This luxury 5-star hotel is located right across from 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 Wi-Fi 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 specialties, homemade pastries, cocktails, a cigar lounge and live piano music. The Excelsior Cologne provides free use of the gym and 2 saunas from 7 am until 10 pm daily. Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Located in the 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 queen bed
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
and
1 king bed
1 king bed
or
2 twin beds
1 king bed
1 king bed
or
2 twin beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 3+

This property has made significant commitments towards sustainability by subscribing to 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
8.5
High score for Cologne
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Samantha
    United States of America United States of America
    What a perfect location for visiting the Christmas Market! The location ia perfect. We were traveling with our large family. We had our two year old granddaughter with us. She was tired from a whole day of travel from the US and when she got to...
  • Nicole
    United States of America United States of America
    The hotel was beautiful and comfortable but the staff is what made it extra special. They treated our toddler like a princess and we loved seeing her celebrated. They even brought her warm milk at bedtime and her own mini toiletries bag complete...
  • Tomlinson
    United States of America United States of America
    The room and bar were amazing. Easy access to everything by walking. Truly helpful staff.the daily breakfast was great.

Hotel area info

Restaurants
2 Restaurants On Site

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

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

Most popular amenities
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Fitness center
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
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
  • Bar crawls
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
    Off-site
  • Cycling
    Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (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 available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs € 29 per day.
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Spa
  • Locker rooms
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • 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 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 1:00 PM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

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

Crib and extra bed policies

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

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Groups

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

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The fine print
Must-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 ID 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 offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Cycling
    • Movie nights
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Bike tours
    • Cooking class
    • Personal trainer
    • Steam room
    • Walking tours
    • Bicycle rental
    • Bar crawls
    • Fitness
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Live music/Performance
    • Locker rooms

  • The prices at Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom has 2 restaurants:

    • taku
    • Hanse Stube

  • Check-in at Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 1:00 PM.

  • Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom is 650 feet from the center of Cologne. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • 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: 9.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

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