$75 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 25, 2014 Check-out: Jul 28, 2014

Barcelo Cologne City Center

4 stars
Habsburgerring 9 - 13, Cologne, 50674
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
17 reviews
VERY HAPPY

We have just returned from a magical 3 night stay in Cologne at The Barcelo Cologne Centre Hotel... See full review

  • Roseyv
  • Dec 19, 2013
Köln

Pretty good place. The location is good. I would stay there again. See full review

  • chris100
  • Nov 15, 2013
Cathedral views, Wi-Fi, Spanish flair in Cologne at first-class hotel
Guests of the Barcelo Cologne City Center hotel are steps from Neumarkt Christmas market and the best shopping and restaurants in Cologne. After exploring the Rudolfplatz Square, take the tram or underground light rail to the Cologne Cathedral and other major attractions. Upon return, guests relax in the Turkish bath, and then savor the creative fare of Restaurant Arenas. A full-service business center and first-class conference facilities meet the needs of business travelers. All visitors enjoy the free Wi-Fi, spectacular views and Spanish theme.

 

Highlights
  • Turkish bath
  • Restaurant Arenas featuring Mediterranean cuisine
  • Business services
  • Cathedral views
  • Free Wi-Fi in guest rooms

 

Rooms
The simple, airy rooms of the Barcelo Cologne City Center hotel pamper and indulge guests with their comfortable furnishings and stunning views. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, satellite TV with pay-per-view, a desk with lamp, telephones, air conditioning and free local calls. Standard rooms at the Barcelo Cologne City Center hotel overlook the famous Rudolfplatz, while suites offer a breathtaking look at the Cologne Cathedral.

 

Features
With its prime city center location in the Rudolfplatz Square that offers spectacular views of the Cologne Cathedral, the Barcelo Cologne City Center hotel offers an authentic Cologne experience accented with Spanish flair.
 
The Restaurant Arenas serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine in addition to local and international favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a live cooking station that adds an element of gastronomic theater. And the Lobby Bar at the Barcelo Cologne City Center hotel is a casual venue for breakfast or lunch, as well as coffee, tea and evening drinks.
 
A Turkish bath is the highlight of the health and fitness center at the Barcelo Cologne City Center hotel. The facility also features cardio and weight training equipment as well as a sauna.
 
The Barcelo Cologne City Center hotel also is a leading conference destination, with first-class facilities that accommodate events up to 400 people.

 

Transportation
  • Cologne/Bonn Airport (10.6 mi/17 km)
  • Rudolfplatz underground station (0.1 mi/0.2 km)

 

Attractions
  • Neumarkt (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Wallraf-Richartz Museum of Art (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Romano-Germanic Museum (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Koelner Dom Cathedral (Cologne Cathedral) (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Chocolate Museum (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Rhine River Cruise (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • Cologne Zoo (2.5 mi/4 km)

 

Business
  • Business center
  • Secretarial service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Courier service
  • Meeting/conference rooms
  • Copying/printing

Barcelo Cologne City Center Rooms

Double - ROOM
19 sqm. Views of the famous Rudolfplatz. All the rooms have free wireless Internet access, satellite television, a desk with a lamp, three telephones and air conditioning. Free local phone calls. Interconnected rooms available.
Junior Suite
Bright and situated on the ninth floor with a surface area of 41 m2, they area ideal for work meetings. They have free wireless Internet access, satellite television, a desk with a lamp, three telephones, a coffee maker free of charge, air conditioning, free local phone calls and a bathroom with a shower.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Wheelchair accessible elevators

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Hotel Map

50.9356 6.939
Area served
Cologne City Center
Nearby airports
Airport Cologne CGN 15 km
Area description
The Barcelo Cologne City Center is located in the heart of Cologne, near the historic sights and the exhibition ground. Shopping malls and theaters are within a radius of 2 km. Shooping streets, major museums, well-known breweries and the world famous Cologne Cathedral are in walking distance.

Nearby points of interest

  • Rudolfplatz: 0.1 mi
  • Jawne: 0.3 mi
  • Schauspiel Köln: 0.6 mi
  • Cologne Opera house: 0.6 mi
  • Railway Service: 0.6 mi
  • Mediapark: 0.9 mi
  • Cologne Town Hall: 0.9 mi
  • Kolner Dom: 0.9 mi
  • Alter Markt: 0.9 mi
  • Alstadt Sud: 0.9 mi
  • Musical Dome: 1 mi
  • Alstadt Nord: 1 mi
  • Heumarkt: 1 mi
  • Ludwig Museum: 1 mi
  • Rheinauhafen: 1 mi
  • Rudolfplatz: 0.1 mi
  • Jawne: 0.3 mi
  • Schauspiel Köln: 0.6 mi
  • Cologne Opera house: 0.6 mi
  • Railway Service: 0.6 mi
  • Mediapark: 0.9 mi
  • Cologne Town Hall: 0.9 mi
  • Kolner Dom: 0.9 mi
  • Alter Markt: 0.9 mi
  • Alstadt Sud: 0.9 mi
  • Musical Dome: 1 mi
  • Alstadt Nord: 1 mi
  • Heumarkt: 1 mi
  • Ludwig Museum: 1 mi
  • Rheinauhafen: 1 mi
  • Cologne Tower: 1 mi
  • Concert Hall: 1 mi
  • Chocolate Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Cologne Business School: 1.2 mi
  • Lidenthal: 1.4 mi
  • Messe: 1.5 mi
  • Cologne Messe-Deutz train station: 1.6 mi
  • Odysseum Cologne: 1.8 mi
  • Lanxess Arena: 1.9 mi
  • Rheinpark: 2 mi
  • Flora: 2.1 mi
  • Cologne zoo: 2.1 mi
  • Rhine Energy Stadion: 2.8 mi
  • Kalk: 3 mi
  • Junkersdorf: 3.4 mi
  • Rodenkirchen: 3.9 mi
  • Holweide: 5.2 mi
  • Neubruck: 5.3 mi
  • D.a.S. Theater: 6.1 mi
  • Eli: 6.9 mi

Dining

Restaurant
In the heart of Cologne with a wonderful view of the city you will find the hotel restaurant "arenas". The appellation "arenas" comes from the spanish word for sand. The tables and also the walls of the restaurant arenas" were filled with sand. Not only the interior of the restaurant, but also the friendly staff who have the contentedness of their guest on top priority makes it to a warm place. The restaurant "arenas" serves international and spanish cuisine as well as different specialities weeks during the year. With premium fresh products they abduct you in extraordinary combinations of cooking. It is the ideal location for business dinner but also family celebrations .

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (17)

Ratings and reviews for Barcelo Cologne City Center

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Barcelo Cologne City Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Roseyv
Enfield, North London
Dec 19, 2013

VERY HAPPY

We have just returned from a magical 3 night stay in Cologne at The Barcelo Cologne Centre Hotel which we found to be an excellent place to stay. It's location just across the road from two Christmas markets was brilliant. Lots of shops and restaurants close by and excellent transport (trams, buses, metro) right on the door step. However, Cologne is easy to walk and it was a very pleasant easy stroll through the streets packed with lovely shops, past the Newmarkt (another beautiful christmas market) and on to the Dom, the Old Town and the Rhine. We found the hotel staff to be very friendly and helpful. Check-in was quick and efficient. Our room, which was on the 9th floor with fantastic views over Cologne, was large with a seperate room with fitted wardrobes and dressing area. The double bed was very comfy with lovely feather duvets and pillows though there was a pillow menu so you could ask for firmer pillows if you preferred. The room and bathroom were spotlessly clean and the shower was hot and powerful. The room was a perfect temperature, very quiet, and lovely to return to after a long day visiting this lovely city. BBC1 on the telly which was nice and so much better then the usual Sky News! Couldn't really fault the place. Our stay in Cologne at Christmas was magical and we absolutely loved it. Ate and drank too much, spent too much but enjoyed every minute! We would not hesitate in recommending Cologne and the Barcelo Hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk across the Cologne Railway bridge and for 3 euros take the lift to the top of the Koln Triange which has a wonderful 360 degree viewing platform of the City. Crossing the bridge itself is great as the railings between pedestrian walkway and railway lines are covered with hundreds of thousands coloured padlocks!!

Review of Barcelo Cologne City Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
chris100
Business
dc
Nov 15, 2013

Köln

Pretty good place. The location is good. I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Barcelo Cologne City Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
EuroTravelor1967
Louisville, KY
Dec 7, 2012

Great Location

The hotel was in a great location, especially for the Christmas Markets. Furniture in the room was a little worn, but not terribly shabby. Staff were pleasant and helpful and all spoke english.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Barcelo Cologne City Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveler from Seattle
Business
Seattle, WA
Aug 31, 2012

Close to public transportation, friendly staff

We really appreciated the friendliness of the lady at the hotel desk. We are working on practicing German, and she was super nice about it and patient with our efforts. The hotel is very modern and clean and it has a lovely view. It's a long walk to the downtown old city, but definitely doable (and the shopping district is very close); and the U-Bahn / S-Bahn stops right outside for those who prefer public transportation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

You can get delicious pastries and sandwiches about 2 blocks away at the local "Rewe" grocery store, and just past that, there is a really nice Italian coffee shop.

Review of Barcelo Cologne City Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
eryk33
Business
Buffalo, NY
Feb 20, 2011

[...]

Hotel was great and the personnel were very friendly. all spoke good English

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Barcelo Cologne City Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
eryk33
Business
Buffalo, NY
Feb 20, 2011

[...]

Hotel was great and the personnel were very friendly. all spoke good English

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Barcelo Cologne City Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tiny Traveler
New York, NY
Nov 6, 2010

Barcelo City Center, a good hotel

The Hotel Barcelo City Center, Cologne was clean, comfortable with American appointments both in-room and in the public spaces. I was visiting Cologne at the end of a 2-week driving vacation through Germany. Although nervous about driving in Cologne, the experience wasn't too bad and the hotel very easy to spot (although you will have to circle the block since the streets are all one-way) in order to enter. Parking is not included and is handled separate from the hotel. The attendants who work there will park your car for you, but when you need to get it out of holding you have to fetch it yourself or pay the attendant to bring it around in addition to the rather steep charge to park overnight in the garage. The rooms are comfortable and very Americanized. Most rooms follow the standard layout of every US hotel. Bathrooms are not as modern as they could be and a touch cramped. However, all is forgiven if you have a room that faces the Dome side of the city. Beautiful views! Breakfast is a sumptuous buffet, a little pricey but well worth it (especially if you indulge in the Seckt) Opt for the machine coffee that makes the espresso and enjoy a made to order omelette, a traditional english fry-up or something more healthful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Friessenstrasse dining suggestion: DELIX. Small wine-bar with simple and delicious plates. Very tourist-free and an excellent dining experience.

Review of Barcelo Cologne City Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Long Island NY
Sep 24, 2010

Convenient

First class accomodations. Very conveniently located for trade shows. Exterior of hotel needs updating. Gardens are messy. Rooms were great and interior was first class.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Barcelo Cologne City Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Long Island NY
Sep 24, 2010

Convenient

First class accomodations. Very conveniently located for trade shows. Exterior of hotel needs updating. Gardens are messy. Rooms were great and interior was first class.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Barcelo Cologne City Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aug 9, 2010

Very Good Hotel for the Price

This is a very good hotel and location for the price. It was cheap and very convenient. Housekeeping was very good and respectful of the guests comfort and convenience. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who would like to pay less than $100 US a night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are many restaurants in the area. Just expect a slow service in most of the restaurants but the food is good.

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