TRYP By Wyndham Koeln City Centre
Travel Blogs from Cologne
... br> According to our information, Koln was approx 95% destroyed diluting WWII. So most of the city has been built or rebuilt since 1945. However, it seems the church was not among the casualties.
Then we jumped on a boat for a river cruise along the Rhine. It was only about 45 minutes and it brought us up river to another part of Koln. During the little cruise we had some kaffee and kuchen.
We de-boated and wandered around the part of Koln where ...
... start point. Once I got there it was ten to ten, a little later than I wanted to be there but still on time and impressive seeing all the distraction Dusseldorf has to offer, something to keep in mind when moving student around the city. When I located a group who seemed like a possible target I walked over, getting it wrong and performing an awkward extraction sometimes, and found the day tour group and as I was greeted by the tour guide who handed me ...
... could drool over them, as staff look at the smear they would later have to polish. I found myself hanging around the mid 80’s cars, my favourite year and collection of cars bar the 93 MK IV supra. As I walked along I saw myself constantly kneeling and moving my head to get every angle of reflection possible. With this I also had to cut myself off midway of running my hand down the length of the car reminding myself they aren’t mine, and there is a ...
... sight of the Church to guide me, a bit of planning and preparation wouldn’t have gone astray, I stopped by a nice café for a snack to eat before being captivated for a couple hours by sheer amazement at the accomplishment of early architects and builders. The Cologne Cathedral took over six hundred and forty years to build, with construction stopping for an enormous four hundred year and then recommencing in the 19th Century to be finished in ...
... of different cultures pooled together in the streets and walkways. I eventually settled on a place to eat, Wein am Rhein, which serves homey, warm traditional food and ultimately after a fair few minutes of reflecting on my scenery and choice of food I chose a Chicken Saltimbocca / tomato sauce / Tagliatelle which warmed me up and gave me a surprising amount of energy as I strolled along the river back towards my hotel, looking ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews TRYP By Wyndham Koeln City Centre Cologne
Wir - eine Gruppe von 12 Personen - machen schon seit über 1o Jahren mindestens
eine Städtereise im Jahr. Da haben wir schon einiges erlebt.
Das Hotel Euro Garden in Köln ist aber unbedingt zu empfehlen.
Die Lage unweit des Bahnhofs ist schon einmal ideal.
Der größte Pluspunkt aber ist das Personal.
Wir haben selten zuvor so zuvorkommende Bediestete erlebt (Den Höhepunkt stellt
die "übernette" Martha an der Hotelbar dar).
Nicht ein einziges Minus wäre an diesem Hotel zu erwähnen!
Freundlich, nah und komfortabel
Habe über das Internet in Amerika gebucht, bekam einen günstigen Tarif und war sehr mit dem Hotel zufrieden. Ich hatte 2 Tage geschäftlich in Köln zu tun. Das Hotel liegt nur einen kurzen Fußweg aus dem Hinterausgang des Hauptbahnhofes entfernt, auf einer Hauptstraße.Die Angestellten waren überaus freundlich als ich versuchte, sehr früh einzuchecken (8.30 Uhr). Sie boten mir an mich anzurufen, sobald das Zimmer bezugsfertig ist und genau das taten sie dann auch (11.30Uhr). Ich war erleichtert, da es sich nur um 3 Stunden Wartezeit handelte. Sehr leckeres Frühstück mir sehr gutem Service. Obwohl mein Zimmer zu einer Hauptstraße hinaus lag, war es nicht sehr laut und die Züge vom Bahnhof hörte ich gar nicht.
Freundliche Angestellte und tolle Lage
Ich habe 3 Nächte im Dezember im Euro Garden übernachtet. Das Zimmer war modern, sauber und mit einen relativ großem Badezimmer. Alle Angestellten, die ich kennen gelernt habe, von der Rezeptionistin bis zur Putzfrau, waren aufmerksam und freundlich. Das Frühstück war klasse, ein großes Buffet im Zimmerpreis inbegriffen. Tolle Lage, nur 10 Minuten vom Dom entfernt, direkt hinter dem Bahnhof. Ich würde definitiv wieder hier übernachten, da ich alles, was ich in dieser wunderschönen Stadt erwartet habe, auch bekommen habe.
Great for a weekend
Stayed for two nights for a weekend away. Staff very good and helpful, room very good, breakfast very good, great location near the station, and short walk to the river although if you do leave the window open you may hear the station anouncements but it did not bother me. We got a good deal and enjoyed the stay would stay here again.
Great hotel but....
Just got back from 3 nights at the Euro Garden at the weekend.
Firstly i would like to say that the hotel is very clean, the staff are helpful and friendly, the breakfast is very good with a good selection of hot and cold food as well as tea, coffee, juices etc, the room was a good size (we had a twin). From what i could see there was 1 internet PC but i think you had to pay for it. You can also get access to the sauna on the 5th floor by asking at reception for the key, rooms are serviced daily. The bar prices were also very reasonable for a hotel in this area. We were also able to leave our bags in the hotel because we had an evening departure, i was also able to keep the room on for a few hours extra at no charge, they staff really coundn't have been more helpful.
We stayed at Hotel Leonet last year and the difference between the 2 hotels was amazing although both were supposed to be 4 star, Euro Garden was much superior.
Location is excellent being just behind the train station (where you can get something to eat or drink pretty much 24h a day, which is handy if like me you like to stay out until the early hours). So getting the train from the airport is so handy, you are literally less than 5 minutes walk around the corner (plus its only 2 euro 20 cents and takes about 20 minutes, its worth it just to see what a properly run public transport system looks like !!!).
Now the downside, personally we found the room incredibly hot and stifling, even when opening the window and putting on the fan in the room. Also, if you are planning on going to stay at this hotel be aware that there is a massive construction operation currently being carried out on the road between the station and the hotel, this was extremely noisy, we had to choose to have the window open and listen to drilling etc or have it closed and put up with the heat.
To sum up, great hotel with nice staff, facilities, location and breakfast but let down by the road construction and hot room. Better buy some ear plugs !!
Friendly staff, great location
I stayed at the Euro Garden for 3 nights in December. The room was modern, clean, with a good sized bathroom. All staff I encountered, from the receptionist, to the housekeeping staff, were attentive and friendly. Breakfast was great, full buffet included in the room price. Great location, right near the train station and underground, just 10 minutes from the Dom.
I would definately return to this hotel, it offered everything you could want for a stay in this beautiful city.
Friendly, close and comfortable
Booked online in the US, got a great rate and was very pleased with the hotel. I was in Cologne for 2 weekdays of business. A short walk out the back of the train station, right off a main street. The staf was very friendly as I tried to check in early (8:30 am). They offered to call me (and did) as soon as the room was ready (11:30). Since check in was at 3, I was pleased. Very nice breakfast with lots of service. Although my window faced out to main road, it was not that bad and I did not hear the trains at the station.
Situated behind the station this hotel is ideally placed if arriving from the airport by the S-Bahn.
All places of interest are within walking distance and the U-Bahn is practically on the doorstep.
Everything about the hotel is excellent although the presence of a large fan in the room suggests that in hot weather there may be a problem.
The immediate area is not particularly attractive but not far away is an interesting street called the Eigelstein.
Great Value and Location
I stayed in this hotel for 5 nights and the end of July 2005. The hotel is situated in a quiet location just behind the main trainstation and about 5 mins walk from the Cathedral and main shopping area. Friendly staff and vwey clean rooms. The only reason is got 4 stars is that even though the weather was not especially hot, the room was very warm even with the windows open.
I recommend this hotel and will be staying here again for New Years Eve.
I have just come back from a five day stay at Euro Garden and found the hotel to be very good value for money. The hotel was clean and the staff were friendly. The room was a decent size and clean and well maintained. Housekeeping was very good and requests for extra pillows and bathrobes were quickly organised by the housekeeping staff. The breakfast buffet offered a wide variety of food and was well maintained.
The hotel is a very short walk from the main HBF trainstation. It is on the quieter side of the station with the main Cathedral being on the other side. The only negative factor about the hotel is it is located down a small side street which can be quiet and a little secluded if walking home alone at night.
Overall an excellent hotel which I would visit again.