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Mercure Hotel Köln City Friesenstraße

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Comfort and good taste in the rooms and common areas, i liked my stay here. I only did not find the matress very vomfprtable, but that differs from one to the other. I like them firm, this was too soft. For the rest the personal was friendly and helpful

The hotel is located within a walking distance to the Cathedral and the main shopping streets. The rooms are small, the bathroom is tiny, the bed is comfortable, the furniture is quite old but everything was clean. The breakfast is very expensive - 19 euros, but offered nice variety of fresh juices, pastry, cheese and hot dishes. There are plenty of other options around and much cheaper. Unfortunately the street is so noisy during the night because of the multiple bars that it is impossible to sleep. During our stay there was an event in the hotel so it was even worse. So if you want to explore the city during the night this hotel is ok, but if you plan to sleep - choose another one.

We recently stayed here while visiting Cologne. It was a short walk to the train station and we were only two stops from the city centre. The room was a decent size. It didn't have air conditioning but it was cool enough with the windows open. The only down fall to the windows being open though was the sunlight in the morning. The staff were very helpful in everything we needed. Would definitely recommend while staying in Cologne.

Nice hotel in the central parts. Good room and bed, wake up a bit early by the birds singing in the trees. This since I needed to keep the window open when temperature was around +25C during the day. Decent breakfast, but a bit pricey. Wi-Fi and mobile coverage was extremely bad, made it frustrating to catch up on work activities remotely. This makes the hotel not optional for business traveler in need for wireless connection.

Nice hotel with goid staff. Despite the busy street the rooms are quiet. Only drawback is the cost of the breakfast which is too high. The hotel is in easy walking distance of the Dom and the main shopping areas as well as being close to the transport links. There is also many bars and places to eat nearby.

The hotel is within walking distance of the cathedral and of the Altstadt. The hotel serves excellent food, is very clean and reasonably quiet. The barman does his best to entertain with stories about the town, its main attractions and anything that might interest a tourist.

I stayed here for one night while traveling to Cologne for business. The hotel was picked by my native-German colleague. He likes the hotel area because it is the fun "party" area of Cologne, and this seemed true as there were several bars and restaurants on the same street. The room was nice and had everything I needed. (No iron for my clothes, I never asked the front desk about one either.) With the window closed, I slept fine, but when the window was open, there was considerable street noise from people walking and talking on the street below. I picked a rate that included breakfast and enjoyed the breakfast very much. It has both European and Western items (including eggs), with lots of fresh fruit and bread. It is a tricky hotel to navigate to if driving and unfamiliar with the area. I would stay here again.

Staff very good and breakfast fine. Only issue was the bathroom/shower combination which was very difficult to manage. I fell whilst exiting the bath and damaged my ankle, and I am quite athletic and flexible!!

It was the third time for me at this hotel and will be the last. I should start searching for other option for my next trip to Cologne. Compared to what I paid, the hotel was terrible. In high seasons, it worth not more than half the price I paid.

We have stayed at this hotel four or five times before mainly because it is close to the main rail station and also because it does a good buffet breakfast. However the rooms are beginning to look tired and the bathrooms are very small. A refurbishment is due. The main problem this time was that we stayed on a Saturday night and had a room at the front of the hotel (no rooms at the back were available). The double glazed windows cannot keep the noise from the bars and clubs in the street below out and they are open until 4am at weekends. It was very hard to sleep. Would still recommend this hotel on other nights of the week.

Friesenstr. 44-48 Cologne NW

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Volkstheater Millowitsch and Cologne Cathedral
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Mercure Hotel Köln City Friesenstraße places you in Altstadt-Nord, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Volkstheater Millowitsch and Cologne Cathedral. This 103-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Cologne, the hotel is also near Romano-Germanic Museum and Wallraf-Richartz-Museum.


This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in international cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of Mercure Hotel Köln City Friesenstraße's 103 air-conditioned rooms provide free minibar items, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with wired Internet and free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free bottled water, phones, and desks are also standard.

Property features

At Mercure Hotel Köln City Friesenstraße, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, 4 meeting rooms, and a computer station. Self parking is offered for EUR 18 per day. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Privilege, Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Privilege, Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 767 reviews