The Circle

Panoramic view of Cologne: characterised by the spirit of the '50s and future utopias

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Parking

A limited number of parking spaces are available at the hotel. The public Ringkarree multi-storey car park is opposite the hotel. Cost per day: EUR 19

Public transport

The Friesenplatz underground station (U3, U4, U5, U12, U17) is located in the immediate vicinity of the hotel.

Contact

25hours Hotel The Circle
Im Klapperhof 20-26
50670 Cologne

General contact:
p +49 221 162 53 0
thecircle@25hours-hotels.com

For room reservations:
p +49 221 162 530 255
res.thecircle@25hours-hotels.com

About the hotel

the rings of fire.

The 25hours Hotel The Circle is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the city in a spectacular rotunda in the heart of Cologne. In collaboration with 25hours, the Berlin creative team from Studio Aisslinger, headed by interior designer Werner Aisslinger, developed a design concept on the subject of retro-futurism for the listed building in the middle of the Friesenviertel district. The spacious main hall, in which once upon a time policy holders of the Gerling Group paid their insurance contributions, now has a welcoming café and co-working spaces for stress-free working and relaxing. The 207 rooms are urban retreats with contrasting themes -playful retro style meets imaginative future utopias. At the heart of the 25hours Hotel The Circle are the Restaurant NENI and the Monkey Bar on the 8th floor with a unique view of Cologne Cathedral. 

ride it like you stole it.

We’re absolutely convinced: the best way to explore Cologne is on wheels. That’s why we’re determined to offer our guests the city’s coolest speedsters – like the bikes from our friends at Schindelhauer. Siegfried, Ludwig, Viktor or Lotte will be awaiting the visitor for a leisurely bike tour through the neighbourhood. On board you’ll find a tour map of the most charming routes round the city, curated by bike professionals especially for 25hours. Guests can also explore the area with a test drive on four wheels thanks to our cooperation with MINI. Either select the option when making your booking or just enquire at reception. And if you fancy exploring the immediate neighbourhood on foot, you’ll find all you need in the Jogging Corner.

Rooms


Medium Inner Circle

The futuristic rooms of the Inner Circle are open-plan and have stylish exposed concrete ceilings. Furnished to 25hours standards: With high quality beds for an excellent night’s sleep, free high-speed Wi-Fi and an UE Boom Bluetooth speaker, all the rooms are ideally suited to a short stay in the metropolis on the Rhine.

  • 21-23sqm
  • Queen-size bed (160 cm)
  • free high-speed Wi-Fi
  • air conditioning
  • UE Boom Bluetooth speakers
  • rain shower head
  • Smart TV
  • FREITAG or canvasco bag for use during your stay
  • Schindelhauer bikes for rent
  • free MINI hire

Medium Outer Circle

Outer Circle rooms are designed in light colours with warm wood tones and are completely focused on the retro theme. They are comfortably furnished and offer enough space for a longer city break. From some rooms you can catch a glimpse of Cologne Cathedral when you are having a shower in the open plan bathroom.

  • 21-25sqm
  • queen-size bed (160 cm) or twin beds (2x90cm)
  • free high-speed Wi-Fi
  • air conditioning
  • UE Boom Bluetooth speakers
  • rain shower head
  • Smart TV
  • FREITAG or canvasco bag for use during your stay
  • Schindelhauer bikes for rent
  • free MINI hire

Large

The spacious Large rooms with a minimum size of 26sqmare best suited to longer stays in Cologne. Different themes transport guests to either the future (Inner Circle) or the past (Outer Circle). Equipped with either a king-size bed or twin beds, smart TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi, the Large rooms are impressive with their open-plan layout and attention to detail.

  • from 26sqm
  • queen-size bed (160 cm)
  • free high-speed Wi-Fi
  • air conditioning
  • UE Boom Bluetooth speakers
  • rain shower head
  • Smart TV
  • FREITAG or canvasco bag for use during your stay
  • Schindelhauer bikes for rent
  • free MINI hire

Extra Large

38-43sqm in size, the Extra Large rooms offer exceptional space for longer city breaks or trips for small families. Equipped with a samova tea maker and Nespresso coffee maker, the Extra Large rooms are either futuristic inspired or designed in retro style. A King-size bed ensures a comfortable night’s sleep while the bathroom with freestanding bath or rain shower head is an inviting place to relax.

  • 38-43sqm
  • King-size bed (180 cm)
  • Nespresso coffee maker
  • samova tea maker
  • most have a sitting area
  • most have a free-standing bathtub
  • free high-speed Wi-Fi
  • air conditioning
  • UE Boom Bluetooth speakers
  • rain shower head
  • Smart TV
  • FREITAG or canvasco bag for use during your stay
  • Schindelhauer bikes for rent
  • free MINI hire

Gigantic

For special occasions or longer stays in the metropolis on the Rhine the Gigantic room offers a bit of luxury and extra comfort. At 53sqm, the Gigantic room has an open-plan layout with a comfortable sitting area, samova tea maker and Nespresso coffee maker. Free-standing bath and rain shower head are an invitation to relax and the spectacular view over the roofs of Cologne and the cathedral leaves nothing to be desired.

  • 53sqm
  • king-size bed (180 cm)
  • Nespresso coffee maker
  • samova tea maker
  • sitting area
  • free-standing bathtub
  • free high-speed Wi-Fi
  • air conditioning
  • UE Boom Bluetooth speakers
  • rain shower head
  • Smart TV
  • FREITAG or canvasco bag for use during your stay
  • Schindelhauer bikes for rent
  • free MINI hire

Monkey Bar

The Monkey Bar on the 8th floor of the 25hours Hotel The Circle is an ideal spot for communication. The roof terrace is an inviting place to spend an afternoon, and enjoy the spectacular view of Cologne and the cathedral in a relaxed atmosphere. In the evenings, the Monkey Bar turns into a happening location - loved by locals and travellers alike and popular for its cocktail and long drink creations.

NENI Cologne

Along with the Monkey Bar, NENI on the 8th floor is a culinary highlight of the 25hours Hotel The Circle. The Molcho family’s eastern Mediterranean cuisine awaits you with diverse, exotic flavours and with an emphasis on local products as key components of the dishes. In NENI’s relaxed atmosphere you can share Jerusalem dishes, hummus, falafel etc in Balagan style. Floor-to-ceiling windows and the terrace provide an impressive view of Cologne.

Kiosk

In the lobby of the 25hours Hotel The Circle you can browse the kiosk, offered in collaboration with the Taschen publishing house. The lovingly curated product range extends from unusual illustrated books and magazines to the cosmetics range by Stop the Water while using me to useful everyday products. Here you can find all sorts of little sundries which will bring pleasure to travellers as well as those who stayed at home.

Record Store

Analogue music lovers will not be disappointed by the Record Store on the ground floor of the 25hours Hotel The Circle. Here you can sit and listen to the authentic sounds of vinyl on comfortable leather sofas. The great range of records will delight all music lovers.

Meetings & Events

The separate meetings and events area offers enough space for events with up to 100 people over three rooms. Flexible walls mean that the large Freiraum function room, with a total area of 120sqm can be subdivided into two conference rooms if desired. In addition, two smaller colourful mirrored rooms are ideal for meetings for up to 10 people or as breakout rooms. The foyer is suitable for breaks and has seating booths which enable you to work undisturbed.

Sauna

You can switch off on the 7th floor with a view of the hustle and bustle of Cologne. The spa area of the 25hours Hotel The Circle, inspired by futuristic countryside utopias, is equipped with a sauna and separate relaxation area. The outside terrace is a place to cool down in winter and somewhere to relax on loungers or swings in the warmer months.

Jobs

Thinking, creating, doing - right in the thick of it and not just on the sidelines. Personalities who are looking for a trustworthy job, excluding boredom but including space for development are more than welcome. Conquer cologne together with 25hours and your colleagues, make the difference and celebrate, e.g. the opening, the summer or just that you really rocked another day. Our teams are as colourful and diverse as our hotels, composed of people from all over the world who exchange their experiences to support and motivate each other.  

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