Good hotel a with a great restaurant next door a few km from Cologne centre.
19/09/2017 MarkJH1963, Southampton, United Kingdom
Nice business hotel in the top right suburb of Cologne, I’ve stayed here for over 8 weeks in total this year so they must be doing something right. Rooms are large and spacious, if you are lucky you m... more
Nice business hotel in the top right suburb of Cologne, I’ve stayed here for over 8 weeks in total this year so they must be doing something right. Rooms are large and spacious, if you are lucky you may get one of the x10 or x11 rooms above the bar which are large curved suites.
Nearby: 45 minutes’ level walk ‘up’ stream to the cathedral – or €20 by taxi (all taxis in Cologne charge 20 it seems?). Easy to get around by tram and bus as well. Only a few minutes’ walk to the magnificent Rhine and a few seconds walk to the excellent Brauhaus next door. Very easy to reach off the nearby autobahn.
Free parking ‘lottery’ outside – never not able to get in, we had a van so could not park under the hotel.
Hotel Breakfast a silly €18 extra so only grazed this on Sundays – otherwise we breakfasted elsewhere or picked up supplies from the many Aldi and Lidl about – as well as the Huge Kaufland on the West bank (nice cafe).
Mulheim area has a huge Turkish and eastern European influence, lots of shops and places to eat nearby as well as two MacDonald’s, Burger King etc.
Gilden Brauhaus at the front of the hotel is excellent, Dado and his staff made myself and my team feel like family, good food, great beer and excellent wine.
Best Western staff – the Martin and Saskia deserve a special mention for being efficient and helpful with our many changes and requests – as well as my post and parcels.
Do go down to the city center and visit the fabulous cathedral (Dom – free entry) as well as the old town for the bars, coffee shops and restaurants plus wander the Rhine. Zoo is enormous and good value as is the next door ‘Flora’ park (free).
On Sundays you can’t shop unless you drive south out to the airport (very popular) although there is a little kiosk shop and rather poor Chinese takeaway behind the hotel.
I will be back in Cologne in a month or two and look forward to staying at my second home once again. less
ParkConsul, Assistant Front Office Manager at Best Western Premier Hotel Park Consul Koeln, responded to this review
Dear Mr. Hirst,
WOW! It is just wonderfull to read your review, your feedback of the past weeks you stayed with us at the Best Western Premier Hotel Park Consul. Nevertheless I am so sorry for the parking situation as your van does not fit into our parking lot. Luckily you always won the grand price of the parking lottery and got a nice space outsite the hotel.
We are very proud about all our hotel staff and that they are doing a great job every day to provide you and all of our guest with an excellent service.
In the name of Saskia and myself I just want to say that it was our pleasure to be of your service every day to handle your requests and of course all your parcels.
Thank you again for the great feedback and we would love to warmly welcome you soon again. Maybe for the next 8 weeks?
Assistant Front Office Manager