COLOGNE CITY CENTER - WALKING DISTANCE TO CATHEDRAL, OLD TOWN, FAIR, MEDIAPARK. LIFT

Alex

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

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COLOGNE CITY CENTER - WALKING DISTANCE TO CATHEDRAL, OLD TOWN, FAIR, MEDIAPARK. LIFT

Cologne (Koln) Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Design 3 bedroom apartment, timber floor, very cozy and best location in Cologne

This is a beautiful design apartment. There is a lot of light and warm colours. I do decorate homes so I do have a sense for balance, right colour combination and peaceful feeling.

Also the location is the best one in Cologne, very close to all amenities, right in the centre.

The apartment is located on the 4th floor in a building with 5 floors. There are only 10 apartments in total.There is a lift.

My apartment has 3 rooms, kitchen, and bathroom. There are double windows, that protect the apartment from the weather and city noise. The main bedroom has a double bed and faces the street Maybach, a quiet street. There is also a second bedroom that faces the street Luebecker, this street is a small street. It has one sofa bed that it is possible to open to a king bed. If you need two single beds, we have an extra sofa bed that we can also put in the second bedroom for your convenience.

The third room has a big sofa bed that you can turned into a double or two single beds.

About Me ...: I work as a travel consultant and I know very well the expectations, fears and needs of the guests. I know that I can not make all guests happy, but I know I can probably make most people very happy and it gives me courage to work in hospitality.

Locally I have very good employees that will take good care of you

- We also now have a studio close by. It is very beautiful, with balcony and courtyard.

I want to thank all guests who follow me inn the course of the years, always faithful and I'm always delighted to welcome new guests and get from you a lovely feedback. Your Alex (I'm a lady).

Why is centrally located important?: Cologne has a lot of traffic and the signs are different fro other countries. It takes some time to get used to them, time that for a short visit you will not have. There are also many bicycles that come from nowhere, they do not respect traffic lights.

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Public transport is very good.

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If you do have a car and you think that if you leave outside the city centre it will be not problem, well you are going to be convinced pretty soon that it is very difficult and expensive to find parking places on the street. You have to go to a car parking. The best thing is not to bring a car with you. But if you have a car, do not touch during your stay unless you are going outside the city.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only

Alex

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
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4.4
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Cologne City Center - Walking distance to Cathedral, old town, fair, Mediapark. Lift
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews
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Cologne City Center - Walking distance to Cathedral, old town, fair, Mediapark. Lift
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Cologne (Koln) North Rhine - Westphalia
5

COLOGNE WITH A FAMILY? BOOK THIS APARTMENT!

  • 5 of 5
This apartment was truly our home away from home while staying in Cologne for two nights with our two children (ages 2 1/2 and 9 months). We were delighted by our accommodations & their proximity to everything we wanted to experience.

The Apartment:
The apartment had a lift, which made transporting a little one in a stroller that much easier. The accommodations were clean, colorful & offered natural lighting. The apartment was spacious, which was welcome when little children needed to crawl or play for a while.The kitchen offered basic essentials, there were plenty of towels & the bathroom offered a combination tub/shower so bathing little ones was easy. The blue LED lights in the bathroom made for a special lighting experience that we all enjoyed. My husband & I slept in the main room on a large pull-out that was very cozy & my toddler in the next room in a twin bed. (He was so comfortable that he slept both nights with no waking up -- that was a win!) There is also a washing machine in the kitchen, but we didn't need to use it.

Our children enjoyed the views from the window, because they could view cars, bikes, pedestrians, trains &, at night, a skyscraper with a green light show. The building was surprisingly soundproof and we didn't hear much from outside when the windows were shut.

The Neighborhood:
Next door to the apartment is a delicious Italian restaurant that offers take-out & we were able to enjoy their tasty cuisine at our kitchen table without having to endure the circus of taking little ones out to eat at night. There are also bakeries nearby (complete with donuts and pretzels), & places that sell pizzas, donors & more. We even found a grocery store close by, which made eating at-home that much easier.

Proximity to Sights/Transportation:
The apartment is convenient located & it is possible to walk to attractions. The apartment is just one stop away from the main train station & also close by to the underground. We found both transport systems easy to navigate and they offered (mostly) lifts which worked with strollers. We also took advantage of the Koln Welcome Card which provided free transport & discounts on attractions & food.

The Owner:
Alex was professional, polite, informative and efficient. We communicated via e-mail and I felt very confident with her directions and our booking. I would book from her again and would stay here again.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback. I appreciate your time and I am happy that you had a great time. The location is really the best one in Cologne.

See you next time. Alex
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NOT WHAT WE EXPECTED

  • 2 of 5
Good

- location. See other reviews.

Bad

Kitchen:
- no hot water i the kitchen, you need to boil it if you need it;
- no microwave, no dishwasher in the kitchen;
- kitchen comfortably fits only 2-3 people. Fourth person can barely squeeze in;
- nothing is modern about it - fridge, stove, kettel, plates etc. are old.

Bath:
- tankless water heater is capable of producing only tiny stream of worm water - you can't fill hot tub, it gets cold too fast;
- the shower curtain is too short and too small - can't take shower without spilling to the floor;
- there is no lock on the bathroom door!

Bedrooms:
- there are only four comfortable beds. There are two more bets, but they are horrible.

There is no internet in this apartment. There is only tiny portable TV.

Our train arrived to Cologne early in the morning, and we were told to pick up the keys in the restaurant downstairs when we arrive. We found that that restaurant opens only few hours later.

There were six of us, including kids - as you can imagine, we were not able to sleep comfortably, cook/eat comfortably, take a shower or bath.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I cannot believe that exactly you coming from Russia where you are not able to answer the emails because in your town there are electricity black outs, exactly you that asked for a reduction of the price. YOU are now complaining about the apartment. Why don t you tell that you arrived at 7 am? Why dont you tell that you reached me on the phone immediatley and that I arranged the keys for you within 15 minutes? Why dont you tell that the bathroom has hot water for 6 persons having a shower! Why dont you say that the bathroom is very modern with led lamps? If there are no keys, cannot you just knock at the door? Do not know how to articulate yourself? We do not like to have locks in the bathroom as once someone got sick and we had a lot of trouble to open the door. Yes, there is no hot water in the kitchen, we cannot change the house for you. We do have a system to boil water though and I have done it all my life and the other guests do it also. Sorry, not all the houses in Germany have dishwashers. And sorry if the TV was not big enough for you. You can buy a modem for very little price and you can have internet as the reception is very good. You are saying that 4 persons have nice beds but 2 beds were "horrible", my God, thanks for that. I tell you one thing Russian guest, we do have many russian guests that keep on coming and we are pretty booked up. The house is very well located, clean and has everything an average person may need, and it is extremely affordable. I feel sorry for you as you only see your reality and you hurt other s peoples feelings writing reviews that are not fair and do not represent the reality. This review is your reality, the way you see the world through your eyes. You do not appreciate the good things you had an how inexpensive your stay was. I call this unfair play. Thanks for that and do not forget to enjoy life as we do have only one.
The kitchen is small but you have a big living room 24 sqm, where you can have at leat 10 persons, so be fair and next time play a fair game.
Alex
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Cologne City Center - Walking distance to Cathedral, old town, fair, Mediapark. Lift
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Cologne (Koln) North Rhine - Westphalia
5

GOOD LOCATION/CLEAN/GREAT COMMUNICATION

  • 5 of 5
I booked this apartment for my brother and some friends (a married couple). I have been to Cologne several times, but they were visiting Cologne for the 1st time. This was the 1st time I reserved a vacation rental online so I was bit concerned about the whole process. I was therefore very pleased with the timeliness and accuracy of Alex's communication. Below are details I found important prior to completing the transaction:

- There are no hidden fees. The quoted price includes cleaning fees, utilities, towels, linen, and overnight tax
- There is no security deposit but a full pre-payment is required to confirm the reservation
- The check-in time is flexible if no one rented the apt the previous night
- Alex is willing to be somewhat flexible with the price if you have a multiple night stay
- Payment can be made via PayPal

After confirming the reservation I found out the following:

- The check-in & check-out process was quite simple (Alex has a very thorough list of items to help a renter)
- All the necessary appliances will be found at the apt
- The apt is a bit more spacious than I thought

My brother and friends we very pleased with the stay. They described it as "excellent " and "highly recommend it to others."

The only issue I had with Alex is that we needed to break-up our stay b/c we'd arrive in Cologne and then travel to Italy for several days prior to returning to Cologne. As I tried to negotiate price on the both stays, one of the days was confirmed by another party, and I had to find different accommodation for one night. I don't blame it on Alex (she's running a business), but I'm letting you know so another renter doesn't quibble over a few Euros. I recommend the apt and appreciate the professionalism of the owner.
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Cologne City Center - Walking distance to Cathedral, old town, fair, Mediapark. Lift
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p776746
Cologne (Koln) North Rhine - Westphalia
5

GOOD LOCATION/CLEAN/GREAT COMMUNICATION

  • 5 of 5
I booked this apartment for my brother and some friends (a married couple). I have been to Cologne several times, but they were visiting Cologne for the 1st time. This was the 1st time I reserved a vacation rental online so I was bit concerned about the whole process. I was therefore very pleased with the timeliness and accuracy of Alex's communication. Below are details I found important prior to completing the transaction:

- There are no hidden fees. The quoted price includes cleaning fees, utilities, towels, linen, and overnight tax
- There is no security deposit but a full pre-payment is required to confirm the reservation
- The check-in time is flexible if no one rented the apt the previous night
- Alex is willing to be somewhat flexible with the price if you have a multiple night stay
- Payment can be made via PayPal

After confirming the reservation I found out the following:

- The check-in & check-out process was quite simple (Alex has a very thorough list of items to help a renter)
- All the necessary appliances will be found at the apt
- The apt is a bit more spacious than I thought

My brother and friends we very pleased with the stay. They described it as "excellent " and "highly recommend it to others."

The only issue I had with Alex is that we needed to break-up our stay b/c we'd arrive in Cologne and then travel to Italy for several days prior to returning to Cologne. As I tried to negotiate price on the both stays, one of the days was confirmed by another party, and I had to find different accommodation for one night. I don't blame it on Alex (she's running a business), but I'm letting you know so another renter doesn't quibble over a few Euros. I recommend the apt and appreciate the professionalism of the owner.
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Cologne City Center - Walking distance to Cathedral, old town, fair, Mediapark. Lift
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p776746
Cologne (Koln) North Rhine - Westphalia
5

SCHÖNE WOHNUNG, SEHR GUTE KOMMUNIKATION!

  • 5 of 5
Die zentrale Lage der Wohnung ist hervorragend, sie ist gut ausgestattet, sauber und machte einen äußerst gepflegten Eindruck.

Hervorheben muss man aber die sehr freundliche, unkomplizierte und stets hilfsbereite Kommunikation mit der Vermieterin per Mail. Sie war eine sehr große Unterstützung.

Wir werden diese Wohnung definitiv noch öfter buchen; sie ist uneingeschränkt zu empfehlen!
Björn St.
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Cologne City Center - Walking distance to Cathedral, old town, fair, Mediapark. Lift
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Cologne (Koln) North Rhine - Westphalia
Moscow, Russia
5

LARGE AND COMFORTABLE APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
We stayed there twice. 4 people at first and 3 at the next time. It has a good location. It's clean and quiet. A lot - more than enough - towels and bed linen. It has well-equipped kitchen. My friends will stay there this autumn. I think it's the best place in Cologne for a company or a couple because of the price, location and so on. Thanks to Alex.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Cologne-Bonn
Nearest Train
100 Metres
HANSARING, 15 minutes from Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
A57, A3, A1
Nearest Barpub
1 Metres
There is an italian bar/restaurant doBar Celentano
Nearest Restaurant
1 Metres
Car: not necessary

Welcome dear guests!

Cologne is situated on the centre-west part from Germany. You are in the middle of Europe, in less than three hours you will find yourself in one of the popular European cities like Paris, Amsterdam, Luxemburg, Brussels. The cities of Düsseldorf and the ex-capital of Germany, Bonn are within 30 minutes distance. There is a direct connection with Cologne-Bonn airport and the metro station Hansaring is only 100 meters away from the apartment.

The Cologne Fair is only two train stations away, 5 minutes drive. Easy connection to Düsseldorf and Bonn Fairs.

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Availability & Rates

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Mar 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
1 night minimum stay
€50
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Fri,Sat,Sun
€350
 

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Notes * Ausnahmen zum Standardpreisen: Messen, Feiertagen, Sonderanlässen. Preise nach Anfrage
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Amenities

Cologne (Koln) Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Sofa Bed
  • Laundry Soap
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Dialup Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badezimmer 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , LED lamps, very nice feeling.
  • The design bathroom has an interesting lighting effect. The LED lamps are very pleasant on the eyes. Which have been imported them from Italy and give a great effect. The kitchen is fully equipped. Coffee, tea, pull out, spices, are for the guests free of charge. The apartment is very bright, with double glazing, good soundproof. There is also a lift for your convenience.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , We can mover around the beds according to your needs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , We can mover around the beds according to your needs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , We can mover around the beds according to your needs
  • We can accomodate the beds according to your needs. We do have a separate matress in case you have little children or babies. Each room is equipped with a bed or sofa-bed . Everything is modern and functional. This apartment has character, I've paid attention to detail and functionality. Each room has a desk, writing lamps, office chair, sofa, wardrobe or clothes rail, mirror, enough options.
Entertainment:
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
The apartment is free from carpets, there are only small mats. The apartment is very clean (it was very important to me to get rid of the carpets). Especially when many different people use the facilities it was the right decision. And besides, it looks great!
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