4.19km from Praxis Assad ZahranStranded in the nothing near Cologne for a problem with my car, I picked up the first place i could find resembling a pension or hotel. It happened to be the Lorien. Location on one of the main roads, near gas station and Burger King. On the reception a near friendly young man, but totally disinterested about his job. But at least a room was free. I was told immediately: only cash payment and no breakfast. Ok, food you can find and a roof is better then nothing. The lift was functioning, with a bit of "age" noise. The corridor told at first glance to be in need of refurbishing. The room was better then expected from the corridor, Low quality furniture, but all the necessary. Not all that clean, but anyway better as rough places I had to visit before. Walls, here too in need of work. The surprise was the bathroom, the nicest place of this hotel. Conclusion: if you really need a shelter, is good enough. If you want something good, look elsewhere.