Holiday Inn Munich - City Centre
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... it was comfortable.
After checking in, we took a walking tour of the city, with help from a Rick Steves iPod download.
The center of town is Marian Platz, which is dominated by the new town hall, or Neues Rathaus. Every day at 5pm there's an animatronic show high upon the Rathaus balcony, commemorating a wedding and showing people spinning and dancing. The building is imposing, and full ...
... the field from, the medical facility and even the locker room used by the team.
At the end of the tour of the stadium we found ourselves in the Bayern Museum. 113 years of history flew by us in a second, but waiting at the end of the exhibits was the brand new, bright and shining UEFA Champion's League Cup.
After visiting Allianz, we were absolutely wiped out (mind you we're still running on fumes at ...
... but the few locals seen scraping / clearing their roads, footpaths, cars would probably disagree" All snowed in " comes to mind as we see no sign of children/ animals etc.
Munich's greeting was one of blustery, large snowflakes swirling everywhere. the 10 minutes walk from the station to Hotel Wallis was far enough.. armed ith all the winter weather gear it is soon time to set off nd see how far one could walk/ survive in the -4 to 2 ...
Got some sleep. Train seemed to make lots if stops - more than I'd thought. Was in deluxe sleeper on my own with ensuite toilet and shower. So if you have to take overnight train I think thats the way to go. Glad was only option when bought ticket as was thinking of ...
... we managed to talk our way into grabbing a couple drinks at the famous Munich beer Garden Haufbraushouse with the train conductor--the image still seems a little fuzzy to me to, hard to picture. While waiting for the extremely nice Vanessa to meet us after she clocked out of work, we plan on just drinking one beer between the two of us (Bridget as you know doesn't like alcohol and lets just say I took three sips of my first German beer at dinner and thought ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Munich - City Centre
Worst hotel this century!
70's design and the dust must be also from 1970.
Dirty and smelly room.
Yuck - we cheked out after a day.
A central hotel
I've stayed at this hotel last September during an international trade fair. It was obviously full but whenever we tried to use the pool (very nice) it was almost empty. If you're planning a vacation in Munich you'd better avoid trade fair dates unless you want to pay a lot more for your room.
Holiday Inn offers a very central location (the underground has a stop in the building and it takes only two stops to reach Marienplatz, the heart of the city). The connection with the airport is also easy by underground (directly from the hotel).
Rooms... a bit old fashioned and quite small considering the price. Breakfast... good but a bit pricey (17.50 per person).
Anyway, you won't want to stay a lot of time in your room in this city... A nice option in the centre of Munich!
Wait six months and then go
Pool and Sauna are closed for remodeling. Call ahead to see when they will open again. Location is Great. Take the SBahn from the airport (37 minutes) and follow the signs to the hotel. You never have to go outside. Great bakery, cafe, supermarket, shoe store, book store and florist right underneath the hotel. Room was clean and nice size. Ask for a room high up and on the city side for a great view of Munich.
The 70s Show
I got just word regarding this hotel: Outdated!
It really should have been fixed 10 years ago. I really don't remember the last time I have seen those orange walls I had in my room, straight from mid-70s! They had done some work on the first floor, but absolutely nothing regarding the rooms for the past 25 years.
I had a free mini bar in my "superior" room, but that didn't help much. The price wasn't that much, therefore I can give it two stars instead of just one.
Oh yes, and it is not even located in City Centre...
Strongly recommend to stay away and come back when they have finished the (hopefully) major renovation.
BTW, spend one night there in November'04. That so enough...
Its a Holiday Inn..does what it says on the tin
Stayed here mid September. Rather uninspired mid 80s decor (dull drab browns greens and greys), but plenty of space to work and to store clothes, and a decent sized bathroom. They have both liquid soap and shampoo dispensers (seems to be prevalent in Germany) and traditional soap and shampoo products too. Hotel busy with conventions and meetings.
Don't book a queen room if there are two of you - they assume single occupation and provide only a single duvet.
Quite pricey, but my rate, booked through the Internet, turned out to include buffet breakfast which was very extensive, and kept well replenished. Could not get dial up access to the Internet to work from my room - a common problem with the digital telephone systems in Germany - even in big hotels.
Access to airport and city centre very good - S-Bahn direct to hotel from airport, and walking distance to the centre. Quiet location, even though near the centre. Staff very helpful, and a taxi rank outside.
Has a pool on site, but if you want to use a fitness centre, this is operated outside the hotel, and only opens at 10am.
Wait for renovation accomplished and then try again
We chose this hotel to finish a trip to Upper Bavaria. When I stayed at this hotel approx. 2 years ago it was already outdated. I learned that it was undergoing renovation the following winter. I booked a superiour room with city view and free mini bar. After checking in we found ourselves in an outdated room facing the street. I phoned the receptionist and could move to a superiour room - exactly the same in size and state. The information wether the mini bar is free or not was answered few hours later by another clerk who told us that there was a confusion with my reservation details. He must have considered an excuse to be withdrawn from his personal career account, so he withheld it extremely well. The breakfast experience was below average (items on breakfast buffet).
Otherwise the receptionist staff did prove to be helpful - with problems around a parking ticket and, at last and that involved 30 minutes of repeated discussions, with vouchers I wanted to pay part of the bill with. So we ended up, surprisingly enough, with two vouchers for a drink at the bar and free extension of the parking ticket for an hour or so at check out.
Since I wrote my overall impressions down on the feed back form, I received a letter from the manager a few days later plus a voucher for a free week-end night in that hotel! - We'll use it AFTER the renovation is accomplished and this time I will phone ahead to be sure of that.
I do not understand how the Intercontinental Hotel Group simply downgrades an outdated FORUM hotel to a HOLIDAY INN and leaves things as they are but can keep each four star of its rating.
Convenient and great view
All things considered, this is the best hotel in Munich. The view from the rooms on the city side is fabulous especially at sunset. (Be sure to reserve one of these rooms when booking.) Also it is possible to get to the S-Bahn station without having to go outside which is a great benefit during bad weather. The breakfast buffet is excellent but the dining room can be a little hectic with tourists in their morning feeding frenzy.
Convenient, Good Value, and Pleasant Place
I have stayed at this hotel a number of times. It is an easy ride on the train from the airport (you do not have to change trains). It is located in a nice part of Munich, and all parts of Munich are easily accessible. I have stayed here for both business and pleasure (Oktoberfest). The rates are reasonable, even when breakfast is not included. The breakfast buffet is very tasty. The hotel bar serves good beer. The rooms are ugly, but who cares, because they are always clean. The bedding is European style (the Duvet/blanket is small). There is a small mall beneath the hotel which has a bakery, supermarket, restaurant, and subway stop. This is nice because if you have to take a trip in the rain, you don't have to emerge to the street to get on the train (unless you choose to). The staff is friendly and bilingual. The pool and sauna are very, very nice. The sauna is coed, and the Germans enjoy very natural attire (shy people beware).
Check the Internet for Deals
My family and I have stayed at the Forum a half dozen times over the years. This is a large, tourist hotel Â many tours groups and air crews in the place. IÂ ve gotten some great internet rates from the Intercontinental website (think junior Intercontinental,) including euro 99 at Oktoberfest time. The hotel is opposite the Gaststeig Concert Hall and attached is a shopping arcade with some interesting shops and a good grocery store. Under the arcade is the subway station. Within walking distance to the Deutsche Museum and less then 10 minutes on the subway to Marienplatz. WeÂ ve never had a bad room, always clean, good breakfast buffet (although most times not included with the low rate.) Some rooms face Hochstrasse Â those have a good view of the city if you are on the higher floors. Rooms have been remodeled in the last 2 years or so and include a make your own coffee/tea set-up. Coming by car from Austria or southeastern Bavaria itÂ s a snap to get off the autobahn and follow Rosenheimer Str. to the hotel. Would recommend to anyone looking for a reasonable big, American-style hotel near most attractions in Munich.
A 1-2 star hotel with a 4 star rating (how did they do that?)
Our "standard" room was very old and desparately needed an update. We had to open up a window to augment the air conditioning--which failed to cool the room.
The "sheet" over our queen bed didn't even cover the top of the bed.
Housekeeping was quick in bring us an additional sheet so that my husband and I could both be covered at the same time. But why did they use a single size sheet for a queen bed?
Don't expect a bar of soap.All they have is liquid soap--and no hair conditioner. I was told that I could get a bar of soap from room service.
All in all, overpriced for what you get.