This is a very nice Holiday Inn Express especially if you need to be in the heart of Cologne, Köln. On arrival one can’t help but be impressed with how big this hotel is, indeed it is the largest
Holiday Inn Express I’ve seen with 17 floors and +-600 rooms. Check in was very well done, I was recognised as a IHG Spire Elite rewards club member by Marco, who gave me a very warm welcome and upgraded me to a lovely corner room on the top floor.
If you join the IHG rewards program you are guaranteed the best possible room rate online beating all other online companies. Also on the front desk was the wonderful Jennifer ( Jenny ) She is a fine representative of the hotel and makes one feel welcome and at home. The rooms like the hotel, are new and modern, they are kept an ambient temperature by very good air conditioning, the rooms are very clean and well kept by an efficient house keeping, with the rooms made up brilliantly everyday. The curtains in the room are block out, so a sleep in is possible, the amenities are amongst the very best that you might get at HIE and the shower was excellent, hot and strong water supply.
The hotel has a large lovely lounge area with a bar where we were superbly served by Dajna? She is a service star. There is a great restaurant which is where the excellent included buffet breakfast is also served. It is very good with an wonderful selection of all sorts foods and good variety of eggs. Cold hams, meats, cheeses, yogurts, fruits with breads, rolls, croissants and good variety of juices and teas and coffees. The service is quick and efficient. A shout out to the Assistant manager Daniel, he is an Ambassador for this Hotel. It was a real pleasure to meet him and get a sense of the real passion and fun that is at the heart of this lovely hotel. I spent some time in the bar and restaurant as it really is a friendly place to relax and just lounge about.
This is a Superb Holiday Inn Express and has plenty of amenities, It is very convenient to the city center of Cologne, this was my first visit to this hotel but certainly not my last. I would highly recommend this hotel. [Less]