Munich hotel recommendations

Mar 31st, 2013, 02:48 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,139
Munich hotel recommendations

We had planned to spend 3 nights in Munich before heading to Prague.
Looking for hotel recommendations, good location. Or close to a train station.
I have been looking and found prices quite expensive for the 3 nights. So I googled special events in Munich and find that there is a big Salsa event on in Munich from the 6-8th of October.
I though I was doing ok by avoiding Octoberfest but now its Salsa!

Dates aren't really flexible as we will need to depart for Prague on the 12th October.
Suggestions anyone?
aussie_10 is offline  
Mar 31st, 2013, 04:36 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4
hi

if you don't mind shared bathroom short commute peaceful beautiful home with two gorgeous dogs and the best hosts lets not forget a feast for breakfast check out [email protected].
theresa_d is offline  
Mar 31st, 2013, 02:03 PM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,139
Thanks for your reply.
The B&B does look nice. Not sure whether it is a little far out of the centre of town.
I will keep looking.
aussie_10 is offline  
Mar 31st, 2013, 02:45 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 7,740
It's probably not so much the Salsa festival (I have never, ever even heard about it and cannot imagine that it will have a significant impact on hotels) but the aftermath of Oktoberfest.
While the beerfest officially closes on Sunday 6th, you can still "feel" the impact on hotel vacancies for several more days. Same at the beginning of Oktoberfest when hotels fill up already several days before the action starts.
You can try to extent your search radius to 20-50kms (which is roughly how far the suburban trains go), or try Augsburg, which is just 30-45mins by regular trains. Or pay 2-3 times the normal rate at the few remaining hotels in Munich.
Cowboy1968 is online now  
Mar 31st, 2013, 03:50 PM
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,139
I emailed some of the hotels and yes it is an international Salsa Congress. Finishes on the 8th October and all hotel prices are 2/3 cheaper from the 9th onward.

There are a few cheaper options a little way out.
Wondering whether it is worth booking 1 night somewhere and moving into the centre for the remaining 2 nights. Although not a big fan of moving.
We depart for Prague from the main train station.
aussie_10 is offline  
Mar 31st, 2013, 04:06 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,796
You said you want to stay in Munich for 3 nights leaving for Prague on the 12th. That would put you at Oct. 9 as your first night when the rates are 2/3 cheaper.

What did I miss?
joannyc is offline  
Mar 31st, 2013, 04:24 PM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,139
Sorry joannyc, too much looking at dates.

Dates for Prague were wrong, leaving Munich on the 11th Oct for Prague. Prague is locked in as we depart for home from Prague.
aussie_10 is offline  
Mar 31st, 2013, 04:42 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,796
I'd probably bite the bullet and spend the extra money for the first night and get the next two nights at the much lower rate if we aren't talking a difference of over a hundred dollars or so.

Does the average cost per night over the three nights work out to something you can live with?
joannyc is offline  
Apr 1st, 2013, 03:36 AM
  #9  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,139
The difference is $300 more for the first night compared to the price for the 2nd night and thats not even the best hotels!
Salsa must be big or they are hoping that its big!
aussie_10 is offline  
Apr 1st, 2013, 04:04 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 131
I really enjoyed the Hotel Uhland, which is small and friendly and on a nice residential street near the Oktoberfest site. I was there in January when it was very quiet.
EastBayer is offline  
Apr 1st, 2013, 12:21 PM
  #11  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,139
Hotel Uhland, I will look it up
Thank you
aussie_10 is offline  
Apr 1st, 2013, 01:39 PM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,281
We stayed in Augsburg during Oktoberfest and felt it was a good location without paying the exorbitant hotel rates in Munich.
michele_d is offline  
Apr 1st, 2013, 03:32 PM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,796
Wow, Aussie! That is too big of a bullet to bite! Good luck!
joannyc is offline  
Apr 3rd, 2013, 04:35 PM
  #14  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 2,198
There are all classes of hotels near the main train station. If you don't mind cookie cutter American style hotels we have gotten good deals on the Marriott Courtyard close to the Bahnhof.. We also like a little place called the Reinbolt near that same area. I have also heard good things about the Blauerbock close to the Viktualien Markt.
AisleSeat is offline  
Apr 3rd, 2013, 05:48 PM
  #15  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 13,035
We stayed at a Marriott which was one stop on the train line to the main square area. Very nice hotel with a/c, good breakfast and nice big pretzels when you check in. It is in a suburban neighborhood, but a short walk to the train.
girlonthego is offline  
Apr 4th, 2013, 03:36 AM
  #16  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,139
Thanks for your suggestions.
I looked at the Marriott but it is 399euro for the first night due to a special event! The Sals convention. Further nights are 199euro.
nearly 800 euro for 3 nights is too expensive for just a bed.

Reinbolt hotel is 730euro.

So my search goes on.
aussie_10 is offline  
Apr 4th, 2013, 04:27 AM
  #17  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,796
Check out Hotel Wallis. I've never stayed there but it looks ok. Check tripadvisor.com and hotels.com for reviews.
joannyc is offline  
Apr 4th, 2013, 10:55 PM
  #18  
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 308
Hi Aussie10-
I just looked up Booking.com and found more than 10 hotels for Oct 8-11 that were under $200/nite for doubles and are located pretty close to a Ubahn station. One was under $125/nite. Several were within walking distance of the main train station. There were also several apartments under $200/nite. You can also try Venere.com, HRS.com. Hotels.com, Accor.com...
Travelforbeer is offline  
Apr 5th, 2013, 03:49 AM
  #19  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,139
Thank you for your suggestions.
I have had an offer from Hotel Uhland, although 214euro for the first night the other nights are about half that.
I have been searching through Booking.com etc and then trying to review them on trip advisor. So many mixed reviews.I have also looked at Hotels.com and Accor.
But I am definitely making a decision this weekend. I need to move on from Munich decisions!
I still have other places to look for accommodation.

I have valued everyones imput greatly.
aussie_10 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:53 AM.