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“Well located and designed hotel in the heart of Munich” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Louis Hotel
Ranked #9 of 391 Hotels in Munich
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
78 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Well located and designed hotel in the heart of Munich”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

We stayed at Louis Hotel for six nights on vacation and overall had a very good experience. In reading others reviewers' reactions to the property, I can only say that if you're an American used to staying in Marriotts, then this isn't the hotel for you. It's very well designed and the rooms reflect this; hardwood floors, cool furniture and things you don't find everywhere (such as a closet that pulls out of the wall). The views over the Viktualienmarkt are charming and we spent many an hour parked in front of the doors that open out onto a Juliette balcony, soaking up the sun, sights, sounds and smells. Yes, you will hear tons of church bells and yes, you will hear noise from the marketplace vendors setting up below but if this is bothersome then perhaps you should have gone to Des Moines and not Europe.

We found service to be mostly competent and friendly, ranging from dining room servers who after the first day knew I wanted cappucinos without having to ask, to a front-desk clerk who made a number of arrangements for us. Our one true negative service experience was a call to room service for some kind of a cheese plate of something we could have with wine in our room before dinner -- the response was "we don't have anything like that. click." Minor things like this reminded us we were in a hotel that, while fine in all regards, is trying to play a bit out of its league.

Also in the category of minorly annoying was that the walk-in showers have no grab bars or shelf to put anything on -- which creates kind of an odd and slightly unsettling shower experience. The heated floors are a nice touch, however. In this same category is the fact that complimentary water was never replaced -- it appeared that we got two small bottles for an entire six-night stay and they were never replenished.

We know the hotel scene in Munich fairly well and still feel confident that this is an excellent choice for a traveler who appreciates design and a good location, but doesn't expect Four Seasons-like pampering and service.

Room Tip: Rooms 310-305 all face the Viktualienmarkt yet are high enough up that you don't hear quite as m...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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New York, NY
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216 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Very comfortable. Perfect location at the Viktualienmarkt steps fro Marienplatz. Excellent staff, extremely helpful. Very nice breakfast, but very pricey, especially with the market right outside the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PBrave
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Hong Kong, China
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94 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

I stayed for 3 nights and was suitably impressed by the hotel.

The rooms were spacious, nicely decorated and shower/tub combo was nice. They have rather quirky 'luggage' style tv racks and close storage spaces but they work well enough. The rooms also have a nice little seating area.

The hotel restaurant is highly recommended for dinner - the Japanese fusion 'thing' is done very well here. The sweet potato appetizer and Irish beef was divine.

Location is great, very central to everything. Parking is easy - do it yourself, just pull up to Rindermarket and its on the left; pull in and done. Its easier to find that yourself than it is to try and find whatever the hotel provides for valet (I never found where you were supposed to park otherwise for check-in/drop-off).

The only small annoyance was the wifi not reaching the restaurant. Oh, and sleep quality will be a bit impacted if you sleep in late and the church bells start bonging on you.

All in all a nice stay (although I did have to move rooms as detailed in the room tips)

Room Tip: I hate to put these comments in here as I am sure they are a nightmare for the hotel but I would avo...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Eud
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

We loved this hotel. The rooms are incredibly spacious, comfortable and interesting. The fit outs are beautiful And minimalist. The location is amazing- right on the Viktualienmarkt (a little tricky to find... If you come from the market there is a lift next to the chocolate shop). Try and be there on a Saturday the atmosphere is fantastic in the market.

The breakfast is amazing. We'd been traveling around Europe for a month and this was the most outstanding breakfast buffet in terms of choice, quality and uniqueness. There is a heavy Japanese influence at breakfast and at dinner it is a really wonderful Japanese restaurant.

The prices are high, but the quality of the room, and the service was great. My only criticism would be, a hotel that charges these prices would generally have someone to help you with your bags. This is minor, but when lugging large cases on the street looking for the entrance it would be helpful.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Danielle E
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Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

A wonderful facility. The breakfast buffet was the most impressive spread I've experienced in my travels in US or abroad. The staff was friendly and fluent in English. The quality of the room greatly exceeded my expectations. A high quality design and furnishings. Be sure to remember your outlet converter though - the one I bought at REI did not fit in the circular, recessed outlets. Wifi was included in the room and convenient for planning the next day's events. If you are able to splurge, I highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Courtyard view was fine - if you can look out on the nearby market it might be fun
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank bike-in-WI
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Buffalo, New York
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Stayed here for two nights over the Christmas holidays. The hotel is conveniently located off the Marienplatz (although a little tough to find in the crushing holiday market crowds) and is also right across from the Viktualienmarkt which is a local food market. We actually walked from the main train station to the hotel (was about a 15 minute walk) but I'm sure we could have gotten there quicker via the metro and going back to the train station we took a cab which was very quick. You are definitely paying for the location to be in this hotel. The room was on the small side but the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was clean and well appointed. WiFi is included but had a data max per stay of 500MB, so be careful of this if you will have heavy internet needs. We didn't eat at the restaurant, but had drinks at the bar one night and they were equivalent to what you'd pay in a bigger city for trendy cocktails. You definitely pay a bit more for the location but it is absolutely worth it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank fablifeforever
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Bulli, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stayed there just before Christmas and 3 other times before that. Can not have a better location and the hotel offered a lot of charm. Staff were very pleseant. Not a 5 star feel but a 5 star location and did the job. I read a comment about the room menu. Who needs it with so much choice of places to eat in the centre of Munich.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank travelkoment
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Property: Louis Hotel
Address: Viktualienmarkt 6, 80331, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Munich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 391 Hotels in Munich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Louis Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Many great ideas arise from the heart. This is also true for the LOUIS Hotel, located in the heart of Munich, right on the Viktualienmarkt. The elegant Kull & Weinzierl boutique hotel opened its doors in September 2009 – panoramic view included. With one of the most prominent Munich sights right on its doorstep and the others in walking distance, the LOUIS Hotel is the perfect starting point to discover Munich’s opera, theatres, the Maximilianstrasse, the Fuenf Hoefe shopping arcades and the many restaurants. In 72 rooms globetrotters feel at home. Carefully selected details and high quality materials create the perfect place to relax. The handcrafted interior is best described as elegant, high class, modern and relaxed – with great attention to detail. Handmade furnishings from nut and oak wood, natural stone and elegant tiling, that are reminiscent of the Parisian Metro, make your stay an unforgettable experience. There are two additional quite and bright meeting rooms with daylight and a Japanese restaurant & bar, EMIKO. ... more   less 
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