Sofitel Munich Bayerpost
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Our first order of business was to say goodbye to Nuremberg, which we had enjoyed immensely. We had about an hour after breakfast to wander the streets one last time, and to purchase some Lebkuchen for a snack. From there, a small hop back to the train station with our bags in tow, and onward for the quick 1-hour ride to Munich.
We arrived …
... also be the great atmosphere and the ladies dressed in their beer house outfits with all the loud German music which helped!!
After a relaxing lunch, we ventured out into the town square called Marienplatz. We waited for the traditional old clock to chime and watch the large figures parade around, like an old style cuckoo clock. It went on for about 15 minutes and was quite a sight.
... end. Even though at first I did feel a little silly wearing it, after the first litre of beer (oh yeah, the beer really does only come in 1L steins) it didn’t seem to matter so much and we just enjoyed the experience of dressing up (which everyone else was anyway), drinking beer with friends and being half way around the world in fabulous Germany!
And this time, we were very careful to set our alarms so as not to miss our flight the next morning... onwards to ...
... with Ice cream and whipped cream for dessert. With very full bellies we made our way back to our hostel and had a quick nap. Early evening, we decided to walk to Englischergarten, which has a very large beer garden, able to hold up to 9,000 people, situated around a Chinese temple. We ordered Mas beers here (1L each!) and had a great time just people watching, chatting and taking the whole scene in. Needless to say, we left very happy, and stumbled ...
... Lexus and Mercedes are all German brand cars. I missed the last assembly line tour by half an hour, so I just toured the museum. BMW has some high class cars and they put a lot of work into them. I went back to the hostel and ordered a pizza from a restaurant next door and went to bed at 8:00 P.M. I woke up at 2 AM and by that time it was too late to go out. At 345 I woke up to a guy snoring like a chainsaw. There was a Chinese girl on the bed on top of ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSofitel Munich Bayerpost
This is the best hotel if you arrive and depart Munich with train or if you plan to do a lot of day trips by train. The train station is also the connecting hub for the U-Bahn, S-Bahn, trams and buses so it's easy to get anywhere. The location is right next to the station. Both the exterior and interior were excellent. Breakfast was great with some German specialties like pretzels.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sofitel Munich Bayerpost
Well, this hotel is unique. Behind a turn-of-the-century facade you will be overwhelmed by an ultra-contemporary design temple. The public spaces, wellness area and rooms are mainly in dark grey and sandstone with accents of colored light. Really innovative in traditional München. First the location. It is directly at the main train station (which means not a really bright neighborhood) and 500 meters walking distance from the city center (the 'Stachus' square). Second, the rooms. The rooms are somewhat smallish and despite the modern design they are lacking contemporary equipment like audio or dvd systems. A wonderful idea is that the bathroom can be opened to the room by a sliding mirror. However, in the bathroom design reigns over function. The half-open toilet is not according to everyone's taste, and it is not really amusing if everything is wet after taking a shower. The wellness area is striking, although small and often crowded. The pool offers a spectacular visual experience. Like everything else in this hotel, it is tiled in dark grey and the only lighting comes from turquoise underwater spots and a small stripe of a dim orange glow. Even more, it features a spiral canal which is almost completely dark ending in a jacuzzi grotto. Breakfast is pricey, but the best I ever had in a hotel. The hotel's weak point is, as many other reviews state, the service. During our stay, the waiting lines at the reception were always long, and the staff was not always helpful. Furthermore, the management's parsimony can be very nasty. To have electrical currency in your room, you have to place your keycard in a slot. That means you cannot load a battery if you are out of the room. And if you leave a second keycard in the slot the maid will remove it and take it with her as kind of 'punishment' like in a youth hostel. Well, you can live with that. If you want to stay a luxury place and if you are tired of the gold-and-plush-style, this hotel is certainly first choice in München.
This hotel used to be the central Post Office in Munich is located a few steps from the main train station and is convenient to everything. The exterior says "old world charm" and the interior is pure high tech - nearly to an extreme. The "touch" key cards for elevators and rooms are nice - added security. The rooms are large and very high tech but miss on a few fine points. For example, the bathroom walls are all glass, including a sliding glass door and the fact that there is a 1cm gap under the mirror that actually allows water to splash from the sink (which takes some work to figure out how to actually turn it on) onto the bed on the other side - strange indeed. It only happened once, but very strange way to build a bathroom. If you turn on the light at night it lights up the whole bedroom. The shower, which was also a bit difficult to work does manage to get a good portion of the bathroom floor wet, and if you are not careful the counter as well. This hotel does, however, provide washclothes and so if you are American, you don't even have to ask. The king-sized bed is actually two separate beds, made up completely separately (not unusual in Germany) but with the wood floors are smooth enough that if you sit on the edge of the middle of the bed they will slip apart enough for you to fall (so sit on the wall mounted sofa to put your shoes on and forget snuggling up to your spouse to sleep).
I stayed here in late August 2005 for a few days. My room was very stylish and comfortable. The walk-in shower was very cool! I found the service to be excellent. I didn't care for one of the restaurants Suzie W. though. You should check out the pool. Also can't beat the location. Overall would definitely stay again.
A Great hotel
My wife and myself had a great stay here. The staff were polite and helpfull at all times. An excellent location for any hotel with all amenities within reach. A taxi rank 500 yards away and the train station just past that (though you wouldnt know about the trains because you can't hear them)
The hotel is modern and the rooms very comfortable to stay.The facilities were excellent along with service provided by the members of staff.
Great food and excellent beer.
Built into a turn-of-the-century post-office building, the Sofitel Bayerpost offers a very modern and stylish alternative to the more traditionally looking "4 Jahreszeiten" or "Bayerischer Hof."
Munich simply lacks a true five star hotel. The Mandarin Oriental comes close, but just isn't my cup of tea. So, I figured I'd give this hotel a try. This hotel has many advantages. It's new, modern, very dark(if you like that sort of thing), has a spectacular wellness area and a great location on top of the central train station. The main problem is that the staff, especially at the front desk is utterly clueless when it comes to service. An example:
I just stayed at the Dorint in Munich. This is one of the most outstanding hotels in the world for sure. The rooms are spacious and extremely comfortable. You must sleep in a bed like this to appreciate comfort and luxury. The sheets are crispy and sparkling clean. The spa is excellent. It has a calderium and tempiderium shower, sauna,steam bath and the treat is the automatic crushed ice fountain to be rubbed on the body after the heat treatments: a true roman bath sample. The pool is beautiful an inviting. Always take your swimsuit with you.The soft and dimmed light throughout the hotel is very relaxing and it invites you for quiet conversations and meditation. Breakfast was the best and most delicious breakfast I have had. Truly outstanding, well prepared and very healthy. The orange juices and other 6 fruit juices were freshly squeezed. Hot steaming cappucino or expresso were some of the offerings. I would love to go back and experience again this beautiful hotel.
A beuatiful and modern hotel
This is one of the nicest hotels I have stayed in during a long time. The staff was very helpful. The hotel wass very modern and high tech. t
There was a beautifukl spa and the price was extremely reasonable.
Just spent two nights at the Dorint Sofitel in Munich (checked out a night early). Hotel has just opened. Location is good (especially proximity to the Oktoberfest - walking distance) but the service is awful. Concierge was very un-helpful; Staff was lukewarm and hard to get ahold of - we could never get an answer when we called any of the hotel services or front desk from our room. Phone just rang off the hook. They lost our car key and spent 20 + minutes trying to locate it in their unorganized valet parking system. Rooms were very modern and well decorated. Bed was extremely comfortable. However, the room and entire hotel was dimly lit and seemed depressing to me. Definitely more of a business hotel than anywhere to stay on vacation. I would opt pick someplace else especially considering how expensive this hotel was.