Dorint Hotel am Heumarkt Koln
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So I'm officially at the 2 months mark here in Europe, meaning I am just about at the half way point.. CRAZY.. It blows my mind how fast the time over here is going.. I keep thinking I will be able to catch up on my blogging (I have even wrote it down in my planner to complete on multiple days), but yet every day I find a reason to put it off. There's just not enough time in the day! If I could put off sleeping, I definitely would.. I mean I already compromise enough on my ...
... and hundreds of horses too! Everything was so colourful and the crowd was so loud and excited, it was a great atmosphere! We stayed through the entire parade - which lasted around 5 and a half hours! - and enjoyed every minute! It was a long day, and we did get rather cold, but it was entirely worth it to experience a proper German tradition!
Here are some facts my Mummy sent me afterwards - it is shocking just how big the carnival really is!
The elderly couple managed to climb 533 steps to the top of Cologne Cathedral this morning so despite the adverse comments yesterday we are not quite dead yet. A very tiring day spent wandering round Cologne, quite a nice city with lots of squares and car free zones. Most of the buildings are new on account of some work done by the British in 1944. After the cathedral and a huge German lunch of ham hock, a ...
... beer! It wouldn't be Germany any other way!! The Alter Markt further south was quite big as well. Fairy tail themed. Lots of food and drinks and hundreds of stalls again! There was also an ice ring, so that visitors could ice skate round and round. We also walked around the Neumarkt which consists of lots and lots of high street shops. There are H&M shops everywhere! It was quite busy there too, but I ...
... which is just below our windowsill, so the price of our meanness is that we lose out on the floor to ceiling sliding window the more expensive cabins have. Still, with the price differential between cabins being about a week’s cruise in the med, we are very happy.
After a very nice dinner, we walked the 15 minutes ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Dorint Hotel am Heumarkt Koln Cologne
My girlfriend and I stayed here for the New Year weekend. Everything that has been said previously here is absolutely true. It is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. The staff are very friendly and helpful. If you are struggling to find a top class restaurant, just ask the concierge and he will only be too willing to assist you. Harry's Bar is a great place to unwind (try the Flying Kangaroo cocktail, we have only previously seen it available in the Meridien in Budapest), not your normal hotel bar, very cool ambience and popular with the locals.
My boyfriend and i stayed here for a long weekend for his birthday. The staff were absolutely wonderful. The location is excellent. My only complaint is that the club ciontinental lounge did not serve hot food for breakfast-disapointed as i had paid extra for this. That one negative was more than made up for by the wonderful atmosphere elsewhere in the hotel.
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Intercontinental in Cologne in October for a weekend. I swear this place is the best place I've ever stayed at. Not the largest of rooms, but they were stylish, modern, warm, and comfortable. What made it an awesome hotel was the service. The service is really top notch. We stayed at a Renaissance for the next week in another town and although also nice, it just lacked the quality of service of the Intercontinental.
On 16th October I went to Cologne together with 2 girlfriends and stayed at the InterContinental. We arrived early and as we had requested connecting rooms they were not ready so after a spot of lunch down by the river we returned to the hotel, the manager apologised for the rooms till not being ready and offered us complinentary drinks in Harry's Bar while we waited. After a too short wait our rooms were ready and we were shown to our rooms. They were worth the wait, very spacious, modern with every thing you could possibly need, extremly clean, great shower, very comfy beds. All the staff in the hotel were very helpful, the manager made a point of greeting us and offered suggestions of where to visit. Harrys Bar is great fun with live music at the weekends, very busy with locals and tourists (Champagne cocktails are a must). The health center was very good the only moan is that the pool is very cold! I would definately stay there again and would recommend it to anyone.
Fabulous Harry's Bar
Fantastic Hotel!!! We stayed 24--26 September and although the room was smaller than most Inercontental they are well finished.I enjoyed a wonderful massage in the health club were you and use the gym and swim asscess via hotel.HARRY'S BAR is not to be missed after a wonderful dinner followed by a Rudersheim Coffee in the Altstadt we returned to the hotel at 12.30 and decided on a nightcap went to the bar and ended up staying till 2.15am wonderful musis and great cocktails.The breakfast is fantastic, staff are helpful,friendly.The location is excellent and would reccomend this hotel to anyone.
Top class amenities and service
The modern decor and high-quality furnishings and fittings made this one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. The bed was amazingly comfortable. Another bonus was the wonderful level of service provided by all of the staff. Guests also had access to the large, well-equipped state-of-the-art health and fitness center in the adjoining building. For an additional 15 Euros per day we joined the Club Lounge which gave us access to free breakfast, all day snacks and drinks and upmarket business centre facilities including unlimited free use of computers and the internet - an astonishing deal. We unreservedly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a memorable stay in Cologne.
This is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. The hotel is beautifully decorated. The rooms are modern and very comfortable. The restaurant has great food and a very nice wine area. After your meal you are also invited to a cozy couch area in the back of the restaurant where you can enjoy your coffee and dessert.
What an excellent modern interior design!
This is the most beautiful hotel with such a modern interior design I have ever visited! How I wish all Intercontinental Hotels were like this one in Cologne. One might find the hotel facade dull but wait till you get inside and lo! such a splendid design, indeed! I only stayed in a standard room for one night but even, it is what you can call a dream room styled with beautiful and elegant simplicity. I could just imagine how the other expensive rooms would look like. And, of course, the hotel staff is very relax and accomodating and that is very important.
I will definitely go back and stay there.
Wonderfully relaxed lobby, helpful staff, great buffet breakfast.
I had a deluxe room, which although lacking a view, was very comfortably furnished. Bathrrom had large walk in shower and deep, large bath. Room service food was also excellent. The hotel is well situated for the city.
I only stayed here for one night, but will certainly return again on my next visit.
Stunning style and great service
I stayed at this new (April 2003?) hotel for nine days, and it has to be one of the best hotels I've visited. It's in a brand new building with an excellent location - just steps from the main (pedestrianised) shopping thoroughfares of Cologne. There's a beautiful health club in the building (for which you have to pay extra, sadly). And the bar downstairs is stylish and sophisticated. Even the breakfast was memorable (orange juice in cylindrical glass vases!). I was upgraded to a superior room for free. The only drawback was the lighting in the room; you can only turn off all the lights from the door, and you've got to find your way to the bed in the dark!