"Bad Wifi Policy"
I stayed here for business. They advertise free WiFi but it is only for 1 hour per day! No chance to buy more time according to the staff. So if it's the year 1998 and you don't need internet for any reason for more than an hour each day in your world this hotel is ok. Otherwise stay somewhere else where it's modern day and internet is accessible.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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
The bed was horrrible, and very old space and furnitutre, including a tv that hardly work. The price for that week was specially high and not understandable. Well locatedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location, very basic"
The location of this hotel cannot be beaten, just a few steps away before you are in the shadow of the huge cathedral which towers over Cologne - great for the train station which takes you straight to Koelnmesse in one stop and on the doorstep of many shops & restaurants. The hotel service was good once it arrived, although with only one person normally […] on duty you were sometimes left waiting for them to be available on the front desk. Also listed as Free Wifi - this was one hour per day of pretty poor wifi - not free for business users Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great base in Cologne"
This is the second time we've stayed at the Senats Hotel when attending Gamescom in Cologne. Its location is absolutely perfect, just a short walk from the cathedral - easy access to the cathedral, shops and restaurants, station, and only a 20 minute walk across to the Koeln Messe/Deutz where Gamescom and other events are held. The staff are incredibly […] helpful and polite, couldn't do more for you. The minibar, stocked with coke, diet coke and various kinds of water, is free. We will continue to stay at this hotel for every visit to Cologne. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Overrated but good location"
With four stars definitely overrated. Old fashioned reminding more of the golden 50s where the four stars might have been adequate. Location howerver is really good - close to the main station as well as old town and Rhein...which ís totally fine for one night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Worn outGenuine 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
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