Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munchen
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... feel sombre and actually quite angry and filled with hate as you browse through the many photos and exhibits, displaying the evil acts of that xenophobic megalomaniac *******.. We had some lunch and a beer, before we climbed onto our bus, which would take us up to the nest.. The bus trip of a winding, one way road was brilliant, as the driver with the skills of mark Webber, got us up the mountain quickly. The backdrop to our drive was the Hoher Goll mountain, standing ...
... cucumber-melon body spray you are in luck.
St. Rita is the Saint for the impossible. She was working today for us!
We made it to Munich! Only bad part is that we got in at 4 am and can't check into our hostel until 2 pm. Nothing like sausage and kraut for breakfast at 6:00 am! We are off to Dachau (concentration camp) for a 9 am tour. 45th was one of first Allied Division to the camp.
Dachau overview- Dachau was a Nazi concentration camp ...
... eating ice creams, and Andy assured me that in the cold eating an ice cream actually warms you up. That will be the last time I trust Andy, on the first lick my tongue stuck to the cone and I needed an oxy to thaw me out.
The return to the hotel revealed a slight problem, even though I hadn't bought or collected much, I had gained more than I lost so the suitcase is bulging at its seams, best I give some stuff away in England.
... to do than just drink beer. There was a lot of people standing up on their tables and downing their steins to the cheers of the crowd, and we met some nice people who came and sat at our table. An older German couple (who spoke practically no English) were our company for most of our time, but also a young Aussie couple who live not far from our flat came and joined us too. There was also the food, oh the food. Being waited on meant all the beautiful food ...
... were the shipping/marine navigation and the coal mining. After the museum the weather got better and so we hit the streets of old town Munich. The most spectacular building in Munich, in my opinion, is the neo-gothic town hall in the centre of the city. It has a huge mechanical clock with jousters that come out at 11, 12, and 5 o'clock.
More to come on Munich. Stay tuned...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munchen Munich
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.
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.
From a location standpoint, it's hard to beat. The lobby is lovely and a nice place to relax.
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.
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!
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.
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