Excelsior Ernst Hotel - Cologne

Trankgasse, 1-5 / Domplatz, Cologne, Germany, 50667  show map
 5 stars
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Excelsior Ernst Hotel - Cologne

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

EUR 27 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Steam bath

Reflex massage

Turkish bath

Overview

Situated near bars, restaurants and coffee shops, this stylish hotel comprises 140 rooms and offers a steam room and a winter garden. Excelsior Ernst Hotel has been welcoming guests to its contemporary rooms since 1863.

This hotel is located in a shopping area, 1.6 km from Kranhauser im Rheinauhafen, Botanical Gardens Flora and German Sports and Olympic Museum. The city center lies within 1 km from the venue.

Exhibition centers and trade fairs are only several minutes away.

The nearest subway station is Dom/Hbf, located about 250 meters from the hotel. Due to its location 15 km from Cologne/bonn airport, it will take about 15 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

A wonderful view over the cathedral welcomes guests to standard classic twin room, superior standard twin room and grand deluxe single room offering en suite bathrooms along with a laptop-size safe, Wi-Fi, cable TV with on-demand movies, climate control and central heating. The rooms feature a simple interior.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the café each morning. Guest will enjoy Asian meals in a comfortable setting of the 24-hour restaurant. Piano bar is available on site. Offering various dining options, Gaffel am Dom and Starbucks Coffee are about 5-minute walk away.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of EUR 32 per person per night. 

Services

This property offers a safety deposit box, a designated smoking area and a storage room along with a meeting room, a business centre and a video projector to answer the needs of all guests.

Relax

On-site spa facilities include a Jacuzzi and a sauna. Turkish steam bath and reflex massage are also available. A gym and fitness classes are among the on-site facilities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at EUR 27 per day.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   140.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Living room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Hi-Fi
  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  1 pm

Check-out

  • until  3 pm

How to reach hotel

hotel Excelsior Ernst Hotel - Cologne Cologne location
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Hotel Address:

Trankgasse, 1-5 / Domplatz, Cologne, Germany, 50667

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City Center
  • Cologne
    300 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Central Station Cologne
    200 m
  • Cologne Central Station
    200 m
Underground stations
  • Dom/Hbf underground station
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Gaffel am Dom (cuisine: German)
    110 m
  • Taku (cuisine: Indian, Thai, Vietnamese)
    20 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  3 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    140

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Rooms and availability

Excelsior Ernst photos Room Superior Room
Superior Room
Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
Size: 25 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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The harmonic colors of the Superior Room create a home décor which invites to linger. Subtle design and simple clarity contribute to a comfortable ambience. A cozy sitting area in warm and harmonic colors as well as an antique desk reflects discreet luxury. The large marble bathroom completes the exclusive ambience.

Room facilities
    Excelsior Ernst photos Room Superior Room
    Superior Room
    Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
    Size: 25 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    The harmonic colors of the Superior Room create a home décor which invites to linger. Subtle design and simple clarity contribute to a comfortable ambience. A cozy sitting area in warm and harmonic colors as well as an antique desk reflects discreet luxury. The large marble bathroom completes the exclusive ambience.

    Room facilities
      Excelsior Ernst photos Room Superior Room
      Deluxe Room
      Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or Twin beds
      Size: 32 m²
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      You prefer more than “just” standard? If that´s the case, you have to select a room of the Deluxe category! Situated in the Hanse wing, the stylish and innovatively designed room impresses through the symbiosis of noble fabrics and materials in warm beige and earth tones. Relax after a exhausting day in the marble-tiled bath with large bathtub and rain shower or enjoy a short break in the comfortable sitting area of the Deluxe room.

      Room facilities
        Excelsior Ernst photos Room Suite
        Junior Suite
        Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed
        Size: 32 m²
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        • Shower
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        The elegant Junior Suite situated in the Hanse wing displays a unique combination of the living and sleeping area. Owing to the modernly inspired design of the Junior Suite, an outstanding flair awaits you. Equipped with a walk- in closet, the Junior Suite additionally offers a large natural stone bath with rain shower. The Junior Suite with the exclusive view towards Cologne Cathedral is equipped with all these small amenities which definitely make you feel at home. A high-class décor made up of precious materials and strong colors creates a harmonic unity.

        Room facilities
          Excelsior Ernst photos Room Suite
          Suite
          Bed type: 1 Single bed or Twin beds or Double bed
          Size: 80 m²
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          You appreciate comfort, size and furnishing at the highest level? If that´s the case, the suite will be the right choice for you! It is marked by a high level of luxury in a typical Grand hotel: a living area, a separate sleeping area as well as a spacious bathroom. Thanks to the sophisticated architecture all suites mirror luxurious elegance. Noble upholstery in gentle pastel shades makes the inviting atmosphere perfect.

          Room facilities
            Excelsior Ernst photos Room Executive Suite
            Executive Suite
            Bed type: 1 Single bed or Twin beds or Double bed
            Size: 60 m²
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            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            The Executives Suite with its timeless design offers much space and privacy to live and work. The large suite with separated sleeping and living area is completed by the spacious marble-tiled bathroom with Jacuzzi and rain shower. A walk-in closet makes not only women´s hearts beat faster. Some suites have a separate meeting space guaranteeing relaxed meetings and conferences in a private setting.

            Room facilities
              Excelsior Ernst photos Room Excelsior Suite
              Excelsior Suite
              Bed type: 1 Single bed or Twin beds or Double bed
              Size: 80 m²
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              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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              In the lavish Excelsior Suite with direct view on the famous Cologne Cathedral luxury has highest priority. Due to their open and appealing design the Excelsior Suite creates a unique living experience. Enjoy the well-known Excelsior Hotel Ernst High Tea in the spacious living room while surveying the hustle and bustle on in front of Cologne Cathedral. Noble materials, subtle color elements and ornamental upholstery harmonize in a perfect symbiosis. You can also complement the Excelsior Suites with additional bedrooms.

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                How to reach hotel

                hotel Excelsior Ernst Hotel - Cologne Cologne location
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                Hotel Address:

                Trankgasse, 1-5 / Domplatz, Cologne, Germany, 50667

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Cologne
                  300 m
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Central Station Cologne
                  200 m
                • Cologne Central Station
                  200 m
                Underground stations
                • Dom/Hbf underground station
                  200 m
                Restaurants
                • Gaffel am Dom (cuisine: German)
                  110 m
                • Taku (cuisine: Indian, Thai, Vietnamese)
                  20 m
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  1 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  3 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of floors:
                  6
                • Number of rooms:
                  140

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                • Küssen in Köln. Ein Kuss-Wegweiser durch die Domstadt - 200 m
                • schul- und veedelszug - 200 m
                • Cologne Philharmonic - 200 m
                • Musical Dome, Cologne - 200 m

                Popular areas

                • City Center - 200 m

                Places of interest

                • Kölner Dombau Lotterie - 100 m
                • Kölner Dom - 100 m
                • Die Schatzkammer des Domes zu Köln - 200 m
                • Heinzelmännchenbrunnen - 200 m
                • Gerüstbau Kölner Dom - 200 m

                Train stations

                • Cologne Central Station - 100 m
                • Cologne Central Station - 100 m
                • Central Station Cologne - 100 m
                • Der Spiegel Gallery - 200 m

                Shopping areas

                • Museum Ludwig - 200 m
                • Museum of Applied Art, Cologne - 200 m
                • Romano-Germanic Museum - 200 m

                Amusement

                • Monty Python´s Spamalot - 300 m

                Monuments and Landmarks

                Museums

                • Museum for Applieds Art - 200 m
                • Roman-Germanic Museum - 200 m

                Theaters

                • Kölner Philharmonie - 200 m
                • Musical Dome Cologne - 200 m

                Galleries

                • Gallery of Mirrors - 200 m

                Underground stations

                • Dom/Hbf Underground Station - 100 m
                • Dom/Hbf underground station - 100 m

                Local attractions

                • German Sports and Olympic Museum - 1.5 km
                  Rheinauhafen 1, Cologne
                • Hellers Volksgarten - 2.2 km
                  Volksgartenstrasse 27, Cologne
                • Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst - 2.3 km
                  Universitatsstrasse 100, Cologne
                • Stadtgarten - 1.6 km
                  Cologne, North Rhine-WestphaliaGermany
                • Botanical Gardens Flora - 2.3 km
                  Amsterdamer Strasse 34, Cologne

                Near the hotel

                • Cologne Cathedral - 90 m
                  Domkloster 3, Cologne
                • Museum of Applied Art - 230 m
                  An der Rechtsschule, Cologne
                • Kolner Philharmonie - 320 m
                  Bischofsgartenstrasse 1, Cologne
                • Kolumba - 430 m
                  Kolumbastrasse 4, Cologne
                • Roman-German Museum - 210 m
                  Roncalliplatz 4, Cologne
                • Museum Ludwig - 320 m
                  Bischofsgartenstrasse 1, Cologne
                • Minoritenkirche - 320 m
                  Kolpingplatz, Cologne

                Restaurants nearby

                • Gaffel am Dom - 110 m

                  Address: Bahnhofsvorplatz 1
                  Phone: 0221-9139260

                  71% likes this, based on 255 reviews
                  Cuisine: German

                • Hanse-Stube - 10 m

                  Address: 1 Trankgasse (Hotel Excelsior)
                  Phone: 0221 270 34 02

                  78% likes this, based on 87 reviews

                • Starbucks Coffee - 40 m

                  Address: Trankgasse 11

                  64% likes this, based on 72 reviews

                • Taku - 20 m

                  Address: Trankgasse 1-5
                  Phone: 02212703909

                  79% likes this, based on 101 reviews
                  Cuisine: Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Asian, Chinese, Japanese
                  Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 29

                • Cafe Reichard - 110 m

                  Address: Unter Fettenhennen 11
                  Phone: 0221-2578542

                  80% likes this, based on 205 reviews
                  Cuisine: European

                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  1 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  3 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of floors:
                  6
                • Number of rooms:
                  140

                Hotel Awards

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                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                Best Spa Hotels in Germany

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                Excelsior Ernst Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Excelsior Ernst

                Average guest rating

                8.8out of 10
                Superb
                Based on 265 reviews

                Guest reviews

                • Older travelers
                  10.0

                  The level of service is very high. The central location just steps from the Dom and the central train station.

                  The price of the breakfast, while extensive, is too high at 27 euros per person.

                • Couple
                  10.0

                  Very friendly staff, best possible location, just perfect!

                • Older travelers
                  10.0

                  Good hotel with good breakfast.

                  2e day breakfast rollout was little bit chaotic in comparison to the day before. People where complaining about ordering coffee. And in the afternoon sauna facilities was mess. Everywhere used towels.

                • Family with children
                  8.8

                  Our suite was wonderful, very comfortable and elegant. The staff was extremely accommodating.

                • Single
                  9.2

                  Very friendly staff, very good location to visit Cologne.

                • Single
                  9.6

                  in total it was perfect and recomandable to others

                • Couple
                  8.8

                  Friendly and professional staff that ran the extra mile to make us feel at home. Brilliant logistics: next to Dom church, and undergorund parking literally on the other side of the street. Spacious rooms, with all amenities on-site.

                • Couple
                  5.8

                  Liked the view on the Dom.

                  Must have been a nice hotel in its day but refurbishment is at least ten years overdue.

                • Group of friends
                  8.8

                  Excellent location, great breakfast

                  Unusually small bar for such a hotel

                • Couple
                  7.0

                  The location of the hotel is unbeatable and they were able to provide the exact room I had asked for. (view)

                  Room was a little stuffy and the shower heads need some love as 6 out of 8 were clogged.

                • Older travelers
                  10.0

                  Location is exceptional. Just in front of the Dome,the Rail Station. No need to taxi. Metro @ the hotel exit. City information center accross the street also for tickets if you need. Very complete breakfast with fresh/daily food. Nice small bar. It is a LHW and it shows. If you can get a good price don't even think about, go for it....

                • Single
                  4.2

                  Good location

                  Old room was extremely bad , and bed was very bad it is not even one star hotel, i was given new room only the last night of my stay which was ok. staff was not helpful

                • Single
                  8.8

                  Free ungraded with black amex

                • Older travelers
                  10.0

                  The location of this hotel cannot be better. This is a fantastic hotel with equally great staff and services.

                • Couple
                  9.6

                  I found the hotel excellent and was very impressed with the level of housekeeping service. I also found the hotels location excellent.

                  I found the room at times too warm even when the heating in the room was turned off.

                How to reach hotel

                hotel Excelsior Ernst Hotel - Cologne Cologne location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                Trankgasse, 1-5 / Domplatz, Cologne, Germany, 50667

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Cologne
                  300 m
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Central Station Cologne
                  200 m
                • Cologne Central Station
                  200 m
                Underground stations
                • Dom/Hbf underground station
                  200 m
                Restaurants
                • Gaffel am Dom (cuisine: German)
                  110 m
                • Taku (cuisine: Indian, Thai, Vietnamese)
                  20 m
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  1 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  3 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of floors:
                  6
                • Number of rooms:
                  140

                Hotel Awards

                GermanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCologneExcelsior Ernst

                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                Best Spa Hotels in Germany

                Use Badge