Hotel Features. Built in 1863, the elegant Excelsior Hotel Ernst features an imposing stone facade, a spacious pillared lobby and old-world interiors dotted with chandeliers and antique furniture. Staff at the 24- hour front desk can help with trips to Cologne attractions like the Cologne Philharmonic Hall or the famous Hohe Strasse shopping street, both less than 200 metres away.
The hotel serves complimentary breakfast. The traditional wood-panelled Hanse Stube offers traditional European dishes with a modern twist. Asian cuisine is on the menu at the contemporary low-lit Taku restaurant where design touches include an aquarium. There's a comfortable wood-panelled piano bar, and room service is available 24 hours.
Small groups can be accommodated in the Excelsior Hotel Ernst's conference rooms. There's a well-equipped business centre and wireless Internet access is available.
The Excelsior Hotel Ernst has a bright sunlit fitness room with a pale wood floor and a range of exercise equipment. There's a sauna, steam room and beauty salon.
Guestrooms. The Excelsior Hotel Ernst's 142 air-conditioned guestrooms are individually decorated in a grand traditional style, featuring antique furniture, artworks and rich fabrics. All rooms have separate seating areas, minibars, Internet access, safes and satellite television.
Expert Tip. Two of Cologne's best-known museums, the Ludwig Museum and the Cologne Town Museum, are within 500 metres of the Excelsior Hotel Ernst.
Single room: One queen or one twin bed. 20 to 39 square metres. Street or inner courtyard views. Television and air conditioning. Marble bathroom.
Double Room: One double; one king; or two twin beds. 25 to 46 square metres. Street or inner courtyard views. Television and air conditioning. Marble bathroom.
Deluxe room: One king or two twin beds. Approx 46 square metres. Air conditioning. Marble bathroom. Views of the street or the quiet inner courtyard.
From Cologne-Bonn Konrad Airport (CGN):
Distance to Excelsior Hotel Ernst is 12 kilometres, approximately 20 minutes' drive.
Getting there. Guests can arrange to be picked up by limousine or by van, for an extra fee and by prior arrangement with the hotel. High-speed trains and the regional S-Bahn run between the airport railway station and Cologne Hauptbahnhof (central station) every 30 minutes. The fare for a single ticket is 2.10 EUR, and the journey time is 18 minutes. The number 170 bus runs to the Hauptbahnhof and Cologne city centre five times an hour. The fare is 5 EUR for a single ticket. Taxis wait outside Terminals 1 and 2, and cost about 25 EUR to central Cologne and 40 EUR to Bonn. Prices are all subject to change.
Getting around. The hotel is in Cologne city centre, opposite the cathedral. The centre of Cologne can be easily explored on foot. Schildergasse, Hohe Strasse and Breite Strasse are pedestrianised and most main attractions are located around the Altstadt, on the left bank of the Rhine. A transferable ticket (VRS) entitles travellers to use all transport facilities, including the underground, buses, trams, and RB (RegionalBahn), RE (RegionalExpress) and S (S-Bahn) trains. Train-only tickets can also be purchased. Both types of tickets can be purchased from vending machines at the city's train stations. Only VRS tickets can be bought from tram, bus and underground stops. Valet parking is available at the hotel (surcharge).
- Sauna High Speed Internet
- Dry Cleaning Service Wake Up Service
- Pets Allowed - E 15.00 Per Day/Pet Business Center
- Lounge Children Stay Free - Under 12 years age
- Sauna Restaurant(s)
- Fitness Equipment Gift shop or newsstand
- Concierge desk Elevator/lift
- Security guard - 24 Hours Meeting room (small groups)
- Babysitting or child care - Upon Request Parking garage - Euro 22.00 Per Day
- Garden Photocopy machine
- Breakfast services - surcharge
Room Amenities: , , • Makeup mirror • Massage - available in room • Sewing kit • Window opens • Rollaway beds • Cribs (infant beds) available • Bathroom telephone • Direct-dial phone • Bottled water in room (complim • Separate sitting area • Pay movies • Multi-line phone • Extra towels/bedding • Hypo-allergenic bedding availa • Complimentary toiletries • Smoking rooms • Cable/satellite TV
Kolner Dom (cathedral) - across the street | Rhine (excursions) - 100 metres | Hohe Strasse shopping - 100 metres | Roemisch-Germanisches Museum - 100 metres | Kolner Philharmonie - 100 metres | Cologne Philharmonic Hall - 200 metres | Museum Ludwig - 350 metres | Wallraf-Richartz Museum - 1 kilometre | Chocolate Museum - 1 kilometre | Schokoladenmuseum - 1 kilometre
Cologne Hotels - Excelsior Hotel Ernst