The view from the Inner Circle rooms is of the impressive courtyard at the centre of the historical 1950s rotunda. The futuristic, open-plan rooms with uncovered concrete ceilings are furnished to 25hours standards: High quality beds for an excellent night’s sleep, free high-speed Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speakers.

The well-lit Outer Circle rooms are designed in light colours and warm wood tones. Equipped with a spacious desk, the rooms offer plenty of room for creative work. The highlight of these rooms are the open-plan bathrooms: from some rooms, you can catch a glimpse of Cologne Cathedral when you are having a shower.

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 or the past. 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.

38-43sqm in size, the Extra Large rooms offer exceptional space for longer city breaks or trips for small families. Equipped with a filter coffee and tea selection, 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 bath or rain shower head is an inviting place to relax.

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 and a filter coffee and tea selection. 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.

The Circle

Panoramic view of Cologne: characterised by the spirit of the '60s and future utopias

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. 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.

ready for relaxation.

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.

seek & find.

In the lobby of the 25hours Hotel The Circle you can browse the 25hours things shop. 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.

louder, harder, stronger.

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.

Parking

A limited number of parking spaces are available at the hotel.  Cost per day: EUR 17

Public transport

The Friesenplatz underground station (U3, U4, U5, U12, U15) is located in the immediate vicinity of the hotel.

Contact

25hours Hotel Cologne The Circle
Im Klapperhof 22-24
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

Rooms


Medium Inner Circle

The view from the Inner Circle rooms is of the impressive courtyard at the centre of the historical 1950s rotunda. The futuristic, open-plan rooms with uncovered concrete ceilings are furnished to 25hours standards: High quality beds for an excellent night’s sleep, free high-speed Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speakers.

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

Medium Outer Circle

The well-lit Outer Circle rooms are designed in light colours and warm wood tones. Equipped with a spacious desk, the rooms offer plenty of room for creative work. The highlight of these rooms are the open-plan bathrooms: from some rooms, you can catch a glimpse of Cologne Cathedral when you are having a shower.

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

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 or the past. 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
  • king-size bed (180cm) or twin beds (2x90cm)
  • free high-speed Wi-Fi
  • air conditioning
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • rain shower head
  • Smart TV
  • FREITAG or canvasco bag for use during your stay
  • Schindelhauer bikes for rent
  • free minibar

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 filter coffee and tea selection, 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 bath or rain shower head is an inviting place to relax.

  • 38-43sqm
  • King-size bed (180 cm)
  • filter coffee & tea selection
  • kettle
  • most have a sitting area
  • bathtub
  • free high-speed Wi-Fi
  • air conditioning
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • rain shower head
  • Smart TV
  • FREITAG or canvasco bag for use during your stay
  • Schindelhauer bikes for rent
  • free minibar

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 and a filter coffee and tea selection. 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)
  • filter coffee & tea selection
  • kettle
  • sitting area
  • free-standing bathtub
  • free high-speed Wi-Fi
  • air conditioning
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • rain shower head
  • Smart TV
  • FREITAG or canvasco bag for use during your stay
  • Schindelhauer bikes for rent
  • free minibar

Restaurants & Bars

NENI Köln

Opening Hours

Mon – Sun 12pm – 3pm / 5pm - 11pm

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Monkey Bar

Opening Hours

Sun - Thu 5pm - 1am
Fri + Sat 5pm - 2am

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Co-Working Café

Opening Hours

Mo - Fri 9 - 17h
Sa - Sun 11 - 17h

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Venues & Ideas

The 25hours Hotel The Circle is situated just a few minutes' walk from Cologne's city centre in the spectacular rotunda of the former Gerling insurance company. The design of the hotel is based on a retro-futurism theme, and this extends to the event venue in the annexe which provides room for up to 100 people. Bare concrete ceilings provide a raw industrial charm, whilst long windows ensure lots of daylight and fresh air.State-of-the-art conference technology and free high-speed WiFi provide the perfect basis for private events, conferences, workshops and festivities. The facilities are ideal for any conceivable event.

Venues

25hours hotels are not merely ‘off the shelf’; they are tailored to each location. Sometimes cool, sometimes colourful, sometimes nostalgic, sometimes mundane – 25hours hotels offer not only bed and breakfast but plenty of entertainment, surprises and fun, too. The possibilities in the areas of Meetings, Incentives, and Events are as diverse as the hotels themselves. Whether it’s a Moroccan picnic, a yoga session or a stop on a sailing trip, give your next event that extra something and offer your guests, clients and business partners an experience they won’t forget.

Ideas

Articles

From Street to Plate

Jane Anderson chats to Nuriel Molcho about his family’s thriving restaurant business NENI and its kaleidoscopic Israeli street food

The Power of Water

In the heart of Hamburg’s St. Pauli district is the Millerntor Stadium, home to the St. Pauli football club. Come summertime when the team is resting, art takes over the stadium. And furthermore, art with a serious purpose and a huge sense of fun!

On the Crest of a Wave

From Düsseldorf to Tokyo, the 15-year-old German Celine Dornick is dominating the global rapid surfing competition circuit, one city wave at a time

Too good to go

Food wastage is as much a part of our everyday lives as bread and butter – alarmingly so. Around a third of perfectly good food is regularly thrown away in Europe alone. The Too Good To Go app is designed to put an end to this by making it easy for suppliers and consumers to save food.

Saluti! The Taste of Bella Italia—Bottled in Hamburg.

Why wait for the perfect travel conditions? 25hours Hotels partnered with Nordcraft and Si Puó Fare Bio to bring a taste of summer right to your own backyard with two COMPANION aperitivos.

Hotelier with Heart and Soul, 25hours a Day

The Science of Scent

Subtle and seductive, the aroma molecule Iso E Super was created in a laboratory in 1973. In 2006, the master perfumer Geza Schön bottled it pure to create Molecule 01 — a fragrance that fast gained a cult following the world over. Many more scents later, COMPANION visited Schön at his Berlin apartment and lab to get a whiff of the chemistry behind his ‘anti-fragrances’, and glean his take on the wellness industry’s obsession with nature (hint: it’s overrated).

The Tastes of Tel Aviv

Haya Molcho and her sons, the family behind eatery empire NENI, have written a new cookery book about the people of Tel Aviv and their culinary histories. And it has recipes too. The most important ingredient? Friends with whom to share what you make.

Coworking Cosmos

Werner Aisslinger is one of Germany’s most sought-after designers. He talks to COMPANION about the new 25hours Hotel The Circle Cologne, analogue places in a digital world, and working in the bathtub.


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