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Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom , Cologne

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Trankgasse 1-5 / Domplatz, Cologne, NW, 50667, Germany

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near Cologne Cathedral
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
Delicious food

Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom , Cologne

from $213
  • Junior Suite
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Suite
  • Superior Room, 1 Twin Bed
  • Executive Suite
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed (Grand)
  • Suite (Cathedral View)
  • Grand Superior Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Classic Room, 1 Twin Bed
  • Classic Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Suite (Excelsior)

What’s around Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom , Cologne


  • In Innenstadt
  • Cologne Cathedral - 1 min walk
  • Romano-Germanic Museum - 6 min walk
  • City Hall - 8 min walk
  • Alter Markt - 8 min walk
  • Wallraf-Richartz-Museum - 9 min walk
  • Great St. Martin Church - 9 min walk
  • Cologne Trade Fair Grounds - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Cologne (CGN-Cologne - Bonn) - 14 min drive
  • Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.) - 46 min drive
  • Cologne Central Station - 5 min walk
  • Cologne Hansaring Station - 13 min walk
  • Cologne Messe-Deutz Station - 20 min walk
  • Appellhofplatz Breite Strasse U-Bahn - 7 min walk
  • Heumarkt U-Bahn - 12 min walk
  • Neumarkt U-Bahn - 14 min walk
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 137 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 1 PM
  • Express check-in
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

  • Free train station pick-up *


  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built - 1863
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • Tablet computer
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Hanse Stube - Onsite restaurant. A children's menu is available.

Taku - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. 1-star Michelin rating. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom , Cologne’s small print

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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A city tax is imposed by the city of Cologne. Business travelers with proof of business-related travel are exempt from this tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A 5 percent city/local tax will be charged

Optional extras

Valet parking costs EUR 27 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 36 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 30 per pet, per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 65.00 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 200 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Simply amazing hotel. Excellent service and accommodation while respecting the tradition. Thank you to the whole crew.
CHRISTOPHE, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful hotel literally steps from the main train station and the Cathedral. Exceptional service, allowed storage of our bags since we arrived a few hours prior to check in time. Bedding very comfortable and bathroom luxurious. Room facing inner courtyard was quiet. Did not have the opportunity to dine at the hotel, but menus were impressive. Would definitely recommend!
Joseph, us1 night trip
Poor 2.0
No air con in any rooms!!
us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Nice hotel in a great location
Great location in Cologne. Enjoyed the hotel except the room did not cool down. Great service and great location.
Roger, usTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
True luxury in the heart of town.
The Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Don is a true luxury hotel in every sense of the word. It is probably one of the top 3 hotels we've ever stayed in after many years of traveling. The rooms, public areas and restaurants exude elegance in every facet. Its location cannot be excelled being immediately adjacent to the Cathedral and main Railway Station. It doesn't get any better than this.
Anthony, usFamily trip

Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom , Cologne

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