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We are a family owned three-star non-smoking city hotel with 32 rooms, centrally located, in close distance to Cologne’s most visited sights, the shopping area and the Cologne fair. Our speciality is our late breakfast until 11 o'clock during the week and until 11.30 o'clock on weekends. In addition, wifi is available throughout the house.

Due to its central location, our hotel unfortunately does not have any hotel parking spaces. We recommend the following parking options.

We are open for you 24 hours.

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We offer a rich breakfast with bread, bread-rolls, hot sausages, bacon, scrambeled eggs, cereals, cold cuts, various spreads, boiled eggs, fresh fruits and a selection of hot and cold drinks.

Breakfast times
Monday to Friday 6.30-11.00 o'clock
Saturday/Sunday 8.00-11.30 o'clock
Exceptions due to fairs or similar events possible





Here are our answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions, please contact us - by email, phone or via our contact form. We are happy to help.

Next transit stations:

- Barbarossaplatz - Rudolfplatz - Zülpicher Platz

For more information see:

Distances (approx.) to the motorways around Cologne:

Motorway A 59: 4,6 km
Motorway A 1: 7,8 Km
Motorway A 4: 8,4 km
Motorway A 57: 8,7 km

Arrival by train or aeroplane
Central Station: 2,5 km
Airport: 16 Km (20 minutes by car, without traffic jam)

The Cologne Cathedral and the Historic section of town are only 2,0 km (25 minutes walking distance) away.

Our Hotel is located nearby the big shopping streets:

"Schildergasse": 1,8 km (15 minutes walking distance)
"Hohe Straße": 2,0 km (16 minutes walking distance)
"Neumarkt": 1,7 km (10 minutes walking distance)

Cologne fair: 3,4 km (13 minutes by tram no 1, Station "Rudolfplatz") or 3,0 km (40 minutes walking)

RheinEnergieStadion (1. FC Köln): 5,3 km (15 minutes by car, 18 minutes by tram no. 1 from "Rudolfplatz")

University of Cologne: 1,4 km (18 minutes walking or 10 minutes by tram)

University Hospital Cologne:1,8 km (22 minutes walking or 15 minutes by tram)

We are open for you 24 hours.

We offer a rich breakfast with bread, bread-rolls, hot sausages, bacon, scrambeled eggs, cereals, cold cuts, various spreads, boiled eggs, fresh fruits and a selection of hot and cold drinks.

Breakfast times

Monday to Friday 6.30-11.00 o'clock
Saturday/Sunday 8.00-11.30 o'clock
Exceptions due to fairs or similar events possible


From 20.04.2020 Check-In/Check-Out are only possible on agreement!

Check In
Your rooms are available from 15.00 o'clock.Of course you can already leave your luggage with us and explore Cologne when you arrive earlier. An early arrival is possible subject to availability and prior arrangement for a small surcharge.

Check Out
Our rooms are available until 12.00 o'clock. You are welcome to leave your luggage with us until you depart to your next location. Valuables can be put in our safe. Our front-desk employees look forward to helping you.

Hypo-allergenic bedding is available. Please inform us before your arrival, so that we can arrange everything for you.

Children under 12 years can stay for free as a third person in the room of the parents. Please notify us upfront if you have children with you. Cot is possible with prior booking and availability. Our staff is looking forward to helping you.

Unfortunately dogs and other pets are not allowed in our hotel. We ask for your understanding!

We recommend the parking garage on the opposite roadside (100m distance):
Hohenstaufenring 29-37
50674 Köln
The price for one day/24 hours of parking is EUR 30,00 (counting starts with entering garage) / EUR 2,50/hour for shorter stays.

Credit Cards are not accepted. Payment only via cash (coins and notes incl. EUR 20,00 at ticket machine). Tickets of EUR 50,00 or more can be payed directly with security personnel. More information

Another parking possibility is given at "Zülpicher Wall" street (aprox. 600m from Hotel) for EUR 5,00/day.

There are also other parking facilities such as Park + Ride at Cologne Zoo (Riehler Str. 190, Köln 50735). From there Hotel Esplanade is reachable via public transportation.

We have a cleaning service for our guests. Prices are available in your room.

We welcome you at our hotel bar 24h a day.

Our hotel is a non-smoking hotel. We do not offer any smoking rooms, smoking on our balcony is not permitted as well. In case of a violation, a special cleaning fee is due. Outside the hotel there is a sheltered smoking area. Thank you for your understanding!

Since December 1, 2014, the City of Cologne has levied a culture subsidy for the taxation of paid private overnight stays in hotels.

Information and the necessary forms can be found in the download area at http: //

The forms are also available in the hotel.

For business stays, we ask for appropriate confirmation from the employer, so that it is ensured that the employer does not incur any additional taxes (e.g. city tax, bed tax, culture tax, tax for the Promotion and Advancement of Culture etc.). Please have an informal document (stamped, signed) with you, which confirms that your hotel stay is necessary for business purposes. Accomodation is necessary professionally if the professional activity or the commercial or freelance work in Cologne would not be possible or unconscionable without the overnight stay.

Gym and spa right at the corner.

The next gym is “Just Fit” in about 150 meters distance (Zülpicher Platz, Hohenstaufenring 30-32, 50674 Köln). Day tickets are abvailable.

The nearest swimming pool is “Agrippabad” in 15 minutes walking distance/car 5 minutes car ride. It contains a sunbathing area, sauna, waterslide, paddling pool for children and a snack bar.

The nearest “Claudiustherme” is just 10 minutes away. The “Claudiustherme” is located in Cologne's “Rheinpark”. It is one of the greatest hot spring resorts in Europe with view to Cologne Cathedral.

Cologne and surroundings offer you even more freetime activities, such as: Climbing, Yoga, Golfing.

If you have any further questions, feel free asking us up front. We will indicate the best route to your desired locations.

What´s going on in Cologne you will find at

Lanxess Arena: 3,9 km (15 minutes by car or 19 minutes by tram no. 1, Station "Rudolfplatz")

Cologne events

Railway & car park

Art exhibition

Guided tours in Cologne

Cologne restaurants

Cologne hairdresser
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Hotel Esplanade Cologne
Hohenstaufenring 56
50674 Cologne