Looking for hotel ideas in Munich

Old Apr 25th, 2009, 06:47 AM
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Looking for hotel ideas in Munich

We will be traveling by train to Munich in June. We would like to stay in a nice hotel within walking distance from the train since we will be on foot. We'd like something different from just your normal run of the mill hotel. We'd like to stay within $100 - $150 range if possible. This will be our first time traveling to Germany. Thank you for any information that you might be able to give to us.
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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 06:53 AM
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Hi bearandmaggie, we stayed at the King's First Class Hotel. and liked it VERY much. It is close to the train station and would probably be in your price range. Take a look at the web site if you are interested.
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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 07:53 AM
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look at the Acanthus (air conditioned)and the Uhland (non a/c)
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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 08:39 AM
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If you want to be really close to the train station, I have been staying at Hotelissimo Haberstock since 1983. It is a ***
hotel, but does not have AC. The price includes a very nice buffet breakfast. I like to be near the train station because I take day trips almost every day that I am in Munich. Price is (double)104€ per night and 98€ on weekends. It is much more during Oktoberfest.
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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 10:16 AM
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And of course you should also know, that AC is a TOTAL waste of money in Munich.
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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 08:04 PM
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Thanks for the information on the AC. Had not thought about that. Got any suggestions on what the weather is usually like in late May and early June. Will definately check into all the suggestions. Thanks a lot. Bearandmaggie
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Old Apr 25th, 2009, 09:18 PM
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We stayed 1 night at the Kings Hotel First Class and liked it a lot. Unlike the other 3 hotels we stayed in while in Germany, the breakfast isn't included in the hotel rate and while the breakfast is good, it is on the pricey side. There are plenty of places near by to get breakfast though.
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Old Apr 26th, 2009, 01:48 AM
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Have you considered using Priceline, "name your own price"? It works very well in many cities in Europe.

Read up at www.betterbidding.com or www.biddingfortravel.com to understand the system and see others' winning bids before doing anything as reservations are non-refundable.
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Old Apr 26th, 2009, 02:37 AM
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as to A/C in Munich...the city can be very humid in the Summer and you'll appreciate A/C. If it is a "total waste of money" one wonders why so many Munich establishments have "wasted money" installing it!
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Old Apr 26th, 2009, 04:10 AM
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Hi B.

We very much liked our stay at http://www.hotel-uhland.de/

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Old Apr 26th, 2009, 05:05 AM
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We also stayed at the Kings Hotel First Class on the front end of a May trip - it was NOT air conditioned in 2007. We liked it, but stayed at the Mercure Muenchen City Centre (1 1/2 blocks from train station) at the end of our trip. It was very nice and had A/C. It was very warm, and I was glad of the A/C. Modern styled rooms, opening windows. On a street with 2 hostels and a reported sex shop, but we were perfectly comfortable with the street and liked the proximity of the train station for quick food (breakfast). The Accor web site shows 109 Euro for non-cancellable rooms early June.

Enjoy you trip
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Old Apr 26th, 2009, 06:09 AM
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>why so many Munich establishments have "wasted money" installing it!
Because american/(and some U.K) vistors need it in any climate, even the cold any rainy summers we have here in Munich. No other people would ever ask for it.
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Old Apr 26th, 2009, 06:19 AM
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Now, now Logos. There were a couple of summers where the temperature did get into the 90's for a few days. It does got pretty hot sometimes. But's it's the exception rather than the rule.
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Old Apr 26th, 2009, 06:31 AM
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You want more Isar I, II and III
http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:KKI.jpg

Just let people senselessly destroy their own environment, not mine! And it's 90€ per year plus 21ct per kwh. You're wasting someting between 5 and 10€ per day for nothing! We will outlaw AC in Munich in the not too distant future.
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Old Apr 26th, 2009, 07:16 AM
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Can we outlaw people pushing their "envirnoment views" on a travel forum.....I mean we could all just stay home...sorry I broke my own rule of not saying anything if it was not:

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But, I think my comment meets the latter two...
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Old Apr 26th, 2009, 07:25 AM
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People a surely entiled to destory as much as possible of the place they visit. (Which they are doing, even if it's Bavaria) But they're not entitled destoying MY home out of stu#idity.
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Old Apr 26th, 2009, 07:37 AM
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Hello Bear et al.:

You may wish to check out
www.eden-hotel-wolff-muenchen.de

which is across the street from Munich Hbf.

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Old Apr 26th, 2009, 09:55 AM
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End of May to early June is usually not a hot season in Munich. A/C will (most probably) not be needed. Bit later, during a "real" summer (and not one of these artic rain seasons like in some years) it does get hot, and few people with half a brain would stay in a downtown hotel without A/C.
A/C is one of logos' pet peeves, so I would not pay too much attention to that blabbering.
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Old Apr 26th, 2009, 10:25 AM
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Fortunatly not nearly as much blabbering as yourself. Do you have AC in your home? I doubt it. Did you see AC installed ouside of a few big office buildings and public transport. Did they actually switch it on (No they didn't).

AC is never needed, even when it's installed, only americans would switch it on.
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Old Apr 26th, 2009, 10:45 AM
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I do have a portable A/C in my apartment because I live on the top floor. I use it for some days.. sometimes more, sometimes less.
My office got A/C. You set the room temp to 22C and a/c switches on when it's too cold or too warm.
Every new car got A/C in Germany (except for some sub-compacts).
Buses and trams in Munich do NOT have A/C, true.. that's why it's baking hot inside even on a moderately warm spring day like yesterday. Buses and trams in better equipped cities like Berlin do have A/C. Just because public transport in Munich is too old-fashioned, does not mean that no one in Germany has not arrived in the 21st century.
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