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Reviews of City Pension Storch II

Im Stavenhof 22, Altstadt-Nord, 50668 Cologne, Germany

#31 of 40 B&Bs and Inns in Cologne

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Review score

Based on 863 hotel reviews

6.8

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.1

  • Comfort

    5.9

  • Location

    7.8

  • Facilities

    6.2

  • Staff

    7

  • Value for money

    6.6

  • Free WiFi

    7.7

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  • Reviewed: 7 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great location within walking distance of main station & sights. A bonus was to find a very lively atea of cafes & restaurants very near the Pension, just the other side of the Engelstein gate.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    A bit small, no coffee was supplied with the kettle, no English TV stations at all.

    Great location, quiet area right next to a square with amazing restaurants, large windows, comfy bed.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Wouldn’t be great for hose that like to be in the centre of everything but it was perfect for us. Being 5 minutes out (1 train station) meant it was quiet when wanting to go to sleep! Perfect!!

    It was a 5 minute walk to the Cathedral which was perfect. It was in a quiet neighbourhood with a few bars and cafes around the corner. The property was clean and spacious. It had a small kitchen with a fridge. The bath was enormous!!! He lady at reception was very helpful and check in/out was really easy.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night

    It was very noisy throughout the whole day. The beds were not the most comfortable. Toilet could be cleaner.

    They were kind enough to let us check out a bit later.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 4 nights

    The district seems unfriendly due to the vicinity of the railway station, but it was quiet and turned out safe in the end.

    Close to the central railway station, close to the Dom and the centre. There are supermarkets in the district. The room was nice and had a small kitchen with everithing necessary. The staff speak Russian.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 4 nights

    accommodation very small, so small the beds did not even rest against a wall, they were in front of the radiator under the window so with no bed head the pillows just fell off the back of the bed. Unless you moved the bed you couldn't use the small table and stools provided. I guess you get what you pay for.

    Location great, only about 6 or 7 min walk to the main train station and loads of lovely bars and restaurants within a couple of minute walk The staff were lovely and very helpful, phoning taxis etc for us. Fast free WIFI.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything, was not what it showed on website when booking. Very small room, shower didn't work well. Had to wait 30 min for room to be ready and the beds were tiny, would not recommend!

    It was clean

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 November 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very basic accommodation. But great value! And perfect for a short stay. Clean rooms, good hot showers and good location close to the main train station

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 November 2017

    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Time of opening and closing. No, pc printer.

    Neat and clean. But they have not any PC printer to print guest's tickets or most important documents.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The shower floor gets really really wet after showering and the water has nowhere to go :/ because the shower curtain around the shower lets out a lot of the water- they should either install a drainage system in the bathroom floor or build a stall around the shower. That's the only complaint I have.

    The room was very clean and the bed was absolutely fantastic. It was a comfortable stay in a central location. Friendly staff as well! Also, there is a top rate Cigköfte place at a minutes walk.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night

    The room was not as described and shown on pictures. It was very small and stuffy, not clean and the bed not comfortable. It was dark and noisy on the first floor.

    Friendly staff at the check in.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff didn't seem too fused to help. Room was very hot at night. Had ground floor room so opening window didn't seem safe.

    Location and good for solo travelers

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Really really aweful beds, all of us had a terrible sleep. Place was not really clean and the room was extremely small. Overall the price is way too high for this type of room. Hostel level at maximum.

    Close to the trainstation and city center. Nice bars and shops nearby. Relatively quiet place.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Room was small but usefull enough.

    Bed was comfortable, bathroom was very clean. There was fresh water for common usage. The hotel was above our expectations. Very good price/ performance ratio.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    I didn't like the room temperature and the temperature of the shower itself. It is either too cold or too hot. The wifi was also very slow.

    The breakfast was good but the fruits were kind of rotten already. Should have served fresh fruits also.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Storcch II is situated very close to everything - the main station, Cathedral, etc. There are also good supermarkets nearby and a wonderful cafe where they offer fish/seafood menu. My room was really tiny, but it had everything I needed. The personnel was very pleasnt and understanding - I was permitted to stay two hors longer.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 March 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Price should maybe be 50 euro, not a 210 euro!! Can booking compensate me!'n

    If there is something positive to mention then it is the chips on the floor from previous guests, you have at least something to eat. Booking.com should exlude tjis hotel. Price was ourageous 210 euro a night

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 February 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The kitchen equipment is very basic so it take a very long time to just boil dumpling in the water ....

    It is very big room with a cooking space. Good value for money

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The double bed was actually 2 single beds together, nit very convenient for couple, but very comfortable.

    Very clean and warm. Fridge, kitchen sink amd dishes perfect for preparing your own breakfast and then enjoy the city, very close to shops and city center. Absolutely loved it!

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The neighborhood is kind of dark, so if you arrive at night is not really nice. We stay in the basement so we heard people going upstairs or downstairs. You can hear everything. No reception desk 24 hrs

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 December 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The location, the rooms was terrible, not what was advertised. They didnt even make the bed everyday

    I want to escalate and lay a complaint at booking.com, as I have been booking with them for 3years, and never before have I had such an experience, and when I told the manager It is nothing like the photos and want early check-out I was advised that they will charge me a full amount. I want to speak to someone in charge as I feel I should get a 50% refund on this accomodation. I took photos and it is cleary not as they advertised. All the other places has been amazing and has been in the past 3 years.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 2 nights

    No privacy at all,feels like ur together with other people in your room,its the first time I had thin walls like that at the hotel. The room s very small,no kettle,little space in the bathroom.If you are ready to pay this price just for the bed,then itll be just a bed,nothing else. And don't forget to take earplugs)

    The location is perfect,probably thats the reason for the price.And it was clean.The neighbourhoods okay,not dangerous.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 12 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Our room was on the top floor and was very small.We had booked this 5 months prior and had the worst room.

    Location was fairly good , but construction noise.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2016

    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Walls are thin and you can hear other guests coming and going at all hours.

    Clean and well positioned. Perfect as a crash pad if a clean bed is all you require

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 22 August 2016

    • Business trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Rude and totally unhelpful staff. Tiny triple room - no pictures on the listing for a reason! I have posted pictures and bear in mind the room cost almost €200 a night!!!!! No ironing facilities. No fans despite the high temperatures and humidity. No 24 front desk as advertised. No room service as advertised. Wifi didn't reach our room as advertised. Our "kitchenette" was some crockery in a cupboard! The prices did not reflect the second rate nature of the "hotel", which is more of a hostel and should be priced as such.

    Nothing.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 14 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night

    Our room and kitchen facilities are really small so, we couldn't make any kind of meal. Moreover, there is one window without any opaque curtain, so we had to worry about our privacy.

    the service is nice.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 10 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night

    The neighbourhood was a bit dirty with a lot of migrants, but we did not have any troubles. / The window room was seemingly not soundproof and sometimes was noisy from the street out. The tap was broken sprinkling water everywhere. / There was not a real reception, but a reception-like place. / Early check-out until 10.00hrs which is very unpleasant if you want to have a lie-in on your last day and then pack.

    The nicest thing was that the room was equiped with a fridge, stove, and kitchen stuff like bowls, cups, cutlery. We even brewed tea one day. / The WI-FI was excellent / The staff was kind and informative. / Near the centre and main sights.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 5 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Would be a little too claustrophobic for stays longer than three nights. Pillows were flat and flimsy.

    Welcoming staff, good proximity to Hauptbahnhof, cathedral and very good surrounding area. Near to bars and to grocery stores for kitchenette self-cooking. Powerful shower. Perfect for short stays.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 10 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    A little bit far away from the center. Doesn't have enough socket for recharging cellphones. Check out time could be a little bit later.

    Generally good

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 7 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Honestly I liked it a lot and i have no complaintes. Lovely place and a very lovely city!

    Very nice place, close to all the main attractions, 2 minutes from Eigelsteintor Gate. A lot of shops and retaurants near, we went to Penny Market (very cheap) and ate a good chicken soup at a Turkish restaurant. The hostel is like 10 - 12 minutes far from the Dome, Ludwig Museum and The Roman - German Museum. The room was small but very comfortable, the bed was soft, all was clean, it also had a kitchenette for tea and coffee, supplied with all the necessary items. The bathroom was good, warm water, with free soap and shampoo and the towels were changed daily. The host was friendly and helpful. We had to leave the next day very early at 6 and he called us a cab the evening before.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 12 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    no ac or fan, uncomfortable bath and too warm light

    Good location and clean

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2018

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Standard Single Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Excellent location, in the hearth of the city. Very clean! Perfect for short business stay!

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Rooms are very small

    Decent location, cheap and cheerful

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Early check-in, room options, quiet place. Good location in city center.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    It's a really nice little hotel very near to the Cathedral. We're a really delighted with this hotel.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 April 2018

    • Group
    • Twin Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Tv didn’t work or the sky

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 9 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great size triple room apartment.maid service and clean towels every day. Great location would go again

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 March 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    too many stairs

    good value for money, very near city center

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 March 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 2 nights

    TV not working

    Bed was comfortable. Room was clean

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    First impression counts as soon as I walked in I liked this place good staff and very clean and that’s all it takes.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 January 2018

    • Business trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    room and bathroom very very small ,old, not so clean

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The location is closed to central station. Staff is friendly

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good location

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 December 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The size the noise, the kettle in the wardrobe NEVER AGAIN

    A bit of a dump. Cold, noisy, cramped, not as advertised.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 December 2017

    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything

    Nothing

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 November 2017

    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Rooms are very small, but clean

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 November 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Kitchenette. Fridge froze everything.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 November 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Quite close to station; quiet but not isolated. Walking distance to historic centre. Room basic but fine. Very good value.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 2 nights

    People in the next room were very loud. Staff should keep an eye on clients.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The free parking is a paid street parking.

    Great location.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night

    No elevator service.

    Kitchenette facility.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The room was so tiny. Only one person could move around at a time.

    Location was great. Bed was very comfortable.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room much smaller than expected and than in photos

    Good location

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Great location and friendly staff. Clean and comfortable room. Maybe a little small for some traveller's but for us it was okay.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 May 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Twin Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night

    There are no Smoking room as mentioned in the Hotel Web site

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    A very noisy hotel / hostel. You can hear everything. It's really just a bed in a small room, nothing more.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 April 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night

    It was hard to get in the hotel after the check-in time. The camera speaks only in german and not always opens the door.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    Very nice hotel on a quiet street, close to metro station, close to city center, very clean room. Staff was very helpful.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 March 2017

    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    350 euro for such a room is just unbelievable !

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 March 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Twin Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Stairs and no communication with the reception. Closed after 7pm

    Nothing

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 March 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 6 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Small rooms and no sound proofing you can hear everything from next room

    City centre location

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 February 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    noise in the corridor

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 December 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The amount of dustmite on the bed

    The location and the 24-hour reception

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 25 December 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    only problem: no elevator

    simple and true

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 5 November 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Basic but. Clean and tidy served the purpose of a bed for the night

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 31 October 2016

    • Business trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Bed too small.

    Not far from main train station.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location wise can be better

    Service rendered.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 24 September 2016

    • Business trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights

    very small rooms, room at the basement, toilette too small...

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 20 September 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night

    A firmer bed will be better sleep

    Hotel staff is friendly and helpful to provide directions from hotel to nearby destinations

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 9 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night

    The appartment was small and the 2 beds were too close, one with the other.

    It was in a very good region, nearby the city centre.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 24 June 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room with Kitchenette
    • Stayed 1 night

    no elevator

    Stayed in June 2016

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  • Reviewed: 26 May 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Loud construction was going on for hours and the showers were too cramped and easily flooded the bathroom. The reception closed at 8 and was rude.

    Comfortable bed was nice.

  • Reviewed: 8 May 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    People ( drunk? inadequate?) were shouting outside in the night and early morning. The street that takes you to the Cathedral looks like a busy street in India. Towels were old and worn out. I think the property is 15-20% overpriced.

    The man in the reception recommended that we took a room on the upper floor because it was quieter there. In the room there was everything that we needed. It takes 12-15 min to walk to the Cathedral and railway station.

  • Reviewed: 10 April 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    The price for the quality of the room was very very expensive, The room was small and a little tired. I did go during a big show at the Messe so ALL rooms in Cologne at the time were extremely expensive, so my comments must be balanced with that.

    It was an OK location, close to the main railway station and some little restaurants and bar very close by. The bed was comfortable.

  • Reviewed: 9 April 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Better location/ staff/ more honest description. Paper thin walls, more suited to those wishing to listen to their neighbours checking in and out all night with their exotic 'takeaways'.

    Checking out!

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