Excelsior Hotel Ernst

| Cologne, North-Rhein Westphalia, Germany
Restaurant Taku at Excelsior Hotel Ernst in Cologne, North-Rhein Westphalia, Germany
Exterior of Excelsior Hotel Ernst in Cologne, North-Rhein Westphalia, Germany
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As a grand hotel in the heart of Cologne, the Excelsior Hotel Ernst actively participates in urban life and is committed to art and culture. Timeless elegance and tradition characterize the Excelsior Hotel Ernst and fascinate guests from all over the world. For more than 150 years of varied history, Cologne ́s first and finest luxury hotel address unites tradition and innovation. As the only member of the Leading Hotels of the World in Cologne, the philosophy of the Excelsior Hotel Ernst “Your individuality is our excellence” is lived daily by its 195 employees.

Recently renovated in 2014, 23 new deluxe double rooms, seven junior suites, and five executive suites were created in the Hanseflugel. Additionally nine new grand deluxe double rooms were also created. The impressive Grand Deluxe Rooms utilize their unique and individual design to stunning effects with modern technical equipment and traditional ambience.

The restaurant taku, awarded with one Michelin star, is the first address for authentic East Asian delights. At the multiple award-winning gourmet Restaurant Hanse Stube, you will experience culinary magic moments. The motivated team creates innovative French cuisine with local influences. During the day, the Piano Bar offers coffee and tea as well as patisserie and cakes. In the evening the bar team mixes cocktail classics and original creations. 12 elegant function rooms for up to 200 persons and the exclusive Business Suites provide the perfect venue for events. After a hard day, guests can relax at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst sauna and fitness area.
Hotel Address:
  • Excelsior Hotel Ernst
  • Domplatz/Trankgasse 1-5
  • Cologne, North-Rhein Westphalia D-50667
  • Germany
Location Summary
You will find the Excelsior Hotel Ernst in the city centre of Cologne vis-à-vis Cologne Cathedral.

Directions to Hotel
From train: Leave Cologne Central Station using the main entrance which faces the Cathedral. Walk straight on into Trankgasse, the Cathedral must be on your left hand side, now. After approximately 150 m, you will see the Excelsior Hotel Ernst on your right hand side.

Distance from Airports: Cologne/Bonn (CGN) is 15 km. Düsseldorf (DUS) is 40 km. Frankfurt (FRA) is 175 km.
Conde Nast Award Winner
Note Bene
The continuous effort to unite the individuality of the guests, tradition and modern comfort, is honored with numerous awards from independent trade publications in a special way. In the fall of 2009, the renowned publisher "Busche" elected the Asian restaurant taku as "the foreign restaurant of the year" and the EXCELSIOR HOTEL ERNST as "Hotel of the Year 2010". In November 2011, the restaurant taku was awarded with its first Michelin star for its authentic East Asian cuisine.
Banquets & Meetings
The Excelsior Hotel Ernst offers a creative and versatile range of culinary delights for your events. Be inspired by the the versatile break concept. The restaurant chefs will also create a tailor-made offer specifically for your event.
Business Center
Guests have 24 hour access to the Mobile Business Center. Please contact the reception to receive iPads, laptops, and USB devices which can be used by the hotel guests in all public areas. Print outs can be directly printed from the iPads and laptops.
Meeting Space
12 different function rooms for your event.
Fine Dining on Site
The two restaurants taku and Hanse Stube promise culinary magic moments. Let us invite you to relax and to enjoy yourself at the elegant Piano Bar. Seasonal culinary highlights combined with traditional service and exquisite cuisine await you throughout the entire year!
Fitness Center
On the sixth floor, you will find the sauna and fitness area of the hotel which is exclusively for hotel guests. If you wish, the concierge will book a session with a personal trainer for you.
Child Programs
Kids' amenities, babysitting, kids' parties, family packages, and kids' cooking classes.
Pets Allowed
Not in the restaraunt
Spa Facility
The comfort of the luxurious wellness-spa has been especially designed to de-stress, relax and revitalise body and soul.
Cologne offers a variety of shopping streets, each with its own particular atmosphere and clientele.
Theatre & Museums
With its 42 museums Cologne has got an outstanding art and cultural scene. Whether municipal, ecclesiastical, company-owned, or private museum - the wide array of displayed exhibits ranges from Roman, medieval via non-European to contemporary art.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
  • - Business Center
  • - Meeting Space
  • - Executive Retreat
  • - Fine Dining on Site
  • - Fine Dining Nearby
  • - Fitness Center
  • - High Speed Internet
  • - Child Programs
  • - Pets Allowed
  • - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Biking, Touring
  • - Golfing
  • - Shopping
  • - Tennis Courts Nearby
  • - Theatre & Museums

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