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.

  • Meeting rooms 9 
  • Conference space 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 88 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Express check-in 
  • Concierge services 
  • Express check-out 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Computer station 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Garden 
  • Health club 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Number of floors - 11 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 8 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5920 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Wedding services 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Year Built 1872 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 550 
  • Sauna 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 

Family Friendly Amenities

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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

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

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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