Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly Cologne hotel in Old Town, near Wallraf-Richartz-Museum


Located in the center of Cologne, this family-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Schnuetgen Museum and Wallraf-Richartz-Museum. City Hall and Alter Markt are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has a full-service spa and a health club. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 88 rooms feature thoughtful touches like free minibar items and bathrobes, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, free bottled water, and hair dryers.

Renovations & Closures

The hotel will be renovating from 17 August 2015 to 14 September 2015 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Select guestrooms
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Hotel Im Wasserturm features a health club and a sauna. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 5-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 5920 square feet (550 square meters) include conference space. This luxury hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, spa services, and a terrace. Guests can use the indoor pool, outdoor pool, and health club at a partner hotel. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) is offered to guests. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Hotel Im Wasserturm is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Computer station 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5920 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 550 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Garden 
  • Health club 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 9 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 11 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 9 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Sauna 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Terrace 
  • Total number of rooms - 88 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 1872 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Minibar (stocked, free items) 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Slippers 
  • Turndown service 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Dablju W - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Himmel un Aed - This restaurant serves dinner only. Open select days.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Spa Services

Atelier Beaut has massage/treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible parking 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 59 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Parking height restrictions apply


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • A 5 percent city/local tax will be charged
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The city of Cologne imposes a culture tax (Kulturförderabgabe) of 5%. Business travelers may be exempt from this tax and need to contact the hotel for further information or ask the hotel at check-in. Guests can contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 28 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 35 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 25 per day
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 25.00 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 20 per pet, per night
  • Pet deposit: EUR 20 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 59 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

National Rating

Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Germany. This property is rated 5 stars.

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