The Excelsior Hotel Ernst is a venerable family hospitality institution, open since 1863. Located on Cologne Cathedral Square, in the heart of the city, the hotel has 140 rooms and suites, all of classic elegance, with rich fabrics, thick carpets, and damask bedspreads be sure to request a view of the Cathedral.
Excelsior is renowned for its Michelin-starred restaurant, Taku, where chef Mirko Gaul draws on the culinary history of Asia to compose inventive menus. If you like being in the kitchen, consider signing up for one of the rare cooking lessons taught by the chef. End your evening in the hotel's piano bar, lined with beautiful mahogany woodwork.
The hotel, a member of The Leading Hotels of The World, offers personalised service and a few getaways outside Cologne. An example, A limousine round-trip to the TEFAF Maastricht antique and art fair 100 kilometres away.
Excelsior Hotel Ernst
Trankgasse 1-5 / Domplatz
50 667 Cologne
+49 (0)221 2703158
Rooms: from 240 EUR