First of all I must say we booked this at the last minute and felt cheated when the price we paid on booking.com for a room without breakfast was the same as the price on the official hotel website WITH breakfast... Will double-check next time.
The hotel is a 15-minute walk from Karlsplatz which is basically the center of the city. If you don't like walking back to the hotel after a long day of sightseeing and shopping (it always seemed like the walk in the evening was way longer than in the morning) just take the S Bahn which stops one block from the hotel.
The interiors are average, though our room impressed us with its design (just like in the photos), but there were minor slip-ups in maintenance: the bank by the bed was wobbly and there was something that looked like gum stuck on the glass door that led to the bathroom. During the six days we stayed the sheets weren't changed once which was surprising. The biggest inconvenience is the lack of closets/cabinets - we stayed a long time and had to keep our underwear etc. in the suitcase because there was only a tiny space with a bunch of hangers available.
The hotel staff was helpful at all times save for a 15-minute wait for a strudel at the restaurant. If, like us, you book a room without breakfast, you'll have to go to the Hauptbahnhof area to get something to eat. And there's a wonderful italian restaurant near the Hackerbruecke S Bahn station called Vapiano, we absolutely love the one in Vienna and the one we had dinner in while in Munich didn't disappoint.
The so-called "gym" is actually a small room with one treadmill and bicycle and a few dumbbells. The air is so stuffy, could only manage one visit( The sauna and swimming pool are a definite bonus though, especially on a cold rainy day.
On-site parking costs 18 euros per day, which is ok if you stay for a couple of days, otherwise i'd consider leaving your car at home))
Overall i believe if we'd booked in advance (and had it not been the New Year) we could have found a better deal for the amount of money we paid - i'm referring to the location of the hotel.
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