Had a long weekend in Munich. Chose this hotel through a travel website, when I searched on 'city centre'. The taxi ride from the airport was over 60 Euro. There's an S-Bahn train from the airport which would be much cheaper, and comes into the Hauptbahnhof (central station).
For convenience using a hotel as a base for a city break, it was ideal. A 2 minute walk to the Central Station. As with most major cities' central stations, the neighbourhood can appear a little grimy. Ignoring the street beggars and sex shops nearby (neither of which are as in-your-face as other cities I've visited) , this hotel is in a great location for shops and transport links. Museums, galleries etc are a 20 minute walk away, but can be reached by U-bahn much quicker.
The facilities are a little dated, but very well maintained. Hotel staff were very professional and courteous at all times. We arrived early and managed to get an early check-in, which was a bonus. We ate in the Bistro one evening. The food was excellent. The room was clean, very well maintained and comfortable. The bed was soft. The rooms might benefit from a couple of extra pillows! The Piano Bar has a very relaxed ambience.
The breakfast was, in my view, expensive for a buffet. We went elsewhere for breakfast for the remainder of the days of our stay. Looking at the hotel's website, I think advance-booking breafast makes it about 5 Euro cheaper - but even so, I think I'd still shop around...
The fitness room gym was typical of most hotels - a treadmill, cross trainer and cycle, and a multigym in a small room. If you plan on exercising, consider outdoors. I didn't visit the pool/sauna in the hotel, so cannot comment on that.
During our stay (May/June 2013) some demolition work was under way on an unconnected property across an adjacent courtyard on the north-side of the hotel. No works took place during our stay, so we weren't disturbed by it. But it might be worth asking on check-in (particularly if you want a lazy lie-in!) if the demoltion work has been fully completed, or if it's likely to disturb your stay (I wrote this review on June 6th 2013, 2 days after returning from Munich)
If I had need to return to Munich, I might consider looking elsewhere, but only because of the hotel's location - there are much more attractive sides of town, though the room rates in those areas probably are more expensive. If you rate decent customer service and want something on top of the Central station, look no further. Book the Maritim.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Maritim Hotel München is located in a tranquil inner courtyard in the immediate vicinity of the main railway station, the Stachus and the Theresienwiese. Even the attractive shopping and boulevards of the inner city can be explored comfortably on foot starting from here. The new Munich trade fair centre can be reached directly with the U-Bahn in 18 minutes. The central location makes the hotel the perfect address for business travellers, short holiday makers and conference delegates in the Bavarian capital. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maritim Hotel Munich
- Munich Maritim Hotel