Excelsior Hotel Ernst ★★★★★

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$252
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Check-in: Feb 28, 2016 Check-out: Feb 29, 2016
4.5 /5
Overall score
95%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.9
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Room types

Show Prices Suite with Cathedral View
  • Size: 484 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Executive Suite
  • Size: 645 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Suite
  • Size: 484 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Grand Deluxe Double
  • Size: 322 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Superior Double
  • Size: 322 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Superior Single
  • Size: 269 sqft
  • Occupancy: 1
Show Prices Junior Suite
  • Size: 430 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Deluxe Double
  • Size: 344 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3

Overview

The Excelsior Hotel Ernst, family run for nearly 200 years, is a hotel of comfort and function within the very heart of Cologne city. This central location makes it perfect for business travelers, who can also take advantage of the hotel's state of the art conference facilities and 24-hour business center, and vacationers, who will delight in the proximity of some of Cologne's most famous attractions. The hotel boasts a high tech fitness center, where guests can book a session with a private trainer, and a sauna area. High-speed Internet is available for guests

Rooms

The 142 guest bedrooms offered by the Excelsior Hotel Ernst have a calm, traditional decor that speaks of elegance and quiet taste. All rooms allow access to wireless broadband Internet as well as featuring satellite and pay per view television channels. Guests have complimentary access to the fitness center and sauna as well as the 24-hour business center, a high-tech center for all guests' business needs. Pillow menus ensure guests have a comfortable stay, and minibar usage is complimentary. For a larger room with full air conditioning, guests can choose the superior rooms. Deluxe rooms feature under floor heating and Jacuzzi tubs.

Highlights

  • Ideal location in the center of Cologne
  • A selection of hotel restaurants and lounge bars
  • State of the art business center and function rooms

Nearby attractions

  • Cologne Cathedral (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Romano-Germanic Museum (0.12 mi/0.2 km)
  • Museum of Applied Art (0.12 mi/0.2 km)
  • Ludwig Museum (0.19 mi/0.3 km)
  • Hohenzollern Bridge (0.25 mi/0.4 km)
  • Musical Dome (0.25 mi/0.4 km)
  • Alter Markt (0.31 mi/0.5 km)
  • Great St. Martin Church (0.31 mi/0.5 km)
  • Wallraf-Richartz Museum (0.31 mi/0.5 km)
  • Cologne Trade Fair Grounds (0.62 mi/1 km)
  • Chocolate Museum (0.75 mi/1.2 km)

Dining

Hanse Stube
Hanse Stube is well-known for its friendly atmosphere in Cologne. Since decades the people from Cologne and their international guests have been enjoying innovative French cuisine combined with regional influence. Due to this excellent cuisine Hanse Stube was several times awarded a prize and has become famous in Germany. Service traditions are especially maintained at Hanse Stube. The maitre d`Hotel personally fillets or carves many courses at the guest's table.Our sommeliere, Theresa Stenzel, will help you to make the right choice regarding the versatile wines offered in the wine cellar of Excelsior Hotel Ernst. While designing the interior, Count Pilati underlined the restaurant's tasteful character with mahogany panelling and inviting niche tables. The two side rooms, Spiegelsalon and Fischsalon, offer privacy for small banquets. In summer you can lunch or dine at our Mediterranean patio.
Taku
"taku" is Japanese and means guesthouse. taku, awarded with one Michelin star is known for its fine Asian cuisine and timeless elegance. The taku team prepares sophisticated courses of the Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine. Several times it was awarded a prize for its authentic and creative courses. One of taku's specialties is the large offer of wine and sake. The motivated staff combines the exquisite sake with your menu or recommends matching wines. Service at taku is unobtrusively attentive. On demand, you will be comprehensively informed about exotic meals and beverages.
Piano Bar
The Piano Bar at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst is an insiders' tip among Cologne's people. You can enjoy cocktails, champagne or coffee in our bar which is located only a few metres from the Cathedral but not affected from city rush. During the day, we offer coffee and tea specialties as well as patisserie and cakes. Tea master gold Andrea Helbig explains the aroma of spring and autumn harvest while serving the tea. In the evening, bar manager Luis de Gouveia and his team mix traditional or unique cocktails while you listen to the sound of the piano. The menu offers cooked meals until midnight. The mahogany panelled bar, designed By Count Pilati, provides the right atmosphere to try the wide range of cigars.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Excelsior Hotel Ernst offers 12 different function rooms which you can exclusively book. All rooms provide:Your personal conference butler,natural daylight,state-of-the-art communication and presentation technology as well as air conditioning

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free internet in room
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Concierge
  • Pet friendly
  • Elevators

Activities

  • Fitness center or spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Room service

Services

  • Business center
  • Laundry service
  • Childcare Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Currency exchange

Internet

  • Free internet in room

Transportation

  • Airport shuttle

Parking

  • Parking

Reviews

4.5 /5 Overall score

95% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4.3/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.4/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.5/5
  • Comfort: 4.3/5
  • Location: 4.9/5
  • Value: 3.9/5

A fabulous hotel

Would recommend Sun, Dec 13, 2015
We had a fabulous time staying at The Excelsior Hotel Ernst. The location is perfect, close to the station, underground and city bus tours as well as allowing you to walk Ito the cathedral and shops within a minute. We were there to visit the Christmas markets and again the location was perfect. The hotel staff were friendly and exceptionally helpful. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a suite and the room was outstanding, lots of space, quiet and extremely comfortable, just what we needed after walking around Cologne all day.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

City break

Would recommend Tue, Nov 10, 2015
Great hotel in the middle of the City. Location is perfect next to the train station, Dom and brauhaus. Staff are attentive and friendly. The only issue I would raise is the price of breakfast. However there are plenty of coffee shops nearby which are good value.

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

City Break

Would recommend Tue, Nov 3, 2015
Fabulous hotel right next to the Dom. Staff were very welcoming and could not do enough for you. We stayed room only and the hotel breakfast was a bit pricey. However you can grab a coffee and pastry at plenty of places nearby. This gives you more to spend in the local brauhaus!

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Fabulous Hotel. Highly recommended

Would recommend Thu, Apr 9, 2015
The reception staff could not have been more helpful throughout and service is impeccable: they arranged an extra bed for my daughter, choice of pillows types and bolsters, daily turn-down service, free (and replaced daily) mini-bar, free wifi and even a choice of newspapers in the morning. We had a room facing the internal courtyard and even had a view of the Dom spires. It was a wonderful 3 night stay exploring the Augustus Palace, Claudius Therme, Zoo and Chocolate museum. Everyone was extremely friendly and kind from the reception to bellhops and room clean-up staff. It more than made up for the somewhat inclement weather over the weekend.

| London Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Convention season

Would recommend Mon, Mar 16, 2015
Of course, price increase compared to off peak is kind of gouging, and they do not even increase the staff for room service. That leads to unbearable waits to get breakfast or anything else delivered to the room.

| boca raton Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Perfect location

Would recommend Sat, Dec 6, 2014
This was our 2nd stay and will not be our last. Perfect location for Christmas Markets, shopping or touring. Staff are always firendly and could do enough for us.

| Scotland Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

The best in the best location

Would recommend Sun, Aug 3, 2014
I highly recommand this hotel The only thinks I dont like Airconditions not that cold No free wifi Staff very freindly Location is the best Rooms I got superior room it's specious with seating area with its own TV

| Saudi Arabia Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Excellent service, location and friendly staff...

Would recommend Fri, Aug 1, 2014
While we were in Cologne for a few days, the stay could not have been any better at the Excelsior. The staff and location were ideal, while the room was magnificent! Only negative was the cost of the internet -- over 20 Euros per day.

| Los Angeles Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Nice Hotel

Would recommend Thu, Aug 23, 2012
5-star service and great locations. Plumbing needs updating and the fitness center was not 5-star quality. Perfect location! The staff; however, more than made up for it. I would stay here again.

| Regensburg, Germany Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Over-attentive service

Would recommend Tue, Nov 30, 2010
Car parking arrangements poor - had to wait over 15 minutes when in a hurry to leave. Single rooms means single beds - if you remember what they are!

Shopping hint

Christmas markets in Cologne - excellent

| Cambridge Business

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Kolner Dom 0.1 mi
Ludwig Museum 0.2 mi
Hänneschen-Theater 0.2 mi
Concert Hall 0.2 mi
Cologne Town Hall 0.2 mi
Cologne Opera house 0.3 mi
Alter Markt 0.3 mi
Alstadt Nord 0.3 mi
Schildergasse 0.3 mi
Railway Service 0.4 mi
Heumarkt 0.4 mi
Messe 0.6 mi
Alstadt Sud 0.7 mi
Jawne 0.7 mi
Mediapark 0.7 mi
Chocolate Museum 0.8 mi
Cologne Messe-Deutz train station 0.8 mi
Rudolfplatz 0.8 mi
Rheinauhafen 0.8 mi
Cologne Tower 0.9 mi
Odysseum Cologne 1 mi
Lanxess Arena 1.2 mi
Rheinpark 1.2 mi
Flora 1.3 mi
Cologne zoo 1.3 mi
Cologne Business School 1.5 mi
Kalk 2.2 mi
Lidenthal 2.3 mi
Rhine Energy Stadion 3.6 mi
Rodenkirchen 3.9 mi
Junkersdorf 4.2 mi
Holweide 4.3 mi
Neubruck 4.6 mi
D.a.S. Theater 5.8 mi
Eli 6.4 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

$252
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 28, 2016 Check-out: Feb 29, 2016