This retro-futuristic boutique hotel offers a trendy home office in Cologne - 25hours Hotel The Circle

Ever since the pandemic swept across the world, more and more people have been made to work from home. For those with spacious layouts, it’s a dream come true. But for countless others, cramped quarters make for limited workspace.


Factor in partners, children, or roommates, and there’s little room to work with. Working from home isn’t comfortable if you don’t have a proper workspace. If you’ve set up shop on your dining room table, or even use your ironing board as a desk, or there’s simply no way to wall off private space for yourself, 25 Hours Hotels offers the perfect solution to your dilemma.

Think of it as a rent-an-office space though with much cheaper rates. You get the peace, quiet, and connections you need to work from home away from home. With home office rooms, 25 Hours Hotels have thoughtfully designed space that makes taking care of business a breeze. 


With locations in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich, Vienna and Zurich, you’ll be able to claim your own working space. It’s so much more than just a room though. There are amazing benefits to setting up an office in a 25 Hours Hotel near you too.

Exterior of the former insurance company building, opened in 1966, now 25hours Hotel The Circle.

What You Get When You Rent Your Office Space at 25 Hours Hotels

Instead of roughing it in your small home space, find your freedom to truly be productive with a home office away from home. When you stay at 25 Hours Hotels, you get great benefits for just 50 EUR per day or 200 EUR Monday through Friday at special low rates!


- A real workspace

Yes, an actual desk and suitable chair await your arrival! Bring your laptop, your sketchbook, or whatever else you need to work with. Everything else is here for you to use in your hotel office room. 


- High-speed Wi-Fi

Stop struggling to share the router with your family or housemates! Now you can get super-fast connectivity within your own personal home office room.


- Stay caffeinated

Start your workday off right with a Nespresso coffee maker and Samova tea, conveniently offered in your rental office room space!


- Set your own mood

In each home office room, you’ll find a UE Boom Bluetooth speaker. Bring your favorite playlist and rock out while you work. 


- Creature comforts

With a bathroom stocked with toilet paper and a pet-friendly room, you can make it feel just like home, only better. 


- Take a proper break

Schindelhauer Bikes are also available to all guests at the 25 Hours Hotels. Check out the city. In Munich, Zurich’s Langstraße location, Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Hamburg’s Harbour Office, you’ll have them waiting for you in certain rooms.

With all these perks, it’s little wonder why 25 Hours Hotels are becoming the next hottest thing. Plus, at these all-time lowest rates, there’s never been a better time to try it out! I wish I would have 25 Hours hotel as my home office these days and here is my answer why. 

Cologne Cathedral and Great St. Martin Church are just few minutes away from 25 Hours Hotel The Circle. 

Rewind to summer 2019, when I was visiting my boyfriend over in Rotterdam. My journey from Bangkok wouldn’t end there as we decided to hit the road in grand fashion, taking a trip around Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg. While in Germany, he’d mentioned he knew Cologne quite well. The bustling and trendy city center was something he insisted I see, along with the biggest gothic cathedral in the world.

From Luxembourg, we headed to Cologne where we entered the 25 Hours Hotel The Circle. The limited parking didn’t phase us. We found parking at another building in front of it for a mere 20 euros. When we walked into the lobby, complete with a slatted circular display above the desk, the check-in staff was incredible. We got a free upgrade to a bigger room with a view of Cologne Cathedral!

Let’s go back to the design a bit. It’s a funky futuristic setting in the Friesenviertel District. Spacious main areas reflect the vibe of the youth of the city, playful and charismatic. The rooms echo this sentiment with imaginative concepts that beg to be discovered. 

We booked a "Large" room with modernist details like a bowl sink and backlit circular mirror. It was comfortable yet sleek with an interesting design that revealed the bed from the bathroom through the slatted wall. We appreciated the welcome gift of differently colored sock pairs that had the same playful vibe as the hotel, the sleeping mask that said, “Don’t you dare,” and an array of stickers and postcards adorned with cool quotes. 

All interior items have been designed exclusively for the hotel.

There’s no closet to speak of, though there are stylish hangers to let your wardrobe hang free and ready for you when it’s time to change. 

The onsite restaurant, Neni, offers a garden retreat setting with hanging plants over the tables that give an earthy vibe. Boldly contrasting with the brightly-painted chairs, the floor-to-ceiling windows illuminate the place with sunshine. Neni is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, creating a cool cafe vibe that even locals want to enjoy. The service is top-notch too!

Restaurant NENI on the 8th floor with a unique view of Cologne Cathedral.

Fancy a bit more sunshine? There’s also outdoor seating. But the best part? Champagne at no extra charge! The food was fantastic too. They serve all different kinds of eggs, even Shakshuka, an Israeli-style egg dish where the eggs are poached in a vibrant tomato sauce. We also adored the 3 different types of hummus – beet, turmeric, and classic. 

In the evenings, head back to that wild lobby which doubles as a dance floor. There’s a DJ playing fresh beats and the little typing machines make for a bit of special fun, especially after a few cocktails.

On the ground floor of the 25hours Hotel you can sit and listen to the authentic sounds of vinyl in their Record Store.


With 25 Hours Hotel in Cologne, it was all those little unique yet thoughtful touches that made our experience so memorable. The friendliness of the staff from hotel through restaurant, the cool designs, the youthful and energetic vibe…it all played into making it something we’ll always remember. 

The 25 Hours Hotel elevator (on the right) is on the Top 10 list of the most instagrammable spots in Cologne.

Book your stay directly with  25hours Hotel The Circle
Price Range: €120 – €250 per night

Location: Im Klapperhof 22-24, Altstadt-Nord, 50670 Cologne, Germany

Tel:  +49 221 162530


All images are taken by Thitiphol Owen Charoensri