Four Points by Sheraton Munchen Central
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We made the drive up to Munich is no time. We had some detours through small towns like Cheimsee and loved the bavarian homes with their peak roofs, balconies, and flowers. This is not a tourist thing. Every, and I mean every house in these towns is design like this. Weather was more clear today and we had good views of the Alps. On the Autobahn I …
I arrived in Munich on the Monday morning for 3 solid days of business meetings.
Monday was full, just going out for our evening meal in Phil´s Steaks in Freetz (good juices!)
On Tuesday afternoon we had a 'team building' activity which was a trip out on a 'beer bike' around the city centre. Quite a cool idea for a small group, …
... 15m BIG ARM, all culminating in a crazy spinny high thingy. It started off and I though, hey not to bad, it then began to go MENTAL and I proceeded to feel super unwell…thank god it finished.
Anyway, after a quick look around the rest of the show, we tried to find a beer hall/tent to sit in but it was obvious that they were all seriously FULL, I mean it was impossibnle to squeeze in anywhere at all! We found a little place and all sat down for a drink ...
... out that the new building is not quite ready. Some nice items to see and a knowledgeable attendant took a shine to us and explained some of the items to us in German with Eva translating. It was particularly interesting when he took us through the Book of the Dead as they had an original papyrus scroll on display which was very impressive.
We then went for a drink at an outdoor cafe and chatted some ...
... Freunden verabschiedet. Ich werde sie alle schrecklich vermissen.
Ich steige am Münchner Hauptbahnhof um ca 8 Uhr vormittags in den Zug, sodass ich dann in Frankfurt meinen Flieger um 14.45 erwische. Dann heißt es über 10h Flug bis um 1:20h deutsche Zeit und 16:20h Vancouver Zeit. Oh mein Gott - dass wird ein Jetlag!
Ich melde mich dann am Sonntag wieder aus Vancouver. :)
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Historical Traveler Reviews Four Points by Sheraton Munchen Central Munich
Pretty good hotel
We stayed here for a few nights in July during a 2 1/2 week trip throughout western Europe. While the decorating is a bit outdated, the room and bathroom were HUGE and very clean, and even had a balcony. This hotel is a little bit of a walk from the train station, and the neighborhood to the north is not very exciting, but just to the south is the Oktoberfest grounds and a great area. Would recommend this hotel, especially to groups going to Oktoberfest.
Not Sheraton quality
This 3rd rate hotel is not close to any attractions, in a lower-mid-end neighborhood, the rooms are small, badly decorated and the bathroom had mildew. The balcony was covered with torn astroturf, had a view of an unattractive apartment building block. The trip from the train station passes strip clubs and discount stores. The two elevators are absurdly small, literally 4 square feet and one is out of the way. The entrance is also unattractive. We are surprised by the positive comments. Yes, it is less expensive, but there are many other choices. The front desk staff was very helpful.
Hot & sweaty in munich
Dirty Hotel with no ac. It is hard to belive that a sheraton in a major city in 2005 would not have ac
stayed their 1 night - 95 euro for double room, excl. breakfast.
It met our expectations. 20 minutes walk from Marienplatz. Very clean and comfortable. Really 4 stars hotel.
Good Budget Hotel
This is a very good hotel for a budget vacation. Prices vary and the internet rates tend to be better (got it through SPG and also quote AAA if you have it). It's built within a mini-shopping mall near ThereseinWeise or something like that, which seems to be common for inner city medium range hotels in Germany now. The location is two blocks away from the Augustiner Cellar Beer Hall and Restaurant, so don't miss it if you stay here.
My wife and I got a room here for a week, given the prices of Munich can be very expensive. This location is literally two blocks away from the Octoberfest grounds and U-bahn subway, which gets you to practically any place in the city. It's a 10 minute walk from the main train station as well (if you don't like the subway) which gets you to all the tour buses for out-of-town trips.
The rooms are clean, well kept, and very modern. Good balcony views. The breakfast is full and varied. Anyone in the family should be able to find something they want to eat. The hotel also has a basement spa and heat room but only one exercise bike for actual fitness exercise. It also includes a very nice bar for that after the tourist day relaxation bit.
That said, the whole hotel stinks of cigarettes. Get used to it, so does all of Germany. Smoking is very common and for folks, particularly from California, it's going to bug you. Even non-smoking rooms will still have bit of smell by the door from the hallways.
As for amenities, your room usually comes with everything needed but if you need an extra pillow then you run into "we will provide one if we have one available." The hotel seems to be run very tight and it took us 3 nights to get an extra pillow. The hotel safe is the best place for your tickets and passports.
Most of the staff are very friendly and speak very good English. They also give good advice for where to eat and where not to. We also tried one of the bus tours from the hotel and had no problems. They will book the tickets for you too. And German tv finally has more channels to watch than 4 stations at night. Woohoo!
Pretty good hotel
My husband and I stayed at the Four Points in Munich for 6 nights (March 21-27). The hotel is about a 5-10 minute walk from Hackerbrucke S-Bahn stop. It is a 10-15 minute walk to Munich's central train station. Make sure if you are coming in from the airport to exit at Hackerbrucke station for a faster walk.
The hotel itself is clean and easy to find. We were not overly impressed with the hotel or the staff. It met our expectations. The room is quite large by European standards while the bathroom is quite narrow. Everything is very clean. We had no problems with water pressure or temperature in the shower. There is a mini bar available if you want to keep some groceries cool ie soda, cheese, beer. The room had a small balcony, however, our room faced the city not the mountains. A positive is that our room was soundproofed from other rooms due to the fact that the building is made of concrete. The television had a few English channels including MTV and CNN.
Breakfast was not included in our room rate (something that the staff could not give us a straight answer about-some staff said it was included other staff said it wasn't). In the end, we just bought bread and fruits from a grocery store (MAL east of Marienplatz) for breakfast.
The only downside is that the hotel is not very close to the old town-4 stops on the S-Bahn. However, the price is significantly lower than something you would find in the middle of the old town. We took many day trips and the fact that the hotel is one stop from the central train station made transportation very easy.
Munich is a fabulous city and Bavaria is just wonderful. You will love it!
Wonderful hotel and staff
This hotel was a wonderful place to stay! The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful!! We requested a room with 2 single beds and were upgraded to a room with 2 doubles which was extremely spacious and comfortable. The rooms are very clean and nice. The only weird thing was the shower door. It's a glass shower door that doesn't extend the whole length of the bathtub. If you run the shower at full pressure, you'll cause a lot of flooding on the bathroom floor. It seemed pretty odd, but we were just careful and didn't run the shower at full pressure. That's absolutely the only negative I have to say about the hotel (and that's relatively minor -just an oddity) The staff goes out of their way to be helpful and the hotel has a new feel and is very clean. The breakfast was included in our rate and was excellent! Lots of meats and sausages (which I personally won't touch because I've heard the Germans put lots of disgusting animal parts in their sausages), but they also had eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, breads, pastries, yoghurt, cereals, fruits, juices etc. The hotel is also in a great location. It's about a 5 minute walk from the S Bahn hackerbrucke (sp?) station and about 12 -15 minute walk to the hauptbahnhof (the main train station).
Stay here if you are in Munich!
Having found Tripadvisor very useful when travelling, we thought we should share our great find in Munich! The Four Centres Hotel (sister to the Sheraton Arabella in Munich). Anyone who values good hotels should try this one. It doesn't contain all the fancy extras the Arabella does (i.e. no swimming pool, but has a very nice sauna and solarium facility) and it does have really helpful, friendly and professional staff who go out of their way to ensure you are happy.
When we arrived we discovered the cleaner had left the balcony door open in our room and as it was minus 10C outside it was rather cold inside the room too! However, as soon as we told the staff, we were immediately given another rooom - plus a large bowl of fruit and biscuits to make up for our initital disappointment. The very friendly barman also made us a nice, warming drink (on the house)
The rooms are large and very comfortable(with mini bar - and no electronic tags on the bottles either!) The bathrooms are a little on the small side but we were happy to have a nice large room with a balcony instead. Oh, and the breakfast was great too. We'll be back!
I stay there quite often
This hotel is affordable and convenient for our Munich office so I have stayed here quite often. Rooms overlooking the road are quite noisy because of traffic but those on the other side are quiet and overlook the Thereseien- Weise. the park where the Oktoberfest is held.
There is no restaurant. The one they recommend to go to is usually full and others in the immediate vicinity are fine, but offputting if you haven't travelled on a budget in Egypt, Turkey etc as a woman. Actually if you are brave enough to go into these all male ethnic places you will be looked after really well and the food is great. I'm not a veggie but as they are Middle Eastern there are lots of veggie options.
It is in walking distance of the Haupbanhof, main railway station, but you will need a good map to find it first time and get your bearings. There is a taxi rank opposite but if you get yourself sorted its only a short walk to the centre. However as a sole female traveller I don't walk in the area after about 22.00.
The staff are always helpful, finding adaptors etc. Breakfast is good and you can certainly find enough to eat to keep you going for most of the day. The lift is weird!
Great for value for a city break
An excellent hotel with large modern rooms which were very comfortable.
2 double bedsgave plenty of space for 2 adults and a teenage child.
Staff were excellent and recommended an excellent Bavarian resturant where 3 of us had a couple of beers an wholesome food for a total of 33E. I found the staff to be extremely helpful. Breakfast was good in nice surroundings.The hotel is 5 minutes from Hansbruker on the U Bahn from the airport.The hotel is 20 minutes walk from the centre of Munich, i.e. Marianplatz. The hotel was an ideal base to explore the delights of the Xmas market. Only negative lift is small and you wait to long. an excellent hotel which was good value for the weekend 200E which included welcome drinks and a late (3) checkout on Sunday.