Good hotel, close to local amenities and the Rhine
Posted Sep 7, 2015
We chose Hotel An Der Philharmonia due to its convenient location, being close to local Restaurants, bars, shops and the Rhine (ideally situated because we'd booked to go to an outdoor gig at the Rhinepark), and the hotel has a good overall star rating.
We arrived on an unusually hotter day than normal for the time of year - around 30 degrees C on the Sunday before August Bank Holiday Monday! The hotel unfortunately does not have air-conditioning, and with our room being on the top (4th) floor, it was quite stuffy. Fortunately, there was a standalone air cooler in the room that was running, and we opened up the windows to cool ourselves down. It is for this reason only that we did not give Room Comfort and Hotel Facilities a five star rating. We'd asked for a quiet room, and that's what we got, being light sleepers. We had breakfast at the hotel, which we enjoyed, thanks to the variety and quality of food available. The hotel staff were friendly and courteous, which is one of the main reasons why we would be happy to stay there again, and recommend the hotel to anyone looking to stay in Cologne, or as a base from which to take day trips, being as the railway station is nearby.