The Sofitel Munich offers a strategic location, coupled with a blend of modernity and timeless elegance, ensuring that visitors experience both convenience and luxury during their Munich adventure.
During our Munich visit, Cathy and I chose the Sofitel Munich for its proximity to the main railway station, a crucial factor as we planned to travel by train while in the city.
This hotel is located right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city, just yards from Munich’s main train station. Conveniently for travellers, it is also a leisurely five-minute stroll to Karlsplatz Stachus, one end of the city’s most popular shopping streets, Neuhauser Strasse; at the other end of this street is Marienplatz, in the Altstadt. If you’re heading to Oktoberfest, the festival’s closest stop, Theresienwiese station, is one U-Bahn stop away or ten minutes on foot. The hotel’s name, a nod to its history as the Munich Bayerpost, once the Royal Post Office, pays homage to its grand and imposing high-Renaissance architectural style, which dates back to its construction between 1896 and 1900.
Staff are pleasant and attentive, and they invariably greet visitors with a friendly ‘bonjour’. The spa facilities in the dedicated SoSPA suite are a real highlight. This inviting haven includes a well-equipped fitness studio, a soothing sauna, a rejuvenating steam bath, serene relaxation rooms, and a luxurious swimming pool. What’s more, an assortment of beauty treatments and premium Parisian Carita skincare products enhance the pampering experience. If you’re considering a stay at the Sofitel Munich, it’s important to note that the pool, sauna and garage will be closed from January 2024 to June 2024 due to extensive renovation works.
The Sofitel Munich showcases a total of 339 contemporary rooms and 57 suites, each equipped with modern conveniences such as Nespresso machines and televisions. Adding a personalized touch, guests have the option to select from an assortment of pillows for their utmost comfort. In a thoughtful design choice, the bathrooms are adorned with glass windows, providing an illusion of spaciousness.
For our stay, Cathy and I chose a duplex room at the top of the hotel. The lower level presented us with a tastefully furnished seating area, a desk space, and a fridge. An attached restroom further added to the convenience. Ascending to the upper floor, we found a lavish king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom seamlessly connected to the bedroom. Notably, the room’s layout could comfortably accommodate up to four individuals, as the lower floor’s sofa cleverly doubled as a sleeper bed.
While we didn’t indulge in dining at the hotel’s restaurant, we did find enjoy cocktails and snacks in the bar, which features a charming terrace and exceptional service. A quick glance at the menu of Délice La Brasserie, Sofitel Munich’s culinary gem, revealed a French-inspired cuisine characterized by its light, refined approach–this is not the place for traditional hearty Bavarian dishes.
In summary, the Sofitel Munich is a fantastic choice for a stay in this vibrant city. Its strategic location, coupled with a blend of modernity and timeless elegance, ensures that visitors experience both convenience and luxury during their Munich adventure.
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