We stayed here after meeting some folks in Venice who had glowing reviews of Monika and her hotel. Excellent value and monika is a breath of fresh air; super friendly and welcoming!
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included
This is the best deal in whole Munich.. My daughter and I spent three weeks in this hotel and we could not be happier. Close to downtown, easy to get to RR we were able to take day trips to Salzburg, Regensburg, Augsburg. etc.. withput having to carry our luggage; Hotel Am Siegestor was our home base. The owner. Mrs. Claus speaks perfect English and is a superb hostes. We'll be glad to go back any time
Monika has a Wonderful pension here....clean, comfortable, reasonably priced and a great location. I've stayed here many times over the years and already have my reservations for the 2012 Ofest. Highly recommended.
We selected this hotel because we knew we'd be using the S-bahn and U-bahn a lot, plus we wanted to explore the Englischergarten. This large, urban park has two outdoor biergartens, playing fields, lakes, and lovely paths to explore.
The hotel's location made it very easy to get around Munich. It also was fairly quiet, being on a side street near the University. The underground station was less than a five minute walk, and the Marienplatz was just two stations away. A plus was the presence in the neighborhood of inexpensive dining options, due to it being a student part of town. Other things we could walk to included the Alte Pinakotek and Neue Pinakotek, both wonderful art museums worth hours of your time.
It cost about $12 USD to take a taxi from the Hauptbahnhof when we arrived late at night. At the end of our stay, we took the S-bahn to the Airport for about the same price.
As for the hotel itself, it is in an older building with some attractive architectural features. We particularly got a kick out of the creaky old cage-style elevator that you must take to reach the upper floors. Our first room was on the top floor, very clean and quiet, with a view of the sunrise over the rooftops, and a double door that made it even quieter.
The hostess is very cheerful and accommodated our late arrival without any hint of negativity. She was able to sell me stamps for post cards, and she also sells some as well. Our room was kept very clean, but I must confess that the TV reception was iffy, if that concerns anyone. We didn't care much.
We left to visit Austria, and returned for two final nights before our flight home. When we returned, we were given a smaller room, not as pleasant as the first one, and which required us to use the shared bathroom in the hallway. If you are a little picky about this, ask for the room with the "double door," as it is very good and the bathroom is en suite.
The other guests were quiet at night, and very pleasant at breakfast in the morning. There was a good deal of conversation between tables while we ate, and we discovered people were visiting from many different countries. Breakfast was simple but filling: sliced deli meats and cheese, a boiled egg, bread, juice, coffee.
I thought it was a good deal for the price, and we loved the location. We got all around Munich by bus and underground, and never felt unsafe walking the neighborhood at night. I would recommend the place to traveling couples or singles.
We had a great time in "Am Siegestor" pension during Oktoberfest 2011!!!
The hostess, Monika, was great! The traditional Bavarian dresses added a lot to the ambiance + The price was very good, especially when the city goes crazy!!! Never had any problems with the shared bathrooms - very clean!
The location is also very god - very close to underground (U6 and U3), so you can reach every place in the city; very close to the Englischer Garten - good place to chill out!
My husband and I were traveling for our first time to Europe, and although loaded with advice from friends and family, we were still a little weary on what to expect. The first part of our trip was dedicated to Germany, and beginning in Munich. Most places in Europe we stayed in I booked after extensive research online, esp. on TripAdvisor. I came across this place because of its affordable price and excellent location. Let me just say it was an incredible place and I am so happy we stayed there.
First, as I said, we were fresh in Europe/Germany and not sure what to expect. It was pretty easy to find, if you familiarize yourself with the train stops, it's only about 2 stops from the center of Munich (Marienplatz) and then a quick block and a half walk around the corner from the Universitat stop. It is in a beautiful location, with very wide, clean streets, bustling with students attending the university you pass on your way to the pension. The Siegestor is an impressive piece of architecture just down the street, and we had a view of it from our window. Upon arrival, the owner and manager, Monica, was an incredible hostess, she was there for anything we needed! She was super nice, charming, spoke perfect English. You can tell she really enjoys what she does and takes pride in her pension. It just shows. She always greeted us, answered any questions we had, and set out an incredible little European breakfast, the best breakfast in our whole stay in Europe. I immediately fell in love with Germany and Munich, and all thanks to our perfect stay in the Pension Am Siegestor.
Toilets/showers are shared for the whole floor, (sink in our room) but on our floor there were 3 bathrooms (each pretty big) and I never had to wait. We went in May, and it was beautiful weather then, and the city was not too busy. Large, clean, comfy beds, spacious rooms. Internet value at E$2/per day (for Europe, that's a value). Couldn't have asked for more. What an enjoyable stay!!! Loved the Pension Am Siegestor!!!!!!
Two things not in my guide book:
*Make sure you take a walk into the Englischer Garten, people were swimming in the river (in the middle of the city?!?), walking dogs, bike riding, etc. Also a large, friendly biergarten in the middle of the park. Beautiful, romantic experience.
*Also make sure you go to the top of Peterskirche tower in the Marienplatz, it's a tiring hike up to the top but worth it for the view!