the room, very old and very poor furniture, cupboard is broken, WIFI signal in the room is very weak, if you want to have water, you have to walk to the nearest supermarket about 10 minutes,
The room is in front of the stairs which made my sleep terrible...
I have been travelling to Cologne for 30 years and this is the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. The hotel had employed decorators and gave them a 'dormitory' in the loft; just above my room. They made so much noise I didn't get to sleep before 3am. This not combatable with a business trip!
Location near the Cologne fair
An overpriced budget hotel with no services and no qualities except the location. The room was really small, no hairdryer, no space for the luggage, an old television placed on the only chair and cables plugged all around.
I think some people are too harsh for this hotel. Of course it's not a four star Hilton but it's not bad either. Good price, nice staff, good breakfast, rooms cleaned every day and less than 10 minutes by foot to the Kölnmesse.
The wi-fi signal was a bit weak. Church bells and crows, but no one can do anything about it :)
Di prima correteza Seconda servizio
The breakfast spread was quite good.
Location too far away from Kolnmesse. Around 2+ KM away. Nothing much around the area except for a Kebab place (which is quite good) and a supermarket. No other restaurants around. Very quiet area and may feel a bit unsafe when walking back at night. Public transport is a short walk away but cannot reach the main train station where most of the activities are.
The room I stayed in. The fact that they don't serve food or drink (only breakfast). There wasn't any mention of the church bells that start very early in the morning either! The icing on the cake is that I was told that the hotel & bar next door was 4-star and sister hotel to the arkadia, and served food and drink. I went to that hotel, and I asked for a beer and was told that I couldn't have a drink as the bar was closed (it was 9.30pm). When I asked why I was told that the bar manager was off ill and the receptionist couldn't get me a beer - not even a bottle from the fridge (her reason was that if she got me a beer then she'd have to get the other 10 guests a beer too as they wanted drinks too). So then I asked for food, and was told that they don't have a kitchen! I asked if it was a 4-star hotel, to which the receptionist replied "no it's just a hotel that was given 4-stars by the owners..." My inner frustration became a case if trying not to laugh as I mentally re-enacted scenes from Fawlty Towers in my head (if you haven't heard of Fawlty Towers then google it). I was given a takeaway menu so tried to order a kebab and a beer. 10mins later I was told by another member of staff that the takeaway establishment had run out of kebab! I asked for another takeaway menu and after 10mins I left the hotel to go back to mine as they couldn't find another menu and I had to get to bed as my flight was the next day and I had to be up at 4.45am for my taxi to the airport. The cost of staying in this hotel was around €950 for 3 nights and as I went specifically for an Expo, I will be sure to book as far in advance as possible next year for an alternative hotel that's actually a proper hotel - not like the Arkadia by Centro.
breakfast clean rooms value for money in a peaceful, safe area
fair trek from the city centre
I was treated very friendly and the room was clean.
I had some trouble finding the hotel at first. A sign at the metro/U bahn station directing customers where to go could improve Hotel Arkadia's findability. However, the people I came across while searching for the hotel were more than happy to help me find it. But ss you cannot always count on people to be there a street sign would be a great solution.
the rooms are cozy and the neighbourhood is ok
the receptionist how they disinfect the bathroom
Great Budget accommodation without the frills. Clean affordable rooms.
WiFi could be better?
The room was newly remodeled, which will be nice, when it is complete. The bed was also very comfortable. Short walk to the tram. The staff member who helped us at check out was very friendly, and apologized for our room lacking any sort of window covering.
The lack of a window covering due to room remodeling. And we received absolutely no warning about it before going to our room. When we went to the front desk to ask about switching rooms or getting something to cover the window, we were told that we should've known there would be no window covering because the building was under construction. He told us that this was stated on the website, so I checked, and found nothing. After being offered no other solution (all rooms were booked--understandable, as it was CSD weekend), we found a sheet that we could use to cover the window to have at least some privacy. The hotel obviously can't do anything about this, but if you are a light sleeper and are there for the weekend, the Sunday morning church bells might be a bit annoying.
Really clean place, comfortable and quite cozy
Only got 1 card of internet meaning only one device at a time
proximity to Messe
lack of restaurant in walking distance
I've gone there several times over the last weeks; I told a staff member than I had probably forgotten something in my room. They managed to ask every member of the cleaning staff, and after 10 days they recalled me and gave me back my object. Amazing: remembering my request, and recognising me when I came. In addition: good value for money when enjoying a special deal rom Booking.com. Renovated rooms are nicer. Bathrooms are in all cases well furnished.
The noise of construction site in the neighborhood... (but nothing to do with the hotel!)
・The stuff was helfful.
I stayed 2 nights. I couldn't use wifi at the 1st night. The map was wrong. I was lost.
Near airport and close main business area.
Internet service was poor. TV poorly positioned and remote not working. Room overlook residential houses.
It's clean and breakfast was good! Location was not too bad.
TV channels are few, but not a huge problem for me
Very comfortable. Helpful staff. Amazing value for our deal. Rich breakfast.
Poor location for town center. 10min walk to the u-bahn, which does not go to the main station. Cologne expo is not far away.
Cozy, nice staff.
Not public transport.
Location: close to lines 3 & 4
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