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Hotel Merian - Cologne

3 star Hotel Cologne

Allerheiligenstr. 1 - Cologne

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 78.00
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The hotel Merian is located in Cologne's city centre, only a few minutes from the Dome and the main train station. The airport Cologne-Bonn can be reached in 20-30 minutes by car, and the exhibition centre is also within easy reach crossing the nearby Rheinbrücke.

The hotel has comfortably furnished rooms and offers you a fantastic breakfast buffet every morning. The restaurant can furthermore be used for parties and events.
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Guest Rating 7.9 Good
Based on 83 hotel reviews © 2015 Venere.com

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Facilities at Hotel Merian

  • Dogs allowed
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Laundry room
  • Pets accepted
  • Luggage room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Internet/Email services

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Check-in: after 3 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.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 2,50 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 2,50 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 10 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 3,00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 15 per day

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


You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • A 5 percent city/local tax will be charged
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

The city of Cologne imposes a culture tax (Kulturförderabgabe) of 5%. The amount is not 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 Merian is also known as

Hotel Merian
Merian Hotel
Merian Hotel Cologne

8.1

Clean

7.2

Location

6.7

Quiet

7.3

Spacious

8.4

Service

Hotel Merian reviews

0.0
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

Particularly bad experience : a cleaning lady threw out some makeup tools of mine. Plus the hotel itself was noisy and there was a heavy smell of smoke in our room.

5.0 Ordinary
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

The bath rooms were pretty poor with partly broken interior and mold at the seams of the tiles

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Netherlands

Pleasant stay in this hotel. Staff was nice and competent, room was bigger better than expected from the photographs. Had a room on the 5th floor with a balcony overlooking the station and the top of the Dom. 3 minutes walk from the station was very nice, but comes at the price of some noise of the trains. Luckily the hotel is pretty well insulated so not too much sound comes through. Breakfast was good, nothing special. Ideal hotel for people who travel by train and want an hotel in the centre of Köln.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Philippines

Clean, well located small hotel. Lovely homestyle breakfast friendly staff

7.7 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

Initially a little hard to find, but otherwise service and room was great. Having a fridge was a great thing.Breakfast was good.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Denmark

Kind and competent staff, extraordinarily good location in relation to visits to Dome, Römisch-Germanische Museum, Ludwig Museum.

7.9 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Netherlands

Staff very helpful and informative both before and during stay. Good value for a medium priced hotel, would recommend.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Perfectly located near train station and shopping precinct. Friendly staff with great English.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Very good breakfast. Well presented with a personal touch. Very friendly staff. TV did not work, but inconvenience was compensated by generally good atmosphere and overall impression, and cheap price.

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

As I stayed at Hotel Merian two times, I can compare two rooms in it. Actually, one room was located on the 4th floor and another one was on the 1st floor. The difference was in quality of water facilities. On the last floor water pressure was very low and you could not take proper shower. Besides it was frezing cold in the room but the heating was off. The other room was all right and I would recommend the hotel to my friends

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

The only negative thing about the hotel is the surroundings - a building site, but that will eventually disappear. The hotel is very pleasant. Double glazed windows reduced the noise from the busy street to almost nothing, the breakfast was fantastic, and the room nice. For the price, this was a very good hotel.

7.4 Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Netherlands

5 minutes walk to the station and the center. Merian hotel is excellent for traveling by train. Breakfast is excellent. Although near the station, there was no noise of the trains in the room.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Validissimo hotel vicino alla Stazione. Un po' difficile però a trovare la strada, ciò dovuto ad un cantiere davanti alla stazione (Breslauer Plaz) e proprio davanti all'Hotel che ci ha fatto fare a piedi un giro più lungo (mancava anche l'indicazione della strada). Una volta trovato l'indirizzo è stato facilissimo arrivare dalla Hauptbahnhof. Stanza buona, recentemente ristrutturata e moderna. Personale gentilissimo e prima colazione abbondante. Un hotel da raccomandare considerando il rapoprto qualità/prezzo.

7.8 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

The situation is excellent if you have to continue by train.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

One of the rooms was smokey, but we could change room.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I chose this hotel as being convenient for a 13 hour stop in Koln en route eastwards by train and it fitted the bill well. It is located 5 minutes from then main station;(a pity about the ongoing roadworks)and about 10 minutes to the Dom and river. The staff were welcoming, I had a good size single room an a plentiful breakfast. The hotel was good value and I would recommend it.I would return there if in Koln.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Very helpful staff, extremely cheap wireless Internet - e2.50 for the entire stay. Clean, pleasant and good for the price.

6.9 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

ottimo per pochi giorni e nei week end quando i rumori della ferrovia e dell'autostrada sono minori. Non c'è climatizzatore.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Well, there is not much to say about this hotel. My stay was simply awesome. The rooms were very clean and spacious and the staff was also very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was definitely one of the best I've seen in Europe. The location is fine, since it is at 5 min walk from the main station and less than 10 min from the cathedral. Finally, wi-fi access is available in the rooms for 2.5 euros for the entire stay!

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Excellent quality/price ratio. Pay-WiFi available in all rooms on a cheap per-stay basis. Mini-bar, hair dryer, etc. Good location (close to main train station, subway and Cathedral) although on the back side of the station and close to a highway. When I stayed there (03/2009) there were lots of civil engineering works for a tramway/subway line (?) that made the surroundings a bit disappointing. Otherwise a very good hotel with reasonable prices.

7.3 Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

Breakfast is very good.

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Easy walking distance to the main rail station [5 mins], city centre and the Dom. Staff were wonderful and made our stay even more enjoyable.

6.5 Fair
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Very good the location and the breakfast but we booked a double and instead we had a twin beds: there was not way to change...and we changed hotel!!

7.4 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

My low rating relating to the quietness of rooms is explained by the hotel location close to the railway (on one part it is an advantage, on other part it is an inconvenient).

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Brazil

Excellent breakfast. Internet only with notebook.Near pay 1 euro /hour. Cathedral 5 minutes walking.

7.8 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

The hotel was close to the railway station so you could walk from the station. A small but wery nice hotel.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

Very nice hotel, in the side of the Hauptbahnhof, center of the town, and more nice still the persons work there.

1.9
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

Absolutely not a place to look for.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

A good hotel, the only drawback being traffic and railway noise. This is acceptable with the window closed but not when open. We were aware of the problem from reading previous reviews and judged the convenient location (5 minutes' walk from the railway station) and the competitive room rate as more important. We would be happy to stay there again. Excellent breakfasts and pleasant, helpful staff.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Russia

The staff was very friendly and helpful. There was only one real problem. The hotel is located very close to the railway station and you should keep the windows closed, especially at night, because it is very noisy outside. But there was no air-condition or effective ventilation in the room, so it was very hot to sleep.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Denmark

The perfect hotel if you are travelling by train and just want a good standard hotel. The staff was VERY nice and very helpful. I got in with the train at 6 in the morning and my room wasn't ready, but they let me shower in the downstairs bathroom so that I ready to go out in the city. They offered me free coffee because my room wasn't vacant eventhough it was me who turned up way to early. I had a single. It was a very good size for a single-room. Of course it was quite standard rooms and the hotel itself wasn't anything special but for the price it was good. But be aware that there are smoking and nonsmoking rooms. I was given a smoking because I had forgotten to ask for a non-smoking, and it didn't smell good - off course... The breakfast was nice. You didn't have to go out hungry. A good little buffet. All in all, a great hotel at the price and I would stay there again.

6.9 Fair
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Hotel is in transition...on to the upside. New owners have good plans and an excellent attitude. Breakfast is best I have ever had in Europe and front desk and breakfast staff aim to please and are very pleasant. Room was comfortable and bathroom was adequate. Towels were very European and not too clean, bring your own. Hotel is very close to main station in Cologne and a busy highway so you are going to get noise...but the convenience of the location more than makes up for it..although I am unsure how this will work in summer as there is no A/C in rooms so windows would have to be open. On the whole, this was an excellent value for the money and I would not hesitate to stay here again any time except the hot months.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

This was one of the best hotels I have stayed in in this price range. I will return here next time I am in Koeln.

7.5 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

The prices during the fair are too high

7.8 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • South Africa

I was travelling on my own and found it in a safe and easily reachable place. The breakfast was very good. Most of the Cologne sights are wthin walking distance as is the traffic free shopping streets.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

near the Main train Station, the cathedral, and the Roman History Museum. All are withing 4 or 5 blocks at the most. You can reach the train station in 3 blocks. The bar was also the reception desk.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Very kind staff, very close to the city center and the railway station. Good breakfast. Littlr bit noisy from the railway.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

on the whole,the only negative note about this hotel is the noise from the trains of the near rail station,wich is more effective than an alarm clock for awakening...

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Easy walking distance to the main rail station [5 mins], city centre and the Dom. Staff were wonderful and made our stay even more enjoyable.

7.7 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Good location near train station and easy to get to town. Although next to train station room was very quiet when windows were closed (not sure if this would be a problem in summer?). Only thing was we asked for a non-smoking room and room smelt of smoke. Great breakfast and very helpful staff.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellently situated near the main station and also near the cathedral and city centre, which was great for shopping and plenty of good pubs.

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Finland

Excellent buffet breakfast with smiling service. Terrific location near the station and Dom and still a very quiet place. Good price/quality ratio if you need a place for a short stay located near centre.

7.4 Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Small clean and friendly Hotel close to station with good standard of furniture and fittings. Helpful English speaking staff. Excellent buffet breakfast. Limited public areas with some traffic noise if windows left open. Good value for the price and location.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

The room was great and the staff were really lovely. The only problem is that there was no air-conditioning in the room so it was hot but the traffic was very noisy if we opened the windows to cool down. If they put air-conditioning in the rooms, this place would be perfect.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

This was the best place we stayed out of 5 hotels in 5 cities.

7.2 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

Very conveniently located, quite nicely priced, a bit noisy as it is next to a highway.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This was a fine Cologne hotel. Compared to the Tempelhof hotel, which we stayed at earlier in Cologne earlier in our trip, the Merian was a world apart. And the price was about the same. Located near the main train station and at a busy intersection, the room was surprisingly quiet. Nearby road construction made walking to the hotel from the station a wee bit longer, but that was a minimal and temporary inconvenience. There was a good buffet breakfast included in the price.

6.3 Fair
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • France

the hotel is not up to (French) 3-stars rating, but is very close to te station.

7.9 Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The only thing that wasn't good was the lack of air conditioning. As we went mid summer this was a real pain. We had to put the fan on through the night to keep cool. But other than that, good location and friendly staff made this a good hotel. Unfortunately the mini fridge wasn't working as this would have been good to store food in during the hot summer. Breakfast was very good.

7.9 Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Netherlands

very helpful staff, nice and clean room, breakfast was simple but nice.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Hotel is within 1 block of train station. Room was large & clean & staff was very friendly & helpful upon our arrival. Room overlooker road but was surprisingly quiet. Breakfast was very good with large selection of fresh items served in a very bright, clean cafe on premises. Would definitely stay here again.

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Germany

Despite the central locality it was agreeably still inside, unless the windows were opened. Pleasant sojourn. Appropriate service in relation to the price.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Overall, our stay was a pleasant one. The webpage portrayed the site accuratley. I would recommend this site becasue it is a good "woking hotel" meaning that it is convenient in many ways. It is an eight minute walk to the main train station in Cologne. The breakfasts were more than adquate. The staff was extremely friendly and accomodating: they secured a fan for us when the weather became hot. This hotel had no air conditioning, so keeping the window open was a bit noisy given its central city location. There is no place to park a car. 10 euros/night would have secured a spot for the car, so we opted to return the rental two days early (with the excellant mass transportation available, the car was no longer necessary). Personnaly, the next visit to Cologne is going to be on a quieter street.

6.2 Fair
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

6.8 Fair
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • China

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

7.6 Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

7.7 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

7.2 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Taiwan

7.4 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Russia

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

4.8 Ordinary
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Austria

7.6 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

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7.8 Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

4.4 Ordinary
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

7.9 Good
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

4.9 Ordinary
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Austria

7.3 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

7.3 Good
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Netherlands

5.9 Ordinary
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

7.2 Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Sweden

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Merian, offering 31 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones during their Old Town visit.

Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Rooms also include minibars and safes.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hotel Merian

Musical Dome - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Cologne Cathedral - 0.5 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
Wallraf Square - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Cologne Philharmonic - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Museum of Applied Art - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Galerie Der Spiegel - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Cologne City Museum - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
National Socialist Documentation Center - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
City Hall - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
St Gereon's Basilica - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Alter Markt - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Great St. Martin Church - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Merian is Cologne (CGN-Cologne - Bonn) - 12.8 km / 8 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 km and mile.