Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This stately 19th-century lodging is next to Cologne Cathedral
- Köln Hauptbahnhof station is a short walk away
- There’s a Michelin-starred Asian restaurant and an afternoon tea service
- Some of the elegant suites offer cathedral views
Offering spectacular views of neighbouring Gothic masterpiece Cologne Cathedral, the 5-star Excelsior Hotel Ernst is a bastion of tradition in the centre of Cologne. This classic, family-run lodging occupies an elegant 19th-century building with an ornate stone façade, and is a short stroll from Köln Hauptbahnhof railway station and within a 10-minute walk of major sights including the historic City Hall and Alter Markt square, and Museum Ludwig, home to an eclectic collection of modern art.
Marble pillars, rich fabrics and a sweeping staircase topped with a glass dome characterise Excelsior Hotel Ernst’s refined interiors. There’s a polished piano bar decked with wood-panelled walls and a mirrored ceiling. Dining options include Hanse Stube, a genteel restaurant for French fine dining, and Taku, a Michelin-starred contemporary-design eatery offering East Asian cuisine. Afternoon tea is served in the winter garden or the sophisticated lobby lounge. Guests can work out in the fitness room and relax in the hotel’s sauna and steam room.
The hotel’s classy atmosphere is picked up in its 137 stately rooms, which feature white walls, dark wood furnishings and marble or natural stone bathrooms. All the rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini bars, plus armchairs. Higher-grade rooms add splashes of warm colour, partial underfloor heating, rainforest showers and sitting areas, while suites have separate living rooms and distinct touches ranging from views of the cathedral to Jacuzzi tubs. Room service is available 24 hours.
- Newspaper / magazines
- Gym / fitness center
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour room service
- Airport transfer (fees apply)
- Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
- Concierge service
- Express check-in / checkout
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Pillow menu
- Safe in reception (fees apply)
- Business center
- Sitting area
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
- Parking (fees apply)
- Valet service (fees apply)
Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Checkout: Standard Time is 1pm.
Pets: Pets allowed. Only service animals are allowed. Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Know Before You Go Fees The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Debit cards not accepted
Know Before You Go
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET
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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.