Stayed two nights in May 2012, on a trip that we won in a competition. We stay at mostly 4 star properties, so this was a step up. We had a double room on the second floor which was nice and spacious, very comfortable and of course meticulously clean. Bathroom was large with separate tub and walk-in shower, thickest towels I have ever experienced in many years of travel!
Location is excellent - short walk to Karlstor at the end of the pedestrian area, and in an upmarket street with no through traffic.It's about 15 mins walk to the Marienplatz, 20 mins to the Hofbräuhaus, 30 mins to the Deutsches Museum.
Breakfast buffet seemed relatively small, but that was because cooked egg dishes etc are ordered from the service staff. Quality is top notch and everything delicious. There's champagne if you like that kind of thing in the morning, and it was also the first time I have seen honey you can scoop straight from the honeycomb. Cost is 30 EUR a person so best to look for a rate that includes breakfast when booking.
We ate dinner in the hotel restaurant on the first night. The food was excellent and the service very attentive without being overbearing. Expect to pay 18-35 EUR for entrees.
On the subject of service, it was singularly impressive in the whole stay. Very professional but not too stuffy. That was consistent from the doorman, check-in, in the restaurant, concierge etc.
Valet parking is available, just plan 10-15 minutes to get your car back. No idea of the cost (ours was already paid) but it was nice that they cleaned the windshield.
Internet is 20 EUR for 24 hours, but no Wifi (that we found) so that could be a drawback if you only have an iPad or similar. (I travel with a small Wifi router for such situations).
It was nice to see "how the other half live". My budget for a hotel in a big city is normally about 200 EUR. This would be double that price - nice if you have the money, but for me it would not be worth the extra even if it was essentially perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is situated near the Old Botanical Garden, close to exclusive shopping areas,such as Theatinerstrasse and Maximilianstrasse. All 160 rooms and suites are bright and appointed with a large bathroom decorated with original Nymphenburg porcelain. Enjoy modern botanical bistronomy in the Sophia's Restaurant & Bar with sun terrace. Our The Charles Spa with pool, sauna, steam bath and fitness room is another highlight for your well-being. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Forte Munich
- Munich Forte