I found the hotel via Lonely Planet Germany after several more centrally located hotels were booked up. The location of this hotel is great for a mobile person. It is a lovely 10-minute walk, at a brisk pace, to the nearest metro stop (Muncher Freiheit) which is on two central metro lines, just 4 stops from Marienplatz and the main tourist sights. I visited with my aunt, who is in her mid-60s and active but not always up to long walks and many stairs. As a result, we sometimes took taxis either to/from our destination (especially with luggage) or to/from the Muncher Freiheit metro. (Taxis were 12-16 Euros to city center, 5-6 Euroes from nearest metro to hotel.)
We stayed in the annex, which is a modern apartment building a few buildings down from the restored mill where the hotel is located. The annex building has an elevator, but it must have been added as an afterthought because the elevator stops in between floors. Therefore, even if you take the elevator, a half a flight of steps is required to get to your room. The room was a good size, with a double bed and a single. There was a small kitchenette with sink, electric kettle, dishes, mini-fridge, stove top. A small balcony overlooked the Englischer Garten across the narrow street. Bathroom was clean and simple - hair dryer provided, shampoo/body wash/hand soup all Lauren Hutton products in a wall dispenser.
Breakfast was extra, but was a generous German spread - meat, cheese, yoghurt, bread, fruit, tea/coffee, and eggs on request.
Schwabing area, where the hotel is located, is very nice. The Englischer Garten is massive and the hotel is right on top of it. Lots of dog walkers, cyclists, etc. Hotel is at the north end of the park, near the lake (with boat rentals) and a large, outdoor beer garden. Lots of bars and restaurants in the surrounding streets.
I would definitely stay in this hotel again.
- Also Known As:
- Gastehaus Englischer Garten Munich
- Gastehaus Englischer Garten Hotel Munich