The classy guest room features a private, modern high-end bathroom. You will be in the middle of the city, and yet it is very quiet at night.
If you still have questions, please write me a message before you book.
The apartment is clean, classy, and modern with impeccable details.
The window in your room has a nice view overlooking trees, and a spacious, quiet, urban backyard. It is equipped with a new latex mattress (140cm / 55,12inch), a small desk with a chair, a large wardrobe with a built-in mirror, free WiFi internet, cable TV, amazing fabric wallpaper, and of course fresh white bedclothes, and fresh towels. It has a high-quality hardwood floor, underfloor heating, and electric external blinds.
Your bathroom, also with underfloor heating, is for your exclusive use only.
The house was completed in 2006, and offers premium comfort. The apartment is on the third floor, with an elevator.
You will feel like in a design hotel.
Your room, and bathroom are separated by the entrance hall, and a glass door from the remaining apartment (where I live). No kitchen.
Please note that higher prices may occur during high season ("Karneval", gamescom, CSD, Art Cologne etc.).
Your room is part of a downtown apartment right in Cologne’s lively city center in the midst of high fashion, and designer shops, galleries, markets with fresh, organic products plus the best restaurants, cafes, and bars in the city.
The fabulous "Belgische Viertel" [Belgium quarter] is also only two blocks away.
Right next door you will find exquisite cupcakes, French tartes, great coffee, a "FitnessFirst for Ladies“-gym, and one of the good old corner shops, which we call "Büdchen" where you can buy drinks, sweets, newspapers, cigarettes, etc. until late at night.
Everything you need is literally "around the corner".
Although the apartment is really in the middle of everything it is very quiet, and you won't hear the city life until you enter the street.
If you arrive by plane you can either take a cab (approx. 35,- Euros) or get on the S-Bahn "S13" to Cologne's main station [Hauptbahnhof / HBF] for only 2,70 Euros. The train takes about 15 minutes.
From the main station to the apartment you could either take a cab (max. 8,- Euros incl. tip) or the subway line 5 (2,70 Euros per ticket), and get off at "Friesenplatz" – from there it is only three blocks to my apartment.
Cologne is bike-friendly, and sometimes it can be difficult to find parking in my neighborhood. If you arrive by car there is a safe, commercial parking garage one block away from the apartment. Here you'd pay 2,- Euros per hour, and 12,- Euros per day.
The apartment is in a new, and luxurious building, and most furniture are collector's items. I want you to feel home though, and not like in a museum. However I ask you to treat my apartment as if it was your own. Please understand that there are things to keep in mind when using my furniture, and don't feel patronized when I leave a welcome note that says how to take good care of my home.
Illegal downloads and file sharing are strictly forbidden by law. In case of any such illegal activities and corresponding requests by a lawyer, court, or similar parties I would have to pass on your private data, charges would be pressed, and you would face severe penalties. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Ein tolles Zimmer und eine sehr schöne Umgebung - sehr zuverlässige und nette Gastgeberin
We arrived at Dr. Heike's apartment at 8pm, and saw her just jumped off her bike. She is very charming, smart and humorous lady. The location is marvelous - we can see the beautiful sunset, find lots of place to eat and drink by following Dr. Heike's Big Data!
The bedroom is not a big one, but who will complain such a clean, modern and peaceful place especially it only takes 20 mins' walk to the Dom and of course the shopping centers.
Since we must go to the airport earlier, we didn't have the chance to say bye-bye to Dr. Heike but leaving three uncooked eggs (sorry about that) . The time we had in Koln is a great one and part of it is contributed by Dr. Heike!
Die Lage ist wunderbar und das Zimmer sehr gepflegt und schön eingerichtet. Das Bad ist zur alleinigen Benutzung und Top modern. Heike ist eine ideale Gastgeberin.
Dr. Heike has been a very welcoming host. The apartment is quite tastefully decorated and at a great location with just about every tourist spot/shopping streets and the main station at easy walking distance. All in all had a nice, comfortable stay! Definitely returning! :)
This was my second stay in a year, & like the first smooth & professional from start to finish. Excellent communication, excellent facilities and location.
Tolle Location! Ideal zur Erkundung der Stadt. Schönes kleines Zimmer, luxuriöses Bad, schöne Bettwäsche, schöne Handtücher: mehr braucht man nicht. Heike hat uns alles wissenswerte digital und analog zur Verfügung gestellt.
Vielen Dank, Peter und Conny
Wonderful apartment very close to Friedenplatz and metro to reach dom and Koelnmesse. Very luxury interior and comfortable bedroom and bathroom. One of the best place to stay in Koln, you can enjoy your privacy in a sharing apartment, but it's like you are on your own. Totally recommended and big thanks to Heike for offering such a nice place.
As a traveler myself I am always trying to get a local experience, and not end up in all the tourist places. My background is in motion graphics, and design in general. Today I work as a tenured professor for "Visual Music" at a music academy, and chair the graduate program "Motion Design" at Germany's most renowned film academy.
I read a lot, and practice yoga several times a week, and I have great interest in the arts, music, design, and film. Plus, I am a native "Cologner", and a real foodie, thus you can expect awesome recommendations for breakfast, lunch, dinner – and beyond!
You might also want to check my website for an expanded perspective, to read my official CV, and see my projects: heikesperling[dot]de