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Get an overview of this hotelGrand 19th-century hotel beside Cologne Cathedral
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The cathedral for company
Excelsior Hotel Ernst stands in the magnificent shadow of world-famous Cologne Cathedral. Köln Station is a 5-minute walk away, and it's also a short stroll to the banks of the River Rhine, the city's ancient Roman Praetorium, and the superb modern art collection at Museum Ludwig.
A choice of restaurants
The hotel is home to 2 well-regarded restaurants with fine French dining at Hans Stube and East Asian delicacies at Taku. Guests can enjoy a workout in the fitness room and a relaxing session in the sauna, and the piano bar is perfect for an evening cocktail.
A choice of pillows
Each ornate yet cozy room is designed in rich classic colors and fabrics, combining an Old World atmosphere with the modern conveniences of satellite TV and free WiFi. Guests can also enjoy a drink from the free minibar. To help ensure a comfortable stay, the hotel offers a choice of pillows.
- Spacious guestrooms
- Good location
- Helpful staff
- Clean guestrooms
- Nice bathrooms and overall room comfort
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In addition to a sauna, Excelsior Hotel Ernst features a steam room and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available for free.
Business amenities at this 5-star property consist of a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and a meeting room. This luxury hotel also offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff.
Excelsior Hotel Ernst has designated areas for smoking.
- Express check-in
- Coffee/tea in common areas
- Fitness facilities
- 24-hour front desk
- Business center
- Year Built 1863
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Meeting rooms 8
- Steam room
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Free WiFi
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Free wired Internet
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Luggage storage
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Number of restaurants - 2
- Concierge services
- Designated smoking areas
- Shopping on site
- Free train station pickup
- Laundry facilities
- Total number of rooms - 137
- Number of floors - 6
- Wedding services
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Multilingual staff
- Free newspapers in lobby
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Turndown service
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Flat-panel TV
- Pillow menu
- Individually furnished
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Separate sitting area
- Hair dryer
- Air conditioning
- Free bottled water
- Minibar (stocked, free items)
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Satellite TV service
- Free WiFi
- Free wired Internet
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- In-room massage available
- Free newspaper
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Soundproofed rooms
- Room service (24 hours)
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
- Individually decorated
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Tablet computer
Where to Eat
Hanse Stube - Onsite restaurant. A children's menu is available.
Taku - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.
24-hour room service is available.
Nearby Things to Do
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a sauna, a steam room, and a fitness center.
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
Check-in time ends at midnight
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is 1 PM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 40 per night.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- Pets allowed for an extra charge of EUR 30 per pet, per night
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
- 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
- Breakfast fee: EUR 34 per person (approximately)
- Airport shuttle fee: EUR 65.00 per vehicle (one way)
- Valet parking fee: EUR 27 per day
- Pet fee: EUR 30 per pet, per night
- Rollaway bed fee: EUR 40 per night
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We should mention
This property offers transfers from the train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. 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
Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Germany. This property is rated 5 star Superior and is displayed on this page as 5.0 stars.