"Excellent location but with disadvantages"
05/31/14 yuvakrithi Rostock, Germany
Had to stay for a night on a business trip. Our team assistant booked this hotel assuming the closeness of the hotel to Cologne Hbf and our client might help us save some time. It actually did to an extent but the rest is below average. In a nutshell: Average rooms with poor bed & pillow quality and supposedly sound-proof (actually it is of such bad quality so you hear everything from the street also in the middle of the night) for 100 €/night is not worth the money. The highlight was that there was no hot water the whole night and next morning. When inquired, they mentioned that this was an ongoing process and they can't say when we would get hot water. I could see a lot of unhappy faces around breakfast room complaining about cold shower. I can understand their mood as I had the same feeling. The location is excellent and so is the breakfast. However, everything else is below average. I hope one would get better choices for 100 €/night.
"Great Location but couldn't live up to its potential"
05/13/14 Stretchpackrat montreal
This hotel is about as close as you can get to the train station. This positive turns out to be its negative. The good: The staff was very attentive and helpful. The breakfast was very good and the overall cleanliness was good. It's location is great for the business traveler as you are right at the train station and the rest that Cologne has to offer. The not so good: The room had a musty smell and maybe it was the time of the year or something but there was no air conditioning to allow a fan to work. This was not an issue we thought as we could just open the window. However there is no way you can go to sleep with the window open as the train station noise is just too loud. I would call it noise pollution it was that load. So there was little sleep done while there. If you kept the window shut then eventually it would get too hot and stuffy in the small room. My partner had a different room on the 5th floor (502) which was a little quieter but just below his window was the vent stack and he got a very bad odour into his room because of this so he too could not leave his window open. I also purchased the internet to be able to work and it worked 1 night but the rest of the week it continually cut you out and you had to re-enter the password. All those are minor but if you can't sleep then the room is an issue. Like I said the potential was good but it didn't live up to the basic requirements of a hotel room.
"Just okay for a 1 night stay."
03/22/14 smurf-DAWG Belfast, United Kingdom
Stayed here for 2 nights in March 2014. Everything was basic and acceptable however pillows were too thin and the double bed was small! Bathroom was not the best as it looked like it needed a renewal. It was old. Breakfast was lovely and breakfast room was nice.
"Euroshop trade show"
02/27/14 Wintypoo Wintypoo
I stayed at the Guennewig as my base while at the Euroshop trade show in Duesseldorf. A great stay. The hotel is perfect if you just need a clean comfortable room and a good breakfast. The staff were very helpful and the breakfast was a great start to the day. Overall very happy, its not 5 stars but very clean and comfortable.
01/13/14 ICE-Zugfahrer London
Repeat visit to this hotel right next to Cologne Hbf, managed to get an upgrade this time to a larger room which was really spacious. Breakfast room has been updated into more of a bar-style, which is a bit of a surprise but the overall price/quality of this hotel sets the standard for in this city. Although the rooms are close to the railway and bus station, they are soundproofed so sleep wasn't a problem.
12/08/13 Lewis L Rhondda, United Kingdom
The most notable feature of this hotel is its amazing location. Previous posts have mentioned this but I don't feel that they've done it justice! It is literally on the doorstep of Cologne HBF train & bus stations (the rooms are well sound-proofed) and a two minute walk from the Cathedral, which can be reached easily by walking through the train station. Other attractions such as the Rhine, the Fruh brewery, EL-DE Haus and countless authentic German pubs and restaurants were also a very short walk away. The rooms were clean and tidy, ideal for a short stay. The breakfast was better than anticipated: a wide choice of food including cold meats, bread, bacon, eggs, pastries, fruit, cereal, olives, cheese etc. There's also a nice little pub next door. A great little find and somewhere we'll definitely stay again. For access to the Christmas markets, this hotel is superb.
11/11/13 doublek2013 London, United Kingdom
Stayed there on a business trip that happened to be when there was a carnival in town. Which meant that they played banging german techno-folk music at the hotel bar until into the night. When I approached the staff about the fact that I could not sleep because of the noise they were extremely unhelpful and I even got hung up on when calling the reception at one point. (Mind you I was very polite). So all in all...don't bother with staying there if you care about customer service at all.
"A very good business hotel in the center of Cologne..."
The Kommerz is located next to the main train station in the center of Cologne. Could not be more conveniently located for visitors attending trade functions at Koelnmesse located across the Rhine. Five floors - perhaps 100 rooms. The rooms are clean, very small, and very functional. Seriously hot water! Rates include a very good breakfast buffet - very substantial selection of meats/cheeses/breads/fruits etc... If you are lucky, wonderful matjes herring and smoked salmon! Rates are usually quite reasonable, except during the ANUGA trade show - similar situation with all hotels in and near Cologne. Staying here allows you to walk across the Rhine via the footbridge attached to the main train bridge over the river, which for me is worth the price of admission. Have stayed here for the last 3 shows - we will be back in 2 years for the next ANUGA.
09/21/13 MichiganDamnYankee Pinson, Alabama
Love the location 1 1/2 blocks from the train station. Plenty of shops and restaurants all within walking distance from the hotel. The greetings received when arriving at the Hotel were wonderful, and they spoke English which was a great help to us. Rooms were very friendly and comfortable. Breakfast was the best I have had in a long time and the atmosphere was perfect. A little noisy on the South West side due to the busses and cab area, but around 21:00 became quite. Very clean and friendly hotel and would recommend if ever visiting Koln.
09/04/13 davwhi Siggiewi, Malta
This must be one of the best hotels in Germany. Had the opportunity to go in this hotel for tens of times and the service and rooms were always excellent. Breakfast super too. The rooms have been recently renovated and its a big plus plus. Staff very friendly and always ready to help. A very worth-while stay. Only seconds away from main train station, so very convenient. Of course sometimes one hears a train in the morning but the advantages outweigh this.
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