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Live from Cologne

Hit the lights and roll the cameras: Ruby Ella is live from the Capitol in Cologne. Built on the site of the studio that once hosted Germany’s most popular talk shows, Ella’s roots are well and truly star-studded.

From polished chrome and neon signs to microphones and musical instruments, our design harks back to those heady days, while plush fabrics and smooth curves recall the Capitol’s theatrical beginnings in the 1950s.

Come on in and take a look around…

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Ruby Ella is cashless

Say goodbye to rummaging for change and counting out coppers – just tap your card for cocktails, coffees and tasty Italian-inspired snacks at our 24-hour bar.

Save water, drink cocktails

Help us save water by swapping your daily room clean for a freshen up every three days and have a drink on us. Just ask a host.

Check-in & check-out

Check-in is from 3pm. If you arrive early, we're happy to look after your bags. Check-out is at 11am. Just drop your key card at the bar and we'll email your invoice.

Lean Luxury

So you can enjoy a stylish, city-centre stay for less, we've scrapped needless extras like room service, and focused on the things that really matter.

Relax at our 24/7 bar

Combining 90s glitz with 50s glamour, the 24-hour bar hints at Ella's past life on air – take our signature cocktails for a spin, try the local tipple, or catch a live gig.

Galley for all your needs

You'll find free tea and an iron on floors 1-4, plus a Maxi Bar selling everything from drinks and snacks to umbrellas and toothbrushes.

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Enjoy our breakfast

Our tasty, locally sourced breakfast buffet is served in the bar every morning, along with bottomless barista coffee or organic tea. Tuck in to fresh fruit and superfood cereals, along with wholegrain bread and a delicious selection of meats and cheeses. Our local favourite is halve Hahn. Beautifully simple and incredibly moreish, this combo of rye bread, cheese, mustard and gherkin will set you up for the day. And – contrary to the name – there's not a chicken in sight.

Didn't book breakfast? No problem. We'd still love to see you there. It's €24, which we'll charge to your card.

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Take a look around

Discover all the Lean Luxury features in your room.

  • A powerful rainfall shower to help you wake up or wind down
  • Aromatherapy Ruby Care products packed with soothing essential oils
  • Dimmable lights for every mood
  • An extra-large pocket-spring bed with luxury linen and oversize duvets
  • Blackout curtains and top-notch soundproofing for some serious snoozing
  • A Marshall amp, so you can plug in your playlist or stream Ruby Radio
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Game on

Prepare to elevate your Mondays with Game On at our hotel bars. Let our collection of vintage board games awaken your inner child as you challenge friends or make new ones over a round of timeless classics. Grab your favourite drink, find a cosy seat, and let the games begin.

Can't join us on Mondays? No worries. Our games are available for play every day of the week. Simply let our host know that the Game’s On.

Our location

Ruby Ella's a five-minute tram ride from Cologne's main station. From there it's a 15-minute hop by S-Bahn to the airport.

Hohenzollernring 79-83
50672 Cologne

+49 221 999 936 40

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