Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munchen

Address: Maximilianstrasse 17, Munich, Bavaria, 80539, Germany | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located in the Graggenau area of Munich, is near Hofbrauhaus Munchen, Bayerische Staatsoper Opera House, Bulgari, and Cartier.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munchen Munich

      A Grand Old Hotel


      The best thing about this hotel is probably the location. It is on a beautiful shopping street opposite Cartier, Dior, Hermes etc. The hotel is very grand in quite an old fashioned sort of way - lots of gilt and mirrors in the lobby, pianist etc. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful as you'd expect in a 5-star.

      The rooms are pretty tiny. I was staying on my own so i didn't care but for two it would have been a bit cramped. I actually changed rooms on the 2nd night as my air-con wasn't working. Both rooms were corner rooms so perhaps these are smaller than the others? Room service was prompt, high standard. Rooms are very quiet and beds are considerably more comfy than average. My main gripe was the TV channel choice, only a couple of English speaking and a really poor movie selection.

      I was there on business and the conference facilities and support was excellent. However i didn't get the opportunity to check out the leisure facilities so I can't comment on that.

      All in all a lovely hotel. When travelling on leisure i prefer a slightly less stuffy/formal - more modern hotel but still, this is a lovely hotel and if you choose to say here i'm sure you won't be disapointed. My Munich colleages tell me it's the best in the city.

      Very nice, but be careful what room they put you in


      I quite liked the Kempinski, although some of the rooms are very very small. I was initially booked into a tiny double with barely enough room for the bed. Lucky for me the internet connection in the room didn't work so I was moved to a lovely suite which was 3x as large as the original room. The unlucky part was the suite was on the side of the hotel which sits on a side street with a couple restaurants and bars, AND a taxi queue just outside the hotel windows. The noise was unbearable and I was awoken repeatedly every night. I eventually asked for a room change and was given a nice mid-sized room on the interior of the hotel - very quiet and peaceful.

      Overall this hotel is lovely, but just be careful where they put you. The bar is quite nice, and the sitting area in the lobby is also great to relax and have a glass of wine or a coffee and people-watch for a while. Also, you can't beat the location - it's right in the middle of the main high-end shopping street, and just across the street from the hotel starts the pedestrian area filled with shops, restaurants, beer halls, etc.

      I should note also that the staff is very friendly and attentive, which always makes my stays more pleasant.

      Age shows


      From a location standpoint, it's hard to beat. The lobby is lovely and a nice place to relax.

      Be prepared to navigate - the hotel layout is strange, and you need to climb and descend stairs through some half-floors.

      We happened to stay there during the first warm spell of the year, and our room was stiflingly warm & humid. We had to keep the windows open all night to make it bearable, as the A/C didn't work. It worked intermittently throughout the trip, making the room a rather uncomfortable place to stay for any length of time. Despite my reporting to the staff that the a/c was uncomfortable, they made no effort to compensate us, just telling us that this was the first time they'd needed to use it this year and that it wasn't working well.

      Other than that, the staff was terrific. We were quite unimpressed with the room, however.

      Great hotel


      This is the most traditional hotel in the best location of Munich. This is where politicians and statesmen stay. It has a lot of flair with this mix of traditional but renovated interieur.

      Service was what you expect from an european 5* hotel: polite, fast but distant. Food was great and the bar is wonderful.

      Rooms are small for american standards but all renovated and spotless. I didn't need more.

      You want to experience and enjoy best european traditional hotellerie then stay here.

      Wonderful Stay


      My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in June 2004. We absolutely loved the Kempinski. The room, food, staff, and location were perfect.



      Nice, formal-feeling hotel with good service. The location is on the "Rodeo Drive" of Munich. The only downside is the almost unbearable cloud of cigarette smoke in the fancy lobby. The smoke permeates throughout the hotel, even in the non-smoking rooms. If you're a non-smoker, get ready for a hefty drycleaning bill. Still, if you can get past the smoke issuse, it's worth the stay.

      Okay, but not special


      We stayed the week of August 12 to August 19. The room was large by European standards, but modest in terms of conveniences and amenities. The bathroom was dark, the air-conditioning was typical European (blows air but doesn't cool), and the television was very small with only CNN, MSNBC and BBC as English language channels. The bed was comfortable and the room was quiet with the windows closed. The service was fairly good, but again nothing special. The breakfast buffet is not a good deal (25 Euros); walk a block to San Francisco Coffee by the Hofbrauhaus for excellent coffee and decent pastries. The hotel location is excellent for Old Town Munich sightseeing and shopping.

      Good experience at the 4 seasons


      We stayed here for 5 nights in June and loved it.

      Rooms are very quiet thanks to good soundproofing, staff are on the ball, the restaurant was excellent and the breakfast buffet included everything one could possibly imagine. The location is excellent - right in the most elegant part of the centre. It was pretty expensive, although we got a good rate booking direct via the internet - but it was value for money. We will return!

      Fantastic service


      We loved the Kempinski during our stay there in Sept 2003. Our room was a Jr. Suite on the street side of the hotel, it had two dual-pane windows which blocked out 99.9% of the traffic noise. The bathroom was large even for NA standards with two sinks, tub+shower and toilet & bidet. However the shower nearly flooded the bathroom until we performed a little surgery. We didn't report it until we left the hotel so I can't comment on how quickly it was repaired. The check-in process was a breeze and our bags arrived promptly in our room. The lobby itself was very austentacious, most of the visitors were dressed in business formal attire, not something typical for a vacationing couple.

      It is similar to the Waldorf Astoria in NY.

      The staff was gracious and prompt, the room service was excellent. We had the buffet breakfast one day during our stay and enjoyed it, although it was pricey.

      You can walk to the shopping area and Munich Opera house from the Kempinski, or catch the S-Bahn or U-Bahn trains to explore the town further.

      Lovely Hotel, Great Location


      We loved this hotel. The food, the rooms, the beds, the pillows, the bathrooms, the location, the friendly service. The concierage was helpful as were all of the staff we encountered. We had a wonderful time walking through the English garden, visiting museums and talking with people who live in Munich. Hat's off to this gracious and charming hotel and the wonderful people who surround it. April 2003

      TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munchen Munich

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

      Travel Blogs from Munich

      Goodbye's and guten tag

      A travel blog entry by jessica.schiesl on Dec 14, 2014

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      ... I tagged along. Many people are friendly and strike up a conversation with me (in German) and I have to sadly tell them I don’t understand. Most can switch to English but I can’t shake the feeling that I am being rude coming to their country and not knowing the language. I know there are thousands of people who do that in the U.S. and I always try my best to accommodate without complaint so I hope it is ok for them here! From what I can tell so far Munich ...

      Snow white and the 40 dwarves

      A travel blog entry by ashnbrieurope on Oct 17, 2014

      ... in the centre of town and although we hadn’t been there from this place before we took our chances. Briony had been insistent on me getting it on my phone, but there is nothing like the real thing. And besides in public places you look like a ****** if you’re just on your phone all the time, even if you are reading, judgments are made. We head in the direction of town and low and behold we actually recognize where we were. Last time ...

      Oktoberfest! Prost!!

      A travel blog entry by vikkitor on Sep 28, 2014

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      ... 7am! We stopped once which was nice to stretch because it’s soo difficult to sleep on a bus. When we arrived in Munich the student organization gave us breakfast (juice boxes with chocolate croissants) and then I followed some friends to the festival. I went with Antonio, Trigos, Diana, Laura, Isai, Dasha, Memo, Jessica, Alejandro and Nina. We got to the festival around 8am and we walked to the Hacker-Festzelt tent to wait ...

      Days 144-150: Germany's Black Forest & Oktoberfest

      A travel blog entry by djmorton on Oct 03, 2013

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      ... or sold out months ago. To stay in a tent in 'tent city' it would have been $150 a night if we were stupid enough to stay in the freezing cold and rain. We were thankful to have found a local's house on AirBnB in the heart of Munich. For $100 per night Dave and I will share a single bed but at least it's central, clean and warm.

      OKTOBERFEST - WOW! It's like one big costume party in beer tents with some big enough to hold 11,000 people with the best food I've ever ...

      Touring Munich.

      A travel blog entry by erinkats on Jul 15, 2013

      1 comment, 26 photos

      ... we were ready for a break, so we sat in another park next to another gourmet grocery store. This grocery store, however, was often frequented by Royalty in the past. The food is presented in such a beautiful manner you wouldn't actually want to ruin it. While sitting in the park, a local next to us gave us suggestions on where to have lunch. We settled on Hofbräuhaus, the most famous beer garden. Once there, Dmitriy said it has become a chain and he's actually been ...

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