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Excelsior Ernst Hotel

1,513 reviews
+49 221 2701

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
Child Care

Grand Hotel with a Central Location

Premium Hotel and Location

This grand hotel provides superior service to every guest, creating a delightful and unique experience. The regal property offers a first class hotel experience to pamper every guest. It is located near the Cologne Cathedral and Cologne Station, giving it a perfect central location to get out and discover the city.

Dine, Relax, and Experience Cologne

When you’re hungry, visit Hanse Stube, the award-winning gourmet restaurant . The French cuisine is infused with local influences to create a unique dining experience. Dine on poached turbot or breast and leg of pheasant. For some Asian dishes, visit Taku, where you can enjoy some sea bass or Hamachi. In the evening, get cozy and comfy at the Piano Bar. Listen to soothing piano music while you sip an Ernst 63 or other signature cocktail.

To burn off some stress, visit the fitness room. Features include stepper, bicycle, crosstrainer, treadmills, and strength training equipment. After your workout, head over to the sauna, Turkish bath, or relaxation room.

Located right next to the Excelsior Hotel Ernst is the Cologne Cathedral. This majestic cathedral will amaze you as you take a guided tour and learn about its history. For more beautiful architecture, visit the Romanesque churches, which include 12 elaborate churches with breathtaking stained glass windows and delightful architecture.

For some fun with the whole family, visit the Kolner Zoo. Discover many types of animals, including monkeys, birds, big cats, elephants, and lemurs. Listen to experts give lectures on interesting zoo-related topics or just take a guided tour.

Elegant, Comfortable Rooms

Nothing describes the rooms at Excelsior Hotel Ernst quite like the word elegant. The décor is rich in color and grand furniture. While other hotel rooms like those at Hyatt Regency Cologne may provide the same comfort, only rooms at Excelsior Hotel Ernest are spacious, bright, and majestic. Plus, each room is individually furnished to create a unique experience in every residence. Room amenities include connection to adjoining rooms, flat screen TV, pillow menu, pay movies, separate sitting area, in-room childcare, and hypoallergenic bedding.

The Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a truly opulent hotel for your trip to Cologne, Germany, you must choose the Excelsior Hotel Ernst. Each room is decorated differently, but they are all beautiful and breathtaking, which perfectly mirrors the grandness of the nearby Cologne Cathedral. With a convenient location, you can get out and explore the city with ease.


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Trankgasse 1-5, Domplatz
Cologne, 50667
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User Highlights
"Right across from the Cathedral" "Right across the street from the cathedral"
99% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
100% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
"Impeccable attention to detail" "Lovely welcome on arrival"
98% found the staff to be very friendly.
80% said the reception staff was great.
"Luxurious bath room" "Luxurious experience"
100% thought the hotel was luxurious.
89% said it was a stylish hotel.
"Luxurious bath room" "Beautifully appointed rooms"
87% thought rooms were spacious.
For only 69%, the bathroom was ok.
"We really liked the breakfast buffet" "Sumptuous breakfast"
79% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Portable heater without noise" "Air conditioner perfect"
87% thought rooms were spacious.
87% said the beds were comfortable.
"Spacious hallways" "Lovely decor"
75% thought the building was wonderful.
69% said the architecture was not spectacular.
"No internet" "Great WiFi"
67% said the wifi quality was bad.

Good to know...

Wonderful sightseeing
Train station is close
Friendly service
Great reception
Expert Reviews
In spite of increased competition, notably from the Hyatt Regency, Cologne's longtime prestige hotel continues to hold its own as the premier address in Cologne.
Lonely Planet
Plushly furnished rooms overlook the majestic Cologne cathedral. If that doesn't wow enough, perhaps a meal at the Michelin-starred restaurant will. Breakfast costs €32.
Rough Guide
A member of the Leading Hotels of the World group, it’s recently been refurbished with a conservative but up-to-date ambience, a brace of restaurants and a Riesling-themed wine bar.
Hotel Information
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Spa or Sauna
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 1:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: EUR 80.0 per day
  • Parking Fee: EUR 27 per day
  • Pet Fee: EUR 30 per pet, per night
  • Airport Shuttle Fee: EUR 65.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Breakfast Fee: EUR 34 per person (approximately)