Cologne Hotel suggestion please

Sep 3rd, 2004, 09:43 AM
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Cologne Hotel suggestion please

I've seen suggestions for hotels in Cologne (close to the train station), but they are all more than 100 euros, that't much too costly for my budget.

Does anyone know of lodging below 70 euros for a double room.

I only plan on being there one night to catch a flight in the morning. I don't need anything fancy, 2* hostels/pensions are fine as long as it is clean and close to the train station area.

Has anyone been to such lodging in Cologne?
Thanks for your help in advance.
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Sep 3rd, 2004, 10:26 AM
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The Ibis at the train station frequently has specials with rooms under 100 euro. Have you checked the Accor web site? It's actually in the train station, you can't get closer than that.
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Sep 3rd, 2004, 03:18 PM
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My records show I stayed at Hotel Europa am Dom -- a good bet if the Ibis is full. Very near the station and the cathedral, quiet, clean, not very big. Perhaps now they have a web site?
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Sep 3rd, 2004, 04:02 PM
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We stayed at the Central am Dom last October - 2-3 blocks from the train station, and around the corner from the Dom. Internet shop across from the Dom.
Great buffet breakfast...

<> www.hotels.de
Hotel Central am Dom 79E

<> www.bookings.org
Hotel Callas am Dom 65-70E
Hoher Strasse 137

Hotel Amsterdam 69-75E
Ursulastrasse 4-8
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Sep 21st, 2004, 01:40 PM
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Travelnut, if you're reading this, can you explain how hotels.de works please?

I looked up "Central am Dom," and four rates are given. The relevant double rates are

"Bestprice Rates:
Average Price Per Room/Day: 60,00E
Rate Description: Internet best price
Room Description: Double Room - Best
price
Catering: breakfast included"

and

"Average Price Per Room/Day: 85,00E

Rate Description: Special rate
hotel.de
Room Description: Double Room -
Special rate
Catering: breakfast included"

Do you know why one is 25 Euros more than the other?

Thanks.
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Sep 21st, 2004, 02:14 PM
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I don't know about that... I booked thru the Comfort Hotels site but I can't find the same hotel on that site now. and my rate was 105E for a twin in 2003.

But I've seen rate 'tiers' like that before, sort of like AAA/AARP, Corporate, etc. Maybe you have to prepay the cheaper one to get that rate.
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Sep 21st, 2004, 02:17 PM
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It means BOTH rates are available..take the one that suits you best.
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Sep 21st, 2004, 02:23 PM
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Well obviously I'm going to take the 60 Euros rate if that's available -- just wondering if there's a catch somewhere.

Thanks very much!
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Sep 25th, 2004, 12:20 PM
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Hi, I just reserved a room at "Central am Dom," but I was surprised the confirmation came through without my having to put in my credit card number. Does this sound right?

Thanks.
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Sep 25th, 2004, 05:43 PM
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You could call and ask if they need your c.c.# for that confirmation - someone at the desk will speak English (if you need them to do so).
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Sep 28th, 2004, 03:12 AM
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Thanks Travelnut. I called the hotel directly this morning and they found the reservation. I didn't bother giving my cc number.

When I booked my hotel in Ruedesheim yesterday, the woman also didn't take my cc number.

Maybe it's the German way of doing business. Of course I intend to honor my reservations.

Also, so far my hotels in Germany are much cheaper than I've booked for Lisbon and Seville (about half price). I'm surprised by that, but maybe I'm too late for the bargains in the other two cities.
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