Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg

KadettenstraßeBergisch Gladbach51429Germany
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About Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg

The majestic Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg offers historic seventeenth-century charm, enchanting castle architecture, sumptuous décor and breathtaking views over the city of Cologne.

Choose from eighty-six rooms and thirty-six suites offered in five different architectural styles at Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg, each elegantly furnished with a selection of views.

Hotel features comprise a full-service spa offering treatments, a sauna and pool, stunning meeting rooms, a lavish ballroom for up to three hundred guests, and cutting edge technological features throughout.

Dine at your choice of two restaurants and a lobby bar on-site, including Vendome for gourmet German cuisine, or Trattoria Enoteca for Mediterranean fare with an extensive wine list.

Don't miss nearby favourites like the adjacent Bergische Museum of mining, crafts and trade, Cologne Cathedral, the Chocolate Museum, Museum Ludwig, Hohenzollern Bridge, the Praetorium, historic Old Town and other attractions of Cologne, all within a twenty-two minute drive of the doorstep.


Kadettenstraße, Bergisch Gladbach, 51429, Germany
Telephone: +49 2204420 | Fax: +49 220442888 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bell service
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Doctor on site
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Hypoallergenic rooms
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath / Hammam
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Enchanting, Lavish Location

This impressive mountainside castle, previously used as a boarding school, military hospital and refugee centre, was renovated in 1997 into the current luxury hotel it is today. The drive onto the grounds is breathtaking while the lobby is magnificent upon entry.  Just a stroll to Bensberg, with views over Koln and a twenty-two minute ride into Cologne, you won't miss out on things to do here. The spa is popular among both locals and guests, so book in advance if you can. The on-site dining options are a must, especially Vendome, which ranks annually among top world restaurants. The breakfast selection is extensive and usually includes champagne.

Exceptional Staff

Service will soar above and beyond your expectations here, with staff regularly going out of their way for your comfort. Most speak English, offer to do little extras, and ultimately make you feel like royalty.

Luxurious Rooms

Spacious and elegant, rooms include marble bathroom fixtures, free minibar treats, plush robes, thick towels and complimentary slippers.

Negative Reviews

Noisy Spots

While most rooms are remarkably silent, some have a tendency toward noise. Back-facing units may experience more rowdy event attendees, for example. Some also hear air traffic from the nearby airport all night.

Some Rooms not the Best

Rooms in the main building seem to differ significantly from those in annex facilities, and some feel the size and atmosphere lacked in theirs. Get clarity at booking.

You'll Need a Car

While travels within Bensberg may be an easy stroll away, Cologne is at least a twenty-minute ride via car or tram.  Not much of interest lies in the closest vicinity, which is a residential neighbourhood - although the homes are lovely.You'll Need a CarWhile travels within Bensberg may be an easy stroll away, Cologne is at least a twenty-minute ride via car or tram.  Not much of interest lies in the closest vicinity, which is a residential neighbourhood - although the homes are lovely.

Rating Overview

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9.1 out of 10 based on 1827 reviews