Rocco Forte The Charles Hotel
What We Love
- Perched at the heart of Munich's sites and a stone's throw from historic Konigsplatz square
- Literally built inside a garden for great odds at a pretty view
- Festive rooftop terrace for light bites and cocktails
- High rollers enjoy ensuite check-in and, in the Montfort Suite, their own grand piano
What To Know
- WiFi comes with an added charge unless you’re in a suite
- Onsite restaurant Davvero serves fine Italian fare
- Kids get their own pool
- Parking is available underground
- Breakfast is not included like at many European hotels
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Inspired by the Belle Epoque hotels in the Cote d’Azur, Rocco Forte’s Munich five-star ably mixes old and new. Spacious rooms open onto living areas with French balconies, Bavarian limestone balconies and Italian toiletries. The property itself offers a comfortably elegant respite from city sights in the immediate vicinity, so guests can take it all in easily and return to chill out in the ultra-modern indoor pool, sauna and spa area, as well as at the hangout-friendly rooftop terrace and the refined Italian restaurant, Davvero.
In the Area
You’re perfectly situated for exploring Munich’s major attractions, such as the neo-Gothic New Town Hall’s glockenspiel, which springs to life with chimes, bells and figures of Bavarian knights, who spin as they perform a joust and dance. The show takes place at 11 am daily (plus at noon and 5 pm in the summer). Or wander through the Viktualienmarkt, one of Europe’s best gourmet food markets, before you toss back a gigantic mug of frothy bliss under the cross vaults at the Hofbräuhaus, Munich’s legendary beer hall. Also check out nearby sites like the Lenbachhaus (AKA “The Blue Rider”) Museum, recently reopened after a four-year renovation; the Marienplatz city center, and the Residenz Palace design museum at the edge of old town. The historically significant and visually striking Olympic Stadium is just a 10-minute drive away.
How to Get There
I do not have enough effusive commentary to describe this hotel. From the moment we entered to our departure everything was perfect. Our room, a deluxe king overlooking the park, was comfortable , quiet, and well appointed Breakfast buffet was delicious we all agree the smoked salmon was the best ever. A huge buffet of fresh fruit and vegetables is always part of the meal. We departed after 2 nights and would gladly return to this hotel. One more item, do not miss the BMW world
Part two of Germany trip was spent in Munich at the Charles Hotel. My son and I had great accommodations with a room overlooking the park. We were within walking distance of the city center and enjoyed outdoor dining each evening. Love, love, love the Rocco Forte brand hotels. (Picture of lobby.)
We spent the weekend in Munich as part of a tour of Germany and Northern Italy. We loved the Charles Hotel. Great doormen who helped with the car and got us to the check-in when we arrived. Beautifully appointed rooms, great bed, bathroom, products, clean and comfortable. The service is excellent. This is a true 5 star property. We had a quiet room overlooking the garden, very quiet. We ordered breakfast in the room twice and it came up fast and was very good. The concierge was very helpful with the city sightseeing options, he suggested the op-on/op-off bus tour that leaves near the hotel. It was a great suggestion, very good way to visit the city. When we checked out they had our car all packed up and ready to go super fast and added 2 bottles of water for us. I would recommend this hotel without hesitation and hope to go back. The only issue we had was with the restaurant Sophia, we had dinner there and it was full of people. Everybody in sight had to wait a very long time before food was served. We ourselves waited 2 hours and my husband's dinner arrived 20 minutes before mine. People left and right of us waited even longer. The food was excellent but the wait was not acceptable.
I've stayed at this hotel on three separate occasions. I keep coming back because it feels like home. The food in the restaurant is fantastic, the rooms are comfortable, the staff is extremely friendly. We will be back again next year.
OMG, we stayed here for two nights and loved it so much!!! We got upgraded to an incredible suite that was quiet, and a fantastic bed and bathroom and windows we could open. The room was simply beautiful with great products, modern, and everything top notch.
The service was incredible. When we arrived, we could not find the entrance to the hotel entrance and parked in a weird spot around the corner. I was a little stressed and the gentleman at the check-in walked back to my car with me and then walked in front of our car to the parking garage entrance. Incredibly kind and helpful with a great attitude.
The breakfast was fabulous also. We had it included and could not get enough of it. You can make your own fresh vegetable juice, grind seeds for your Muesli and have the best bread, cheese, meats...
The location is very good. We walked downtown to various locations and it was convenient. You are not right downtown, so that makes it more relaxed and quiet.
We had multiple local visitors for breakfast and everybody was just loving the hotel and the food.
I really hope we'll get to come back. Thank you, hotel staff!