Stay: Kongishof Hotel MUNICH
Location: Karlsplatz 25, 80335 Munich
Contact:Tel +49 (0) 89 55 136-0
Neighbourhood: Central Munich Train Station – overlooking the crowds- busy area
Hotel Atmosphere: Old-school, pretentious environment but warm service. Make sure you are well dressed and your visiting friends are too, or they won’t be let in.
Crowd: Gastronomic and big time hot shots with money to burn
Talent in the Kitchen: Chef de cuisine Martin Fauster
Breakfast is very classy and for champions. Do not go for the Pancakes or anything else. German nibbles are the best.
Expect:eluxe Rooms offer up to 37 square metres of space and are available in smoking or non-smoking rooms for up to two people.
Wellness: Good little spa.
individually regulated climate control
satellite TV with sky (free of charge)
radio on request
complimentary in-room wireless Internet access
telephone in-room and in-bathroom
all bathrooms with luxury shower or bathtub
heated towel rack and hairdryer
exclusive personal care items from ETRO
bathrobes and slippers provided
shoe polishing service
‘Why should I go to Munich’ was the question I asked a fellow traveller.
I wanted to know why it was worth the trip there and whether I was going to experience the same ‘tired’ feeling that I received from being in Hamburg.
Although my body was telling me to stop with the beer drinking escapades and pretzel and sausage crawls, my curiosity for ‘real’ Germany beckoned me to move towards Munich.
Perhaps lucky that I had the guidance of the lovely staff at Hotel Konigshof, I was treated with some great insider tips on where to dine, drink and enjoy life away from the normal tourist destinations. With the entire city centre being a giant pool of tourist – even on Sunday when NOTHING is open – Munich is a great city that many travelers should indulge in.
The Hotel Konigshof is a great place to perch yourself amidst fellow travelers. Located directly in the city centre, known as Karlsburg, the hotel offers a delicious view of moving tourists and old Munich especially over some of the best Nurenburg Sausages the city has to offer. The hotel is somewhat of an escape for parents with the demographic being quite mature, but the service definitely makes you feel like an emperor or princess when walking up the stairs to their mini pool / spa.
For those not ready to spend their entire life savings on the hotel, Hotel Anna offers an easy oasis at a cheaper price but expect budget offerings with the noise filtering out from the busy side streets.
Whilst there is no gym with Hotel Anna, a little undiscovered restaurant / café is a great place to sit back, relax and drink. Don’t expect beer like the rest of the bier gartens around town, but look to a more Italian feel with tasty food – personally, the best crumbed pork SNITZEL (spelling – but that’s how I pronouce it!) out of all 8 that I had during my visit to Germany – as well as some fresh produce direct from the surrounding market.