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Excelsior Hotel Ernst The Leading Hotels of the World, Cologne

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Trankgasse 1-5 / DomplatzCologneNW50667GermanyGreat location! See map

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near Cologne Cathedral
  • Free WiFi
Exceptional9.4
Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Vibe
Awesome vibe
Pool
Pool should be renewed
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Excelsior Hotel Ernst The Leading Hotels of the World, Cologne

from $197
  • Junior Suite
  • King Deluxe
  • Superior Double Room
  • Suite
  • Superior Single Room
  • Executive Suite
  • Grand Deluxe
  • Suite (Cathedral View)
  • Grand Superior

About Excelsior Hotel Ernst The Leading Hotels of the World, Cologne

Grand, family-owned hotel in Cologne's historic center

Cathedral views

A stay at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst puts the epic Cologne Cathedral outside your front door. The train station is an easy 3-minute walk, and the Rhine River is a few blocks away.

Ancient ruins

You can walk 6 minutes south to the Roman Praetorium for a glimpse of the city's 2,000-year-old roots. A 5-minute stroll east brings you to Museum Ludwig, which features a collection of 20th-century and contemporary art.

2 onsite restaurants

Dinner is a tough choice at this hotel: Hans Stube features French dining, while Michelin-starred taku serves East Asian cuisine. You can maintain your exercise routine with a visit to the fitness room before relaxing in the sauna or sipping a cocktail at the piano bar.

Choose your pillow

Spacious guestrooms with opulent decor in rich colors are equipped with satellite TV and free WiFi. You can take your pick of cushion from the pillow menu and indulge in a drink from the free minibar.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 1 PM
  • Express check-in
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. 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

  • Children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets allowed *

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

  • Free train station pickup *

Parking

  • Valet parking *
* 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
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 8
Services
  • 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
Facilities
  • Year Built 1863
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace

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
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

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 The Leading Hotels of the World, Cologne’s small print

Also known as

  • Ernst Excelsior
  • Hotel Excelsior Ernst
  • Excelsior Hotel Cologne
  • Excelsior Hotel Ernst Leading Hotels World Cologne
  • Excelsior Hotel Ernst Leading Hotels World
  • Excelsior Ernst Leading Hotels World Cologne
  • Excelsior Ernst Leading Hotels World
  • Ernst Hotel
  • Excelsior Ernst
  • Excelsior Ernst Cologne
  • Excelsior Ernst Hotel
  • Excelsior Hotel Ernst
  • Excelsior Hotel Ernst Cologne
  • Hotel Ernst
  • Hotel Ernst Excelsior

Policies

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

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 40.0 per night

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 34 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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Excelsior Hotel Ernst The Leading Hotels of the World, Cologne

Landmarks

  • In Altstadt-Nord
  • Cologne Cathedral - 1 min walk
  • Romano-Germanic Museum - 4 min walk
  • City Hall - 7 min walk
  • Alter Markt - 7 min walk
  • Wallraf-Richartz-Museum - 8 min walk
  • Great St. Martin Church - 9 min walk
  • Volkstheater Millowitsch - 22 min walk

Getting around

  • Cologne (CGN-Cologne - Bonn) - 14 min drive
  • Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.) - 41 min drive
  • Cologne Central Station - 3 min walk
  • Cologne Hansaring Station - 14 min walk
  • Cologne Messe-Deutz Station - 22 min walk
  • Appellhofplatz Breite Strasse U-Bahn - 5 min walk
  • Heumarkt U-Bahn - 11 min walk
  • Christophstrasse - Mediapark U-Bahn - 14 min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 279 reviews

Excelsior Hotel Ernst The Leading Hotels of the World, Cologne
Exceptional10.0
Highly recommended.
Very good location. Size of room was very good, adequately and tastefully furnished. Staff was courteous
Saroj, us1 night trip
Excelsior Hotel Ernst The Leading Hotels of the World, Cologne
Exceptional10.0
excellent in all ways - as always
Anthony, us3 night trip
Excelsior Hotel Ernst The Leading Hotels of the World, Cologne
Exceptional10.0
Hotel was wonderful! It is classic Germany. Location was great! Food was great but a bit expensive.Rooms we’re large. Closet like I’ve never seen in a hotel. I would highly recommend.
Bruce, us2 night trip with friends
Excelsior Hotel Ernst The Leading Hotels of the World, Cologne
Exceptional10.0
Best Hotel if visiting Messe
Always a great place to stay when visiting the messe. Top notch and the location is perfect. Close to train station, Dom at the front door.
Kim, us2 night business trip
Excelsior Hotel Ernst The Leading Hotels of the World, Cologne
Exceptional10.0
Favorite hotel ever
My favorite hotel in the world. Service is perfect, rooms are amazing. If you want an elegant, old-world stay in Cologne, this is it.
David, us1 night romance trip

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Excelsior Hotel Ernst The Leading Hotels of the World, Cologne

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