Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Grünwald Garni
Altostraße 38, Munich, Bavaria, 81245, Germany, Munich, Germany See on Map
This charming countryside-style hotel is not in Munich city center, but in a quaint Bavarian suburb about 20 minutes away by easy public transport. It's good for drivers, too, as there is a large car park. Rooms are large and comfortable, if basic, the breakfast is tasty, and the welcome is genuine and friendly. A quiet option for those who are starting a vehicle tour of Bavaria or who want a more gentle neighborhood vibe in their hotel.
Rooms are big and light, with varying designs - some have high ceilings and long windows, others have cute sloping ceilings. The decoration is traditional, with colored carpets and wooden furniture.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Considering the suburban feel of the hotel, it's a shame that the rooms are not that quiet when the windows are open - there is some street noise. But in winter this would not be a problem.
Bathrooms, too, are large, and very clean. The showers are hot and roomy as well.
Run by the same family for three generations, and you can tell: the welcome at the wooden reception desk is cheerful and professional, and staff are very helpful.
You can buy your ticket for the S-bahn from reception - easier than trying to juggle the machines at the station!
Breakfast is great, particularly the bread. Eggs are cooked to order. In summer, guests can eat outside on the terrace.
Guests can take coffees into the 'relaxation room' but there's no bar as such.
The hotel is moments from Aubing metro station, which can take you into the center in around 25 minutes on one line. The airport requires changing - or it's about half an hour to drive. Driving out of the city is also simple as you're close to the outer ring road and other major routes.
Apollon (10-minute walk) is a friendly local Greek restaurant. Or Aubinger Wirtshaus (11-minute walk) offers the traditional Munich beer and pub grub experience.
Sir John (3-minute walk) is a decent local pub with hearty meals that's very close to the hotel. Or head into the center and treat yourself by starting your night with great cocktails at Zum Wolf (38-minute train).
WHY WE LIKE IT
Family-run, friendly and efficient, plus it's well-priced and located for travel into Munich and beyond. Hotel Grünwald Garni is a little hidden gem in Munich's suburbs.
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