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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 week ago

I visited this hotel along with my husband and one year old. It was perfect for the 3 of us. The staff were very helpful. Check in took no more than one minute. The rooms were spacious and included a lovely set for my child (towel, soap, shampoo, and a little bunny to keep her busy). The location was great.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excelsior is a very glamorous and famous hotel but a little bit updated in the furniture. Staff very friendly. Location 100% perfect. Huge room and bathroom. Nice amenities for guests and easy internet access.

Fernanda F

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The front deck staff here is so friendly and willing to help. We always left with a smile on our face. It’s an old building with lots of charm. The bathrooms are very modern - double sinks, separate bath, makeup mirror with lighting, bidet, scale, decent hair dryer, nice toiletries. Rooms are large and serviced twice a day, plus they include a complimentary mini bar with water, juice, beer and soda. One thing to note is that the A/C unit is too small for the large rooms and high ceilings. We couldn’t get the room below 26, which was much better than the outside temp of 36, but still hard to sleep. Wifi was on the slower side but usable. Location couldn’t be better for tourists - across the street from the cathedral and main train station. Plenty of great sights, cafes, and shopping right outside the front door. I would happily stay here again!

Rachel R - San Francisco, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed three nights in the beginning of July. The hotel was beautiful. The location was wonderful. The breakfast was excellent. The service was phenomenal. We asked for direction on our first morning and the desk person came outside with us to show us the correct street to start our walk. When we checked out, the concierge offered to walk to the train station (1 block away) to help us with our bags.

LenSchwartz - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights. Room very large with double sink bathroom and a bath and shower. Largest bathroom in a hotel I have stayed in. Tradional looking but clean and modern finishes. Pillow menu. Free mini bar with beers, water , soft drinks and juices. Air conditioning. Only minor issue was door was tricky and heavy to open. Great location near station and the cathedral. Staff very helpful

KateMark_13 - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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