The reason we chose the Daniel was it's location, right at the edge of the main pedestrian zone of central Munich and also right next to the S-Bahn to/from the airport and only 5 mins walk from the central station. With hindsight now we would rather look for a hotel closer to the Marienplatz behind the Altes Rathaus and also around the Viktualienmarkt as this is the main tourist hub and you find yourself doing the 15 min walk to/from the hotel a few times a day. There are less touristy restaurants and bars next door, round the back and heading towards the Hauptbahnhof but these just don't cut the mustard of the big brauhaus in the centre!
As for the hotel, it's in the budget bracket but for what you actually get it's at the top end of this bracket for price and bottom for value. Breakfasts are €9 extra per person and are the standard continental fare of cereal, rolls, meats, cheeses etc. In all honesty, the breakfasts are ludicrously over priced and I wouldn't recommend them. The reception staff were polite and helpful and the reception is manned 24hr a day. Even if you do have to wake up the night porter on occasion!
As others have mentioned there are 2 groups of rooms, on the front and round the back. We had a room round the back therefore didn't have any street noise however the windows open up onto a courtyard shared with the restaurants/bars next door so you can get noise from them. The room was small, cosy some may say, but impeccably clean. Maids came every day. The beds are comfy however the pillows are pointless. We asked for extra pillows which came within 20 mins but even with 2 you couldn't get comfy on them. The room was warm, considering we were there over New Year and turned the radiators down, the room continued to be stuffy and made sleeping uncomfortable. I dread what it is like in summer in the back rooms. The TV guide promised English speaking stations but all you actually got was the DVB-T stations for Munich, all in German. The rooms don't have tea or coffee making facilities, instead you have to use a machine situated in reception which costs €0.80 per cup and delivers drinks in cartons hotter than the sun. Carrying them to the room proved a scorching affair. Considering how little it could cost to provide this facility it seems a little short sighted of the hotel to not provide it. You are however provided 1 bottle of water. Their generosity knew no bounds!
Overall our stay was fine, we had a good time however if going back I wouldn't chose this hotel, ironically, for it's location but also because it is overpriced for what you actually get.
If you are going and you have space in your luggage, take a pillow and a tray!
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