Excelsior Hotel Ernst - Cologne

Trankgasse 1-5 / Domplatz , Cologne, Germany, 50667  show map
 5 stars
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Excelsior Hotel Ernst - Cologne

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

Overview

The Excelsior Hotel Ernst is located in the heart of the city of Cologne, opposite the famous Cologne Cathedral and the Cologne Arena, close to the Skulpturenpark and the Römisch-Germanisches Museum.

The hotel was opened in 1863 and features impressive staircase, which is crowned by a glass dome, the classic-modern furnishing and state of the art interior, designed by the famous interior designer Count Pilati. The venue offers a fully-equipped fitness centre, a winter garden, a business centre, a steam room and a piano bar.

The Excelsior Hotel Ernst has 42 standard rooms, 13 double rooms and 53 deluxe ones, featuring traditional interior furnishing overlooking the calm patio or the Marzellenstrasse. Room amenities also include air conditioning, partially floor heating, safe (some with power plug for your laptop), Jacuzzi in the bathroom, small corner seating unit, wireless LAN, broadband Internet access, pillow menu with a wide choice of pillows, satellite and pay TV and free use of the Business Center.

The venue features two restaurants, a bar and a lounge, and offers an innovative French cuisine, fine Asian cuisine and traditional service.

Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN) is located 15km from the hotel, and Cologne Central Station is just 150m away that makes the venue easy reachable.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   142.

Rooms

The hotel’s deluxe rooms are furnished with marble or natural stone baths, queen or twin beds. Non-smoking rooms are available in the Hanse wing.

In addition, you are offered air conditioning, safe deposit box, wireless internet access, TV with Internet access, pillow menu, satellite and pay TV, free use of the health and sauna area, free use of the minibar and free use of the business center.

Dining options

The Hanse Stube restaurant is well-known for its friendly atmosphere in Cologne and innovative French cuisine combined with regional influence.

Its interior is underlined with mahogany panelling and inviting niche tables. The two side rooms, Spiegelsalon and Fischsalon, offer privacy for small banquets.

The “Taku” restaurant with specialties from Japanese, lusty Chinese, aromatic Thai and Vietnamese cuisine several times was awarded a prize for its authentic and creative courses.

The Piano Bar is a place to enjoy cocktails, champagne or coffee.

The Riesling Lounge offers you to taste in a cozy atmosphere Riesling wines from all wine-growing regions of Germany.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of EUR 32 per person per night. 

Services

Guests have free-of-charge 24 hour access to our business center, equipped with two PCs, DVD-player, color printer, fax, scanner and a DSL internet access for your laptop.

Send your faxes, receive calls or messages and copy your documents in our call center. Also you are provided with morning wake-up call with a weather forecast for the day.

The Excelsior Hotel Ernst offers 13 different function rooms, your personal conference butler, natural daylight and state-of-the-art communication and presentation technology as well as air conditioning.

Leisure

You will find a health and sauna area which is exclusively for guests on the sixth floor. It is free of charge and open from 7am to 10pm.

You are offered a personal trainer, modern equipment which includes step machines, cross trainers, treadmills, multifunctioning strength training machines, steam bath, sauna, rain shower, hail shower, refreshing shower, rest room, fruit and sparkling water, bath robes and towels.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed for a fee
  • Lobby
  • Currency exchange
  • Barber shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • DVDs/Videos for children

Leisure facilities

  • Fitness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Ocean view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror
  • Dining table

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Hi-Fi
  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  1 pm

Check-Out

  • until  3 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 13 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Cologne
    1000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cologne Central Station
    400 ft
  • Central Station Cologne
    400 ft
Underground stations
  • Dom/Hbf underground station
    700 ft
  • Appellhofplatz underground station
    2000 ft
Restaurants
  • Gaffel am Dom (cuisine: Bakery, German, Diner)
    400 ft
  • Taku (cuisine: Indian, Thai, Vietnamese)
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  3 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    142

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Rooms and availability

The hotel’s deluxe rooms are furnished with marble or natural stone baths, queen or twin beds. Non-smoking rooms are available in the Hanse wing.

In addition, you are offered air conditioning, safe deposit box, wireless internet access, TV with Internet access, pillow menu, satellite and pay TV, free use of the health and sauna area, free use of the minibar and free use of the business center.

Excelsior Hotel Ernst Superior Room
Superior Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
Size: 270 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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The harmonic colors of the Superior Room create a home décor which invites to linger. Subtle design and simple clarity contribute to a comfortable ambience. A cozy sitting area in warm and harmonic colors as well as an antique desk reflects discreet luxury. The large marble bathroom completes the exclusive ambience.

Room facilities
    Excelsior Hotel Ernst Superior Room
    Superior Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
    Size: 270 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    The harmonic colors of the Superior Room create a home décor which invites to linger. Subtle design and simple clarity contribute to a comfortable ambience. A cozy sitting area in warm and harmonic colors as well as an antique desk reflects discreet luxury. The large marble bathroom completes the exclusive ambience.

    Room facilities
      Excelsior Hotel Ernst Deluxe Room Superior RoomExcelsior Hotel Ernst Deluxe RoomExcelsior Hotel Ernst Deluxe Room
      Deluxe Room
      Bed type: King Size bed
      Size: 345 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      You prefer more than “just” standard? If that´s the case, you have to select a room of the Deluxe category! Situated in the Hanse wing, the stylish and innovatively designed room impresses through the symbiosis of noble fabrics and materials in warm beige and earth tones. Relax after a exhausting day in the marble-tiled bath with large bathtub and rain shower or enjoy a short break in the comfortable sitting area of the Deluxe room.

      Room facilities
        Excelsior Hotel Ernst Junior SuiteExcelsior Hotel Ernst Junior SuiteExcelsior Hotel Ernst Junior Suite
        Junior Suite
        Bed type: King Size bed
        Size: 345 sq. feet
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        The elegant Junior Suite situated in the Hanse wing displays a unique combination of the living and sleeping area. Owing to the modernly inspired design of the Junior Suite, an outstanding flair awaits you. Equipped with a walk- in closet, the Junior Suite additionally offers a large natural stone bath with rain shower. The Junior Suite with the exclusive view towards Cologne Cathedral is equipped with all these small amenities which definitely make you feel at home. A high-class décor made up of precious materials and strong colors creates a harmonic unity.

        Room facilities
          Excelsior Hotel Ernst SuiteExcelsior Hotel Ernst SuiteExcelsior Hotel Ernst SuiteExcelsior Hotel Ernst Suite
          Suite
          Bed type: King Size bed
          Size: 865 sq. feet
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          • Private bathroom
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          You appreciate comfort, size and furnishing at the highest level? If that´s the case, the suite will be the right choice for you! It is marked by a high level of luxury in a typical Grand hotel: a living area, a separate sleeping area as well as a spacious bathroom. Thanks to the sophisticated architecture all suites mirror luxurious elegance. Noble upholstery in gentle pastel shades makes the inviting atmosphere perfect.

          Room facilities
            Excelsior Hotel Ernst Executive SuiteExcelsior Hotel Ernst Executive SuiteExcelsior Hotel Ernst Executive SuiteExcelsior Hotel Ernst Executive Suite
            Executive Suite
            Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Super-King Size bed and 1 Single bed
            Size: 650 sq. feet
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            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            The Executives Suite with its timeless design offers much space and privacy to live and work. The large suite with separated sleeping and living area is completed by the spacious marble-tiled bathroom with Jacuzzi and rain shower. A walk-in closet makes not only women´s hearts beat faster. Some suites have a separate meeting space guaranteeing relaxed meetings and conferences in a private setting.

            Room facilities
              Excelsior Hotel Ernst Excelsior Suite
              Excelsior Suite
              Bed type: King Size bed
              Size: 865 sq. feet
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              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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              In the lavish Excelsior Suite with direct view on the famous Cologne Cathedral luxury has highest priority. Due to their open and appealing design the Excelsior Suite creates a unique living experience. Enjoy the well-known Excelsior Hotel Ernst High Tea in the spacious living room while surveying the hustle and bustle on in front of Cologne Cathedral. Noble materials, subtle color elements and ornamental upholstery harmonize in a perfect symbiosis. You can also complement the Excelsior Suites with additional bedrooms.

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                How to reach hotel

                hotel Excelsior Hotel Ernst - Cologne Cologne location
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                Hotel Address:

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

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Cologne
                  1000 ft
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Cologne Central Station
                  400 ft
                • Central Station Cologne
                  400 ft
                Underground stations
                • Dom/Hbf underground station
                  700 ft
                • Appellhofplatz underground station
                  2000 ft
                Restaurants
                • Gaffel am Dom (cuisine: Bakery, German, Diner)
                  400 ft
                • Taku (cuisine: Indian, Thai, Vietnamese)
                  100 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  1 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  3 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of rooms:
                  142

                Hotel Awards

                GermanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCologneExcelsior Hotel Ernst

                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                Best Spa Hotels in Germany

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                Excelsior Hotel Ernst Location

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                What's nearby

                What's nearby.

                The hotel is located just 100m away from the Roman-Germanic Museum, the Cathedral Cologne and the Museum for Applieds Art.

                The Musical Dome Cologne, Kölner Philharmonie, the Museum Ludwig and the Monty Python’s Spamalot are just 200m away.

                In addition, you can easily reach the Museum Schnütgen, the Chocolate Museum, the Treasury of Cologne Cathedral, the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum and the Stadtmauer.

                Tourist attractions

                • schul- und veedelszug - 700 ft
                • Küssen in Köln. Ein Kuss-Wegweiser durch die Domstadt - 700 ft
                • meinbild Kunstgalerie - 1700 ft

                Popular areas

                • City Center - 700 ft

                Places of interest

                • Kölner Dombau Lotterie - 400 ft
                • Kölner Dom - 400 ft
                • Gerüstbau Kölner Dom - 700 ft
                • Die Schatzkammer des Domes zu Köln - 700 ft
                • Heinzelmännchenbrunnen - 700 ft
                • Historisches Rathaus - 1400 ft
                • Groß St.Martin, - 1400 ft
                • Saint Ursula - 1400 ft

                Train stations

                • Cologne Central Station - 400 ft
                • Central Station Cologne - 400 ft

                Amusement

                • Monty Python´s Spamalot - 1000 ft

                Monuments and Landmarks

                • Cologne Cathedral - 400 ft

                Museums

                • Museum for Applieds Art - 700 ft
                • Roman-Germanic Museum - 700 ft
                • Museum Ludwig - 1000 ft
                • Kolumba Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln - 1400 ft

                Theaters

                • Cologne Philharmonic - 700 ft
                • Kölner Philharmonie - 700 ft
                • Musical Dome Cologne - 700 ft

                Galleries

                • Gallery of Mirrors - 700 ft

                Underground stations

                • Dom/Hbf underground station - 400 ft

                Local Attractions

                • German Sports and Olympic Museum - 5000 ft
                  Rheinauhafen 1, Cologne
                • Hellers Volksgarten - 1.4 mi
                  Volksgartenstrasse 27, Cologne
                • Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst - 1.5 mi
                  Universitatsstrasse 100, Cologne
                • Stadtgarten - 1.0 mi
                  Cologne, North Rhine-WestphaliaGermany
                • Botanical Gardens Flora - 1.4 mi
                  Amsterdamer Strasse 34, Cologne

                Near the hotel

                • Cologne Cathedral (Dom) - 300 ft
                  Domkloster 3, Cologne
                • Museum of Applied Art (Museum fur Angewandte Kunst) - 800 ft
                  An der Rechtsschule, Cologne
                • Kolner Philharmonie - 1100 ft
                  Bischofsgartenstrasse 1, Cologne
                • Kolumba - 1500 ft
                  Kolumbastrasse 4, Cologne
                • Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum) - 700 ft
                  Roncalliplatz 4, Cologne
                • Museum Ludwig - 1100 ft
                  Bischofsgartenstrasse 1, Cologne
                • Minoritenkirche - 1100 ft
                  Kolpingplatz, Cologne

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Gaffel am Dom - 400 ft

                  Address: Bahnhofsvorplatz 1
                  Phone: 0221-9139260

                  71% likes this, based on 255 reviews
                  Cuisine: Bakery, German, Diner

                • Maredo - 300 ft

                  Address: Dompropst-Ketzer-Strasse 1
                  Phone: 0049/221/134798

                  58% likes this, based on 155 reviews
                  Cuisine: Argentinean

                • Starbucks Coffee - 200 ft

                  Address: Trankgasse 11

                  64% likes this, based on 72 reviews

                • Taku - 100 ft

                  Address: Trankgasse 1-5
                  Phone: 02212703909

                  79% likes this, based on 101 reviews
                  Cuisine: Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Asian, Chinese, Japanese
                  Price Range: USD 31 - USD 38

                • Cafe Reichard - 400 ft

                  Address: Unter Fettenhennen 11
                  Phone: 0221-2578542

                  80% likes this, based on 205 reviews
                  Cuisine: European

                Getting there.

                Guests arriving at Cologne Central Station should use the main entrance which faces the Cathedral and walk straight on into Trankgasse, after approximately 150m you will see the Excelsior Hotel Ernst on your right hand side. Guests, arriving at Cologne/Bonn Airport, will reach the venue 20 minutes by car or 15 minutes by train.

                Getting around.

                The Dom/Hbf underground station is 100m away and the Appellhofplatz underground station is within 500m. Cologne’s city centre is an environmental zone. Only cars having a valid eco-sticker are allowed to enter. If you wish, the hotel will help you to organize the eco-sticker. The porter parks your car across the street in the multi-storey car park which has closed-circuit TV cameras installed.

                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  1 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  3 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of rooms:
                  142

                Hotel Awards

                GermanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCologneExcelsior Hotel Ernst

                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                Best Spa Hotels in Germany

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                Excelsior Hotel Ernst Reviews

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                Individual guest reviews

                • Older travelers
                  10.0

                  The level of service is very high. The central location just steps from the Dom and the central train station.

                  The price of the breakfast, while extensive, is too high at 27 euros per person.

                • Couple
                  10.0

                  Very friendly staff, best possible location, just perfect!

                • Older travelers
                  10.0

                  Good hotel with good breakfast.

                  2e day breakfast rollout was little bit chaotic in comparison to the day before. People where complaining about ordering coffee. And in the afternoon sauna facilities was mess. Everywhere used towels.

                • Family with children
                  8.8

                  Our suite was wonderful, very comfortable and elegant. The staff was extremely accommodating.

                • Single
                  9.2

                  Very friendly staff, very good location to visit Cologne.

                • Single
                  9.6

                  in total it was perfect and recomandable to others

                • Couple
                  8.8

                  Friendly and professional staff that ran the extra mile to make us feel at home. Brilliant logistics: next to Dom church, and undergorund parking literally on the other side of the street. Spacious rooms, with all amenities on-site.

                • Couple
                  5.8

                  Liked the view on the Dom.

                  Must have been a nice hotel in its day but refurbishment is at least ten years overdue.

                • Group of friends
                  8.8

                  Excellent location, great breakfast

                  Unusually small bar for such a hotel

                • Couple
                  7.0

                  The location of the hotel is unbeatable and they were able to provide the exact room I had asked for. (view)

                  Room was a little stuffy and the shower heads need some love as 6 out of 8 were clogged.

                • Older travelers
                  10.0

                  Location is exceptional. Just in front of the Dome,the Rail Station. No need to taxi. Metro @ the hotel exit. City information center accross the street also for tickets if you need. Very complete breakfast with fresh/daily food. Nice small bar. It is a LHW and it shows. If you can get a good price don't even think about, go for it....

                • Single
                  4.2

                  Good location

                  Old room was extremely bad , and bed was very bad it is not even one star hotel, i was given new room only the last night of my stay which was ok. staff was not helpful

                • Single
                  8.8

                  Free ungraded with black amex

                • Older travelers
                  10.0

                  The location of this hotel cannot be better. This is a fantastic hotel with equally great staff and services.

                • Couple
                  9.6

                  I found the hotel excellent and was very impressed with the level of housekeeping service. I also found the hotels location excellent.

                  I found the room at times too warm even when the heating in the room was turned off.

                How to reach hotel

                hotel Excelsior Hotel Ernst - Cologne Cologne location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

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

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Cologne
                  1000 ft
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Cologne Central Station
                  400 ft
                • Central Station Cologne
                  400 ft
                Underground stations
                • Dom/Hbf underground station
                  700 ft
                • Appellhofplatz underground station
                  2000 ft
                Restaurants
                • Gaffel am Dom (cuisine: Bakery, German, Diner)
                  400 ft
                • Taku (cuisine: Indian, Thai, Vietnamese)
                  100 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  1 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  3 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of rooms:
                  142

                Hotel Awards

                GermanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCologneExcelsior Hotel Ernst

                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                Best Spa Hotels in Germany

                Use Badge

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