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Excelsior Hotel Ernst The Leading Hotels of the World

1,328 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
Overall Guest Score
"Fantastic surroundings" "Excellent places to eat"
99% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
100% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
"Superb staff" "Excellent table service"
96% found the staff to be very friendly.
91% thought the service was very professional.
"New wing" "Decor is beautiful"
81% thought the building was wonderful.
84% thought the architecture was beautiful.
"Make you feel fabulous" "Luxurious rainfall showerhead"
93% said it was a stylish hotel.
54% criticized the unstylish hotel.
"Everything was calm and tranquil" "Peaceful environment"
87% thought rooms were spacious.
74% said the beds were comfortable.
"Mini bar was great" "Rooms and it was very spacious and comfortable"
87% thought rooms were spacious.
74% were happy with the bathroom.
"The breakfast buffet is excellent" "Lavish breakfasts"
100% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Clean place." "Carpet stained"
Only 55% said rooms were clean enough.
94% thought it was clean.
"Paid for laptop"
52% said the wifi quality was bad.
50% thought it was adequately priced.
"No massage service" "No spa treatment"
57% were unhappy with the sauna.
"There is no swimming pool" "There is no pool"

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Wonderful sightseeing
Professional service
Train station is close
Stylish hotel
Expert Reviews
Old-master paintings, including a Van Dyck, grace this 1863 hotel's sumptuous Empire-style lobby, while Gobelin tapestries hang in the ballroom.
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.
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
  • Internet Fee: EUR 22 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Breakfast Fee: EUR 34 per person (approximately)
  • Airport Shuttle Fee: EUR 65.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Parking Fee: EUR 27.00 per night
  • Pet Fee: EUR 30 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: EUR 40 per night