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Das Nikolai Hotel
Ranked #191 of 381 Hotels in Munich
Winchester, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice hotel in great neighborhood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

If you're looking for an independent hotel in a local neighborhood close to central Munich, this is the place for you. We loved this neighborhood (Schwabing), as it was a long walk or very quick subway ride to the old town and was full of shops, restaurants, cafes and beer gardens. It was a quiet location even though you are only 1 block from the main retail and dining street. It is also just a few blocks from the English Gardens, which we enjoyed walking through to reach the city.

We stayed in room 304, which had a great balcony overlooking a small park. It seems like there may be quite a variance in the rooms, so worth paying a bit more for a double and requesting a specific room in my opinion. Service was friendly and helpful and the breakfast was excellent.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 304 and loved the balcony with a view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank James D
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wollongong, Australia
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97 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite with our son in a rollaway bed. Overall it was a comfortable stay. Room was clean with all the usual amenities although only 1 luggage stand. I would also prefer a door on the bathroom. Although it is no smoking, there was a smell of it in our hallway (no where else thankfully). As others say the breakfast is good and is open for an extended period 7am-11am. Jobst is the most friendly and helpful staff member. Located near many restaurants, a laundry and shops. 3 stops from Giselastrasse U-bahn to Marienplatz. Also on the same line to BMW Welt which is worthwhile (the plant tour - best to book). Booked it based on the positive TA reviews which were a very reliable representation of the hotel as well as location and good value.

Room Tip: Suite is good for a little extra room. We were on 3rd floor over the entry - it was quiet and we did...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Familygdl
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

My husband and I stayed 4 nights at Das Nikolai on the days leading up to and the first day of Oktoberfest. I picked this hotel specifically because it was a little outside of the main square and away from all the craziness that would ensue over the next couple of days and I am so glad I did because they did not disappoint. The young man at the reception (I can't remember his name now!) was there every single morning to help us and answer any questions we had about where to go and getting around town.
The rooms were spacious and clean and as everyone has already mentioned, the breakfast is absolutely wonderful - pastries, breads, a plethora of fresh fruit, meats, cheeses and eggs made to order every morning.
It was our first time to Munich, so we had a lot to learn about the upcoming Oktoberfest but the young man at reception gave us a ton of tips and even printed us out maps of the parade routes and a map of the fairgrounds and the best beer tents to go to. The hotel is situated in a nice quiet neighborhood close to tons of restaurants and cafes and only two U-Bahn stops from Marienplatz. I could not recommend this hotel more - the staff and owners really made our stay in Munich perfect!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank auzigirl03
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Level Contributor
46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

The rooms are fantastic, we requested the balcony room as read on trip advisor which was lovely as it meant on sunny mornings we could sit outside. Cleaned and tidied everything every day. The breakfast was incredible and the staff were willing to help in every way. Location is at the bar and restaurant center of Munich and a very short ubahn ride to the city center, plus a short walk to entrances to the englischer garten.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Erikakh
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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Stayed M-F for a conference at the university. Great breakfast (great fresh fruit--berries, melon, pineapple---yoghurt, plus the typical bread, cheese, meat, eggs), really comfy bed. One thing I really liked was the way the owners treated the guests... really competent and friendly. Fantastic location in a cool neighbourhood. Will definitely stay again when I return to Munich.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robert K
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

A charming little hotel, ideally located in a lively part of Munich. Close to many bars restaurants and transport links. Bit plain on the outside but the welcome on the inside more than makes up. The ambiance and relaxing décor after a days travelling is a treat. Seemed more like staying with friends rather than in a hotel.
The staff cannot do too much for you. A wealth of local tips where to go, where to eat etc. etc. Didn't notice the cooking smells or feel the lack of air con moaned about by others and we were there on a beautiful hot weekend. The breakfast mentioned by others is a great start to the day, Everything so fresh and so much to choose from.
A rate of £150 a night didn't seem bad for a stay near the heart of Munich, if you want cheap and bland stick to the big chains. Overall a delightful stay and would visit again.

Room Tip: Room 402 good size , great shower
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hungrynthirsty
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Milan, Italy
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is very central and close to the park. Breakfast is really nice and there is a good choice of quality food. It has been recently refurbished, but still there are some things that don't work ad they should. There is no air conditioning and the hotel is located on a chinese restaurant, wich makes it impossibile to open the window for a bid of air as there is a very bad smell coming from the restaurant. Not ideal for the summertime! There is no door that closes the washbasin area. The toilette door is open on the base. The shower is really big and comfortable! Staff is very helpfull and kind!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AngiAdvisor
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Property: Das Nikolai Hotel
Address: Nikolaistr. 9, 80802 Munich, Bavaria, Germany (Formerly Astoria Hotel)
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Munich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #191 of 381 Hotels in Munich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Das Nikolai Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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