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Holiday Inn Express Cologne - City Centre

Hotel Class
3 out of 5



4.2 / 5Very Good
693 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    14 min walk
  • Restaurant
    4 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Em Tröte-Eck
    4 min walk
  • Airport
    Cologne (CGN-Cologne - Bonn)
    12 min drive

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+64 9913 4658
  • Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

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    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Located in Cologne's Innenstadt neighbourhood, Holiday Inn Express Cologne - City Centre is in the city centre and near a metro station. Alter Markt and Cologne Cathedral are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Claudius Therme and Cologne Zoo. Check out an event or a game at LANXESS Arena, and consider making time for Aqualand Freizeitbad am Fuhlinger See, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hotel's convenience for public transport: Poststrasse U-Bahn is 4 minutes by foot and Severinstrasse U-Bahn is 8 minutes.

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Neumarkt - 11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Haymarket - 14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Wallraf-Richartz-Museum - 15 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Chocolate Museum - 17 min walk
  • Popular Location
    City Hall - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Poststrasse U-Bahn - 4 min walk
  • Cologne Süd Station - 16 min walk
  • Cologne (CGN-Cologne - Bonn) - 12 min drive


  • Wunderbar — 4 min walk
  • Em Tröte-Eck — 4 min walk
  • W dʌblju — 4 min walk
  • Kaffeeprinzen Rösterei und Koffeinbar — 4 min walk
  • Wilddieb — 5 min walk

About this property

Holiday Inn Express Cologne - City Centre

3-star Cologne hotel in Innenstadt, near Wallraf-Richartz-Museum
A bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and self parking are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, dry cleaning and a 24-hour front desk. All 323 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and LED TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include pillow menu, hairdryers and safes.
Holiday Inn Express Cologne - City Centre offers 323 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. A pillow menu is available. 43-inch LED televisions come with satellite channels.
Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.



Check-in between 3 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Payment types

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax is imposed by the city of Cologne. Business travellers with proof of business-related travel are exempt from this tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A 5 per cent city/local tax will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: EUR 18 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: EUR 18 per night
  • Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front-desk safe
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Computer station


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Pillow menu


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • 43-inch LED TV
  • satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

Very Good

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3 - Okay
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Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Loved how clean and well maintained the room was; breakfast has a good variety and good food quality Location is within walking distance to transportation Staff are friendly

Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Nice, clean hotel not too far from the centre, easy 15 minute walk. Friendly, helpful staff. Only downside was it can get a bit chaotic at the breakfast buffet but overall a great value base for a stay in Cologne.

Stayed 3 nights in Oct. 2019


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    Stayed 4 nights in Oct. 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

    OK for a short stay

    Tiny, very warm room, average breakfast. The hotel offers a free drink (200ml of beer) instead of having the room cleaned, which is a great environmental initiative but this clearly isn’t always communicated to the cleaning staff as when we opted for this, we still got the knock for room service (which we declined). Another great initiative is to not put unnecessary toiletries in the room but offer them at reception if required. However, it’s not environmentally friendly to place everything in a plastic wrapper AND a cardboard box. Location ok - certainly nothing special around the immediate area but handy for the u-bahn. About a good 20 min walk to the station otherwise. Overall, fine for a couple of nights.

    Stayed 2 nights in Sep. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Enjoyable stay

    Really enjoyable stay. Nothing to fault. Staff were very good. Room was comfortable & very clean. Good location. Lots of choice at breakfast. Also ate in the restaurant. Lovely food. Especially the desserts!

    Stayed 3 nights in Sep. 2019

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