About this listing
Beside a small park the new renovated (September 2012) flat is located in the third floor (USA 4th floor, no elevator) to the inner green courtyard (very silent at night) of this old "Gruenderzeit-house" (2,90 m ceiling height). From the central station you walk 9
minutes, to the next underground (Ebertplatz) and to the river Rhine it is only 3 minutes, to the Cathedral (Dom) 12 minutes.
All shops for the daily needs are very conveniently situated: around the street-corner you find 2 bakeries (also open on Sunday morning) a kiosk (open daily until 21:30), a small grocer's shop and a laundry/dry cleaning store and restaurants.
Within 3 minutes you reach the lively and popular areas of "Eigelstein" and "Agnesviertel" with lots of bars and restaurants and supermarkets (Rewe, open Mo-Fr from 07am until midnight, Sa until 10pm).
To the new combined ice rink and swimming pool (with sauna) "Lentpark" you walk ca. 10 minutes.
The flat is fully equiped with tv, free wifi (DSL 50.000), a kitchen unit including a Nespresso-machine and bedlinen and towels. There is one bed in 160 x 200 cm and a bed couch in 140 x 200 cm. You can also have an addtional babybed
(Hauck Reisebett Dream'n Play 60x120 cm). A washingmachine and a dryer are in the cellar (with tokens, which you can get by me).
The main station (Köln Hbf) you reach within 10 minutes (walking distance), the next tram station is „Ebertplatz“ (lines 12 and 15, 16 and 18).
You can park your car in the Clever Str, but only where the park begins and on the following side. You get the tickets (€ 4.- per day and available for up to seven days) in the machines. Right in front of the house it is very expensive (one hour for € 2.- maximum 4 hours). You can rent bicycles from „Radstation“ (in front of the main station, Breslauer Platz - (email hidden)), € 10 per day, 3 days € 20.-, 7 days € 40.-
My friend Thomas, who offers also apartments in the same house (since Sept. 2011 with airbnb) will manage your requests. If available you could rent three flats in the same house.
Normally Thomas will give you the keys personally, if not possible you will get them in the kiosk at the street corner or at the neighbour (living in the ground floor).
Flexible check-in check-out: if there is no direct booking before or after your reservation, an early check-in or a late check-out would be possible according to a special agreement. Normally the check-in is from 12:30 pm and check-out until 11 am). Very late check-in (after 09 pm) would be also possible according to a special agreement.
Interaction with Guests
easy and convenient communication via email or mobile phone
The apartment is located in the low traffic road "Clever Str." between the streets "Thürmchenswall" and "Theodor-Heuss-Ring (the airbnb map is not precise) very central but quiet in the quarter "Kunibertsviertel". All the touristic hot spots can be reached by walking. Nearby you find the vibrant quarters "Eigelstein" and "Agnesviertel" with lots of bars, restaurants and supermarkets. Take a very nice walk along the riverside to the old town (Altstadt).
The main station (Köln Hbf) you reach within 10 minutes (walking distance), the next tram station (U-Bahn) is „Ebertplatz“ (lines 12 and 15, 16 and 18), 3 minutes from the apartment
From airport Cologne/Bonn (CGN): take the train (DB): S 13 oder RE in direction city (Köln Hbf), every 20-30 minutes, duration 15 minutes, please buy tickets (Tarif 1b) in advance at the automat, when you buy a ticket for 4 travels you have to validate them. There is usually a lot of controlling.
From airport Dusseldorf (DUS): the train (RE) to Cologne main station (Köln Hbf) takes ca. 40 minutes
You can park your car in the Clever Str, but only where the park begins and on the following side. You get the tickets (€ 4.- per day and available for up to seven days) in the machines. Right in front of the house it is very expensive (one hour for € 2.- maximum 4 hours). You can rent bicycles from „Radstation“ (in front of the main station, Breslauer Platz), € 10 per day, 3 days € 20.-, 7 days € 40.-
Other Things to Note
Inside the flat you find an information sheet for wifi access, next supermarkets, manuals etc.
Hier ist Wohlfühlen angesagt, daher ist Rauchen in der Wohnung untersagt. Man kann aber in Ruhe im begrünten Innenhof rauchen (Aschenbecher vorhanden). Danke fürs Verständnis!
Please do not smoke inside. There is a possibility in the inner courtyourd (with ashtray). Thank you for your understanding!
The apartment is well located for all of cologne's key sights. The apartment was fully equipped and welcoming. Thomas welcomed us on arrival and gave us lots of helpful info on the local area. I'd definitely recommend this apartment, a great find!
Very cute studio apartment!! Feels very large. Great neighbourhood, I loved the park on the corner with the pond. Close enough to everything. I walked everywhere and didn't bother with a transit pass. Very pleased!
My impression about this apartment and host is very positive. The apartment was clean and it looked exactly as in pictures. It is very large and close enough to everything. I walked everywhere.
My stay at this apartment was fantastic! Everything was ready when we checked in. The apartment was clean and it looked exactly as it was described and shown in the photos. However, since there is no elevator, people with heavy luggage should consider their ability and mobility before making a reservation.
Renate & Thomas provided timely information. We had a great stay in Cologne.
Great location, wonderful host and the apartment had everything we needed. Clean and comfortable.
The appartment had everything we needed for a city trip: two comfortable double beds (one sleepcouch), kitchen and table for have breakfast, good shower, and good coffee;)
Thomas, the owner, is very kind and flexibel. Flexibel, because my friend was sick on monday. So we asked if we could shift our stay one day later, and still having the two nights that we booked. That was now problem for Thomas, without extra charge.
Furthermore Thomas gave us some recommandations for food and beers in the neighboorhood. We went to the bar/restaurant around the corner, called Max Stark. Very good!