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Grand 19th-century hotel beside Cologne Cathedral
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.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
Excelsior Hotel Ernst
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 a surcharge.
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.
- 24-hour business center
- Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
- Steam room
- 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
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Coffee/tea in lobby
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Concierge services
- Fitness facilities
- Wireless Internet access - surcharge
- Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
- Designated smoking areas
- Tours/ticket assistance
- One meeting room
- Luggage storage
- Express check-in
- Laundry facilities
- Total number of rooms - 140
- Shopping on site
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Train station pickup (complimentary)
- Wedding services
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 17 EUR ), Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
- Individually furnished
- Pillow menu
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Turndown service
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Flat-panel TV
- Pay movies
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Separate sitting area
- Hair dryer
- Air conditioning
- Complimentary bottled water
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Complimentary toiletries
- Satellite TV service
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Cribs/infant beds available
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Soundproofed rooms
- In-room massage available
- Complimentary newspaper
- Climate control
- Room service
- Room service (24 hours)
- Tablet computer
- Individually decorated
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.
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
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Special check-in instructions:
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.
Check-out time is 1 PM
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.
- A 5 percent city/local tax will be charged
- 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
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
Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Germany. This property is rated 5 star Superior.