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Brügelmannstr.1, Deutz, 50679 Cologne, Germany

#137 of 223 hotels in Cologne

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Based on 782 hotel reviews

7.7

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.9

  • Comfort

    7.2

  • Location

    8.2

  • Facilities

    7.4

  • Staff

    8.1

  • Value for money

    7.7

  • Free WiFi

    7.8

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  • Reviewed: 7 June 2018

    5.8
    4 points of 10
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The place was oldish, the room was not good for the money we paid, plus we got a room for handicapped people when we did not requested one, all the facilities were adapted according to that which made the stay uncomfortable (specially the bathroom)

    Closeness to Lanxess Arena

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 December 2017

    4.6
    Comfy bed, food in restaurant was great
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Reserved for over 3 months but they couldn't find and couldn't price match to what we thought we were originally going to pay for months. Ended up paying more.

    Comfy bed, food in restaurant was great

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 December 2017

    4.6
    Took family this time giving it high praise and it failed awfully. Every one disappointed.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bed in room too hard with thin mattress. Restaurant looks like school dinner room. Breakfast poor and expensive. Stayed at hotel in the past and it looks like they have turned it into a budget hotel without the budget price. No extra pillows in rooms, bread variety at breakfast reduced, toaster removed. No longer worth the fee they charge. Premier inns leave it trailing behind in value for money high standard and breakfast. Used hotel in past and always loved it, now will not return and worried other ibis hotels the same.

    Parking. Location.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 November 2017

    7.5
    Nice room, close to the center and great breakfast!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The lady that received us and made the check in that saturday wasnt very friendly, actually she was even a little rude out of nothing

    The bedroom was Ok and the breakfast was very nice, lots of things to choose so it is one of the best thing of our staying there. Plus walking from there to the center was doable, like 15 minutes. So i'm happy with the selection.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 June 2017

    7.1
    Good choice if attending Koln Messe
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    No do not disturb or make room up now sign to hang on door ...hence numerous interruptions from house keeping while trying to work in mornings

    clean, well run, functional. 5 Minute walk to Koln Messe, 10 min taxi to downtown

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 June 2017

    10
    Concert in Cologne
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    I would have preferred a safe in the room.

    It was a great value for the money. Parking was only 8 Euros because you received a discount staying in the hotel. They had air conditioning! We walked to the concert.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 May 2017

    9.6
    One night at Cologne IBIS lived up to our expectation
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Internet is not that fast, nothing was complimentary in the room - could try water/coffee maker.

    Breakfast, location, room design was exactly like in other IBIS hotels around the world

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 May 2017

    6.3
    Not bad...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    There was nothing in particular I really didn't like but it is possible to get better value for money in a more central location in Cologne. Therefore I recommend to check all other options before booking this hotel.

    Very clean, fantastic shower

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 April 2017

    8.3
    Good value for the money
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    - The toilet is a bit small with bad sound isolation so whatever is happening inside is hearable from the outside!

    - The staff is friendly - There is a tram station in 5 minutes walking distance that can take you to city center in 15 minutes - The Messe/Deutz train station is 15 minutes walk/1 tram stop. - The room is just the right size - The bed is comfy

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 April 2017

    6.7
    Decent for price and location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The mattress itself (not the pad on top) was dirty and uncomfortable.

    The location was great since we were there for a show at the arena, but it was a bit far away from the tourist area. However, it is very close to the trains. The wifi worked good. Dog friendly.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 February 2017

    6.7
    Ideal to visit Lanxess Arena or Messe.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Sorry to complain, but the toilet bowl had permanent stains and the shower was very dirty. Particularly the joint between shower base and the shower wall. Not at all hygienic. Clean facilities are a must. Hope that management take cleaning action.

    A budget hotel located close to Messe, Lanxess Arena and train, tram connections. A compact room with all facilities. Well sound proofed. A neat bistro and bar just off reception. Price of room seemed to be very variable.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 January 2017

    5.8
    Good location / Not very good value for money
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    VERY Cold temperature in the room. It was like 15°c during the night. VERY noisy room 109 due to lift next door. Poor value for money due to expensive price during the fairs for an average ** hotel.

    Convenient location for fairs in Koln. Decent breakfast & rooms

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 September 2016

    4.2
    Exhibition attitude. Not my favourite hotel!
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Service, staff attitude, very basic accommodation, small and thin towels, noise as room above early morning staff meeting point. Charged twice and waited days for refund!

    location

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 4 August 2016

    9.2
    Fabulous Budget Hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    One of the reception staff (possibly the manager) wasn't very friendly on arrival - rolling hers eyes etc. but rest of the staff were very nice. location isn't ideal for central cologne, a good 25 mins walk but not far from the nearest train station so not a major issue.

    The rooms are really nice and perfect for a short trip. It's no frills, but rooms are modern, spacious, comfortable and well equipped. You couldn't ask for more for the price you pay. The entire hotel was spotlessly clean and we had a really nice breakfast there on our last morning - the waffles are a must! Definitely recommend this place!

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2016

    7.5
    Staff are nice.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The housekeeper didn't fit the duvet well in the cover. the mattress feels strange. The pillow is uneven.

    Staff are nice. Nice restaurant. Comfortable sofas in the hall.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2016

    5.0
    Fair review
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Shower was broken and towels look well overused! Room too small and bed position was not efficient for space. I was told online booking was breakfast inclusive but onsite it was not so!

    Very easy to booking.com but information can be very misleading!

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 1 August 2016

    8.8
    Great place to stay in Koln
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Room was fairly hot and air con didn't appear to work very well

    Fabulous value for money. Quick and efficient check in and out, very helpful staff who gave us lots of ideas on where to go and what to do in Cologne.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 10 June 2018

    8.3
    Location, facilities, staff, breakfast
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bathroom, we found hairs on the floor

    Location, facilities, staff, breakfast

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 June 2018

    10
    Value for money, convenient , friendly
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Value for money, convenient , friendly

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 May 2018

    9.6
    Super
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    They have a waffle making machine, the dough used is pretty good.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 May 2018

    7.5
    Breakfast was really good, if visiting Tanzbrunnen or Koeln...
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Breakfast was really good, if visiting Tanzbrunnen or Koeln Messe it´s a great place to stay. Both locations are in walking distance from the hotel.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 March 2018

    7.5
    No vegetarian choices in breakfast
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No vegetarian choices in breakfast

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 January 2018

    3.8
    Simple and cheep
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Rooms where airless.. windows are locked..

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 November 2017

    7.1
    Standard room - no surprise
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Parking really difficult, not enough place to park.

    Standard room - no surprise

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 November 2017

    7.5
    Pillows were uncomfortable
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Pillows were uncomfortable

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 October 2017

    9.2
    Excellent
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Location to Messe

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 August 2017

    10
    Recomended.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    nothing

    comfortable, center kind staff clean cheap

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 August 2017

    10
    Good place to stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Close proximity to town

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 August 2017

    9.2
    Really nice hotel, clean and comfortable, friendly helpful staff :-)
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very clean, really comfy bed, nice shower, really friendly helpful staff!!

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 July 2017

    7.1
    My stay was good. The location was good, the staff was friendly, but the room was small.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The bathroom was really small and the bed was hard.

    The bed was hard. The bathroom was very small.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 June 2017

    8.8
    Really comfy room and lovely staff
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing

    Really comfy room and lovely staff

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 June 2017

    7.9
    Ibis same as always! Good service for good price
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Great breakfast! Comfort in room is good

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 May 2017

    10
    I've already said it. First Class
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The one way system in Coln

    The staff were extremely helpful and the whole trip was excellent.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 April 2017

    8.8
    Good for assisting the messe
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Bad internet conection in the room

    The proximity to the Messe. The access to the train station.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 February 2017

    8.8
    The bed
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The bed

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 December 2016

    8.8
    Enjoyable
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No tea/coffee making facilities in room

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 11 November 2016

    7.1
    not enough cups or glasses
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    not enough cups or glasses

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 9 August 2016

    8.3
    All the traveler needs
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Problems with room cards

    Excelent breakfast, good beds, helpful stuf

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2016

    9.6
    Great value for good room
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • Standard Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    It was all good

    Great value for a clean and well appointed room

    Stayed in July 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2016

    10
    We had a very kind welcome.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    We had a very kind welcome. We really enjoyed the kidness of all staff and the opportunity to stay with our dog there. The breakfast was perfect and a really wide range to be able to feed our stomach 😀☀️

  • Reviewed: 3 May 2016

    7.1
    The fact that the room was very clean, spacious and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    I expected the hotel to have a vending machine and it didn't. My husband and I decided to have dinner at the hotel restaurant once (we were too tired to go somewhere else) and the food was terrible.

    The fact that the room was very clean, spacious and comfortable.

  • Reviewed: 19 April 2016

    7.5
    Great and convenient position, situated 15 min walking...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Coffee quality served in bar area

    Great and convenient position, situated 15 min walking distance from city centre. Nice and clean room, helpful staff, i would book again in future.

  • Reviewed: 1 March 2016

    6.7
    Room was nice and fresh.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    One of the guys at reception was very rude and the location could of been better. Dont eat dinner there, not much selection

    Room was nice and fresh. breakfast was good! Clean

  • Reviewed: 26 January 2016

    8.8
    The efficient and helpful front desk staff, specially the...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    The efficient and helpful front desk staff, specially the one who gave the best room location (right infront of the elevator) and accommodated my requests for printouts of hotel and plane vouchers for my next day's trip to Rome. Well done! Love the location of the hotel as well as it was just 10min walking distance to the Imm Cologne design exhibition site.

  • Reviewed: 3 December 2015

    3.3
    The nearest metro station from the hotel is at 20 minutes by...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The nearest metro station from the hotel is at 20 minutes by feet. In every day i stay there were no enough towels. The hotel is locates near to Radison hotel and is 500 m away from Lidl.

  • Reviewed: 20 October 2015

    7.5
    This hotel is good value for money.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    This hotel is good value for money. We booked it for the close distance to the Lanxess Arena. There is everything you need, clean comfortable rooms, good parking.

  • Reviewed: 22 August 2015

    8.8
    Great bed.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Great bed. Fantastic staff. Quiet, cosy hotel. Only 5 min walk to Koln-Messe station. One stop to Koln Central Station. There was an incident at the hotel but was handled fantastically and compensated fully. Great, great staff.

  • Reviewed: 16 August 2015

    8.3
    The hotel's location is perfect!
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The hotel's location is perfect! Near the metro station. Very Clean! Staff is very helpful. Price is very reasonable. I would definelty recommend this hotel to others and will stay there in future visits.

  • Reviewed: 22 July 2015

    7.5
    Close and perfect connection to Koln Messe by walking,...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Nothing special, maybe better Wi-Fi

    Close and perfect connection to Koln Messe by walking, absolutely comfortable bed and bed linen. I strongly recommend this hotel for business trips.

  • Reviewed: 12 July 2015

    6.7
    cleanness of hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    It was a bit out of the way with bags, as taxis did not like to drive a short distance and told us to walk. it was like half a mile away and broke our suitcase getting there.

    cleanness of hotel.

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2015

    8.8
    It was close to the concert venue.
    • Couple

    When we got back from the show the bar was crowded with people coming back from all the shows and there was not enough staff to handle it. Also at breakfast the next morning, too many people at the same time. They were running out of a lot of things and not being able to replace them fast enough.

    It was close to the concert venue. We could walk there and walk to the center of Cologne. Room was clean and bed was comfortable. Quiet and convenient.

  • Reviewed: 16 January 2015

    7.1
    If you're only intending to sleep in the room then it is...
    • Group

    Only downfall was the staff couldn't recommend anything to do or see in the city, which is understandable being in a country where English isnt the first language!

    If you're only intending to sleep in the room then it is perfect! The room was nice and comfortable, but on the small side. We visited for the Christmas Markets over a weekend, so served its purpose since we were only there to sleep, and it also had good transport connections to the Markets and main stations.

  • Reviewed: 20 April 2016

    10
    best location for people who aims to Köln Messe
    • Business trip
    • Group

    best location for people who aims to Köln Messe

  • Reviewed: 29 March 2016

    5.4
    lacation
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    facilities

    lacation

  • Reviewed: 3 March 2016

    5.8
    The price is cheap enough
    • Business trip
    • Group

    Noise rooms. Doors slamming at night. Breakfast selection poor

    The price is cheap enough

  • Reviewed: 16 February 2016

    8.8
    Clean and cozy rooms, great location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    breakfast was a bit limited

    Clean and cozy rooms, great location. Great coffee within the breakfast

  • Reviewed: 14 February 2016

    7.9
    The only problem was that the TV was small, which wasn't...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The only problem was that the TV was small, which wasn't really an issue.

  • Reviewed: 8 December 2015

    5.8
    Totally overprices (€ 109) as it was a weekend in December.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Totally overprices (€ 109) as it was a weekend in December. It is ok for € 69 like during the week, but € 109? No!

  • Reviewed: 4 December 2015

    10
    Great location for Foo Fighters concert, ten minute walk!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Great location for Foo Fighters concert, ten minute walk! Clean welcoming hotel.

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2015

    9.2
    not far from U-bahn
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    a little far from rail station hard to find nearby convenient store

    not far from U-bahn clean room cozy bathroom

  • Reviewed: 17 August 2015

    9.2
    value for money.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    value for money. spotlessly clean.

  • Reviewed: 18 July 2015

    8.3
    Friendly staff, very helpful
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Friendly staff, very helpful

  • Reviewed: 7 July 2015

    7.5
    It is exactly what you can expect of a hotel like this
    • Couple

    It is exactly what you can expect of a hotel like this

  • Reviewed: 23 June 2015

    9.6
    Very conveniently located, 15 minutes from the airport,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Very conveniently located, 15 minutes from the airport, direct sbahn line and a 10 minute walk to the Lanxess Arena for our concert.

  • Reviewed: 11 June 2015

    9.6
    Staff helpful and friendly.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Staff helpful and friendly. Room was nice.

  • Reviewed: 26 May 2015

    7.5
    Comfortable bed
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    waits in restaurant for dinner for food being served

    Comfortable bed

  • Reviewed: 17 April 2015

    9.2
    Very good position.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Meals at the restaurant were far from cheap

    Very good position.. Rooms are clean and staff is nice Wifi works perfectly

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