we arrived early around 10 30 am so were not surprised to find that the room was not ready.
our car was taken care of very efficiently when we pulled in with smiles and no fuss.
the front desk were very friendly (which you don't always find at top hotels when arriving as a tourist) and told us we could leave our bags etc an gave us a map of old town with is just minutes walk away, which we did.
we stayed out all day visiting the famous glockenspiel, beer garden etc in the old town and had a great day wandering from bar to bar.
when we arrived back at hotel around 5pm our room was waiting and they had a huge bowl of fruit awaiting us - we told them earlier we were visiting for our 20th anniversary - and this was an excellent touch and very much appreciated - thanks!
the room was what you expect from 5 star - except we did not have a kettle in the room. I don't know if this is now just a British thing as out of all 5 hotels we stayed in this past 2 weeks only the holiday inn express had a kettle and it was the only 3 star???
we did call front desk to ask for a kettle but they sent an iron instead - so that's how to get an iron ;-) - it was obviously a language thing and the front desks English is much better than my german so I cannot complain there.
I agree also that for these prices we should have internet free in 5 star hotels?
we did not have breakfast as we thought that 34 euros per head! was just a bit much as we only wanted coffee - no kettle remember - so we walked round the block to the left and there are a couple of cafes where you can have whatever you want for very reasonable prices. so unless your breakfast is included save yourself nearly 70 euros and eat round the corner.
checkout smooth with no surprises so
all in all a very nice experience.
- 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