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“Great Location and Professional Service” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Blauer Bock
Ranked #18 of 381 Hotels in Munich
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Plano, Texas
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Location and Professional Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

We just returned from Munich and spent 7 nights at this hotel. Recommended by Rick Steves, we got more than we expected. The specific of shared showers in our part of the hotel was well-communicated (we had a double room) and the shower rooms (one per gender, one-at-a-time usage, well-locked) were immaculate. The hotel was immaculate overall - their restaurant was not available and that (with price adjustment) was known in advance. The hotel nonetheless had coffee and rolls in the morning. The office held our bags while we visited other towns for a couple of days and held our valuables at the front desk vault as desired. We used the WI-FI for communicating and the front desk's iPad for weather and boarding passes.

This location made Munich extremely comfortable and accessible - basically across the street from stores, eating places and the Viktualienmarkt. We were in a great neighborhood and 2-3 blocks from Marianplatz and all local trains. We walked to most points of interest within 15 minutes and never used a taxi - rather local train tickets and the German Rail Pass for all travel.

We would return for sure.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the courtyard (not the street) are probably less street-noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jane_anthony_75023
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SGrosseMuenchen, Inhaber at Hotel Blauer Bock, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Trank you very much. That makes my Stuff happy.
Kind regards Stefan Grosse (owner)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Albany, New York
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

Hotel was immaculate, which was very important to us. The room is a nice size by European standards, and the bathroom was extremely spacious. The staff is friendly and very helpful. They made us feel as though we were visiting their home.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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san carlos, son
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62 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

What can I say, a better room would have cost twice the amount. We booked directly through the hotel's site. I honestly don't remember being warned that our rooms wouldn't have bathrooms. Front desk staff kept it a secret so we could find out on our own. We actually had to go one floor down and down a hallway to take a shower. One of our party needed a laundry and the staff member sent us on a 2 mile hike to find one that was closed. We were finally directed to a laundry service only ONE block away from the hotel. That was very annoying. No A/C, poor ventilation, lots of street noise, fancy restaurant closed because the roof caved in. No breakfast.
BUT, it was very close to Marianplatz, Victualienmarkt and most of the big attractions in Munich

Room Tip: Request a room on the same floor as the bathroom!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank icetalker
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Stefan G, Inhaber at Hotel Blauer Bock, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
Dear Ingelharts',thank you for your rating.
Like in the traveller guide books, we still offer the lowest room prices in the city center. We do offer rooms in different categories, as well for travelleres with lower budget can find good options in our hotel. The fully descriptions in our homepage are with pictures and text in english and germany equally explaint, unfortunately we can not be in respons if the person who books the room is not reading through different options.
To be honest, extending your stay in the same category were not speaking for the kritik?
Due a tragic incident took place in our restaurant we are not able to offer full breakfast to our guests in a moment, but the overnighting price is reduced.
We wish you all the best and would be happy to welcome you again in Hotel Blauer Bock.
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Newcastle
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74 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

I think this was once a decent hotel, it was in my guidebook and reviews on tripadvisor would confirm this, but it seems to have lost it's way recently. We paid 150 euros for a very basic, dated room. There were two small sheets on the bed to provide enough material to cover it. The room was small and rather bland. We paid 90 euros in other places for much nicer rooms (although Munich is expensive for hotels. Weirdly our room had two doors and I kept accidently turning on the lights with my head during the night - the lightswitch was located in the headboard/wall of the bed. There was no breakfast included in the price. We had a crossiant and coffee in a nearby cafe. The receptionist was not particularly friendly or helpful about dinner suggestions although her son/a young boy was more charismatic and offered to help us with our bags. Parking was extra (about 15 euros) and a 5 min walk from the hotel. On the plus side the hotel is very centrally located.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank wre3
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Stefan G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Blauer Bock, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Dear customer, thank you for your critic.
We are awfully sorry what happend to you during your stay.
We did repair the night light immediately, we could have solve this problem already during your stay if you just had said anything to us.
Like in the traveller guide books, we still offer the lowest room prices in the city center. We do offer rooms in different categories and travellers with lower budget can find good options in our hotel.
Due to a tragic incident in our restaurant we are not able to offer full breakfast to our guests at the moment for which reason the room price is reduced.
We are happy that you took our recommandation for parking at a rate of €18,-/per night, otherwise parking in the city center is easily from € 30-35,-/per night.
We wish you all the best and would be pleased to welcome you again in our Hotel Blauer Bock.
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

My husband & I stayed at the Hotel Blauer Bock for two nights in July 2012. Our rooms were very clean and the beds were comfortable. The location of the hotel is great....right downtown in Munich within walking distance to all the major sights. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. Additionally, they all spoke English. I would definitely recommend this hotel to a friend.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Irvine, California
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

Hotel was wonderful. Perfect location. Breakfast was included and I was quite impressed with the selection. Very tasty. Charming comfortable rooms, just wish there was some air conditioning. With the windows open the temperature was fine but then you had to deal with traffic noise outside (not too bad though). I highly, highly recommend renting a bike from the hotel. Only 9 euros for the day and the best way to see much of the city.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Heather535
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

Great price, great location, great breakfast, helpful friendly staff. Rooms were large and quiet. The bed was really comfortable. Shared bathrooms were nice, new and clean. We loved everything about this hotel and wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank L0zz85
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Property: Hotel Blauer Bock
Address: Sebastiansplatz 9, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Munich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#27 Romantic Hotel in Munich
#41 Family Hotel in Munich
#41 Business Hotel in Munich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Blauer Bock 3*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your home away from home in Munich Hotel Blauer Bock’s unique ambiance meets you right at the door as you walk along the 200 year old parquet floors towards the reception area. In the air you can sense the subtle hint of years gone by. The centuries-long spirit of tradition and hospitality lies in the air. A stay at our hotel is really an historic experience! The house in the heart of Munich’s old city is well over 400 years old and is under historic preservation. During the modernization of our house great emphasis was put on the preservation of original details. We offer a modern décor in an historic ambience for your relaxation and comfort. Our personnel will accommodate all your needs and the impressively beautiful surroundings will only add real enjoyment to your stay in Munich. ... more   less 
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