I've stayed at this hotel a few times and have decided that I now understand the quirks of this venue well enough to place a review.
The hotel is probably more like an Inn in UK style with a bar/restaurant on the ground floor and the rooms above it. The hotel itself has a lot of old style, although whilst we were there recently it was undergoing some refurbishment. But sitting in the bar with a suitable aperitif you get a feel of history all around you. It is located within a ten minute stroll of the Marienplatz/centre and a taxi from the hotel to the centre will cost you roughly 7 euros.
There is a choice of rooms but the standard is lower than budget hotels in the UK. You can have an en suite room or a room with an allocated wet room/toilet on the landing. Each room has a sink but do not expect to have the opportunity to make a cup of tea unless you bring your own clobber. But, the rooms are spacious and clean and all linen is replaced with regularity.
The restaurant provides a good mix of Bavarian fair at good prices. A good sign of any venue is whether the locals use it themselves and the restaurant regularly full and vibrant of Munich patrons. As well as hot food there is a great selection of sweeter options as well. Sundays in particular are a very busy time with families frequenting the venue and many of the tables reserved.
The venue also has a good local reputation for its jazz music. Quite often musicians will be playing from late morning through the afternoon on Sundays with other dates set aside for specific musicians. If your tastes are a little more upbeat the bar becomes a 'disco' on Fridays and Saturdays with a late bar. Those staying at the hotel get free admission but visitors need to reach into their pockets for entry. But note the music is loud and can generally be heard in your room even on the upper floors.
If you want a vibrant place to stay which just has that little bit different to the normal boxes that call themselves hotels this place is worth a try. The rooms are fairly priced and make taking that chance on something new worth considering.
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