Luxury hotel holiday Excelsior Hotel Ernst Cologne

The five-star Excelsior Hotel Ernst in Cologne offers clients a traditional hotel in which to enjoy excellent facilities and a gourmet dining experience. The period charm and the excellent service afford guests every comfort. Situated opposite Cologne Cathedral it is an enviable location from which to explore the historic old town and its wonderful architecture. A good choice for an overnight stop as part of one of our touring holidays by rail of Germany and Central or Eastern Europe.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights or rail travel from London back to London as option
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  • Optional room, rail and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Excelsior Hotel Ernst, Cologne

Excelsior Hotel Ernst is a 5-star historic hotel in an excellent central location. The grand exterior architecture and opulent interiors, as well as Michelin-starred cuisine make it a luxurious spot to recuperate after a day spent exploring Cologne.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located 2-minutes' walk to Cologne Cathedral

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Cologne Bonn Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 25-minutes' drive from Cologne Bonn Airport

Closest railway station Cologne Central Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is 3-minutes' walk from Cologne Central Station

Hotel facilities and services

2 Restaurants, Bar, Fitness Room, Wellness Area with Sauna and Steam Bath, Babysitting Service, Children's Cookery Classes, Concierge Service, Parking.

Complimentary

WiFi, Wellness Facilities.

Out and about nearby

Located opposite Cologne Cathedral the hotel offers a central location within walking distance of many of the attractions of Cologne. The Gothic architecture of the old town, museums of Cologne, medieval and Romanesque buildings.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday by train. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH46192

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Excelsior Hotel Ernst, Cologne

The five-star Excelsior Hotel Ernst is a grand and luxurious hotel, situated opposite Cologne's renowned Gothic Cathedral. Dating back to 1863 the hotel has a long history of excellent standards of hospitality and luxury, something that is echoed in the timeless elegance of the interior decoration. Guests are greeted with high ceilings that create a sense of space whilst marble floors and pillars provide a traditional appeal. In the rooms and suites simple yet quality furniture and neutral tones are complemented by warm hues that provide a comfortable yet classical style. The marble tiled, and natural stone bathrooms become that feature in all the rooms complete the elegantly appointed bedrooms. Traditional style oozes from the Piano Bar and Hanse Stube restaurant where dark wood- panelled walls create a cosy and intimate atmosphere, that is punctuated by splashes of gold and blue. Enjoy a specially created cocktail at the bar before relishing the delicious array of French specialities with regional influences at the restaurant. Alternatively, experience the innovative menu of Asian fusion dishes in the modern and minimalist surroundings of Taku, the hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant. Indulge and enjoy the excellent culinary experience that the hotel offers. After a day spent exploring the sights of Cologne return to the hotel and relax in the peaceful surroundings of the sauna and steam bath. A wonderful hotel, the Excelsior Hotel Ernst, affords guests an elegant base from which to explore Cologne.

Room descriptions

Excelsior Hotel Ernst has 137 rooms and suites including air conditioning, safe and mini bar.

Superior Room
Grand Superior Room
Deluxe Room
Grand Deluxe Room
Junior Suite
Traditional Suite
Suite with Cathedral View
Executive Suite
Excelsior Suite

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday by train. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH46192

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Excelsior Hotel Ernst, Cologne

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Excelsior Hotel Ernst in Cologne, our clients usually arrive by train. Cologne Hauptbahnhof is located in the city centre, next to the cathedral. The hotel is about 5 minutes’ walk from the railway station.

Additional information

Children: Interconnecting rooms are available on request. Children under the age of 12 stay for free in rooms when sharing with their parents and children up to the age of 6 receive a complimentary breakfast. Cookery classes and a babysitting service is available at the hotel on request.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday by train. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH46192

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Excelsior Hotel Ernst, Cologne

About Germany

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Germany enables travellers to experience a fascinating and richly varied country. Germany is replete with regional quirks and personalities - a strong feature of German life and a hangover from the days, not too long ago, when the country was once a patchwork of independent states. Today, to travel from the ancient ports of the north, across the open fields of the German plain, and down through the Ruhr and onto the forests, mountains and cosmopolitan cities of Germany’s Bavarian south, you’ll experience an intriguing variety as great – and appealing – as you’d find anywhere else in Europe. Several of Germany’s cities have the air of national capitals. Cologne, though enmeshed in one of Europe’s most intensively industrialised regions, is rich in monuments. Bavaria’s capital, Munich, is another star attraction, with great museums and galleries. Berlin, the nucleus of the turmoil of reunification, is now one of the most sophisticated, artistic and exciting cities on the planet, while Nuremberg is thrillingly ancient, with the most charming of winter markets in the 11th century square, and summer festivals when the cobbled streets come alive with street artists and musicians. Scattered between these city big-hitters, quieter, utterly charming cities and large towns abound, with medieval old towns straight out of fairy-tale picture books. Heidelberg, the oldest university town in Germany, is an absolute gem, nestling between wooded hills on the banks of the Neckar river, a setting that has seduced visitors ever since the days of the Grand Tour. But from Trier to Bamberg, Marburg to Meissen, Regensburg to Rothenburg, enchanting old towns abound. Beyond Germany’s beautiful cities and towns, the Bavarian Alps, right on Munich’s doorstep, are a spectacular playground for hikers and bikers, horse-riders and skiers. The Rhine and Mosel are both littered with castles and vineyards, offering an enchanting backdrop for the cruise boats that drift serenely along their waters. And stretching more than 100 miles north to south, and 45 miles from east to west, the Black Forest is awash with pretty spa towns and exquisite health resorts, crisscrossed with walking trails. The Black Forest also boasts some of the most spectacular rail journals on the planet. A beautiful, intriguing country vastly at odds with its stiff stereotype, Germany is a wonderful holiday destination for active outdoorsy types and city-breakers alike.

Highlights of Germany

Berlin’s world-class museums, bustling bars, galleries and monuments; Rugen Island, with its rugged chalk cliffs, windswept beaches, Romantic-era spa architecture and tree-lined country roads; Dresden, with its baroque beauty on the banks of the majestic Elbe; Cologne’s magnificent cathedral; the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg; the sandy dunes of Sylt, a North Sea island with fabulous beaches and surf; the beer halls of Munich, ideally in September during the Oktoberfest; Lubeck, a Hanseatic gem; Muritz National Park, where you can go paddling and camping in a paradise teeming with birds; Bremen, a metropolis in miniature, with lovely red-brick and Art Nouveau architecture; the Alpine resorts of Bavaria, including Berchtesgaden, with dramatic peaks, dreamy lakes and superb walking trails; drive or cruise along the Rhine or Mosel, visiting castles, medieval villages and superb vineyards along the way; the walled medieval towns of Rothenburg and Trier, both with wonderful Christmas markets; the Christmas market at Nuremberg, oldest – and still most picturesque – in the world.

Facts in brief

Capital Berlin
Airport Several airports are served from the UK, including Berlin, Bremen, Cologne-Bonn, Dortmund, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Stuttgart and Munich.
Size 137,000 sq. miles
Population 82 million
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