It's a very small hotel with only eight rooms, I think. Try to get Room 7 if you can because we loved it. There are no elevators and it's located on the top floor but go ahead and drag your suitcases up. While the room was small, it was modern, cute and clean. A small, spiraling staircase takes you to a small sitting area with four windows that allowed […] you great views of the city. We had two kids so the staff had already converted the sofa into a bed. We kids loved this loft area. The bed and bedding wasn't the greatest we've seen but they were fine and comfortable enough for tired travelers. The bathroom is superb--cool shower stall, large soaking tub--everything was clean and modern. The bath towels could be newer and nicer but not really a complaint. The TV is small but so what--we were here to see Cologne and this cute hotel was less than three blocks from the awesome Cologne Cathedral, food, shopping and the train station. It's an ideal location and we would stay here again if ever back in Cologne. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Modern, Cute & Quaint"
My husband, 15 month old daughter and I stayed two nights here. The hotel is a little difficult to find. We entered the address in our GPS and spent nearly two hours looking for it. When we did, it was worth the hassle. We were greeted by a friendly gentleman at the front desk and were taken up to our room. The room was small, but clean, modern and […] very comfortable. Added bonus was the air conditioning. They also had a bed set up for our daughter as well. The surrounding neighborhood provided plenty to see and do. *Tip* If you are coming by car, make sure to request a parking spot directly from the hotel. It will save you a little money. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location in Old Town"
The location was great. It was nice to hear the church bells in the morning and have brew halls and eating establishments within walking distance. It would have been nice to know that our reservation did not include breakfast. However, for 8 Euros the fresh foods were well worth the price. We especially enjoyed the smoothie shots. The room was bright, […] clean, and spacious. The staff was friendly and very helpful. We would recommend and stay here again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice place"
Very nice place for a short stay, very friendly staff and awesome breakfast, if breakfast is your favorite meal of the day, you will love it!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A really good boutique hotel"
This hotel clearly deserves to be mentioned as one of the good small boutique hotels. Extremely friendly and helpful staff, very quiet, modern rooms in the middle of Cologne's old town. Only downside is that there is no elevator and you get your workout if you stay in one of the rooms on the higher floors.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Gem in Cologne"
I was only there one night but during a 2 week stay in Europe, this accommodation was top notch. Small but service of the staff was very engaging. Room was amazing!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't miss breakfast!"
We loved our stay at this newly remodeled and updated hotel. Only 8 rooms in the hotel allows the staff to provide excellent personal service. Our room was very comfortable. The downtown location was perfect for us. And by all mean, don't skip breakfast! The homemade bread, homemade butter and local honey are delicious. The only thing you might want […] to be aware of is there are 3 floors and no elevators. But I would recommend this hotel and would absolutely stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Brilliant stay in Cologne"
This hotel was a wonderful place to stay. Fantastic breakfast. Lovely rooms. Great welcome. Will definitely stay again if returning to CologneGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Top quality Hotel"
We've just come home from a two night stay in Cologne. We went for the Christmas markets and the hotel is ideal for it's proximity to everything, shopping/Old Town/central train station. This is by far the best 3-Star hotel I have stayed in. Quiet street, friendly staff - who can speak good English, very clean, very modern - designed by a prominent […] architect. The room was very nice - comfortable bed and modern bathroom(room 5 we had). The breakfast was of high quality, the food is carefully selected and sourced. I took a chance when selecting this hotel and hand on heart I can say I made the right decision. Please do not be put off by thinking its a small 8 bed hotel, this is probably what makes its unique and more personal. Ideal for leisure travellers and business travellers. Free internet service which was fast and gave no problems. I highly recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great little place and perfect location"
The hotel is in the perfect spot for shopping and the christmas markets, the staff were really welcoming and friendly. The only downside is that the cafe downstairs shuts at 7pm, so there is no late bar in the evening but with so much to do around the place it's nothing to worry about and there is an honesty bar/fridge as well - if needs must.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent location in the heart of the old town."
Had two night stay with my wife and daughter, Michael was an excellent host with lots of useful information on the town and helpful hints on things to see and do.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Couldn't fault it!"
Lovely, stylish little hotel. Location couldn't be more ideal, right in the heart of the city centre but not too noisy. Would definitely go back, can't recommend enough. Only slight downside is there is no lift so might be an issue for those who have difficulty getting about. Otherwise, 5 star! A real gem.Genuine Expedia guest review
便利で清潔感のあるホテル（ゲストハウス⁈）でした。 到着時刻が遅くなってしまい、入り口がクローズ。インターフォン越しに会話し、中に入るとカードキーと手紙が置いてあり、無事にチェックイン⁈できました。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Très bel hôtel, près de tout: service personnalisé (8 chambres), personnel chaleureux et avenant. Le petit déjeuner est servi dans le café à même l'hôtel et est excellent! Vraiment 6 sur 5...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and Service"
Excellent Hotel and location ( 5 minutes walking to Main train Station) ,People at front desk was so kind and helpful , definitely the right choice for travelers looking for more than a chain Hotel. I only would recommend to have an extra pillow /blanket in the room , because front desk close early at night . Have in mind that Hotel doesn't have el […] evators Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
何よりアクセスが良く、大聖堂周辺を観光するのに便利です。 部屋はモダンなデザインで、広さは十分。ティーサービス、ドライヤー、セキュリティボックス、冷蔵庫、ハンガーラックなどの設備も良く、ベッドも広くて快適でした。 デスクまわりも、電源やスイッチなどが1か所にまとまっていたので、パソコンを使用してのデスクワークや、携帯電話の充電などもしやすかったです。 バスタブがついていたらさらによかったですが、シャワーはお湯の出も良くてバスルームも清潔で問題はありません。 エレベーターがなかったのですが、チェックインの際はホテルの方に荷物を運んでいただけたので問題はありませんでした。Genuine Expedia guest review
Το ξενοδοχείο είναι σε κεντρικότατη τοποθεσία, δίπλα στο Δημαρχείο, στην παλιά πόλη. Πεντακάθαρο και μοντέρνο. Τα δωμάτια ωραία σχεδιασμένα. Τα παπλώματα όμως μικρά για ψηλούς ανθρώπους. Το πρωινό αξίζει τον κόπο, είναι σχεδόν όλα τα προϊόντα βιολογικά και πάντως χειροποίητα. Οι ξενοδόχοι πολύ ευγενικοί. Όταν επιστρέψαμε στο δωμάτιο από τη βόλτα μας, […] μας περίμενε ένας σοκολατένιος λαγός για την κόρη μας (ήταν Κυριακή του Πάσχα). Θα έμενα ξανά ευχαρίστως. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Gut für Städtetrip"
Gute Lage, freundliches Personal, kleine Zimmer, jedoch mit schönem modernen Badezimmer.Genuine Expedia guest review
Litet fint hotell, utmärkt läge, fantastisk frukost och bra service!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice hotel i central Køln"
Super hotel, close to it all.Very nice room an super service.Would definitely choose this hotel againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"super Hotel an super Lage"
war alles bestens. Code für Eingang, top modern!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
立地は駅や大聖堂から近く、分かりやすい。部屋も清潔感がありモダンでオシャレです。バスタブはありませんでしたが、使いやすいシャワールームがありとても良かったです。wifiも無料、グラスと栓抜きが用意されていて、さすがドイツ!!部屋でもビールが楽しめました。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Das Hotel selbst war in modernem Stil gehalten, die Zimmer sind sauber, schön, hell und toll eingerichtet. Das Personal war jederzeit freundlich und alle Wünsche die man äußert, werden erfüllt. Sogar ein Wasserkocher und Bügelbrett sind auf Wünsch möglich, wie uns gesagt wurde. Insgesamt hat uns das Hotel absolut überzeugt. Das Highlight des Hotels […] ist, dass alles entweder selbst hergestellt wird oder aus nachhaltiger, fairer oder BIO-Landwirtschaft aus der Umgebung stammt. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
規模は小さいが快適なホテル。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Einladenes, kleines Hotel"
Moderne Ausstattung, sehr freundlicher Service, gute Parkmöglichkeiten (günstiges Parkhaus), abwechslungsreiches und frisches FrühstückGenuine Expedia guest review
"Super Lage, tolles kleines Hotel"
Modernes, kleines Hotel mitten in der Altstadt. Alles sehr neu und sauber inkl. Klimaanlage im Zimmer. Einziges Makel: Buegeleisen/-brett nur nach Nachfrage von der Rezeption erhaeltlich. Wir kommen wieder!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
El servicio y la atención fueron excelentes, todo lo que podría decir de mi estancia en el hotel es positivo.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Relaxing stay excellent all round"
Central location, and terrific from the very comfortable accommodation to the delicious and interesting breakfast. It's never easy to find somewhere relaxing in a city but it certainly works here. Great to get back to after being taken round the nearby shops! Would definitely stay if in Cologne again.
"Stern am Rathaus - a true gem"
09/11/14 Deborah J
This is what a boutique hotel should be. Individual, interesting, attention to detail, helpful and friendly service and a good standard of accommodation. Excellent breakfast and lovely room. Its a small hotel so don't expect 5 star hotel and services (or a lift) but as a small boutique hotel - fab.
"Great hotel, great team"
On four previous work trips to Cologne, I stayed in a large commercial hotel, which was perfectly fine, though rather impersonal. Seeking a change, and reliable WiFi, I asked my organisation to book me into Stern am Rathaus, and I could not have been happier with what they offer. I stayed 5 nights and can only say that this is now the only hotel I'll choose to stay. Why? The room I had was - by European standards - spacious, even with its own little sofa; the bathroom was excellent. My room was at the back of the hotel, so no outlook to speak of, but the comfort of the room made up for that. I did find that I needed to keep windows closed at night, not for street noise but because of the enthusiastic marking of time by a nearby clock tower. However, the insulation of the windows gave me a totally peaceful night. As Stern has only 8 rooms, the whole style is very personal, with first names greetings, and a generous tolerance of my speaking in German, when the team's English is excellent. The breakfast spread is fresh, healthy and mostly locally sourced and organic. One further personal touch convinces me. I had the misfortune to have my wallet stolen - from a closed camera bag - by a low life (probably in or around the Eau de Cologne shop near Domplatz); when I returned to hotel to make the necessary calls to cancel my cards, Jork - on the counter - was genuinely concerned, and even offered to lend me cash if need be. As it turned out, this wasn't necessary, but I was touched by the gesture, not least as I had only checked in some two hours earlier. They also agreed just to invoice me for the last night I was there, as I didn't have credit cards and cash was tight by then. Again, the genuine attention to a guest's needs was above and beyond regular hotel norms. My huge thanks to the STaR team: I'll be back.
"Great location - wonderful hosts!"
09/09/14 Steve B
This 8-room hotel is big on serving their guests. They sent an e-mail a few days before arriving with directions (pictures on landmarks included) from the railway station to the hotel. The room was comfortable and the breakfast buffet (as noted in previous reviews) was wonderful...fresh everything...with homemade yogurt, smoothies, and even butter! The hosts were able to help me out with a suggestions for a bike trip down the Rhine and sights to see in the city. Overall, I feel very lucky I ended up at this hotel.
"Great service, standard facilities. Fabulous location."
08/29/14 Steve C Canberra, Australia
Nice little hotel in the centre of town that pays attention to the details: daily fresh flowers in each room, good local advice, and very friendly staff. This attention makes standard facilities something a little more special. The rooms are small but make very good use of the space. That said, an extra shelf in the bathroom would be nice, as would a towel rail (rather than hooks) to dry towels properly... admittedly there is one rail but it's INSIDE the shower. The step up into the bathroom in our room was not standard height, and we kicked our toes on it several times. Soft lighting throughout the room was nice and two sets of decent sized windows helped keep the room airy. Our room had AC but we didn't need it. The beds were very firm and unsupportive. The pillows are thin. We woke up a little stiff. Great breakfast included in the price. It's obvious they take pride in their selection of locally sourced and home made products. A few minor quibbles -- the milk could be served chilled instead of room temperature; there was an out-of-date tub of yoghurt in the chilled section. On every table there is a cute little in-house daily "newspaper" giving the day's weather and things to see. A nice touch.
"close to perfect"
08/27/14 hanc69 Zurich
The small hotel is centrally located in Cologne's old town and has very clean and comfortable rooms. Unfortunately mine was a bit smelly and leaving the window open for a while didn't really help. The shower had a neat but impractical design, as you had to be careful to not get everything wet while taking a shower. There is no elevator, but having only hand luggage, that was no problem. Breakfast was actually quite nice and the egg I was offered was brought perfectly hot and tasty to my table. Interestingly, after asking if they had latte macchiato, the girl at the bar said yes, however served me a regular cup of coffee with cream on the side. Then I discovered that my neighbours had some Earl Grey in a pot. Hence I asked for some Earl Grey and surprisingly she served me Darjeeling. Might not have been her day. Well at least the egg was good, she was generally helpful and had a cheerful smile. All in all, for the price and location offered the hotel is a good deal. Due to the little imperfections I can't rate it with five points, but it's well worth four.
"Great location, service and breakfast !"
08/25/14 truckee07 Scottsdale, Arizona
Perfect location for seeing Cologne. Attentive service and recommendations for restaurants and sight seeing. Delicious breakfast! Very fresh and healthy. Appreciated when traveling. rooms are well appointed and very quiet for being so central.
"Friendly helpful staff"
08/25/14 SteveMolyneux Derbyshire
A small hotel in the centre of Cologne, just 10 minutes walk from the main railway station & the Cathedral. Very helpful directions from the owners, including how to arrive by U-Bahn if carrying a lot of luggage. Excellent English spoken at reception by very helpful staff. Rooms are quite small & the wet room can get a bit, er, wet if you're not careful ! Free Wi-Fi, nicely decorated clean rooms, pretty quiet location. Lovely breakfasts in a nice airy room served by a very sweet French girl called Baptistine.
"Central but quiet"
08/05/14 David S Rugby, United Kingdom
Everything is as described here. It's very central but also very quiet. Rooms are comfortable and recently decorated. The aircon was particularly welcome during a hot few days in July. Our post-8 pm arrival was no problem at all. Staff were all very welcoming and did all they could to help us enjoy our stay. Two highlights: the breakfast (make sure you try the home-churned butter) and the helpful daily news/weather sheet, with its recommendations for places to visit and to eat. Highly recommended.
"Excellent Boutique Hotel Centrally Located"
08/02/14 GEDLosAngeles_CA Los Angeles, CA
Very centrally located, just a few blocks from the central station, most museums and the cathedral. Adjacent to the city’s main shopping street, various tram lines, etc. Recently renovated throughout and stylishly decorated in mid-century modern (Eames chairs, walnut surfaces, etc.). Only 8 rooms, so guests are treated with personal attention and attentiveness by the friendly owners and staff. Free high-grade wi-fi. Breakfasts are of a high order and include cooked eggs and a variety of other special foods. No lift, but help is offered with carrying baggage up to one of two floors. Shower allows easy access for the disabled, but our room was not appropriate for a wheel chair, and even the seriously disabled would have to walk up stairs to one's room. It is imperative to reserve a room early from the facility's website, as my wife and I did, because the rooms otherwise will be booked. Hotel seems to be continually full. Not sure that the hotel has a/c; you'd have to ask. We were nevertheless comfortable during warm weather.
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