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Excelsior Hotel Ernst in Cologne, Germany

Nestled among the church spires of Cologne, Germany, not far from the Rhine River, stands the exemplary Excelsior Hotel Ernst. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this historic hotel, one of only a few buildings in these parts to survive World War II, has been part of the cityscape for nearly 140 years. Its luxurious rooms and excellent service have earned it both a loyal following and flawless reputation, as well as inclusion in Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List.

The reception area, featuring highly polished marble and rich hues of gold and blue, provides an elegant first impression. The hotel is home to the award-winning restaurant Hanse Stube, as well as a convenient fitness center. Beyond the hotel doors is a city primed for exploration. Nearby are the famed Cologne Cathedral and throngs of museums, including the decadent Stollwerck Chocolate Museum. The holiday season is an all-year happening at the Cologne Christmas Market, and there are many nearby shops and boutiques selling first-rate German crystal and other keepsakes.

Location of Excelsior Hotel Ernst

Excelsior Hotel Ernst
Trankgasse 1-5, Domplatz
Cologne, Germany

Nearest Airport: CGN

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

A lovely experience at the Excelsior in Central Cologne. Amenities are very good and the staff are super helpful. The hotel is next to the train station and adjacent to the famous cathedral, so you couldn't ask for a better position.

RamonSydney - Sydney

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

We checked in for a 2 night stay and the service was truly lovely. After an an initial hiccup regarding our room we were movedto a truly lovely balcony suite overlooking the cathedral. Definitely a grand hotel that focuses on service and tradition. The breakfast each morning was really good and the location was second to none. Absolutely loved our stay!

Mark G

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel could have play a role n the movie if they were a modern episode. It is kind of retro atmosphere with a hint of modern comfort. Everything is very smooth, and no noise is coming from anywhere in the lobby. It is not very luxurious hotel in a modern way, but the service is impeccable. If you get early in the morning you will the maid dressed the old way. The bedroom is comfortable. This hotel is not in the bling bling category, but at the same time very classically elegant. The top advantage is of course being so close to the Cathedral

lolotte17000 - Kildeer, Illinois

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in newer block of rooms last week , #120, and was classy, comfortable and large size. Staff are all amazing from front desk to door men. Location is stunning, exit door and Cathedral in front and shopping street. Would recommend. Best is beer pub next door, Kolsch beer in small glasses as not carbonated is amazing as well. Also best place to eat. We loved everything!:)

Dachshund2010 - Toronto, Canada

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My check-in was pleasant, swift and the agent escorted me to the room and explained all features of the room. My room was a Grand Deluxe room in the Hansewing. It was generous in size with a comfortable bed, a working desk, an all-inclusive minibar and a good sized bathroom. The hotel has a piano bar and two restaurants, both of which are famous. Restaurant taku has one Michelin star and offers modern Asian cuisine. The hotel’s second restaurant is the famous Hanse Stube restaurant. Hanse Stube restaurant is well-known for its elegant and friendly atmosphere. It is an award winning restaurant and has become famous in Germany. People from Cologne, as well as international guests, have been enjoying innovative French cuisine combined with regional influences at this restaurant for decades. I had breakfast at the Hanse Stube restaurant which offered a wide choice of food and freshly prepared egg dishes. The service was a bit unconfident and slow but that may have been due to the fact that only a single staff member was on duty at the time. It was early morning and only about 4 – 5 guests were present but the full buffet was available. There is a small gym with a sauna, steam room, rain and a cold shower and a relaxing room available on the top floor. The gym is impeccably clean, featuring plenty of towels, drinking water, fruit and all necessary items for a relaxing evening after a busy day. The Excelsior Hotel Ernst is a very pleasant hotel. Modern, centrally located, just opposite the Dom and 2 min walk from the main train station and the Rhine River. The staff I met were friendly and helpful. The hotel tends to get very busy during Fair times and enjoys many return guests. I can highly recommend the Excelsior Hotel Ernst in Cologne if you are looking for a luxury hotel with an excellent location and distinguished service.

SwissTravelManager - Bangkok, Thailand

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