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Colour Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Good hotel without luxury but still very nice. Location couldn´t be better if you come on train. In front of the main station. On foot you can reach Old Town and Frankfurt Fair Staff friedly and speaks English and little Spanish.

For a budget hotel you get what you pay for. The staff, on the whole, were pleasant and helpful. However, my room was very basic; could have done with a wardrobe and a plug for the wash basin, but was clean. For my purpose the location was ideal; close to the public transport and plenty of eating places.

I visited December 2014 and it was bad. Middle of nowhere. Rooms are tiny and very basic state. Not very helpful and miles from city centre. The breakfast is so very basic and I would not recommend staying here at all!. The only colourful thing is the furniture.

Hotel is ideally located, few steps from central station hauptbanhof. Rooms are very clean and quiet, spacious. The front desk staff might need additional customer service training but overall it was a nice 4 day stay. Trams are located in front of hotel to Romer and other famous places of the city.

Booked late to stay at the Hotel Colour during a recent major Chemical Exhibition in Frankfurt and got what we expected. A convenient location near the main railway station with decent wifi. Rooms were clean though tiny and functional at best. Ambience both inside and outside the hotel left a lot to be desired and was glad to check out after only one night.

I stayed here for 2 nights on a business trip and enjoyed it. Though it's small the room has everything you need (i stayed in a single with private bathroom). It's pretty basic but was colourful, modern and clean. My room faced the street which was quite noisy but not so bad with the window shut. I would recommend this hotel to anyone!

This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. The rooms reeked of B.O. as soon as you stepped inside. The room is so tiny it made my dorm room from college look spacious. The room was dirty, as is the hallways, the lobby, and everything else at this place. The mattress must have been from the 60's. I was reminded of the hotel that Tom Hanks stayed in during the Big movie. Scary neighborhood also. Do not stay here! There are better places near the train station.

The hotel is not honestly advertised. The decor and condition claimed is only relevant to the foyer and the dining area. This place has had no maintenance whatsoever since a very dated slap of paint. The rooms (yes we moved rooms so tried out two in our three night stay) have a very musty and dusty odour. We are used to camping in bush huts and can definitely sleep rough but this place is appalling. The beds are saggy creaky boxed in kind of things.We booked a double bedroom - and both rooms we were in had two thin single duvet covers as bedding.The whole place beyond the foyer is in darkness with rank old leaked on carpets and light switches that sometimes work and sometimes don't. The night staff know nothing and give the barest information possible. The weekend staff try but if anything is too hard they just say wait for the main lady during the week. No one cracks a smile. You can't use the laundry and you can't make a cup of coffee in the dining room/kitchen area with your own supplies even. Everything is filthy and this is not the fault of the lovely lady who does the daily cleaning as she very obviously mops and cleans the basics etc but the filth is from year upon years of dust and dirt and grime and neglect getting into every nook and cranny.The air conditioning is not used to keep the hotel at a comfortable level, it's like it's used only when absolutely necessary. There is no air conditioning in the rooms and they are stifling hot even going into autumn. It has a real feel about it that whoever is running the place is just taking the cream and leaving the rest to sour. Train station just across the road and sights a 15 minute stroll. Extremely noisy street life take ear plugs. Not worthy of even the moderate price we paid. The surrounding area has an unsafe at night feel about it even with us out and about as a couple. Definitely wouldn't stay out late at a more preferred venue in a nicer area and then try to walk home through the homeless and some of the other drunken idiots on the immediate streets around the hotel. Very disappointed. If we didn't have our train ticket already booked and paid for for a date in 3 days time we would have uplifted and caught the train the next day immediately to our next location, missing the lovely sights in main Frankfurt.

Basic rooms but not so clean. There is a lot of noise from the street. I came here with higher expectations, but unfortunately they were not met. Although, it is a central hotel with quite helpful staff.

The decor is funky, the staff we encountered were invariably lovely and helpful, and even let us have a late checkout for free (the standard checkout is already quite late at midday, we were able to stay till 1:00). And they looked after our bags until our 11pm bus! The housekeeping every day was of a high standard, our room was spacious and bright with a large window. Given some of the other reviews on TripAdvisor, I did not have very high expectations, but all of our needs (and wants) were met and exceeded. As we had a private bathroom I can't comment on the state of the public bathrooms, but if they are as well kept as the rest of the hotel, I can't imagine they would be bad (and a note: some have pointed out the potentially "ironic" or "tongue-in-cheek" label "bad bathroom" on the doors - from what I understand, "bad" is simply the German word for "bath"). My only reservation about this place is that it is located near a rather seedy district that feels unsafe at night, but this area can be avoided, and the proximity to the train station, restaurants and supermarkets as well as walkable distance to tourist attractions and business areas is very convenient. Good value for money when you can find a special deal.

Baseler Str. 52 Frankfurt HE

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Frankfurt Opera House and Staedel Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Bahnhofsviertel, Colour Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Frankfurt Opera House and Staedel Museum. This 39-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and free newspapers in the lobby. Also close to this Financial District hotel are Maintower and Congress Center Messe Frankfurt.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 39 recently renovated rooms feature free newspapers and desks. Guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

A local mainstay since 1899, Colour Hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and laundry facilities. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This hotel also has a TV in a common area.

Room options

Superior Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room

Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Shared Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

49.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 323 reviews