A family-run luxury hotel, The Excelsior Hotel Ernst is almost as much as a Cologne institution as the UNESCO-recognised cathedral which it is opposite. Since 1863, guests have explored the city’s museums, markets and medieval halls from here.
Cologne’s only member of the Leading Hotels of the World, The Excelsior Hotel Ernst has a Michelin-starred restaurant, 12 separate function rooms, and 140 classically decorated rooms. A Grand Hotel in size and style, it has a surprisingly intimate feel. Whether reinvigorating themselves in the sauna and steam room, savouring the award-winning French cuisine in Hanse Stube or enjoying tea in the Piano Bar, guests can be sure of the hotel team’s devotion to attentive service.