$168 Avg/night
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Excelsior Hotel Ernst

5 stars
Trankgasse 1-5 / Domplatz, Cologne, 50667
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
3 reviews
Excelsior Hotel Ernst

The hotel was fantastic, very friendly staff who couldn't do enough to help you. See full review

  • A traveller
  • Nov 30, 2010
Nice Hotel

5-star service and great locations. Plumbing needs updating and the fitness center was not 5-star... See full review

  • WorldTrvlr67
  • Aug 23, 2012
Timeless elegance in a central location

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

3 Reasons To Stay:
  • Ideal location in the center of Cologne
  • A selection of hotel restaurants and lounge bars
  • State of the art business center and function rooms
Excelsior Hotel Ernst 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.
Things To Do:
  • 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)

Excelsior Hotel Ernst Rooms

DELUXE ROOM
The Excelsior Hotel Ernst has 53 deluxe rooms. The single rooms are between 18 m and 25 m in size, double rooms are 34 m to 42 m in size. The deluxe rooms are furnished with marble or natural stone baths. You can choose between queen or twin beds. Non-smoking rooms are available in our Hanse wing.
STANDARD - ROOM
The Excelsior Hotel Ernst has 42 standard rooms. The single rooms are between 15 m and 18 m in size, double rooms are 26 m to 30 m in size. All standard rooms have traditional interior furnishing overlooking the calm patio or the Marzellenstrasse, in the hotel's west wing.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • 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
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

50.9418 6.9564
Area served
Cologne/Rhineland
Nearby airports
Cologne/Bonn - 15 km Dusseldorf - 45 km Frankfurt - 175 km
Area description
Cologne Cathedral - 0.1 km Romano-Germanic Museum - 0.2 km Museum of Applied Art - 0.2 km Ludwig Museum - 0.3 km City Hall - 0.4 km Hohenzollern Bridge - 0.4 km Musical Dome - 0.4 km National Socialist Documentation Center - 0.4 km Alter Markt - 0.5 km Great St. Martin Church - 0.5 km Wallraf-Richartz Museum - 0.5 km Cologne Kathe Kollwitz Museum - 0.9 km Cologne Trade Fair Grounds - 1 km Chocolate Museum - 1.2 km Rhein Energie Stadium - 5.7 km

Nearby points of interest

  • Kolner Dom: 0.1 mi
  • Ludwig Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Musical Dome: 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
  • Schauspiel Köln: 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
  • Kolner Dom: 0.1 mi
  • Ludwig Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Musical Dome: 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
  • Schauspiel Köln: 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

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Excelsior Hotel Ernst offers 13 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

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. The house of Asian delights at Cathedral square is famous 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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

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.

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Guest Reviews (3)

Ratings and reviews for Excelsior Hotel Ernst

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
3 out of 3
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3.7
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Review of Excelsior Hotel Ernst

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
A traveller
Bristol, UK
Nov 30, 2010

Excelsior Hotel Ernst

The hotel was fantastic, very friendly staff who couldn't do enough to help you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Visit Früh just across the square from the Cathedral, full of individual rooms, for beer and food.

Review of Excelsior Hotel Ernst

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WorldTrvlr67
Regensburg, Germany
Aug 23, 2012

Nice Hotel

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Excelsior Hotel Ernst

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cambridge
Nov 30, 2010

Over-attentive service

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!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Christmas markets in Cologne - excellent

Review of Excelsior Hotel Ernst

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
A traveller
Bristol, UK
Nov 30, 2010

Excelsior Hotel Ernst

The hotel was fantastic, very friendly staff who couldn't do enough to help you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Visit Früh just across the square from the Cathedral, full of individual rooms, for beer and food.

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