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This African-themed hotel is located at the Phantasialand theme park, which lies in the town of Brühl, within easy reach of Cologne and offers an exotic experience for all senses. The rooms at the 3-star Superior Hotel MATAMBA are tastefully furnished with an African theme with great attention to detail. The rooms feature bright fabrics, African patterns and dark wooden furnishings. The MATAMBA is filled with tropical plants, original masks and sculptures from Cameroon, as well as soothing sounds and potent scents. Be sure to try the hotel’s selection of culinary delights. Visit the Zambesi restaurant, the Lounge-Bar-Restaurant BANTU, and the Jafari bar to sample the full taste of Africa.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Breakfast Info

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American, Buffet

Free parking available at the hotel

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  • Heather
    United States of America United States of America
    A++++++, wonderful check-in experience, incredible room, beautifully themed and delicious buffet breakfast! It’s also an easy walk to the park and to the Ling Bao Hotel for dinner, and we also loved the theming of Watamba including our room decor...
  • Anais
    Germany Germany
    The room was small but very optimally arranged. Food at diner and breakfast was delicious, staff in restaurant very humourous and helpful.
  • Valerie
    United States of America United States of America
    The location and access to the park and all of the details and fun stuff for the kids to do. Its beautiful, efficient, and we’ll planned out.

Hotel area info

2 Restaurants On Site

  • Zambesi
    • Cuisine
      African • International
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional
  • Restaurant Bantu
    • Cuisine
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Hotel Matamba, Phantasialand Erlebnishotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • 2 restaurants
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
  • Aerobics
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Playground
  • Game room
  • Tennis court
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
    Front Desk Services
    • ATM on site
    • Baggage storage
    • Tour desk
    • 24-hour front desk
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Indoor play area
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
      Additional charge
    • Dry cleaning
      Additional charge
    Business Facilities
    • Fax/Photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Safe
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Hypoallergenic room available
    • Wake-up service
    • Heating
    • Soundproof
    • Elevator
    • Family rooms
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
    • Bathroom emergency cord
    • Upper floors accessible by elevator
    Languages Spoken
    • German
    • English

    Property practice

    This property told us they've implemented a practice in one of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, or nature.

    House rules

    Hotel Matamba, Phantasialand Erlebnishotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 3:30 PM to 12:00 AM


    From 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 12 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 3 years
    Crib upon request

    The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cribs are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

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    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    Guests visiting Phantasialand Theme Park are kindly asked to note the special park opening hours. Visit park's official website for the current opening hours.

    FAQs about Hotel Matamba, Phantasialand Erlebnishotel

    • Check-in at Hotel Matamba, Phantasialand Erlebnishotel is from 3:30 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Yes, Hotel Matamba, Phantasialand Erlebnishotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Guests staying at Hotel Matamba, Phantasialand Erlebnishotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Gluten-free
      • American
      • Buffet

    • Hotel Matamba, Phantasialand Erlebnishotel is 2.3 miles from the center of Brühl. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Hotel Matamba, Phantasialand Erlebnishotel has 2 restaurants:

      • Zambesi
      • Restaurant Bantu

    • The prices at Hotel Matamba, Phantasialand Erlebnishotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Hotel Matamba, Phantasialand Erlebnishotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Playground
      • Game room
      • Tennis court
      • Aerobics

    • Room options at Hotel Matamba, Phantasialand Erlebnishotel include:

      • Double
      • Family