You'll be enjoying our cool and bright "Garden Room" - in a typical 19th century Rhenish house, a true oasis in the green. Have your breakfast in the living room, or, weather permitting, on a terrace outside! Relax in a quiet, safe, homey place. Or explore lively Cologne… you're in a location with truly excellent connectivity! Jog in the nearby park; play Ping-Pong, or sip on a cappuccino cross the street; enjoy typical Cologne or ethnic food away from the tourist crowds; walk to downtown!
We welcome you to our Orange88 (Bed & Breakfast) home! We’re an international couple, speaking English, French, Chinese and, of course, German. Knowing that your vacation time (or time while on business) is indeed precious; we are happy to help contributing to your great experience of Cologne, one of Germany’s most vibrant cities! Or, should you simply need a quiet time or prefer to be by yourself, we’re happy to oblige.
Location: Our Family House
A “Three Windows House” built in the 19th century, located in the western part of the safe and quiet Nippes suburb of Cologne. We are a bit north of the city center, near the “Green Belt,” a series of parks stretching around Cologne. Great place for relaxing walks, sitting in the sun, or invigorating jogging…
Zoo and Botanical Garden are a good walk away, but can also be reached easily via public transportation. Take a bus from across the street to go swimming or ice-skating! Or, from the Zoo area, take a short ride by aerial tram across the river Rhine for a walk in the Rheinpark, or the place to soak in the hot springs of Claudius Therme.
Servicios y zonas comunes
Two windows offer views from your private bedroom into the court/garden. You may use a shared kitchen as well as the cozy living room of 30 sqm. A private toilet is on the ground floor, the shared bath room–with WC, shower and tub–is located 17 steps away, on the floor above you.
Atención a los huéspedes
The choice of privacy level is yours: Be on your own, relaxing in the ground floor of this unique house, or interact with us. We are enthusiastic about what sights and culture the city of Cologne has to offer—and our Nippes quarter—and would be happy to share our experiences. Our home is your home!
During your stay, we will be at home as well. In case we'll be on vacation, René will be in the house to personally help you.
We rent bikes on a daily use basis, so you can have fun in the sun! For those staying longer, we can arrange for a personalized tour of Cologne in German, English, or Chinese; charges are on an hourly basis with maximum participation of five. We can also consult you on trips to Bonn, Aachen, Münster, Mosel and the Middle Rhine area.
Otros aspectos destacables
Plenty of amenities in your bedroom:
Two comfortable beds with box spring mattresses, feather pillows and covers/duvets, German Kaeppel-branded Satin bedsheets, orthopedic pillows, two wardrobes with plenty of space to store clothes and stuff in two armoires, Wi-Fi (fibre-glass connection), Onkyo iPod Soundsystem with iPhone charger and 10 CDs, computer-controlled Tadoº heating system. Bathrobes in two different sizes with house shoes. Complimentary bottles of mineral water on each nightstand, plus a good-night Pick-Up cookie! Additional blankets are available for you at any time. Enjoy waking up after a quiet, deep and relaxed sleep, right in the middle of a green oasis!
On the ground floor:
Private toilet with fan and sink, shared kitchen (fully equipped) and living room; garden access with terrace; shared full bath (shower, bathtub and WC) accessible by staircase. Shared double living room of 30 m2 with Sony flatscreen TV and radio, coffee table books; dining table is in one room, seating sofa and a massage chair in the other. View of the trees of the playground on the other side of the street.
A personal chair-lift will enable guests—who are unable to climb 18 stairs—to reach our bathroom in a safe and effortless manner!
Fire extinguishers and CO2 alarm devices are installed. A safety key is in the public area for emergency situations. Our neighbor is a medical doctor (general practitioner) in town.
And yes, you couples will be able to say: "There was an elephant between our beds!" ;-)
Late check-in (arrival after 22:00 at our door) will be charged with € 20 the first night; this cash payment is due the day after your arrival.
Included in your price are 5% Kulturförderabgabe ("bed tax" to the city of Cologne) on your whole stay, as well as 19% Value Added Tax (VAT) – both are paid out of the money transfer we receive from Airbnb. Orange88 is an insured and registered business, licensed to operate in Cologne, we comply with all local laws.
We will not accept bookings for unaccompanied guests under the age of 18. If in doubt, we will need proof with a valid document, showing the birthday. Even if you were referred to us by individuals, other hotels or hosting sites, we ask that you book directly through Airbnb.
We can wash your laundry for € 8 a load; we'll operate the washing machine, and hang your clothes to dry (without warranty for discoloration, damage, shrinking, or stain removal)!
We ask for a key deposit of $88 (kept by Airbnb until the day after you leave) due our custom-built Swiss lock (in the entrance door) as its keys cannot be copied, and the whole lock-set may need to be replaced in case of lost keys.
Again, this is a non-smoker, pet-free, private property! If you absolutely need to smoke, please not on our grounds, but only *curbside* on the street!
Conscious about our environment, we recycle and careful use resources, specifically water and electricity! We kindly request that you remember we pay for utilities, perhaps at a much higher rate than you yourself would, in your own place. Turn off lights when leaving your room and close the doors to keep the temperature while we heat!
We ask that you respect our privacy in the upstairs floors/rooms where we reside, and not enter any other rooms than the bathroom. If you need to see us, you have a phone number where to reach us anytime 24/7, or ring the bell.
Despite of the fact that we only rent one room, perhaps there may be, from time to time, friends staying in our private guest room upstairs. Please be conscious of this fact while using the bathroom. We'll be happy to introduce you to anyone staying in our house!
Lastly, if you could take off your shoes and use the house-shoes provided when moving around the house, that would be much appreciated!
We are people of good will, and trust you are the same! All of us here at Orange88 will strive to make your stay in this house a most enjoyable one!