For a winter break over the holiday (Christmas, New Years), what hotels do you favour out of the list below? Why? If you were going to Munich for the holidays, which would be your top choices?
We arrive mid-morning in Munich exhausted - we want to focus on the Christmas markets and the Residenz and we will take in a concert at St. Micheal's church - we'll stay just one or two nights.
We have a family so it is important to stay in one room and have reasonable access to the Marienplatz and back to the hotel. We also would like a nice hotel with good staff, and nice rooms with cozy bedding and very comfortable beds - we'll need to assure a good night's sleep.
Our on last day before Christmas, we take delivery of a car and drive to Berchesgaden for some time there so we will try to get a very early start in the morning wherever we are staying.
- Aying (Brauereigasthof Hotel)
- Hilton Hotel
- Mandarin Oriental (boy, it is expensive)
- Bayerischer Hof
- Marriott (a little further out of the centre I think)
- Muenchen Palace
We have availability. Also, I should note we are looking at Aying so we can take delivery of our rental car outside the city (to avoid traffic etc.) and be 1/2 hour closer to Berchesgaden (need to be in Berchesgaden for 11 or 11:30 - we are staying in Ramsau).
Bikes are important - if possible we would like to bike to the Marienplatz once we are in the city so long as it is not 20 or 30 minutes away from us or in dangerous traffic.
At the end of the day, we want to ensure we have not placed ourselves somewhere totally inconvenient. Almost all the hotels in Munich seem to receive decent reviews and especially amongst those above, it can be hard to chose.
Also we should mention we are trying to avoid very high traffic areas - for this reason, we did not chose the Konoegshoff (plus it is the first time to Germany, and we did not like the look of the building exterior - too similar to what we have here at home).
We hope you can reply! Thank you!