Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munchen
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Ever since my list trip to Munich and more importantly Oktoberfest I have been yearning to go back. When a chance came up at work to go on a fam trip to Munich hosted by Lufthansa, Swiss and Global Hotel Alliance I did nothing short of grovel on hands and knees to bag myself a place.
Lucky for me my begging eventually …
Guten Tag. We have arrived in Munich to begin our European Honeymoon!
First order of business: beer...! We visited the Hofbrauhaus (the oldest beer hall in the world) and watched the crazy Germans wander by. The weather is cool: just a light jacket needed for sitting outside in the bier garten, where we enjoyed pretzels, spaetzel and more …
Had a 3:40am transfer picking us up so we pulled an all-nighter with Phil and Stu. Farewell fellow topdeckers, we'll catch up with you in Budapest :) Taxi man had to play a bit of Tetris getting our things in, but we managed with my suitcase sitting between Lisa and Sarah in the back. I did the Aussie thing and opened the drivers door thinking it was the passenger seat... I'm not supposed to have a steering wheel haha. My golly it is so weird being in the ...
... The cover photo is my sausage plate that came served on sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, and grated horseradish. Aaaamazing. German beer was plentiful and we enjoyed catching up on everyone's lives.
The boys couldn't resist going to the Hofbrauhaus on day 1, despite the fact we'd been awake about 36 hours.
... Of course, the Castle was free with our pass, and the Gardens don't charge admission at all. There is also a carriage / sleigh museum and a porcelain museum that are included with your Castle admission. We visited the former briefly, but decided to bail on the porcelain museum. Only so much one can look at!
Since we'd finished by lunchtime, we decided to head over to the other side of town and visit some ...
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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