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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, …
... lives in Kaiserslauten and was able to get a cheap train down for the weekend. I met Matthias on my Eastern Europe trek, and I told him I would let him know when I came to Munich.
After a few hours at the park, Dean and I headed back to the hostel and after a quick shower I met Matthias down in the hostel bar. We had a few games of pool and a few beers before Dean and the girls joined us to go to the Augustiner restaurant which is in the town. We had a lovely dinner ...
... fell in, the water was really refreshing we were wearing wet suits and it was still cold! When we were rafting our instructor pointed out the mountain (forgot what it's called) but its the same mountain that they use in the paramount pictures logo! Once we finished we went and had some lunch and then it was a 3 hr drive to Munich, once we got there we checked into our hostel and got ready for ...
... post-war German government has made it one of their top priorities to teach the school children all about the country's horrible pasts, with no alterations, nothing untold and nothing edited in, and so, this generation, and the next, and the next will have learnt from history, and are therefore not doomed to repeat it. The hope is not lost.Back in München the deeply touching and pensive half day trip needed a little contemplation, but also some pick-me-ups. ...
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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!