Ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great family hotel clsoe to Bahnhopf.Posted Nov 20, 2013
Pros: Staff were very accommodating and helpful, clean quiet rooms and fabulous breakfast.
Cons: Nothing. Everything was top notch.
Location: About a 10 minute walk to train station along easy to negogiate streets. Able to walk to all the sights and shops. and a number of good restauarants.
We founn this to be an excellent choice for our stay in Koln. A family run hotel close to all the sights and the train station too. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms were spacious, well servieced and very quiet.
for Everyoneby Robert from Lafayette, CO
Highly recommend the Buchholz...Posted Nov 4, 2013
Pros: Small, quaint family run motel nearby major Cologne attractions. On a quiet street always from the noisy, crowded parts of the city.
Cons: Wi-Fi on top floors.
Location: Cologne Cathedral, Chocolate Museum, Rheine River, shopping, quite a few Kolsch brew houses.
The Buchholz is a great choice to stay if you wish to be close to major attractions in Cologne and the train station. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from the station. The staff are very friendly, attentive, and speak English/German. The included breakfast has a variety of foods from cereal/fruit/yogurt to German meats and more. Wi-Fi works well on the main floor and not so much on the top floors. The rooms are small compared to US hotel rooms but they're very functional and designed for sleeping/showering vs. spending a lot of time in the room. The rooms don't have AC from what I can tell and the heat is radiator. Again makes sense as this is an old building. The elevator again is small by US standards but functional for 1 person/luggage or just 2 people. But it all works nicely. I would highly recommend the Buchholz to anyone - you won't be disappointed.
for Everyoneby Mike from New Rochelle, NY
Good hotel in ColognePosted Oct 2, 2013
Had a good 2-night stay at this hotel. In a quiet part of the city, about a 10-minute walk from the train station and the Cologne Cathedral. Nice room (quiet); very friendly and helpful staff; excellent breakfast. Had an issue with a loose shower fixture, but it was fixed right away after pointing it out to the front desk. Highly recommended.
for Everyoneby Peter from Sydney
Convenient hotel with a comfy characterPosted Jun 21, 2013
Pros: Close to all the key sites in cologne and a casual feel.
Cons: The walk to the toilet at the far end of the bathroom.
The hotel is in a quiet street within an easy walk to the main station, Dom and corner restaurants. It is also close to the river. The building is 150 years old and thi effects the shape of the rooms etc however the corridors are short and the breakfast room full of character. It's being in a large home rather than a generic 5 star hotel. Room 16 has a little lounge/ work desk and a long narrow bathroom. In general I would prefer it to a chain hotel.
for Everyoneby ISP from Moscow
BuchholzPosted Mar 3, 2013
Great location, helpful staff, quite fast wi-fi internet, absolutely awesome breakfast with a big choice of sausages, vegetables, pickles, fruits, breads, you name it.
for Business Travelersby chris
Posted Jan 28, 2013 on Hotels.com
Excellent experience. Breakfast, service, location, condition. Close to but not in the middle of center city. Convenient to train station, Dom, central city shopping area. A boutique hotel family run. Due to layout, as in all such older small building hotels, the elevator is small and does not stop at every floor because some are half stops. But it is absolutely no problem. Showers were hot and water pressure good. In room telephone did not work. The management attempted a solution for a business conference call.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Good location, but...Posted Nov 21, 2012 on Hotels.com
Great location! Right near the Dome & train station, but even NON smoking rooms smell like smoke!
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for Business Travelersby Dave E
A real find in Cologne!Posted Sep 23, 2012 on Hotels.com
This was my fifth trip to Cologne for the biannual Photokina trade show. I've stayed at a different hotel each time, because I never found one I'd care to go back to. The search is over now, the Hotel Buchholz will be my permanent base of operations anytime I'm in Cologne. The owners and staff are very pleasant, really seem to care that their guests have a good stay. The free breakfast every morning is excellent, with eggs to order, an array of cold cuts, choice of several breads to toast, a half-dozen juices, cereals and fruit. An excellent start to the day and no running around to find a restaurant to provide it. The hauptbahnhof (main train station) is just a 5 minute or less walk away, and the shops and restaurants just a few minutes on the other side. The WiFi/internet is fine most times, although it did slow badly when all the press staying at the hotel got back after their evening dinner meetings and started uploading things. That was the one drawback, but I managed to work through it, and otherwise, I couldn't have been happier. I'll definitely be back!
for Couplesby David from Southern England
Just what we neededPosted Sep 19, 2012
Pros: Cleanliness, great breakfast.
Cons: Those b....y bells
Location: Central for tourist interests
Friendly and helpful staff, conveniently located very near the Cathedral. Super breakfast, reasonably easy parking. No fault of the hotel but a downside was extremely loud local clocks and church bells. We'd certainly stay there again but bring earplugs!