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“Early Check-in was a Bonus” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Torbraeu
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tal 41, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany   |  
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Ranked #4 of 380 Hotels in Munich
Los Angeles Area
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Early Check-in was a Bonus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We have to love this hotel because, among many things, they had our room ready for us early when we arrived from the airport, after a LONG flight. This made all the difference in our jet lag experience. We were able to crash for a couple of hours which helped tremendously. We arranged airport pick up which was on time and worth the $$.

The staff is great. Very helpful and never too busy to help with directions and general chit chat. We booked a suite and I agree with the other reviews that the decor is a bit corny and cluttered but the bed was cozy and the bathroom was huge. Double sinks and a large soaking tub. Lots of counter space for "stuff".

The breakfast was delicious and beautifully arranged. The restaurant Schapeau was excellent and we especially loved our server, Gabriel.

Perfect location.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I have stayed several times at the Torbräu, most frequently to attend the Oktoberfest, and thoroughly enjoy staying there. The location is wonderful, just a five minute walk down the Tal to the Marienplatz, the center of old Munich. We were told that the Torbräu is the oldest hotel in Munich, but it is continually being modernized, a testament to the wisdom of the owners. The hotel staff are uniformly helpful and considerate.

We stayed in a standard room, which was a bit small (not a big deal because we spent little time in our hotel room) but well equipped, including two comfortable easy chairs and a desk. Free internet is a real plus and we had a very strong signal in our room. The bathroom was large enough for the two of us, sporting a double sink (a feature that I like very much but is not common in German hotels). I do not believe that all rooms in the Torbräu come with a double sink, so if that is important to you be sure to ask for it.

The breakfasts are terrific, even better than the typically excellent German breakfasts. Many selections are available on the buffet—an assortment of juices, fruits, cereals, breads, meats, fish, cheeses, pastries and other goodies. One can also have made-to-order eggs, which I did every morning.

The Torbräu has a restaurant on site which is quite good. The décor is modern and charming and offers a broad selection of drinks and meals.

The hotel offers parking at their private lot on the side street of the hotel. Unfortunately, it is not possible to make a garage reservation, a policy that I can understand. But it was a bit annoying that after having stayed at the hotel for several nights, I decided to drive outside Munich to do a bit of touring but was not permitted to keep my parking place. Instead, when I returned to the hotel, someone else had occupied my space and I was compelled to park at the public lot a couple of hundred meters away. Not a huge deal, but an annoyance nevertheless.

Nevertheless, I would recommend the Torbräu very highly as a wonderful hotel in the heart of Munich.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This was a really delightful hotel. They even provided us with a tea tray in our room. The staff were so accommodating and the room was perfectly appointed and quiet. The location couldn't have been better as it was a business trip for us. We had to get to the Drinktech exhibition and it was easy on the train We ate at the restaurant for dinner twice and it was excellent. Thankyou for the wonderful 5 days - I can heartily recommend the Hotel Torbrau to all our friends.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We have just arrived home from a 3 night stay at the Torbrau and enjoyed every moment of it. The staff were great - attentive and always willing to help.

The last thing you need after a long journey is a prolonged check in experience, at the Torbrau it was totally hassle free and after a couple of minutes we were checked in with information about Munich, Oktoberfest and with complimentary wi-fi cards for all of our devices. Our room, although on the small side had everything we needed with really comfortable beds.

Breakfast was fantastic with a diverse continental selection. Attention to detail is the order of the day at this hotel. Smoked salmon with slices of lemon and fresh tartare sauce. The complimentary Sekt went down a treat too, a really nice touch.

Travel to Oktoberfest was 5-10 minutes in a taxi and cost 10 euro. There are closer hotels but we appreciated being in a quieter part of town when we needed some rest. Getting a taxi in Munich is the easiest I've experienced anywhere in the world, even after a hectic day at Oktoberfest so getting to and fro isn't a problem.

We had dinner one evening in the adjoining restaurant, Schapeau, and it was beyond our expectations. Fabulous and really reasonable prices. Go there!

I can't recommend this little gem enough, thanks to the staff for a lovely stay and we will be returning in 2014!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arlington, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Our stay here was a true delight. The room was designed to use space effectively and furnishings and décor were very pleasant and well-maintained. We were located on the front under the clock tower but never experienced excessive street noise. The breakfast buffet was fine but quality and service varied from day to day. We ate two meals in the hotel restaurant, Schapeau, and the staff did an admirable job in accommodating our two-person “special dinner” in a room full of business parties. Add in the splendid location and this hotel was a real winner.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Our two days at Torbrau were outstanding. The staff was helpful and courteous, the breakfast buffet was delicious, and the room (a junior suite) left nothing to be desired. We also ate dinner and enjoyed cocktails on the hotel's sidewalk cafe both nights. The servers there were friendly and accommodating and we felt like we know them after just two days there. The location is perfect - walking distance to the subway station and busy town squares without having too endure all the noise and lack of privacy. This is really a beautiful and historic hotel and I would stay there again if I were to return to Munich.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Panama City, Panama
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The Torbrau is perfectly located within walking distance of old Munich's main attractions. You can also visit the rest of the city and its suburbs via subway ---one of the metro's main stations is some 50 steps away. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious. Rooms were comfortable. But I have to save my best comments for the staff: the people at the front desk were extremely helpful in providing information on what and how to see the many attractions of the city. The staff at the breakfast restaurant was constantly checking how we were doing. Our 4 days at the Torbrau were a wonderful experience thanks to its wonderful people.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Tal 41, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Munich
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Munich
#2 Family Hotel in Munich
#3 Luxury Hotel in Munich
#25 Business Hotel in Munich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Torbraeu 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Munich's oldest hotel! The 4-star Hotel Torbräu welcomed its first guests in 1490, a fact which can be traced in official documents from the time. Today our guests can expect a modern, family-run establishment that offers an excellent setting: situated directly by the historic Isartor, right by the entrance to the Old Town and just a short walk away from Marienplatz. ... more   less 
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