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“Excellent location and accomodations” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Louis Hotel
Ranked #7 of 391 Hotels in Munich
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São Paulo
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162 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Excellent location and accomodations”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

Louis is a small design hotel, located in the heart of Munich and delivers a high quality service.
The rooms are spacious and clean. Has an excellent Japanese restaurant, which I believe is the best in Munich.
Offers a nice breakfast and has a very good bar.
We spent 8 nights and intend to return when in Munich.
My only remark is about the housekeeping service. In spite of providing an excellent service, the room was never made up before noon.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

We stayed here on a Sunday evening and had a lovely visit. The hotel is very nice and the location couldn't be better, The Viktualien Market is right outside the hotel and you can find all kinds of fruits, pastries it was just beautiful. Right around the corner was the Glockenspiel, which I believe goes off daily at noon and 5pm. We caught the 5pm chimes and it was so fun to see. Do not miss the Hofbrauhaus!! Walking distance and such a fun place!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jkmartinez
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chicago
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293 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

I simply run out of superlatives in considering this small hotel just a half street from the Marienplatz. Don't be fooled by an unassuming exterior. The hotel interior is a first rate design with strong asian influences. Service is friendly and extremely efficient. The rooms are not huge but adequate and the furnishings are somewhat unique and attractive.
The breakfast buffet is quite good and includes eggs made to order and asian as well as European buffet items and good coffee. Servers were cheerful and helpful. The restaurant is very good for dinner or snacks.
There is a nice full bar serving speciality cocktails and some well chosen wines by the glass.
Most of the guests during our stay were not speaking English and there were a number of business people, both of which I consider as positive.
The a/c system is modern, beds are wonderful and the location is very quiet at night as the Viktuallenmarkt closes at the end of the business day and does not get going until reasonable hours and, even then, the building is so well constructed that noise was never an issue. We also find that the many Munich church bells which begin to ring hourly at 7am to be a dreamy welcome to the morning.
The only problem is that it can be very difficult to make a reservation as the hotel is small and in demand. I tried and failed to make a reservation here on my last 3 or 4 trips to Munich.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank joesChicago
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

We had such a wonderful stay at this hotel! It's location is perfect--right outside the Viktualien Market and very close to the City Hall, subway/tram lines,etc. The staff went out of there way to make sure the room met our expectations (we had asked for a handicapped-accessible room). They were all, to a person, extraordinarily friendly and helpful. My favorite thing was actually the hotel's buffet breakfast: a full range of vegan (!) dishes (as well as tasty meat treats), lots of small, delicious treats (like polenta squares with plum compote, mini-mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes, mango lassi shots). The spread came as a delightful surprise after many, many hotel buffets of very standard and unremarkable continental breakfasts.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

My three friends and I stayed at the Louis Hotel in early August. It is a very nice hotel with very nice and clean rooms. The hotel is in a great location, right in the market and very close to the main city sights and shopping district. The staff were friendly and the breakfast was very good.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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marseille
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Expensive but.... probably one of the best design and location I have seen in a Hotel.
The location first, just on Viktualienmarket place, and when I say just... it means that the elavator takes you from your room to the Viktualienmarket place sidewalk, and this is really Munich's heart!
The design a mixture of 30's and contemporary, very descrete, very delicate very classy.
I stayed for 3 nights with my wife and young daughter in August 2013, it was perfect. The concierge service was great (except for indicating good restaurants, but maybe this doesn't exist in Munich!). If you wanna make yourself a treat Louis Hotel is the place.
See attached pictures of the room (eventhough they added a bed for my daughter the room was still big).

Room Tip: We had a back side room totally silent even with the window open.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

Picking a hotel in Munich was very challenging. It doesn't seem to be a "hotel" city like Paris, Chicago, London, etc. such that there were a limited number of luxury hotel options. The most high end option in Munich seems to be the Mandarin Oriental. However, when reviewing the rooms available at the Mandarin Oriental during our stay, the rooms seemed extremely dated and boring for a $900/night lowest room category. The other luxury option is the Charles Hotel which has an odd location near the train station. My husband also said the rooms looked like a generic Marriott business hotel.

Given these challenges, we decided upon the boutique Louis Hotel which we were ultimately happy with, particularly since our rate was nearly 1/3 of the Mandarin Oriental and it included breakfast.

We reserved a Market Deluxe room which overlooked the Viktualienmarket. It was on the highest floor and had a balcony. The room was exceptionally clean, modern, and well laid out. I would have liked to have had another chair, though. The mattress was comfortable and I liked the all white decor look.

The breakfast was good, but I would have liked to have seen some more traditional offerings available. The Asian and vegan items were interesting, but maybe a little obscure for breakfast everyday since the buffet didn't change.

The service was good at the hotel. We especially liked the bar and the rooftop area.

The location is the best in Munich. The back entrance puts you on the Marienplatz within a minute. Through the front entrance, you're on the fabulous food market. You're about a 10-15 minute walk to the central train station. The Sofitel at the train station looked nice but I would never want to stay in the area around the train station as it looked a bit dodgy. If you're traveling to Munich to visit beer gardens, enjoy the Old Town etc., you'll want to stay in Old Town.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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 #7 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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