Accommodation Review: Hotel München Palace in Munich, Germany
Comfy beds, delicious food, and a central location. What more could you want in a hotel? Well, I will tell you, because they have plenty to offer!
CHECK IN: After a week of driving through Bavaria we finally arrived to Munich. They do have parking for a fee which was helpful while we had a car for a short time. We were greeted by a doorman to help us unload our things which was especially helpful as it was raining. The foyer is lovely and we were greet warmly. The decor is fresh but still has an old warm charm. Once we were handed our nice key we were escorted to our room and shown where everything is.
THE ROOM: The room was very spacious and clean. The bed was quite comfortable and probably the best bed of our entire trip. There was plenty of room for our luggage to store it and we loved the view over looking the garden. We were gifted a nice fruit basket and welcome message along with stock mini fridge -- restocked daily free of charge! The bathroom was huge especially considering most European bathrooms are quite small. Overall, the entire room was spotless.
THE DINING: the Staff advised that we enjoy a meal in the restaurant especially since Wolfgang was working. He is more than just the bartender. As I recall, he has worked there for 20 something years! He had wonderful advise on what to eat. Definityly eat what he suggest. We ordered the Tuna Tartar, Duck, and Creme Brûlée all paired with a nice Riesling for me and a beer for my husband. To this day we are still talking about how delicious that meal was. Especially the Tuna Tartar which I have never really liked before. Kudos to the chef because it was phenomenal!! The sauces on the side truly complete the flavor. The duck was lightly seared and served with sweet.vegetables that I can still taste. We later had drinks at the bar and Wolfgang kept us non locals entertained.
THE BREAKFAST: The breakfast is also tasty with a buffet covered in a variety of savory and sweet foods. Also the buffet was fresh and constantly restocked. You cannot go hungry at this hotel that's for sure! The breakfast is not included in the nightly price but it is sooooo convenient and, basically, you could skip lunch after filling up to save a buck.
THE ROOM SERVICE: I hate to gloss over the room service since it was top notch but there were no complaints there either. One night, we ordered dinner after a long day of sightseeing and it was just what we needed. They even do some of the "American style" foods justice and made us miss home.
THE STAFF & LOCATION: There was always plenty of staff ready to assist. They were pleasant and helpful with arranging airport transportation plus tourism recommendations. The hotel even offers bikes to borrow for the day. Oh, and apparently there was a really nice gym that we never made it too.
This was our first time in Munich but it appeared that this area was nicer that some others. It was convenient enough to everything we wanted to see by cab but we also walked to and from as well during the day without any issue. Some of the local architecture is really beautiful. We never noticed any street noise either while in our room. Getting around so easy since the concierge arranged our taxis as well as giving us plenty of sightseeing tips. I receommend the English Garden on a sunny day, the Viktualienmarkt for the beer garden, and Marienplatz for shopping.
TRAVEL TIP: the only downside is that I would say this hotel isn't for the thrifty however they do seem to have some nice seasonal sales for room rates. We paid $200 a night just and booked the week after Oktoberfest. Parking and breakfast is additional but every penny we spent was worth it for the sake of convenience plus great service, peaceful rooms, and delicious food. You get more than what you pay for.
Ask For Wolfgang at the bar
Order the Tuna Tartar and the Duck. both will take your taste buds on a delicious vacation.
Visit the Viktualienmarkt and stock up on local goodies plus have a big ol Beer at the Beer Garden.
Stroll through the English Garden and soak up the Sun.
Book your Accommodations in the Shoulder or Off Season for Better Rates. Check for region specific Holidays like Oktoberfest
Visit Germany during Oktoberfest or in Time for the Extravagant Christmas Markets