The Marriott Cologne is one of the finest 5 star hotels in town! I stayed here with my sister for just 1 night and really enjoyed the hotel in this beautiful city. The hotel is located in the center of Cologne within walking distance of the major sightseeing spots. The cathedral is only a 5 minute walk and all the shops are nearby.
The reception area is quite spacious and is elegantly decorated. The front desk staff was very friendly and accommodating! Everything was done with a smile and check-in went smoothly. They will give you all the information you need without being “over the top”. I really liked the different seating areas and bars.
We stayed in an executive room which gave us access to the executive lounge. The room itself was a very large room with a very comfortable lounge chair. The bathroom had a tub, toilet and single sink. Slippers and bathrobes are available. The toiletries were of a good quality. Everything in the room was clean and well maintained. There was so much space that we could bring the whole family! Oh, and the beds were great!
The thing I liked most about the Marriott Cologne was their Executive Lounge! One of the nicest I have ever seen with a great selection of snacks, candies and non-alcoholic beverages. During the evening, free cocktails and spirits are offered at no additional charge. In fact, I saw a lot of people having “dinner” at the lounge! There are indeed lots of yummie food options!
We had dinner at their restaurant, a French Brasserie. Although it is decorated in a totally different style, we liked the decoration. It kind of felt we were in a ski resort J The food was of a good quality and staff was great!
Before we were going to bed, we visited the (small) spa area. It is located on one of the lower floors. The fitness area is large! Lots of working-out options. They also have a bio and a traditional sauna. Again, everything was really clean and well maintained.
The next morning we had breakfast. It was a buffet style breakfast and loved every bite! The Marriott Cologne is a great 5 star hotel in a very good location. I do recommend paying a little bit extra for the Executive Lounge, you won’t be disappointed!