Radisson Blu Hotel, Cologne
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Hotel, Cologne
My mother and I went to Cologne to experience that Christmas markets. The hotel we stayed at was the Raddisson SAS Colgne. This was in a great location just 5 min walk to the train station and two stops to the first market. The facilities that the hotel offers were excellent, and the bedrooms are very modern and clean. The hotel offers a great restaurant and breakfast to set you up for the day shopping.
Travelled here in July 04 for 3 nights and got a bargain in my eyes for a hotel of this luxury. £150 for 3 nights for 2 adults and 1 child including the most luxurious breakfast i have ever tasted in hotel land. The hotel itself is a very long walk to the central cologne area but the tram stops outside, runs to late at night and is about 1.5 euros a trip. We got the train from the airport which was situated in airport on lower level. It cost 2.5 euros to get to Cologne and we got off at the stop before the HBF(main station) Its 5 min walk from there or a 30 sec tram ride.
Excellent Hotel, good value
Stayed at the Radisson for a two day Xmas market break 16/17th Dec, excellent modern contempary hotel with full buffet breakfast thrown in. Booked the room through Octopus Travel for £56.00. Hotel is on the outskirts of the city but as previous reviewers have said there is an excellent tram service right outside which takes you to the city centre in under 10 mins.
We got the train from the airport which only cost two euros compared to the 25-30 quoted for a taxi. The Xmas markets were fab even allowing for a downpour on our last night there. Best markets in our opinion were the Alter Markt and another right alongside the Dom cathedral.
Stayed at Radisson to do Xmas markets 27-30 November. The service at the hotel was the best I've experienced anywhere in the world - the staff, who spoke better English than me(!!!), were polite, courteous, well-informed, friendly and did all they could to make our stay memorable. Breakfast - superb! Rooms - excellent . We got taxi from airport (Euros 22) to hotel. To get to the City Centre, used the No. 3 or 4 tram, which stop virtually outside hotel and run every 4-8 minutes. Neumarkt was best market in our opinion but watch our for the Gluwhein with double rum in it - wow!!!
Yes, it's chic but....
Recently spent 4 nights at this sleek, ultra modern "hotel chic" place. Can't complain about the physical amenities (they were average for a 330 euro/night hotel) but have some cautions - it's location is fantastic if all you plan to do is attend a function at the Koln Messe. Otherwise, be prepared to walk many kilometers to get across the bridge to the city center every day. One day I logged 18km on my pedometer. Taxi's were okay but 2 evenings waited for more than 15 minutes at the hotel for a taxi only to spend an additional hour in traffic trying to get across the river. The other 2 nights we walked - adding 45 minutes to our evening plans. So - it's granite and glass and sleek and the staff were lovely but not the place to choose for 4 days of sightseeing.
Stayed September 23 till 26th. Cheap Easy jet flights to Cologne and reasonable room rates off Octopus (£170 for 3 nights b&b).
Verry nice place
Stayed one night at this hotel and it was a verry pleasant stay.
Nice new place, with nice rooms with top to floor windows which can open.
Although it may be not directly in the centre you can walk to it.
An other option is to take the "S-Bahn" number 3 or 4 to the centre, which stops in front of the hotel (see also other review).
When I go back to Colgne I probably stay in this hotel again.
Radisson SAS Hotel
I would endorse comments made by two most recent reviewers regarding the superb Radisson SAS hotel. Ultra-modern, spotlessly clean, very efficient and friendly staff, great breakfast, etc.
The comment I would add is that some great deals are available if there are no events at the Congress Centre/Exhibition Halls. My wife and I stayed for 4 nights in July and enjoyed bed & breakfast for a total cost of £206 - booked through octopustravel.
We stayed at the Radisson for 4 nights. This hotel is one of best 2 hotels that we have stayed in throughout the world. The rate of approximately £50/room/night included a hot buffet breakfast that offered a huge selection of cereals, traditional cooked, etc. The room itself was large and very stylish. It had all the little features that makes your stay that bit better, such as a tea/coffee making facilities, minibar and ice making machine. We also had the free use of a sauna, steam room and small gym. The hotel is a 30 minute walk to the cathedral and the nearest restaurants are 10 minutes away, but there is a tram stop very close to the hotel that can take you in to the centre. From the cologne/bonn airport you can take a train for 2 euros and if you get out at K-Deutz station (right side), you will be only a 5 minute walk from the hotel. It's great value and we loved it.