First, the good news. This is a very nice hotel. The staff is friendly and helpful, the breakfast is delicious, everything is clean, and there is good wifi. As other reviewers have noted, it is in a seedy area, but an area that is much frequented by travelling businesspeople and tourists. While I felt perfectly safe on the street, I would not bring impressionable children to this hotel. There is a lot of street noise if your room is on that side, but closing the windows blocks almost all of it. However, when we arrived the elevator was out of order. This is a 6 story hotel. The reception desk is on the 2nd floor (if you are an American). They took one look at our aging selves and moved us from the top floor to the 2nd floor. We stayed there 4 days and saw absolutely no work being done on the elevator. My German is not good enough to say whether the elevator was shut down "pending" inspection or "because of" inspection, but I had the feeling it was not going to be working any time soon. Then, one of the days we were there, the hot water had to be turned off for 8 hours, which did not inconvenience us but gave me the feeling that perhaps the hotel is having infrastructure problems. Anyway, if close to our stay (May 2014) I would check on the elevator before reserving a room here. Even young, healthy couples were struggling with hauling their luggage to the upper floors.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We would like to give you a warm welcome as our guests at the first non smoking hotel in the inner city of Munich. The smoke free Hotel Royal garni (breakfast only) is located centrally just a few minutes walk from the Munich central station (Hauptbahnhof). There you will find all means of public transport, suburban trains, underground, busses and street cars to explore all the sight of the Munich area. The major highlights of the city, like the pedestrian area, town hall at Marienplatz with its famous carillon "Glockenspiel", the Frauenkirche, the world-renowned Hofbrauhaus and the Oktoberfest are all within easy walking distance. After shopping and sightseeing you may relax from the turmoil of the city in the relaxed and familiar atmosphere of the hotel. A multilingual premium-TV-program, wireless Internet access via WiFi / WLAN in all rooms, Business-Corner in the lobby, daily newspapers and magazines are available free of charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Hotel Munich