Smarty Cologne City Center Hotel

ex. Meininger Hotel Koln City Center - Hostel

Engelbertstrasse 33-35, Cologne, Germany, 50674  show map
 3 stars
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Smarty Cologne City Center Hotel

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Snack bar

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Elevator

Overview

The 3-star Smarty Cologne City Center Hotel provides ideal lodging in old Cologne. The hotel was opened in 1965, renovated in 2006 and is housed in a 6-storey building.

The central location in Neustadt Süd district of Cologne offers an easy access to Volksgarten Park, Lanxess Arena and Cologne Cathedral . The city center lies within 2 km from the venue.

Nearby points of interest include a synagogue, a museum and a cathedral.

Smarty Cologne City Center Hotel is within a 20-minute drive to Cologne/bonn airport.

Rooms

This property has 52 guestrooms including dormitory room, small single room and classic twin room appointed with a work desk, cable television, heating, a kitchenette and an in-room safe. The bright rooms feature the garden view. They also have en suite bathrooms with towels and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the dining area every morning. The property is located near an underground station, just about 100 meters from Cafe Wahlen and Gate to India serving a wide selection of dishes.

Services

The hotel offers bicycle rental services on site.

Relax

Such sports activities as cycling and billiards are provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   52.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Elevator
  • Vending machines
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Mountain biking
  • Cycling
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Children's facilities

  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Washing machine

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Kitchen

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Smarty Cologne City Center Hotel Cologne location
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Hotel Address:

Engelbertstrasse 33-35, Cologne, Germany, 50674

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City Center
  • Cologne
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Central Station Cologne
    1.1 mi
  • Cologne Central Station
    1.1 mi
Underground stations
  • Zülpicher Platz underground station
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • El Gato (cuisine: Mexican)
    300 ft
  • Cafe Wahlen
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    52

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Rooms and availability

Smarty Cologne City Center photos Room
Small Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:TV
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Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Standard|Room

Smarty Cologne City Center photos Room
Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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    • Shower
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
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Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|Quadruple Room

Smarty Cologne City Center Location

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What's nearby

Places of interest

  • Hahnentor am Rudolfplatz1000 ft
  • Saint Aposteln1700 ft
  • Neumarkt Square2300 ft

Convention centers

  • Gloria2000 ft

Amusement

  • Crazy Ball2700 ft

Theaters

  • Kinder Präventionstheater1400 ft

Underground stations

  • Zülpicher Platz700 ft
  • Zülpicher Platz underground station700 ft
  • Zülpicher Platz Underground Station700 ft
  • Rudolfplatz Underground Station1000 ft
  • Rudolfplatz1000 ft
  • Mauritiuskirche underground station1400 ft
  • Mauritiuskirche1400 ft
  • Mauritiuskirche Underground Station1400 ft
  • Dasselstraße/Bf Süd1700 ft
  • Moltkestraße Underground Station1700 ft
  • Moltkestraße1700 ft
  • Bahnhof Sud Underground Station1700 ft
  • Bf Süd underground station1700 ft
  • Barbarossaplatz underground station2000 ft
  • Barbarossaplatz2000 ft
  • Barbarossaplatz Underground Station2000 ft
  • Neumarkt2300 ft
  • Neumarkt underground station2300 ft
  • Heumarkt Underground Station2300 ft
  • Heumarkt underground station2300 ft
  • Neumarkt Underground Station2300 ft
  • Friesenplatz Underground Station2700 ft
  • Friesenplatz2700 ft

Local attractions

  • Cologne Cathedral 5300 ft
    Domkloster 3, Cologne
  • Museum Ludwig1.1 mi
    Bischofsgartenstrasse 1, Cologne
  • Chocolate Museum1.1 mi
    Am Schokoladenmuseum 1a, Cologne
  • Roman-German Museum 1.0 mi
    Roncalliplatz 4, Cologne
  • Historische Senfmuehle1.1 mi
    Holzmarkt 79 - 83, Cologne

Near the hotel

  • Kathe Kollwitzmuseum2300 ft
    Neumarkt 18 - 24, Cologne
  • Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst3200 ft
    Universitatsstrasse 100, Cologne
  • Oper Municipal Theatre 3700 ft
    Offenbachplatz, Cologne
  • Hellers Volksgarten4000 ft
    Volksgartenstrasse 27, Cologne
  • Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum3100 ft
    Cacilienstrasse 29-33, Cologne
  • 4711 Eau de Cologne / Kolnisch Wasser/ 4711-Traditionshaus3700 ft
    Glockengasse 4, Cologne
  • Stadtgarten3900 ft
    Cologne, North Rhine-WestphaliaGermany

Restaurants nearby

  • El Gato300 ft

    Address: El Gato, Engelbertstr. 31a,

    71% likes this, based on 8 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican

  • Cafe Fleur400 ft

    Address: Lindenstr. 10

    56% likes this, based on 39 reviews

  • Ginti Indische Restaurant800 ft

    Address: Handelstr 33
    Phone: 004922199029466

    75% likes this, based on 42 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: USD 14 - USD 24

  • Cafe Wahlen400 ft

    Address: Hohenstaufenring 64

    85% likes this, based on 35 reviews

  • Serithai700 ft

    Address: Schaafenstr. 63
    Phone: 0221-231969

    61% likes this, based on 34 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai, Asian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    52

Hotel Awards

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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best 3 Star Hotels in Germany

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Smarty Cologne City Center Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Smarty Cologne City Center

Average guest rating

6.4out of 10
Good
Based on 321 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    5.0

    I liked how close it was to all the clubs.

    I didn't like the area it was in. Parking was horrible. The rooms were tiny, dark and smelly. The bathrooms were disgusting. If you are sitting on the toilet, you were not able to close the door. The bathroom clearly had mel-due all over everything. The entire hotel smelled like cigarette smoke even though it was a non-smoking room building. There was no hot water! Personally I believe the hotel was way over priced for what was given. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    Clean and basic rooms, self contained with a shower, very good value. Friendly staff

  • Single
    5.4

    Staff was super-friendly.

    Too much $$$ for a hostel and way below the standard of other Meininger hotels.The room was dirty and the mattress needs to be replaced.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    Very good hotel with nice staff and qualitative services. Good Meal. Good location. 10 points out of 10!

  • Family with children
    10.0

    This hotel/hostel was great value for money and was in a great location. I would recommend this to all who want a budget hotel in a great location. Rudolfplatz is the nearest tram stop and it took about 5 minutes to walk there. There is also a McDonalds, kfc, Starbucks and other places to eat and drink in the Rudolfplatz area. Would definitely chose the Meininger hotel if I went back to Cologne.

  • Single
    9.2

    Rooms though tiny are much better looking and decorated than what you would expect for a Hostel. I got a deal price. Staff is young and speak English. Free wifi in your room. Lots of backpackers and young travellers but worth a stay even for business travellers on low budget

  • Family with children
    6.6

    Die Lage ist perfekt.

    Die Zimmer sind viel zu klein und spartanisch eingerichtet

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    it locate at a quiet place, traffic is convenient and easy to find. nice staff and the room is clean...

    the internet is unstable sometimes.

  • Single
    7.0

    I liked the position, really close to the city centre and I liked 24h reception. Inside the Hotel there is a Kitchen , a laundry, Internet access and a Bar, so it's perfect for even along staying

    The lift is very noisy and loud

  • Group of friends
    3.2

    They ignored my e-mail that we would arrive 1 day later (that they had positively answered) and reserved our room to another guest. However they tried hard to fix their mistake and they did. The room was dirty, not even close to what I've seen in the picture before reservation. There were 2 towels for 4 beds. Some of the stuff was great, some was rude. One blanket had blood stains. Good location. Mixed feelings.

  • Family with children
    6.6

    Cheap price, clean but very small room. Breakfast is cheap!

  • Single
    8.2

    If you're on a budget and looking for good value for money this is the place for your you, it's clean, welcoming and functional. What I'm saying is it's not a romantic city break hotel. A city break with your mates? Great, otherwise may be choose elsewhere. All said i've stayed hear a number of times visiting friends in Cologne and will be back soon.

    No complaints really. I'd say avoid breakfast, have an extra hour in bed then eat out at the numourous cafes nearby. Not a complaint, just saying I've had better breakfasts.

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    Good location, nice staff, clean, would stop there again.

    All good

  • Single
    7.4

    Cheaper than the other hotel as messe hold

  • Single
    9.2

    A very cool energetic place.

    The elevator was quite loud - I could here the mechanisms running it from my room every time it was used (several times a minute until late into the night, resuming early in the morning). They should really get that fixed so that it is more quiet.

How to reach hotel

hotel Smarty Cologne City Center Hotel Cologne location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Engelbertstrasse 33-35, Cologne, Germany, 50674

Get directions
City Center
  • Cologne
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Central Station Cologne
    1.1 mi
  • Cologne Central Station
    1.1 mi
Underground stations
  • Zülpicher Platz underground station
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • El Gato (cuisine: Mexican)
    300 ft
  • Cafe Wahlen
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    52

Hotel Awards

GermanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCologneSmarty Cologne City Center

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best 3 Star Hotels in Germany

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