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Creatif Hotel Elephant
Ranked #205 of 382 Hotels in Munich
Wales UK
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Friendly & Funky budget hotel”
Reviewed 5 January 2009

We stayed here on a visit to the Christmas markets, although it wasn't our first choice of hotel I have to say it was great. It is next to the main train station (once you find your way out of the train station!) and only a short walk to the main areas of interest.
There are several nice places to eat and bars nearby.
The rooms were basic but very clean, the staff (especially on the front desk) were really helpful in recommending places to eat and places to visit. The breakfast was included and very nice, all in all a very good budget hotel.

  • Liked — Location and Front Desk Staff
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with friends
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1 Thank LibWalesUK
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Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2008

I enjoyed my stay here - the rooms are compact, but have everything you need. Good breakfast included in the price. Reception staff were friendly and helpful, although the breakfast staff were a little surly at times. Overall a good place to stay in Munich - very near the train station, and just a ten minute walk to Marienplatz. Beware, though, street noise can be quite loud. We had to deal with roadworks that began at 7a.m!

  • Liked — Location, Breakfast
  • Disliked — Street Noise
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Shutterbug999
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Chicago, IL
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2008

Location was very convenient, right next to the train station which was very helpful for many short hop trips we made while in Munich. We booked a "large" room for 2 adults + 2 kids, which was hard to come by as most rooms were suited for 1 or 2 people (we barely had enough room to sleep). After 3 days we were all happy to get our and find a bigger hotel. Only other uncomfortable part was a lack of AC in the middle of summer, it was unbearable in the room, though they lend us a small fan to keep the air moving.

p.S. When in Munich (or Paris), try the New Europe Free Walking tours, they are awesome and fun way to see the city.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Size of rooms
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Thank smaddila
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Memphis
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2008

The hotel is very close to the Hauptbannhof, the Central train station, it was clean and reasonably priced. We were kept awake by the street noise, there is not AC, so if you are there in hot weather, beware. If you can find a reasonbly priced hotel near the Ost bannhof, I would suggest that area first. If you are looking to get to the Marienplatz, it is just a few stop by train from any of these. Getting around Munich is really easy.

  • Liked — Close to the train station
  • Disliked — Overall feeling of the place was not good, the area surrounding the hotel was not that great either.
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank TravelingEurope_7
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Tilburg
Level 6 Contributor
78 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2008

Creatif Elephant was for me an on usual hotel. Never the less I did enjoy my stay and find worth the price I paid for.
Since I reserve the cheapest rate, didn’t expect a big room and that’s exactly what I got.
A room with a mini tv and a queen bed!
Bathroom was separated and a cross my room!
I found that hilarious, but other might not!
If you decided to stay here make sure it says ENSUITED room.
Then you now for sure you have a bath facilities in your room.
It didn’t bother me since the purpose was to have a “roof above my head” after a whole day sightseeing and then continue my travel by train.


The hotel has just been renovated so it does look nice and new.
The staff was a mix between happy to help you or just do what they have to do.
The breakfast was great. Plenty of choices for a continental breakfast. (and even so I had the cheapest rate it was included)
However I would advise to have your breakfast as soon as possible, since it can get crowded.
The breakfast room isn’t that big.
Lucky for no, there were no early riser on Sunday and had the whole breakfast section for myself.
The hotel is located 5 min (or less) from the hotel.
As you get off the train, metro go to the stand of the Lufthansa airport bus and with your back to the station keep walking straight, cross the street (pedestrian walk)
Continue heading straight into a small street with a casino/gambling establishment on your right.
Then turn left (you should see a red/white building) keep walking and you will find it!

  • Liked — Free wifi and breakfast. The location 2
  • Disliked — The small tiny room..but that's what you get when you have the cheapest rate
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled solo
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3 Thank advensyker
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Arlington, WA
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2008

Spent two nights at this hotel in mid-March 2008.

The rooms are nicely appointed, but standard fare for a 2.5 - 3 star hotel; Bathroom was very nice with stand up shower only. Good water pressure. View is of street and buildings across.

The hotel is close to just about everything downtown, 10-20 minutes walk or 5 minutes by subway to Marienplatz, Haufbrau House/Hard Rock; Museums and the nude beach.

It is located super close (3-5 minutes walk) to the Hauptbahnhof central train station, 45 minutes from/to airport;

Parking garage around the corner is convenient, but spendy.
Wi-Fi access. Staff is professional, helpful and fluent in English.

Breakfast is excellent. Included eggs, sliced meats, cheese, breads, yogurt and fruit, juices and coffee.

  • Liked — Location; Breakfast
  • Disliked — Parking;
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled solo
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1 Thank BigJimH
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2008

We chose this hotel since it was listed in our "Let's Go Germany" book, and it was really close to the train station. The hotel exterior and common areas were bright, new, and "creatif", but we were surprised at how bland and tired our room looked. Although the furniture was modern, it looked very well-worn and the lighting was poor.

The rate we received without advance reservation was 75 Euro, which was pretty good. So overall, a decent value for the cost. Comfortable bed, and very convenient location.

Stayed March 2008
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1 Thank amyamylynn
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Property: Creatif Hotel Elephant
Address: Laemmerstr. 6, 80335 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Region: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Munich
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#37 Best Value Hotel in Munich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Creatif Hotel Elephant 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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