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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 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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

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, 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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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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    Dear sir or Madame, thank you for your message. We can offer you Twin beds.
    Answered on March 22, 2021
  • Do you have parking on site
    Dear Sir or Madame, Thank you for your question. We do have a 24h parking service and are happy to help you park your car and assist with luggage. ..
    Answered on September 22, 2021
  • All your rooms have double beds but I would like 2 beds in the room can you offer this for the dates required
    Dear Sir or Madame, We can offer you twin beds. Please send us your name and the arrival date so that we can take a note in your booking and add the p..
    Answered on October 3, 2022
  • What rooms have a view of city or cathedral ? We are coming to visit April 29th thru May 2 or 3rd. What rooms do you recommend? Thank you Tana
    Dear Tana, thank you very much for your kind request. Please be informed, that our Suites with cathedral view, and our Excelsior Suites have a guaran..
    Answered on November 15, 2021
  • Hello! Do you offer babysitting services? Thank you!
    Dear Sir or Madame, thank you for your message and your request. We do not offer a babysitter service but we can sent your request to our local partne..
    Answered on September 14, 2022
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2 Restaurants On Site

    Hanse Stube

    Food: French, Mediterranean, European


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

Amenities of Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • 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 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
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs EUR 29.0 per day.
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
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
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Interconnecting room(s) available
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • 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!


From 3:00 PM

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


Until 1:00 PM


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 upon request
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 are allowed on request. Charges may apply.


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 Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

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

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

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.

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

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

  • Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom has 2 restaurants:

    • taku
    • Hanse Stube

  • 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

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

    • Train 15min
    • Taxi 20min

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

  • 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.

  • Room options at Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom include:

    • Suite
    • Double
    • Single

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