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“Good enough” 4 of 5 stars
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Novotel Munich City
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hochstrasse 11, 81669 Munich, Bavaria, Germany   |  
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Ranked #73 of 390 Hotels in Munich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good enough”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

One of the reasons we chose the Novotel Muenchen City is that it is NOT in the tourist center of Munich which is pretty much the area bordered by the Hauptbanhof (or central train station) and Marienplatz and surroundings north and south of Marienplatz. The Novotel Muenchen City is just 2 stops away from Marienplatz on the S-bahn, and the S-bahn station is less than a 10 minute walk part of which is through a small shopping center underneath the Holiday Inn (a couple of buildings away from the Novotel), which is helpful on a cold and/or rainy day. So if one wants to stay within the tourist area, the Novotel Muenchen City is not a good choice.

In terms of the room, we booked the cheapest double room so it was small as expected but like the other Novotel we stayed at in Singapore, is designed to maximize space. We got a room facing the street (with very little road traffic) which is beside a small park and a brook so it was quiet and had a nice view. The bed was just right, not too soft or too firm. But the pillows were really soft but as we would discover going around Germany, this is standard in any type of accommodation (we stayed in 3-5 star hotels and inns). What we didn't like is that the bathroom (shower only) and the toilet are separate and not beside each other as one would expect but in different parts of the room! One needs to walk around the corner from the toilet to the bathroom to wash hands. For this reason and the fact that wi-fi is not free, I can't give this hotel a 5.

The amenities were very basic though there are no cotton buds, comb, slippers, etc. and just shampoo, bath gel and shower cap. But unlike the Novotel in Singapore where the towels were surprisingly plush, the towels here are as thin as kitchen towels.

We didn't check out the facilities or eat in the restaurant (got a promo rate that didn't include breakfast) so can't comment on those. I noticed, though, that if one wants to have breakfast in the room (ie room service), there's no a la carte menu so one pays the same price as having the buffet breakfast in the restaurant but there's a surcharge for having the food delivered to the room. However, there's a notice that there's free pastries and coffee from 4:30-6:30 so good for early birds or those with early departures.

Lastly, in terms of service, the front desk staff were helpful and spoke good English. But as we have discovered traveling through Europe, hotels that are not 5-stars don't have the usual services that one finds even in 3-star hotels in most of Asia and parts of the US like concierge, bellhops and doormen so don't expect any help with the luggage or hailing a cab (Europe hotels seem to encourage D-I-Y).

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

My fiancee and I stayed at the Novotel Muenchen City on our recent trip to Europe. We decided to use a 'budget to mid-range' priced hotel for our four night stay and were really pleased we chose the Novotel.

Conveniently located, the hotel is close to a subway station and a short 15 minute walk to Marienplatz in the heart of Munich. The hotel was clean, the rooms were a good size and we made good use of the fitness room (complete with two treadmills which came in handy as it rained for most of our stay).

The restaurant at this hotel was surprisingly good. The breakfast was out of this world (there were literally too many choices!) and we also enjoyed two dinners in the hotel as well.

We organised a day trip to Salzburg through the Hotel which we thoroughly enjoyed at quite a reasonable price with less than half a day's notice.

Our only 'gripes' (and they are small ones) is that I had organised for 'breakfast boxes' upon our departure (we had to leave the hotel at 6.30am) and to our disappointment, they were not prepared when we checked out and the gentlemen at the front desk simply shrugged and pointed to a few pieces of leftover bread on a nearby table (needless to say - we passed on that and enjoyed breakfast at the airport). In addition, we had to pay approximately 9 Euro per day for wifi access which was a bit excessive.

A good 3-4 star hotel at a good price and location in Munich.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Clean room and bathroom. Quiet room. The room has a minibar and a safebox. The furniture and the beds are in good condition. Closed to metro station.
I do not like the Novotel style with separate toilet from the bathroom. The internet it is not free but my company benefit 1 hour per day for free.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 October 14, 2012

The hotel is conveniently located just a few steps away from a subway station, about 10-15 minutes' walk from Marienplatz, and a short walk to the train station. There is a supermarket close by. The room was a standard Novotel room - no unpleasant surprises, good sleep quality. Tea- and coffee making facilities and a free mini-bar in the room are a big plus; on the minus side, wi-fi is not free. There are a couple of computers with free Internet access in the lobby though.

There is a swimming pool - go early in the morning to avoid meeting other customers.

Breakfast is EUR 19, which I think is way too expensive - you can have it for half this price at one of the many cafes on the way to the city centre.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Good location - 15 min walk to the Marienplatz, about 5 minutes to metro; underground parking - extra paid, but in acceptable prices. Nice design, clean rooms, and good staff. Nothing to complain - just very good 4 star hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

This is a great four stay hotel. The room was huge and nice, we really enjoyed the three nights here! The breakfast was amazing with so much to choose. The location is not bad, near to the metro about five min walk! Will visit again!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hochstrasse 11, 81669 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Munich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#42 Luxury Hotel in Munich
#43 Family Hotel in Munich
#51 Business Hotel in Munich
#74 Romantic Hotel in Munich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Munich City 4*
Number of rooms: 307
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The modern 4-star Novotel Munchen City is located in the heart of the Bavarian state capital, just minutes from the Deutsches Museum, the Gasteig cultural center and Marienplatz. The hotel is close to Rosenheimer Platz station so can be easily reached bypublic transport and is therefore an ideal destination for those travelling by rail or air. When it is time to relax, why not visit the free spa area with its pool, sauna, steam bath and fitness center. In addition to 307 air-conditioned rooms, the non smoking hotel features a restaurant, bar and terrace. The separate conference center and terrace offers five meeting rooms for 210 people. A garage is available for guests arriving by car. ... more   less 
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