We selected this hotel because we knew we'd be using the S-bahn and U-bahn a lot, plus we wanted to explore the Englischergarten. This large, urban park has two outdoor biergartens, playing fields, lakes, and lovely paths to explore.
The hotel's location made it very easy to get around Munich. It also was fairly quiet, being on a side street near the University. The underground station was less than a five minute walk, and the Marienplatz was just two stations away. A plus was the presence in the neighborhood of inexpensive dining options, due to it being a student part of town. Other things we could walk to included the Alte Pinakotek and Neue Pinakotek, both wonderful art museums worth hours of your time.
It cost about $12 USD to take a taxi from the Hauptbahnhof when we arrived late at night. At the end of our stay, we took the S-bahn to the Airport for about the same price.
As for the hotel itself, it is in an older building with some attractive architectural features. We particularly got a kick out of the creaky old cage-style elevator that you must take to reach the upper floors. Our first room was on the top floor, very clean and quiet, with a view of the sunrise over the rooftops, and a double door that made it even quieter.
The hostess is very cheerful and accommodated our late arrival without any hint of negativity. She was able to sell me stamps for post cards, and she also sells some as well. Our room was kept very clean, but I must confess that the TV reception was iffy, if that concerns anyone. We didn't care much.
We left to visit Austria, and returned for two final nights before our flight home. When we returned, we were given a smaller room, not as pleasant as the first one, and which required us to use the shared bathroom in the hallway. If you are a little picky about this, ask for the room with the "double door," as it is very good and the bathroom is en suite.
The other guests were quiet at night, and very pleasant at breakfast in the morning. There was a good deal of conversation between tables while we ate, and we discovered people were visiting from many different countries. Breakfast was simple but filling: sliced deli meats and cheese, a boiled egg, bread, juice, coffee.
I thought it was a good deal for the price, and we loved the location. We got all around Munich by bus and underground, and never felt unsafe walking the neighborhood at night. I would recommend the place to traveling couples or singles.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Am Siegestor