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A good hotel for the drinking traveler
I just returned from Munich's Oktoberfest and my cousins and I spent 4 nights in the Hotel Germania. The highlights are the hotel's close proximity to the festival and the complimentary breakfast. (Although because of non stop partying we only made it to breakfast once. It was hard to get there before 10am.) The breakfast bar had all the bratwurst you can handle at 8am. The breakfast of champions!
The lowlights were the shower door in the bathroom and the pillows. The shower door was such a nuisance that I oftened pondered skipping a shower altogether. The pillow did not bother me as much as it did my cousin who had to fold it in quarters in order to feel any benefit. Our rooms ventilation also left something to be desired as the room seemed to be suffocating at night as we slowly filled it with hydrogen sulfide gas.
You might be asking yourself why I've rated this hotel four stars after the above listed complaints. The reason is it met our needs. We were looking to sleep from 3am until noon and be within walking distance to the festival, the train station and places for good food and drink. This is exactly what this hotel provided. As for the cost. I cannot speak to this since my cousin picked up the tab. (Danke schön!)
So if you are planning a guys trip to Munich for Oktoberfest you could do worse than the Hotel Germania.
Hotel was OK
We stayed there whilst the Oktoberfest was on & this hotel is about a 10 minute walk to the grounds-so that suited us just fine!. The room we had seemed to have been renovated so everything was pretty new but it was quite small. Probably one of (but not the) smallest room we had in Europe-eventhough it was small it was a bit more pratical then some other hotels we stayed at. the breakfast was very nice & most of the staff were friendly - except a lady working in the bar... she wanted to bite everyone's head off! Our room was not at the front of the hotel so we didn't hear noise from the streets but there was a noise at night - not too sure if was from water or heating systems in the building (it would just go on & off throughout the night). overall I can't say it was a bad hotel it was actually ok!
Nothing that Soap, Water, Paint and New Management won't be able to fix
The room was decent sized by American standards (large by European), but the carpet was grimy, the walls covered with soot and the lace curtains were so dirty that opening them let loose a shower of dust and left my hands gritty. The bathroom tiles bore scorch marks, and the lampshades were waterstained. All the places I stayed in Germany--no matter how small and remote--were immaculate, rendering the Germania's decrepitude even more shocking.
To its credit, the Germania's breakfast room was clean, orderly and well run, and served a standard German breakfast (rolls, eggs, cheese, museli, yoghurt, sausage, coffee & juice). The hotel is 2 blocks from the HauptBahnhof, although some surrounding businesses are ...risque--not comfortable or fun to walk by late at night.
For about the same money, the Best Western is next door, and it appears to at least possess a working vacuum cleaner.
Dont go there!!
We were offered a very substandard room-although the hotel is old fashioned it was the obvious lack of cleanliness that caused us to leave immediately and seek accomodation elsewhere.
Think twice before booking
This may have been a reasonable hotel in the past but it now needs to be updated and refurbished. The room was OK but the mattress was older than me and I was unable to turn down the heating. The location was good but we paid an extortionate amount per night through Not much choice at breakfast and they ran out of coffee jugs. Investment in this hotel is urgently needed. More 2 star than 3 star
Great location , but noisy
We stayed at the Germania during late Sept 2003 during Oktoberfest. The location was great, a block from the train station and walking distance to the Oktoberfest grounds. The neighborhood was safe but a little seedy at night. The hotel is on the corner and our room was right on the main street and the traffic noise at night was pretty bad. The staff was friendly and helpful when asked. The breakfast buffet was pretty good. Room was small as typical for Europe but wasn't bad at all. For Oktoberfest I'd stay near there again for location, but a little too noisy for me on the main street.
The hotel was okay but fairly unclean and rather loud. It needs some updating and does not offer room service.
Small and good
I stayed at this hotel in Dec. 2003. It is very near the train station.
The rooms are small but nice. Public transportation is at the train station. The staff were friendly. This is not the best hotel in Germany, but it is o.k.
Hotel was reasonably well placed, close to the train station and a short walk into the city centre. Facilites were basic and the rooms were not the most comfortable. The springs stuck out of the matresses and the shower door didn't close properly. You could see that the hotel was a nice hotel that had been let go a bit. The receptionist was very polite and helpful but we would not stay at the hotel again.
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Today we had an early breakfast at the hotel since we were being picked up for our tour at 8 AM. Andy from Pure Bavaria Tours met us on time and with 6 other people (2 from La Jolla, brothers-1 from Salt Lake City, 1 from North Las Vegas, and 2 from Tennessee) we headed for Neuschwanstein Castle, about a two hour drive south of Munich. We made several stops along the way to see the obligatory churches but ...
... leave as early as possible to wait at the beer halls in order to get a seat for the Opening day. So waking up at 6:30 and having the included cooked breakfast, allowed us to get to the Oktoberfest site at 8:00. We waited outside the Hoftbrauhouse which we were told was the international tent. We had to wait about an hour before we were allowed into the tent and there were so many people. Most of them Australians and Kiwis. When we finally got in, most tables were already full so we ...
... has a brass band perched on its second level, sending forth lovely traditional tunes. People mill around at the various vendors, selling sausages, sauerkraut, pretzels, roast chicken and beer by the litre. This is more familiar territory and a welcome sight for shocked eyes! Of course, we have to participate and engage in the customary eating of a large pretzel.
An ice- cream vendor is too tempting to resist and ...
... or two long so we wandered around a bit more to where the stalls and rides were. It was funny walking around, finding mostly guys leaning up against a pole in a bit of a state. The funniest sites were the people who were been carted off in hard shell body bags! Apparently one of the guys at our hostel was one of these people, he woke up in his bed the next morning with a 50 Euro bill from the hospital.
We finally found a couple of the smaller halls and ...
... a beer garden that can seat 7,000 people. The same company organised a pub crawl so we re-joined most of the group again in the evening. Munich is very much the beer capital - you struggle drink anything else here, and anything less than a litre! The pub crawl took us to a few of the beer halls and gardens, then back to our hostel for a free shot of Jaeger. The group we were with was a good one. Interesting fact about Australia -they call a chute a ...