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The Circle

At the 25hours Hotel The Circle retro style meets imaginative future utopias.

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The ring of fire

The culinary highlights of the 25hours Hotel The Circle in the middle of the Friesenviertel district in the heart of Cologne

  • Restaurant NENI with an eastern Mediterranean cuisine
  • Monkey Bar with a spectacular view of Cologne 
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Discover our 207 rooms in retro-futuristic style.

  • free high-speed Wi-Fi
  • free MINI hire
  • UE Boom Bluetooth speakers
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Unique design hotel

  • The design studio around interior designer Werner Aisslinger developed a design concept on the theme of retro-futurism
  • playful retro style meets imaginative future utopias
  • listed building
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Let´s spend the night together.


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 UE Boom Bluetooth speakers.

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  • 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

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.

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  • 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
  • Desk
  • 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 26sqm are 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

Culinary Highlights

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.

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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.

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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.

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AT THE CITIES VIBE.

Always a pleasure having such neighbours: The 25hours Hotel The Circle is located in the hub of the Belgian quarter. The centre of Cologne, the scene and shopping metropolis, is just a few minutes walk from the hotel. Little clothes shops by young designers, second-hand shops and clubs and nightlife institutions are located in the Friesen Quarter just a few blocks away from the 25hours Hotel The Circle.

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Night Fever

The fashion, music, and worldly feel of the 1970s disco era captivate imaginations to this day. DJ Nicky Siano was spinning the turntables back then, while the photographer Bill Bernstein prowled the legendary Studio 54. The trailblazers take COMPANION back to an era of glitz, glamour, and hedonism.

The Taste 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.

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Coworking Cosmos

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