Excelsior Hotel Ernst          

 Trankgasse 1-5 / Domplatz 50667 Cologne − Germany

Member of Leading Hotels of the World

  JP Moser Stayed Here!

Your individuality is our Excellence!

This Grand Hotel, family-owned since 1863, combines valuable traditions with important innovations in a stylish manner.

Excelsior Hotel Ernst

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About us

The Excelsior Hotel Ernst is Cologne’s Grand Hotel next to the Cathedral. We provide individualized services to respond to the uniqueness of every guest and employee. We maintain the tradition of hospitality and remain modern by applying innovation. As Grand Hotel in the heart of Cologne, we actively participate in urban life and we are committed to art and culture. Your individuality is our Excellence.

At a glance

  • 137 rooms & suites, partially with view of the cathedral
  • 12 meeting facilities with natural day light
  • Only member of "The Leading Hotels of the World" in Cologne
  • Family-owned since 1863
  • Sauna and fitness area
  • Rooms: satellite TV, pay TV, price per room includes minibar, safe, broadband access, complimentary internet access through mobile devices, SuitePad, air conditioning, bath robes, hair dryer, shaving mirror
  • Restaurant Hanse Stube: Innovative French cuisine with regional influence
  • Restaurant taku: The house of East Asian hospitality, awarded with one Michelin star
  • Piano Bar: Premium bar offering a large variety of cigars and live piano music
  • Excelsior Hotel Ernst Afternoon Tea inspired by Pierre Hermé
  • Services: 24 hour room service, 24 hour reception and concierge, valet service, luggage service, shoe shine service, conference butler, limousine service, wedding planning

The employees of the Excelsior Hotel Ernst see it as a daily challenge to make "their" guests' stay an unforgettable experience. Being a perfect host is on everybody's mind. The attitude, experience and abilities of our employees are our greatest asset. To be a suitable applicant superb references, an excellent manner and a friendly charm are a matter of course to you.

Fun for kids

To make our little guests feel themselves at home, we treat them like real VIPs at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst. With an array of benefits especially for children we sincerely welcome families with their offspring.


+49(0)221 270 1   Fax: +49(0)221 270 3333      reservation@excelsior-hotel-ernst.de

Official website: https://www.excelsiorhotelernst.com/

Destination guide for car

Information for your navigation system: Trankgasse 1, 50667 Cologne.

If you do not have a navigation system, choose the written route description below.

Cologne’s city centre is an environmental zone. Only cars having a valid eco-sticker (Feinstaubplakette) are allowed to enter. If you wish we will help you to organize the eco-sticker.

The porter parks your car across the street in the multi-storey car park which has closed-circuit TV cameras installed. There you can find reserved parking spaces for our hotel guests. On demand, he will drive up your car at the hotel’s entrance.

Destination guide for train

Leave Cologne Central Station using the main entrance which faces the Cathedral. Walk straight on into Trankgasse, the Cathedral must be on your left hand side, now. After approximately 150 m, you will see the Excelsior Hotel Ernst on your right hand side.

We are glad to meet you at the platform and to bring you and your luggage to the hotel. Just inform our concierge about your arrival time and your coach number. 

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