$153 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 19, 2014 Check-out: Nov 22, 2014

Hotel im Wasserturm

5 stars
Kaygasse 2, Cologne, 50676
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
5 reviews
if you like interesting hotels

This hotel is a gem and while it need renovation, it is still very nice. I recommend it highly. See full review

  • New Yorker on the go
  • Sep 23, 2013
Good experience

Will be back I wish the carpet was a bit updated. It was a good experience. See full review

  • Youssef the Fun dude
  • May 20, 2013
Stunningly designed hotel housed in a former water tower in central Cologne

Hotel Im Wasserturm, in the heart of Cologne, really is an astonishing piece of design. The water tower (Wasserturm), into which it has been built, dates from the 19th century and looks like a castle. A leading French interior designer created this astonishing hotel out of it in 1990, as part of the reclamation of the region's industrial heritage. The entrance hall alone is 11 meters high and everything about the place is on a grand scale. Pets are allowed, the hotel has conference and meeting facilities, a good restaurant and all the attractions of Cologne are practically on its doorstep.

3 Reasons To Stay:
  • High-speed Internet

  • Close to Cologne's attractions

  • A really unique experience

Hotel Im Wasserturm Rooms

Guests staying at the Hotel Im Wasserturm have the option of selecting from various rooms and suites, most of which have, for both design purposes and reasons of practicality, been influenced by the geometry of the water tower. For example, deluxe rooms feature cylindrical and circular stylistic elements that fit in with the tower theme, and the original rough brickwork of the tower contrasts starkly and beautifully with the use of light colored wood. Coarsely ground glass is used sparingly to create transparent effects and again contrast with the unyielding, primitive solidity of the old tower. Housing the hotel in a tower has lent a unique atmosphere to the guestrooms, especially in the Junior and Maisonette Suites, the latter on two levels, with floor to ceiling windows on the lower level and a wrought iron spiral staircase leading to the upper floor. All accommodation in the Hotel Im Wassertum, a truncated version of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, comes with full room service, while bathrooms are all en suite, with a second WC and tub in some rooms.


Things to Do:
  • Museum of Applied Art (0.74 mi/1.2 km)

  • Kolner Dom (Cologne Cathedral) (0.93 mi/1.5 km)

  • Historic Town Hall (1.36 mi/2.2 km)

  • Ludwig Museum (1.49 mi/2.4 km)

  • Cologne Botanic Garden & Zoo (4.03 mi/6.5 km)

  • Max Ernst Museum (9 mi/14.5 km)

  • Schloss Augustusburg (10.19 mi/16.4 km)

  • Schloss Falkenlust (10.56 mi/17 km)

Hotel Map

50.9317 6.9511
Area served
Cologne
Nearby airports
Cologne Airport Duesseldorf Airport Frankfurt
Area description
The hotel is located in the centre of Cologne, only 5 minutes walk to the main shopping area and 15 minutes to the Cologne Cathedral as well as the train station.

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Hotel im Wasserturm Rooms

MAISONETTE SUITE
Maisonette in duplex style with double bed created by the french Star Designer Andree Putman. The room is 50 sqm large and living room and marble bathroom with tub and WC on the ground floor. Sleeping room on the first floor, access via a wrought-iron spiral staircase, minibar, view of the City. 6 hours of Internet access and minibar (refilled once per day) included.
DELUXE SUITE
Deluxe Suite, duplex style, with king size double bed, created by the French Star Designer Andree Putman. The room is 85 sqm large and has a minibar and a wonderful view of the Cologne city. On the ground floor: guest WC, office room, living room and kitchenette. On the first floor: bedroom and marble bathroom with separate shower, jacuzzi bathtub and TV. Suite can be connected to second suite of identical size and features. 6 hours of Internet access and minibar (refilled once per day) included.
DELUXE ROOM
Deluxe Room with double bed, 37sqm, view of the City, marble bath with tub, minibar. Room is designed by the french designer Andree Putmann. Minibar (refilled once per day) included.
GALERIE
Gallery in duplex style with double bed created by the french Star Designer Andree Putman. The room is 50 sqm large and has living room and marble bathroom with tub and WC on the ground floor. Sleeping room on the first floor, access via stairs behind a tall illuminated wall, minibar, view of the City. 6 hours of Internet access and minibar (refilled once per day) included.
JUNIOR SUITE
Junior Suite with double bed, created by by the French Star Designer Andree Putman. The room is 50 sqm large and has separate living room and sleeping room on one floor, minibar, marble bathroom with tub, view of the City. 6 hours of Internet access and minibar (refilled once per day) included.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Railway Service: 0.3 mi
  • Alstadt Sud: 0.4 mi
  • Rheinauhafen: 0.4 mi
  • Cologne Opera house: 0.5 mi
  • Heumarkt: 0.5 mi
  • Chocolate Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Schauspiel Köln: 0.6 mi
  • Cologne Town Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Rudolfplatz: 0.6 mi
  • Alter Markt: 0.6 mi
  • Alstadt Nord: 0.6 mi
  • Musical Dome: 0.7 mi
  • Ludwig Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Concert Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Kolner Dom: 0.7 mi
  • Railway Service: 0.3 mi
  • Alstadt Sud: 0.4 mi
  • Rheinauhafen: 0.4 mi
  • Cologne Opera house: 0.5 mi
  • Heumarkt: 0.5 mi
  • Chocolate Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Schauspiel Köln: 0.6 mi
  • Cologne Town Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Rudolfplatz: 0.6 mi
  • Alter Markt: 0.6 mi
  • Alstadt Nord: 0.6 mi
  • Musical Dome: 0.7 mi
  • Ludwig Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Concert Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Kolner Dom: 0.7 mi
  • Jawne: 0.8 mi
  • Cologne Business School: 0.8 mi
  • Messe: 1.1 mi
  • Cologne Messe-Deutz train station: 1.2 mi
  • Mediapark: 1.2 mi
  • Cologne Tower: 1.4 mi
  • Odysseum Cologne: 1.4 mi
  • Lanxess Arena: 1.5 mi
  • Lidenthal: 1.8 mi
  • Rheinpark: 1.8 mi
  • Flora: 2 mi
  • Cologne zoo: 2.1 mi
  • Kalk: 2.5 mi
  • Rhine Energy Stadion: 3.3 mi
  • Rodenkirchen: 3.4 mi
  • Junkersdorf: 3.9 mi
  • Neubruck: 4.8 mi
  • Holweide: 4.8 mi
  • D.a.S. Theater: 5.6 mi
  • Eli: 6.3 mi

Dining

Restaurant "d/\blju'W'"
Flooded with light, timeless, modern and elegant - it's not just lovers of culinary delights that wax lyrical about our restaurant "d/\blju W'". Flattering tones with accents in black and gold, accessories as small works of art ... and in the background gently flowing water as a tribute to the water tower. The restaurant accommodates 54 persons and another 40 persons on the terrace within the park ensemble. It offers a fine, light and seasonal cuisine - everything from a snack to a four-course meal.
Bar "Harry's Lounge"
Successful conclusion to a productive meeting or simply a good day have to be finished in the classic bar "Harry's Lounge". Obvious even here you have direct access to the beautiful garden lounge, to enjoy a coffee during lunch break, for short recreations or a digestive in the evening for the Mediterranean feel-good experience. Equipped with a selection of homemade vodka flavors and the finest spirits "Harry's Lounge" is a meeting place for prominent guests from business and media, as well as for friends and business associates created.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Festive banquets, business conferences or stylish festivities - the 5 star superior hotel offers an ideal and exclusive setting for all kinds of occasions, whether for meetings in small groups or for car presentations, glamorous company events or elegant wedding parties. The 550 sqm event area comprises seven combinable function rooms ranging in size from 26 to 244 sqm and accommodating up to 220 persons. All rooms on the ground floor are flooded with light, fully air-conditioned and provide access to the park. Equipped with state-of-the-art communication technology and wireless LAN they meet even the most demanding technological requirements. Two representative function rooms on the 11th floor with access to the rooftop terrace offer the ideal setting for a private dinner or exclusive board meeting for up to 20/40 persons.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1000

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 (5)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel im Wasserturm

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 5
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.6

60% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
stevem13
laguna, california
Sep 9, 2012

great botique hotel

Everything from the architecture to the cleanliness to the dining and staff friendliness shouts 5 star. We were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of this property

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

3
5.01.0
D4A7
Business
UK
Dec 3, 2013

Customer Relations Need Improving

Booked four rooms - three met our expectations, but the forth was far inferior. Very reluctant to change unless payment made to go into next room bracket. Finally, changed room but had to wait an hour whilst it was cleaned. Rooms very hot with no controls, shower flooded into wc area and wall tiles missing, only one small pillow per person. No tea/coffee making facilities in room unless you pay charge. Function on Saturday night whilst we were there and very noisy and doors banging until early hours of morning. The reception area and other communal areas of the hotel are outstanding and the christmas decorations were beautiful. Another plus point is the location - central.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
New Yorker on the go
Business
NY
Sep 23, 2013

if you like interesting hotels

This hotel is a gem and while it need renovation, it is still very nice. I recommend it highly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jaco
Business
Birmingham
Sep 14, 2013

Hotel im Wasserturm

Booked because of location and internet access with booking. extremely poor internet access; weak wifi signal in the room and foyer. They provided me wire to connect but was no better and nobody with to provide any technial help for the poor connection; no customer servoce from the internet provider. In the end i had to purchase Wifi Hot connection from T mobile directly. if internet is not required, a reasonable palce to stay. if you need internet access, this is not the hotel to choose

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Youssef the Fun dude
Business
USA
May 20, 2013

Good experience

Will be back I wish the carpet was a bit updated. It was a good experience.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

Walk toward the train station and go to the Rhine river . Excellent places there.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
stevem13
Business
laguna, california
Sep 9, 2012

great botique hotel

Everything from the architecture to the cleanliness to the dining and staff friendliness shouts 5 star. We were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of this property

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

Business

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