"Conveniently located but condition not perfect"
This hotel is perfectly located and within walking distance to most touristic spots. The staffs are nice too. But some conditions are below standard: eg. strong smell of detergent in the corridor, occasional bad smell in the toilet. The beds are a bit too soft. Noice from the traffic can sometimes be quite annoying.Genuine Expedia guest review
"August City Break in Koln."
We stayed at the Senats for 3 nights in August 2013, a party of 4 adults. The hotel was fantastic; very helpful staff, very clean, great central location but very quiet inside the well sound-insulated rooms. We used the bar on 2 occasions and found it excellent; very comfortable environment, friendly bar staff and reasonably-priced drinks. We specifically […] wanted a hotel with breakfast included which is one of the reasons we booked the Senats and it didn't disappoint. A typical buffet with a wide variety of choices; pastries, cereals, breads, meats, cheeses, yoghurts, fresh fruit plus coffee, teas etc. Excellent breakfast with very efficient staff which set us up for the day ahead. The reception staff were very good and allowed us to leave our baggage there once we had checked out and they also let us have our rooms slightly earlier than the stated earliest check-in time. Great hotel, highly recommended. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Complimentary drink on arrival was welcome. The room [like many in Europe] lacked airconditioning - meaning that one had to choose between being hot or opening the window and having traffic noise.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Top location. 2 mins from everywhere. Station, Old Town, Shop, waterfront and the Magnificent Dom. Clean but perhaps dated hotel. Fantastic welcoming staff. Great breakfasts cooked to order. Special mention to Anya. Took a shine to our young son. Fantastic, warm, friendly waitress who speaks perfect English. Would definately stay there again. You really […] cant go wrong with this hotel. Trust me. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Right next to the Dom"
Excellent hotel with great location right next to the Dom. Would stay with them again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Good staff and good proximity to the Cathedral and the train station (5 minute walk) but the place is quite tired and in need of an upgrade. No facilities in the room to make a hot drink - had to go out and down the street to get one. Good breakfast. Would recommend overall for a night if passing through due to it's handy locationGenuine Expedia guest review
Friendly staff and good location. Room not as modern as other hotels but clean and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for getting the best from Cologne"
Hotel staff very helpful, room clean, bathroom / shower excellent. Breakfast very good. Hotel very well positioned for station, cathedral, museums, shops. Overall staying at this hotel really added to our stay in Cologne, an interesting, historic and friendly city.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Comfort and convenience on a budget"
I had a single room at a sale rate of about $90/night, which is great value for money for a comfortable, central place in a big city. Hotel is a five minute walk or less from the main train station and the cathedral, likewise to the main shopping area. Room wasn't quite deluxe, but very clean, plenty of room, and had a nice little fridge with free water […] and Coke. I was on the street side but it was quiet all night. Breakfast was included and very good standard German buffet style (coffee, yogurt, muesli, cheese, coldcuts, bread and pastries - I think you can get tea and eggs on request). WARNING: They claim to have free wifi, but this is only for one hour of use and the connection quality was so bad it was effectively useless. The connection dropped every time I tried to send a message. Very frustrating. I would have tried to sort it out with the front desk staff (who were very pleasant and helpful) but I was so jet-lagged I couldn't be bothered. Other than the internet issue, I highly recommend the place for anyone who's looking for somewhere central without blowing a ton of money. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Nearly on top the Cathedral and restaurants/pubs. Check in was fine though hard to understand receptionists. Good onsite bar, breakfast included but you had to ask waitresses for eggs/bacon and not forthcoming with taking orders.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Well located, good room & breakfast"
Very convenient to main rail station and shopping area. Nice bars nearby. Some aspects of hotel a little old fashioned such as needing 3 keys, one of which is needed for the elevator. Overall happy though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Couldn't find anything to complain about"
Recommended. Stayed here May 2013 with my wife and teenage son at an excellent rate for two rooms. The hotel is less than five minutes walk from the Hauptbahnhof, literally walk round the Dom, then a hundred metres down a side street - easy to do even with the luggage that we were carrying for a week long German tour -- and my wife doesn't travel light! The […] rooms are modern and minimalistic by design but this doesn't mean they lack all the usual comforts. The room was extremely spacious indeed for a city centre hotel. I paid for breakfast included, and this included cooked eggs and bacon at no extra cost. Add to this a nice little bar and friendly staff and it all made for an easy and comfortable couple of days in Cologne. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel in Cologne"
Good Hotel vey close to the catederal, town hall, and Rhine. the room was comfortable and clean and the staff were very helpful. I enjoyed my stay and would certainly return if in Cologne again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good value for the money"
Hotel was good if different in the aesthetic sense ( The bedroom doors are hinged on the outside and look a bit hostel like). I was having this break with my son and consequently ordered a two bed room which the hotel felt they could interpret as a double bed which would not have been satisfactory. Staff were however helpful in sorting out the problem […] which they blamed on Expedia. I must say the expression "Twin Room" was not shown on Expedia but we could and did select a "two bed" room. Otherwise it was everything we expected and was well placed for both the City Centre and, importantly for us, the railway station Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Without proper walking instruction, we walked around 30 minutes to find the hotel. We didn't know we have to pass thru the cathedral to get to the hotel. We found out that it only took 5 minutes walk from hotel to train station. It's good that these kind of walking instructions should specify it on the hotel information.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location.Great Breakfast"
Very well located. but we were with 2 adults and 1 child but the sofa bed was not too comfortable. Although having said that, we would return again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"very very pleasant"
very very pleasantGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"VERY GOOG POSITION"
VERY ENJOYABLE STAYGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Home away from home."
Staff very friendly, helpful, accommodating and speak English quite well. Good breakfast buffet. Hotel security appears to be well thought out. Location could hardly be more central. Third time we stayed at this hotel and have booked another stay already.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect hotel in perfect location"
Excellent, very good hotel and very good situation specially for the Christmas Markets !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Location, location, location - hotel in amazing spot 5 min walk from train main station/s/u-bahn, 3 mins from Dom & main shops, 2 mins to edge of old town, 5 mins to riverside. We had a triple room/suite that was huge - handy dividing curtain to separate beds & a lounge area - so ideal for families. Bathroom large but a dated. Photos make rooms look […] quite modern - but the space & location made up for any negatives. Lovely breakfast room & plenty of choice. Reception staff very pleasant. Small bar in hotel too which was a bonus too. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"'Great Hotel for visiting the Heart of Cologne'"
From arriving in the hotel car park and being met by a very welcoming and helpful member of staff to the day we checked out - we had a wonderful stay. This is the second time we've stayed at this hotel for the Christmas Markets and we weren't let down. Perfectly situated for the Markets, extremely close to the Cathedral, car parking place on site, helpful […] and friendly staff, good sized rooms - marvellous! Also the buffet breakfast was great and with complimentary drinks in your room - they really make an effort. Since our last visit, they have added a new bar on the first floor which was really nice. Was slightly worried that as we were so impressed from our last visit - that it wouldn't live up to our high expectations, but it totally did. Looking forward to our next visit! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Winter Break convenience"
Good central hotel on edge of old town excellent for Christmas Markets and rail connections to Bonn and WuppertalGenuine Expedia guest review
"One of the Best Koln Centre Locations."
Brilliant position, right in centre of town. No need for car nor even the use of bus/tram. Parking is plentiful but on average €14.50 for 24 hrs. Internet connection is really quite expensive €8 for 1hr. so take your own dongle. Overall, our best stay in Koln. Have been several times but this was just SO convenient. Breakfast was wide ranging in choice, […] some hot items but plenty of 'real' German meats and cheese etc.All beautifully prepared in a pleasant breakfast room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for couples on the move"
Room a little drab, needs a face lift. Very pleasant staff at front of house. Very pleasant style of hotel. Comforting to have choice of type of bed. Breakfast staff rushed off their feet and it showed. Impressed with German sense of security.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good clean hotel"
Our room was not ready ontime but the manager put this right to complete satisfaction.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotel staff were great,location was great but actual hotel quite dated in style. All very clean & functional but from the pictures I expected a modern hotel. I would recommend it though for a couple of nights.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"1950's City Centre Hotel"
This Hotel is centrally located and in a relatively quiet area of the city centre. However, it is somewhat dated and looks like a throw back from the 1950's (which it is). The room that we stayed in was spacious and comfortable and breakfast was good. The bar are was very pleasant, albeit compact. The staff were generally good although my request […] for parking went unheeded and even though there were spaces, I was still refused access. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great location, major attractions and shopping only yards away. Perfect for us as a family of 4. Would stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Senats Hotel is close to the Dom and convenient for most things. The staff made up for the slightly dated hotel. Contrary to the description there is no airport shuttle but the 15 minute train to Koln Hbf is frequent and easy and only €3 each. !0 minute walk to the hotel. Taxi back (It was pouring with rain) was €26. Dom is magnificent and the chocolate […] factory well worth a visit as was the adjacent Chocolat Cafe (!). Plenty of other great restaurants at reasonable prices and good quality. Will go again and stay at the Senats Hotel Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Like a scene out of the cult 60's series "Mad Men""
Like a scene out of the cult 60's series "Mad Men" ... the hotel room was large renovated but maintained it's retro style. Right in the centre and friendly staff. I enjoyed my stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel is in a fantastic location, being very close to the Cathedral, the main railway station and shopping streets. Hotel staff were helpful and friendly and spoke good English. Our room was very clean but basic and a bit dull and boring. There was no in room safe which was rather inconvenient but there was a safe behind reception. Bathroom was tiny […] and very tired. Disappointing. But, we didn't spend much time in the room so we were prepared to overlook these things. As the location was so good, we'd definitely go back there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
There was no air conditioning, as listed in the booking, and the room was HOT! Good location, and great breakfast. The booking also listed free WiFi, but that didn't exist either. Friendly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect for short stays"
This hotel was perfect for our 2-night stay. In the heart of Cologne; short distance from the cathedral, close to shops, 5 minute walk from Köln Hbf station - brilliant location. Despite the closeness to the hubbub, it really wasn't that noisy at all. Our room overlooked the street and we slept soundly with the window open. The staff were really helpful […] and polite and had a good sense of humour. They spoke English really well (which was very helpful!) and were keen to share with us details on local attractions. Entry is pretty secure - You're given three keys: 1 to operate the lift; 1 to let you out of the stair well; and 1 for your room. The room was clean, neat and well made-up. We received one voucher card each entitling us to 1 hour free wifi and a voucher each for a free glass of prosecco in the hotel bar. A mini packet of Haribo on each of the bedside tables was a cute touch. Shower gel, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, hair-dryer and mini bathroom kit including ear buds and cotton wool pads were included in the bathroom with other items e.g. toothbrush, available on request. The shower was easy to use and really clean - just don't flush the toilet whilst someone's in there! Breakfast buffet offered the usual selection. Brilliantly, the eggs, sausage and bacon were cooked to order. No rubbery scrambled egg here! The only downfall was lack of air conditioning but there was a minibar with enough room to stash our bottles of water. Would definitely go back! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"In the centre of town"
A good, well-located hotel with extremely helpful staff. Room was simply furnished but adequate, with a nice bathroom. No minibar, but 4 complimentary soft drinks available in the in-room fridge, which was nice. No room safe. Room was quiet despite central location. Breakfast was great - very fresh, good selection and a huge pot of coffee for each […] table. Location is perfect - only five minutes from the station and river, three minutes from the cathedral and old town. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
My wife and I knew that after a long day of exploring Cologne that we would need a centrally located hotel to rest, relax and clean up in. The Senats filled that need plus offered us a complimentry glass of sparkeling wine in the evening and a free breakfast to get us started the next morning. We had a wonderfu stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Near the dom"
Old fashioned but near the Dom. Comfort for the priice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Decent hotel in a decent neighbourhood. Close to the Dom and the Rhine. Good value for money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean, comfortable room. Freindly and helpful staff. Great location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worst hotel experience ever"
I simply cannot understand how this hotel won a four-star rating. When I first entered the room the sharp smell of chemical room deodorizers was overwhelming, although the staff assured me that no such product was in use. Ironically the literature in the room stated that hypoallergenic bedding was in use for those with allergies. If I didn't have allergies […] when I arrived, I certainly did when I left, so unpleasant and obtrusive was the chemical smell that lingered for several hours. There is no airconditioning or cooling system in the hotel, and I was given a noisy fan when I complained about the heat of the room--it was like an oven. The internet charges are the highest ever at €24 for €24 hours. The room was large but very sparcely furnished (I was generously allowed ONE glass in my single room), and the mini-bar was a joke. It had none of the comforts or small luxuries associated with other four-star hotels, although the literature in the room said I could call down to reception if I needed any of the toiletries one finds in rooms in less-expensive hotels.. I am a business traveller and visit Cologne several times a year, but I will never use this hotel again. Be warned! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Small and frindly hotel within short walking distance of KOLN hbf. They might think about upgrading their television sets and selection of TV Channel. Had a very pleasant stay there this time as well as 4 years ago.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"RECOMMENDED TO ALL"
The staff were prepared to answer questions in a patient and helpful manner. The breakfasts were extremely good and there was plenty of choice. The room was large and well equipped. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was very clean. I would say the overall standard was very good and located five minutes walk from the main rail station and two […] minutes walk from the main shopping area. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great value hotel slap bang in the middle of Cologne. Perfect for all the Christmas markets.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Spacious and central"
We got a big room (very big...) for a reasonable price. Location was perfect between the old town and the shopping street. Breakfast buffet was good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ideal central location"
Good value and location for central cologne, station and cathedral. Rooms basic but clean and functional.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Kind of In the middle of City Centre"
I booked the hotel based on the 5 star rating by Hotels.com. Its not a 5 star hotel, keep that in mind. otherwise its an alright hotel compared with the money you pay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
the hotel was clean and tidy and in an excellent central location for Cologne, Ideal for the main train station and CatherdralGenuine Expedia guest review
Great location. Classic 50's design - you'll love it or loathe it - rooms are large but feel dated. Good breakfastGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great position for exploring Cologne"
Thiks is a 60's hotel that has been revamped inside. The rooms are great and the staff were really helpful access to limited free mini bar was a bonus. The breakfast buffet was very good but we missed not having access to a restaurant at other times. Could do with some kind of tea/coffee facilities which aren't available. The staff were extremely friendly […] and helpful and the hotel is 2 mintues away from Cologne Cathedral and very central. Would certainly go back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Stayed at the Senats for 4 nights in December 2011. Was well impressed with my choice. Clean, quiet, comfortable room, very pleasant and friendly staff and a great location. Buffet breakfast had a good choice , mainly continental but also some hot foods available as well. Train station just a few minutes walk away and Cologne Cathedral literally yards […] away. I would recommend it and hope to stay here again on my next visit to Cologne. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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