We stayed June 2012. The location is great, just a half-block walk from the metro stop and for those considering it during Oktoberfest, it's about 2-3 blocks from the fairgrounds. It's also near the University, situated on a main street but in a quieter section. Several bars, restaurants, and take-away eats are nearby.
The restaurant at the hotel is very good. It's Italian -- oddly, we'd just come from Italy and we kind of taken aback but it was very good. The staff were great, the ambiance is perfect, and the bar/lounge area is very inviting.
There is free WiFi in the hotel. A bit tricky for iPhone users but I connected my blackberry and droid tablet without issues.
The hotel itself has potential but it was just OK. We booked what we thought was a modern looking room through a Hotels reservation website. When we checked in however, we were up-charged 20 euro per person per night! The room we got for the extra 40 was exactly as we had seen online. Newly renovated, modern, comfortable. Unfortunately, between the gurgling pipes in the sink and the slamming doors and shouting from the next door/in-house restaurant kept us awake all night long. The next night we were switched to a new room on the ground level. Unfortunately, we had the same (though lesser) gurgling pipes, same slamming doors/shouts, and now add in cigarette smoke. We are fairly tolerant -- it is Europe after all -- but being now RIGHT NEXT to the kitchen, we endured one smoke break after another, wafting right into our room and it was a bit much. Closing the windows helped the smoke but the AC did not work as well as we'd hoped. The silver lining here is that when we checked out, I explained the experience and before I had to ask, the hostess waived the 40 euro per night up-charge (we stayed 5 days so it was a pretty substantial up-charge).
All in all, the place wasn't terrible but there are better values -- places that appear to be just as nice or nicer that won't up-charge. If you're going to be there for more than a day or two, definitely ask for a courtyard/garden room on the upper floor, as far away from the kitchen as possible.
By the way, some of the reviews for other hotels suggest that the area near the main train station is "seedy" or "sketchy" are over-represented. Given what I know now about the city, it is a little worse than some other parts of the city but overall Munich is one of the safest, cleanest cities I've been to Europe and "the sketchy part" of Munich is probably better than some of the better areas in most major cities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elegant, Mediterranean-style rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs are offered at this 3-star non-smoking hotel in central Munich. It is directly on Goetheplatz Square, just 500 metres from the Theresienwiese Oktoberfest Venue. The stylish rooms at Hotel Herzog Munchen are completely renovated and feature a private bathroom with a rain shower and a hairdryer. Some rooms also include a balcony. A hearty breakfast buffet and a range of Italian dishes can be enjoyed in the Tuscan-style restaurant or on the pretty courtyard terrace with olive trees. Goetheplatz Underground Station is a 2-minute walk from the hotel, and Marienplatz Square is just 2 stops away. On-site parking is available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Herzog Hotel Munich