This luxury 5-star hotel is located directly opposite Cologne Cathedral and a 2-minute walk from Cologne Main Station. It offers award-winning cuisine and elegant rooms with a free minibar. The Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom has been family-run since 1863. The spacious rooms and suites all feature air conditioning, international satellite TV and a marble-style bathroom. Free WiFi is available for all mobile devices. Exotic Asian dishes are available in the stylish taku restaurant, which has a Michelin star, and innovative French cuisine is served in the Hanse Stube restaurant. The Piano Bar features tea/coffee specialities, homemade pastries, cocktails, a cigar lounge and live piano music. The Excelsior Cologne offers free use of the gym and 2 saunas from 07:00 until 22:00 daily. Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Cologne, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.7

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American, Buffet

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 single bed
and
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
or
2 single beds
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Sustainability certification

This property has one or more third-party sustainability certifications.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.5
Facilities
8.9
Cleanliness
9.3
Comfort
9.4
Value for money
8.2
Location
9.7
Free WiFi
8.4
High score for Cologne
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Kimberley
    Australia Australia
    The staff were incredible, making our family stay so great. Location was 10/10, little details were perfect. Evening hot chocolate for my daughter was a highlight for her.
  • Randy
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Warm and welcoming reception and impeccable service from start to finish. Great hotel located next to the Cologne Cathedral in the city centre. Loved the beautiful spacious room and everything was perfectly in order. Thanks for a great stay,
  • Eyjólfsdóttir
    Iceland Iceland
    Excellent stay, we loved the staff and room. The bar was very cool and we enjoyed the level of service quite a lot.

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
2 restaurants on site

  • Hanse Stube
    • Cuisine
      French • Mediterranean • European
    • Ambiance
      Traditional
  • taku
    • Cuisine
      Chinese • Indonesian • Japanese • Korean • Malaysian • Thai • Vietnamese • Asian
    • Ambiance
      Modern

Facilities of Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular facilities
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Fitness centre
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live music/performance
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Pub crawls
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
    Off-site
  • Cycling
    Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs € 29 per day.
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Babysitting/child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Wellness
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Hammam
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

House rules

Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 15:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 4 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Cot upon request
Free
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 80 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Groups

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card EC-Card JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please note that an 01 January, a New Year's Day brunch will be available instead of breakfast.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom

  • Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom has 2 restaurants:

    • taku
    • Hanse Stube

  • Room options at Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom include:

    • Suite
    • Double
    • Single

  • Guests staying at Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • American
    • Buffet

  • Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Hammam
    • Cycling
    • Movie nights
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Bike tours
    • Cooking class
    • Personal trainer
    • Steam room
    • Walking tours
    • Bicycle rental
    • Pub crawls
    • Fitness
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Live music/performance
    • Fitness/spa locker rooms

  • The prices at Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom is 200 yards from the centre of Cologne. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.