Cologne has archaeological treasures from the last 2,000 years, fantastic museums and architectural monuments that fill days and days of exploration. If you are determined to visit the charming city and have no idea where to stay, check out our list of the best hotels in Cologne below. We have chosen some of the best value-for-money deals, elegant boutique hotels and high-end luxury establishments in the city centre that make it an ideal base for a sightseeing trip.
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Top 7 Luxury hotels in Cologne (Germany)
1.Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom ⭐⭐⭐
This luxury 5 star hotel is located right in front of Cologne’s cathedral and a 2 minute walk from Cologne’s main station.
The Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom has been run by a family since 1863. The spacious rooms and suites have air conditioning, international satellite TV and a marble bathroom.
The elegant one Michelin star taku restaurant offers exotic Asian dishes and the Hanse Stube restaurant serves innovative French cuisine.the Piano Bar offers tea/coffee specialities, homemade pastries, cocktails, a cigar lounge and live piano music.
The Excelsior Cologne offers free use of the gym and 2 saunas every day from 07:00 to 22:00.
The Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom is a member of Leading Hotels of the World.
2.Hyatt Regency Köln ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Offering excellent views of the Cologne Cathedral and gourmet cuisine, this elegant business hotel is located in the centre of Cologne by the river Rhine.
The Hyatt Regency Köln has a striking façade and offers spacious, classically styled rooms and suites with flat screen TV, tea and coffee set and a mini-bar, all with an elegant marble bathroom.
The Puls Hyatt Fitness Club includes a fitness centre.
The Hyatt’s Glashaus restaurant, located in the glass atrium, serves international specialities and its windows offer wonderful views of the old town and the river Rhine.The Legends bar with its summer terrace offers excellent cocktails and whiskies.
The underground station Deutzer Freiheit is 300 metres from the Hyatt Regency Köln and 1 stop from the Kölnmesse exhibition centre and 2 stops from the Lanxess Arena.
3.Dorint Hotel am Heumarkt Köln ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Dorint Hotel am Heumarkt Köln is a first class hotel in the cathedral city of Cologne.
Panoramic elevators with a breathtaking view take you to floors two to seven, where you will find 245 elegant rooms and 17 spacious suites. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, two telephones, flat screen, pay TV and free wireless internet connection.In addition, there is a safe in every room, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. The restaurant “Faveo” for breakfast, lunch and conference dinners, as well as the modern Harry’s New-York Bar offers great cocktails and delicious and tasty drinks.Finally, you can relax after a successful day at the 4,000 m² Holmes Place Health Club (£10.00 per day / admission from 18 years).
This hotel is located in the centre of Cologne, 200 metres from the Heumarkt square. It offers spacious rooms, a restaurant and access to a health club with a large indoor swimming pool (chargeable).
The Dorint am Heumarkt Köln offers spacious rooms with soundproofed windows and a modern decor.all rooms include a free tea/coffee set and an elegant marble bathroom.some rooms offer views of the Cologne cathedral.
Guests over the age of 18 have access to the Holmes Place Health Club.They receive a discount on the facilities, which include a large gymnasium, beauty salon, saunas and whirlpool baths.
Guests can enjoy a full buffet breakfast.live music can be enjoyed at Harry’s New-York bar.
The subway station Heumarkt is 200 meters from the Dorint am Heumarkt.Trains arrive at Cologne’s main station in 8 minutes and at the Koelnmesse exhibition centre in 11 minutes.
4.THE QVEST hideaway ⭐⭐⭐
Located in the heart of Cologne’s old town, this designer hotel is housed in a historic building built in 1897.It offers luxury accommodation, a private art gallery and free WiFi connection.
THE QVEST hideaway cologne offers spacious rooms decorated with design classics from the 1950s and 1960s.Breakfast is served daily in the elegant restaurant, which also offers drinks in the evening.
Nearby attractions include the Cologne Cathedral and the Museum of Applied Art, both 1 km away.The QVEST hideaway colony is next to the Kaune Contemporary Gallery of Contemporary Photography.
5.Cologne Marriott Hotel ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Cologne Marriott Hotel is located in the city centre, a few minutes walk from the train station and the old town.
This elegant hotel in the centre of Cologne offers spacious rooms and a modern gymnasium.the Cologne Marriott Hotel is located 3 minutes walk from Cologne’s main station and 4 minutes from Cologne’s cathedral.
The rooms at the Cologne Marriott have air conditioning, flat screen TV, soundproofed windows and dark wooden furniture.
The Brasserie Fou, with its elegant wooden interiors, offers a full breakfast buffet, as well as French and Asian dishes, and guests can also relax in the Pluesch Bar & Lounge with its cosy lounge area.
The fitness area at the Cologne Marriott includes a modern fitness center.
The hotel parking is available at the Marriott Hotel Cologne, a stop on the S-Bahn train from the Kölnmesse Exhibition Center and the Lanxess Arena.
6.Hotel im Wasserturm ⭐⭐⭐
This is a historic water tower converted into the centre of Cologne’s old town.
The elegant rooms decorated in a modern style at the Hotel im Wasserturm have satellite TV, portable room control devices and a private bathroom with free toiletries.The interior of the hotel offers a unique design of glass, wood and brick.
The Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge is located on the 11th floor, at a height of 35 meters, offering 360 degree panoramic views of Cologne.
The Hotel im Wasserturm is located less than 2 km from Cologne’s main train station and a 10 minute walk from the banks of the Rhine river.parking on site is available.
7.CityClass Hotel Residence am Dom ⭐⭐⭐
This hotel is located in the Alter Markt in Cologne, 300 meters from the Cologne cathedral.The Residence Am Dom offers elegant interiors, modern bathrooms and free wireless internet connection.
The rooms of the CityClass Hotel Residence Am Dom have satellite TV, some include a safe, mini-bar and windows that can be opened.
The breakfast buffet is available in the spacious and bright breakfast room of the Residence Am Dom, which has leather seats and a second level with a balcony.