Excelsior Hotel Ernst

5 Stars

  Trankgasse, 1-5 - 50667 - Cologne, Germany View Map
Area: Altstadt Nord

This hotel is one of the most traditional and well known hotels in Cologne and well known in the city.
In the heart of the city opposite the magnificent Cathedral and only a few minutes walk from the shopping area and the railway station. It is only a ten minute walk from the hotel to the fair ground. Alternatively there are many trams and trains from the main train station which is only a two minute walk away. The train ride to the fair ground will then only take two minutes.

Hotel Details


Traditional in style. This leads onto a quite splendid pale blue hall with a chandelier and large mirrors. Wintergarten lounge is just off the lobby along with bar


Attractive neo-classical/art deco frontage with distinctive fluted pillasters. The hotel entrance is under a large canopy.


Styles vary according to location within the hotel. However all are furnished to a very high standard, and each room is immaculately clean.


The restaurant has very impressive dark wood ceiling and panelling and serves traditional European style food. There is also a patio restaurant for when the weather is fine.

Hotel facilities

  •  Car Parking
  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Lifts 2
  •  Boutique
  •  Check-in at From 13:00
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Minibus parking area
  •  Baby sitting
  •  Other Facilities FLIPCHART VIDEO
  •  Voltage 220

The Excelsior Hotel Ernst is perfect for who wants to travel by car. This hotel is ideal for shopping lovers. The Excelsior Hotel Ernst offers a laundry service. The hotel is ideal for families with small children.

The hotel provides either its own car park or a nearby one with a special agreement; being not included in the room price, for a paid parking the payment have to be carried out directly on the spot.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Mini Bar
  •  Hairdryer
  •  Radio

The Excelsior Hotel Ernst offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The Excelsior Hotel Ernst offers a minibar service. The Excelsior Hotel Ernst rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. The accommodation offers a radio service for its guests.

 Public transport

  • Airport: CGN
  • Railway Station: MAIN STATION
  • Underground: DOM
  • Time to the Subway: 2 MIN
  • Distance from the city center: 1 KM
  • Distance from the airport: 25 KM
  • Fair site: COLOGNE MESSE
  • Time to the bus stop: 1 MIN

 Guests' Reviews

Horsham, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.3/5 More Details

New years eve


Washington, United States

Excellent: 4.6/5 More Details

Excellent location in cologne

I spent two very comfortable nights in this elegant hotel which is located about as close to the main train station as it is possible to be. the excelsior is an older hotel and standard rooms are somewhat small, but comfortable and spotlessly maintained. my only complaint is a minor one: the television offerings are rather slim and the remote was ancient, the movies for purchase function didn't seem to work and so selection was limited. but this was probably a blessing in disguise as i really needed to be up early the next days and had no time for television in any event. also, when in cologne there are much better things to do than watch tv!

the staff here are outstanding -- friendly, helpful and always cheerful it seems. made for a very pleasant stay.



St Albans, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.3/5 More Details

Cologne xmas markets

Splendid hotel

Kingston, United Kingdom

Excellent: 5/5 More Details

Family break to cologne

Lovely friendly hotel with 5 star quality. all the staff went out of their way to be helpful but not imposing. the breakfast provided everything you could wish for with a help yourself buffet and a chef for freshly cooked items. the bar man in the piano bar was very efficient and accommodating. the reception staff were welcoming and informative. the hotel was just opposite the cathedral and a short walk from the train station so made an excellent base to explore this city.



Orpington, United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.9/5 More Details

Excellent possition

I am now disappointed that i accepted the room. it was spotless but not 5 star. the room was tired and old fashioned. (room 311)i do advise anyone staying at this hotel to refuse to stay in a a room that is not what they would expect of a 5 star hotel.



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