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Historical Traveler Reviews Pullman Munich
Good for the price, but bad location
I found the hotel on the Marriott website and found a very good rate. The hotel was reached by the s-Bahn and the U-bahn from the main terminal. It is NOT in the center area, and there is absolutely nothing around the hotel. But the u-bahn station is downstairs and in ten minutes you can be anywhere. The rooms are big and bright and very nice, with a great bed, good bathroom, good bath/shower combo. Wireless internet was available for 12.50 Euro for 24 hours, there is a good breakfast for 17 Euros. The health club is not very good, there are two stairmasters in the foyer area and four very poor machines otherwise. There is a sauna, Jacuzzi that was nice, and other amenities. Better than nothing, but nothing to write home about. There is also no A/C or safe in the room, but they provide a safe downstairs. Fine for anytime but summer.
The front desk clerks were extremely courteous and helpful. When both ice machines were empty I called down and they sent ice up to my room immediately. They gave info and directions and were very friendly. All in all, if you can handle the location, you get a five star hotel at three star prices.
Stay somewhere else...
I'm a loyal reader of this website, leave many postings and take to heart most of what is written by others. Having said that, if you remember nothing else be advised that this hotel has NO Air Conditioning! Munich can get quite warm in the summer. Anyone paying the extra $ for the luxury and convenience of an American style business hotel will be very disapointed. I paid a rate of Euro78 plus about 17 euro for parking and another 12 euro for the right to use my wireless laptop computer. I was staying in Munich on one night while on a driving holiday in Europe and will definately stay at the Hilton or another establishment when I return next month. Also, no complimentary breakfast or reception for Marriott elite members.
Very nice hotel, unbelievable breakfast
We stayed in a suite, paid 116 euros per night, booked through Mariott's web site. Room was very large (the size of two regular rooms), huge bathroom. The hotel is very nice, located in a very quiet part of town. The breakfast buffet, included free, was tremendous. A huge variety of food, including lots of fresh fruits. The hotel is literally 2 minutes from the U-bahn station. Even better, there is a bakery and a grocery store (open from 9 am to 8 pm) adjacent to the hotel. To get to the U-bahn, go out the restaurant entrance and turn right, to get to the grocery store and bakery, go out the restaurant entrance and turn left. The airport bus stop is about 1/2 block away, we took the bus back to the airport for 9 euros each, very convienent and much easier than dealing with luggage on the u-bahn and s-bahn. I wish I had known how close the hotel was to the airport bus stop, we would have taken it from the airport to the hotel. Rather we took the s-bahn to the main train station and then a taxi to the hotel (taxi was about 15 euros).
Average Stay for Business Travelers only
We stayed for five nights at the Munich Marriott Renaissance May 5-12 2005. First - it is hard to find if you are driving, plus the construction of the roadways put us in a 8 mile detour each time we tried to return to the hotel! This is a hotel for business travelers, not tourists. It is too far from the Marienplatz - even though it is a 4 stop U-bahn ride away - we just didn't feel like we were on vacation! The breakfast is extensive but the service was erratic - there were a few tour groups in the hotel when we were there plus the business travelers made it seem less than cozy!
The rooms are nicely appointed and the wireless service was quick to come up - but the 13.00 Euro cost per day was a tad expensive just to send pix home! There were not enough towels in the room - just two for two people and a request for more was never answered. We just went down to the spa and got more towels. As for the "spa" it is just a big hot tub, a few staionary bikes and some open shower stalls with hoses on the floor! I think the hotel is too big to cater to the individual needs of all of its customers.
I would not stay here if you want to get a "flavor" of Munich - I would stay either in the city center or in Schwabing - a great little "Grenwich Village" type neighborhood just two u-bahn stops away where the univeristy is and where we noticed a Holiday Inn.
Only stay here if you have one night!!
Good Location in a quiet street
We stopped four nights in this hotel, and would stay there again. Stopped in an large exec room, split into a lounge and bedroom. This was clean and reasonably well maintained. The room was quiet except for one night when a party was held in the restaurant,(directly below our room)when there was loud music until midnight. The room service menu is quite limited, though very speedy and of good value.
Only concerns are :
the rooms do not have air con, though they will provide fans.
the pillows are either very poor quality foam chips or feather, neither of which give adequate support.
As previous reviews have commented the breakfast buffet is of a good standard, and the hotel is close to the U Bahn stop. The hotel bar also provides a daily 2 hour cocktail happy hour, with all cocktails half price!
If travelling to or from the airport I would recommend using the Lufthansa airport bus, which stops a few mins away from the hotel, it is a lot quicker and easier than using the S and U bahns.
Renaissance was very comfortable
We spent a long weekend at the Renaissance Munich and were very pleased. We booked a suite under their European Leisure Break program for 119 euros per night for 3 days. Our suite was very comfortable and well appointed with neutral decor. The restaurant where breakfast was served was very comfortable and the buffet was staggering in variety and quality. Not a sight for a dieter. At lunch and dinner, the chef always has two specials-one usually vegetarian. He is an innovative cook. One night I had grilled salmon over a creamed sauerkraut- a most unlikely combination that was delicious. Another night the salmon was wrapped in prosciutto, sauteed and served over a spinach risotto with very aged sharp parmesan or asiago. Service at meals was prompt and helpful. The front desk is fully bilingual and very helpful. The hotel is half a short block from the subway and 10 minutes from Marienplatz. We would go back in a minute. In fact, the hotel is offering our suite for 99 euros a night during Easter weekend- March 24-28 according to a poster in the elevator on the day we left.
Nice stay in Munich
Stayed here Nov 19-22, 2004. When I arrived, I was a little disappointed that it wasn't closer to the city center. However, that truly was not an issue during my stay. The U-Bahn was just in front of the hotel and was only a few short stops to the Marienplatz. I didn't even know the difference. The U-Bahn is fantastic and can move you throughout the city with ease. The hotel itself was very nice. The staff was extremely helpful and courteous. The rooms were well-appointed too. I got this hotel on priceline.com for only $60 USD per night. How can I complain! It was a very nice stay and I would recommend this hotel highly if you have a budget that doesn't allow a Hofbrauhaus view.
We stayed there for one night in the suite during our recent trip to Munich. The room is very big and comfortable. However, it is not located in the city center. The U-bahn stop is very close, which makes up for this little inconvenience.
Comfortable hotel, fabulous breakfast!
We stayed at the Renaissance at the beginning and end of our recent trip to Europe, staying in a suite and a regular room. The suite, with a separate bedroom, walk-in closet, large bathroom, was very comfortable, and the regular room was also. The morning breakfast spread is possibly the best we've seen anywhere! The hotel staff was very helpful and spoke excellent English. The only drawback was that there was no air-conditioning in the hotel, but they will provide a fan if you request it. As another user said, it's a bit out of the way, but there's a Ubahn stop very close by, making it easy to get around the city. We'll stay here again when in Munich.
Interesting architecture. Not the best location, but the u-bahn makes it a snap to get to. Great staff, great housekeeping. Renaissance Hotels are always close to perfect.
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We decided that having nothing on the agenda for today was a good thing! After a late breakfast under a beautiful blue sky we hopped on the subway to go to Marianplatz into the heart of Munich. We timed it so that we would arrive in time for the Glockenspiel characters to dance. It happens 3 times daily and although nothing really spectacular, it's one of those things on the list to see while in Munich. We posted a very short video so you get the idea!
We then headed ...
... where I could use the bathroom. I was once again a bit grumpy.... ooops.
We arrived back at the hostel and relaxed while researching where to go instead of Budapest. I thin we have decided to stay in Zagreb a but longer. We will go there early and spend almost a week in Zagreb. This might change, but who knows.
Before bed we walked over to the train station and bought a snack and some water.
We went to bed early and prepared for our walking tour day tomorrow.
... I gleefully carried my shopping bag through the security door. The alarm gates beeped! I was stopped and escorted back to a counter by the security. I could feel all the other customers' eyes on me. It was so embarrassing! What had happened was that the security tag on some of my purchases had not been deactivated so the security team had to do it again. After that they apologised profusely to me for having put me through such ...
... to work. We found a great little cafe.. After Coffee, Cereal and a few Croissants with Nutella later, we were back out and about taking in the sights of Munich old town. Wasn't a lot to see on out limited time, but nice buildings and parks, where Dan and I relived our days as BMX bandits, showing off doings skid slides and bunny hops. A local female teacher was quite amused, when Dan almost lost it, but held it together as if it was all part of the trick..Hilarious.. ...
... took advice Stephan and ended up at a gorgeous little pub with delicious local food. The owners wife took about 30 minutes translating the menu for us, lovely and the food was just the best. In particular was the traditional nature of the place and the food and that it didn't look or taste like what you would get at home. It was also one of the cheapest meals we had, bonus. I can say for a day that didn't go to plan, this is definitely something we got ...