Travel Blogs from Munich
We headed off early Tuesday for the short drive into Munich. Ivan and Vlad were very keen to get into the beer tents. We'd arranged to catch up with our mates from Prague, Jason and Brad, in the Hoffbrau tent. It took us about an hour to get to our hotel, since we got hopelessly lost. After a quick check on google maps, we finally found our hotel. …
Imagine getting to Munich then hitting the streets hungry for some Bavarian fare.The first place to go is the Hofbrauhas the most famous beer hall in Munich... it should be easy to find but when Steve forgets his glasses and can't read the map it gets very hard.
After walking around the old town we thought we were getting close...in fact …
Well we were tired as ever, but we managed to take the bus then transfer to the S-bahn to get us to Munich city centre without getting lost. After getting back to ground level, we had no clue where to go and after wandering around a bit we stumbled on a info centre in what looked like a huge castle.
We got some directions to the Hofbrauhaus, …
... hat; now she's easy to spot in a crowd. We have been on this tour long enough now to have opinions on our fellow travelers. There's the Aussie women's clique, the Canadian bag of misery, the oriental family with no clue, and several folks we actually like, such as the Phillipino couple, the South African couple, the Australian couple and a nice lady from Scenic ...
... let down whilst Matt raced to the top. Not cool.
So when we got there and I saw the 15m high walls, all those feelings came rushing back. But looking round to see all the kids doing it, I convinced myself that this time I couldn't chicken out. Indoor climbing here is super popular. It's a way to keep fit and practice your skills in the winter, before scaling real rock faces in the summer.
Seppi (Anni's husband) belayed for us and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Regent Munich
Nice hotel but poor customer service
The location of the hotel is fantastic - 2 minutes from the railway station and a small walk to Marienplatz. The rooms were pretty much clean enough although some of the furnishings were looking a bit worn. My only issue is that I feel the management could do with training some of the reception staff in customer relations. Apart from the younger man and lady who manned the desk at night, the receptionists were unhelpful and confrontational. However, if you can tolerate a bit of rudeness and complete lack of interest in you, then you could do a lot worse than here - especially for the price.
Convenient location,require refurbishment
Location of the hotel is excellent. The staff is helpful and pleasant. Breakfast is good. Housekeeping is not good at all. The carpet is stained and dirty. We have specified for non-smoking rooms but had to insist on a non-smoking room as one of our group was given a foul smelling room. They changed it for her after she insisted. Very noisy if you open the windows. It would be unpleasant in the summer, especially if the hotel has no air-conditioning.
This was a nice place to stay. I stayed here in late June of 2004. While A/C would have been nice, it is not commonplace to have this luxury in European hotels. I parked in the parking garage, which is a little hard to find. The place is in a great location, next to the train station. The staff speak great English and were very friendly. The room furnishings were a little dated (a very old looking entertainment center with a old radio built in), but the beds were good. Rooms as well as the hotel itself was very clean. I didn't like the pillows though, very flat but then again you find that a lot in Europe. The breakfast buffet came with the room and was excellent. It was especially good since a comparable buffet in any other hotel in Europe would be around 20 Euro. I liked the decor the of dining room as well. I would stay here again, it was very reasonably priced and a good value.
We stayed here for one night in August before we flew out the next day, and would not recommend staying here in the summer. There is no airconditioning, and the rooms are sweltering. When you open the windows, the traffic noise is terrible- we got No sleep at all.
We rented two rooms, one for our three teenagers, and one for ourselves. The rooms were identical except that their room had been completely remodeled and was gorgeous, and our room hadn't and looked like it probably did in 1950. (Old outdated furniture, stained carpet and lampshades, etc.) If you are planning to stay there, ask for a remodeled room, and don't go in the summer!
Recently returned from a five night stay at the Regent Hotel. I would echo the comments of the previous reviewer regarding the many amenities offered at the hotel. It's location is excellent, one block away from the main railway station. It's a short walk to the Marienplatz and other primary venues. We utilized the subway system to visit the Olympic Park and outlying areas.
A very German place
I stayed at the Regent Hotel from 27.04.04 to 28.04.04, arriving there late night. The room and bathroom were quite large and comfortable for the price. Before I went to bed, I locked my room from the inside but forgot to hang the "Do not disturb" sign outside on the door knob. The next morning at 08:30 a resolute housekeeping lady opened my door with a passe-partout and without even bothering to knock before entering. She shouted at me "Guten Morgen!" and then left the room in order to do the same with the poor victims in the neighbouring rooms. I could hardly believe it. Wake-up call Regent style. Most unwelcome and definitely a sure way to prevent guests from coming back!
My husband and I stayed at this hotel on our recent trip to Munich. It is in a great location, right across from the train station. We were able to walk to the main areas downtown in no time, but also used public transportation to get to some areas. The hotel staff was very helpful and friendly. The free breakfast was delicious with a variety of foods. This was a great change from just basic meats and rolls that we got at other hotels. The room was spacious with a great sitting area. One things to note: Please be careful if you have small children and avoid turning on the TV. There are some things that I thought were Pay-Per-View, but were available on the basic TV. Overall, this was a great place to stay and I would recommend it to friends!