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“Basic + miserable + bad smell”

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Hotel Alfa Muenchen
Ranked #173 of 390 Hotels in Munich
Reviewed 3 February 2014

The only thing good about this hotel is it's location, 200m from Munich hauptbahnhoff.
They are basic, miserable and their room smells.

Things that went wrong:
- miserable. They charge €20 to give you the remote to use air-conditioning. Otherwise there was no heating or anything else. That was their winter of 0 degrees. Staff said he didn't feel cold, and advised to open the window if we felt hot. They charge €4/hour or €9/day to use their not-so-reliable internet.
- basic. A sliding door is all you get as the bathroom door. You can see the person inside through the big gap when you walk past. Bed wasn't very comfortable for me. They do offer basic breakfast, but the only hot item is scrambled eggs, every day the same.
- bad smell. Our room had a very heavy unpleasant bad smell. I had to open the window and door for a few minutes every time we got back.

I would not consider staying there again next time.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

Not worth the price....

- room smell terribly. called front desk to confirm it's a non-smoking room, however i smell smoke. no change room. room is old, sheets looks very old. no draws. bathroom is new and conformtable.

- key is hard to use. need to lock from inside too. no safe in the room.

- wifi costs 3 euro per 30 minutes. can u believe it?

- receipists rarely smile. unreluntent to offer information. i guess it's a german think. not so welcoming.

good note:
minutes away from train station
Nice little breakfast included

4  Thank Kexin K
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

If you want a central hotel near Central station and well-placed for oktoberfest, this is a good choice. Rooms are small and basic and breakfast ok but it's reasonable value.
Ten minute walk to central munich and fifteen to theresenwiese.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank kevd112
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

A great place for a city break. near the station and walking distance of all the sites. very clean and warm. Good breakfast and helpful staff. Staff were able to recommend good places to eat. The breakfast room was warm and inviting though could have done with more staff at busy times. Rooms small but very well lit

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank mjdon
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Rooms are tiny and the bathrooms are even smaller. Most of the rooms are non smoking, but they all have this cigarette smoke smell, which is awful. I stayed there for 4 times during ISPO and it was always the same. Breakfast is always the same and not much to choose from.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank fr34k
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

This was the second hotel we stayed at in Munich (some confusion on travel plans had us switch half way through the trip...) and it was an enjoyable experience. Hotel Alfa is VERY close to the main train-station making it very easy to get to any location in Munich. The hotel was clean and quiet for our stay and the breakfast was very good as well. Munich hotels are expensive so make sure you try to book early! I feel like we overpaid a bit for this hotel but we also booked it very late, and it was less than the posted price of a double room. Munich hotels are just expensive, especially in a great area like this. Also, as an American, you'll notice rooms/bathrooms are much smaller than you're used to but that's just the way it is.

The front-desk service was excellent too, we probably spoke to three of the staff members over our 4 night stay and they were all very friendly and helpful. If you feel like you MUST stay close to the main station this hotel is perfect, but I would recommend searching around for a hotel close to ANY U-Bahn/S-Bahn stop because as long as you're close to a stop you can get anywhere in Munich very quickly.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Trav619
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We have been staying at the Alfa since 1993 for our biannual Oktoberfest trips. Anton and the staff always go out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The breakfast is good, the rooms are clean, and the location is excellent. It is near the main train station, so just steps away from all of Europe. Walkable to Oktoberfest, Marienplatz, and Augustiner Keller. It also has a small bar, if you just want to sit and relax after a day of sightseeing. It is a "European Style" hotel, and we have always found that to be what is so special about it!

Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
1  Thank Barleyman-SD
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Additional Information about Hotel Alfa Muenchen

Address: Hirtenstr. 22, 80335 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Region: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Munich
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #173 of 390 Hotels in Munich
Price Range: £55 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alfa Muenchen 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family driven 3 star hotel, directly in the city centre of Munich, only two walking minutes away from the main railway station. Mostly new furnished rooms with shower or bath/wc, hairdryer, sat-flat-sreen tv, minibar, telefone, wireless connection. All points of interest may be reached within some minutes by walk or by public transportation. ... more   less 
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