I stayed in this hotel 11th-13th January 2013 with my teenage son. First of all direction info: The hotel is based 2 minutes walk from the Hackerbruecke S Bahn stop. (Turn right when coming out of station and turn first left and it is just one block down on the left). All trains from Hackerbruecke will take you back to the main train station Hauptbahnhof and Marienplatz within minutes, so ideal to reach any S or U Bahn connection.
If coming from or going to the Airport, take the S1 or S8 (Takes approx 40 mins). Don’t even think of getting a taxi, the train and underground is just too easy to use and a lot cheaper. If you are in Munich for 2-3 days, I recommend getting a MVV City Tour card 3 Tagekarte Innerarum and if more than one of you, get the City Tour Card & Partner (which covers up to 5 people on the one ticket) and this will cost 31.90 Euros for a full 3 days and well worth it.
Regarding the hotel itself, it is very modern and clean with a swimming pool and sauna on the top floor. We stayed in a twin room, which was very spacious, TV with English news channels, good ventilation with wide opening windows, thermostat in order to heat the room to your liking and good lighting. The bathroom is very spacious with a separate door within leading to the toilet. I have read some comments on TA saying the doors to the bathroom are see through, so beware if of a shy nature. I can’t really understand this, they are glass doors but they are totally opaque and painted and you can’t see a thing through them, so if that has put you off, don’t let it, they are not see through doors! On the whole very stylish rooms with a well stocked mini bar. My only very slight complaint would be the rooms don’t seem to get cleaned till very late afternoon, so if you return at 3-4pm , your room may still not be done! Maybe we were just last on the list. Also on a Saturday night the restaurant was closed and the choice was room service or in the lounge (which was the same menu) I would recommend you probably avoid eating in the hotel, it is very expensive and not the best quality, however why would you when you have a plethora of great eating places one very short train stop away.
The surrounding area of Hackerbruecke has nothing of any sightseeing value, it really must be seen as a base rather than a place to visit. It does have a bierkeller on the nearby corner and there is a small shopping centre next to the station which has a very pleasant bar at the front, Pizza and kebab outlet, a DM (a large discount beauty/toiletry store), Lidl for a cheaper option to the mini bar snack stock up, a couple of nice bakeries and a general newsagent for sweets, magazines, tobacco and a few souvenir items.
This is a general hotel review so I won’t go into all the places to see and best eating places in Munich, but if anyone wants more info then I am more than happy to answer any messages. Munich is a totally delightful place to visit, so make the most of it and you will have a wonderful time!
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