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Hotel Schlicker "Zum Goldenen Loewen"
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tal 8 | Innenstadt, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany   |  
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Ranked #77 of 380 Hotels in Munich
Derbyshire
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“Great hotel, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Spent 3 nights here for the Christmas markets. Can't recommend it enough. Perfect location 2 min walk from Marienplatz (if you get S bahn from airport take exit labelled Tal from station then walk straight ahead to hotel on right)

Room was spotless, beds comfy, bathroom looked new. We had a room overlooking the Main Street but noise wasn't an issue, even at the weekend. Staff were friendly and loads of choice for breakfast.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

If you’re seeking genuine Bavarian accommodations when visiting München (Munich), you need look no farther than the Hotel Schlicker.

I booked a night at the Hotel Schlicker zum Goldenen Löwen near the city’s Marienplaz area on the recommendation of a neighbor who once called München (Munich) home, visits often, and tells me she stays at the Hotel Schlicker “every time I visit.” What I found was a hotel that may be humble by 21st century standards, but is definitely authentic.

Located just east of the St. Peter Kirche (church), a few hundred meters south of the Marienplaz train and U-Bahn station, the Schlicher is a family-run, three-star establishment that is working to keep the old traditions alive. The property has been around since 1544, the materials say, so it’s no surprise that the rooms are smaller than more modern hotels. Mine (Room 320) was decorated in a more traditional, fussy sort of motif.

The facilities are well maintained but differ from the larger hotels in many other ways, some of which you may consider important, and some of which you may not.

For example, guests at the Schlicker are still given an actual key to their rooms instead of a key card, and must physically lock the door behind them when they leave; unlike many hotels, the doors to the guest rooms do not lock automatically. In addition, guests may get off the lift (elevator) to find the hallways dark. That’s an energy-saving measure in Germany, but there are numerous switches on the walls. At the Schlicker, guests need simply hit one and the lights will come on. Other hotels have replaced the switches with motion sensors.

Guest rooms have older tube-based televisions instead of flat-screen TVs, and the radios are basic AM/FM affairs, not Bose acoustic wave players with CD, MP3 and iPod capabilities. All-purpose hair and body shampoo is provided in the baths instead of panoply of specialized toiletries, and there is neither iron and ironing board, in-room safe, nor in-room coffee maker. Being an older hotel, signs cautioning to “Watch your step” and similar are not apparent, so one needs to be careful when walking about.

Though small with a living area of approximately 8 by 15 feet with the twin bed tucked into an alcove off to the side, my “large single room” (€136 per night during Christkindlmarkt) was comfortable, with a small desk for working, an easy chair for sitting and watching TV (which offered programming in multiple languages including BBC World and CNN, and a very cozy duvet and cover when it came time to hit the sack.

One drawback became obvious when I was showering. The bathtub and shower are not set up for the way we Americans shower, which is to say standing up under the showerhead. The shower wand was hung at the end of the tub by the faucet and drain, but there was only a narrow glass panel to keep the water from spraying out into the bathroom. It didn’t work.
Despite my best efforts, copious amounts of water found their way onto the bathroom floor, which wouldn’t have happened had I sat in the tub and used the shower wand in that position. But as I said, that’s not how we Americans shower. Bottom line: after drying off, I used every towel to dry the floor carefully before using the hairdryer. At 220 volts, certainly didn’t want to be standing in water!

The hotel offers complimentary WiFi access, inexpensive phone calls in the event that your U.S.-based telephone does not function in Europe, and in-room mini-bars with prices that are quite reasonable compared to other hotel: €2 for bottled water, €5 for spirits, for example. There is also a grocery store almost directly across Tal, the street on which the Schlicker is located where beer, wine, bottled water and other items can be obtained. Opening hours, however, are more limited than grocery stores in the states.

The Schlicker is in the heart of the area’s Altstadt (Old Town), and only about two blocks from the famous Hofbräuhaus. That establishment is noteworthy for its one-liter steins of beer, copious amounts of sausage, oompa music, waiters in Lederhosen and waitresses in wench outfits, often showing more than a little cleavage.

By way of convenience, the Hotel Schlicker offers a buffet breakfast, including traditional European breakfast items of cold cuts, cheese, and muesli, as well as items more suited to Western tastes, including scrambled eggs and sausage. OK, German Weisswürst, which is delicious. If you’re hungry for more stereotypically American fare, the Schlicker is sandwiched between a McDonald’s and a Burger King. And of course, coffee shops including Starbucks are ubiquitous.

While I am personally willing to pay for more luxurious surroundings when I travel, particularly overseas, if you’re seeking an authentic, Old World experience for your visit to Munich, I’d suggest looking into the Hotel Schlicker. While you’ll be giving up some, but by no means all, of the things we have come to expect when we’re traveling, you’ll also be having a much more authentically Bavarian experience.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the back building. It is a bit farther away from the noise on the street.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Stayed here December 2013 for the Christmas markets. Situation perfect for all markets and Munich sites of interest. Hotel is being renovated but even the "tired" bits are OK. Can't speak too highly of the staff, especially those on the Reception desk who were really helpful finding a restaurant for us when our own enquiries drew a blank. Breakfasts were terrific really set you up for the day.
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Room Tip: Rooms to the rear are quietist, if you want a double try for the large doubles, and ask for tea/coff...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

a very friendly Hotel - right beside the Marienplatz in the centre of Munich. Good value. A family business. Excellent reception staff -
Cosy, comfortable rooms and a lovely old fashioned breakfast room. You won't find better.
Diti from Dublin

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Bjarred, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

It's the fourth time we stay at this hotel. Everytime we have met very helpful staff. The rooms are nice and even it it's in the city center it's quiet. A nice very special breakfast with a lot of specialities. If you pay a little extra for a bigger room you will have very nice rooms. We'll be back.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lindsay
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Extra points for having parking! The location is excellent. It is walking distance to Marien Square and Frauenkirsch. It is very central, so you can walk out in all directions, and take in the sights.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We stayed here for one night and the hotel is lovely. Service is fine, breakfast was nice, price was reasonable. Rooms are small which is common in many parts of Europe. But for a night it was fine. The location is great. A block from the Marienplatz station. Lots of things in the area to see. Close to the Hofbrau Haus. So a nice place and excellent location.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Tal 8 | Innenstadt, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Munich
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#62 Romantic Hotel in Munich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Schlicker "Zum Goldenen Loewen" 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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