Travel Blogs from Munich
... Much as I used to admire the cuckoo clock as a youngster (a friend had one in her house), I shuddered at the thought of buying one but could not resist teasing my kids that I was going to by one. The look on their faces was priceless. Oberammergau means 'in the upper part of the Ammer river region'. The river Ammer flows through this picteresque town. Many of the homes (wood exteriors) had scenes from fairy tales painted on them. Apparently this is ...
... with his friend from Spain, although he had told us he was meant to be studying all day! Naughty. It was good to see him in a different light though, and he was much more pleasant.
We continued walking through the nudist park where i have never felt more over dressed in my life! We ended up at the surfing bit of the park and i genuinely could have watched them all day! They were all doing different tricks and stuff and one of them looked spits of the guy off of ...
... the world-famous Oktoberfest, Munich - a city that blends traditional Bavarian culture and modern lifestyle.
Explore the heart of Munich’s old town with the crew, and head to Marienplatz. It’s a central gathering spot famous for the Glockenspiel - a Gothic clock, complete with 32 dancing figures and 43 chiming bells.
While were where here we got 3 hours before check in at hotel to buy German Lederhosen and girls wore Dirndl dresses. ...
... German food that sounds appealing to me. Meat, potatoes, sausage, and various pig parts? No thanks. Nor was I thrilled about having ANOTHER schnitzel so I just opted for the salmon – turns out it was a wonderful choice, it was so good. As much as we all wanted to stay, we opted to head back to Jager Hostel for beers interest of saving money and actually getting beers in a reasonable time period. This ended up being a bad decision because the hostel bar closed shortly after we ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRoyal Hotel Munich
It was conveniently located to the central part of Munich. We felt safe to walk there. It was clean. Our room was on the street side which bothered the others we traveled with but did not keep us up at all. There is no AC but I didn't feel like we needed it. Breakfast was awesome and included.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Hotel Munich
Central, Comfortable, Clean
There's not too much to say about the Royal. For its price, the rooms were clean, spacious and beautiful, the location great and the breakfast better than we had expected from a three star hotel. Our rooms were facing the street, but on the topmost floor there was no noise to be heard. The area seems a little dodgy at first with all the night clubs and bars around, but we were not concerned about safety and also went undisturbed all the time. Our room actually looked quite different from the fotos on their website so probably they renovated lately. Two things about facilities: we had WLAN Internet free of charge on our room as well as in the lobby. And they had their own TV-channel which informed us about check-in and check-out times as well as breakfast and the like. Talking about breakfast, we found the Royal over a booking engine. We also called the hotel to find out whether or not they offered us the same price or even a better one. Well they did offer the same price, but over the booking engine breakfast would have cost extra. Booking over the hotel directly saved us 14 EUR per day for the breakfast!
Conclusion: Best price/performance, book with them directly and ask for free breakfast, use the free of charge WLAN!
We have just returned from 4 days at the Royal Hotel in Munich. We stayed very well: the room (24) wasn't very large but it is very clean, comfy and well appointed. The bathroom was very clean and it has a very good shower. Our room wasn't on the road, but it was very quite and no noise can be heard from the next rooms.
Breakfast is pretty good.
It's a good location, 3 min from the Hauptbahnhof and it's a nice walk to Marienplatz. There are many bars, restaurants and sexy shops in the area, but we never felt unsafe, at any hour in the night.
I would highly recomend this little gem in Munich!
Small rooms, big convenience
My husband and I just got back from Munich last week and we stayed at the Hotel Royal for 11 nights. I felt the room was a great deal, small but that's what's to be expected in most European hotels. All rooms have full bathrooms, but no air conditioning. Breakfast is good, just keep in mind the traditional German breakfast consists of breads, cold meats and cheeses (they also have eggs, sausage and cereals). The desk staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and are available 24hrs a day. The area is just down the street from the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) so it's convenient for travel around and out of the city. By night the street lights up with a few sex shops and strip clubs, which we found funny, but we never felt in danger no matter how late we wandered "home".
I encourage you to stay at their hotel and take a Mike's Bike Tour too!!
Great little hotel in a very convenient location
Pros: We got a grood deal from hotels and stayed there this past week for 4 days. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the staff is friendly and speak excellent English, the breakfasts are abundant and quite good and its excellently located near the Hauptbanhhof for easy transportation and also just a few minutes away from Marienplatz.
Cons: like most hotels we stayed in in East Germany, even 4 star, there is no airconditioning so if you want to sleep with the windows open and want some quiet at night make sure you request a room facing the back. The rooms facing the street may be newer but since there is a mixture of nightclubs, bars and outdoor cafes it can get noisy. As we were walking to the hotel the first day and noticed all the night clubs, etc., we became quite apprehensive about the neighborhood, however, we soon realized it was quite safe, actually we felt more comfortable and safer there than in a 5 star hotel we stayed in Vienna a couple days later.
I would highly recomend this little gem in Munich - and Munich is beautiful!
Pretty good hotel
We stayed at Hotel Royal from 5-21 to 5-25 this year. Expedia offers a pretty good rate for this hotel. Though the accommodations were pretty modest, it does offer more than many other hotels of similar type. One warning - if you are a couple staying here - make sure you get a room with 2 beds that can be pushed together. Our room was arranged so that the 2 twin beds could not be pushed together. (But that's not necessarily atypical of European hotels) Rooms could get hot later in the summer, but the noise wasn't bad at all. Best part of the stay was location - just 2 blocks from the Hauptbahnhof. There was no more concern over safety than there is in our hometown of 30,000 people.
Nice little hotel with free WLAN
I stayed at the Royal on a business trip to Munich. With the location of the hotel right next to central station and not far away from the old town I could combine my work with a little sightseeing. The street in front of the hotel was a strangely charming mixture of hotels, night clubs and computer stores. Everything a man needs ;-)
I had a room facing the street which was slightly noisy at night, but the soundproof windows blocked most of it, so I could get a good portion of sleep.
My single room was average sized for a three-star-hotel and had obviously recently undergone some partial renovation. Everything seemed clean including the bathroom.
The breakfast room also must have undergone major reconstruction as I can tell from the other comments in here. It was also nicely decorated even though there seemed to be missing some pictures or so on the walls.
A great PLUS for me and the one reason why I am certainly going to stay there again was the free of charge Internet access by Wireless WLAN with my laptop. It worked in the lobby as well as in my room, and I know from many business trips that in most hotels (even the really expensive ones) you usually have to be lucky to get a room where the WLAN really works.
Good hotel near the Munich Hauptbahnhof
The Royal Hotel is about a two blocks south of the Munich Hauptbahnhof (and the U- and S-bahn station), and is about a mile west of Marienplatz. The hotel looks like it is in the middle of remodling, and many rooms (like mine) are comfortable and had been recently updated. My room faced the street, but double-paned window blocked out most of the street noise although in summer the noise would still be a problem since the hotel doesn't have A/C. The breakfast was pretty good (and they even had scrambled eggs), and the breakfast room had one computer to allow guests free internet access. I found the hotel on Expedia.com and booked it because of the very low room rate, and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the hotel and friendliness of the staff. I would recommend this hotel to others.
Hotel Royal: retro vibe but still quite decent
Walking into Hotel Royal, I felt like I'd entered a time machine and been warped back to the 1970s... I'm pretty sure the décor in the lobby has gone unchanged for the past thirty years. It was, however, a convenient location being only a few blocks away from the train station and the rates were quite good. Our room was a nice size with its own shower/toilet and TV and pretty comfortable beds. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was very good compared to other hotels. There was even free internet access in the breakfast room, so that was another nice feature. As long as you don't mind a retro-feel to your hotels, this place should do nicely.