This hotel is nothing very special, but it is adequate. It is clean. The staff is friendly. I would stay here again.
My single room is a small room with a single bed, a smal desk, a flat-screen TV, a closet for hanging things, some shelves, a small night table, and a bathroom with a lavatory, toilet, and small shower. Some things that I miss in this clean, sterile, low-cost room are space to do exercise, a fitness center in the building, a phone in my room, and a Do-Not-Disturb sign. These are not critical items to me.
The bed is comfortable for me, but it is a simple mattress on a platform. Others may not find it to their liking. It includes a large feather pillow and a feather duvet which I find quite pleasant and comfortable.
The room has a window that looks east. I leave it open to keep the room cool, because the building is warm – even though the radiator in my room does not appear to be on in the warmth of spring. Located a few meters from the station, this makes the noise of trains louder, but they pass quickly and, compared to American trains, are relatively quiet. One of the niceties about the inn is that it is just across the street from an S-Bahn station, so that it is convenient to get to from the airport and downtown Munich on the S1 line. It will also make it easy for me to depart from. But this proximity is what makes the trains a noise issue to begin with. Those who are highly sensitive to this may find it problematic in the warm months of the year.
Breakfast, which came with my room, is adequate, but not special. They have muesli and two granola-like dry cereals. Fresh white and whole-wheat rolls are served daily, but they offer no pastries. On occasion dark rye bread is brought out. I suspect it could be had daily if requested. Fruit is limited to whole apples, some chopped mixed fruit, orange juice, and three bottled juices: passion fruit, apple, and rhubarb. They offer a selection of sliced meats and cheeses, along with hard-boiled eggs. They do have smoked salmon some days, but it was inconsistent. They offer a tea selection including Ceylon, chamomile, green tea and a few others. Coffee is always available. They also have a coffee machine that allows the staff to make cappuccino, etc. on request. One disappointment about breakfast is that what is served is a bit inconsistent. Over my five-day stay, the smoked salmon was served only twice (although on my last day, I asked for it and it was graciously brought out). One day there was no muesli provided. And the bread offerings sometimes included dark rye bread and sometimes didn’t. I suspect, however, that had I asked it would have been graciously provided.
For lunch and dinner, the restaurant has a good reputation, but I didn't eat there.
Most of the staff speaks some English. Speaking no German, it was enough to get by. But, at times, when the good English speakers were not around, I didn’t bother asking for information (e.g., local train frequency) because it was too stressful to communicate.
The hotel is 2.2-2.5 km from the Dolce Balhaus conference center - depending on the route taken. It is also 200 meters from the Lohhof business district which offers cafes, a supermarket, and a variety of shops along a kilometer stretch.
All staff was friendly and all sought to be helpful. They seemed a bit amateur compared to chain hotels. But this adds a certain charm. The "office" has only limited hours. It is often difficult to get help. During restaurant hours, help can be obtained there. In the early morning, there is no one around, should you encounter an issue.
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