Travel Blogs from Munich
Great Britain is not known for hospitality... our flight was late getting into London. Did they let us through security faster? No. Did they hold our plane? No. My parents ended up leaving us in London to go ahead to meet my dad's aunt, Claudia (my namesake). My brother and his wife, and me & my husband, wandered around the airport and found …
“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” Hilaire Belloc
Day 14 : 21st May 2008 (Wednesday) More beer, clocks and a market
We had almost all of today to explore what we had left to do in Munich. We slept in, had a leisurely breakfast (which was really good again), and headed …
“Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert
Day 13 : 20th May 2008 (Tuesday) Fairytale castles, swans, lakes...
Breakfast at the hotel was surprisingly good, especially the coffee. There were also publications from all over the world …
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Day 12 : 19th May 2008 (Monday) Bikes, beers and …
It's been quite a contrast with Salzburg. Our little hotel in Munich, near the train station, has "gentlemen's" clubs on either side of the entrance, there are a lot of immigrants in the area, and it is quite noisy on the street outside our window. This is opposed to a bigger room, pastures outside our window, and the noisiest thing usually being …
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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
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!
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!
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".
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.
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.
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 ;-)
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.