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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The Charles Hotel in Munich was one of the most beautiful and well-appointed hotels I have ever had the opportunity to stay in. The lobby is a classic dark wood and leather motif, comfortable and classy, and feels like a throwback to an earlier era. The concierge staff was amazing, in particular Geraldine Guillaume, who was particularly knowledgeable, helpful and kind. She helped facilitate a rental car for me so I could spend the day driving in Bavaria and Austria...I couldn’t have done it without her! The room we stayed in was beautiful, overlooked the park in the front of the hotel, and the beds and furniture in the room were literally perfect. The pool in the basement was wonderful, appointed in white with a coral decoration adorning the wall. Overall this hotel is a 5 out of 5!
Munich is a great city, staying in this hotel just maximise the experience. It is located in perfect place, very close to almost everything. The hotel is all about details, they do take care of their guests. When we stayed there, they surprised us with fresh fruit and sweets also they included personal greeting cards. I do recommend all of you to stay there.
Very professional, courteous, and friendly staff who made us feel very welcomed. Rooms are spacious and clean with a large bathroom. We enjoyed the pool and spa. Location is also great and the train station is very close. Highly recommend this hotel and will return!
Excellent hotel, attentive staff and very nice ambience. The rooms were very well appointed and all the modern conveniences one would expect. The usual lack of English speaking channels was expected but nevertheless disappointing again. Hotel has rooms for those of us still smoking too.
We have stayed here twice so far with our young twins and we all love it. Its very child friendly, with huge modern rooms (a must for me) colouring pens and books on arrival as well as Charlie the lion. A playground right in front in the botanical garden. Amazing gym, pool and spa for hubby and me. We organised babysitters for the evening who were fabulous. The breakfast and restaurant are great. Fresh, modern with great service, which is hard to find in Munich; we’ve tried all the known hotels. This by far the best.