You'll be enjoying our cool and bright "Garden Room" - in a typical 19th century Rhenish house, a true oasis in the green. Have your breakfast in the living room, or, weather permitting, on a terrace outside! Relax in a quiet, safe, homey place. Or explore lively Cologne… you're in a location with truly excellent connectivity! Jog in the nearby park; play Ping-Pong, or sip on a cappuccino cross the street; enjoy typical Cologne or ethnic food away from the tourist crowds; walk to downtown!
Late check-in (arrival after 22:00 at our door) will be charged with € 20 the first night; this cash payment is due the day after your arrival.
Included in your price are 5% Kulturförderabgabe ("bed tax" to the city of Cologne) on your whole stay, as well as 19% Value Added Tax (VAT) – both are paid out of the money transfer we receive from Airbnb. Orange88 is an insured and registered business, licensed to operate in Cologne, we comply with all local laws.
We will not accept bookings for unaccompanied guests under the age of 18. If in doubt, we will need proof with a valid document, showing the birthday. Even if you were referred to us by individuals, other hotels or hosting sites, we ask that you book directly through Airbnb.
We can wash your laundry for € 8 a load; we'll operate the washing machine, and hang your clothes to dry (without warranty for discoloration, damage, shrinking, or stain removal)!
We ask for a key deposit of $88 (kept by Airbnb until the day after you leave) due our custom-built Swiss lock (in the entrance door) as its keys cannot be copied, and the whole lock-set may need to be replaced in case of lost keys.
Again, this is a non-smoker, pet-free, private property! If you absolutely need to smoke, please not on our grounds, but only *curbside* on the street!
Conscious about our environment, we recycle and careful use resources, specifically water and electricity! We kindly request that you remember we pay for utilities, perhaps at a much higher rate than you yourself would, in your own place. Turn off lights when leaving your room and close the doors to keep the temperature while we heat!
We ask that you respect our privacy in the upstairs floors/rooms where we reside, and not enter any other rooms than the bathroom. If you need to see us, you have a phone number where to reach us anytime 24/7, or ring the bell.
Despite of the fact that we only rent one room, perhaps there may be, from time to time, friends staying in our private guest room upstairs. Please be conscious of this fact while using the bathroom. We'll be happy to introduce you to anyone staying in our house!
Lastly, if you could take off your shoes and use the house-shoes provided when moving around the house, that would be much appreciated!
We are people of good will, and trust you are the same! All of us here at Orange88 will strive to make your stay in this house a most enjoyable one!
Shirley and Wolfgang are a multi-cultural couple who've lived in several countries. We speak English (with an American accent) as well as Chinese-Mandarin, French and German.
We love to eat the eastern and western way, travel and explore. We're fond of German Riesling wine and honey from all over the world.
The idea to host came after having stayed at a Parisian Airbnb of a dear friend. Now, after over 100 travel parties, we still appreciate personal life stories from guests, like the community feeling of Airbnb, and the exchange of life experiences–with folks of good will–from all over the planet.
The listing is Wolfgang's family home built in 1893, with additions in 1920, so she is a quirky and special lady!