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Hotel in Munich - in city center or outside?

Old Dec 12th, 2007, 10:57 AM
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We stayed near the train station when we returned to Munich the night before our flight home. It was fine - lacked charm, but not a bad area. There was a strip club across the street called "Boobs", which we thought was hilarious. The areas around those types of clubs doesn't have the seedy atmosphere that you find in the US though, so it was fine. We weren't nervous wandering around that area at all, and we came back to the hotel pretty late without any worries.
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Old Dec 12th, 2007, 11:41 AM
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If smoke is the issue how about Hotel Royal?

http://www.hotel-royal.de/pages/?

The hotel's website doesn't state this, but other sites describe it as "Non-smoking hotel: Smoking is no longer permitted anywhere in the hotel from Jan. 01. 2007 including guest rooms and all public areas."

(That is from Hotels.de)

It is close to the Hauptbahnhof (but not too close) and they have family rooms and quad rooms.

I should add that we prefer the warmth and ambiance of Hotel Uhland and have not found smoke to be an issue there.
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Old Dec 12th, 2007, 12:02 PM
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Fun to see this post come back to life and get some new suggestions. Right now our top choice is Hotel la Maison (www.hotel-la-maison.com). It is a bit more expensive then we had originally planned, but with finding really inexpensive B&B's for other parts of the trip, the avg. price per night will work out. The only slight drawback is that it is located in Schwabing.

benetau - we really looked at the Opera Hotel and did find a great deal on one site, however, many of the reviews on Trip Advisor don't have glowing things to say about it, although I must admit there isn't anything recent. Are you the one who recenently reviewed it (Nov. 19).? I thought you might want to know that you reviewed it under Hotel Opera and all the other reviews are under Opera Hotel. Many people back in early 2007 and 2006 said the hotel was looking/feeling very tired and worn, and not worth the money. Have you been recently? Did they recently remodel? The price is great and so is the location so we would like to be able to stay there.
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Old Dec 14th, 2007, 06:14 AM
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I'm going to add another vote for Hotel Royal. Just came back from there, and it was FANTASTIC to come back to a nonsmoking hotel after being in the smoky beer halls! Also, I'd definitely recommend staying in the city center, and it's an understatement to say this place is "centrally located" -- half a block to an entrance to the main train station. Friendly staff, really reasonable, great free breakfast...highly recommend it!
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Old Dec 14th, 2007, 04:09 PM
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karameli----that is very good to know! I just found Hotel Royal by googling "non-smoking hotels". I know the location is good, but it's always nice to hear a personal recommendation.
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Old Dec 14th, 2007, 04:43 PM
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Haven't read the entire thread but thought I'd mention the Excelsior Hotel. We had an EXCEPTIONAL visit there and truly loved the service in June, 2006.


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