Koeln Travel Guide

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Cologne is an internationally important trade fair city, with expansive fairgrounds in Deutz. The hotel rates rise multi-fold during important fairs. If you do not have to, try not staying in Cologne during those. Alternatively, you can try finding accommodation in Dusseldorf, which is a short train ride away and is usually not affected by the rate hikes (but has its own trade fair calendar, so mind it as well).

Camping
Campingplatz der Stadt KlnRhineside camping site with a view of the Dom and city centre, the low drone of the nearby highway bridge does distract from the otherwise peaceful locality. It is right by a cycle and walking trail into the city and is an ideal family site (although there aren't many activities for children), rates are very reasonable and the owner speaks English. Getting to the site is a little difficult, take the tram/train to Rodenkirchen and walk over the bridge, when on the other side turn downriver and the campsite is on the right, there is a restaurant nearby. Adult 6,50.
Camping BergerAnother Rhine-side camping site, nearer public transport. With 125 spaces, supermarket, playground and a restaurant. Rates are reasonable (7.50 for adult per night).
Budget
Station HostelMarzellenstrae 40-48Basic rooms and facilities and the breakfast is extra but good value nonetheless. They also have storage lockers (deposit) if you want to keep your valuables somewhere safe.
Hostel 404Neusser Strae 404
Black Sheep HostelBarbarossaplatz 1Creative new hostel in the middle of nightlife - small breakfast included.
WeltempfngerVenloer Strasse 196Located in a relaxed and bohemian neighbourhood, the hostel has got a nice bar and friendly staff.
Mid-range
AMERON Hotel Ascot CologneHohenstaufenring 95-97Phone: +49 221 952-9650Price: sgl from 80, dbl from 100 (incl breakfast buffet)This 4-star hotel is located in the city centre, not far away from the cathedral and a 5-minutes walk from the Friesen quarter.
Esplanade HotelHohenstaufenring 56Phone: +49 221 921-5570Price: sgl from 90, dbl from 120 (incl breakfast buffet)This privately-run, 3-star hotel is located 2 kilometres from the cathedral and a 10-minute walk from Friesenstrasse.
Meininger City HostelEngelbertstrasse 33-35 (near Zlpicher Platz)
NH Koeln MediaparkIm Mediapark 8bPhone: +49 221 27150Price: From 72.70
Best Western Grand City Hotel KlnBreslauer Platz 2Phone: +49 221 16510Fax: +49 221 165-1333Price: 61The former Four Points became a part of the Grand City Hotels chain, which focuses on budget-oriented hotels in Germany, as well as a part of the Best Western network. The hotel's building is anything but pretty and the room appointments somewhat outdated, but this is made up for with free Wi-Fi and a convenient location.
Drei Knige am DomMarzellenstrae 58-60Price: 85
Knigshof Swiss Quality HotelRichartzstrasse 14-16Phone: +49 221 257-8771Fax: +49 221 257 87 62Price: from 121 (2009)Three star hotel situated 500m away from the railway station and 13 km from the airport.
Holiday Inn Cologne-Bonn AirportWaldstrasse 255.Phone: +49 220 35610Price: 99-250Within walking distance of the airport (unless you have a lot of luggage), but they run a shuttle. Sometimes you can find a decently-priced room here when prices in town go through the roof. Nothing (but the airport) in walking distance.
Splurge
Cologne MarriottJohannisstrasse 76-80Phone: +49 221 942220Price: 130-200A short walk from the railway station, the Cologne Marriott is surprisingly small, modern, and personal. Rooms are not huge, but they're immaculate and well appointed. Fou, the in-house "crazy brasserie", serves great breakfasts and casual French, while the excellent Executive floor lounge with breakfast, dinner and drinks is worth paying the extra for.
Hilton CologneMarzellenstrasse 13-17Phone: +49 221 130710Price: 115 - 400Modern Hilton hotel in the centre, convenient for sightseeing. Prices go through the roof during trade fairs in Deutz.
Hyatt Regency CologneKennedy-Ufer 2APhone: +49 221 828-12345 star hotel. 306 rooms and suites with views of the River Rhine. Host to gourmet restaurant "Graugans", 13 conference rooms and a spa.
Im WasserturmPhone: +49 221 200 80Kaygasse 2;. A luxury hotel built inside of a 130 year old water tower. It has a designer interiour and a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views. Price: 180 - 840 per night
Le Meridien DomDomkloster 2aPhone: +49 221 20240Fax: +49 (221) 2024444Price: 130 - 480 per night
Pullman CologneThe former Dorint was taken over by Accor's upscale business-oriented hotel brand around 2008 and updated to fit in with Pullman's standards. Some rooms feature Nespresso machines and a glass partition between bedroom and bathroom. The top-level bar George M offers sweeping vistas of Cologne from its 12th floor location.
Radisson Blu CologneMesse Kreisel 3Phone: +49 221 277 200Restaurant, bar, gym, spa.
SavoyA family run 5 star hotel with a huge spa area and a very nice rooftop bar. It's very close to the main station (exit Breslauer Platz, turn left, approx. 100 m) and has very good weekend offers. Known as the place of choice for many (German and international) celebrities.

source: Wikivoyage

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