There are numerous excellent hotels in Munich. Unfortunately they are either very expensive or lack character, or both. This one here is the exception, and it is for the right sort of guest almost flawless at that. Housed in a historic brick building,it is lovely to look at, inside and out, and spic and span. It's a few minutes' walk from the river Isar and the surrounding park landscapes, connecting to the English Garden, which is a real plus to help the jet-lagged traveler unwind. The service personnel is very friendly and service-oriented indeed, the buffet breakfast rich in choice, the dinner restaurant very, very good if you like traditional and only slightly fancified Bavarian and Austrian food and wine (beer, too, of course). The rooms are spacious enough and tastefully appointed in a mix of modern and traditional elements with a properly modern bathroom and shower (good pressure). The rooms are well insulated so you don't hear your neighbours or folks in the corridors, and in any case, the typical guest here is the more settled type. The place is very convenient if you want easy access to and from the airport (about a 15-20 minute drive on an almost straight line) and offers parking out front and in a garage.
But understand that this isn't a five-star hotel. It's four star which means the service is less comprehensive, there is no gym worth mentioning (OK, there is one but it's small), no pool either, and no air conditioning.The location is a major limitation: staying here really only makes sense if you have a car or are willing to shell out sufficient dough for taxis. Public transport connections in this spot are a real hassle, and the center of town is not in walking distance. The beds are European size (still, after all these years, European hotels seem to think that a submarine style bunk may be called a "single bed") but at least they are reasonably firm so I slept well. I advise against booking a room facing the road. That is not a small back alley but a fairly lively through-road. And with no air conditioner it will be tough sleeping with closed windows for parts of the year. The rooms facing the backside are the ones to go for. Nice view onto the garden and trees beyond. You might want to ask for a room as far away from the beergarden as possible to ensure quiet. Not that it gets very rowdy down there and they do close down at 11pm I think but still, if you are noise-sensitive like me, then best to make sure.
One more time about the lack of air conditioning. This, like the bed sizes, is a regular problem in (central and northern) Europe. The logic here is: why invest in an aircon if it gets hot only a few days of the year? It must be said that it is not only a "few days", more like a few weeks including surprise heat waves as early as May, and those can be nasty. And some people just don't sleep well when the temperature rises much above 20 C. And if you have a hotel facing a through-road and even make the effort to install relatively well-insulated windows, then it would seem to me that you should at least offer some rooms with aircon.
Enough of the griping! Depending on the time of year, this will be my base camp for Munich henceforth because you cannot find a better deal, with the same rates year-round, in a lovelier setting.
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