Excelsior Hotel Ernst
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We headed off to Germany with the Rhine River at its lowest level in decades. A few days before our trip we got word about the river conditions and reviewed our options. River traffic will not be able to make it all the way up or down the river, so at the very least, we will need to change ships at some point. Deciding to go for …
... went in to help we couldn't fit. So Karo and Anna stayed in the kitchen and Lara and Christian stayed with us to talk. Their friend Matheus also joined us for dinner as well. They made 2 pizza's and we ate all of it and had drinks till it was late. We then continued drinking in our room because Lara had to sleep. When the drinks were finished, we went to sleep. Christian and Mattheus continued drinking after they went to the bottle shop and then slept. Great ...
... eating. I was so full, we waited for a bit and then headed out to Bonn. We were going to go to a techno rave in Bielfield which is Anna and Christian's home town. However Christian received notice that it was cancelled. So we decided Bonn because it was only 20minutes away. We walked to the train station and waited for the train to arrive. We then arrived Bonn. It was such a small town it reminded me of Te Awamutu or ...
... smell of laundry detergent but this wasn't the case. I think I stuffed the washing machine too much. oh well. Thank you Lord for friends. Thank you for different cultures. Thank you for the enjoyment of vegetables. Thank you for your Love and protection. Thank you for strength to carry our luggage and thank you most of all for answering our prayers. Thank you for clean clothes. Thank you for good weather to dry the clothes. ...
... red wine and she was hesitant because she gets drunk easily. I found this a bit amusing. She took off, Simon served dinner and it was delicious. He gave us a egg yoke to mix in the pasta before we ate it and it was so creamy it was fabulous. I love home cooked meals. They're made with love! Afterwards, we were supposed to go to the bar but both of Simon's friends pulled out so we stayed home. We went to the supermarket and bought beer, wine and chips. We came back ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Excelsior Hotel Ernst Cologne
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.
Stayed at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst for two nights in December 2005 to visit the excellent Cologne Christmas markets.
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.
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.
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.
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.