There are lots of hotel choices in all of Munich, so to choose one with regards to location and price becomes a tough task. There are also many Ibis hotels in Munich itself, so I simply picked the one with the best location and price... My full story here -
I booked on the official website of the Ibis Hotels, about 2.5 months before our stay. The prepaid rate was much cheaper than the pay-on-arrival rate, so I just went ahead and prepaid for our 4-night stay. Euro 70 a night including taxes was a very good deal for middle of May.
its a short walk from the main Munich HBF. With luggage give yourself about 10 minutes, but its do-able. Exit the main entrance of the station, take a left and keep walking straight. Cross the tram lines onto the street opposite and still keep walking straight onto Dachauer strasse. You should be able to see the red sign of the Ibis hanging on the left side of the road.
So we arrived at about 9 a.m and the room was not ready. The receptionist offered to keep our luggage while we went into the city. So we dropped our bags, had a quick wash and took the train to the BMW Welt.
Room was ready when we returned at about 2.30 in the afternoon. We were given room 715 on the top most floor and it was the corner room. Since room was prepaid there no need to pay anything further. No deposit was taken.
its a fairly small reception area and lobby, though they have some sofas to sit on. To the right there are 2 computers with free Internet. Beyond the reception area, the lobby does look quite colourful as it merges with the small Bar and seating beyond.
Umbrellas are provided too if you require them, and they have a vending machine on the 2nd floor, which is where they serve the breakfast also. We didn't take the B/F because it was expensive, and were quite happy with our morning bite at the Burger King in HBF.
be careful, as the tram lines run just outside the hotel so don't get off the footpath onto the road without looking! There a a couple of restaurants around, nothing great or fancy, and the best bet is the HBF which is about 10 mins away by a normal pace of walk. Lots of eating options there, and we had breakfast daily at the Burger King inside the HBF, which was cheap and very good.
room 715 given to us was small, as expected. But the fact that it was the corner room on the top floor meant that the ceiling was slanting downward, like the roof of a hut. So on one side of the room you had to be careful of not bumping your head to the low ceiling. Otherwise, the room had a heater, a 24-hour room service, queen bed, LCD TV with 75 German channels (!), 2 plug points, a small table and a wooden chair. Room was brightly lit, with a view of other roof tops of the nearby houses and buildings. Our 7th floor seemed to be the highest among this area as we had a clear view out of most of the houses outside. Lots of hangers in the room with ample storage space. 3 pillows provided, could get more if required.
Room was serviced well daily. It was clean always when we got back in the evenings with fresh towels provided. On one night they forgot to put towels, and a call to reception solved that problem within 5 minutes. Yes, there is a phone in the room.
was fine, not very big, but not very small either. Clean and functioned well.
Safety Box -
There is no safe in the room, so we kept our valuables at the safe deposit boxes at the reception.
Free wifi was given for the entire stay, It was very good and fast. You also have the 2 free computers to use in the lobby, with the free printers.
was quick again. It's Europe so carry your own bags up to the room and back down again. The elevator is just next to reception.
Select staff was very friendly indeed, and others were quite aloof and indifferent. The female staff in general was much nicer and polite than their male colleagues... Wonder why that is??
Overall it was a good stay in the Ibis. You cannot go wrong with the Ibis brand.
Our room of course had the torrid problem of the slanting ceiling, but otherwise it was fine. All rooms are small here, ours just had the additional sloping roof. Location is good too, a good stroll to the main HBF which gets you to all of Munich. Marienplatz is a lovely 10 minute walk from the HBF. With a child with us, it had to be the Ibis, which allows 1 or 2 kids below 12 to stay FREE with the parents. This really swings the deal for me in most cases.
And Munich, what a city... maybe the greatest city I have visited. It's mesmerising!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 202 air-conditioned rooms with bathroom/shower and separate WC, hairdryer, cable TV,telephone and modem connections, some fittedwith W-LAN2 disabled-friendly rooms172 non-smoking roomsLocation:300 m from Munich’s main railway station, placesof interest and the centre are within easy walkingdistance, 15 km to the Munich Trade Fair Centreand the Allianz Arena.Only available at IbisBreakfast between 4amand 12pm every dayGet off to a good start withour sumptuous breakfastbuffet – from 6:30am to 10amon Mondays to Fridays anduntil 11am at weekends. Earlybirds and night owls willappreciate our small breakfastfrom 4am to 6:30am andfrom 10am to 12pm. ... more less
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