Walk to Trade Fair and Cathedral

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Adolphstraße, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia 50679, Germany

Whether you are travelling to Cologne for a trade fair at Koelnmesse, for a concert in Lanxess Arena, to visit the Christmas markets or simply to explore the city: Our bright, spacious, comfortable and central studio apartment offers an ideal base.

The Space

The apartment comfortably fits two colleagues, two couples, or a family with children. There are two double beds: One in the main room, and the other in a semi-separate alcove connected to the main room. (We do not call it a second bedroom because it does not have a door, but it does afford some privacy.) Upon request, we are happy to set up an additional camp bed in the main room.

Guest Access

Our guests enjoy the comfortable double beds with high quality ergonomic mattresses (sized 140 cm x 200 cm and 160 cm x 200 cm respectively), cable TV, wireless internet, washing machine and cooking facilities. Fresh towels and bed sheets are provided for your convenience. If you are traveling with small children, we are happy to lend you a cot, pram, high chair, sleeping bag, toys, bibs, or whatever else you may need.

Interaction with Guests

We live in the same building and are always available should problems arise, or if you want sightseeing tips. We love languages and are happy to talk to you in English, German, French, Italian or Russian, but if you don't feel like chatting, we'll leave you in peace.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is friendly, pleasant and 100% safe. Playground, restaurants, bars, grocery shops, an organic supermarket and no less than seven bakeries are all within a 200 meter radius of the apartment. Within five minutes, you can walk down to the river Rhine, go skating on the promenade or just hang out and enjoy the view of the Cathedral, which is directly opposite. Within fifteen minutes, you can walk to the Rhine Park, which boasts an adventure playground, cable cars across the river, and a thermal spa (the "Claudiustherme") for the ultimate wellness experience.

Getting around

Getting around could not be easier. "Deutz/Messe (Cologne)" station, about ten minutes walk from the apartment, has direct connections to all major airports. Regular direct trains from Cologne/Bonn airport take only twelve minutes and cost 3 Euros per person.

To get to the Koelnmesse trade fair exhibition center, you can either walk for 12-15 minutes, or hop onto metro line 3 or 4 and get off at the first stop.

To get to Lanxess Arena: just walk. You can see it from the apartment and will be there in five minutes.

The Cathedral, historic city center, Christmas Markets, and many museums are also reachable on foot, within around 20 minutes.

In case it rains or if you are tired, metro lines 1, 3, 4, 7 and 9 are just around the corner (within five minutes walk) and provide affordable transport to most destinations across the city.

Other Things to Note

The apartment is located on the top floor of a beautiful 19th century listed building with a lot of flair but no lift. You'll have to walk up the stairs if you want to enjoy the roof terrace with its sunbathing, citygazing and BBQ opportunities. (The apartment is on the fifth floor if counted the European way (where the ground floor does not count as a "floor"), or sixth floor if counted the American way (where the ground floor is the first floor.)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $599 /week
Monthly Price: $1710 /month
Cleaning Fee: $29
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Prettig centraal gelegen appartement. Paar minuten lopen naar de Lanxess Arena, ideaal om te combineren met een concertbezoek.
    Klein half uur lopen naar de Dom. Netjes en schoon, handdoeken en bedlinnen aanwezig, fijne mensen, kortom, prima prijs/kwaliteit verhouding!

    March 2014
  • Die Wohnung war sehr gut. Kann ich nur weiter

    March 2014
  • Wir waren nun das 2. Mal bei Helen und erneut fühlten wir uns rundum wohl.
    Wir können Helen und diese schöne Wohnung nach wie vor Weiterempfehlen. Für uns die beste Adresse in Köln!!!

    March 2014
  • Sehr schöne Wohnung in zentraler Lage und kurzem Weg zur Messe. Unsere Gastgeber waren sehr bemüht und freundlich. Die Betten waren sehr bequem. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder

    February 2014
  • Die Unterkunft ist wirklich optimal, finde ich. Sie liegt gut, ist günstig, die Vermieter sind super nett und unkompliziert und machen einem das Leben hier sehr angenehm! Es ist sauber, ordentlich und ich hab mich echt wie zu Hause und sehr willkommen gefühlt.

    Vielen Dank Helen und Fergal!

    February 2014
  • Three of us, including a couple, had a comfortable and pleasant stay in this wonderful, fully equipped, bright, warm and airy loft apartment, with a great view and a cute veranda. We instantly felt very welcome as there was even a selection of breakfast snacks in the fridge and cupboard! The 6-storey staircase is for relatively fit people only, but at least it is wide, bright and nicely made. The flat is very close to the airport by direct train and walking distance to the centre of cologne. If I were to change one thing, it would be adding a door to the opening between the bedroom and the living room!

    February 2014
  • The place was very nice, warm, cozy. It was great that the the fridge was stocked as I arrived on Sunday it was a life saver. The host were very nice an informative.
    Must say they stairs was a bit of a challenge, the place is on the 6th floor, so its 12 sets of stairs, It was good to get your daily work out.
    Would stay again.

    January 2014
  • My daughters and I stayed in this apartment whilst on a trip to the Christmas markets in Cologne, it was clean, lovely and warm unlike the weather! It is situated very conveniently for local shops, railway station and a pleasant walk across the bridge to the Cathederal. Helen and Fergal were super hosts, very accommodating. Communication was excellent and they made sure we had everything we needed for our stay, even a lovely selection of groceries for breakfast, very unexpected but very much appreciated. We did struggle with the stairs with all our shopping but i am sure that helped shed a few pounds after all the lovely food we had ( fantastic Mexican restaurant 10 mins walk away) Thoroughly recommended Thank you Fergal and Helen

    December 2013
  • Really lovely stay. Fergus and Helen were both really friendly and had an amazing, spacious clean apartment. Thanks very much guys.

    December 2013
  • Lovely little apartment in a great quiet neighbourhood location only a short walk from the cathedral over the padlock bridge. Yes there are many flights of stairs but it's worth it! Helen is a fantastic host and left us loads of food for breakfast and snacks! I would highly recommend to any friend visiting cologne.

    December 2013
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I am a political scientist at a research institute in Cologne. My husband Fergal teaches English at the uni in Wuppertal. We have a baby boy and a two-year-old and hope to have more children soon.
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