This is apparently a purpose built hotel, so all of the rooms we saw were of similar size and shape. We had a double room on the second floor overlooking the street. It had a sitting area with two chairs and a table, and a double bed. It contained everything we needed for a very comfortable stay, and all was extremely pleasant. When inspecting other unoccupied rooms, I noted with pleasure that the single rooms were quite large, as I'm used to seeing minuscule rooms for singles. Therefore, if you are travelling alone- book here! The room had plenty of storage and places to put things. The bathroom was of a nice size with a shower over the tub. The water pressure in the shower was a dream. The toiletries were also very nice and floral scented. Although I would have been thrilled with a room overlooking the lovely garden, we had a view over the street. Even though we had a street-side room, at night, the room was quiet, and I could open the window for fresh air. At the moment, work is being done on the building next door, and deliveries were made at a ridiculously early time in the morning, which I did not fault the hotel for. When the noise began, I simply closed the window, and all was quiet again.
By far, the absolute best thing about this extremely nice hotel was the breakfast set in a beautiful room adjacent to the garden. Even in early November, when we stayed, the garden was lovely. I started my birthday with my first breakfast at the Admiral. What a way to start! All of the tables are laid with pristine white linens. Small flower arrangements grace each table along with home-made jams.The china and silver are delicate, and give an extra fillip to the sense of luxury and refinement. The spread of fresh fruits was amazing. Along with the fruit, which I count as an essential for a great breakfast, were dried fruits, rolls, breads, cereals, ham, cheeses, yogurts, etc., etc., etc. Even though we came down at the tail end of the breakfast period, all of the offerings were fresh and full.
As usual, I disagree with Mr. Steves (who can tell you how to tour 4 cities in one day), and describes this hotel as "boring" (per another reviewer who bothers to read him) Rather, it is filled with blue and white china pots, framed art or art posters, and the little details that make one feel that one is not staying in a chain hotel, but rather a very well cared for small hotel.
The location of the hotel is great. Per the receptionist, you take two rights and then a left onto the Tal, which will take you right to the heart of the Old Town. Just after you pass through the Isartor, you will come to the Tal and almost immediately a gorgeous bakery, which had people lined up outside to ogle their wares. We were in the Marienplatz within 10 minutes. There is also a metro stop nearby, which will take you to the Hofbahnhof, so public transportation is close and handy.
The staff was equally as charming as the breakfast. We arrived early, around 10:30, and without asking the clerk found us a room, and sent us on our way. Every day we met with the same kindness, and were thanked most graciously when we left for staying with them. I highly recommend this hotel for those who wish for space, comfort, friendliness and a fabulous breakfast.
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- Also Known As:
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