Rooms & suites

A home like no other

What is luxury?


We believe the answer to this question is most definitely “exceptional”. Exceptional service, exceptional atmosphere, and exceptional attention to detail. Because what we offer you is a home like no other. A home that’s all about your comfort and wellbeing. And one that’s far, far removed from everyday life…

It's all about timelessness

Having time to spare is a beautiful thing. Being free from the demands of time, being able to forget it completely, is an absolute luxury. With our elegant rooms and suites, we’ve tried to create an ambience that elevates this timelessness to a principle.

Excelsior Suite at 5 star hotel Cologne

Excelsior Suite

Suite view over Cologne Cathedral Excelsior Hotel Ernst Cologne

Cathedral View Suite

Executive Suite at Excelsior Hotel Ernst Cologne

Executive Suite

Suite in 5 star luxury hotel Cologne


Junior Suite at luxurious Excelsior Hotel Ernst Cologne

Junior Suite

Grand Deluxe room Excelsior Hotel Ernst Cologne

Deluxe Room

Deluxe room at 5 star luxury hotel Cologne


Grand Superior room at luxury 5 star hotel Cologne

Grand superior room

Classic Double room in luxury 5 star hotel Cologne

Classic double room

Classic single room at luxury hotel Cologne

Classic single room

4 reasons to leave your room…


BAsian-inspired, Michelin-star fine dining at taku… French haute cuisine with a Rhineland twist in the Hanse Stube… the gentle art of patisserie in our Wintergarten… cocktails in the Charles Bar… If you want to forget the time in culinary terms, then our fantastic food and drink creations are there to send you on an amazing journey.

Asiatisch inspirierte Küche im Sterne-Restaurant taku im Hotel Excelsior Ernst Köln
Preparation dinner at taku michelin starred restaurant Cologne
Dish preparation at taku michelin starred restaurant Cologne
Happy couple at taku michelin starred restaurant
Dish at taku michelin starred restaurant
Couple dining at gourmet restaurant Hanse Stube
Cooking with fire in the Hanse Stube gourmet restaurant
Auf einem großen Stück Fleisch liegt gehobelter Trüffel und daneben Kräuter und Brokkoli
A family of three generations sits at a table in the restaurant and toasts each other with glasses
Dish preparation at gourmet restaurant Hanse Stube Cologne
Dish in gourmet restaurant Hanse Stube Cologne
5-star hotel: Suites in Cologne

Located right in the heart of Cologne, next to Cologne Cathedral World Heritage Site, our Excelsior Hotel Ernst with its 134 rooms and suites offers something really special for everyone.

Here’s what makes our hotel suites in Cologne so unique:


Any Cologne real estate ad that boasts a cathedral view is truly a cut above the rest. Yet only a few residents of Cologne can claim to have the Gothic facade of the World Heritage Site as their neighbour. The guests of our Excelsior Suite can do just that. They wake up right next to Cologne Cathedral and enjoy nighttime views of the spectacularly illuminated building. The approximately 80 square metre suites offer a stylishly composed collection of hand-picked rarities and unique designs. With a spacious living room, separate bedroom and lavish marble bathroom and jacuzzi. Truly a home like no other.


Whether you’re here for a conference stay in Cologne or just want some time to yourself in the cathedral city, our Executive Suites are an oasis of private luxury. Measuring around 60 square meters, these suites offer a separately designed living room and bedroom as well as a large bathroom made of natural stone, some with a jacuzzi. We can also set up your own private meeting facility with the latest technology. All this allows you to enjoy business and private stays at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst in Cologne in the greatest comfort and with as much privacy as possible.


The cathedral is Cologne’s most famous landmark and the pride and joy of all who live here. In our Cathedral View Suites we offer guests a spectacular view of this unique piece of world heritage. Watch the sun rise over the top of the cathedral every morning, and marvel at its impressively illuminated facade in the evening. A luxurious night with a view of the cathedral is an unforgettable experience not just for travellers, but also for people who live in this city. Our elaborately designed suites of over 40 square metres – and the adjoining salon – offer you the very warmest of welcomes.


Whether it’s a busy city break, a relaxing weekend or a business conference – whatever brings you to Cologne, you should feel at home in our 5-star luxury hotel. All our suites offer a luxurious level of comfort. The spacious rooms all have that individual touch and a real sense of timelessness. The loving design and high-end finish give the suites their very own charm. So each suite becomes a relaxed retreat – right next to the cathedral.


Our Junior Suites in the hotel’s Hanseatic wing combine comfort with luxury. The approximately 40 square metre suites with their double or twin beds and adjoining living area offer everything you need for a relaxing stay in our Cologne hotel. All Junior Suites are equipped with a spacious natural stone bathroom and walk-in dressing and cloakroom area. A cosy oasis in a superb location right next to Cologne Cathedral.

5-star hotel: Rooms in Cologne

Located in the heart of Cologne, right next to Cologne Cathedral World Heritage Site, the Excelsior Hotel Ernst with its 134 luxury rooms and suites has all you need for an unforgettable stay.

Here’s what makes our hotel rooms in Cologne so unique:


Luxurious living right in the heart of Cologne: our Grand Deluxe rooms offer everything your heart desires over 32 square metres. The rooms are adorned with unique views of well-known Cologne landmarks, letting you immerse yourself in the special charm of the cathedral city. You’ll feel right at home on the lovingly chosen carpets, in the spacious, inviting armchairs and the marble bathroom. The central location of our hotel rooms right next to Cologne’s main train station and the cathedral make it easy to explore the city.


The 32 square metre Deluxe rooms are located in the Hanseatic wing of the Excelsior Hotel Ernst in Cologne. As the name suggests, the wing harks back to the times of the Hanseatic City of Cologne, which we bring back to life in our hotel rooms. Light and elegantly furnished, these hotel rooms are reminiscent of the luxury of cruise liners. Each room is furnished with an elegant seating area and rounded off by an impressive natural stone bathroom. With timeless, harmonious furnishings, you can relax wonderfully after a fun day out in Cologne city centre.


Luxury with a modern twist – the furnishings in our Grand Superior rooms set them apart from our other hotel rooms. With a view of the lively city centre of Cologne, they combine luxurious elegance with modern accents. This includes a comfortable bed, a comfortable seating area and a stylish desk as well as a bathroom with elegant natural stone walls. If you’re looking for a special kind of luxury hotel room for your trip to Cologne, our Grand Superior room is the right choice for you.


Whether you’re in Cologne on business for a conference, on a short city break or just to relax – you’ll feel totally at home in our hotel rooms. Our Classic Double rooms exude an air of discreet luxury with their subtle design features across some 30 square metres. In addition to a twin or double bed, an inviting seating area and a vintage desk complement your home from home in our cathedral city. Cologne’s old town, the main train station and of course the cathedral itself are just a stone’s throw away from all our hotel rooms.


Our Classic Single rooms live up to their name: the classic, elegant furnishing style offers the perfect ambience for single travellers. The harmonious colours of the hotel room create an effortlessly cosy atmosphere. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of downtown Cologne, our single rooms face the quiet inner courtyard. So you are well connected right next to the main train station and cathedral – but at the same time undisturbed. Enjoy an unforgettable stay in the city in a charming and quiet hotel room in the best location in Cologne!