When traveling to or planning to stay in Cologne, Germany, one is least worried about the expenses of finding a cheap but nice hotel/apartment to stay. This is because Cologne has affordable hotels and apartments, with good facilities. The apartments are fully furnished thus you need not worry yourself with buying furniture. One is also spoilt for choice when it comes to what kind of room to stay in, as there is a wide variety. We look at some of the budget hotels and apartments in Cologne:
Kunibertkloster Appartements am Dom
These are apartments with a 5minute walk to Cologne Cathedral, Cologne Central station and the Rhine river. You can enjoy a quiet atmosphere as it is away from the main road. One can have 2 or more people depending on the type of apartment you want. For those who do not smoke, this is a convenient place for you as there are non-smoking rooms where all public and private spaces are non smoking areas. Internet is free of charge and available in all rooms. There is available parking though at an affordable cost. For all those who have pets, the good thing is that they are allowed on request though again there are charges. Lastly for all those music lovers, the Cologne University of Music is just a few steps away while the musical Dome is a 5 minute walk.
Maria suite am dom
These are four star suites at the Center of Cologne and just 330yards from the main train station. For those who love Mediterranean food this is the place to be for lunch and dinner. For breakfast you can have a change of hotels at the Hilton hotel, which is just near Maria Suite. Despite the extra charge, having breakfast at the Hilton hotel comes with a sauna and fitness area for all those weight watchers. Maria suite has a red suite with balcony and terrace, a dark suite with balcony, a pink suite for the ladies and a vanilla suite with balcony. Other unique offers include newspapers, a safety deposit box and allergy free rooms.
Residenz am Dom Boardinghouse Apartments
These are four star apartments located in Cologne . They are located at a retirement home, thus they are set up for self catering. There are two room types; one is a comfort bedroom apartment and the other is a self bedroom apartment. Internet is charged at EUR 20 per 24hours. There is a ATM/cash machine around. You can engage in many activities because of the variety of facilities provided. These include a sauna, fitness center, spa and health club, a Jacuzzi and indoor swimming. There is also a barber/beauty shop for those who need it. In general the apartment has a restaurant, non-smoking rooms, rooms/facilities for disable guests and a terrace.
These are located 200 meters from the train station. It is fully furnished to a four star standard. There are different types of rooms depending on choice or need. If it is for a big family, there is the family apartments and for ladies there is the ladies room in Domstrasse . Their services include an Airport shuttle and fax/photocopying. There is free internet available in all rooms. For those with children under 12years it is free of charge when using existing beddings and for 2 years olds free of charge for cots. The atmosphere is friendly even to gay people and they provide express check- in and check-out. All public and private places are non smoking areas.
Residence de Ville
This is a guest house, which is located on the country side but has motorway access. The rooms are fully furnished with free internet available and free parking to all guests. There are two room types, single and double. Thus there are only 4 hotel rooms. There are plenty of activities to engage in like hiking, biking, horse-riding and after a long day you get a massage. There is also a bicycle rental. For all the dirty clothes you can take them to the laundry and get them ironed. Others services include baby sitting, room service, packed lunches and fax/photocopying.