Excelsior Hotel Ernst

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EUR 230
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(USD 245)

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  • Automatic room upgrade upon arrival, when available
  • 3PM check-out upon request, when available
  • Internet fee included

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  • Complimentary continental breakfast daily
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  • 3PM check-out upon request, when available

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Excelsior Hotel Ernst has been welcoming guests in grand style since 1863. It has been in a state of gradual transformation ever since, and now offers visitors a magic mixture of modernity and history in Cologne.

Rely on the concierge to score you those sold out tickets or impossible reservations.
If you have children, they will thank you in the future for helping them catch the travel bug early on, and will someday appreciate how much more effort went into the trips in which they were included. Of course, the test of a truly excellent hotel is in the treatment of its youngest guests, one of many things Excelsior Hotel Ernst excels at.

As soon as you arrived in your suite – one of 140 rooms & suites with partial views of the Cologne Cathedral – you could tell that this grand hotel would soon become one of the kids’ favorites. Separate slippers were set out for tiny toes, and plenty of activities had been pre-arranged for the junior half of your family.

When you’re ready to tear your eyes away from the beautiful Cathedral outside of your window, take your time exploring this hotel. Don’t be surprised if a wedding party makes its way from the cathedral to the Excelsior Hotel Ernst. The perfect combination of “Cologne Cathedral plus historic hotel” has been hosting happy couples for more than a century now.

Fine dining, health and sauna area, business amenities, a piano bar, and excellent service; you can’t help but fall in love with Cologne at Excelsior Hotel Ernst.


Room with safe, wireless broadband Internet access and partial air conditioning.

Superior Room

Features an in-room safe, air conditioning, working desk, corner seating, WiFi Internet, shower, bathtub, flat-screen TV, minibar and wake-up service.

Deluxe Room

The Deluxe Room features a marble-tiled bath, cozy sitting area, in-room safe, air conditioning, WiFi Internet access, flat-screen TV, minibar and wake-up service.

Grand Deluxe Room

Located in the Round Wing with a King or two Twin beds, work desk, sitting area, bathtub and WiFi Internet.

Junior Suite

Features a King or two Twin beds, modern design and rainshower.


Suite with big marble or natural stone bath, air conditioning, walk-in closets, jacuzzi, wireless LAN (not included), broadband Internet access. Some of the suites have a view of the Cathedral and are furnished with original Louis XV antiques.

Cathedral View Suite

Features a King bed,separate living room, Cathedral views, WiFi Internet, minibar.

Executive Suite

Suite with safe, air conditioning, work desk, WiFi Internet, corner seating, separate rainshower, bathtub, slipper, flat-screen TV, minibar and wake-up service.

Excelsior Suite

Features a view of Cologne Cathedral, safe, air conditioning, work desk, corner seating, WiFi Internet, heating, shower, bathtub, flat-screen TV, minibar and wake-up service.

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  • Boutique Shopping
  • Business Centre
  • Indoor Sauna / Spa
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Meeting / Conference Rooms
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Concierge (24-Hour)
  • Front Desk (24-Hour)
  • High Speed Internet (Wireless)
  • In-room safe
  • Room Service (24-Hour)
  • Valet Parking
  • Art/Culture
  • Business
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Wedding

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Excelsior Hotel Ernst is a 20-minute drive from Cologne Airport and a 40-minute drive from Dusseldorf Airport.


Contact Hotel

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PHONE: +1.877.999.0680
EMAIL: Reservations Team

Monday to Friday 6am – 12am
Saturday and Sunday 7am - 3pm
Hours of operation are in Pacific Standard Time.
  • Excelsior Hotel Ernst
  • Trankgasse 1-5
  • Domplatz
  • Cologne D-50667
  • Germany