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Hotel Domstern - Cologne

3 star Hotel Cologne

Domstraße 26  - Cologne

Price starting from 89.00
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Just 650 feet (200 meters) from Cologne cathedral and the central train station, yet on a quiet street, the 5-story Hotel Domstern has an unbeatable location both for business or leisure travelers.

Within 5 minutes, guests will reach the city center, the Rhine river, the pedestrian and shopping area bustling with lively bars and restaurants, the opera house, and the world famous Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra.

The non-smoking Hotel Domstern combines comfortable rooms and public areas, outstanding services, and warm hospitality. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Pets and service animals are not allowed at this hotel.

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Guest Rating 9.2 Wonderful!
Based on 33 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Very close to train station but on quiet street. Nice but small room. Wonderful...

Venere Guest, USA
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Breakfast at Hotel Domstern

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Domstern

  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between 3 PM and 10:00 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 10 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


The city of Cologne imposes a culture tax (Kulturförderabgabe). The amount is included in the total price displayed. Business travelers may be exempt from this tax and need to contact the hotel for further information or ask the hotel at check-in. Guests can contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.

Hotel Domstern is also known as

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Hotel Domstern
Domstern Hotel Cologne

10

Clean

8.5

Location

9.2

Quiet

8.0

Spacious

10

Service

Hotel Domstern reviews

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

The double room was a small size room, but very clean - as the whole hotel. The bed was really comfortable and there was no noise from outside. Breakfast was a buffet style, plently of choice. The staff was really helpful and friendly. A lovely stay in Cologne.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The hotel is within walking distance of the main train station and the Cathedral. This is a non smoking hotel, and the receptionist explained all the hotel details. The room was well appointed and quiet. The breakfast room looked nice, but we were not able to sample it because we had a very early train to catch.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

The staff were really helpful and all spoke great english. They had also prearranged to cater for a gluten free breakfast as requested on the booking details, which was unusual compared to many German hotels. The breakfast was lovely, lots of attention to detail. Lots of restaurants nearby, without going back to the Dom and Aldstat area.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

hotel staff very helpful and friendly. Close to trains and many other attractions. The 5 star breakfast by Gina is delicious. There is a downside not fault of hotel, a 15% bed tax of total bill which is imposed by city authority. I would definitely stay her again.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

We enjoyed our stay at the Domstern and would definitely return if we were in Cologne again. Room was small, but generally clean and quiet and included free wi-fi. The highlight of the stay was the excellent service from hotel staff e.g. recommending local restaurants, providing free takeaway coffee etc.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

We were very happy at the Domstern. The hotel staff/owner were very friendly and helpful and full of advice and knowledge. We loved the room , there was plenty of space to relax and it was very quiet and clean. The breakfast was excellent, we loved the home made yogurt and home baked bread ,there was excellent choice and plenty of food .We only spend one night in the Domster, but we could have easily stayed longer and we hopefully will come again some time soon. We went to the other the sister hotel Stern am Rathaus for lunch and it was great, the food was delicious, compliments to the cook! We were offered a %10 dicount for our lunch, since we stayed at the Domstern, and that was a very nice touch. The staff at the Stern am Rathaus were lovely too, they helped us with printing our boarding passes and checking in for our flights back to London. We even got to buy two Koelsch glasses from the bar, for nearly nothing, which are now a nice memory of our short trip :-) We would definitely recommend the Domstern, and maybe we would also consider staying in the Stern am Rathaus, both places have our thumbs up.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

This is such a great hotel. We had four nights here. It's very close to the station and the city centre. The breakfasts are wonderful and varied - themed using different nationalities. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Worth also visiting the cafe run by the same people. It's advertised in the hotel and we had a delicious meal there, with again helpful and friendly staff.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

The hotel is near by the train central station (5 minutes by foot) and the Cathedral(10 minutes); it is small, located in a quite street. The staff is really friendly and always available to help you! You found the room clean and quite spacious. There was a huge variety for the breakfast, different each morning. We strongly recommend it!

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Great location, lovely homemade breakfast items, very friendly and helpful staff. Would definately return.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Ukraine

We were very surprised by this hotel! It's perfect in all spheres! Strictly recommended!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Canada

Best breakfast I've had in a hotel including homemade bread, butter preserves + free range eggs, fresh fruit salad, a capuccino machine for coffee and fresh vegetables

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Brazil

Very conviniently located. Staff was great, very willing and ready to help. The breakfast service was wonderful. They even had a small newspaper for the morning with weather info, what to do, and the food was as if you were home, or in my case even better.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The important things: breakfast and quality of sleep on comfortable bed in quiet room at back of hotel were excellent. Breakfast included home-made yoghurt, butter, cream cheese and a great choice of hot and cold things with excellent coffee (machine). The hosts were very friendly and helpful. However they were not prepared for my prior request for gluten-free bread, though this then arrived almost in time! The room was a bit small and had no wardrobe, but it was good enough for a 3-day stay.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel and very helpful staff. The breakfast was lovely and there was lots of choice. Close to the rail station so very easy to get to and pretty much central to all attractions. Would definitely stay there again.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent service, helpful and friendly staff. The hotel made Cologne information mini-booklet at breakfast was really great and there were lots of nice touches such as the free coffee. The guide available to buy for a short trip helped us get the best out of a short visit. The free wifi was an added bonus. The home made touches at breakfast made it as good as the reviews said. All in all a little gem.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Lovely hotel, welcoming and helpful. Fabulous position near rail station, cathedral.Very clean and comfortable. Breakfast superb. Local honey, home made bread and jams and home made yoghurt.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

My Partner and I travelled to Cologne for the 1st time and stayed at the Domstern. We were very happy at this hotel and enjoyed our stay. Location, room, breakfast, service and welcome were all excellent. I loved all the extra's, they make such a difference. For 3* I thought it gave good value for money. Only small faults were 1) we were at the front of the hotel and with the window open it was noisy late at night and early in the morning and 2) there is a lot of construction work going on around the Hotel, but of course this is out of the Domstern's control.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Domstern and were given a warm welcome on arrival and helpful advice during our stay.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The staff is super helpful and friendly, the rooms are very clean, and the breakfast was absolutely amazing- homemade bread, homemade butter/yogurt/cream cheese- delicious! I can't say enough about this hotel.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I arrived in Koln about 8pm. The directions to the hotel were very easy to follow, and only about 5 minutes walk from the train station on a quiet side street. The breakfast buffet was very nice, and apparently each morning, they vary the selection based on a theme country....England, Switzerland, etc. A very nice touch was the little brochure on the table with the day's weather forecast and recommendations for the day's activities, any special goings-on, etc. As a single traveler, I don't expect a spacious room, but my room was a bit on the small side. When I checked in, the desk clerk gave me a map and overview of various sights in the city, and several dinner recommendations as well. He was very helpful.

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The hotel is close to both the station and the cathedral, which is good, but it's on a street that's nothing special, with traffic and many other small hotels. The staff are very helpful (e.g. at advising where to go for supper, at giving instructions to taxi drivers...), but there isn't anyone on the desk late at night. On the Saturday when I was there, they said they would be going home at about nine, but they gave me a key. The room was maybe a bit small, but it was clean and I slept well. Breakfast (which you have in a small room at the back) was good.

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

excellent hotel, great breakfast, friendly staff and top location.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Il titolare è da premiare x la sua disponibilità, la gentilezza e l'efficienza con un bel 110 e lode!Grazie di tutto.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Thailand

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

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7.7 Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Argentina

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Room Details

Hotel Domstern offers 16 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes and phones during their Old Town visit. Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Extra beds
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Domstern

By car
Follow the signs to Cologne city center/Dom/Hauptbahnhof, you will drive along the Rhine river (Konrad Adenauer Ufer) turn towards main station at the blue Musical Dome into "Goldgasse" Go straight on, as Domstrasse is a one way street take the next right (Turiner Strasse), right at the first traffic light (Macchabaeer Strasse) and immediately right again into Domstrasse. If you need a parking space make sure to book it in advance!

By train
If you arrive at the main station (Koeln Hauptbahnhof) you will find our house within 5 minutes walking distance. Coming down from the platform leave via "Breslauer Platz" exit, cross the street at the traffic circle near the orange "Kommerzhotel" and straight on into "Johannisstrasse". Take the 3rd street to your left (approx. 500 ft.) into "Jakordenstrasse" which will bring you directly to Domstrasse. On the right you will already see the entrance to our house.
Welcome to Hotel Domstern!

By airplane
Only 8 miles from the city center, S-Bahn line S13 connects the airport with the main station in 13 minutes. Trains run every 20 minutes (WE 30 min.) from track 1 and 2 and a single ride (destination number 2000) costs approx. € 2,50!


Distances from Hotel Domstern

Musical Dome - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Cologne Cathedral - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Hohenzollern Bridge - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Romano-Germanic Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Ludwig Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Cologne Philharmonic - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Wallraf Square - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Museum of Applied Art - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Galerie Der Spiegel - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Cologne City Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
National Socialist Documentation Center - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
City Hall - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Great St. Martin Church - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Alter Markt - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Praetorium - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Domstern is Cologne (CGN-Cologne - Bonn) - 12.8 km / 7.9 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.