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Excelsior Hotel Ernst

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Trankgasse 1 - 5 | Domplatz, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
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Sao Paulo, SP
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144 reviews 144 reviews
29 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location is great next to the main train station (200m) and front of the Cathedral. There are many pubs and restaurants in the neighborhood. The restaurant is very good. The room was very cozy and comfortable and I was quite satisfied overall. The bed was very comfortable albeit a bit small. THE WIFI WAS PAID AND DIDN'T WORK VERY... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location of Hotel Ernst is excellent and the restaurant and lobby are comfortable and elegant. The room was very cozy and comfortable and I was quite satisfied overall. The bed was very comfortable albeit a bit small. The only issues I had were that I arrived quite early and understandably the room wasn't ready. I waited a few hours... More

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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402 helpful votes 402 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can only concur that this is a brilliantly located hotel with delightful staff. The restaurant Hans Stube was the best food we had in Germany (albeit this is not saying a lot). We were sad that the restaurant Taku was closed for the annual holiday (first couple of weeks in August) as the menu looked right up our street. Only... More

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New York City, New York
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26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a huge old Grand Hotel that is kept in perfect condition. It is beautiful, elegant, and so big that it almost seems like a world of its own. The public staves, including the lobby and the hallways, are vast, and there are all sorts of sitting rooms al,mover the place. The bar is great for late night dining... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A true 5 star hotel - impressive rooms, superb service and with a location second to none. The staff were attentive but not overbearing and it is a wonderful base to explore the city. We had a double room and it had everything you want ; the bed was really comfortable. We spent each night relaxing in the piano bar... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite my last review's complaints about the WiFi we chose to stay here again because the Hotel itself is so good. The WiFi this time worked perfectly but is still chargeable which is a pet hate of mine in this day and age but to balance it out the minibar is free !! This really is a great Hotel. Perfectly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a real 5 star hotel in the heart of Cologne (only 1 min from the railway station (Köln Hb). Impeccable service, very nice room (and bed) and close to 'everything'. Cafe Reinhard acroos the road has a nice breakfast (if it's not included in your room). A dinner at the hotel restaurant (Hans Stube) is recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Simply put, I loved this hotel. The service from check-in to check-out was first rate. The location, which is right across from the Koln Dom cannot be beat. The room was well appointed with large comfortable beds and a large modern bathroom. The breakfast buffet was one of the best I've experienced at a hotel, with a large selection. I... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is my third week staying at Excelsior Hotel Ernst. Making this outstanding property my pied-à-terre in Cologne was a very wise decision! The owners have managed to keep the hotel up-to-date and still maintain its personality of a 150-year-old grand hotel. What I appreciate in particular is the fact that the hotel is family-owned and run. Being very luxurious... More

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Paris, France
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a very nice hotel, ideally located, in front of the train station (but no noise) and on the side of the Cathedral. The hall dates back from the 50's when the hotel was rebuilt, but it is sober and pleasant. The personel at the front desk is friendly. the rooms are modern, not too large but well equipped... More

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Address: Trankgasse 1 - 5 | Domplatz, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Nord
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Excelsior Hotel Ernst 5*
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Perfectly situated in the heart of Cologne, the Excelsior Hotel Ernst has been welcoming guests for more than 151 years. Vis-a-vis the famous Dom Cathedral, the stunning Gothic extravaganza and world heritage landmark, Cologne's luxury Grand hotel lies within walking distance of museums, cultural sites and luxury shops. All 142 rooms and suites are individually decorated with rich fabrics, precious antiques and vibrant colors partially overlooking the cathedral. Taku, the hotel's East Asian-restaurant, awarded by the Guide Michelin with one star creates an unforgettable dining experience while the Hanse Stube, the hotels' fine dining restaurant offers contemporary French cuisine with local influences at its best. The intimate Piano bar with live music in the evening is famous for its cocktail classics and cigar selection. The complimentary use of the minibar and the sauna and fitness area leaves no wish unfulfilled. The Excelsior Hotel Ernst- Tradition and Innovation since 1863. ... more   less 
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