Novotel Muenchen City
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Godkin stayed here on Jul 4, 2014 during their trip titled: Europe 2014.
... area, currently showing Rolls Royce - the picnic hampers had to be seen to be believed.
We then crossed the airbridge to BMW Welt, the home of all the current models plus motor bikes you could sit on for pics etc, so of course we did. This was not actually as interesting as the museum, but this area was free so we wandered for a while then went for an ice cream - 30+° and its not the only thing melting!
... cooked food for take-out or to eat in the beer garden in the
square. I was sorry I had succumbed to the Bavarian meatloaf, as much more interesting offerings were available at the Victualienmarkt stands. Just off the square is a wonderful place called the Schrannenhalle. It’s like an indoor, upscale version of the Vicktualienmarkt. The whole downstairs
of the Schrannenhalle is devoted to Milka, the ...
... and churches are all decked out. Friday morning, one of us went to the Dachau concentration camp memorial in the suburbs and the other went shopping (can you guess who did what?). The camp was huge! It was a sobering place as you can imagine but very interesting. Particularly creepy was walking through the crematorium with the gas chamber and old brick ovens. Such a sad, haunting ...
... arrived at the Nuremburg Hauptbahnhof in just an hour! (We could really use trains like these back home, although the airlines would never go for it).
We were greeted by Glenda's "German sister", Angela, when we arrived. Glenda spent the year after graduating from high school as an exchange student in Germany and lived with Angela's family - the Salomons - in Würzburg. Angela also spent a year as ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel Muenchen City Munich
Wonderful hotel in great location
We have just recently returned from a trip to Munich. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone who is visiting Munich.
Location : ideal, just a 2 or 3 min walk from Rosenheimer platz station (most of which can be done through a mall which is great if it's cold or wet). The city centre is just two stops by train or approx a 10min walk.
Accommodation : the rooms are very modern but not in any way spartan and are absolutely spotless. Furniture etc. is in perfect condition. The beds are very comfortable. The rooms seem to be very well soundproofed...we could not hear any noise from adjoining rooms, the corridor or from outside the building.
Staff : the staff are friendly, efficient and seem to all have good english. We happened to be overcharged for breakfast and when we informed the hotal by e-mail we received a prompt response apologising for the mistake and the money was credited to my credit card account without delay.
Leisure facilites : an elevator brings you directly from your floor to the "wellness centre". It is clean, relaxing and has a plentiful supply of towels and free juice and water. There are lockers in the changing room where you can safely leave your room key etc.
Dining : we did not have dinner in the restaurant but did eat breakfast there. The breakfast buffet was excellent and included all the usual fruit, breads, cereals and cooked food but also offered facilities where guests could make their own waffles and freshly squeezed fruit juice. The dining room does have a large no smoking area which we appreciated since in Ireland we do not have to put up with the smell of smoke anymore while eating out.
All in all, this is a great hotel which offers good value for money. I would not consider staying anywhere else if I were returning to Munich again.
Great and quiet location un the city centre
We stayed there at the end of October 2005. The hotel is new and very modern if you don´t like the modern equipment look for something else. The location is simply great, just 10 minutes away from the city in a quiet location. If you have a dog you can walk in the park next to the hotel. We didn´t have breakfast as it was 15 EUR per person and we are not big eaters. Instead we had a great sandwich just around the corner. I recommend this hotel and will stay there again.
We stayed June 17-19, 2005 - excellent choice. The location is in a quiet area but very close to the S-Bahn and just two stops from Marienplatz. The hotel room was quiet and dark, pefect for sleeping in after all the sightseeing. The staff was very helpful and friendly!! We would definitely stay again and will recommend this hotel to anyone going to Munich!!
Enjoyed 2 days in munich
Dorint Novotel munichen City
The hotel is 5 minutes from the subway, 2 stops from the main center of town, The service was outstanding, they are courteous, helpful, infact when they helped me with luggage, I tipped them and they told me it was not necessary. they were extremely helpful w/ directions, when i went to use the free internet in the morning , the desk clerk came over and offered me juice and croissants. what service, as soon as you enter your room , you have to put the key in the slot inside to turn on the electrictiy, when u leave u take your key out and light s go out, the toilet is separate from the shower and separate bathtub. they have a pool and exercise room with all the apple juce or water you can want. by the way, in europe they charge for water. The breakfast buffet was good, fruit ,cereal, assorted breads, pretzels, waffles, smoked salmon, variety of juices, coldcut meats, only 15 eurs. We went to a phenomenal restaurant called the rathskeller right in marion platz, the viener snitsel was the best ever, and I have had it all over in wonderful restaurants but this topped them all. they serve it with cranberry sauce on it. We did a tour bus of the city and unfortunately she said it was in english and failed to tell us it also was in 3 other languages, so by the time you passed the site, the only line in english might of been of something that you just missed. It was the day after easter and they celebrate easter for 2 days, so shops were closed. we went to a nymphenberg castle and olympic tower, the castle was nice but again the language barrier was tuff to follow her. the olympic tower was amazing , you go on top after paying 4 euros, and can view all of munich, and see the alpsand all over munich. then u come down and buy a pretzel from a vender for 3 euros and its the size of your head, they dont believe in gloves in handling them, but they were good. anyways, went shopping in a food store to bring back items we dont get. the hofbrau house was amazing, they have a band there and everyone is drinking, by the way dogs are allowed in restaurants, well behaved, i wonder about the sanitation laws with animals in restaurants, Also I noticed the children in germany, never act up, very well behaved now what does that have to do with the review, just more information thats all, anyways munich was wonderful. very expensive, glad to be home
Modern hotel, perfect location, good price
I stayed at Novotel Dorint Munchen City for three nights on Christmas holiday and my stay was definitively pleasant.
The hotel is located in the east part of Munich, very close to the Gasteig Philharmonie (for those who love classical music), river Isaar and Deutsches Museum: you don't need to catch the underground to reach the city centre, since after a nice 5-10 minutes' walk you are in Marienplatz.
I chose this hotel because my parents stayed there in April 2004 (it opened right in that period, so it was very new) and they were really amazed by the modernity of the hotel itself and by the staff's professionalism: after their comments I decided to book through Internet. Before my journey to Germany I had some mail correspondence with the hotel staff and they promptly replied to my questions within 24 hours: I appreciated it very much.
Once I arrived at the hotel I was welcome by a nice person who spoke good english and gave me the main information about the room and breakfast.
The room was great and furnished with the most modern facilities, and beside other things the bathroom had both bathtub and shower (even if, honestly, the regulation of both temperature and water level was quite difficult to manage...) and was separated by the toilet. Last but not least, it was very well soundproof.
The staff was very friendly and youthful and everytime I went to the reception there were always 2 or 3 persons behind the desk ready to help you.
I would like to tell about a nice episode that confirmed the professionalism of the staff: as the previous review reported, the first drink is a "welcome-drink" and completely free, and I had a refreshing apple juice. When I checked out I noticed that the girl who prepared the receipt charged this drink on my bill but I didn't complain about it. Well, once I returned to the hotel - after a profitable cd's shopping... - I sat in the hall and this very nice and beautiful girl came to me in order to apologize for the error and give me the money back. We had a nice conversation and she also asked me about the cd's I bought and about what my next destination was (Nuernberg). Her grace and honesty were really appreciated, on the other hand everybody can make some error sometimes (I worked for Locanda Orseolo in Venice in summer 2004 and similar mistakes occurred to me too! :))
The restaurant was all in all good, even if I thought - being most of the restaurants nearby closed on Christmas time - to find a bigger selection as far as the menu is concerned. However the staff at the restaurant was always kind and available and the dishes I had were often of high quality (even if a bit expensive as for the relationship quality/price...).
What can I say about the breakfast buffet: a real "BRUNCH" with 5-10 meters' tables offering really e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g: with 15 Euro you can have eggs, bacon, and an amazing variety of salami, cheese, yoghurt, cereals, brad, croissants and other pastries!!! I suggest future guests to avail of this opportunity and skip the lunch!
Finally, if you are a believer and you want to attend the Christmas mass once you are in Munich, I highly recommend to attend the one in "Mariahilf Kirche", a church located only a 2 minutes' walk from the hotel: the mass is completely sung, so that you can enjoy a sort of "concert" with a very good music ensemble performing works by famous and less famous composer (Mozart, Haydn, Brixi, ecc...).
To conclude, if I have the opportunity to come back to Munich I think I will choose Novotel Dorint again.
Very nice hotel
Stayed here Dec 2-6 2004. The reception staff speaks very good english. The rooms are large with very high tech ammenities. The beds have fancy lights on the headboards, the bathrooms are ultra modern. Seperate toilet room from rest of bathroom which includes shower, bathtub, and strange sink. The only real problem we had was the shower water pressure and temperature. The temp would go from normal to blazing hot to freezing cold all in a matter of 5 seconds. It would cycle like that every 40 seconds or so. Also the water pressure would cycle between blasting out spurts of water and air to normal flow everytime it was turned on. A little irritating. Told front desk staff about it but nothing was ever done. It appeared that all rooms had opening windows, which gave a nice breeze of freezing air into the room when opened. Had to call everyday to get extra towels and an extra sheet as there was a bottom sheet on the bed but no top sheet. Mini bar was relatively cheap with the first drink or snack on the house. The pool is the tiniest I have ever seen. Nice shoe buffing machines on every floor. Parking was 12 Euro per day and quite convenient. Nearby there is a mall with huge grocery store, nice authentic Bavarian restaurants, and city center is approx 2-3 miles and 7 euro by cab. There were little burlap sacks outside all the doors as we left. Inside were some nuts, an orange, apple and candy. Would definitely stay here again.
Great Modern Sleek Hotel
We stayed here during the opening weekend of Oktoberfest and loved the hotel - very new, modern, 'swanky', reminded me of 'W' hotels. The bathrooms were great as well. All the personnel were friendly and spoke excellent English. It's about a five minute walk to the nearest subway stop and 15-20 minute walk to Marienplatz. Definitely worth a stay.
Great place to stay
We found the hotel to be modern and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good and so were rates.
Good choice, especially for a weekend rate
It's situated behind a gas station and looks like a Motel 6 on the outside. But it's what's inside that counts, and here, it's surprisingly modern, stylish, sleek, trendy, etc., and certainly more luxurious than I expected for 65 euros (a weekend rate). Despite the hotel's name, the location isn't exactly "City Center" but it's still just 10-15 minutes away from Marienplatz by subway or 20 minutes on foot. Nice "wellness area" (er, health club) and swanky lobby lounge are bonuses.
We had the pleasure of staying in this hotel early May of 2004 and found it to be a great place to stay. It is a modern hotel (new in April 2004) with large rooms along with a big bathroom which has the luxury of a bathtub and seperate shower cubicle. An other plus has the toilet in its own room seperate from the bathroom. There is also provision for two suitcases (one seams to be the norm) and quiet airconditioning that works well. The breakfast which was included in our package was very good. We would have no hesitation of recommnding this hotel for its location, services and for a pleasant stay.