More about Marriott Cologne
Again heavenly beds and some very good staff!!
So nearly could have been excellant but some of the edges lacked finish. The standard (deluxe)room is comfortable and well equipped but having arrived from Berlin it lacked the presence which the Marriott there has. The fitness centre is average with limited equipment, the reception area is poor with little comfort. Decent breakfast with some very good staff as are the front desk and concierge however there is a lack of finesse.The area (5 mins walk from the main station) is seedy but good for access to the city centre and Cathedral. We ate one night at Lucianos a recommend from the conciege, quite expensive but good food,wine and service EUR166 for 2.. The one gripe for us is a charge of USD9 or GBP6.50 for a bottle of water at the hotel, but overall a good stay.
Stayed here with my two girlfriends while visiting the Christmas markets in COlogne. We got a double room and they put a campbed in the room for the 3rd person. The campbed was very comfortable and as for the King size bed it was just luxurious. You just sank into the pillows and bedding. We paid €148 for the room per night. We were asked on arrival if we would like an upgrade to the executive lounge for €48 extra per night (for all 3 of us). We took up the offer and we could use the lounge 24/7. Free coffee, water, minerals, beer & biscuits. Free internet also. From 5.30 till 830pm each evening there were free canopies, wine, champagne, spirits. This was excellent value. The staff were very pleasant. The only downpoint was that the price of the drinks in the bar was very overpriced. However saying that we would definetly recommend this hotel to any traveller. Excellent value for the money. ONly a minutes walk to the train station and so central to everything. We flew into Dusseldorf and got the train direct to Cologne.
We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights, beginning of Feb. Booked hotel through Germanwings for 98 euros per night which included buffet breakfast.
Hotel is only a 2 minute walk from train station. Hotel itself was ok, but the housekeeping was a bit of a letdown. After breakfast we would go out for 5 or 6 hours, only to return to find we could not relax as the room was not made up.
You are supplied with all the toilettries you need, soaps, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, bath gel, cotton wool/buds.
Good hotel for the money paid
Marriot offers a good, solid quality. Convenient location, about 5 mins walk from the railway station and the Dom. A bit dull neighborhood, but quiet and yet just a few mins walk to where the action is.
Double room was spacious and equipped with all the necessary amenities. Everything looked like new. Big bathroom with a bath tub.
Marriot had one of the best beds I've ever slep in. Double was a real king size.
Service is very good throughout the hotel, they did mess up with our order of the take away breakfast, though. The management responded to that in a good and timely fashion.
They have a nice 'french' restaurant with good and abundant meals.
Unfortunately the germans still allow smoking in hotel lobbies and restaurants, this is just not a Marriot problem.
Loved the place!
We stayed here during christmas 2006. Hotel is ideally situated almost next to the railway station, the Dom and it is only a 5 minutes stroll to the center of all activities (like shopping, old town, etc.).
Hotel is newly renovated and looks awesome, as far as Marriott hotel goes. It is very modern, with a nice club and a super French restaurant. Restaurant is excellent: a bigger, more extensive breakfast is unthinkable, staff is friendly and the only drawback are the table in the main dining area when you come in: they stand in the middle in a somewhat unlogical place. Food is very good.
Rooms are pretty standard Marriot rooms. No complaints, nothing special.
We will definitely go back to this hotel if we ever go to Cologne again.
Stylish, comfortable and recommended
Stayed here for three nights over the eEaster weekend. Really enjoyed the hotel. Our room, 225, was huge with an entrance hallway. Standard Marriott room yes, and could have been anywhere in the world, but it was our little haven of peace.
The staff were all excellent - on the two occasions we rang for room service the phone was answered in our name and someone was at the room within a couple of minutes.
We ate in the French restaurant in the hotel one evening. There is a limited menu and the atmosphere is not a romantic one but the food was very good indeed - though like most of Cologne the wine was very expensive. Breakfast was great though again the atmosphere in the restaurant was not particularly restful.
The bar area is very stylish and the staff particularly attentive and they do some wicked cocktails.
I would certainly recommend this hotel and definitely stay there again.
Rower in the gym, waffles for breakfast!
I have stayed at this hotel twice last month, both times for 1 night for business travel. I selected the hotel based on TripAdvisor reviews and was not disappointed.
As written by previous reviewers, this is a solid hotel. It has all the amenities (gym, business centre, sauna, breakfast) and performs extremely well on the ones I've used.
Location/Travel: You can't ask for a more central hotel - it is literally 2 mins walk from the main train station (exit: Breslauer Platz, ask for directions from the hotel), which itself is literally right next to the Dom, the main focal point in Cologne. The old town and riverside are all within walking distance from there. Being located 'behind' the station means the walk up to it isn't flash, but the area is perfectly safe. It is sufficiently far from the train station to not have any railroad noise, and you can ask for a room with courtyard view which should be very quiet. Note there are usually taxis outside the hotel to take anytime, if not you could easily walk back to the station to catch one there.
Rooms: As shown on their webpage the decor is simple, modern (and tasteful with dark wood), as expected from an upmarket hotel chain. [Note that if you're looking for 'local charm' or rustique decor you're in the wrong place here.] The rooms were impeccably clean both times, as expected from a German hotel. All the usual amenities: tea/coffee facilities, loads of pillows, bathtub/shower, shower gels and shampoos etc, iron with ironboard, minibar, TV.
They follow the now common rule of only changing towels when needed, but still dispense bathroom consumables in plastic containers. Loved their bath/soap collection with lemony essence - gorgeous. [Apparently, they also offer making up a bath in your room for 60 EUR; you can choose between 'fun', 'relaxing' or 'energising'.]
Internet: They use iBahn, and it's been the most simple to set up (wired) connection I have ever used in a hotel. Around EUR 20 per 24hrs, if I remember correctly.
Breakfast: This has had raving reviews, and did not disappoint, I loved being able to make my own waffles, and they offer an omelette cooking station, fruit/yoghur/cereal as well as the more traditional cheese/meat type German breakfast.
Gym: They have a small, clean gym with two runners, a cycle, an elliptical trainer, a weights station and another machine I can't remember. More importantly, this is the FIRST hotel I've ever stayed in that had a Concept II rower - excellent, if you like that sort of thing! They also have a sauna section, but I did not use it.
Business Centre: Is well equipped and easy to use, I used it to make a black and white printout which worked well.
Other notes: Staff are very friendly. I forgot a USB stick at the hotel and they posted it to me (at my expense) within a few days. They have a nice staircase you can use instead of the elevators (even if they have signs up saying you should only use in emergency).
Room Service: I only used this on the first trip and it was a little mediocre. If you can spare the time, I'd recommend walking to the old town and have good local food.
Info for Expats: Rewe supermarket within 10-15 mins walking distance - ask at reception.
All around good hotel
Good first night in Germany to catch up on sleep after trip from US, great beds, location to trains, city walking, food menu seemed that were not enough choices, but overall good experience!
American hotel in Cologne
For familiar (cookie cutter Americanized) accomodations at a reasonable price the marriott is the place. I've stayed at the Four Points Sheraton previously it is more spacious and, candidly, a tad better. However, there was construction going on at that location so I selected the Marriott.
The hotel is in a great location, has attentive and professional staff, above average hotel food, and is sparkling and pristine condition.
I will likely stay at the Four Point on a future trip simply because it is more spacious - but anyone would be well advised to strongly consider the Marriott.
The Marriott does not disappoint!
My family and I (spouse & 2 children ages 10 & 4) just returned from a 2 night stay at the Marriott. We rented a mini van and lucked up the first evening securing parking on the street. (After hours so it was free). (We paid parking the next evening and it cost 24 Euro for 24 hours WOW!)
Check-in was smooth until we stepped onto the elevator and we began to wonder why the elevator was not moving. We exited and a nice gentlemen informed us that he had made the same error by not inserting the room key in the slot. I guess it is not something automatic that the front desk personnel inform guest they need to do. :) We stayed in room 337 which faced another building. The room was spacious enough for us all. Plenty of items available for purchase from the amenities. The bathroom stocked all the necessary toiletries to include cotton balls and q-tips. The hotel is indeed situated close to the train station and the Dom. You can also walk just down past the Marriott parking garage and be right on the walkway beside the Rhine.
The breakfast was excellent! We chose a hotel deal to include the breakfast which saved us some dollars. So if you are a breakfast eater , this selection is awesome. If you do not get a combination deal the breakfast can range from 23-25 Euro. My 10 year old cost half price and the 4 year old was free.
My only complaint was the parking garage was really difficult to maneuver in. The space was very tight. Now we had a mini van but I can imagine any mid size would pose some issues. The staff offered to park it and the next time we will take them up on that offer.
The shopping was amazing!
Great hotel, staff and we would definitely stay here again.