Located in a protected historic monument, Steigenberger Hotel Köln is a large hotel on Cologne's ring.
The 305 non-smoking rooms come with room service, air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, television, mini bar, and coffee-and-tea facilities. Family rooms are also available, as well as one room that is special-fit for disabled access.
A plethora of features can be enjoyed at Steigenberger Hotel Köln such as free Wi-Fi, concierge service, conference rooms, and paid underground parking. Additionally, for a fee, pets are allowed.
The on-site dining options Restaurant Sands and Bar Nullzwo are open daily for breakfast. The garden terrace is open in the summer. Drinks and snacks are available in Bar Bistro neuzehn nullzwo.
Rudolfplatz boasts old city gate Hahnentorburg, a Christmas market in winter, and many bus and underground connections. Cologne Cathedral and the Old Town is 20 minutes away by foot.
A very central location near shopping and transport.
At a supremely well-connected stop in Cologne's centre, nearly every part of the city is easily accessible from Cologne Rudolfplatz hotel. Shopping, eating, and drinking options are all close by. In winter, Rudolfplatz becomes a charming Christmas market,
Large rooms are clean and comfy.
The hotel is overall very spacious, and that extends to the rooms as well. You won't feel like you are in the middle of a crowded European city once you've entered the room. Instead, you'll have a large bed and ample bathroom.
Good English speaking staff.
The multilingual staff are amiable and make customer service a priority.
Problems with broken heaters.
Several guests report issues with the heating. The heaters have been known to break, leaving the rooms cold in the winter. As a solution, the hotel usually gives guests portable heaters, which many say just isn't good enough.
New city tax aggravates loyal guests.
With the change of owners and name came the addition of the Cologne city tax. Guests who have been loyal to the hotel through the years are not happy about the change.
Tired and in need of a revamp.
A general shabbiness around the edges has been noted by many travellers. The carpets, furniture, and appliances could all do with an updating.