Excelsior Hotel Ernst * * * * * De Luxe          

 Domplatz 50667 Cologne − Germany

+49(0)221 270 1 
Fax: +49(0)221 270 3333

The Excelsior Hotel Ernst is a luxury hotel located in the centre of Cologne - opposite its famed Cathedral (one of the seven man-made wonders of the world). Because of this location, guests will find themselves only 15 minutes from the airport, 200 meters from the railway station, and walking distance to major attractions and the fair/expo centre. The Excelsior Hotel Ernst has a history since 1863. Modern comforts and amenities meet traditional style and elegance at this hotel.

The Excelsior Hotel Ernst offers 142 uniquely furnished guest rooms and sumptuous suites. Each room is individually and luxuriously decorated. Guests can expect an extensive range of comforts, like heated towel rods, slippers and bathrobes, and modern conveniences, as well. Guest will enjoy dining at the hotel's restaurant, the Hanse Stube - serving an international menu in a classical fashion, yet conscious of culinary trends. For guest arriving by car, valet parking is available. The Excelsior Hotel Ernst is convenient to fine dining, shopping and entertainment venues.

Superior Room

The harmonic colors of the Superior Rooms create a home décor which invites to linger. Subtle design and simple clarity contribute to a comfortable ambience. In the spaciously designed room a small seating accommodation and antique desk await you. The marble-tiled or natural stone baths complete the cozy surrounding.

Deluxe Room

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 rooms impress 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.

Junior Suite

All Junior Suites situated in the Hanse wing display 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 Suites additionally offer a large natural stone bath with rain shower.

The Junior Suites with the exclusive view towards Cologne Cathedral are 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.

Optionally bookable with twin or double bed.

The Junior Suites have an average size of 40 sqm.


Perfect symbiosis of historic antiques and noble materials.

You appreciate comfort, size and furnishing at the highest level? If that´s the case, our suites will be the right choice for you! All suites of the Excelsior Hotel Ernst are marked by a high level of luxury in a typical Grand hotel: a living area, a separate sleeping area as well as a spacious bath. Thanks to the sophisticated architecture all suites mirror luxurious elegance. Noble upholstery in gentle pastel shades makes the inviting atmosphere perfect.

The suites have an average size of 45 sqm.

Executive Suite

Luxurious suites in private atmosphere.

The Executives Suites with their timeless design offer much space and privacy to live and work. The large suite with separated sleeping and living area is completed by the spacious marble-tiled bath 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.

All Executive Suites have an average size of 60 sqm.

Excelsior Suite

In the lavish Excelsior Suites with direct view on the famous Cologne Cathedral luxury has highest priority. Due to their open and appealing design both Excelsior Suites create 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.

Both Excelsior Suites have an average size of 80 sqm.

Meeting & Conferences

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The luxury grand hotel Excelsior Hotel Ernst always offers a professional setting for effective business meetings, conventions, corporate conferences and seminars! 

Elegant conference rooms with the latest communication and presentation technology provide the ideal conditions for successful conferences and events for up to 200 persons. Our impressive meeting rooms with natural daylight provide a pleasant working atmosphere. Here you can have a carefree and peaceful business meeting.




Other things to do:excelsior hotel ernst leisure activities

Wine Tasting

Golf Courses (nearby)

Horseback Riding (nearby)

Visit The German Sports Academy

Arrangements for Tours around Cologne




About Cologne

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Cologne (Köln), the largest city in the Rhineland, is so rich in antiquity that every time a new foundation is dug, the excavators come up with archaeological finds. Devastating though the World War II bombing was-- nearly all the buildings of the Altstadt were damaged - reconstruction brought to light a period of Cologne's history that had been a mystery for centuries. Evidence showed that Cologne was as important and powerful during the early Christian era as it was during Roman times and the Middle Ages.Cologne traces its beginnings to 38 B.C., when Roman legions set up camp here. As early as A.D. 50, the emperor Claudius gave it municipal rights as capital of a Roman province. In the early Christian era, a bishopric was founded here and a number of saints were martyred, including the patron of the city, St. Ursula. During the Middle Ages, as Cologne became a center for international trade, Romanesque and Gothic churches were built with prosperous merchants' gold. Today there is much to see from every period of the city's 2,000-year history- from the old Roman towers to the modern opera house. But Cologne is also a bustling modern city, with a lively population. It's also increasingly becoming the fine-art capital of Germany. The 'Hauptbahnhof' (the main train-station), which is a protected historical building, is only a few steps away. And the city's trademark, the famous Cologne Cathedral, is also right near the hotel area. After all, we want you to be able to get as close as you can to having a perfect visit in this city.


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