Travel Blogs from Cologne
... the geology and how these diamonds were made millions of years ago and the craftsmanship of the diamond cutters is also very impressive. After the diamonds we had a couple of hours free time in Amsterdam. It was our last chance to soak up the place so we wandered up to Dam Square and then had a meal of croquettes and fricandellen, very yummy indeed and very Dutch! We also, of course, had mayo on our chips! Our meal was washed down with a pint of Amstel. This is my favourite of ...
After the easy going tour yesterday, today I had to work hard. Coming from the Rur valley I crossed over to the Rhine. The landscape was open and slightly going up and down with in the distance the constantly threatening Eifel.
The maker of this route has clearly made a choice for the more easy northern area.
Nevertheless in combination with the heat (>30C) made the day challenging ! But I'm not in the position to complain ! Yes my butt ...
Had a fabulous day and walked miles! Grabbed a croissant and coffee for breakfast and then located where we need to collect the hire car from. Then it was a long walk to the cable cars walking along the edge of the Rhine river, such a huge wide, long river, didn't realise it was over 1200 Kms long, the Danube is still longer! Jumped onto the cable car, nice n cheap and no real queues,had ...
Didn't see to much of Germany, although we did follow the Rhine River for some time. TThey tell me that they call the River Cruises, such as the Rhine River cruise as ABC cruises (Another Bloody Castle cruise). Now we know why. Between driving along the Rhine and cruising the Rhine there was a castle around every ...
... without the help of someone else.
It was quite an uneventful train ride to Brussels, but we had a five hour wait for our bus to Cologne. So what did we do as we had all of our luggage? We sat in Starbucks for 5 hours. We started with a hot chocolate, then a while later we had a tea, and then Erin had a cake. They didn’t seem to mind that we spent that amount of time sitting there. There is a really nice train station in Brussels, this was not it, it ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed
More great choices in Cologne
Search for more deals in Cologne
TravelPod Member ReviewsPullman Cologne
I only stayed one night but it was definitely a memorable experience. It was Karnival so the foyer of the hotel was always full of party-goers. The ban on smoking had been lifted so there was always a fog of smoke and lots of people drinking Krohl at the Bar. While I didn't appreciate the cigarette smoke, everyone was in such a great mood and the atmosphere was great. The hotel room was neat and tidy and had everything you would want. I was very happy to jump into bed after a long night out!!! Will definitely come back next year.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Pullman Cologne
Nothing outstanding about this hotel
We stayed at the Dorint in April, 2006. My husband was on a business trip and I came along with our 3 year old daughter. The hotel was all right and clean enough but lacked any character. The front desk did not change our reservation when we asked to extend it for 1 day, so there was some question from the staff as to why we hadn't checked out yet. Their solution? The doorman keyed the door and walked right into the room without knocking--to see if someone was there or not! I jumped out of my skin, and was very glad I wasn't just stepping out of the shower. I think they could have handled that a little differently (better?). Next time I WILL remember to flip the security latch, I guess to protect myself from the staff.
Dorint congress cologne germany
Excellent Hotel, Excellent Staff, Excellent room, Excellent food, The Best in Cologne we will certainly go back.
Excellent location and great service
We visit Cologne at least once a year. So far this Dorint Congress, we like the best. The location is about 5 minutes from the main train station by taxi, but it is also nice to walk when the weather is good. The rooms are not large by US standard but very clean and cozy. The bed is very comfortable with down comforters. Many of the rooms have the Cathedral view. The restaurant on the top floor and the coffee shop on the lobby level have excellent food. The service is very friendly, too. It is the best place to stay in Cologne.
I just got back from a long weekend stay in Cologne, and I stayed at the Dorint Kongress at a rate of 82 Euros a night (including breakfast) thanks to my corporate travel reservation service getting me thier rate. However, I believe the price of this hotel is normally easily between 100-200, and I can't say that I wouldn't have minded paying something in that range for the hotel. That's why at 82, it was a deal.
We stayed for three nights in Oct. 2005 The hotel was excellent. The deal through web was only £60/night RO. The room we got was on the 7th floor with large picture windows over rooftops to the Dom. We sampled the pool one evening which was very quiet and very pleasant. The hotel location is good.... only 15 mins. to the Dom and old town (although it always seemed to take us hours due to all the shops, cafes, and bars along the way).
Great value ... great hotel
We booked the Dorint Kongress over the internet and managed to get a 3 nights for the price of 2 from hotels, so we were in a fairly good mood already when we arrived. The hotel is very smart and clean, the rooms are very comfortable. The swimming area is nice, the pool slightly small, and there are plenty of loungers to lie upon.
However, we thought the breakfasts were expensive @ 15 euros per person and found an excellent alternative, an "eat as much as you want" buffet breakfast cafe in the Altstadt in the old town @ 6 euros pp.
We would definitely stay there again, especially on a 3 for 2 deal.
Nice hotel, arrogant staff
I stayed in this hotel recently, and even though it is a very nice hotel I wasnt happy about everything. The waiters in the bar were very disrespectfull and even the reception staff acted really arrogant. I dont advise anyone to stay there unless you can live with that.
We've just visited Cologne again, this time stopping in the Dorint Kongress hotel.
probably the best hotel i have ever stayed in, the room was very big, huge comfy bed and lovely bathroom, very clean. Breakfast was excellent, so much choice in the buffet, from bacon and eggs, fish, omlettes to a variety of breads, jams , juices and cereals and as much coffee as you wanted. We stayed over a long weekend, the hotel was quiet, as it was also february, indoor pool looked very nice, but never used it, piano bar was really nice to relax in after an evenning out, drinks quite pricey, also a bar/disco on top floor for guests only, there is glass on one side, the view of cologne with the cathedral lit up was quite something,hotel is ideally placed, as 10 mins walk one way is the cathedral, square and shops and 10 mins the other, is the main street of bars, restaurants etc, will definitely go back