Park Inn by Radisson Munich-East
My wife and I have recently stayed at this hotel for four days. The hotel has met our expectations as a suburban hotel midway between the Munich airport and Munich Centre. The train S8 makes your life easy because within 15 minutes you are in the city centre of Munich (Marianplatz) and the three day group train ticket which costs €23.20 allows you for unlimited travel for up to five persons with train, buses etc. within all zones except the remote ones like the airport area.. The same train can take you to the airport within 20 minutes.
The hotel staffs speak very good English and are very willing to assist you in any respect. The hotel rooms are quite roomy, with reasonable size fridge which you can use for your own use, televisions are old with only German tv stations and only one English (CNBC). There is no bathroom but quite a big shower room. Do not expect toiletries like soap, shampoo etc. apart from a soapy liquid which is supposed to cover all your needs which is not the case. The room cupboards are big and you can store a lot of things. The hotel restaurant who serves also breakfast is quite small and crowded considering the hotel size (170 rooms) and the daily tourist buses bringing tourists that come in the afternoon and depart early in the morning for their overnight stay. The restaurant food is very limited in choice and apart from a couple of good salads and the stake all other cooked food is very basic or even below standard. There are nearby a couple of restaurants the nearest of which is “Sophies’ which a visitor can visit and pay less money. The first night in the restaurant I have ordered, among others, a bottle of still water (75 cl.-medium size) and I was charged the extravagant €5.70. The equivalent cost of two small glasses of beer costs even less. This reminds me the price of water at a five star hotel at Dubai and not at a 4 star hotel and a place where water is so plentiful. The water cost, around the centre area of Munich, for a small bottle is around €1.80 which is costly considering a cup of coffee which costs even less and for this there is no explanation other than tourist exploitation.
The hotel visitors are mostly business people, the overnight bus tourists, and a number of other remote tourists who are travelling by and stay for 1-2 nights. I have not seen visitors, other than business people staying longer than 2 days.
By the way the nearby open train station (Johaneskirchen) has no facility for disable people in spite of the fact that to enter the train station you have to walk down and then up the stairs that is about 50 stair steps in total and if you have luggage or small children you can imagine the hustle. This is really a shame and the local community has to take action to fix this irregularity.
The Cons are:
There is free internet but no WIFI in all hotel rooms (only lobby and some of 1st floor rooms) but you can use an Ethernet cable (if your computer has this capability-usually old ones) to connect to the internet via Ethernet and of course if you are lucky to find the Ethernet cable because the hotel room does not have it available. In my case I was lucky since the hotel cleaner happened to have such a cable and was finally able to connect.
The hotel should have satellite TV channels from other big European and Arab countries at least one for each such country for example (BBC, ALJAZZERA, one Italian, one Spanish, one Greek etc. etc.) since these channels are free and the hotel is frequented with tourists from all above countries. There is no additional cost and the tourist will appreciate it. The old hotel television sets should be upgraded to LCD which will be able to have many channels.
Another point to mention which strikes the hotel visitors are the small flags above the hotel entrance which are very old (color change, ripped) and nobody takes any care to replace them with new ones. The hotel flags should represent the visitors of the hotel which I think this was not the case since these flags are there for ages.
The restaurant menus have to be upgraded with a bigger variety and especially with more pasta dishes and not to have ONLY one Chinese sweet & sour pasta dish!
I will only consider staying again for 1 or 2 nights if I am a tourist driving in Europe and wish to visit Munich again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled between Munich s bustling centre and the city s international airport, the Park Inn offers the best of both worlds. You can easily access downtown via a direct line from the nearby S-Bahn station, and the Munich International Airport is only 30 kilometers away. Relax in comfortable rooms that include High-speed Internet in the room rate, and take advantage of convenient on-site dining at the hotel's restaurant and bar. Our in-house fitness room makes it easy to stay in shape while travelling. As another benefit, guests are welcome to utilize our indoor parking facilities, at a charge. This hotel in east Munich is also home to a 51 m2 conference room that can accommodate 25 delegates seated classroom style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Inn By Radisson Munchen Ost Hotel Munich
- Park Inn Munich
- Munich Park Inn