Our hotel in the south of Cologne’s historic city centre is a smooth (and reasonably priced) operator – not least because it takes its cues from the city’s famous Eau de Cologne and the river water from which it was originally made. Located directly on the Waidmarkt, the design of our Motel One revolves around 4711, as the local cologne is also known, and the river Rhine. You’ll feel like you’re diving into a pool of cool water when you check in at the wave-shaped reception desk of our hotel. Don’t worry, though: you’re guaranteed to stay dry. Take a look at the works from the photo series titled ‘Kopfüber’ (upside down), which offer a unique bird’s-eye view of the freight and passenger ships that travel each day along one of the busiest rivers in the world. Swim with the current directly into our Motel One lounge – simply follow the stylised bridge across the Rhine that stretches along the walls. Here, we also pay respect to the city’s signature perfume and the time-honoured brand name 4711, as evidenced by the LED wall behind the bar. In keeping with the theme, our friendly staff will be more than happy to serve you water, although you can opt for something else to quench your thirst if you’d prefer. Here’s what else we have to offer in our design hotel in Cologne: a balanced organic breakfast, free WLAN, parking spaces, comfy box-spring beds and modern rooms. In short: stylish accommodation at the best price right in the heart of the city centre.
Motel One Cologne-Waidmarkt is located right between the two largest squares in the city: Neumarkt and Heumarkt. The Poststraße underground station is right by our affordable hotel and will take you directly to and from Cologne Central Station. Whether you’re looking to explore the centre or head further afield, the hotel’s excellent location means that all sights in the northern and southern part of the old town are within easy reach. The originally Roman city centre is only a few hundred metres away. Shopaholics will be glad to know that Hohe Straße and Schildergasse offer countless options for extensive retail therapy. The famous Cologne Cathedral and Roman-Germanic Museum are just a little over a kilometre from our hotel, making it perfect for history buffs, while any number of entertainment options are also a mere stone’s throw away. If you’re in the mood for some creature comforts, you’ll feel right at home in Cologne’s many cafés and restaurants. There’s also the nearby Chocolate Museum. How about a concert or an event? From our hotel, you can reach Lanxess Arena in the city’s Deutz neighbourhood in no time at all. Experience the fragrant history of this city on the Rhine and be our guest at Motel One Cologne-Waidmarkt in the heart of a bustling metropolis.