Hotel is a short 2 street walk from train station and cathedral. Complementary breakfast was very good and room was large.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to everything and affordable"
Hotel was great for location, close to everything and walking distance to all attractions and shopping. Hotel is bit older than what is pictured however the size of the room makes up for the lack of modernity.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location near the Domplatz. The hotel has seen better days but the room was nice enough for the price. Wifi was adequate. Would be happy to stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pleasant, Excellent Location but a little dated"
I really liked this hotel: I like being close to the Station, Cathedral, shopping and restaurants ( was fortunate to visit during the Christmas Markets ( gloriously fun ). The hotel was comfy and the room and bath very nice. However, it is a little dated ( mostly in worn carpet, older furnishings here and there ( public spaces ) actually felt a little […] "retro" which I kind of like. But for some it might not meet expectations - I also thought the price was EXCELLENT - for which I am happy to overlook some flaws. Front desk staff kind and very helpful. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Attractions!"
The staff at the Senats hotel were all lovely, helpful people. The room was very clean and comfortable, and the water and soda provided in the room were a nice treat after a day of sightseeing. Literally a few minutes walk from the Dom, the river, and shopping district, this hotel is very nicely located. I had a single room. The bed as small, as expected; […] however, the room was spacious and clean. The only minor gripe I had was with the triple key system for accessing the elevator or doorways; however, it is a small gripe in an overall positive stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel, convenient location"
I stayed one night at this hotel. The staff was friendly and the room was nice and clean. However, the hotel can use some updates. For instance the door key was an actual key on a large key ring. The room was clean, although the furniture was a bit worn. It was a good value for the price though, as it is close to shopping and restaurants.Genuine Expedia guest review
i liked it a lot. Excellent location and very safe!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient to the Cathedral and the train station"
I only stayed one night at the Senats Hotel but it was very adequate for what I needed, that was closeness to station and Dom and easy to find at night (with only one query). It was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was particularly sparkling. The next morning I had breakfast in the lovely breakfast room and was pleased to have not only a lovely buffet […] but also made to order scrambled eggs. I would highly recommend this to other travelers - those coming to Koeln by train in particular. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Decent hotel in fantastic location"
While this is an older hotel that has been updated, it is clear that the management has chosen to focus its updates in the areas that matter most to the casual traveler. It's greatest amenity is close proximity to the Altstadt and city center. I would recommend this hotel without concern.Genuine Expedia guest review
"OK hotel in the center of the city"
OK hotel in the center of the city. Not a 4-star hotel. Old furniture, old carpets-not cleaned for some time, no air conditioning, small-old, not renovated elevator, no magnetic room keys. The minibar included contains only a couple of small bottles of water and a couple of soft drinks. Good breakfast, included.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel in prime location"
Situated in the heartbeat of the downtown, this hotel really is great.. The interior is very simple and clean. The breakfast with cooked omelet was great. I had a 6 am depature and they were so kind to give me a packed lunch that saved the day! The staff is incredible and deserve the highest rating for excellence in care and friendliness. Free 24 hour […] Internet card worked good. I was given a fan and that was really helpful in the heat of summer. The TV was needing an update, but that did not matter to me so much as I was too busy in the wonderful city of Cologne and its surroundings. thank you Senats Hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good hotel near cathedral in Cologne."
Stayed here based on proximity to the old town district, cathedral and mostly yhe location of the music festival we were in town to see. The building is from 1959, the decor is from the early 1990s. We had a room on the 2nd floor directly above the main entrance. It was hot the weekend we were there. If we opened the window to let in air, it was loud […] and the reek of cigarettes was noticable from all of the smokers standing outside the entrance. Not a bad hotel. Great staff. Would likely stay somewhere else on my next visit. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Stay was really great...except it was unusually hot in the city when i was there. No A/C was a big issue. They did provide a fan upon my request...but the heat was still a major issueGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great location - Dom/hbf and historical bldgs"
Convient location, updated mid-centrury modern hotel - walk to everything, and close to central train station; just a two blocks to tons of good restaurants and the Rhine river cruises - great beds, and nice bathroom amenities. Only wish the rooms had A/C - but seems hard to find that sometimes. I'd stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"a nice place in Aachen"
nice chain hotel, some distance from train station but nice walk and close to downtown...very clean and quiet...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I will recommend the hotel to anyone visiting CologneGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very comfortable and nice"
We really enjoyed our visit. The room was large and clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was spacious and clean. The hotel is very close to the Dom; you can walk in a few minutes. Overall, it was good.Genuine Expedia guest review
Friendly staff in an area convenient to downtown shopping and visiting the Cathedral. Hotel is a bit dated, but renovations were taking place to one of the floors during my stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I really enjoyed my stay at the Senats. The breakfast was good and it was close to everything. It was easy to find. I use google earth to scout out the best route to and from a hotel. The rooms were cleaned everyday. I had no complaints. The room was nice and quiet at night when I was sleeping. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I will stay there […] again when in Cologne. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Front Desk Friendliness"
I was dubious when I made my reservations, but after my arrival I was allowed to checking early, and I found my room safe, comfortable, quiet at the end of the hall, less than two blocks from the Dom, and even closer to the Fruh. But the best thing about the Senats Hotel was the friendliness of the staff. They anticipated my needs, answered all of my […] questions, and memorized my room number so when they saw me approaching they had my key out and ready to hand to me as I reached the front desk. I will definitely stay there next time I'm in Koln. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is in a great location. We parked our car and walked all over town enjoying Christmas markets. OUr room slept 4 on individual beds. The beds were very hard and 2 were basically on the ground. The room smelled like wet carpet and the bathroom with the toilet was horrible! Luckily we were only staying one night so we dealt with it. The breakfast […] was good and we enjoyed the made to order eggs and bacon. Overall, I think there are much better deals in that area for less money. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best lodging experience in Cologne"
I have stayed in Cologne many times for business purposes in the past, and as this was my first stay in Cologne for pleasure, my wife picked this hotel, and her pick turned out the best ever. The staff's hospitality, room size, cleaness, funcitionality and the location; anything and everything was the best within my experience in Cologne. I cannot think […] of staying at any other hotel in Cologne, and I definitely will go back to your hotel any time I will stay in Colgone. Thank you for being a great lodging option in Cologne for us! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"great location but hates to pay wi-fi"
conveniently located - walking distance to the cathedral and the main train station. wi-fi is over-priced and they would not accommodate a late check-out.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Business in Cologne"
Senats hotel is well located vis a vis the Dom and HBF and decent local restaurants and shops are all around. One train stop to the tradefair and about 15 minutes to the Koln/Bonn airport. Breakfast is very nice. All that said, be sure to get a room in back as there is no air conditioning and the street noise is infernal with the windows open.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Couldn't ask for better"
Staff were friendly and location excellent. The room was refurbished in the recient past. Very pleasant experience.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel is nice. We stayed for one night. Rooms are clean and are spaces but need updating. No A/C, but they did provide us a fan. Location is smack in the middle of the city and close to everything.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
You can't fault this hotel for comfort, location, service or anything really but it is just OK and nothing special. It is very irritating that the wifi is not fully unlimited and seems to be restricted to 1 hour per day. Wifi is an essential requirement in 2014.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Rooms are dusty, the air in the hotel is smelly and fusty, the personnel is gloomy. You can feel the oldness of the building which terribly needs to be renovated. Extremely overpriced! The only positive side - location. Close to the railway station and main shopping streets, in the heart of Old Town District.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Breakfast was good and the staff was friendlyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice hotel good location however .booked this hotel because on there web site it states a warm and friendly bar but the bar was shut for our 3night stay most dissapointed.Genuine Expedia guest review
We were delighted with our stay at the Senats Hotel. It was in a perfect location, in a quiet side street, just steps from the main shopping street, the Cathedral, and the Christmas markets.The room was comfortable with black out cutains, a coffee maker, and alarge bathroom with plenty ofhot water and a powerful shower.The breakfast was generous, ly […] bread selection, heeses, cold meats, uit and cereals. We were offereed a cooked breakfast every morning and that was delicious too.The reception staff were always helpful and spoke perfect English.I would recommend this hotel and would stay here again . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Perfect location for Xmas markets and just 5 minutes walk to the cathedral. Hotel appeared tired and in need of decoration and updating, but the staff at the reception and in the breakfast room were pleasant and very helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good central hotel with friendly staff."
Senats hotel is centrally situated within minutes of the Cathedral, Alter Markt, Heumarkt and riverside. It is also within a 10 minute walk to the Hauptbahnhof (central railway station) and the shopping district of Hohe Strasse, Schilder Gasse and Neumarkt. The staff are very friendly and efficient and will happily cook a breakfast at your request if […] the Continental breakfast of meats, cheeses and preserves is not to your liking. Although dated the hotel is still comfortable, although we were disappointed to find that the bar is no longer open. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good quality Hotel"
Literally a stone's throw from the Cathedral and it's amazing Christmas Market! 20 minutes walk to the Chocolate Museum and 2 minutes from the Rhine with it's many bars & restaurants. Staff very helpful - guiding us to the Christmas Markets ( all within easy reach by foot)! The staff made our stay very special. Everything you could want from the inclusive […] breakfast from continental and cereals, etc to freshly cooked sausages, bacon & eggs with freshly baked bread and as many pots of coffee you could drink whilst planning each day! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect for the Christmas markets"
Hotel was clean & rooms were spacious. Hotel staff were extremely helpful and great selection for breakfast. Location was perfect for the Cathedral and Christmas markets. Would not hesitate to returnGenuine Expedia guest review
"No bar on site"
Don't let the external appearance fool you, the hotel is in good condition. However, the bar on the second floor is closed, with no explanation. We stayed in a family room which was double the size of a normal room and quite large and comfy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ideal central location and very helpful staff"
Come out of koln central station walk up the steps of the cathedral and it's just passed a Chicago-style steakhouse. Just off the high street shopping too. Staff were extremely helpful. Didn't eat in the hotel so can't comment on the food. Rooms we're clean and well presented although perhaps not my expectations of a 4 star in terms of decor.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Only stayed here one night. Impressions were mostly good. The room was very comfortable, with a rather impressive bathroom suite, of all things. There were some niggles though. The situation with the lift and stairwells was bizarre. You needed keys to get onto your floor, which was a bit peculiar given that we had to retrieve the key from reception […] as soon as we came in anyway. The room we had may have been a bad example, but it was a little beaten up. The door handle of the bathroom immediately fell off. The room was feeling a little worn in general. However, the key things (beds and bathroom) were excellent and clean. Room was nice and comfortable and very quiet. However, the lack of free wifi felt like a bit of a joke. We stayed in 2 other (much cheaper) hotels in the same week and all of them provided free wifi services. I think Senat was charging something like 6 (maybe even 8) euros a day for wifi. The hotel is right around the corner from the cathedral in Cologne, which also means it is about 5-10 minutes from the train station and u bahn. It's bang in the middle of the city centre, so you're in easy reach of bars, restaurants and a shopping area. There are some touristy things very close too. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fantastic Staff and Fantastic Sights"
The Room was clean and the quality great, the staff also spoke good English in case your German isn't up to scratch! The location is a stone's throw from the cathedral - step out the front door and it's on your left. Breakfast is a very good affair and well recommended by myself. Cleaning service is also superb. Maybe could have done with a kettle or […] a radio but I cannot fault the hotel for those. Definitely recommended Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"So close to DOM and shopping"
Lovely spot - so central to shopping and the Cathedral. The room was a good size and has a lovely bathroom, comfortable room and good free breakfast. I would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to everything!"
This hotel was in the perfect location to check out the Cathedral and several museums. Step out the front door and a block and a half to the left is the Cathedral. Across the street and a block down is a great little museum called the Praetorium which houses an old Roman archaeology site/sewers. The old city hall and a massive square is a two minute […] walk directly out the front of the hotel. The waterfront would be no more than a 5 minute walk away and drops you in the middle of a very impressive vista. Riverboat cruises are right there if that interests you. I also recommend the Roman German museum that is on your right side as you walk up to the cathedral from the hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Having stayed in a pretty good 3* in Duesseldorf, I was expecting great things from the 4* in Cologne. Unfortunately, I was left a little disappointed. With 2 nights in Cologne costing almost as much as 5 nights in Duesseldorf, I was expecting to be wowed. The hotel could have certainly received a 4* rating - in the 90s. The bathroom was outdated along […] with all corridors and public areas. There appeared to be an attempt to modernise the room with some new wallpaper, but with all of the other walls keeping their 90s textured wallpaper, it was almost a wasted effort. We were lucky enough to get a corner room so it was a particularly large room but it actually ended up being too large with too little furniture making it a little lonely. The sofas were also particularly uncomfortable. The facilities - in terms of TV and internet were quite poor - our TV was smaller than at the previous hotel and the internet was close to impossible to connect to (we never achieved it!). On top of that, we ended up with 2 separate beds instead of 1. Finally, it was unclear whether the terms 'minibar included' meant that it was free or not so we never made use of that either. All in all, our stay wasn't worth the money we paid. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel was in a very convenient location, only 5 min walk to the train station and the cathedral, super close to all the shopping and restaurants. The room was modern and extremely clean. Free breakfast in the morning is also a great plus. Yes internet is expensive but I used my own internet from my phone. The key system (with actual keys - not […] cards) and keys for the lift gave it a vintage touch. Will definitely stay again when back in Cologne. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to all must-see sights"
Staff very pleasant and helpful. Hotel clean and comfortableGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely, clean and very central hotel to everything"
We all had a lovely stay in the city of Cologne very friendly people, lots to do and see especially the day boat trip on the River Rhein and many places to eat and drink in. Great atmosphere in the market squares at night.Genuine Expedia guest review
Convenient Location (very near to the DOM) and good room size (junior suite for 3 pax)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
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