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The hotel room was lovely and comfortable and the staff were very helpful
Location Small room with High Heating even if Disconnected! Solution indicated by reception was .....Open the window!!!
Professional and helpful staff
Room was clean and modern. Bathroom door did not close.
Staff and facilities were all first rate. Wonderful full breakfast and good value for the price.
friendly staff not really the same quality as other Hiltons where I have previously stayed - restaurant was ok, service was good, but food was served almost cold, selection of beverages (only 2 kinds of port), rooms were small (although efficient and modern). Slightly below expectations.
Nice Location. Near Cologne Dom.
Very good staff. Very good location. Great room! Way too much dressing on the ceaser salad (specialty).
Everything was perfect
the hotel was close to the cathedral, shops and the river also only two mins from central station.breakfast was lovely a choice of almost anything you wanted, the staff were very helpfull recomending restaurants ect.and the mini bar was included.
The hospitality of the stuff was outstanding. No
Good location, good service
All the lobby staff were helpful and pleasant.
The Excelsior Hotel Ernst is a superb hotel which I recommend highly. The ambience, room size, location and the quality of the staff were all wonderful and the free mini-bar was an extra treat. The only annoyance was that despite my contract promising free wired and wireless internet access, this apparently only applied to phone and tablet and not to laptops. Wifi for laptops costs €22 per day which is excessive. Last time I stayed they gave me a voucher for the laptop. This time not. Inconsistent - but a small price to stay in a nice hotel.
the room I had was facing the internal courtyard and was light and airy. There was no back of house noise to prevent me having the french doors wide open all night. The staff were very friendly and the refresehments and meals generous and delicious. The location was great, 15 mins to the Kolnmesse, across the road from the shopping area and next door to the dom.
professionnel and friendly staff. very good asiatique restaurant
Very helpful staff. Very alert and professional. Unbeatable location The room was not up to standard for a 5-star hotel. There was a desk, but no lamp on or near the desk. The walls between the rooms are paper thin. I could hear every word spoken by guests in rooms beside me. One morning I was woken by the sound of the woman in the next room having what appeared to be a great orgasm. She probably was not that loud, but the walls must be without any sound proofing at all.
Great location. Excellent service every step of the way, great staff. Delicious breakfast. Kingsized bed was really two beds pushed together.
good service,city info,great location
great central location
Very good buffet breakfast
Location - close to centre of town and main rail station. Inclusion of breakfast. Hotel has a non smoking policy. Notwithstanding this, I also specifically asked for a non smoking room. However the room I was given smelt heavily of smoke and hadn't been aired out. Reception staff were reluctant to remedy this as apparently there were no other available rooms. Only solution offered was to leave the windows open - not exactly a feasible option with sub zero temperatures outside. Staff reluctance to acknowledge issue and lack of alternative solutions was quite disappointing.
Its excellent city centre location. The decor in the room was shabby. Paintwork was old and damaged.
wonderful location and very nice staff not enough pillows.
This hotel was a nice surprise, far exceeding my expectations. Fabulous location, very friendly staff, cheap and good breakfast, clean room, quiet. I booked it because it was the only room available, but I will definitely stay here again! None
over all very good
No complains. Very good breakfast included.
great location with a spectacular view on the DOM/Cathedral the electronic roomkey needs getting used to
Great hotel near central station and secure outside hotel could be more international dinner! No
central, modern, stylish food was very expensive
The room had a perfect temperature and a comfy bed. The cosy swimming-pool and jacuzzi till 10 p.m. The breakfast was really good, with fresh orange juice and many kinds of brewed tea. The personnel was friendly and nice. I appreciated reasonable prices for food (that was tasty) and drinks in the bar during the day. Just three minutes walking from the cathedral and shopping area. I was thirsty on my arrival, and the first thing I saw in my room was the high price for mineral water. I did not like the parking area just in the opposite side of the street. The street itself, though very close to the tourist venues, is empty and a bit scaring. I was shocked to see naked (and not too attractive) people in the sauna, but I was told later that it might be a part of national culture.
The bedroom was large and comfortable. The bathroom also was well equiped with shower and bath. There were many things we did not like. The room was not well cleaned, bed not properly made, just pulled straight, and had no clean sheets or anything during a 5 night stay. I think 19 euros is too much for a breakfast charge and 9euro for a bottle of water in the restaurant without a " would you like an expensive bottle of water?" Was outrageous!! The menu in the restaurant was incomprehensable in its layout. This was a big drawback as there were no other restaurants in the vicinity.
Very good hotel, with nice clean rooms. It was very hard to find, don't walk too far up the main road.
Everything was just fine, no problem to find the hotel coming from the main train station, receptionist was nice, helpful and fast. The room was quite big, clean and well organized. Modern, big & clean bathroom. We loved it there!
Very good location. Great room size.
The hotel was in the heart of cologne, near to everything and also at a quiet area The walls between rooms were not isolated very well; you can feel and hear the movement of your neighbour in his room
Nice location and very friendly staff, good breakfast My room and bathroom were very, very small (I had single room)
Large, clean room suitable for the family. Excellent breakfast. Good location. Was advertised as having a bar but didn't actually have one. This was important to us as we had children with us and would have liked a drink in the evening.
Location - for music lovers close to the Kolner Philharmonie. Close to cathedral and station. No - I really liked it.
convenience in location, simple but comfortable room representing reasonable value for money, pleasant attentive staff. cooked breakfasts rather poor, not warm enough and poor quality.
the noise of the street
Breakfast is very tasty and location is very convenience.
Distance from Hbf
Very convenient: friendly staff: clean: excellent value. No.
Decent location and the room was pretty standard. Wifi was really spotty. No AC and it tended to heat up during the afternoon which made the room pretty stuffy at night.
location more english channels on TV
Spaciousness, location unbeatable, range of facilities,welcoming and helpful staff.
friendly staff and spacious accomodation
All Facilities were excellent, its the right choice for all Every thing was available for a family stay. It would be nice if drinking water is made available
The location of the hotel was very central to Dom, shopping, sights and trains. Rooms were spacious and quiet. Staff very helpful. Overall feel of the hotel was great and it was lovely to chat to the permanent residents. Highly recommend this hotel!
Excellent facilities for Business professionals and people with limited mobility. Extended stay's possible. I would not recommend for young families in respect for older clientelle.
We enjoyed our stay. Value for money. Location near central station is advantageous.
The location is perfect, right next to Am Dom. The apartment was clean and spacious, and the staff friendly. Parking garage under the hotel was convenient, though it costs an extra 20 euros a day.
the hotel position is great - near the central station, very close to the shopping streets and to the dom in cologne. we had spacious apartment with bedroom living room in each television and a little kitchen. wonderful for families, for business trip or else.
Comfort offered and friendliness of staff JUST the elevators are slow
Very professional, kind, and English speaking staff at front desk. My reservation information was pre-printed and immediatey available to front desk, all they had to do was present it to me for signature. Room was ready and clean, I did not have to wait for it. Breakfast was excellent and attendant was professional and English speaking. Coffee was very good. Bathroom was modern, super-clean, and adequately equipped. Marginal ventilation in room, apparently room does not have air conditioning and therefore I would not stay here during the late spring, summer, or early autumn.
convenient position, good breakfast, kind staff
Location was excellent, in the middle of the old town, only a short walk from the town hall, all of the museums, the Cathedral, tourist information office, docks for boat trips on KB. In need of referbishment, uncomfortable bed. This didn't bother me, but there is a lot of noise until quite late on the weekends from the local nightlife.
Staff was nice and helpful. In the pre-reservation stage it's written that the amount is refundable. When we made the reservation, it was written that only 80% are refundable, which is not correct!!! All this should be stated in the pre- booking period.
The hotel located in the center of Cologne and there was very quite in the room! Everything was good
It was close to the Dome and other famous places. The room was a bit too small.
Keine Klimaanlage im ganzen Hotel - Restaurant war sehr warm
the location breakfast was good the price is a bit much
The cleaning of room excellent each day, new sheets etc Room dull, and in need of a overhaul, including all carpets, heater broken in bathroom, no tea/coffee facilities, and had to ask for iron, hairdryer. Staff cold and slightly rude
great location hotel staff excellent would stay their again any time in cologne
Beautifully sited overlooking the Cathedral, with a bit of extra care and attention this could be a great hotel. Sadly a little updating and a better restaurant would make this a much better place to stay. Good for a day or so but not for longer stays. No information at all in hotel room about hotel facilities or town. Restaurant seems to be shut most of the time (apart from bar). A bit old-fashioned in the decor.
Easy to get to from the railway station It was very expensive for the quality of the hotel.
location room is too small
Location of the hotel was excellent, very central and a short walk from the train station and main attractions. The hotel, for the price range, could have been a lot cleaner, and it should also be noted that double rooms do not have double beds, but two singles pushed together. Considering the low standard of upkeep and hygiene the fourth star is questionable.
Beautiful room and view of the city. 1 minute walk to the main trainstation and 2 minutes to the Dom.
The Staff were absolutly excellant. They couldn't of helped me more. With my queries and questions they seemed more than pleased to help me and satisfied to have been able to help me. The small rooms, Bed next to wall! Small bathroom. No tea and coffee making facilies in the room and also when at breakfast the food was exquisite but the tea water was not hot and the coffee served was not hot. So i didn't get a nice cup of coffee in the mornings throughout my whole stay which was dissapointing but easy to solve.
A smiling reception, very nice breakfast, free of charge drinks in minibar. TV set was very close to the bed, the towels were smelling smoke (Well sometimes i may smoke 1-2 cigarettes during my trips so i wanted a smoking room. One can say that this is normal with a smoking room but it give me the impresion that maybe the towels arenot used by the previous visitor and they are not changed and as it absorb the cigarette smoke it smelled). I didnt smoke during my stay by the way. Anyway, no worries, next time i will request non-smoking room.
The location was perfect for the town centre and although it appeared pretty basic from the outside we were very pleasantly surprised by the interior - both public spaces and our rooms. The breakfast buffet was super - probably the best we've had in recent city breaks across Europe.
Location. Right across street from Hauptbahnhof and Dom. excellent breakfast. Room was a little small but that is Europe.
Location was great, right at the train station in the middle of the city The interior is worn down, although the rooms were perfectly clean. I was told I had to pay some city tax although I already had paid this charge with via booking.com. Other than that everything was smooth and straight forward.
no greetings, no welcom no thank you for stay wit uss, no good morning nothing what shows you as guest are welcome In my entire life I never had such a Hotel.
Location was V. Good the staff was realy nice Rooms are too small, the rate was very high
The breakfast is ok The hotel is located next to a major thoroughfare (almost a freeway!) and I hardly slept as the sound of cars kept me awake. If you stay there, make sure that your room is not facing this major road.
good breakfast - no air-conditioner in the rooms, when it +30 outside and you can't open window because of the road with a busy traffic - it's terrible. -
The breakfast, and the helpful staff, especially Sabine...
Nice breakfast Bar area could be more user friendly
in a perfect location and the hotel was very good in every category no
Good location, close to Cathedral and train station Staff could have been a little friendlier
the breakfast room, staff and choice rooms with japanese standards, awful decoration (big portrait inside a small room), no apologies from the staff, rates are the same for a 7 square meter room or a 12sqm, noisy because of street and railway station
I liked the design of my room and the perfectly planned usage of spaces. the breakfast is delicious and the staff is very helpful and gentle. I also liked the location, about 300 mts of the Cologne cathedral.
how close to the train station and the city was all with in walking distance No kettle
friendly competent reception staff: willing to help with problems arising from foul weather. Also, a good breakfast bar.
Friendly staff; convenient location
Good quality food and friendly helpful staff.
The staff was great, good location, good value.
The friendliness of all the people was overwelming. The breakfast-room was cosy and tasteful and the variety of food was unmatched, better than every 4 star-Hotel in our far-travelled lifes. We booked in immidiately for our tour back and are looking forward to go there again. ----
Very nice friendly and welcoming people running it. Fantastic breakfast. Close to Cathedral, Station and Altstadt in Cologne. Room 53 is up a spiral staircase one stage above the lift and not suitable for anyone but the fittest! We are getting on a bit and liked it.
The hospitality of the staff and the great food in Cosa Nostra.
the location overlooking the Rhine was excellent, as was the proximity of the restaurants and sights. It was a little difficult to find from the train station
Excellent service, friendly staff, good price, great location ensuite bathroom too small, noise from outside
Location was great, room was huge. No AC
Very clean & comfortable. Friendly and helpful staff. Good location. Some noise from neighbouring bars on Saturday night.
central position in city breakfast could be improved: eggs as hard as concrete and too hot to handle; coffee poured upon arrival as if to be drunk together with fruit juice etc. Tasteless cheese.
Great hospitality, nice and professional staff. Excellent position in the heart of the city and beautiful rooms. Full grades!
Sizable, clean room with a view of the river and park area. Friendly staff. Free wifi in the room. Good breakfast (for 10 €). Conveniently located near the train station.
I can't imagine a better located hotel. And the staff was really friendly. The bathroom was a bit small. Not a big deal, dough.
Friendly, welcoming, helpful staff. Large, comfortable room with good view of river. Quiet. Convenient for attractions and transport. Clean. Good restaurant serving all day until late. Would happily stay again.
The location is perfect! the Dom is just 2 minutes away, the metro station is also near the hotel. There are good restaurants near the hotel.