Excelsior Hotel Ernst

Trankgasse 1 - 5, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, 50667, Germany | 5 star hotel
Prices starting from $224.00

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This 5 star hotel, located in the Innenstadt area of Cologne, is near Cologne Cathedral (Dom), Museum Ludwig, Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), and Wallraf-Richartz Museum.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Excelsior Hotel Ernst Cologne

    Fantastic hotel!!!


    Great location next to the train station with great links to /from the airport and opposite the Dom. Shopping and museums all literally minutes away. Lovely hotel and fantastic service.

    Great location, rooms a slight disappointment


    Stayed at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst for two nights in December 2005 to visit the excellent Cologne Christmas markets.

    Excellent Hotel, Great Location


    We stayed here from 3 to 5.12.05 while visiting the Christmas Markets. The Hotel location is excellent, a couple of minutes walk from the train station and across the road from the cathedral. It is close to everything we wanted to see. We had got excellent room only rates and were very happy with our standard room. It was a twin room, very spacious and facing an internal courtyard. The bathroom had shower over bath and twin sinks. The overall standard was excellent with the small exception that on the second morning we had to run the water for quite a while before it became hot enough to shower. The staff were excellent. The housekeeper showed us to our room on arrival. There was a turn down service in the evening. There were nice little complementary touches such as the free mini bar and the nightly shoe cleaning service. We did not eat there or use the other facilities as we were busy going round the markets but the central location made it an excellent base. I would highly recommend it for someone looking for a comfortable and traditional hotel in a fantastic location.

    Lovely Stay


    I stayed at the Hotel Ernst with my parents and my family on the 29th November. We had three deluxe rooms, which were all of a good standard.My youngest son's bed had a hotel Ernst toy rabbit on, for him to take home, and in the bathroom he had a small bath robe, slippers, wash bag with duck sponge and his own colourful bottles of shampoo and bubble bath.

    An amazing hotel experience


    I was in Cologne at the end of a quick trip across Europe. I had booked the Excelsior Hotel on the internet primarily because of its location (directly across the Cathedral and Central Train Station in City Center) and the room rate. I was able to book the hotel at 125 Euros per night.

    Traditional Grande Dame - Great Location, Rooms need help


    We stayed in the Ernst while we were in Koln for ANUGA. This is the bi-yearly, totally huge, world wide food fair - and everything in Koln is filled - and the Ernst was no exception.

    Right in the centre


    The hotel location couldn't be bettered. It is very close to the station and opposite the Dom. With luck you can see the spires of the Dom from your room.

    The service is everything one can wish for - pleasant and efficient. The rooms are large and very quiet for such a central location. The in-room drinks are free, but unfortunately - for an englishman - there are no tea making facilities.

    If you are on a deal without breakfast, which we were, the hotel breakfast is dear at 20 euros. Fotunately the Cafe Rickard, opposite the Dom and only 100 metres away, does an excellent full breakfast for 11.40 euros.



    A stay at Excelsior Hotel Ernst, a European grande dame, is an antidote to the corporate hotel experience. The building is a rare survivor of WWII in the city centre and has a lot of period charm. Unbeatable location opposite the Cathedral and close to all the sights and the shopping.

    Fantastic location - shame you can't eat there!!


    We stayed at the Excelsior hotel from the 10th - 12th December. The location was fab - directly oposite the Dom and the Christmas markets. We checked into the hotel and they upgraded us to a junior suite. The room was a very generous size with its own living room, dressing room and good sized bathroom. The service in the hotel was great - especially room service. One big problem, we could not eat in the hotel restuarants, they were fully booked for months in advance and you can't get a table, even if you are a hotel guest. If you are staying here I would suggest some forward planning!!! Overall an excellent hotel.

    The best !


    The hotel has a superb location right opposite the Cathedral. It is a five star with five star service and the rooms are large. The bathrooms are also large and very luxurious.We enjoyed our stay and can recommend it to anyone visitng Cologne.

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