Cologne Marriott Hotel
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... our connection to Koln.
Around 8:26 we climbed off our train and beat it to Platform 3 as noted on our ticket. The train was scheduled to leave at 8:36 - schedule a bit tight but no biggie. BUT, as it turned out, the train for that platform was not headed to Koln. A quick question to a DB agent told that our platform was 8 and not 3. So much for the ticket info. ***NOTE TO SELF - always check the boards at the stations. Ticket info is not always ...
... rate. The Theodor Heuss Bridge took up most of my free time, this bridge was constructed over four years finishing in 1957 and it seemed it had residence from day one. Under the bridge I saw a flourishing population of finches and pigeon taken refuge from the circling white tail eagle above, something I learnt later while on the tour. Eventually my exploration time was interrupted by the alarm on my watch telling me I had to stand heading south toward ...
After a splendid day of cycling through natural beauty and countryside along the Rhine and then thrown back to 13th century with gothic architecture and astonishing grandeur I was exhausted but well pleased with my day. I decided to use the public transport that Germany has to offer and took a tram one block from the cathedral to Barbarossaplats stop just 2 minutes from my hotel. In total it took me fourteen minutes, and cost just two Eurp, to get ...
... to get some fresh ‘sea air,’ as the Rhine does actually connect to the sea in the north and ends in Switzerland. Cycling really woke me up and snapped me out of the slight jet lag I was experiencing.
The tour was beautifully set up allowing, us to ride through well-travelled paths and tracks so participants don’t need a high level of skill. This would be a very good activity for students and riders of all levels, although I’m ...
... led us to believe. It's amazing how much more rational controversial discussions are when both parties are sober. Damn tequila. Once we had kissed and made up, we decided an activity requiring teamwork and cooperation so that we could forgive, forget, and reestablish our unity, was an order. What activity could possibly serve these purposes better than tandem bike riding? With excellent communication and togetherness, we rode along serene riverside bike paths, through beautiful ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cologne Marriott Hotel
Excellent: Looking forward to returning!
Only stayed one night here in September with partner after seeing the hotel on a previous trip to Cologne. Will not look elsewhere for a hotel when I visit again. Hotel very modern and one of the best rooms and definatley one of the best beds I have ever stayed in. Fantastic view of the Cathedral to which this hotel is very close ( 5 mins walk from getting off the speedy train link to airport, what more could you ask for) Staff couldnt be more helpful and welcoming, excellent bar and restaurant, breakfast exceptional. May have been lucky with the room as others seem to have experieced smaller rooms, but the amenities and ultra modern look are big pluses.
Looking forward to staying there for longer in December for my return trip..
What a wonderful experience! I recently stayed here with my husband and 8 month old son. It was a beautiful, clean, and modern hotel with an absoultely outstanding breakfast that was included in our room price. It is at the most ideal location in town and we loved Cologne! The Dom Cathedral is perhaps the most amazing place we have ever been, and we also really enjoyed walking along the Rhine and visiting the Chocolate Museum. We drove to this hotel and parked along the street for 8 euros, so try and do that if you can instead of the parking lot, which is 20 euros for 24 hours. No suprises here! A wonderful hotel in a beautiful city.
After booking a room at the Hotel Ibis Koeln Am Dom: trying to save a little money (still over 100euros) I sent my wife and daughter in to take a look and check in while I parked the car,They came back out after looking at one of the rooms and said no way were they staying there,the rooms were very small and stank.. So we walked around and found a cab driver and asked him for a hotel recomendation he said the Marriott was right there pointed to it and What a great recomendation that was .The hotel was fantastic Brand new and Modern ,What more can you say about the beds very comfortable We stayed 2 nights (149 euros )when only planned on 1 because of this hotel and the city We highly recomend this hotel and Thanks to the cabbie for such a good advise
Cool, New & Great Breakfast!
We stayed at the Marriott Cologne 2 nights in early June at the advice of our friend that lives in Cologne.
This was the first stop in our 3 stop trip and when we arrived the weather in Cologne was in the 40sF (even in June) and it was raining. We were also jet lagged and really wanted to get to our room and escape the wet cold and get some sleep. When we arrived our room was not ready, so we had 2 hours to kill, which wasn't easy in the rain. But when we came back we were taken to our room which was ultra modern, roomy and so warm! It was probably what you would expect of any US Marriott, but as you know that is not always the standard in Europe. We had enough room to spread out, move around and even do yoga every morning. The beds were SOOO comfortable with tons of pillows, it was truly heavenly. We ordered breakfast each morning and it was unbelievable. It took 2 carts to bring up the American Breakfast for two! This was truly worth the $18 EU.
The location is good, near the Train Station and Dom, but not to central, which is nice to get away from the World Cup Crowds.
The staff was all very young, but very professional and very helpful.
Overall a good experience and if we found a great rate we would stay here again without a doubt!
Very comfortable new hotel two blocks from train station & Dom
My wife and I spent one night at the Marriott Cologne on May 30th, 2006. As Cologne was merely a resting place for our trip between Innsbruck, Austria and Amsterdam, we wanted something nice and close to the train station. The Marriott Cologne did not disappoint.
The hotel is brand new. It opened in January of 2006. Our room was exactly what a typical American expects from a business class hotel room (i.e. true king bed, alarm clock, ironing board, etc.). We were especially impressed by the large bathroom which had a walk-in shower stall - one that actually kept all of the water in the shower. We paid 129 Euros and were very satisfied.
Location: the hotel is two blocks north of the train station (if you exit on the Dom side, you've gone the wrong way....) and 2 blocks east of the Rhine (no view unfortunatley). The train station has links to most other major European cities as well as local transportation (i.e. S-bahn and U-bahn).
While Cologne was merely a place to sleep for my wife and I, we were actually very impressed with the city. The place was clearly in tip-top shape for the upcoming World Cup. Just south of the Dom, there is a large shopping/dining/entertainment district. We found a Hard Rock Cafe which met our need for an American hamburger. We also found a Starbucks which kept my wife smiling. I wish we had budgeted more time for a Rhine cruise.
A couple of other notes: The end of May doesn't necessarily mean summer in Cologne. It was in the high 30s/low 40s while we were there! The U-Bahn ticket machines are located on the U-bahn platforms in the train station. The S-bahn and DB ticket machines in the main train station do not sell these tickets.
Excellent, had a fantastic weekend in Koln
Booked a standard twin room on Saturday night for a weekend in Koln. Hotel is new (opened Jan 2006). Located very close to the train station (3 minute walk). It's slightly low-key ie. not in the main square or with a panoramic view of the Rhein, but we really liked that since it's in a very accessible quiet spot.
Bedroom was spotless and spacious, tasteful design, beds very comfortable, good bathroom. Service throughout the hotel was superb, they are definitely out to make a good impression with this hotel. Restaurant "Fou" serves excellent and reasonably priced food. Channel 1 on the hotel TV shows pictures from cameras in the kitchen! Neat touch. There's also a cocktail bar which is pleasant but a bit pricey. Breakfast is fantastic, huge selection of hot and cold food.
Brandnew hotel near train station. Unfortunately in the second line to the Rhine river, so now views at all. Very nice room, but our "double" or king-size bed was really small for two people. Also, only one glass and cup at the minibar, so it must have been a single room. Bathroom small, but well stocked and all in dark wood. Young and energetic service. Very good dinner in "Fou" restaurant. Main courses are not expensive, but drinks are definitely overpriced, even the coffee. Breakfast is a must with incredible choice in cheeses, teas, a Belgian waffle maker to make your own breakfast waffles - and everything nicely designed. Well-equipped fitness room with Finnish sauna and "bio" sauna (not so hot, but higher humidity and light in changing colors). Fully recommended hotel, but at check-in better ask about the bed ...
The hotel is in a good location close to the Dom and station. We stayed on the executive floor. The rooms were nicely decorated, modern but warm. The restaurant, "Fou, the crazy brasserie", and staff were very pleasant. The executive lounge offered limited cold buffet breakfast, but great choice of afternoon snacks and drinks. The TV in our room offered free sattelite programs in all possible languages.
We also stayed in Hilton Cologne. I give it higher rating for its incredible restaurant and striking design. Marriott had a cosier feeling, and the staff was young, friendly and very energetic. Recommended.
I liked it as, for a business hotel, it had most of what you would need and the beds in particular were excelent. This is the latest Marriott outside the USA and a kind of flagship on their new approach.
Very close to the train station and one of the most striking cathedrals in the world.
Any snags? A few small and easily fixable teething problems and one bigger one they are fixing. The big one is the mobile phone reception is dire and blackberries barely work at all. Coming to think of it that might be a good thing if you plan to chill out
Very nice brandnew Marriott hotel
We have stayed here one night only on our way back from Austria. The hotel has opened since January 15th 2006, so it is only open for 2 weeks now. We had a great rate for our stay. We had a room at the executive level and they upgraded us to a suite..
Unfotunately no view at the world famous Dom-church.
The room was great, very nice duvet-style bed. It felt like warm nest. Bathroom a bit small and the shower was in the bathtub. Not a separate toilet.
Minibar drinks were complimentary as well as drinks in the exective lounge (softdrinks and beer during the day, wines and sprits from 6 pm till 10)
Breakfast in the lounge was a bit poor.
Nice staff. They still have to learn the hotel better but what do you expect when it has just opened. The restaurant and it's menu looked great. Unfortunately we didn't have dinner here but next time we certainly will. Walking distance from main shoppingarcades.
Be aware of the parking! On their website they say valet parking is complimentary, in their garage they charge you € 20.00 per 24-hours. But what they mean is that also the valet-parking is € 20.00. The will park your car in the garage at no extra charge. We have mentioned this problem to several person's from the staff but they didn't see it as a problem...
My husband paid the € 20.00 at the machine in the garage and there it came.....We could drive out of the garage without ticket. Nobody asks for it and there was nothing that was in our wat to drive out of the garage for free! Unfortunately we paid already...