by Kaitlin Braun
Located in a beautiful, historic section of the city, this hotel provides rooms and apartments in a variety of sizes and comfort levels. The hotel is in a more residential area, so it’s best for families who want a quiet place to stay and don’t care about being in the heart of the action.
Many of the rooms have a full kitchen or kitchenette so you can shop and cook for yourself (the grocery store next door makes it easy). If you don’t feel like cooking in the morning, the hotel does offer a breakfast buffet for a fee. For lunch and dinner, visit Shane’s, the onsite Asian-European restaurant with fresh food and an elegant atmosphere.
Our Editor Loves
- Onsite Asian-European restaurant
- Apartments with kitchenettes
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
My fiancee booked this hotel because it's in a quiet but central neighborhood, near the old town and the Oktoberfest grounds. The building itself is clean and modern, as was our room. It had many of the usual amenities (safe, clothes press) and a small but functional kitchen. The bed was comfortable. The hotel breakfast (not free) was a nice mix of German/continental and American (make your own waffle!) breakfast choices. The front desk conveniently sells one-day passes for the "innenraum" or core of the transit system, which is sufficient for most tourist needs.
However, (1) the wi-fi was spotty, (2) the shower glass doesn't extend far enough, so you have to stand at the very head of the tub to avoid soaking the bathroom, and the biggest problem...
(3) after the first night when the room was a little cool but not cold, our room was sweltering hot, 85 degrees (F). Not just "lack of air conditioning" hot but "steam heat cranked to 11" hot. We had to leave our balcony door open all night so we wouldn't be sleeping in a sauna. The desk clerk was apologetic and professed that "the engineer" had been called, but the heat persisted for four days of our stay!
We stayed at this hotel for four nights while in Munich. The staff at the front desk were very helpful. They accepted and held several packages for me in advance of our arrival, had our room ready when we arrived midday, and were helpful arranging an early morning taxi for our departure.
I have some mixed feelings about the room. The decor and furnishings in the hotel is certainly from a few decades ago, but the room was clean and well-maintained, so we ended up having a comfortable and pleasant stay and there was value in the price we paid and what we received. The room faced the street, so with the window cracked, it was a bit noisy at times - but it was Oktoberfest season so I guess that's to be expected.
The walk to the Theresienwiese was about 12-15 minutes, and the closest bus stop was about a 5 minute walk from the hotel. There were some restaurants and shops in the area. The hotel is located about 20-25 minutes away from the Altstadt, depending on what public transport you take (or 10-15 via car). I like staying out of the tourist zone, but there is a lot of time and walking to get to places.
Overall, we had a pleasant stay and would recommend the hotel as a good value with good service.