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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.

This is our guests' favorite part of Cologne, according to independent reviews.

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

Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Sept 8, 2004
Hotel chain/brand: The Leading Hotels of the World

Currency Exchange: Need local currency? This property has currency exchange on site.

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Cologne, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.8

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

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Asian, American, Buffet

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Sleeps Room Type Price
Max adults: 3. Max children: 2
Junior Suite
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 3. Max children: 3
Suite
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 3. Max children: 3
Executive Suite
  • 1 twin bed and 1 king bed
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Max adults: 3. Max children: 2
Grand Deluxe Double or Twin Room
  • 2 twin beds
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  • 1 king bed
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Max adults: 2
Grand Superior Double Room
  • 1 king bed
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  • 2 twin beds
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Max adults: 1
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4 reasons to choose Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom

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  • The staff speaks English
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Located in the historic old town

The markets and breweries of Cologne's old town lie directly on the banks of the Rhine. At the heart of the neighborhood is the world-famous cathedral, Germany's most popular tourist destination.

What's nearby
  • Cologne Cathedral
    0.1 miles
  • Romano-Germanic Museum
    0.1 miles
  • Der Spiegel Gallery
    0.2 miles
  • Museum of Applied Arts Cologne
    0.2 miles
  • Cologne University of Applied Sciences
    0.2 miles
  • Museum Ludwig
    0.2 miles
  • Cologne Philharmonic Hall
    0.2 miles
  • Musical Dome Köln
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • National Socialism Documentation Center
    0.3 miles
  • Theater am Dom
    0.3 miles
  • Wallraf-Richartz Museum
    0.3 miles
  • Cologne Chocolate Museum
    0.7 miles
  • LANXESS Arena
    1.2 miles
  • Volksgarten Park
    1.6 miles
  • RheinEnergie Stadium
    3.6 miles
  • Leverkusen Central Station
    6.4 miles
  • BayArena
    7 miles
  • Phantasialand
    10.4 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River Rhein
    0.4 miles
Public transit
  • Train Cologne Central Station
    0.1 miles
  • Subway Dom/Hbf Metro Station
    0.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Cologne Bonn Airport
    8.5 miles
  • Düsseldorf Airport
    24.8 miles
  • Dortmund Airport
    48.9 miles
How to get to Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom from Cologne Bonn Airport
    Taxi
    Parking available
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2 Restaurants On Site

    Hanse Stube

    Food: French, Mediterranean, European

    taku

    Food: Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese, Asian

Amenities of Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Live music/Performance
  • Cooking class Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Bike tours
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Movie nights Off-site Additional charge
  • 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
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs EUR 29 per day.
  • Parking garage
Transportation
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • 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
  • Safe
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • 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
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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 are considered 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 by request
Free
12+ years
Extra bed by request
€ 80 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

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

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

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

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

  • 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.

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

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Parking garage

  • Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom is 650 feet from the center of Cologne.

  • 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
    • Steam room
    • Bike tours
    • Cooking class
    • Personal trainer
    • Fitness
    • Walking tours
    • Live music/Performance
    • Bar crawls
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Locker rooms

  • Guests staying at Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Asian
    • American
    • Buffet

  • Room options at Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom include:

    • Suite
    • Double
    • Single

  • Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom has 2 restaurants:

    • taku
    • Hanse Stube

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom by:

    • Train 15min
    • Taxi 20min