At a glance
As the only member of the Leading Hotels of the World in Cologne the Excelsior Hotel Ernst unites tradition and innovation in an extraordinary symbiosis since 1863. The Grand hotel fascinates guests from all over the world with its timeless elegance and its prominent situation in the heart of the city, vis-à-vis the Cologne Cathedral. The still privately-owned Excelsior Hotel Ernst is well-known for its discreet elegance. Precious materials, valuable antiques and a harmonious choice of colours create character and individual charm in each room, creating an ambience that beckons the guest to linger. This personal note combined with the latest furnishings and up-to-date technical equipment leave little to be desired. At gourmet restaurant ‘Hanse Stube’ you will experience glorious moments of culinary craftsmanship. The committed team assembled around Executive Head Chef Maximilian Specht, creates innovative French and Mediterranean cuisine with a level of finesse that fulfills gourmet dreams. The Michelin starred restaurant ‘taku’ is the city’s first address for authentic East-Asian delights. Head Chef Mirko Gaul will conjure an unforgettable experience for you. The hotel offers an in Germany exclusive partnership - Afternoon Tea inspired by Pierre Hermé, the famous French pastry Chef. His delicious Macarons are served along with a selection of sweet and savory Afternoon Tea classics. After a successful and strenuous day, unwind in the spa facilities at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst. State-of-the-art fitness equipment, sauna and steam room and selected wellness and fitness partners, will bring you to complete relaxation.