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“Location, location!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Amba
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Arnulfstrasse 20, 80335 Munich, Bavaria, Germany   |  
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Ranked #237 of 380 Hotels in Munich
Bel Air, Maryland
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“Location, location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Title says it all! Stayed the last week of May 2013 for 6 nights. The room was small, but the bath was modern. Wi-fi was a small, reasonable charge through paypal and accessible in the room. Breakfast was included and had a very nice variety of fruit,yogurt, muesli, cheeses, cold cuts, great coffee, juices, toast, pastries every morning. The main train station, Hauptbahnhof, is located across the street and from there you can go anywhere. Car rental was also within 3 blocks.
We booked a day tour of Ludwig's castles and the meeting area was within the block for the tour buses.
You can view our room here: http://youtu.be/qEUAsiSWiF0
Americans.. Ice is not an option! We ended up buying ice (4euro/3lbs) at the Rewe grocery in Karlstadt along with drinks and water for the room. There is not a mini fridge in the room. A good excuse to shop for food souvenirs, too! Great candies and condiments in tubes. Also, a huge selection of liquor and wine.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Switzerland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Stayed here for just one night during the Oktoberfest - reservation was possible even on short notice (lucky us). The location is fantastic, right beside the main train station, but unfortunately walls and doors are slim, so some talkative Frenchies let us participate early in the morning in their talks. The room is rather small (barely space for the bed) and a mirror is missing in the room - bathroom on the other hand was a very positive surprise, clean, modern, nicely designed (no shampoo amenities though).
Cannot judge F+B as there is a bakery right outside and we got to go. Check-out was fast BUT: we booked special fare online (which was on the bill), but paying by credit card the lady charged me the regular price (20€ more) - which I did not realize before being long gone. Shall not be any assumption to a trick - the next day we went back and they promised to book it back to the credit card. Should hopefully be alright.
I guess for such an event we'd come back due to the great central location.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Great location with decent rooms. Location is the best as it is opposite the Munich railway station[HBF]. Karlstadt is on walking distance and shopping areas are in close proximity. Rooms are small but comfortable and Wi-Fi is accessible only in the lobby. Well connected by Tram and buses and of course the metro.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We booked three nights during our Europian vacation, but ended up coming back for two more on the way home. Great location. Close to everything you want to see. Across from the main train station if you are taking "side trips". Very helpfull stuff. Hop On-Off bus stop one block away. 5-6 large breweries within walking distance. Hotel could use some renovation, but is very, very clean. There are bakeries, restaurants and fast food places all around. We traveled with three children and we would definatelly recommend this place. Great value for your bucks. Even with kids (5 of us) the room was comfortable. Hoping to go back. Would definately use the same hotel. Enjoyed every minute of our stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kyrenia, Cyprus
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Hotel Amba is a 3 star hotel in the heart of Munich just opposite the main train station. You can also walk to the important sights very easily. So i can say that the location is perfect. İt is also a very clean and comfortable hotel. İt is not a luxury hotel at all. The furniture is really old fashioned. But still it is very comfortable. İ slept like babies which happens very rarely when i stay at a hotel. The personel was perfect too. They were very helpful and friendly. They said hello to us whenever they saw us. They always smiled. İ can also say that the breakfast was very good because in Europe you can rarely find such a good breakfast buffet at hotels. So yes, i recommend this hotel without any doubts. İf the price is ok for you, dont hesitate to choose hotel Amba..

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We spent two nights here in April 2013.
The location is greatttt .. right across the street from the main train station. Can't get much better. It was a reasonable walk to the old town (15-20 minutes)

The hotel itself is small and probably in need of some renovations. The rooms are tiny (which i can live with given the location). The carpet is in much need of changing. The place is not dirty by any means, just old and needs a makeover! The staff at the front desk are hit and miss some are nice some are just indifferent.

I guess you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Leppavirta, Finland
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I visited Munich in April when there was a wonderful heatwave, nice. I came from the late winter from Finland and was very pleased with my trip.

The hotel is located opposite the main railway station so it is very easy to reach. It is very average in every sense but I have nothing to complain about. The breakfast buffet was one of the best I have had when travelling.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Arnulfstrasse 20, 80335 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Munich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #237 of 380 Hotels in Munich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Amba 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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