Creatif Hotel Elephant
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February 28, 2012
Tuesday we flew out of Rome around 11am arriving in Munich at about 4:30pm. We had a layover in Vienna so it took us a little while longer to get there. Everything went smoothly this time. We took the bus in Rome to the Fiumicino airport, flew to Vienna, then arrived in Munich. We then had to take the local S-bahn to get …
Wake up call. 6.20 am - waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to early. Meet the guys at 8am. Cab to airport to pick up the rental car. Hungarians are specific about their time. If the rental is reserved for 9am you get to pick it up at 9 am and not at 8.45. ;-) Next few hours are quite uneventful. Driving, driving, driving, rest stop, fueling, driving, driving, …
The train arrives in Munich at 6.30am - as we go to a cafe for some refreshments a well-dressed woman is sipping a glass of white wine (she has a half-litre carafe in front of her) and a man is drinking a litre of beer - great way to start the day! We are staying at the Creatif Hotel Elephant, which bills itself as an 'art hotel', which in this …
And I thought Amsterdam was hedonistic... In the interest of saving my highly overpriced internet minutes, and also your eyes from the glare of your computer screen, I won't go into the details of the drama of finding Sean, my friend from Chicago who flew to Munich only to neglect to meet me, and of negotiating a place to stay when our reservation …
... but the party started when we left for munich. Alessandro had to stop in at his work for "something" little did we know he had a surprise for us... sneaky Germans...
The mercedes Alessandro rolled up in was amazing. CLK something i don't remember but she purred like a kitten. Don't tell my mom but we hit 255 Kilometers per hour... it was so smooth.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
This hotel was very nice- Nice room with a large, nice bathroom. It also had breakfast if you wanted it. Near the train station, but only a short walk to the city center.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Creatif Hotel Elephant Munich
We stayed at the hotel in June 2004 for 3 nights. 2 teenagers and 3 adults. The hotel is DEFINITELY a budget hotel so you should not expect much more than that. As of June, the lower floors had been renovated; upper floors had not. Our room was on the 5th floor (not renovated) - the hallway is green linoleum tile and is very institutional looking. Room is very small; one bed; small bathroom with shower head sticking out of the bathroom wall but no shower curtain! (Everything in bathroom gets wet when you shower). Tiny, tiny elevator. The kids rooms were on the 3rd floor which appears to have had some renovation (carpet, paint). Very small rooms, small bed, small bathroom (although they did at least have a shower curtain). 1 of the desk staff was very helpful during our stay. The night manager speaks very little English and the other person was nice but not particularly friendly. One pleasant surprise was the breakfast - free with the room, and it included a nice assortment of breads and cereals, meats and cheeses and some fruits. Hotel is just a block from the train station and very nearby Marionplatz so location is a plus. If you are looking for a place to simply sleep but not spend any time, then consider this hotel. Otherwise, there are numerous better places in Munich.
I walked in the hotel lobby and stopped in front of the main desk and smiled at the gentleman at the front desk.
Great location, fine hotel
We stayed at the Creatif Elephant last week and it was a good experience. It is being renovated, but it seems to be nearly done. The rooms are nice and clean, the beds comfy, the bathrooms were not quite done but have lots of promise, and the breakfast was excellent (the best I had in Germany).
We traveled with our 2 young children and the staff were very accommodating -- we had two extra beds put in the room with no problem. They were also very helpful with city information (like where to find a second-hand children's dirndl shop -- they showed us the place!).
The location can't be beat -- so close to the Hauptbahnhof and Marienplatz. Rooms, location, price -- I believe this is a great deal for your money!
Small and cramped
The rooms are small but clean. The roll-out bed for a 3rd person was extremely uncomfortable. I would not recommend it, even for a small child. The bathroom had a pretty stain glass window, but it allowed view of the bathroom from the sleeping area.
i found the hotel elefant during i was looking for a youth hotel called 4you - due the 4you youthhotel was fully booked i decided to stay at the hotel elephant wich is located near to youthhotel in the same street.
This hotel is not for the picky. The rooms are small and need renovation. The showers spray in every direction except where you need it. The night clerk is unhelpful, and requests were ignored.
You can't ask for a better location. Less then a block from the Hauptbahnhof, just two S-bahn stops from Marienplatz.
I've stayed at another hotel owned by the same family and it was great.
There may be a future for this hotel, but now you should be aware of what you're getting into.
Passable for 2 nights
At the last minute and for Â 45 per night (early December) this was fine. 60 seconds from the train station. Rooms are small and sparsely decorated. Mine was clean and had a TV. Breakfast was fine - eggs, yogurt, muesli, meat, cheese, fruit - the usual. But certainly not a hip boutique hotel, as the photos imply.
The information on this hotel on the web is completely out of date, i.e. beautifully decorated in warm colours with newly renovated bathrooms. In reality the walls of the room were extremely grubby with black score marks all over them. The bathroom tiles were dingy and chipped, the curtains were also dingy and the carpet needed a good clean. No toiletries were provided and there was only one small bedside light. The hallways smelt musty and were dark. On the web we were told there would be a hot buffet breakfast, the only hot item was a boiled egg. Having said that the breakfast was adequate and the breakfast room had been refurbished, the web shows a photograph of the old room. The night porter was rude and surly and extremely unhelpful when we arrived and were told that the room we had booked would not be available until the next evening. Eventually the situation was sorted out but only after standing our ground. This hotel was not a good experience.
Have you seen bedbugs?
So terrible. You can get bittern by bedbugs (Wanze in German) here.
Moreover, this hotel is under renovation now.