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Excelsior Hotel Ernst

Excelsior Hotel Ernst



Timeless charm and tradition are within the Excelsior Hotel Ernst, and this contributes to the hotel's appeal to tourists from all over the world. More than 150 years of diverse history brought about the marriage of tradition and imagination in a wonderful symbiosis with the Cologne city's first and finest luxury hotel. 

The resort is among the leading hotels in the world. As a result, the over 190 staff have the rare ability to live every day the quotation “Your uniqueness is the excellence.”

Overview

The building is in the center of the city, opposite the Cologne Cathedral. Aside from the opera, philharmonic, and other well-known sights, as well as the fairground, there are quite a few other places you can stroll to within a short distance. 

Visitors who remain on the property can explore a wide assortment of enticing luxury retail destinations within proximity. To continue, it will only take a few minutes to walk. Hikers will also find the usual breweries, cool bars, and tempting coffee shops.

Nobel fabrics and vintage treasures are in all of the 140 suites. This allows each space to have its distinctive character and beauty. To put it another way, harmonious colors foster a serene home feeling that allows visitors to relax. 

The personal note is also a synthesis of the classic-modern style, in which every need is met. Moreover, the discrete and private environment of Deluxe Quarters, Junior Suites, and Executive Suites is considered in the Hanseflügel. This is the hotel's Executive Wing, which received four stars from the Association for Continual Hotel Growth.

Rooms and Suites

Each of the 137 rooms, Junior Suites and Suites, has its own distinct character and individual elegance. This is due to the precious antiques, Noble fabrics, and varied harmonious hues used in their decor. Besides, a timeless home décor welcomes you to visit. This personal note, combined with the classic-modern furniture, will live up to your every desire.

For an experience special to them, rooms with a beautiful view of the Cologne Cathedral are available. The basic facilities for all guest rooms and suites include a SuitePad (digital concierge) and free internet access. There is also a complimentary minibar service.

In contrast to 10 Downing Street, the nearly smooth black surface on the doors and windows brings this hotel to the top. One can only access a key to the door by adding it to Germany's weightiest key fob.

The room's architecture is simplistic and utilitarian, with simple beige painted walls and soothing blue shades - moreover, a light brown mahogany display cabinet with a minibar and a television. Images of the Cologne buildings used in sepia are also on the walls, whereas orange cushions add a cool burst of color.

On the desk is a tablet that contains details of the hotel as well as the area. Furthermore, the microfiber bed is fitted with great care. It has newly laundered linens and thick pillows. The marble bathroom has a double mirror and Asprey items. Additionally, there are bathrobes with the hotel crest that you can use as soft and warm pajamas.

Dining

You have arrived at the Restaurant Taku, which won one Michelin star. Here you can find authentic East Asian cuisine by a master chef. Chef Mirko Gaul understands how to conjure exquisite flavors from simple Asian ingredients by innovating on the roots of Asian cuisine. He also introduces his own original and innovative style. 

The culinary style of executive chef Mirko Gaul is an "Asian hybrid" blend of Eastern and Western cooking techniques. Taking apart and then reassembling the gourmet kitchen of China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam, he reinterprets it. The creative team at the award-winning restaurant Hanse Stube also produces innovative French cuisine. These are all from their own local ingredients. Plus, their perfection is highly admired well outside the city frontier. The entire journey then ends with luxurious wines from all over the world.

A large array of culinary delights is on sale at the hotels' restaurants. Admirers of the French or East-Asian cooking types will feast at Taku, or Hanse Stube, which is an upscale gourmet eatery, while in the Piano Bar where you'll get high-quality homemade patisseries.

A Cool Place to Spend Your Holiday

In the day, the Piano Bar's baristas deliver a wide variety of drinks, including coffee, tea, and patisserie. There are also pastries and cakes. The spectacularly talented bar staff will combine specialties such as signature drinks and their own inventions throughout the evening.

The harmonic atmosphere and a classy style to compliment the Ernst Afternoon Tea prepared and served since the hotel was established continue to pervade the establishment's lobby lounge. Pierre Hermé Macarons are in the current lineup, with Pierre Hermé being the popular French pastry shop where the macarons come from. 

Since the year 1847, this luxurious hotel has always been a longtime landmark in the area's heart. Besides, it sits near the cathedral and the central train station. You may be confident that your case will have a fantastic impression and be put in one of the twelve seminar rooms, with their classic-modern ambiance. This elegant venue also has space for activities that can host up to 200 guests.

Takeaway 

From amazing activities to laid-back parties, the hotel staff will help you realize your goals in doing your business, private, or exhibition event into a highly productive, memorable event. Moreover, choose a full-service catering from Grand Hotel. Whether you are staying a full week or just a couple of days, you are sure to get satisfaction in the heart of Cologne.

A wide range of other amenities is also available for visitors at their disposal. These include a gym, sauna, and steam tub. You will also find therapies and massages over by a spa provider nearby. Additionally, all visitors have free Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, room service, and also a wedding planning service.

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Rooms and Suites at Excelsior Hotel Ernst

From 664 USD

Suite with Cathedral View ( 45m2 )

The suites with view of the famous Cologne Cathedral are equipped with all these small amenities which definitely make you feel at home. A high class...

From 317 USD

Grand Deluxe Room ( 32m2 )

The impressive Grand Deluxe Rooms utilize their unique and individual design to stunning effects. Through the simple elegance in harmonic and vibrant...

From 240 USD

Classic Room ( 25m2 )

The rooms offer the comfortable standard of the Excelsior Hotel Ernst while convincing by their classical-individual interior situated to the calm inn...

From 562 USD

Traditional Suite ( 45m2 )

You appreciate comfort, size and furnishing at the highest level? If that´s the case, this suites will be the right choice for you! All suites of the...

From 266 USD

Grand Superior Room ( 32m2 )

The new Grand Superior rooms provide a luxurious and versatile space showcasing a unique contemporary design. The use of subtle and bold colours creat...

From 291 USD

Deluxe Room ( 32m2 )

You prefer more than “just” standard? If that´s the case, you have to select a room of the Deluxe category! Situated in the Hanse wing, the stylish an...

From 266 USD

Superior Room ( 30m2 )

The Superior Rooms are designed more spaciously and individually than the single rooms. A cozy sitting area in warm and harmonic colors as well as an...

From 909 USD

Executive Suite ( 60m2 )

The Executives Suites with their timeless design offer much space and privacy to live and work. The large suites with separate sleeping and living are...

From 444 USD

Junior Suite ( 40m2 )

All Junior Suites situated in the Hanse wing display a unique combination of the living and sleeping area. Owing to the modernly inspired design of th...

From 2,638 USD

Excelsior Suite ( 80m2 )

In the lavish Excelsior Suites with direct view on the famous Cologne Cathedral luxury has highest priority. Due to their open and appealing design bo...

From 228 USD

Classic Single Room ( 15m2 )

The Single Rooms Classic live up to their name: The classical-elegant style combined with the location to the calm inner courtyard or Marzellen Street...

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