Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Erzgiesserei Europe München
Erzgiessereistr. 15, Munich, Bavaria, 80335, Germany, Munich, Germany See on Map
This crisp modern hotel caters for business and leisure guests in a quiet neighborhood close to the city center. It's close to the Natural History Museum and walking distance from the Old Town, and the subway is only seven minutes on foot for trips futher afield. There's a quiet leafy courtyard for guests to use. Rates vary greatly, even on their own website.
For whatever reason, the Erzgiesserei sometimes has availability when other properties are full - worth noting.
Rooms are bright, large by European standards, minimalist, and decorated in soft pastels. Some have balconies or terraces.
Modern and well-equipped bathrooms in grey tile come with showers over baths.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Guests have reported that getting in and out of the high-sided bath tubs can be a little tricky.
The hotel's soothing cream, gold and grey-colored lobby is a stylish start.
The cobblestone garden café is quiet and relaxing. The traditional wooden restaurant is also a cozy option, and breakfast is a generous spread.
Guests can also enjoy drinks in the leafy courtyard, or pull up bar stools in the restaurant.
The hotel is close to the subway and a quick train journey, or reasonable walk, from the city center sights.
Try nearby Restaurant Nymphenburger Hof (2-minute walk), a pricey, fancy joint with top-notch food. Or at the other end of the scale, sometimes only a burrito will do - and Burrito Company (12-minute walk) delivers some of the best in town.
Head for Augustiner-Keller (15-minute walk) for a slice of traditional Munich beerhall life. Or atmospheric local bar and restaurant Baal (2-minute walk) is very close to the hotel.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Modern and no-fuss, this hotel - part of a medium-sized European chain - offers reasonable value for money and reliable service. It's not a hotel that will blow your mind, but it is comfortable and quiet, and that goes a long way in a busy and expensive city.