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|Name||Barcelo Cologne City Center (ex Crowne Plaza)|
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|DrivingDirections||From Cologne Bonn Konrad Airport (CGN):|
Distance to the Barcelo Cologne City Centre is 22 kilometres, approximately 25 minutes' drive.
Getting there. High speed trains and the regional S Bahn run between the airport railway station and Cologne Hauptbahnhof (central station) every 30 minutes. The fare for a single ticket is 2.10 EUR, and the journey time is 18 minutes. The number 170 bus runs to the Hauptbahnhof and Cologne city centre five times an hour. The fare is 5 EUR for a single ticket. Taxis wait outside Terminals 1 and 2, and cost about 25 EUR to central Cologne. Prices are all subject to change.
Getting around. The centre of Cologne can be easily explored on foot. Schildergasse, Hohe Strasse and Breite Strasse are pedestrianised and most main attractions are located around the Altstadt, on the left bank of the Rhine. A transferable ticket (VRS) entitles travellers to use all transport facilities, including the underground, buses, trams, and RB (RegionalBahn), RE (RegionalExpress) and S (S Bahn) trains. Train only tickets can also be purchased. Both types of tickets can be purchased from vending machines at the city's train stations. Only VRS tickets can be bought from tram, bus and underground stops.
|Description||Location. The Barcelo Cologne City Centre is located in the city centre of Cologne, Germany, 800 metres from the Rhine Promenade, and 1.5 kilometres from Cologne Cathedral. A tram stop is found directly in front of the hotel. |
Hotel Features. Surrounded by shops and restaurants on the busy Rudolfplatz square, the Barcelo Cologne City Centre is a 10 storey modern hotel. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool and a health club offering a sauna, a steam room, and massage services. Coffee, wireless Internet access, and complimentary newspapers are available in the lobby. Safe deposit boxes are available at the 24 hour front desk, where multilingual staff can assist with travel and tourist arrangements. Other amenities include childcare services and valet parking.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the contemporary Las Arenas restaurant. Panoramic windows overlook the square and adjacent streets. The menu offers a selection of French, German, and international dishes. The lobby bar offers continental breakfasts and light lunches. Room service is available around the clock.
Business amenities include nine conference rooms with audio visual equipment.
Guestrooms. The 301 air conditioned guestrooms at Barcelo Cologne City Centre have modern decor in shades of cream and dark wood furniture. All have satellite television, direct dial telephones, wireless Internet access, coffee and tea facilities, and safes. Bathrooms are supplied with bathrobes and complimentary toiletries.
Expert Tip. Though construction began in the 13th century, it was another 600 years before Cologne Cathedral was finished. Visitors can climb 509 steps to the viewing platform in the south tower for views of the Rhine and surrounding city.
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