What kind of accommodation does Munich offer?
Munich, the pretty and prosperous Bavarian capital, has something to offer every type of traveller. Petrol heads will love the BMW Museum, while party animals can revel in the heady atmosphere of the Oktoberfest – and this variety also extends to the accommodation. Read on for more details.
Those seeking a cultural break will find museums crammed full of artistic masterpieces and architecture to rival any of Europe’s other major cities. Ernest Hemingway was famously moved to remark that “everything else in Germany is a waste of time” after Munich, and the city is certainly unlike any other destination in the country.
In keeping with its multi-faceted appeal, Munich offers tourists a wealth of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets of all sizes. Hire a car to drive to Munich city centre from the airport and you will find that you’re spoilt for choice once you reach this thriving German metropolis.
Hotels in Munich
The city contains a large number of five, four, three and two-star hotels, ranging from exclusive and elegant accommodation to no-frills lodgings designed for short stays.
For those with cash to spare, the Mandarin Oriental offers high-end luxury in the heart of the city. As well as having a fantastic location, this five-star hotel boasts spacious rooms furnished in a Neo-Renaissance style. It is also known for its dining options, which include a rooftop terrace and the Michelin starred-restaurant Mark’s.
Other luxury hotels popular with discerning travellers in Munich include the Hotel Kongishof and the Hotel Excelsior, although for visitors with a slightly smaller budget, the city also contains many four and three-star hotels.
The four-star Hotel Lux is another great central option, located close to the bustling Marienplatz and the Hofbrauhaus, which is one of Munich’s oldest breweries and an extremely popular tourist attraction. This stylish and unique hotel features rooms co-designed with local artist Hans Langner.
The Best Western Hotel Cristal Munich and the King’s Hotel Center, a small but pleasant hotel about ten minutes from the Marienplatz, are other popular mid-range options.
For travellers keeping a closer eye on the purse strings, the Hotel Dolomit offers affordable accommodation and friendly service close to the city’s main train station. Munich also boasts several examples of accommodation provided by Motel One, a chain of acclaimed budget hotels that can be found across Germany and Austria.
People who prefer a space to truly call their own for a few days when they go on holiday may choose to rent an apartment in Munich. The city has accommodation of this kind in spades, with self-catering apartments to suit both busy business travellers and holidaymakers on a longer stay.
The Adagio Munich City development benefits from a central location, with modern and spacious apartments that can accommodate up to four people. Other options include the Concept Living Munich apartments and the Maximilian, which offers a mixture of studios and suites with fully equipped kitchen units.
Backpackers and budget travellers will also find a range of hostels in central Munich. Highlights include the Euro Youth Hotel, the A&O Hostel and the Easy Palace City Hostel. Many of these are located close to the main train station and offer cheap rooms and basic facilities, although some tempt travellers with additional features such as Bavarian beer tastings.