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Excelsior Hotel Ernst - Cologne

5 star Hotel Cologne

Trankgasse 1-5 / Domplatz - Cologne

Price starting from 220.00
An oasis of peace and convenience awaits you in the heart of Cologne. The Excelsior Hotel Ernst is known for its meticulous attention to detail and exquisite design.

The property, in the historic and business districts of the city, has 145 years of tradition and elegance and guests will find a number of amenities, such as free Wi-Fi in guestrooms, Wi-Fi in public areas (surcharge), 2 restaurants, a piano bar, and Studio de Beauté, as well as a 24-hour business center with secretarial services. Supervised child care is available for a fee.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 9.0 Wonderful!
Based on 18 hotel reviews © 2014

This is perfect. Just perfect. All from location to service. 2 minutters from trai...

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Breakfast at Excelsior Hotel Ernst

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Excelsior Hotel Ernst

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Gym
  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Meeting Room
  • Business Center
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • 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.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before 1 PM.


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.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 32 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 17 (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 65.00
  • Self parking fee: EUR 27 per night
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 27.00 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 30 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 40 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A 5 percent city/local tax will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

The city of Cologne imposes a culture tax (Kulturförderabgabe) of 5%. The amount is not 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.

National rating

Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating in Germany. This property is rated 5 star Superior and is displayed on this page as 5 stars.

Excelsior Hotel Ernst is also known as

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Excelsior Hotel Ernst reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

the hotel is was verry plesent to stay at the hotel we recive more then we have pay for...the 1 and only suite in the was big end nice...i do recomend the hotel to all of you.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

Lovely hotel with spacious and clean rooms. Great location, right across the main train station and the cathedral. Staff was very helpful. Would definitely stay there again. Only minus point was that even with the windows closed we could hear the noise from the street during the nights.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Austria

Staying in Cologne for two nights in november (when the weather can be unpleasant), with the cathedral as the primary interest, the location of this hotel was ideal. The church was nearly right across the street (much closer than indicated on the map on It had an old-fashioned charm with respect to both interiors and service, and the personnel was friendly and helpful above average - indeed, glad; they seemed to enjoy what they were doing. The atmosphere in the restaurant was perhaps more formal, maybe tending to stiffness, but I do not complain about that - isn't such places an endangered species nowadays?

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Greece

I just stayed one night in the recently innovated section of the hotel. They room had some problem with electricity supply which I believe will solve soon, after they operate some weeks.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

je regrette que les instructions ne soient rédigées qu'en allemand et en anglais. Je ne parle que très peu ces deux langues par contre je parle normalement le français et l'espagnol. j'aurais aimé pouvoir lire les documents qu'on me présentait. Pour un hotel de cette classe situé à 70 km d'un pays où on parle le français, je trouve cela inadmissible. Et c'est la raison qui me fait dire que je ne retournerai plus dans cet hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Turkey

Very welcoming, conscientious, courteous front desk staff. Room was a junior suite on fifth floor, furnishings were new, bed was comfortable, bathroom was sparkling clean with new fixtures. Maid service was excellent. Free minibar was a welcome touch. Location is unbeatable, one minute by foot from Central Station and thirty seconds from cathedral. Breakfast not included in Venere price and would have been EUR 16 but there is a delicious breakfast buffet for EUR 11.90 from 0830 at the classic cafe/pastry shop across the cathedral plaza from hotel. I will gladly stay at the Excelsior again and would highly recommend it.

7.8 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Nice accomodation.Good services. Great view on Koln Dome

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Brazil

7.9 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

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9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Venezuela

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

7.4 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

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Room Details

Book your luxury accommodation at Excelsior Hotel Ernst, offering 140 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with satellite channels and pay movies. Corporate travelers visiting the Old Town area will benefit from free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones.

For comfort and convenience, each individually furnished and decorated guest room comes with a separate sitting area. A pillow menu allows visitors to select their perfect pillow for a good night's sleep. Private bathrooms are outfitted with bathrobes, slippers and hair dryers. Minibars and complimentary bottled water are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. A turndown service is available.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • High speed Internet access
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Excelsior Hotel Ernst

By car
You have an excellent approach from the A1, A3, A4, A57 and A59 motorways. From the exit of the motorway first follow the signs towards Köln-Zentrum/Hauptbahnhof. The hotel is situated directly at the Cologne Cathedral.

By train
From the main railway station, go straight into Trankgasse with the Cologne cathedral on your left-hand-side. After about 200 metres, you will reach the property on the right-hand side.

Distances from Excelsior Hotel Ernst

Cologne Cathedral - 0 km / 0 mi
Romano-Germanic Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Wallraf Square - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Museum of Applied Art - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Galerie Der Spiegel - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Ludwig Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Cologne Philharmonic - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Cologne City Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Hohenzollern Bridge - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
City Hall - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Kolumba-Diocesan Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Musical Dome - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Praetorium - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Alter Markt - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
National Socialist Documentation Center - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Excelsior Hotel Ernst is Cologne (CGN-Cologne - Bonn) - 12.6 km / 7.9 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Excelsior Hotel Ernst

  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station