The second in the H'Otello chain to open in Munich, this basic design hotel is a five-minute walk to the Englischer Garten. The style is minimalist but still reasonably comfortable, with king-size beds and a breakfast buffet. The nearby garden's green space is a plus, and it's even closer to the long Leopoldstrasse, which is filled with bars and restaurants; it's a good place to begin your tour of the Bohemian Schwabing area, or for business travelers.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The hotel is due to close for refurbishment in the early months of 2019.
The small-ish rooms have had some thought put into them: traditional parquet flooring, plus top-quality blackout blinds and large beds with crisp white linens all make for a quiet, modern place to lay your head. There's air-conditioning, but it can be noisy--but perhaps this will be fixed as part of the refurb.
Bathrooms are similarly modern and of reasonable size, with rainfall showers.
While the lobby is stylish and efficient, some guests have reported a lack of warmth from staff.
Breakfast is a reasonable affair, although the breakfast room itself is quite bland.
Staff can also prepare take-out breakfasts for those on the go.
The hotel has a cool location in Schwabing, close to the English Garden, but it's also a very quick trip on public transport for sightseeing in the Old Town.
Cozy local Italian Pepe e Sale (1-minute walk) is just across the street. Or try Wirtshaus Zur Brez'n (3-minute walk), a large Bavarian beer hall.
In summer, make sure to visit the lively, 5,000-seater beer garden at the Restaurant and Beer Garden at the Chinese Tower (18-minute walk; in German, Chinesischer Turm). In winter, perhaps the Alpine-themed bar and restaurant, Sclupet (6-minute walk) will feel more appropriate!
WHY WE LIKE IT
Business-like and efficient, in a buzzing (but quiet) neighborhood location and with well thought-out rooms, this outpost of the chain is a reasonable choice if you can get a deal, particularly if the Englischer Garten is a big draw.