Ruby Ella Hotel in Cologne: Arrival, stay, bar & Co! – The big hotel check

Ruby Ella in Cologne – Sophisticated designs, a prime location, friendly staff and unique flair in a class of its own! This is how the new Lean Luxury Hotel Ruby Ella in the media metropolis Cologne can be described. Here you can find out how our editor fared during her stay there – from check-in to the room to breakfast the next morning. Ruby Goes Late-Night – Welcome to Ruby Ella!

Ruby Ella Hotel: Arrival & Location

We all know it: the day at the office was long, the hour-long train ride tiring and the suitcase heavy. The Ruby Ella is not only centrally located. It was also easy to get here, both by car and by public transport.

Address: Hohenzollernring 79, 50672 Cologne, Germany

The hotel is somewhat hidden in the courtyard of the former Capitol. Not far away: the city centre, as well as the popular Belgian quarter. Absolute plus point: the quietness at night despite the proximity to bars, clubs & co – beauty sleep is guaranteed here!

Our experience at Ruby Ella: Arrival, stay & Co!

Even the first view of the property is convincing. The building was designed by architect Christoph Ingenhoven. The absolute eye-catchers here are the almost 100 trees and shrubs, which are planted offset on the façade of the hotel, as well as on the roof – a concept by landscape designer Enzo Enea.

Stunning design: sustainability meets entertainment

As soon as you arrive in the reception hall, you are immersed in the world of late night entertainment – trendy café, cosy bar and modern self-check in included. While the neon signs and cosy vintage furniture are reminiscent of the nostalgic charm of the late-night shows of the 90s, the high ceilings and concrete walls give the hotel an urban charm in a class of its own.

Shortly through the entrance area, and I was already at the reception or bar:

Self Check-In: How it works

I was especially impressed by the self check-in. After I was greeted in a friendly manner, I only had to leave my contact details (with the most modern touch screen of course). Since I did not use a daily room cleaning, I was also directly issued a voucher for a free drink at the bar and printed my room card. And all this in only 2 minutes. In short queries, the young ladies and gentlemen of the hotel staff were always with advice and smile on the lips to the side.

See for yourself how quick and easy the self check in at Ruby Hotel is:

By the way: Just as unproblematic was my check-out later. Simply throw the card in the box provided for this at the reception and the journey home can start.

Spacious & bright rooms with urban flair

Once checked in, I went straight to the fourth floor. If you want to enter the colorful world à la ‘Ruby goes Late Night’, you can choose between five room categories.

  • NEST Room (17 sqm)
  • COSY Room (18sqm)
  • LOVELY Room (19sqm)
  • WOW Room (28 sqm)
  • LOFT Room (32 sqm)

The rooms also have a great feel-good factor – they are furnished in typical Ruby Ella style: cosy, urban and yet with a touch of vintage. The windows are large and allow you to wake up to sunshine in the morning. The walls are painted in bright white and the floor is made of solid oak. Absolute eye-catchers here are not only the respective design highlights above the bed, but also the glass rain shower in the middle of the room.

The furnishings are of high quality, each room is lovingly decorated and the interior design is impeccable!

Delicious breakfast in the morning

To start the day right, the Ruby Ella Hotel offers a balanced breakfast with buffet, freshly squeezed orange juice and a variety of coffee specialties. Whether hot cappuccino, small espresso or latte macchiato with oat milk – everyone will find something here! In a relaxed atmosphere you can start your morning and plan your day.

Conclusion: Full marks for the Ruby Ella!

The Ruby Ella in Cologne – A hotel in a class of its own! The central location allows the proximity to cafés, bars, clubs and shops and the staff is friendly and always concerned about the well-being of the guest. While early risers can enjoy aromatic coffee and a colorful breakfast buffet, the bar delights in the evening and at night with a variety of delicious cocktails and long drinks.

Here is a summary of our experience:

  • Central location
  • Night rest despite city centre proximity
  • Friendly staff
  • Comfortable and high quality furnishings
  • Very good breakfast menu
  • Variety of cocktails
  • Extra plus: Stunning interior design

The Ruby Ella proves that functionality can also be combined with clever design and a great deal of comfort, delighting not only business travellers and commuters, but also families and holidaymakers.

Our rating: 5 / 5 stars!

London, Munich, Vienna & Co: The Ruby Hotels

With a total of 11 hotels, the Munich-based Ruby Group is positioned throughout Europe. Whether Düsseldorf, London, Munich or Vienna – each hotel reflects the character of each city in its own individual way. Each time, the hotel chain’s innovative Lean Luxury philosophy is at the forefront. Space and costs are saved for both guests and companies through the use of the latest technologies, digitalisation and clever space optimisation.

Here you will find the Ruby Hotels:

  • Düsseldorf
  • Frankfurt
  • Hamburg
  • Cologne
  • Munich
  • Vienna
  • London

Workspace, bar, rooftop & co – there’s never a dull moment at Ruby Hotels: