Gotta start this off with I'm not too picky. I like a clean basic hotel in a good location. This is a great location, and is fairly clean, but it stops there. This should be priced as a super budget motel. As a note, we were here 2 weeks after octoberfest, so our issues were not because of crowding and such..
From the get-go, we got here early and didn't expect to check in early, which we couldn't. Asked to check our bags, and were told, yes, just put them in a corner in the lobby and they would take care of them at some point... So needless to say, we left only the bags with our clothes and hauled everything else (passports, computers, etc.. ) around for the day.
Pillows are non existent, and bed is like a rock. It was very warm while we were here too (mid 70's Fahrenheit). There is NO Air-Con in this hotel. The only way to cool off the room is to open the windows, but then you get terrible street noise/smells.. choose your poison. If you are here in the summer, there is not even a fan in the room. Also, the bed only had fitted sheets over the mattress, not even a flat sheet to cover up with. So you had to choose nothing, or the thick duvet in the heat.
The free wifi here is the worst I've ever experienced, I had to sit in the hallway by the elevator to even get a signal. You're better off spending money on a hotel where you have to pay for wifi. it took over an hour to upload about 1MB of pics to my blog.
Security.. neighborhood is fine, no problems there, and it's across street from train station which is nice. However, they only will give you one physical key, and want you to turn it in every-time you leave the property. Their "security" for this is to give you a business card with the hotel name, your name, and room number that you're supposed to show them to retrieve your key when you get back. No ID required at all. So, if you lose your card, anyone who finds it can walk in and get your room key. we chose to keep the key with us at all times, but this meant that we couldn't separate at all and do our own things. Also, the key is required to lock the door upon leaving, so we couldn't even leave separately without hassle.
Broken elevators, constantly broken elevators... hope you enjoy stairs.
We kept the do-not-disturb sign up daily, and housekeeping did leave us fresh towels at our door which was nice, and staff does seem friendly overall. However, for the price we paid, it's ridiculous how bad this place is.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bavarian state capital and high technology metropolis is a prosperous European city by the beautiful Isar and offers visitors a variety of interesting attractions such as the Frauenkirche, Pinakothek, Hofbräuhaus, Allianz-Arena or the famous Viktualienmarkt.The Winters Hotel München · Am Hauptbahnhof is located in the heart of the city and right at the main railway station. It is just a few steps away from the historic Marienplatz. The world-famous Oktoberfest can also be reached on foot. ... more less
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