This hotel is in a residential area a couple of blocks away from the Oktoberfest grounds. The manager is a very accommodating, nice woman. I really liked the desk staff - they were helpful and friendly. One of the night staff, while very nice, smokes a lot, and when he's on duty, the hotel, including the non-smoking floor, reeks of smoke. It was overwhelming at times (it was freezing December but at times, I had to open the windows at night just to air the room out)
The rooms are basic and pretty dated -- very '70s, worn carpets, well worn furniture. The non-smoking floor rooms facing the street have small balconies (you're not looking at much though) but get good light. First floor rooms are large as well, with same dated furnishings.
Breakfast is the typical bread, cheese, yoghurt, juice. It's fine.
The first floor has a wireless network (very convenient if you're staying on the first floor) and a small sitting room with a desktop computer with fee based internet access and library. Unfortunately, it's also a popular place for guests and desk staff to smoke -- a lot. Which makes it not very fun for everyone else who doesn't smoke...
Location: Good for Oktoberfest if that's your thing (I came for the Christmas markets) and the train station, a bit of a hike through a crappy neighborhood (I wouldn't recommend staying closer to the train station unless you like strip clubs) to get to the Ratshaus/Center of Munich.
On a side note, don't count on using their free bikes -- was probably once useful, but now they're rusty and as old as the room furniture.
Overall, inexpensive, very good, friendly service. Might stay there again but would probably look for something a bit nicer and a tad closer to the center.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A historical landmark, located in a neo-renaissance building, dating back to the 19th century, in a quiet residential area, near Theresienwiese (Oktoberfest). Parking in the back yard. Allergy rooms, family rooms and connecting rooms. Two rooms with water beds. Offers and weekend packages. Brekfast included. Flat screen TV in every room Family business. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Uhland Hotel Munich