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Steigenberger Hotel Köln
Located in the heart of Rudolfplatz gay district, close to gay bars, nightclubs, saunas as well as shops and restaurants. The great-value Steigenberger has a restaurant with open kitchen, spa and free WiFi. The guest rooms are huge, each has a comfortable bed, satellite TV and a desk. Some rooms have great city views. There's a sauna, steam room and small gym, but you may be more tempted to visit Phoenix Sauna, located close by. The Rudolfplatz underground station provides quick access to other parts of the city, but you can walk to the Cologne Cathedral in about 20 minutes.
Hotel Lyskirchen has a great location in the heart of Old Town Cologne, near the Rhine Promenade, and just a couple of minutes' walk from the gay bars, saunas and cruise clubs in Heumarkt. Guest rooms have been recently renovated, each featuring a flat screen Sky TV, desk and free WiFi. We like the hotel's large indoor heated pool, the modern gym & sauna. Breakfast buffet is quite good. The Cologne Cathedral, the main museums and shopping streets are less than 15 minutes' walk away.
Motel One Köln-Waidmarkt
Excellent-value designer hotel for budget travelers. The Motel One Köln is in great location for exploring Cologne on foot, just a short walk from the gay bars and gay cruise clubs in the Old Town. The modern and very functional, air-conditioned guest rooms feature a workstation, flat screen TV, free WiFi and rain shower. This popular hotel sells out fast, so make your reservation early.
HOPPER Hotel St Josef
The stylish HOPPER Hotel St Josef offers 48 modern, en suite guest rooms. The hotel has a gym, solarium & sauna. The onsite restaurant has a courtyard terrace, serving a variety of international dishes and wines. The HOPPER is located just a few steps from gay sauna Phoenix Sauna and Pansauna and a couple of minutes walk from gay bars around Rudolfplatz. Whilst it is a bit further away from the city center, the nearby Moltkestraße underground station makes it a good base for exploring Cologne.
Charming, compact hotel near the Cathedral and the central station (3-minute walk). The gay-managed Domstern offers 16 non-smoking en suite rooms with free WiFi, satellite TV, minibar, safe. Domstern is located on a quiet side street, within walking distance of the gay nightlife and the sights in the Old Town. A nice breakfast buffet is served every morning. An excellent alternative to larger hotels.
Mauritius Komfort Hotel
This excellent hotel is surrounded by gay venues in the Old Town, steps away from My Lord, COX bar, etc. Heumarkt station and the Deutzer bridge over the Rhine are within a short walk. All rooms at Mauritius Komfort are fully renovated and feature flat screen TV, free WiFi, minibar and private bathroom. Breakfast buffet is served every morning in the breakfast room. Guests have free access to the spa at the Mauritius Hotel & Therme (2 tram stops away) which features sauna, steam room, swimming pool and massage service.
The modern, 4-star design Hotel Santo offers 69 spacious rooms with oak furniture, flat screen cable TV, minibar and free WiFi. An extensive buffet breakfast is served in a stylish breakfast room. There is a bar onsite, although the popular gay bar Kattwinkel is two blocks away. The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the iconic Cathedral, Hauptbahnhof and River Rhine. The nearby Ebertplatz underground provides direct links to other parts of Cologne.
TOP Hotel Königshof - CLOSED
Permanently CLOSED. The privately owned Königshof hotel is just a few minutes' walk from Cologne Cathedral and and the central train station (Hauptbahnhof). Guest rooms feature modern amenities including free WiFi, cable TV and work desk. Excellent service and staff. A tasty breakfast buffet is served daily, with hot and cold options. The gay scenes in Old Town and Rudolfplatz can be reached within 15 minutes. River Rhine and the Schildergasse shopping street are a 5-minute walk away.
Art'otel Cologne by Park Plaza
The unique, contemporary Art'otel has a fabulous location on the bank of the Rhine river. From here, it's just a 20-minute stroll along the promenade to the Cathedral and just steps from the famous Chocolate Museum. The hotel has a great rooftop terrace, sauna, library and showcases artwork by well-known Korean-born artist SEO. The restaurant serves Asian fusion cuisine. Large guest rooms feature free WiFi, flat screen TV, minibar and coffee maker. Art'otel is just a couple of minutes' walk from the gay bars in Old Town Cologne and a 15-20 minute walk from the gay nightlife around Rudolfplatz. A popular choice on Travel Gay.
Lindner Hotel Dom Residence
Excellent choice in Cologne, located just a 5-minute walk from the famous Cathedral and the central train station and 15 minutes away from the gay nightlife in Old Town and Rudolfplatz. Each modern guest room features a flat screen cable TV, minibar and safe. You can work out at the well-equipped Fitness Forum, swim in the large indoor pool, suntan in the solarium, or chill out n the courtyard or bistro bar. The in-house La Gazetta restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and international wines. Excellent value for money.
Excelsior Hotel Ernst
Located right across from the iconic Cathedral, the historic Excelsior Hotel Ernst remains one of the best 5-star hotels in Cologne, offering a combination of traditional comforts and modern services. The hotel has a choice of classically styled Superior rooms or more contemporary Deluxe rooms. Guests have free use of the onsite gym and two saunas daily, from 7am-10pm. Of particular note is the hotel's restaurant Taku that has won a prestigious Michelin star for its East Asian cuisine.
Hostel die Wohngemeinschaft
Stylish budget hotel, just a couple of minutes' walk from from Cologne's gay nightlife and within easy reach of the city's shopping district and sights. The hostel offers both private en suite rooms and shared dorms, some with great city views. Breakfast buffet is available at extra charge. The casual lounge serves snacks and pastries. Free coffee & tea are provided, as well as DVD’s and books in the common area.
Novum Hotel Leonet Köln Altstadt
The very good-value Novum Hotel Leonet is less than two minutes' walk from all the gay bars - ExCorner, Iron, etc. The Schildergasse shopping street and Rudolfplatz underground station are also very near, as is a great choice of restaurants and cafés. Each large guest room features soundproofing, free WiFi, cable TV and private bathroom. There is a 24-hour reception, and breakfast buffet is served daily. The hotel also has a sauna (extra charge).
Maritim Hotel Köln
The Maritim Hotel is in perfect location for exploring Cologne and its gay scene - near the Rhine river, the promenade and a short walk from Heumarkt Station, Club 21, Station 2B, Vulkanus Sauna, etc. The Cathedral, museums, shops & restaurants are all nearby. All air-conditioned rooms feature free WiFi, satellite TV, desk and minibar. The suites include a living area and river or cathedral views. In addition to an indoor pool, gym and onsite spa with massage service, this great-value hotel has great dining options, including a few bars and cafés and the popular roof garden restaurant on the 5th floor.
NH Köln Altstadt
A popular mid-range hotel with gay travelers. The NH Cologne is conveniently located in the heart of the Old Town, close to the Rhine River, the famous Chocolate Museum and a metro station Guest rooms are modern, air-conditioned rooms and include TV, free high-speed WiFi. Many rooms offer great city views. Guests have free access to the onsite gym, sauna and spa. The NH has its own bar and restaurant, although plenty of dining options are within easy walking distances. Deck 5 gay cruise bar is also nearby. Excellent value for money.