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Excelsior Ernst Hotel

1,541 reviews
+49 221 2701

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
Child Care
This luxury family-owned 5-star hotel dating from 1863 is the only member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World' group in Cologne and offers award-winning cuisine plus beautifully appointed guestrooms with a free minibar, which is re-filled daily. Located directly opposite famous Cologne Cathedral and just a two-minute walk from Cologne Main Station, it combines style and elegance with a sense of tradition and modern innovation. For dining, guests can choose from authentic East Asian cuisine served in the Michelin-starred taku restaurant, or innovative regional French cooking at Hanse Stube restaurant. A delicious daily afternoon tea is served in the comfort of the lobby and winter garden, while the Piano Bar offers a large variety of drinks, cocktails and cigars to a background of live piano music. All 140 guestrooms and suites feature classic d?cor and elegant furnishings and come with marble-style bathroom with bathrobes, air conditioning, international satellite TV with pay channels and free Wi-Fi. All rooms also feature the digital concierge service Suitepad. The hotel's well equipped sauna and fitness area is exclusively for guests' use.
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Trankgasse 1-5, Domplatz
Cologne, 50667
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User Highlights
"Excellent restaurants" "Right across from the Cathedral"
98% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
100% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
"Impeccable attention to detail" "Friendly helpful staff"
99% found the staff to be very friendly.
81% said the reception staff was great.
"Luxurious bath room" "Spacious hallways"
94% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
100% thought the hotel was luxurious.
"Luxurious bath room" "Beautifully appointed rooms"
85% said the beds were comfortable.
86% thought rooms were spacious.
"Luxurious linen" "Portable heater without noise"
85% said the beds were comfortable.
86% thought rooms were spacious.
"We really liked the breakfast buffet" "Superb breakfast selection"
71% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"No internet" "Great WiFi"
67% said the wifi quality was bad.

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Wonderful sightseeing
Friendly service
Great reception
Friendly atmosphere
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)