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Excelsior Hotel Ernst

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catskills and palm beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Location, rooms, staff and service at Excelsior Hotel Ernst Cologne are terrific! Just a few steps across the platz from the station... just a few steps from the Cathedral... yet the hotel remains a quality, quiet haven. The staff is very professional and accommodating. Our room was recently renovated. Lovely decor with plenty of amenities and soundproof to the street.... More 

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Calistoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were extremely impressed with the quality and service offered at this excellent hotel. The public rooms, guest rooms, and facilities are magnificent and perfectly maintained. The service is exceptional and we thoroughly enjoyed their excellent Sunday brunch. An oasis in Koln and as comfortable as it is luxurious. Bravo. Well done.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hello, I'm staying the Excelsior suite right now. It is my 5th time in the hotel. The service is good, people are very polite, the room service is perfect, but they have the worst internet connection out of all 5 starts hotel I've ever been to. Yesterday I was required to urgently upload 1gb file. I tried to do it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No air conditioning (as with most German hotels) which wasn't fun in one of the hottest German days on record. The bar fridge is free and stocked regularly which is great and the staff are incredibly helpful. During my stay, there was extensive construction around the area causing the tap water to be brown for a day. Not fun at... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived the hotel was first class. Great location in the city, we arrived by train so 2 minute walk from the station. Check in was quick and we were escorted to our room. Room #126 was nice. Great shower and comfy beds. Free minibar was a bonus. Staff throughout the stay were exceptional. Treated ourselves to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is great location right opposite the cathedral and has valet parking which makes it very convenient. The staff where friendly and helpful. On the downside the a/c was very poor and it was hot when we where there! 22 euros fro internet access in todays world is a rip off and 29 for breakfast was an easy pass for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is probably the best hotel in Cologne. It's right across from the Cologne Cathedral which is the main site in Cologne and the most visited church in Germany. The Excelsior Hotel's style is traditional German and it is beautiful! The service was excellent! The staff were courteous, friendly, and very efficient. The rooms are spacious and clean, the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I knew this would be a great place because it was right across the street from the cathedral. You couldn't have a better location in the city. The bed was very comfortable and breakfast was exceptional. It was one of the best, if not the best breakfast we had on our 5 week vacation. Also, the bar is really beautiful... More 

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at this hotel previously and the standards were always very high.The reception staff are always very friendly and helpful and the rooms are comfortable.On the last couple of occasions the restaurant in particular has declined significantly. This is disappointing because it was the main reason for staying at this particular hotel.

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excelsiorhotelernst, Geschäftsführer at Excelsior Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Dear Graham C, First of all I would like to thank you for staying with us again and for taking the time to share your impressions. We deeply regret that we could not reach your expectations and would like to assure you that we are taking your constructive criticism very seriously. We will discuss your advise with our executive chef... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at the Ernst hotel for 2 nights with our 6-years old son. \We had a huge room with incredible bathroom and were all treated fabulously by the friendly and efficient staff. Our son was particularly pampered, with hot chocolate and sweets before bedtime. Certainly one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in.

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excelsiorhotelernst, Geschäftsführer at Excelsior Hotel Ernst, responded to this review

Dear ruivdar, First of all I would like to thank you for visiting the Excelsior Hotel Ernst. It has been our pleasure to read your wonderful compliment and we are delighted that you name us as one of the best hotels. This is amazing and a compliment for the entire team. So again, thank you very much and we hope... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Cuisines: German, European, Central European, French
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about Excelsior Hotel Ernst

Address: Trankgasse 1 - 5, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Nord
Price Range: $185 - $871 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Excelsior Hotel Ernst 5*
Number of rooms: 140
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Excelsior Hotel Cologne
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Cologne
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#3 Family Hotel in Cologne
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