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Room type

King Deluxe

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 1 child)

Superior Double Room

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 1 child)

Grand Deluxe

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 1 child)

Junior Suite

Max Occupancy: 2 guests


Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 2 children)

Suite (Cathedral View)

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 2 children)

Executive Suite

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children)

Luxury grand hotel, awarded with five stars, vis-à-vis to the Cologne Cathedral

In the center of Cologne

The luxury hotel is situated in the center of Cologne, opposite to the cathedral. The main station is just one minute by foot. Museums, the historic center and the Rhine river are also withinin walking distance

Culinary diversity

The innovative French Hanse Stube and the East Asian Michelin star-rated taku are the two restaurants of the Excelsior Hotel Ernst. The Piano Bar offers excellent cocktail classics and a large variety of cigars

Complimentary minibar

In addition to the free of charge minibar, the free use of the business center as well as the sauna and fitness area, the hotel offers Valet Parking, shoe-shine service and concierge service

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Excelsior Hotel Ernst has 2 renowned restaurants: taku and the Hanse Stube. Enjoy a drink at the piano bar in a relaxed atmosphere. High-speed wireless internet access is available for a fee in public areas; guests can enjoy complimentary WiFi in all rooms and suites.

This 5-star hotel provides business travelers the following: a business center open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; a secretary; and limousine service. Function rooms, ballrooms, and exhibition areas are also available for events. Furthermore, this luxury hotel features fitness facilities, a steam bath area, and a terrace. Excelsior Hotel Ernst has a designated smoking area in the piano bar.

  • Terrace
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • 24-hour business center
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Year Built 1863
  • Elevator/lift
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Free! Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Concierge services
  • Fitness facilities
  • Wireless Internet access - surcharge
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Total number of rooms - 140
  • Laundry facilities
  • Express check-in
  • One meeting room
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping on site
  • Smoke-free property
  • Free! Train station pickup (complimentary)
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Wedding services
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Available in all rooms: Free! Free Wi-Fi , Free! Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 17 EUR ), Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Individually furnished
  • Pillow menu
  • Turndown service
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Desk
  • Pay movies
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Separate sitting area
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Phone
  • Minibar
  • Free! Complimentary bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Free! Complimentary toiletries
  • Slippers
  • Satellite TV service
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Free! Free Wi-Fi
  • Free! Free wired high-speed Internet
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • In-room massage available
  • Free! Complimentary newspaper
  • Climate control
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Room service
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Tablet computer
  • Individually decorated
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Where to Eat

taku, the house of hospitality, awarded with one Michelin star, is specialized in East Asian cuisine. Exotic specialties are served for lunch or dinner in timeless elegance and modern atmosphere. Lunch@taku from 10 Euro. The restaurant is closed on mondays.

The Hanse Stube serves innovative French cuisine with regional influences both for lunch and dinner. Exquisite wines from all over the world complete the culinary offer. A kids menu is offered additionally for the young guests. Business lunch in the Hanse Stube for 21 Euro.

In addition the following service is offered: Room service (24 hours)

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Nearby Things to Do

With its 2000 years of history, Cologne has a lot to offer to its visitors. Cologne Cathedral is Germany’s most visited tourist attraction. On almost every corner of the city, visitors discover roman constructions and interesting museums.

A summary of Cologne most important tourist attractions: Cologne Cathedral, Skulpturenpark, Zoo and Flora, Romanic churches, Old Town, Triangle Tower, Museum Ludwig, Wallraf Richartz Museum, Chocolate Museum, Carnival Museum, Museum for East Asian art

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To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The city of Cologne imposes a culture tax (Kulturförderabgabe). The amount is included in the total price displayed. Business travelers may be exempt from this tax and need to contact the hotel for further information or ask the hotel at check-in. Guests can contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is 1 PM

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Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. 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.

Awards & Affiliations

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

Free Minibar Promotion

Book a stay in any room type and receive the following:

  • Complimentary beverages
Minibar will only be filled once per stay and not be replenished. Valid anytime, subject to availability.

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National Rating

Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Germany. This property is rated 5 star Superior.

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