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“couldn't get more central” 4 of 5 stars
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Platzl Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Sparkassenstrasse 10, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany   |  
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Ranked #8 of 386 Hotels in Munich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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“couldn't get more central”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

The perfect antidote to Hilton, Marriot, Conrad & etc. Not that there is anything wrong with the upper end chains, but they tend to divorce you from the flavour of the locality. This, by contrast, is a local hotel that is true to its roots, right in the middle of the action in central Munich with all the shops and restaurants you could wish for within a 5 minute walk. The staff are attentive and courteous, and rooms clean and well (rather than sumptuously) furnished. There is an excellent restaurant within the hotel complex serving tasty local cuisine (not as stodgy as you might think, though carbohydrates do figure prominently). Breakfast is one of the best I've had anywhere with an excellent variety of hot and cold savouries, yoghurts, muesli & etc again with friendly service. They even make a good cup of tea; rare in Germany where somewhat bizarrely a slice of lemon tends to replace milk. Downsides: you're within 50 metres of what appears to be the largest beer serving emporium in the whole world, so it can be quite noisy depending on where your room is. Notwithstanding this, I will return-and bring the family...

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

A solidly run hotel that's extremely near anything of interest in Munich. (Near the underground, too, which made it extremely easy to get to and from the Munich airport. We stayed for one night on the way to Fussen and Ludwig's castles, and three nights on our way back to New York via Munich. We were able to book the same room for both stays -- a comfortable room facing into a courtyard on the "quiet" side of the hotel. The Platzl breakfast is famous, or should be -- beautifully laid out on a buffet in a big, handsome room, with the bonus of extremely attentive wait staff. The hotel seemed very popular with business people, which made more puzzling the not-great WiFi access and the rather old-fashioned approach to access for guests via a password obtained from the desk. (This has probably been worked on since our stay in September.) The staff were friendly enough, and seemed to warm up a bit during our second stay. I would recommend this hotel to anybody who wants to learn Munich as a walker. The location can't be beat. And as a professional marketer, I've been charmed by the emails I've received from the hotel since staying there. They are doing a nice job of staying in touch with their customers.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

A very nice hotel in the historic part of Marienplatz.

An old building that has a quality finish inside. Room was spotless and had a modern finish.

Had to go outside and walk around the corner to get to the restaurant, but not the end of the world, its the same building but not accessable from the lobby.

The only reason why i haven't given the full 5* is because of the price, but it was during a very busy period for hotels in Munich, so prices were high(er) everywhere. Get what you pay for here though, can i give a 4.75/5!

Come out of the u-bahn and walk under the 'walls to the city' archway, turn left and its up on the right, butler on the door waiting.

Certainly would return here.

Room Tip: From reading the reviews here i opted for a quiet room (at a premium), but was unsure as to how much...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The location is very central, near Marienplatz and all places of interest. Breakfast was very good, an ample spread of hot and cold plates served in a large and airy place.Service at the breakfast tables was not exceptional. The hotel has 4 room price levels according to their size (from 18 to 26 sq.mt.) and, I suspect, to their facing or not the large beerhouse nearby which is very noisy at night. Our room was 24 sq.mt. and felt very small, the bed was OK but the 3 feather pillows were horrendously soft and empty thus making my sleep a misery. The bathroom had a tub with a screen to be used if you want to take a shower: not very comfortable, toilettries were just average, the sound of the TV in the bathroom was uncomfortably loud with no way of switching it off. The staff at the reception was unfriendly to say the least: and certainly tried their best to make you feel unwelcome. Wifi is free for 24 hrs (i.e. from noon to noon) but you have to ask (they do not inform you) for the tricky password, also it works in the lobby not in the room where you are otherwise charged and this is really maddening given that free wifi is found in small and big hotels all over. All in all it could have been a more pleasant stay and we certainly were expecting much more value for the money they charge.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I shall use a very simple scheme in this review: the positives and then the negatives.

Positives:
The location. Is there a more centrally located hotel in Munich? Hardly. You come out the door and everything is there for you. Marvellous.
A very clean hotel. We arrived back after a very early lunch to discover our room was being cleaned. We waited, and waited, and waited. They certainly do a thorough job.
The bar and foyer area is very pleasant. A most congenial elder barman.
Breakfast is very satisfactory; really scrummy home-made muesli.
The "wellness" area is very small, but perfectly formed. It doesn't get much use however, and we found ourselves alone there on both occasions we used it.
Parking is underground right beside the hotel entrance; the lift brings you right up to your room. Very handy indeed. €19 per day is good value for central Munich.
In general this is a very well-bolted-together establishment. Ja wohl!

Negatives:
On one day the drain in the shower emitted a very bad smell. Then it disappeared. Didn't complain.
The most annoying thing was that on neither of the two mornings we stayed there did the newspaper we ordered the previous evening arrive at our door. Again, we didn't bother complaining; it wasn't that essential anyway.
One has to pay for the small bottle of water in the room; oh come on, that's just plain mean.
The wifi simply did not work with the iPhone; they admitted there was a problem. So beware if the only way you have to connect is your iPhone.
Surprised that there was no turn-down service.

BUT: We would certainly return here, and would not even consider elsewhere, mainly because of the location, and the solid value for money.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I take the opposite view to the reviewer who writes "Staff could be rude and breakfast was poor." The staff I encountered were courteous and helpful, while breakast offered a good quality buffet with the option of ordering eggs cooked to one's specification. As other guests correctly state, the hotel is just a few minutes walk from Marienplatz, making it ideally located for exploring the city. My room's sound proofing couldn't quite drown out the noise from the nearby Hofbräuhaus, the famous beer hall which is always packed to the rafters. But it was a Saturday night and thousands of Bayern Munich fans were celebrating their team's earlier victory. Ear plugs to the rescue! All in all, the Platzl is a first class hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The hotel is very nice and just 3 minutes walk from the center of the city. Hotel is very nice,
and clean, staff very helpful. breakfast is very good. I ordered a salad througgh room service and it was very good and not expnensive. Next to the hotel there is a great beer place you should visit.

Room Tip: One side of the room is close to beer house and is noise on week ends.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Address: Sparkassenstrasse 10, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Munich
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Munich
#5 Luxury Hotel in Munich
#5 Family Hotel in Munich
#10 Business Hotel in Munich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Platzl Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 167
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The "Platzl Hotel" is located in Munich's historical old city and is an ideal point of departure for business and pleasure activities. Marienplatz, with subway connections to the main station, the airport and the new Trade Fair Centre in Riem, is only a few steps away from the hotel. The world-famous Hofbrauhaus, the Viktualienmarkt open-air food market, the Bavarian State Opera and the renowned Maximilianstrasse with its vast array of luxury boutiques are likewise only a short walk away. Your four star hotel in the centre of Munich, Germany Accommodation rooms The Platzl Hotel has 165 rooms, a Bavarian suite, and a junior suite. Parking - no problem Central location (directions) - but no parking problems. There are more than 80 parking places in the hotel's own underground garage available to guests who arrive by car. The garage is open 24 hours a day. Conference and meeting facilities Five banquet and conference rooms for up to 140 persons. The Muller-Pfister-Stube is ideal for private parties. This room, paneled in fragrant Swiss pine, dates back to the year 1573 and can accommodate up to 40 persons. Bavarian-style restaurants Restaurant Pfistermuhle: offers you upscale Bavarian cuisine Ayingers Inn: hearty Bavarian specialties as well as modern dishes in old Munich style and seven different beers on tap ... more   less 
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