Excelsior Hotel Ernst
Trankgasse 1-5/Domplatz, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Long Cologne’s number one grand hotel, the landmark Excelsior Hotel Ernst has stood on this spot since 1863, in a commanding position on the cathedral square, in the heart of the city center. This stately old palace has played host to emperors, statesmen and all manner of VIPs, and today finds it in fighting form, its traditional interiors and antique furnishings in tip-top shape.
The lobby is hung with priceless artworks, and the winter garden, an indoor lounge, sits beneath an ornate stained-glass roof. Upstairs the rooms and suites are outfitted with crisp reproduction furnishings, rich fabrics and modern amenities like satellite television, sound-proof windows and wireless internet access. French doors open onto small balconies overlooking the city, and many of them have views across the square toward Cologne’s famous Dom cathedral.
Hanse Stube, the hotel’s locally-influenced French restaurant, and Taku, the modern Asian restaurant, are local favorites. The Piano Bar is the sort of classic mahogany-paneled hotel bar you’d expect from a traditional hotel like the Excelsior Hotel Ernst. Leisure facilities include a well-equipped fitness center, a sauna and steam bath.
- 142 Rooms
- Style: Contemporary Classic
- Atmosphere: Lively
- 12 Guest Reviews
- Excelsior Hotel Ernst
- Trankgasse 1-5/Domplatz
- Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany