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TravelPod Member ReviewsMerian Hotel Cologne
Big room, great view from our balcony cheapest hotel we found during carnival. The whole hotel is smoker friendly, I don't smoke but I left coughing like I do. Very generous breakfast spread, and friendly staff. Crazy close to the train station, and easy to find wondering drunk back during carnival.
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After Trier, we headed to Cologne to see the cathedral. Cologne is a big city and we had a heck of time finding the parking and then lugging our stuff into the hotel--a little stressful :). Once we got settled, we headed straight to the cathedral. It's a bit like the grand canyon in that you can't appreciate just how big it is until you experience in person. I couldn't get far enough back to get the ...
... your breath.
I'm having a funny day today; bizarrely, I feel like I have an early onset case of the travelling blues. I'm not even back in England yet... Excellent sign of things to come. I just can't bear the thought of going back to the UK, as much as I miss the family and friends etc, which I really do. I just feel super down about it. But, it is only temporary, plus I'm going to Edinburgh which is going to be awesome.
I just don't want to ...
... nice weather as a good excuse to have an ice cream or two as there are lots of shops selling some delicious verities.
After lunch I walked up the river side towards the city centre, this area was very busy with people eating at the outdoor cafes or just relaxing and watching the boats pass by.
The river Rhine is a working river, there is a constant flow of barges and pleasure boats traveling up and down the river, the barges were enormous and ...
... my way onto the subway then onward to the hotel I had booked.
The hotel was a Courtyard by Marriott about 5 miles out of the city but was a nice easy journey. The hotel was very modern and seemed to be near to many modern buildings and big company offices, I was greeted by a concierge who directed me to the check in desk, the lady on reception was really nice and it was a very efficient check in and I was given all ...
... nothing more than a cacophonous tourist trap) before calling it a night. The next morning we toured the magnificent Dom Cathedral before Ally and I had to bid adieu to Tim to catch our train to neighboring Bonn. When everyday is a dive into the unknown and every encounter is strange, hanging with an old friend is an extremely welcome change of pace. Was great seeing you Tim!
Although the train ride from Cologne to its urban twin sister Bonn was a quick and easy "over before ...